Do You Wear Sparkly Green Earrings?

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!


22 thoughts on “Do You Wear Sparkly Green Earrings?

  1. you have me wondering when I can find time to go out…We all have "that" motherhood picture..whether the blanket wearing or other..treasure it!

  2. After raising 4 children of my own and having 10 grandkids I am still wondering how her story ends in the book. Never dull moment and lots of smiles and tears. I will bereading this book. Thanks for the post 🙂

  3. Looks like a great read…and YUP…I totally get the catching throw up with your bare hands. BTDT. If I don't win, I may just have to go get this myself!Melody

  4. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing. We are just about to start trying for a family so I look forward to seeing what life holds for me. 🙂

  5. Not watching the trailer because I'm at work and I don't need to be the crazy, crying social worker at the hospital, lol. But I always love a good book!

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