Mother Knows Better – Sense and Nonsense from American Moms
A year and a half in the making, with more than 200 submissions from all over the U.S. (and a few from our Canadian neighbors), this book contains the funny, weird, illogical, inspirational sayings that moms have told their children over the generations. This is a follow up to my book, Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms.
It”s a national book of “momisms” that includes some familiar and not so familiar mom sayings that have been uttered throughout the years to kids across the country. A nice treat also is that many of the submitters sent the ‘back story” about their momism and a perspective about their moms’ particular saying.
This book will be available just in time for Mother’s Day at Amazon.com, Mill Park Publishing and other locations.
“MOMISMS” – the words that haunt us forever!
We remember with fondness the sweet words of our dear mothers:
“Don’t make me stop this car!”
“You’re running away? Let me help you pack.”
“Just because Grandma farts at the table doesn’t mean you can too!”
Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms is filled with real “momisms” from Idahoans, this book will give you a good chuckle and perhaps a few flashbacks!
Reviews for the book:
“What a fun book this is! It seems all moms say wise and crazy things. I’ll never forget my mom’s “momisms”. I’m already passing them down to my son!“ ~ Maggie O’Mara, KTVB Newschannel 7 Anchor
“This book is a full of great motherly advice, anecdotes, and warm fuzzies. The author has done a great job of compiling the wit and wisdom from mothers in the Pacific Northwest. It even features a few celebrity momisms as well. It’s a great gift idea for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Mom’s Day, or just any old occasion that you feel like showing mom that you care. I gave this book to my mom for Mother’s Day and it made her cry (in a good way). I’d say that’s a pretty good gift for mom.”
~ D. Mizzle
“Beware of the boy with the amazing eyes.” All of us can probably remember at least one thing our moms said to us–and author Patti Murphy has collected some of those memorable bon mots in this adorable little book. From practical–”A little clean dirt never hurt anybody”–to inspirational–”Dream of angels”–these sayings will make you chuckle, smile, and they might even bring a tear to your eye.”
~ E. Walton
little white dress
I was among 26 featured authors who were included in the anthology, Little White Dress, a book of stories about the myth, magic and mayhem surrounding women’s wedding day attire. Award-winning author Alan Heathcock wrote the review for the back cover, and said: “If I learned something about women from this awesome little book, it’s that each has her own dress, her own story; some of hopes fulfilled, some tragic, some funny, all compelling. Little White Dress holds the truths of humanity stitched into every poem and story. It sometimes made me laugh, sometimes made me somber, but always made me consider how the value of the dress has little to do with the fabric.”
This book won the 2012 award of excellence from the Independent Book Publishers.