It’s time for the next edition of my roundup of the funniest mom blogs I’ve read lately. I’ve been running around the internet collecting the most hilarious posts for you and here are the ones that stood out in the blooming month of May (and June because … slow). Find a seat in the shade and get to reading.
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Mike wrote Teacher Gifts that Suck as part of his What He Said, by Mike series on my blog. What you’ll love about Mike’s advice is that it is just so honest. He’s been married to a teacher/principal for 20 years so he knows from what he speaks. I learned a lot about what not to get teachers and also that I have apparently been making the same mistakes everyone else is making. Let me just say that I will never buy one of my kids’ teachers another coffee cup as long as I live (although they do seem to like Starbucks giftcards – to put in their 18,000 coffee mugs). Mike also wrote 9 Ways to DeWussify Your Child. It is as awesome as you might imagine.
My favorite of my recent posts is Honest Wine Labels for Teachers. (This is just 3 labels of 17 – go see them all). I was gonna write about it at the end of this post but since it’s so related to Mike’s post, I thought I’d put it here as relief to some of you whose idea of a good teacher gift just got torpedoed. The wine labels are honest, hilarious and easily attached to whatever bottle of wine you want to pick up for your kid’s teacher. The download even includes a gift tag that tells them “This gift is best opened at home” in case you’re worried about giving alcohol on campus. Luckily, not a problem at my kid’s Episcopal school where the labels were instant hits with both of Asher’s teachers! Or even if school is over, bookmark my etsy shop so you can go back to the labels during winter break or at the end of school next year. (There are also other labels there – honest wine labels for moms, holiday labels, all honest, all funny, all make perfect gifts for showers, birthdays, playdates, Tuesdays…). You won’t be sorry if you make this your teacher gift. And your kids’ teachers really won’t be sorry.
I’m gonna do an unprecedented thing now for these roundups and post something that’s not funny. I just can’t help myself. It’s by one of my favorite writers and it’s just poignant and true and beautifully written. So while you may find tears in your eyes (you will), it’s not from laughing. It’s because first they’re 5 and then they’re 10 and then they’re 15 and before you know it they’re gone. Just read it. The Last First Time by Nicole Jankowski. I want to kidnap her and keep her in my basement and make her write for me all the time. She’s that good. And I’m that creepy.
This one’s from a Today.com writer named Nicole Nunnes and it’s just so perfect for us boy moms. And we need a laugh, don’t we? Especially since many of us have been to urgent care already even though school’s just out (we took ours on day 9, I believe. Sling anyone?)? Take a look at 23 Ways Having Sons Will Change Your Life.
This post by Baby Sideburns has you thinking — I’m not quite sure where she’s going with this — at the beginning and then by the end you’re just cheering with her. Yes, she gets it and if you want my opinion, she’s 100% right in her reaction. Go read Dear Stranger Who Disciplined My Kiddo At The Park Today.
Chewbacca Mom made everyone on the internet laugh, which God Knows we all need, but then she joined up with James Corden and took it like 10 steps further. Watch. Laugh.
Scary Mommy (by Clint Edwards) brings you 27 No Bullshit Realities of Toddlers. Toddlers were made to ruin your life. Believe it. And laugh because it’s just all so true. How can something so cute be so damn crazy?
Also Celeste Barber on instagram. OMG. Every time I scroll past one of her “comparison” pics, I laugh my ass off.
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If you want to read some more funny shit from moms just trying to survive you should buy the NYT Best-selling IJWTPA — and the brand new book in the series, I Just Want To Be Perfect. It’s about how perfectly imperfect we all are (37 essays from different and wonderful bloggers about times we tried to be perfect and failed hilariously).