Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile
Review by Lauren
Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile conducted interviews with hundreds of mothers while researching their best-selling book I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. It didn't take long before these moms began to reveal their Dirty Little Secrets surprising, thought-provoking, guilty confessions they hadn't told anyone else. Cringe-worthy moments ('I bit my daughter's finger trying to steal a bite of her cookie.') meet real insights ('I love my kids but I didn't always. It took time to fall in love with them.'). These are the private thoughts that every mom has and every mom can relate to.
This book starts out with "Dirty Little Secrets" and then get bigger and bigger, but all of them are still absolutely hilarious and/or true. I'm not a mom but that doesn't mean I can't understand a lot of these notes. I think most peole could...it shouldn't be too hard to place yourself in a mother's shoes to see what it might be like. I read some of these out loud to my mom and she thought they were great too, even remarking that she'd heard of other moms doing certain things in the book before. It's a really short read but a lot of fun.
I keep mentioning it but the holidays are coming up and this would be a great little stocking stuffer for a mom (at any age honestly). The only thing I could say against the book is that it's a hardcover and for its smaller size, I would have loved to have a paperback...or at put more secrets in the hardback. However, it's still a fun book and worth checking out.
Some of the secrets:
"I signed my son up for karate because the instructor is hot."
"I missed my child's first day of kindergarten."
"I want to smack the mom who says 'You only have one child?'"