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The Mother of All Meltdowns - a Must Read

Monday, November 4, 2013


I am thrilled to share this book with you on a Monday. You know the day we Moms have to switch from weekend mode back to work mode, get everybody out of the house dressed, fed and on time. And we are supposed to do it without becoming a screaming shrew. Yeah, I don't like Monday's much either, in fact, I am running late right now getting my post up, but after reading The Mother of All Meltdowns- I know these wonderful Moms will forgive me.


About :The Mother of All Meltdowns:


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"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. 
This 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."



I invite you to meet these honest, engaging women by visiting the website  HERE and following them on Facebook and Twitter. 


My Review: 

Reading this book was cathartic for me not only as a Mom, but as a multi-tasking Blogger much like these ladies. They open up and rip the band-aide off the "everything is FINE" scenario all Moms have tried to pass off. Truth: We have all had moments we would love to forget happened, so I stand up, applaud and say Brava! to each and every women who shared in The Mother of All Meltdowns. 
This book has a chapter for every age and stage of childhood, plus a diverse line up of Moms. You will find yourself laughing, crying and nodding in agreement as you read. 
The Mother of All Meltdowns shows you clearly that we are all just humans trying to do our best with several nods to wine, poop and sweat. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the LOVE. It is at the very heart of every story. 
I am so happy I got invited to read this book, I saw myself in the pages and I bet you will too! My favorite quote is: "The Greatest motherhood truth is to recognize you are not alone!" by Melissa Swedoski .

 Head on over to their website or purchase your copy at Amazon.




As always, I hope you found this review helpful. I hope you will enjoy reading this book and would love for you to stop back by and let me know your thoughts after you read it. Since it's selling like hot cakes- I would love to hear from you if you have already read the book too! Leave a comment and share your favorite meltdown in the book, or if you are brave share your own meltdown here. 



Disclosure: I received a free PDF copy of The Mother of All Meltdowns in the hopes that I would share my opinion of it on my blog. No other compensation was given, or asked for, I was only to happy to share this book with you because I felt it would interest you my readers as much as it did me. Note: The Amazon link above is my affiliate link, which may mean compensation for me should you choose to purchase via it. 

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42 Responses to “The Mother of All Meltdowns - a Must Read”

Michelle Nahom said...

Thank you for a great review! I know I struggled with writing my story, because it shows us as moms at our worst! It was really nice to read the other stories and know I was not alone!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Michelle!
You are so very welcome- and thank you for sharing your worst with us! I know for me personally, it will help me let go of the guilt over losing my cool.

Crystal said...

Thank you so much for participting in the tour, Linda! And for leaving us a a great review. We are striving to build a community of moms who are not afraid to admit to the meltdowns. It helps to talk about them and connect with others. :)

Karen @BakingInATornado said...

Thank you so much for the review. I completely agree with you, Melissa's quote is something we all need to remember, and I hope this book helps that happen.

Kristen Daukas said...

Thanks, Linda!! From one crazy, multi-tasking mom to another!!

Stephanie @Crayon Marks and Tiger Stripes said...

Thanks for the awesome review! I was one of the stories that dealt with poop. Yep, I have forever documented that experience in a book. Looking back it was hilarious though and I'm sure I am not the only mother that has had a child announce to the entire world that Mommy was pooping...or at least I hope I'm not alone. At least I know I'm not alone in having motherly meltdowns!!

another jennifer said...

Thanks for the great review! I think any mom can relate to the stories. We all have so many, don't we?

Tamara Camera said...

Thanks for the great review of our book!!

Melissa's quote is so true - we are not alone. And I shudder to imagine going through parenting without my mom friends, and without my blogging community!!! I can't imagine.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Crystal,

Thank you! Oh my goodness- I feel like I have found my tribe after reading this book! You all will get me, wry sense of humor and all. Don't be surprised to see me following all of the authors-everywhere online. :)

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Karen,

We Moms can be a funny, judging bunch and I love that this book sheds light on that. We all just need to chill on that and just listen.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Kristen,

Oh, my goodness- I have to tell you your story was so funny and had me saying to myself (okay, out loud to the cat)- hey I took notes in Freshman orientation this year too! Our daughters are the same age and grade. If you lived closer, I'd be inviting you over to dish.:)

Linda Kinsman said...

Stephanie,
I am so glad you can look back on your experience and laugh, because I couldn't stop laughing even though I felt bad for you.
Thanks for sharing!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Jennifer,

Boy don't we ever? Even though I didn't get the honor of writing for this book, I feel like I am an honorary member of the clan just reading yours and all the great stories.
Thanks for sharing!

Dana Hemelt said...

