Surviving parenting without killing anyone is possible.
The Mommy Diaries: How I’m Surviving Parenting Without Killing Anyone, written by Dallas Louis of Houston, gives proof that one needs a sense of humor while raising children.
The book published May 2012 by Highway: A division of Anomalos Publishing in Crane, Missouri. It is 225 pages.
Louis, a mother of three children within 26 months, offers an enlightening view of motherhood. While she admits she would not trade the job for anything in the world other than maybe eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, Louis shows how one sometimes just has to laugh along the way.
Louis did not plan on having three children so close together, but as fate had it, trying to have children proved to much easier for her and her husband than it was for many of their friends. Ironically, the day her husband was scheduled for surgery because they decided two children might be a good goal, Louis conformed she was pregnant a third time.
As a mother, this book will make one laugh at the thought process of a new mother and remind one of the days that blurred into one another as sleep depravation takes hold.
The book is not just a reflection of the humorous side of parenting but also offers parenting and marriage tips that have proven to work for the author’s family.
With chapters such as “You Shoved WHAT up Your Nose?” and “Why Some Animals Eat Their Young”, Louis shares her parenting lessons with a generous dose of humor. Through it all, she also shares her source of strength and the means by which she not only perseveres through her day, but also finds the joy amidst the chaos: God.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a parent or has raised children. The book reminds grandparents of what it is like to be a new parent and gives an inside look at how it difficult some days can be being a mom.