"Reasons Mommy Drinks is a fresh, insightful, and hilarious collection of the various struggles faced by new parents—from mommy groups and single-people envy to the end of maternity leave—with a well-deserved cocktail recipe to go with each one. This must-have resource will help sleep-deprived new moms survive the baby years with their sense of humor, if not their lives as they once knew them, intact."
This hilarious collection of short parental reality checks is written in 1 page paragraphs that are easy to get through while you are nursing, resting with a sleeping little one, or in my case- posing as a jungle gym. There really should have been a page on reading with infants!
Reasons Mommy Drinks is the new must-have resource for every parent of a small child. The book makes the perfect babyshower or welcome home gift! It is even a fun read for second time parents who have been there and done that.
Reasons Mommy Drinks has 100 situations that every mom of a small child will go through with a hysterical spin on the story, accompanied by a cocktail or mocktail recipe.
Here is an example:
Each recipe has a pacifier rating scale (1-5) that determines how badly you will need the accompanying drink (after baby's bedtime of course). Nap Time was rated a 2- "The drink is probably necessary, paired with carbs, chocolate, and threadbare sweatpants."
The book is written from the perspective of a nursing mom, which I truly appreciate. There are quite a few mocktails (non-alcoholic) drinks listed with the recipes. My favorite page is the She Can't Drink page with the accompanying drink a Eighteen-Year-Old Glenlivet, "If you are going to have only one drink, make it count."
Parenting is hard and Reasons Mommy Drinks is a great comic relief for parents who need to know they aren't alone. You can get a copy on Amazon for $2.51-$12.99.
About the Authors LYRANDA MARTIN EVANS is an award-winning advertising copywriter who is currently a Creative Director at one of Toronto's top advertising agencies. She writes and performs sketch comedy, and her former life as a bartender informs the book's delicious drink recipes. FIONA STEVENSON is an award-winning brand marketer who is frequently leveraged as an industry expert and corporate host. A former journalist, she is also a trained improviser, and sketch comedy writer and performer. TOGETHER, they are the creators of the popular blog Reasons Mommy Drinks. They both live and work in Toronto.
As a member of From Left to Write, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.