Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Scary Mommy" has a lot to confess before Mother's Day!

Introduction by Melissa Amster

Jill Smokler (a.k.a. "Scary Mommy") and I have three things in common...we're both moms (two boys and a girl, each), we live in Maryland and we have curly hair! When Amy first told me about her (because she was going to be doing signings in my neck of the woods), I just knew that we had to have her visit CLC in honor of Mother's Day! We're glad she's here because her blog is fabulous and her answers to our mommy-themed questions are hilarious! If you like what you see and buy her book, "Confessions of a Scary Mommy," between now and May 15th, just send us a receipt and Jill will send you a signed bookplate!

If you want to learn more about Jill, visit her at Facebook and Twitter.

What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
Watching my kids develop into little people right before my very eyes.

Share something funny that your kid(s) said or did recently.
My youngest knows every word to every inappropriate song on the radio. It probably shouldn't, but it cracks me up.

Do you have any Mother's Day traditions?
Doing as little as possible for my kids.

Who is your favorite celebrity mom?
I'm best friends with Jennifer Garner. She just doesn't know it yet.

What is your favorite activity to share with your kids?
I love looking at their old baby pictures with them.

What is your most shameful (in a funny way) mom behavior?
Pretending not to hear them when they call me for something silly. If it's that important, they'll find me.

What is your favorite chick lit novel about motherhood?
I don't think I've ever read a chick lit novel about motherhood. Does mine qualify? If it does, it's my favorite.

What is your favorite "kid food" to serve and/or eat?
Grilled cheese. Extra butter.

What is the most frustrating mom moment you had recently? 
Searching for Evan's shoes this morning. I swear, shoes simply walk away in this house.

What is your favorite kid-themed movie? (Or what movie would you not hide behind your kids in order to see it?)
I still love the movies I adored as a kid: Mary Poppins, Annie and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory top my list.

Special thanks to Jill for visiting with us and making us laugh! If you'd like a signed bookplate, just purchase her book between now and May 15th and send us the receipt.