Last Saturday, Lisa, Charlotte and I had so much fun meeting Melanie Shankle, aka Big Mama, and her daughter Caroline at a book signing for Melanie’s new book, Sparkly Green Earrings. If you don’t know who Melanie is, you MUST start following her blog TODAY. She usually posts 5 days a week and never fails to make me snort with laughter. She also is a regular contributor on the Pioneer Woman’s blog. She is funny, honest, and an incredible writer. Reading her posts are one of the highlights of my
days 3 am nursing sessions.
Melanie and Caroline were just as adorable and sweet in person as they are on the internet. We chatted for a few minutes about Texas A&M, friends, and how having a girl really does get you in trouble what with all the cute clothing they just have to have. Then they both signed our books and we took a picture. Cute, except I look so dumb with Charlotte’s blanket covering my whole body- ugh, should have moved it- oh well.
Anyway, I read Sparkly Green Earrings in a day, and it did not disappoint. It’s a memoir about motherhood, and it made me laugh, cry and want to keep reading and reading. When it was over, I wished there was more (Caroline is only in elementary school, so hopefully there will be a sequel or two!).
One of my favorite lines in the book, because yeah, this IS my life…I don’t know if this is in any of those books about parenting, but if I had to give you a definition of what motherhood really looks like, I might just say it’s a woman who catches her child’s throw up. With her bare hands. YEP.
I loved this book so much, and I want to do a giveaway and give a copy to one of you! Leave a comment and I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner tomorrow. Here is the promo video for the book- warning, it’s a tear-jerker!