I don’t swear. Outloud. Very often.
But holy ****, Nicole Knepper sure does make it look appealing. Her book, Moms Who Drink and Swear is an irreverent, and yet amazingly vulnerable glimpse into everything it means to be a mom.
Her potty-mouthed tale puts a unique spin on parenting that will make you feel better about yourself and every “bad parenting move” you’ve ever made. This is a book for the woman who has ever wondered “WTF am I doing?” or “Is it too early in the day for a drink?” and for the mom who has ever tried to calculate just how much time her child will have to spend in therapy.
Nicole’s book reads like a how-to on surviving motherhood. She reintroduces a theme that is often left out of the mommy-discussion: how important it is to be able to laugh at yourself and move on. Have a drink, swear a little, be human. Mom doesn’t have to translate into perfect every time.
Moms Who Drink and Swear is a spin-off of Nicole’s incredibly popular blog; a blog whose mission statement parallels Mamalode’s. She says, “What keeps us ticking is the knowledge that we are not alone. WE ARE NOT ALONE.” And every story on her blog and in her book come back to that theme that we can all find comfort in. It takes a village, and Nicole’s obviously built a great one. She writes to her husband, “I’ve now got half a million bitches who not only got my back, but also know where to bury a body if you get out of line. BOOM,” a sentiment I think we can all relate to.
If you haven’t had the chance to read Moms Who Drink and Swear yet, this is your chance, take it! It’s a great read for anyone looking for the chance to mumble “been there sister” at the turn of every page. Grab your copy of Nicole Knepper’s book here.