Tales from the Crib


Tales from the Crib: Adventures of an Over-Sharing, Stressed-Out, Modern-Day Mom

by DeeDee Filiatreault

July 2017

I had a feeling I’d like this book from the moment I read it’s title. Filiatreault has an incredible gift to describe the realities (both the good and the bad) of being a mom. As a mom of a 5 and 3 year old, I related to so much of what she had to say!  I laughed out loud (a lot), I cried a little, and I completely enjoyed myself from start to finish. It’s always a relief to know you’re not alone (or going crazy) as a mom, and Filiatreault makes sure you know she’s in the same boat. The concept of this book is that it’s a compilation of  Filiatreault’s Tales from the Crib column. The entries are not chronological, but they flow from subject to subject easily. This a quick, fun book to read and I loved every second. I highly recommend this book to all moms (both new and seasoned). I hope you love it as much as I did!

All the best, Abbey


Mother, Can You Not?


Mother, Can You Not?

by Kate Siegel

February 2017

Mother, Can You Not? jumped out at me because of the title and fun cover. This little book ended up being hilarious! I absolutely loved it. I loved “Spawn” and her mother. Their relationship is down to earth, humorous, and heartwarming. They have outrageous text conversations and are almost too close. The book covers all areas of their lives from boyfriends to jobs to celebrations in a clever format, incorporating their texts. It is both funny and sweet and was a very quick, enjoyable read.

Summing it up: I loved this book and I highly recommend it!

All the best, Abbey

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me?


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me?

by Mindy Kaling

December 2015

*Crying I’m laughing so hard* (me reading both of Mindy Kaling’s books)

I read Mindy Kaling’s first book over the summer and then I just finished her second book. They are both hilarious and well worth reading! I finished both books in about a day and a half each. They are witty, down-to-earth, and impossible to put down. I definitely laughed more during the first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  That book had a lot of Kaling’s opinions and thoughts about life. She is hilarious in her content and also the way she puts pen to paper. I literally died laughing! 😉 I found the second book, Why Not Me? to be more serious, as Kaling put more of a vulnerable side forward. It was more of a memoir with funny stories sprinkled throughout. I loved reading a more serious side, but I was happy she kept her humor too. I felt like I read two very different books with the same hilarious writing style (love that they weren’t redundant in any way!). I basically think Mindy Kaling is brilliant. period.

Summing it up: I absolutely recommend both books, without hesitation! Go block out two-three days and give yourself a good laugh and walk away feeling so much better!

All the best, Abbey