Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Mother of All Meltdowns

I'm so proud to be a contributor to the book The Mother of All Meltdowns! I'm not exactly proud of the moment that landed me on its pages, but, come on, moms...We've all lost it at one point or another, right?...RIGHT?!...Do NOT tell me I'm alone, here!...But, wait, I'm not alone! I'm part of an anthology of 30 moms confessing their meltdown sins! The book is the brainchild of the talented, Crystal Ponti. Check out her fabulous book introduction below. Its sure to leave you wanting more...

Mom Meltdowns
The Mother of All Meltdowns

Motherhood. It’s often painted in soft colors with lullabies serving as the background music. As butterflies dance and flowers bloom, we—the mothers of the world—are depicted as angels. We can do no wrong. We are the nurturers. The protectors. The ones who make everything better. Our kisses heal wounds that no doctors can fix, and our soothing voices calm even the most hysterical of children.

Despite the demands, the never-ending firestorm of requests thrown upon us, we have the uncanny ability to maintain our composure as proper, love-wielding ladies. Ladies who never … EVER … lose their cool.

You have got to be &$%#@&$ kidding me.

Motherhood is anything but a rosy fairy tale filled with edible rainbows and opera-singing unicorns. This, my friends, is not Little House on the Prairie. In fact, motherhood more closely resembles a three-ring circus erected in the middle of a war zone. We are the artillery strapping, man-eating, trapeze artists.

At times, we are so far from angelic, we make Attila the Hun look like Mother Teresa. There is no perfection. There is no walk in the park. Mothers know this. Fathers suspect. The rest of the world, however, sits in denial hoping that the stories of rapture and wretchedness are false.

They’re not.

You should be scared.

Very, very scared.

You see, every mother, at some point, inevitably becomes her own worst enemy. In a millisecond, her halo crumbles and she has a moment so crazed it is forever known as the one—

The Mother of All Meltdowns.

The following anthology was written by women who have had their moments. Together we have experienced the anguish and frustration of the adult-sized tantrum. We have shed the tears, dropped to our knees in agony, and asked the age-old question, “Why me?”

From poop-decorated rooms to having our liquid gold scrutinized and confiscated by TSA, we’re not afraid to share our collection of thirty tell-all stories. We are survivalists and know that within every meltdown there is a silver lining.

So pour yourself a glass of wine, curl up in your favorite comfy chair, and enjoy a little motherly mayhem on us.

If you’re a mom, you’ve definitely earned it.

See...I told you Crystal was awesome! She made you laugh and nod your head, as you read this post, right? Just like the rest of the book! If you want more (you know you do), you are just a click away from The Mother of All Meltdowns (shameless promotion here). But, first, here's more impressive stuff about Crystal...

Crystal Ponti is a digital marketing consultant and online community expert, who has worked for some of the largest sites in the world, including Anwers.com and Google. She is currently focused on helping authors market their books in the most efficient and productive ways possible -- both on and offline. When she is not busy consulting, she can be found nurturing a beautiful family of five children, one much-younger husband, and a cat that drives them all up that wall. She started her blog, Mommifried, as an outlet for her creative writing and to share her later-in-motherhood experiences with women and parents. Her work has been featured on BlogHer, The SITS Girls, and Business2Community. She was recently named a Top 25 Foodie Mom for 2013 and a Top 25 Family Blog for 2012 by Circle of Moms. 

Connect with Crystal on her blog, Mommifried, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus


  1. Crystal is indeed awesome! I'm so excited about this book. Congratulations to you, Rachel! Love it!

  2. So excited that our book is out!! It's been awesome sharing this experience with so many talented, incredible women!

  3. Crystal is awesome and so are all the other women who contributed stories. So happy to be a part of the book!

  4. So proud of you ladies for doing this collaboration. Some of my favorite bloggers are in this book.
    And yes ... when I started reading your beginning post I was like ... BULLSHIT, that's a lie! Haha

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  5. Being a part of this book is simply the most fun thing EVER! Love every bit of it.

  6. Crystal is pretty amazing, and so are you! I was thrilled to be a part of it as well!!

  7. Congratulations, most of my favourite bloggers are in it, so this is exciting! Love Crystal's blog too, now I know this was her brainchild.


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