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Publisher's Summary

For years, Elizabeth Lyons has been asked how she does it all. Whether she's negotiating a truce between her 10- and five-year-old while eulogizing goldfish, swinging a sledgehammer in her garage-to-be-nursery, bribing her twins to keep their pants on in the grocery store, planning her product line, strategically placing carrot seeds in her garden, receiving life lessons from her oldest daughter, or explaining to her kids why a fellow post office patron has pierced nipples, Elizabeth has discovered that the secret to navigating the land of euphoria and hysteria is a carefully crafted set of rules - for herself!

You Cannot Be Serious is a contemporary and humorous roadmap for "doing it all" that any woman can relate to for untying her own "nots." And for moms who lie awake at night wondering if their sanity will remain intact until the kids move out, Lyons provides a girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide, not just for getting through each day, but for being able to say with conviction, "I love my life."

"Elizabeth is Tina Fey channeling Dear Abby while raising five kids and running a syndicated advice column." (Jenna McCarthy, best-selling author)

©2012 Elizabeth Lyons (P)2018 Elizabeth Lyons

Critic Reviews

"Rarely does a book infused with such hilarity provide such an encouraging and uplifting parenting outlook. You Cannot Be Serious is not only an imperative call to action, it's a nightstand necessity!" (Cheryl Lage, author of Twinspiration)

"You Cannot Be Serious offers 32 rules to help the modern woman survive - and even thrive - in the circus show that is motherhood. Always honest and uproariously funny, Lyons' personal narrative of walking the tightrope is spot-on accurate and should be on every mother's bookshelf...seriously." (Jana Matthews, author of TheMeanestMom.blogspot.com)

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A mommy must hear!

This book was just what the spiritual doctor ordered! This week has been a week from hell, a week that most moms experience at least once or twice a month. My mommy soul was hungry for some good ole mommy humor to kick me out of this funk. Hey, wine can't fix everything. Thank you Elizabeth Lyons! Your chaos is truly another mothers treasure. Sincerely a mommy of 4! Oh & did I say a mommy of 4 year old twins as well? Yup I am that mom, 4 kids under 10! God have mercy on my soul. Just kidding...well kind of?

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  • DeAnna
  • Hartland, ME, US
  • 07-10-18

Exactly what I NEEDED when I NEEDED IT!!

As a Twin Boy Single Mom this book that I just happened to have stumbled upon had all the laughs, tips, life rules that I was looking for and hand not even realized it yet!!!

This book is so On Point and Relatable that I would like the author to be my NEW BFF💁🏼‍♀️💕