Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary is a scary good read. You’ll laugh, you’ll laugh so hard you cry, you’ll cry with relief that you are not alone in finding this mothering business one daunting futhermucker.

In short, it is the best book I have read in a long time. (And not just because I received a special shout out as a “wonderful online friend” in the acknowledgements.)

Live in the DC area? Be sure to attend one of the local Scary Mommy readings this week! Live elsewhere? Find Jill’s nearest stop on the Scary Tour!

The book contains short essays of motherhood full of humor and reality by my friend Jill Smokler of the insanely popular blog Scary Mommy. Whether she is admitting that she wants to “kick your ass hard” in the birthday party wars or considers the community pool “hell on earth”, Jill is a mom to whom all of us can relate and adore. She is hilarious and refreshingly honest about what really is going through mothers’ heads and lives while parenting young children.

Me and the beautiful Jill Smokler, who has one of the best-selling books on Amazon!

The book’s chapters all begin with the most outrageous anonymous confessions from the confessional and message boards populated by Scary Mommy’s followers: real parents like us.

In honor of the fun, freaky and fabulously juicy confessions in Confessions of a Scary Mommy, here are some of my own:

  • I chose my side of the bed when we moved into our new home and bedroom based on the distance from the door. Since my spot is farther, the kids will naturally go to Daddy’s side for nighttime and early morning visits/needs.
  • I look forward to my baby’s naptime with a glee saved usually for unexpected weight loss and bonus checks.
  • I stopped nursing Alice before one year, even though I had loads of milk and support.
  • I regularly throw out the kids’ artwork and then blame it on our paper-eating cats.
  • It’s almost Alice’s first birthday but I still have not booked her nine/ten month well visit. I tell our pediatrician that I like to space out the vaccinations based on a modified version of the Dr. Sears schedule, but really, it’s just due to our family’s busy schedule.
  • I love looking at the pretty, creative kids lunch ideas and bentos on Pinterest, but Charlie and Eve’s lunches consist of the most non-creative containers of yogurt, cheese sticks, baggies of grapes and sandwiches cut boringly in half.
  • These confessions? They are not one percent as bad as the real doozies I have shared myself in the Scary Mommy Confessional!

Would you like to win one of TWO awesome AUTOGRAPHED & DEDICATED ESPECIALLY TO YOU copies of Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary? Then leave your own parenting confession below!

(If you need anonymity, you may use a pseudonym for your comment, but please use a real e-mail address – it will not be published but I need that to contact you if you win.) 

The two winners will be randomly drawn on April 17, 2012 at midnight.

Disclosure: I received a free advance review copy of the book. No other compensation was received. Amazon affiliate links are used.