Tag: imperfect motherhood

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: A Honest Look at Motherhood


Everyday at 3 p.m. this week, we will post ideas for Mother’s Day gifts. What better time than the carpool hour to think of moms!

Confessions of a Scary Mommy by Jill Smokler

So she’s not the perfect mom, but who is? Mt. Washington blogger Jill Smokler’s successful mothering blog Scary Mommy chronicles her days of being a less than perfect stay-at-home mom to three young children. Her new book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, is a collection of original essays that take an irreverent look at the underbelly of parenting — things most moms would never admit, but feel every day.

An added bonus: Mom can have the book signed by the author when she visits Wee Chic boutique in Green Spring Station the day after Mother’s Day, Monday, May 14 from 4 p.m – 7 p.m. for Mommy’s Time Out, a cocktail hour with food, drink, giveaways, prizes and, of course, confessionals from moms around the community.

So here’s the idea: Give mom the book (do not suggest you think she’s a Scary Mommy) and throw in babysitting so she can meet the author and have the night off.

A funny book and a night off? It’s sure to be a winner!