Linda, thank you for the review! Meltdowns are a part of parenthood, and moms need to know they are not alone. I can't be the only mom who lost it in Disney World, right? Please tell me I'm right!!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tamera,

You are so welcome! I am having a blast getting to know you all through the book and online ( I'm stalking profiles a little bit today). :)

Janine Huldie said...

Thank you so much Linda for your awesome review here and you are right this is truly something I think most mothers can relate to and have had happen to them on a few occasions. I know also when I was asked to be a part of this, I knew I had to, because it was seriously just nice to know it wasn't just me or that I was alone in having a meltdown from time to time being a mother.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Dana,

Of course you are not alone!! But, I'm betting you are one of the rare few Moms brave enough to write about being in the happiest place on earth and having your sweetie be anything but! Thanks so much for sharing.

Ginny Marie said...

Hi, Linda! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing our book! I never thought about it, but Monday is the perfect day to write about Meltdowns. :) I glad you liked it!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Ginny Marie,

I loved this book! Thanks so much for introducing me to it. And yep, it was one of those Monday mornings for me. (No meltdown thank goodness)!

Daisy B said...

This sounds like a good book for me. Sometimes I think that I am the only mom losing my mind. ;)

Barb Webb said...

I can totally identify! Easy to feel like you are in it alone when you live in the middle of a national forest and the kids are driving you up the walls lol. Sounds like a book I need to read!

AnnMarie said...

I loved being a part of something that made me and others feel like we aren't alone in the messy part of motherhood. Thanks for the great review!

Rabia Lieber said...

Thanks for your input, Linda! I love the analogy of ripping off the bandaid! It hurts, it's ugly, but in the end it's the best way to heal!

Grace said...

Reading your review has perked up my interest and it sounds like a great book. I know I've had my moments I'd care to forget and it always seems like it is at the most inopportune moment such as the holidays when I'm suppose to be spreading cheer and instead the Grinch that stole Christmas.

C. Lee Reed of Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad said...

Thanks for the great review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our stories!

Darlene http://adventuresofamiddleagemom.com said...

Honesty and humor, together, help make what could be just a plain old adult meltdown into something relatable and, well, funny. It sounds like this book has both.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I think we have all been there at one time or another. I think it is just as important to let our children know that we are not perfect, so it takes the pressure off of them as well.

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

"Screaming shrew", yes...Been there, done that. Thank you for reading the book, commiserating with us and sharing our work on our blog!

JenKehl.com said...

Thank you so much for the awesome review! I have heard the same from so many moms! That "You're not alone feeling sure makes a difference!"

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is so true. I think we are the hardest on ourselves most of the time. It's important to understand that we all struggle to get it all done and to be a little kinder to ourselves and each other.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Janine,
You are very welcome and than you for being so open and honest in the book. Now I want to go back and put a face to the name of each author. I feel like I'm getting to know each of you because of this post!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Daisy,

Nope, you are in good company! I hope you will have an opportunity to read The Mother of All Meltdowns- you'll find at least one story (probably more) that you are living right now.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Barb,
I can only imagine just how isolating your location must feel at times. I live a semi-rural lifestyle, where I may see or hear a neighbor in their yard, but I'm not walking all the way over there to shoot the breeze!
I hope you will get the chance to check out this book.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi AnnMarie,
It was my pleasure sharing your stories here on my little part of the web.

Thanks for the supportive comment and for sharing a part of yourself in the book!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Grace,

Isn't that the truth? The Holidays, which are nipping at are heels are full with land minds. The perfect storm for meltdowns. All we can do is try to remain calm and not beat ourselves up to much if we lose it!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi C. (Helicopter Mom),

Thank you for sharing your story Beginning with the end in mind! It really resonated with me as I read it and saw a glimpse in to my near future with my daughter.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Darlene,

The book really does cover all emotions. It's a great read I think you'll enjoy.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Carlee,

Thank you for bringing up a very good point- sometimes we just need to not be perfect, or even 'Mom" in a bad moment. Our kids will see that we are flawed too and that we are a person outside of being just Mom.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Rachel,

So happy to meet you fellow shrew. :) Thank you for stopping by and supporting me. It was a pleasure to share this book!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Jen,

That's what so great about the stories in The Mother of All Meltdowns- it doesn't get much more real and authentic, so every mom reading the book will identify with at least one of the stories.
Thanks so much!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tough Cookie,

I agree with you wholeheartedly. I know I am very hard on myself when I have erred in a situation.
Happy to see your comment here today. I've been enjoying getting to know you on your blog.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Rabia,
I love being able to put a face to the stories and I'll never scan a school newsletter again. :)))

Thanks for stopping by and being supportive!

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