First, let's start with the title.
Carolyn Coppola had me at Minivans, Meltdowns & Merlot before I even cracked open the book.
Seriously, these three words could describe a day in my life quite adequately...with the exception of Merlot. I am not a huge fan. But we could replace that with Moscato or Miller Lite.
Anywho, Carolyn asked me if I would like a copy of her book and if I would write a review. I was SO HAPPY to do that! I wanted to read the book anyway so I was super excited.
Inside the front cover, Carolyn wrote a little note that said "I hope you find comic relief in my crazy stories..."
That is exactly what I found on the pages of this hilarious and honest book.
If you are a mom, you have to read it! It will make you laugh, it will make you shake your head because you have been there yourself, and it will make you want to go share a glass of wine with Carolyn and her friends.
I LOVED Carolyn's firm stance that her Envoy is, in fact, NOT a minivan...although on girl's night out she let the reference slide.
I laughed when she described her husband's, ummm, affinity for ponytails.
I laughed even harder when I read about her potty training adventures and what her dog Leo did when her daughter successfully pooped on the potty (it was disgusting and HILARIOUS at the same time).
I felt her pain when she talked about the "fun" things that come out of her childrens' mouths. Don't kids just say the darnedest things?
Her stories about her friends totally cracked me up...especially her friend with dance fever in her kitchen who was interrupted by the presence of law enforcement or her other friend's unpleasant encounter at an ob/GYN appointment.
After reading this book, I realized how great it is to have a support system of friends who are going through the same crap in life. Friends who are dealing with whining, tantrums, and being pulled in so many different directions every day. Friends who can sit with you on that rare child-free occasion and enjoy a stiff drink! Those people will stand the test of time...just like Carolyn and her friends have.
So if you are looking for a great read, Minivans, Meltdowns, & Merlot is the book for you.
Trust me, you won't be disappointed! I know I wasn't.
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