MOM LIFE: Perfection Pending

Out-parented at PTA? Out-liked on social media? Wondering how your best friend from high school’s kids are always color-coordinated, angelic, and beaming from every photo, while your kids look more like feral monkeys? It’s okay. Imperfection is the new perfection! Join Meredith Ethington, “one of the funniest parents on Facebook,” according to, as she relates encouraging stories of real-mom life in her debut parenting humor book, Mom Life: Perfection Pending.

Whether you’re buried in piles of laundry, packing your 50th sack lunch for the week, or almost making it out the door in time for school, you’ll laugh along with stories of what real-mom life is like—and realize that sometimes simply making it through the day is good enough. An uplifting yet real look at all that is expected of moms in the 21st century, Mom Life: Perfection Pending is so relatable you’ll find yourself saying, “I guess I’m doing okay after all.”

“Ethington has a knack for weaving just the right amount of humor and heartfelt honesty into every page. She provides moms a healthy dose of parenting reality, while encouraging them to be confident in taking on the hardest job on earth—being a mother.”

Jill Smokler

New York Times bestselling author and founder of Scary Mommy

“This book has a chapter titled, ‘I Never Knew You Could Ruin Someone’s Day by Simply Keeping Them from Killing Themselves.’ If that doesn’t make you want to buy it, then we can’t be friends.”

Clint Edwards

author of No Idea What I’m Doing: A Daddy Blog and I’m Sorry - Your Husband

“A delightful, identifiable, and entertaining read from cover to cover, Mom Life: Perfection Pending is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to community library Parenting collections.”

Midwest Book Review

“Ethington’s heartfelt, humorous take on motherhood offers overworked and touched-out mamas exactly the right dose of ‘Don’t worry, you’re doing all right’ we didn’t even know we needed. I saw myself in these pages, and if you’re a mom, you probably will, too.”

Kristen Mae

bestselling author of Beyond the Break and Red Water

“Meredith is no stranger to the perils and woes of parenting. She does a fantastic job at being real and honest. I think we are all … perfection pending.”

Meredith Masony

author, speaker, comic, and founder of That’s Inappropriate

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