I’m Proud To Be A Scary Mommy Too Book Giveaway

For years, I wrote notes to myself when I realized I was secretly chuckling about something that only another mom could appreciate. When I realized I had experienced a beautiful moment with one of my kids, I wrote it down on a Post-It. I filled an entire kitchen drawer with sticky notes.

I’d always had the idea that, in some way, I would share my journey through life and motherhood with the world-at-large. And I had often wondered how I might create a conversation with other women using the stories created by my journey.

When my now 4 year-old daughter came along, I exited the corporate culture and kissed my career good-bye. It was a difficult decision to make, but it was something I really wanted to do for my children.

Then it happened. I found myself absolutely starved for an adult community of like-minded women.

Enter Scary Mommy.

It was one of the first blogs I read. Ever. I don’t know how I found it or what I was doing on the Internet when I bumped into Scary Mommy, but there she was. Happily exposed to all the world with nothing but her generous honesty for cover.

Sweetness of Life & Motherhood - Scary Mommy Book GiveawayToday, I’m thanking Scary Mommy for adding to the swift kicks in the panties I needed to clean out that kitchen drawer and get my own blog started. In her honor, I’m giving away several copies of her brand new book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy.

I’m more than a mom. I’m proud to be a scary mommy, too. How about you?


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Disclaimer: To be eligible to win, you must be a current or new verified subscriber to Sweetness of Life & Motherhood. If you’re not a subscriber yet, go here. The winners will be chosen at random. Winning entries will be verified. U.S. entries only. No P.O. Boxes. Winners will be publicly announced on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google-Plus.

Update April 21 - And the winners are…

Congratulations to Samantha Navarro, Jennifer McLucas, Rose Mary Burkett and Ashley Taylor!

You will each receive an email from me with instructions.

  • http://www.mombloggerbuzz.com/ Lisa Ladrido

    At times I have been a Scary Mommy. It was the day when I saw my face in the mirror as I was scolding my boys that I knew I would never yell at them again. It worked! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    • http://twitter.com/Dainty_Mom Martine De Luna

      Wish I could join! Good luck to all the contestants :)

  • http://mombloggerbuzz.com/ Lisa Ladrido

    At times I have been a Scary Mommy. It was the day when I saw my face in the mirror as I was scolding my boys that I knew I would never yell at them again. It worked! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • Dainty_Mom

    Wish I could join! Good luck to all the contestants :)

  • http://www.failingathaiku.wordpress.com/ Symanntha Renn

    I knew I was a Scary Mommy when I let my son eat candy off the carpet, and I hadn’t vacuumed for a week! I also let him run around in the house without pants on- just pull ups (he’s 2 and potty training, get over it!).

    • http://SweetnessOfLife.com/ Kelli

      Thanks so much for sharing and good luck, Symanntha!

  • http://www.failingathaiku.wordpress.com/ Symanntha Renn

    I knew I was a Scary Mommy when I let my son eat candy off the carpet, and I hadn’t vacuumed for a week! I also let him run around in the house without pants on- just pull ups (he’s 2 and potty training, get over it!).

    • http://kellihood.com/ Kelli Nelson

      Thanks so much for sharing and good luck, Symanntha!

  • Rosemaryburkett

    I realized I was a scary mommy when at my second childs first birthday party, when I didn’t feel like carting my cake covered baby through the house to the tub. So instead I carried her to the front yard stripped her naked and sprayed her off with the garden hose. I didn’t think this was a big deal since I had sprayed her dirty rear with the sink sprayer many times when I was low on wipes but the my husbands family who already thinks I’m the devils spawn gaped at me! even though my daughter giggled and squealed in joy. It really hit me last week when I accidentally threw my sons homework away and chased the trash truck two doors down. The garbage man took a pic of me rummaging and posted it on twitter with the hash tag parenting fail! But I found that homework, cleaned it off, xeroxed it, and rushed it to school! I’m damn proud to be a scary mommy!!

    • http://SweetnessOfLife.com/ Kelli

      I can’t put into words how much I love this! Thank you for sharing. Good luck!

  • Rosemaryburkett

    I realized I was a scary mommy when at my second childs first birthday party, when I didn’t feel like carting my cake covered baby through the house to the tub. So instead I carried her to the front yard stripped her naked and sprayed her off with the garden hose. I didn’t think this was a big deal since I had sprayed her dirty rear with the sink sprayer many times when I was low on wipes but the my husbands family who already thinks I’m the devils spawn gaped at me! even though my daughter giggled and squealed in joy. It really hit me last week when I accidentally threw my sons homework away and chased the trash truck two doors down. The garbage man took a pic of me rummaging and posted it on twitter with the hash tag parenting fail! But I found that homework, cleaned it off, xeroxed it, and rushed it to school! I’m damn proud to be a scary mommy!!

    • http://kellihood.com/ Kelli Nelson

      I can’t put into words how much I love this! Thank you for sharing. Good luck!

  • http://jenniferdawnmclucas.com Jennifer Dawn McLucas

    Awesome Kelli! I knew I was a scary mommy when I was in the car with my daughters. The 4 year old was poking at the 2 year old just to make her scream. I looked at her squarely in the rear-view mirror and said with emphasis “If you do that one more time I’m going to rip your little arms off!” I felt satisfied as the car got very quiet. Then my 4 year old said in a very worried voice “But mommy, how will I eat if you rip my arms off?” Scary Mommy indeed!

    • Ashley

      3 kids down this road (7, 3, 10 months) I knew I was a scary mommy when I started viewing the bathroom as my Mom cave; the only place where I might be able to have a complete thought.

  • http://jenniferdawnmclucas.com Jennifer Dawn McLucas

    Awesome Kelli! I knew I was a scary mommy when I was in the car with my daughters. The 4 year old was poking at the 2 year old just to make her scream. I looked at her squarely in the rear-view mirror and said with emphasis “If you do that one more time I’m going to rip your little arms off!” I felt satisfied as the car got very quiet. Then my 4 year old said in a very worried voice “But mommy, how will I eat if you rip my arms off?” Scary Mommy indeed!

  • Amaymorrison

    Im a SAHM of 2 toddlers, the laundry is never caught up, and just yesterday I forgot that I was scheduled to be the ‘special mommy helper’ and my sons preschool. Oh my!

  • Amaymorrison

    Im a SAHM of 2 toddlers, the laundry is never caught up, and just yesterday I forgot that I was scheduled to be the ‘special mommy helper’ and my sons preschool. Oh my!

  • Ashley

    3 kids down this road (7, 3, 10 months) I knew I was a scary mommy when I started viewing the bathroom as my Mom cave; the only place where I might be able to have a complete thought.

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