Book Review - Mom Rules (Jill Milligan)

~ Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 12:57 AM ~

(** Article first published as Book Review: Mom Rules: Notes on Motherhood, the World's Best Job by Jill Milligan and Michael Milligan on Blogcritics. )

I'm always scouting for good books on parenting, Christianity, children and so on and when I saw this parenting book from Skyhorse Publishing, I immediately asked to review it. Here is my review of this book from Jill Milligan & Michael Milligan entitled: "Mom Rules: Notes on Motherhood, the World's Best Job".

Title: Mom Rules: Notes on Motherhood, the World's Best Job
Author: Jill Milligan, Michael Milligan (Contributor)

 Publisher:  Skyhorse Publishing (May 1, 2010)
ISBN-13/-10: 978-1602399877 / 1602399875
Hardcover: 160 pages
Dimension: 7.7 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches

Description from the product page:
"Following on the heels of their successful books on grandparenting (Grandma Rules and Grandpa Rules), wife-husband author team Jill and Michael Milligan set their sights on the joys and stresses of motherhood. A response to all those sappy mommy books with flowers and puppies on the cover, Mom Rules is a book for the hip mom who can use a laugh (if not a drink) at the end of another trying day with her kids. A perfect gift for the moms in your life, this book is laugh-out-loud funny and offers useful insights and tips on how to embrace the world’s greatest job.

It includes:
* Tips on what to really expect when you’re expecting
* How to survive on two hours of sleep a night
* How to properly accessorize a macaroni necklace
* How to be the hippest “juice mommy” on the soccer field
* And much more!

About the authors:

"Jill Milligan is a former stand-up comedian, grandmother of four, and an entrepreneur living in Los Angeles, California. Michael Milligan has been a comedy writer for over thirty years, with credits including Good Times, Maude, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and Dear John. He lives in Los Angeles, California."

Firstly, I like the compact size of the book, it is not too big and it is also easy to carry around plus the fonts are really easy on the eyes.

When I first saw the book title, I thought, "Hey, I must read this and see what others write about motherhood being the world's best job!". This book includes tips on what to really expect when you are pregnant, how to make full use with the hours available for sleeping, and many more!

The pictures in this book are cute and humorous to look at (it's located at the beginning of each chapter) and I love the statement on page 2 where it says "although motherhood ranks at the top of the importance scale, it seems to be the only critical profession in which no first-hand understanding or experience is necessary - or possible - until after you become a mother". How true is that?! I mean, being a mother does not mean it comes packed with a manual  instructions teaching you on how to become one, you just learned on the job and try to do your best.

Under the "Second Born Children" chapter, I find it hilarious to read the rules on first-born/second-born and I also appreciate the advice given on enriching our life with the second child.

In my opinion, this book is a delight to read if you want to know what's so awesome being a mother!

I would say this book would make a good gift for new mums as well! 

You can get this book from Skyhorse Publishing, Amazon and many more.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a copy of the book by Skyhorse Publishing in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"

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