Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad are Published-The Mother of all Meltdowns

5 Oct

We’ve got some great news to share with our readers…(drumroll please)…we’re published!  Obviously, we are ecstatic and couldn’t be happier that Crystal of Mommifried asked us to be included in her new book The Mother of All Meltdowns.

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Along with 29 amazing others, we wrote our version of a complete and total parenting meltdown.  Here’s a snippet of our story: My meltdown officially began the day my only daughter, Beloved, was born.  She was a wonderfully unexpected surprise pregnancy (yes they do happen) and Just Plane Dad and I had no idea what we were in for.   Fast forward 9 months and my world is completely turned upside down by this beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed girl.  It was our beginning…”

 

 

I have always dreamed of writing and saw that come to fruition with the launch of this blog…BUT…having your words go to print in a book is a whole other story.  I walk with my head a bit higher today and just, oh I don’t know, feel differently.  It’s been an amazing few months waiting on our newest “baby” and now that it’s here; happiness abounds!  

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Here’s what our book is about: 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 30 tell-all stories. We are survivalists and know that at the end of every meltdown there is a silver lining.

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 (or love one), you’ve definitely earned it.

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Hey, we’re in here!

Follow our book on FaceBook, Google+ and Twitter to keep up with all of our craziness and to find out how it’s doing in the ranks.  Come on, I know you’re curious.  Stop by and visit The Mother of All Meltdown’s on its own website.  Yes, it’s already acting live a diva! Visit our Author Page and be sure to grab a bunch of copies; they make the perfect gift.  Thank you for supporting our writing.  We appreciate it.  

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20 Responses to “Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad are Published-The Mother of all Meltdowns”

  1. Ginny Marie October 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM #

    I’ve been so happy to get to know you and all the other authors as we collaborated on this book! PLUS, I love your Halloween header! It’s awesome!
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    • Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad October 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM #

      Thank you for the kind words. It was a blast getting to know all of the other authors. I can’t take the credit for the header though, one of our designers changed it for us…but I’ll pass on the comments. It’s finally getting colder here in FL so maybe it will seem like Halloween!
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  2. Amanda Smith October 25, 2013 at 5:36 AM #

    Congratulations!! I bet this was a fun project to work on.

  3. Misty October 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM #

    How amazing that you wrote your first book! That is wonderful! I can’t wait to read it, but I am too busy hiding from my kids at the moment, Lol.

  4. Franco October 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM #

    Awesome! Our congratulations!
    I think you are right that running a blog and printing a book is quite a different thing. Just checked your book on Amazon. Customers are quite happy about your book. 4.9 out of 5 stars! Great!

  5. Crystal October 8, 2013 at 8:27 AM #

    I, too, love your writing style and approach to parenting – which is why I was so excited to have you accept the offer to contribute. Thanks for a great story and for being a part of this crazy little project! 🙂
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  6. Heather October 7, 2013 at 11:34 PM #

    I think this is some seriously AMAZING news!!! Congratulations and absolutely shout it from the rooftops, tweet, celebrate, throw a release party of your own! 😀 😀
    Heather @ Exalted Peacock

  7. Miriam October 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM #

    This is an amazing website. I love your style and concept. Congrats on going live. And congrats on being a part of that adorable book! Lots of luck to you all!! I think it’s great that you (we!) can all laugh at ourselves, share our ‘weak” moments and help others gain support in the process.

  8. Jen October 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM #

    Congratulations! Make sure you check out Danielle Herzog’s contribution too! So excited to have two of my favorite bloggers in this book!
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  9. Regina Partain October 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM #

    Congratulations! That is so awesome. You must be on cloud 9. I can so appreciate the premise of the book. I tease my daughter sometimes about whether or not she needs a time-out (she is 32 with a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old, plus going to school full time). Mommy and daddy meltdowns definitely happen.

    I will check out the book. Good luck with it. I am very happy for you.
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  10. Adelien October 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM #

    Congratulation on your book! I am really interested to see inside, but it is quite horrible for us ordering from Amazon at the moment as our currency is going down. I will check it back later when the condition is better.
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  11. Stephanie October 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM #

    Wow, that’s exciting! Looks like a fun book most parents could relate to 🙂
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