Does the phrase, “NO WIRE HANGERS!” ring a bell?
Ah, yes, Mommie Dearest. Only I’m not talking about the movie, I’m talking about a new book that Lane Buckman and Robyn Rasberry are releasing on April 7 from Robyn Lane Books called Mommie Diarist.
Mommie Diarist is about the good, the bad, and the boldfaced. It is a collection of honest essays about the hardest and best job in the world: Being a mother. And I’m honored to be a contributing author in this book of essays along with the talented Virginia Woodruff, Emily Reese, Dona Hightower Perkins, Gina Curvin, Sheila Rosenberg, Susan Olson, Nanci Rathbun, Sharon Laidlaw-Almaguer, Kristin Vanderhey Shaw, Robyn Rasberry and Lane Buckman. Another talented contributing author that unintentionally was left off the list last week? Meredith McGee from http://unchartedwatersmom.com/.
You can find my essay “Mom Genes” in the book, which comes out April 7!
Here’s a classic clip from the movie Mommy Dearest in celebration of the release of the book, Mommie Diarist, edited by Robyn Lane Books: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOILKHmZBwc
And in case you’re wondering, I’m working on my second book as well, to be released by Robyn Lane Books this fall!
A little side note: If you ever feel like you’re a bad mom, watch the movie Mommie Dearest again. If you ever feel like you’re getting a little soft in the parental disciplining area, watch this movie. No word of a lie, you will feel like the world’s most loving, giving mother. Faye Dunaway is so good at playing a crazy, obsessive and abusive mother, I spent the better part of my childhood thinking she actually was insane. (But I know now that she’s just one heck of an actress!) I would like to take this opportunity to say to my children that you can have all the wire, padded or wooden hangers you want. All the toys you want. I honestly don’t care how you hang your clothes. Nor do I ever want to see either of you scrub the bathroom floor until your knuckles burn. Because I love you unconditionally.