Katiedid's immodest and cheeky take on pregnancy, motherhood, her own childhood shenanigans and her life adventures will have you laughing out loud.
Regarding a pathetic attempt at pole dancing as a form of exercise, she writes: "The instructor yelled at me to relish my femininity. I tried again. Bam! Face and floor met. I went home with a bruised ego. an even more bruised nose and nothing to show my eager husband."
She writes about sleep as only a parent could: "Sleep and I were never close -- second cousins at best. But in the past nine months, sleep and I have gone from cool acquaintances to full-on frienemies. ... She takes her sweet time to arrive -- primping her hair, I assume -- visits for only an hour or two and then disappears."
And of course, there's a chapter titled "Potty Humor."
Katiedid Langrock lives in Los Angeles with her main squeeze, two kids and a rabbit named Pig. For the past decade, Langrock has worked as a writer and story editor in the entertainment industry. You can see her most recent work on the television series "Project Mc2" and "Lalaloopsy."
She also created WriteInTheWild.com, where she uses her experiences as an adventure tour guide in the Australian Outback and years working as a story specialist to consult with writers and encourage them to access their optimum writing potential by taking a breather out in nature.
Langrock credits her family and friends for being by her side through every embarrassing moment -- and then encouraging her to write about it while insisting on their names being changed to protect the not-so-innocent.
Once upon a time you and your partner had a perfect life: dinners out, weekend mornings cuddling in bed, brunch with friends. Then you gave birth to a poop machine (or two). Now, it's all about the pediatrician, breast pumps, princess dresses, and minivans. And discovering that your pride and joy is actually a little A-hole.
When your son wakes you up at 3:00 A.M. because he wants to watch Caillou, he's an a-hole. When your daughter outlines every corner of your living room with a purple crayon, she's an a-hole. When your rug rats purposely paint the kitchen ceiling with their smoothies, they're a-holes. At times like these, it's only natural to want to kill them (or yourself). But it's against the law (and there's the suicide hotline). Plus, there's that whole loving them more than anything in the whole world thing.
In I Heart My Little A-Holes, Karen Alpert shares hilarious stories, lists, and deep thoughts on the joys and horrors of raising children. Accompanied by cheery illustrations and photos I Heart My Little A-Holes will make you laugh so hard you'll wish you were wearing a diaper.