Monday, May 15, 2017

#MMBBR #Review Motherhood Martyrdom & Costco Runs by @WhitneyDineen #33PartnersPublishing


Join bestselling romantic comedy author, Whitney Dineen, as she discovers the three Es of parenting:
• Exhilarating—when you first discover you’re pregnant.
• Exhausting—when you realize you’ll most likely never sleep again--like EVER.
• Explosive—OMG these kids spew from both ends!
And that’s just the beginning. Whitney shares the ridiculous highs and excruciating lows of her catapult into motherhood. Enjoy the ride as this new mom vows to give up profanity while falling in love with… you guessed it, Costco. Be careful, because if you’re anything like Whitney, you may just pee a little. 
Motherhood Martyrdom & Costco Runs takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as Whitney plummets into postpartum depression, desperately tries to get her kids to stop yodeling in public restrooms, and comes to terms with the fact she’ll never quite be queen of her own kingdom. Get ready to laugh, cry, cheer, and pat yourself on the back for the sake of mommies everywhere. And while you’re at it, stop by Costco for a case of toilet paper and a Very Berry Sundae. You won’t regret it! 

MY REVIEW:  I adored this book from cover to cover.  I felt like Dineen is my soul sister.  I love the humor, heart and honesty in this book!  I was laughing hours later thinking about her stories.  These random outburst of laughter caused people to look at me sideways and then I would tell them about the book and they fully understood why I was laughing. I told them to buy the book NOW!  Don't delay.  Every mother needs this book (it would make a great gift...hint, hint).  Motherhood is no easy task and there are days that I am certain I am ruining my kids and every other mother is Mother of the Year.  Dineen has written a book that allowed me to feel like I was part of a club.  A club of mothers who are not perfect, who make mistakes but love with all their heart.  I love that Dineen gave us permission to be imperfect because prefect is very boring.  I feel like it is OK to laugh at my failures, to marvel at the fact that my kids are great little humans, even though they can be unpredictable little hooligans at times.  That I need to just embrace life with all its ups and the messiness of it face it, head on, with humor and heart!  I love that she bared herself so the reader could feel like maybe we aren't doing it all wrong.  That we are doing it our way and it will all be OK!  Such a gift!  A MUST READ FOR ALL!!

Whitney DineenWhile attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modeling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband.

When she wasn’t modeling, she was in the kitchen, baking delights to share with friends. Soon, her friends began asking her to send baskets of her wonderful candies and cookies to business associates, agents and production studios. Word spread like wildfire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whitney’s sensational creations are still in great demand by her loyal celebrity clientele.

During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humor.

In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers The first of which, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory, is nearing completion.

Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens and organic vegetables.

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