Mom Life (Paperback)

Perfection Pending

By Meredith Ethington

Absolute Love Publishing, 9780999577318, 158pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2018

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Ethington "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 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.

About the Author

Meredith Ethington is a mom of three and the writer and creator of the popular parenting blog, Perfection Pending. She is a born-and-raised Texan who loves real talk and laughter, mixed with a little bit of sarcasm. Meredith earned her degree in Psychology and then began writing in 2007 as a way to document her life as a new mom. She quickly realized she had a passion for writing, which helped her work out a lot of her feelings about being a mom. She writes mostly to commiserate with other parents and to remind herself that she doesn't want to be a perfect mother-she wants to be a real one. Meredith has her work featured often in publications such as Scary Mommy, Momtastic, Babble, The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and CafeMom. In 2017, BlogHer named Meredith a Voices of The Year Honoree. She has been featured many times by as one of the funniest parents to follow on Facebook and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine. Meredith now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, three kids, and a very moody cat.