Confessions of the Perfect Mom: Baby and Toddler Years
Kat appears to have it all: She homeschools her three daughters, bakes, creates crafts and has dinner on the table when her husband walks in the door, all done with perfect hair and makeup. But behind the scenes she has embarrassing moments and baby-rearing problems just like all moms do.
In Confessions of the Perfect Mom: Baby and Toddler Years, Kat shares some of those moments: being in labor and acting less than polite to the nurses, disasters on the changing table, and a toddler yelling obscenities in restaurant. From her stories of the first days of having a new baby to temper tantrums, the ritual of potty training, sibling rivalry and the first trip to the emergency room, it’s clear motherhood is not for the faint of heart. This witty, honest book offers a glimpse into the wild ride that is the toughest job anyone will love.
Q&A with Kat Ryan
How did you come up with the title?
Funny story, I actually had another name for my book and my husband was the one to change the title. And he was even the one to come up with the title for the blog. He is pretty awesome like that.
Tell us in quickly in 30 words or less what your book is about… And go...
Confessions Of The Perfect Mom: Baby and Toddler Years is a fast, witty look at motherhood. It is about all those experiences that we all share, and being able to look at them with a bit of humor. (the words in the title don’t count against me right?)
Are the experiences in the book based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Much to my children’s dismay, they are all real life events. Every story that I write about is something that happened with at least one of my girls.
Speaking of your girls, what is your favorite age for your kids?
This is so hard, every stage has its own perks. There is nothing like a newborn smell. Or watching your little one turn into a toddler; walking and talking. Lets not forget the day you realize there are no more diapers. But my absolute favorite age would be 3 and 4 year olds. They are independant, but still want you there; they say some of the funniest things; and they want to show you how much they love you.
Who is going to love your book?
Anyone that is a mom, or going to be a mom, will love this book.
Let’s What’s on your desk? Can you see your desk? Describe what you see when you look around.
Oh my, I normally don’t have a desk. I write wherever; sometimes it is in the rocking chair on my front porch, sometimes it is on the outdoor dining table we have, sometimes it is from bed. So I guess what I see is based on where I am writing.
What do you do when you are not working?
Define working. If you mean working as in writing, then I am taking care of my girls, trying to keep my house in order, working on getting dinner on the table (which never seems to be on when I want), or trying to figure out what my kids will be doing in school the next day. But if you mean what do I do in my free time, then I will laugh and ask what is free time.
Coffee Or Tea?
I am a hard core tea person; ice tea, hot tea, as long as it is not decaf, I am in.
Where can your readers get more information?
I am very easy to find and I love hearing from other moms. The best way to contact me or read more would be through my blog.
Kat Ryan and her husband, the love of her life, have three beautiful daughters. The successful blogger and author, who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, juggles being a stay-at-home mom; who has also been a working mom and a work-from-home mom. Learn more about her joys (and tears) by reading her blog, www.confessionsoftheperfectmom.com.