The books I wrote:
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Daycare Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges (Random House, September 2014).
Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat (Random House, Fall 2015).
The anthologies I published:
I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone (2015)
I Just Want to Be Alone (2014)
I Just Want to Pee Alone (2013)
And I've also got new original essay collections:
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Volume 1
People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Volume 2
If you like my blog, then you'll love all of these books. You can get them all right here.
I am married to the Hubs, I have two kids: Gomer and Adolpha (not their real names - their real names are worse).
I started this blog in April 2011 and in a few months time I grew to 70 regular readers. In December 2011, I wrote a post called "Overachieving Elf on the Shelf Mommies." It sat dormant for a week and then suddenly out of nowhere it went viral. Over night I gained several thousand followers on Facebook. At last check I had over 550,000 with my two Facebook pages combined. Since then I've worked really hard to entertain my readers and to keep people coming back for more.
I live in Kansas. It doesn't blow as much as you would think. I've lived in New Jersey, New York, Iowa and Illinois before and I can say that Kansas isn't the worst place I've lived.
This blog is called People I Want to Punch in the Throat not Rainbows and Unicorns. I'm a funny writer who was once described as "acerbic with a surprising warmth." I like that description a lot, so I keep using it. I've also been described as Erma Bombeck -- with f-bombs. Erma would hate that, but I think that's high praise. If you don't have a sense of humor, then this isn't the place for you. Thanks for stopping by, but don't waste your time leaving in a huff, it just makes me want to hire a band to see you out the door.
I write a lot and it can be a bit overwhelming. If you're not sure where to start reading, try Jen's TOP 11 Favorite Posts, these aren't the most popular, but they're my favorites. Or the Weekly Wrap Ups - they'll give you an idea of what you've been missing.
I've been published on Huffington Post, Headline News, and Babble. I've spoken at numerous conferences and events around the country. I won a 2014 Bloggie Award (Best Parenting Blog) and was a Finalist for the 2013 Bloggie Awards (Best Parenting Blog and Weblog of the Year). I was a reader at Kansas City's first Listen to Your Mother show. I was a BlogHer Voice of the Year (2012 and 2013), I was named a Circle of Moms Top 25 Funniest Mom Blogs (2012 and 2013), and Circle of Moms Top 25 Author Moms (2013). I've been a speaker at Mom 2.0 Sumitt 2014.
PS. If you like what I've written, PLEASE feel free to share the link. But DON'T cut and paste the entire blog post on your blog or anywhere else and THEN link back to me. I'm not cool with that.
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