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  • Confessions of a Scary Mommy

  • An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood - The Good, The Bad, and the Scary
  • By: Jill Smokler
  • Narrated by: Jill Smokler
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 458

In a culture that idealizes motherhood, it’s scary to confess that, in your house, being a mother is beautiful and dirty and joyful and frustrating all at once. Admitting that it’s not easy doesn’t make you a bad mom; at least, it shouldn’t. When Jill Smokler was first home with her small children, she thought her blog would be something to keep friends and family updated. To her surprise, she hit a chord in the hearts of mothers everywhere. As other women shared their stories, Jill realized she wasn’t alone in her feelings of exhaustion and imperfection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracked Me Up!

  • By kisa on 04-23-13


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Reviewed: 05-31-15

As a mom, I have days that I feel sub-par. I have days where I feel like everything I do is wrong, and that I'm the worst mother in the world. As I listened to this audiobook, I realized that there are so many women who feel the same way I do. Mrs. Jill Smokler is a genius! I laughed, I cried, and I learned to not be so hard on myself. Two thumbs WAY up!

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