Don’t you just envy that mom who isn’t afraid to admit defeat? Who can laugh at herself one fail at a time? Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You, is a book about flawed motherhood that will inspire you to share your own mommy mishaps.

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 Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More than You coverDo you ever read a hilarious post on one of your favorite mom blogs only to feel a bit disappointed when it comes to an end? You wanted more. More details about those dirty socks or that toddler tantrum or whatever funny mom moment she's experienced. Well fans of Marianne Walsh, columnist for Chicago Parent Magazine and Julie R. Harrison, of the popular blogs Mothersofbrothers and We Band of Mothers will be excited to know that they've co-written the hilarious book, Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You.

About Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You

In Walsh and Harrison's Epic Mom: Failing Every Day a Little Bit More Than You (a collection of short but hilarious stories for the busiest of moms) offers a hilarious and honest glimpse into life behind the minivan doors. Through a series of anecdotes, these moms have proved that honesty is always the best policy when it comes to laughing at your parenting blunders. I love this book because it's about making fun of yourself as a mom (because we all have so many mom fouls), celebrating the good, the bad and the really ugly moments — and knowing that when all else fails, there's always wine, more wine, and lots and lots of wine.

Moms admit their epic fails

Terri Grahl, mother of four and CEO of Enchanted Makeovers recalls thinking she could really do it all as she headed to school to pick up her sick son. "I showed up at the school, ran to the office, and the receptionist said, 'I don't recall your son's name, but why don't you go to the counselor's office?' I almost died when the counselor said, 'Mrs. Grahl, we had your son last year. He's in junior high now.'"

Mrs. Grahl, we had your son last year. He's in junior high now.

Lakesha Womack, mother of one, determined not to talk baby talk to her son, was particularly proud of herself that she'd taught him the correct anatomical name for his male part. "This was a good idea until we were in Wal-Mart one day and he started singing, "penis, penis, penis..." for about five minutes as we maneuvered through the aisles with everyone staring at us. I changed his tune and now we call it his "wee-wee" like most other parents that I know.

Mother of five, Paula Speights, of Kiddiemojo.com, had an embarrassing mom moment on one of the many mornings she was running late. "While dropping my kids off at school, I noticed several side-eye stares on my way up the stairs but it wasn't until walking past my reflection on a school window when I noticed I had been in such a rush to get the kids dressed and out the door that I forgot to dress myself (um, yikes). Needless to say, I had my jammies in full effect including my silk head scarf. I was so embarrassed but I just laughed myself back home, ready to start the day over (hiding behind my sunglasses and tinted windows, of course)."

You didn't forget me, did you? Yes, son, I did.

Karen Putz celebrates what she calls her latest lost my mommy award moment. "I was driving home after a great workout when I realized I left my 12-year-old son at the gym. I usually work out alone and this was the first time we worked out together. When I picked him up 10 minutes later, he looked at me suspiciously. You didn't forget me, did you? Yes, son, I did."

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