Lindsay Gill: Mother of all Meltdowns Review

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother of all Meltdowns Review

It was 12:31 am when I decided that I'd like to read The Mother of All Meltdowns (MOAM). Our little Luke had been screaming from his ear infection and new tooth. I was so happy when I started MOAM because it immediately took my mind off our "situation" and actually made me laugh out loud. I love that there are mini-stories that cater to a mother's mini-blocks of time. 


There are little bonus excerpts peppered throughout with more practical information. It was such a breath of fresh air to read these fellow-mom stories that can often go unspoken. There were stories that really reached me like the feelings when dropping off your baby at daycare for the first time, or the feelings of fatigue that you just can't beat. 

Coincidentally, I did have my own MOAM recently. We stayed over at a hotel for Luke's birthday. Everything was going just according to plan, and Luke was even sleeping soundly in bed at a reasonable hour. That is until the hockey team that was also staying over came back from their game and started congregating in the room directly next-door. 

In my pajamas and sans shoes, I went next door, banged on the door, and adamantly yelled at the almost men staring down at me that "are you kidding me? And you have to stop screaming! And I'm really angry!" When I got back into my room, I was happy to be armed with my MOAM team to comfort me. What just happened?! Something took over my body! Needless to say, I did not go down for my complimentary breakfast the next morning! 

MOAM is one that you can read over and over and share with your girlfriends. Thank you to all of the MOAM authors for sharing, you are all incredible writers and mothers.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the great review and for hosting us bunch of crazy ladies! :)

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  2. Thanks for taking the time to review and for sharing our book with the world. :) We all have those moments...I think sometimes it's nice to talk about them so we don't feel so alone!

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    1. I agree! The new community is a great idea! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Oh.. there is nothing worse than trying to get a baby/toddler to sleep in a hotel room. I swear to you it's the reason we went on a traveling hiatus for almost 10 years. Just wasn't worth it. Thanks for the great write up!!

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    1. thanks for stopping by! yes we really haven't had great luck so far...but haven't taken a hiatus just yet! knock on wood. :)

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  4. I know I'm biased, but I totally wish I had this book when my boys were babies. Would've made me feel so much more secure! Thanks for the great review.

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    1. I agree, it's a must-read for any new or new-ish mama!

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