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Ketchup Is a Vegetable

And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 03, 2014 – O'Bryant's terrific collection of sketches about motherhood will make readers laugh and think. Besides O'Bryant (Second Helping), author of the humor column and blog Robin's Chicks, her three daughters are the stars, with husband Zeb appearing as wonderful, intelligent, yet still frequently inept partner. Youngest daughter Sadie is full of sweetness, while middle sister Emma is "uncanny in her ability to seek, destroy, and then cover her tracks" and might have "a bright future with Cirque de Soleil or as a cat burglar." Oldest daughter Aubrey is always ready with tough questions, as when she spots her father in the bathroom: "You an ele-pant, Daddy?" Sunday School and appeals to the Lord crop up, but these stories will appeal to readers from any background. Besides her candor about bodily parts and functions, O'Bryant admits to having "the mouth of a sailor" as well as occasionally treating herself to a bit of "Mommy Juice." Some passages would make great stand-up comedy, like her chapter on road trips and her five-day pedicure instructions, but the author also provides keen observations, helpful suggestions (cabbage leaves to stop milk flow, anyone?), and considerable wisdom. Parents will find O'Bryant's book, like parenting itself, to be "freakin' awesome."

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Loved this book!!! If you need a good laugh to remind yourself how wonderful being a parent is then this is the book for you. It kept me in fits of laughter because I could totally relate.

Ketchup Is a Vegetable
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Humor
  • Published: Oct 14, 2013
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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