Read The Mother of All Meltdowns by Crystal Ponti Tamara Bowman C. Lee Reed Melissa Swedoski Debra Cole Rabia Lieber Janine Huldie Dana Hemelt Online


Every mother, at some point, inevitably becomes her own worst enemy. In a millisecond, her halo crumbles and she has a moment so crazed it is forever known as the one…The Mother of All Meltdowns. The following anthology was written by women who have had their moments. Together we have experienced the anguish and frustration of the adult-sized tantrum. We have shed the tearEvery mother, at some point, inevitably becomes her own worst enemy. In a millisecond, her halo crumbles and she has a moment so crazed it is forever known as the one…The Mother of All Meltdowns. The following anthology was written by women who have had their moments. Together we have experienced the anguish and frustration of the adult-sized tantrum. We have shed the tears, dropped to our knees in agony, and asked the age-old question, “Why me?” From poop-decorated rooms to having our liquid gold scrutinized and confiscated by TSA, we’re not afraid to share our collection of thirty tell-all stories. We are survivalists and know that within every meltdown there is a silver lining....

Title : The Mother of All Meltdowns
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ISBN : 9780989955317
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 226 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Mother of All Meltdowns Reviews

  • Shelly
    2019-05-10 06:17

    This book was great fun to read! As a non-mom it brought memories of stories I’d heard throughout the years and the meltdowns of children and mommies that I’ve witnessed firsthand. Next time I see you erupting in a shopping mall or parking lot I’ll stop and think … if this is the last straw, what did this Mom have to endure to reach this melting point? And no matter how explosive it was, each meltdown ended with a Mother’s love…a perfect story book ending. Thank you Goodreads First Reads and Crystal Ponti for the book!

  • Lisa Kearns
    2019-05-24 06:09

    I've got four kids - four wonderful kids whom I love more than my very life. They are cute, smart, sensitive, considerate, and funny, most of the time. Then there are the times they've pushed my buttons, whined, broken things, argued and hurt my feelings, and I'll admit I've had a few meltdowns over the 20 years I've been raising them. I think any woman who's been a mother more than a month or two has had days when she went to bed ashamed of how she handled herself. It takes courage to admit that a small child can drive you to such a fit that it becomes family legend - but it happens to all of us.This collection of essays by 30 different mothers will have you laughing, teary eyed, shaking your head, and nodding in agreement. These are REAL moms, with frizzy hair and leftover "baby weight". Working moms, stay at home moms, teen moms, single moms, and moms with baggage from their own childhoods. The common thread in all the stories is that we're human and sometimes we get to the end of our rope.These aren't just rantings of angry mothers, they're humorous stories with happy endings that let us know we're aren't alone. For every mother who's used an old toothbrush to get poop out of the crevasses of the baby's crib, for every meal ruined by having to haul a screaming child out of a restaurant, for all the 12 hour car trips with bickering kids - this book's for you.

  • Ricci
    2019-05-17 13:36

    Who doesn't love a good s*** story? There are more in the book then I thought there would be. However, if you are a parent then you already know how much a kid poops and you probably have had few doo doo adventures of your own. While a good chunk of these stories were humorous, there were a couple that were sad, and a few that were just whiny. I attribute the whining to postpartum hysterics, which if you have given birth, you may understand all too well. Although I have a few meltdown stories of my own (well...okay I could write my own books in volumes) I'm not the the bitch and moan type. All of my stories would have ended with "and then I drank a bottle of wine and fell asleep." This book is written in brief chapters that are just long enough to finish, until you are inevitably interrupted by your little blessings. This would make a great gift for a new mom to be, to warn them of the insanity and poop that comes with having children.

  • Allison
    2019-05-08 12:11

    I read a lot of Mom Lit and this book really sucked me in. For starters, I love that this book is an honest look and assessment of the trials of motherhood without making you feel as though becoming a mother is a bad idea or without believing that all children are demons. This book had so much heart and soul while still being brutally honest.To follow up, I think this was a really well curated book. The essays move from poignant and tear-jerking to funny; from crass and potty-humor to esoteric and probing; from that moment you find out you are pregnant through to teenage years. There really is something in this book for everyone.This book is easily digestable, fed to you in short essays that you can stop easily. Which is great because, as a mom to 2 kids, I can't sit down and read big chunks of literature at a time. It is as though this book has thought of everything when it comes to my life.Definitely worth the time and entertainment.

  • Karin Mitchell
    2019-05-22 06:28

    This book felt watered down and I was disappointed. As far as I can tell, either they a) watered it down and that's not honest enough to be good writing or b) their experiences are pretty mild and they're stellar moms. I hope it's the latter. I rarely laughed out loud. Most of the book was about "meltdowns" but if these are their meltdowns, they need to talk to those of us who have had moments we expect to have to atone for at heaven's gates and take comfort in some advice about how great a job they did in their worst moments. The exceptional essay in this book was "As Poop Would Have It." That essay was well worth a read. That mom deserves free drop in service at any day care, any day, anywhere. She didn't really lose it either and dang, what a woman.

  • Tanya (mom's small victories)
    2019-04-29 12:14

    Think that meltdowns are just for kids? Think again and read The Mother of All Meltdowns. This book was filled with amusing and relatable essays covering the minute you find out you’re pregnant to the rebellious teenage years and the “Say What?”s along the way. WHAT did that pregnancy test say? HOW LONG did you say that epidural needle is? Did I REALLY just leave my child alone with a hammer? WHY is my not yet potty trained son running around naked? And WHY on earth did I bring my sick kid to Christmas with my family? For my full review, visit my blog at Mom's Small Victories.

  • Jeannie
    2019-05-18 12:13

    I somewhat enjoyed the stories up until the details of the meltdown. I just didn't find the actual meltdown funny, only the details leading up to it. We all handle things differently and those details made me uncomfortable. The writers were not always able to build the story with enough tension for the reader to feel the stress that brought on such a massive meltdown. I may be just too old to remember how it was. I had my share of meltdowns, but would never tell the tale, mostly because I can't or don't want to remember them.

  • Stacey Gannett
    2019-05-24 12:20

    So many wonderful stories, shared by so many wonderful ladies! Knowing that we are not alone during those meltdown moments, is an amazing feeling! There were stories that were laugh out loud funny and some that made me sympathize with the author as well. This one is a wonderful gift for any mom/grandma! You may read my full review here...

  • Katelyn
    2019-05-17 05:33

    It's an interesting format for a book. But, I'm not sure I loved it. Some of the stories are touching, others humorous, and then others a little crass. But, it's not one story, so it's hard to really love this book. It's more of a pick up and put down at your leisure kind of book. Or a book to help you find some mom blog to check out.

  • Marie
    2019-05-07 10:17

    I really enjoyed the many perspectives. Some happy, joyous others sad, introspective but all a part of this celebration of motherhood.

  • Allison Hunt
    2019-05-10 11:13

    I didn't find the meltdowns too extraordinary nor the situations that prompted them. Perhaps I have too many meltdowns to see these as exceptional.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-27 07:31

    These are the mildest meltdowns. The other review s had me thinking I would be laughing out loud. This was not the case.

  • Dana
    2019-04-28 08:11