Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Ketchup is a Vegetable by Robin O'Bryant

Ketchup is a Vegetable by Robin O'Bryant

Publisher: Greenforge Books 
Pages:  264
Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  If you don’t have anything nice to say about motherhood, then… read this book. Robin O’Bryant offers a no holds barred look at the day to day life of being a mother to three, running a household and the everyday monotony of parenting.

It’s not always pretty but it’s real. Whether she's stuffing cabbage in her bra… dealing with defiant yet determined daughters… yelling at the F.B.I... or explaining the birds and the bees to her preschooler… you’re sure to find dozens of humorous and relatable situations.

From the creator of Robin's Chicks, one of the South’s most popular blogs on motherhood, misunderstandings and musings, comes a collection of essays that will not only make you laugh and cry, but realize that you’re not alone in your journey.

Sit back and relax, pour yourself some “mommy juice,” throw a fresh diaper on your baby and deadbolt the bedroom door to keep your kids out… because once you start reading you'll be too busy wiping away tears of laughter to wipe anybody's butt.

Kritters Thoughts:  Have you ever read a book and literally laughed out loud so hard that you started crying?  From page one this book had me laughing and crying and the boy starring at me strangely!  Although I am not a mom and this is most definitely a mom book filled with stories from birds and bees talk to horrible road trips with infants and toddlers, I found the humor through knowing a bunch of moms and how life can be out of control.  

This book starts with a perfect prologue to set up "the characters" and help the reader start out the book with full knowledge of who the author is and the family that she will be sharing about throughout the entire book.  Then through a collection of short stories, each with a theme or topic, you are taken through all of the hazards that moms encounter while trying to raise a family.  A perfect book for moms because each chapter is contained within itself, so you can start chapter one and finish the last chapter 3 years later!    

I immediately forwarded this title to all my friends and family who are moms and maybe even a few that aren't starting a family just yet.  I can't wait to hear how the can commiserate with her stories of life as a mom.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook Challenge 2012: 4 out of 25

GR Cover Challenge 2012: Recognized

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author via Women's Literary Cafe.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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