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The Mommy Life

An Unshaven, Milk-Stained (but Hopeful) Peek Into the Real World of Mommyhood

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About The Book

Laugh at the ups, downs, and silliness of mommy life with this collection of relatable illustrations that let you know you’re not alone.

Do you live for nap time? Can you find a sippy cup among the plastic rubble in less than ten seconds? Do your typical wardrobe choices amount to t-shirts and black leggings? If so, you might be a mother of young children, and Gina McMillen is here for you.

In Mommy Life, Gina offers her wry, fresh illustrations and commentary to remind you that you’re not alone. This book is the perfect refuge for when your three-year-old has a meltdown because you cut her sandwich the wrong way or the baby has decided naps are no longer his jam. This collection of relatable images will keep you sane during the dark days and remind you that all your kids need is you.

About The Author

Gina McMillen is an illustrator based in Phoenix, Arizona. She loves illustrating everyday objects and creating comics about her life as a mom of two.

Why We Love It

“Parenting is hard, and Gina McMillen knows just how hard it can be. I love this book because of how honest it is and how much better readers will feel about their current situation after reading it. There is no shame and no judgement, and Gina makes it a priority to let readers know however they’re doing, whatever they’re doing, it’s totally okay.”

—Eileen M., Editor, on The Mommy Life

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 5, 2022)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507215678

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