We Have Friends In High Places…

Far be it from us to contradict Garth Brooks, but there is just no way around it.

We have friends who are doing some AMAZING things! We’d like to take this opportunity to brag about them if you don’t mind.

The Mother of All MeltdownsMOAMCover

You’ve picked up your copy already, right?! If you have, you will see that the contributing authors’ section reads like a who’s who of The Dose of Reality favorites. Some of our very bestest peeps–the ones we read every. single. day.–are the writers of this fabulous book.

We even had the honor of writing a blurb for the inside of the book! You know what adds to the fun of reading fantastic essays by your talented friends? It’s getting a super secret advanced copy of their awesome book to read before anyone else! WOOT!!

Here’s what we had to say (officially):

Do you ever find yourself wondering if you are the only one who doesn’t react to all situations like June Cleaver? Are there days as a mother where you wish *you* could throw yourself to the ground and have a toddler-style tantrum because you.just.can’t.take.it.anymore? Well, so have the 30 hilarious bloggers of “The Mother of All Meltdowns”! These ladies tell it like it is.

Gone bonkers because your child didn’t appreciate the expensive, theme park vacation you booked to make their childhood complete? Check. Lost your cool because your child decided to play barbershop using her own head? Yep, they have been there. Ever punish your child for not eating the lunch you accidentally forgot to make him? They feel your pain.

We could not have enjoyed “The Mother of All Meltdowns” more…partly because we laughed so hard while reading, we could legitimately skip our ab workout for the week! Score! Every mom reading will come away feeling like she has 30 new girlfriends who just “get it”! All moms deserve the laughter and validation “The Mother of All Meltdowns” delivers!
Lisa and Ashley  a.k.a. The Dose Girls

Here’s what we have to say (unofficially):

Why are you still reading this review? You need to go right now and buy this book if you haven’t already. Click here. And if you have already read the book, have you gotten copies for all of your mom friends? This book is the perfect holiday gift.

Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother

Sunshine After the Storm

Not only do we have friends who bring the funny, we have friends who know how to open up about the most difficult times in their lives in order to help and comfort others.

This beautiful book is full of insight from moms who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or the loss of a child. They pour out their souls and give words of comfort and advice to people going through a pain they know all too well.

We wish the wonderful women of this lovely book had never had to face such losses, but the fact that they did and have now decided to share their stories to help other grieving moms, makes us so proud to know them. We hope every single parent who needs to read their words has the opportunity to do so, so they know they are not alone. You can get your copy her for yourself and/or someone you know right here.

You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth

You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth

Thank goodness women all go to the powder room together!! If they didn’t we may never have gotten one of the funniest takes on motherhood, marriage, and more that we’ve ever read. The ladies featured on the popular In The Powder Room blog are telling it like it is…and you know *that* is one of our favorite things. 

These women are honest, hilarious, and just a little bit unorthodox. So basically, everything we seek out in a friend. Woot! But don’t take our word for it, go ahead and grab yourself a copy right here. You’ll find yourself wishing you could have a girls’ night out with these fabulously funny ladies from the first page to the last. (But you’ll have to stand in line behind us because we asked them first.)

So sorry again, Garth. We’ve got friends in really high places, and we’re pretty darn proud of them!  Here are their links again so you can check them all out!

The Mother of All Meltdowns

Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother

You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth



We Have Friends In High Places… — 54 Comments

  1. So many great books and so little time!! Of course I’ve read MOAM and I have started to read “Sunshine” but I haven’t read one word of “Lipstick” although I have absolutely seen it making the rounds!! It’s pretty awesome to be surrounded by so many talented women out here. Thanks for bringing so of them to light today!!

  2. I am so excited to see all of these books, and I was very excited to be a part of Mother of All Meltdowns….thank you so much for the awesome review, and now I need to go and check out the other two books!

  3. As far as im concerned the mother of all meltdowns deserves a nobel prize for hilariousness and awesomeness!! OR its own prize to be named after it. like everyone will gather in geneva to see who won this years “mother of all meltdowns award” yeah, i think it has a ring to it! and you guys -keep being awesome because its so fun to know famous people!!

  4. Thanks for the awesome review of the Mother of All Meltdowns! You know I’m gifting this baby to everyone under the sun this year. It’s not every day I get to give a book I contributed to! Well, I guess I could make it an every day occurence, if I started giving it to strangers on the street! So honored that the fab Dose Girls did our official review too! Thanks for all the love!

  5. I have a great book sitting on my nightstand right now called I Just Want to Pee Alone! I *may* have skipped back to your story when I first got the book. Hilarious!

    Thanks so much for your review of MOAM…we’re so lucky to have friends like you!

  6. Ashley: Hope you and your family are well. It’s not everyday you can laugh and get some holiday shopping done at that same time! Excited to share some of these books with my sisters and close friends this holiday season. Keep making us laugh and it’s always comforting to know that we are not on this crazy ride of parenting alone!

  7. Thanks for the beautiful review of Sunshine. You are so right, it is a book that nobody want’s to be qualified to contribute to, but it is my hope (and I know the other contributors) that our stories can bring some comfort to those that find themselves in the same horrible place.

    I have only a few more pages to go in Meltdown! What a great book to read when you need a good laugh and your friends are busy having their own meltdowns. My next book on my list is, Lipstick, which I can only imagine is a hoot! Thanks again!

  8. We love that so many people already have these great books and are putting the others on their wish list!! You won’t regret it!

  9. Great reviews! I haven’t started Sunshine yet but I’ve finished the other two and you guys nailed it. Funny stuff from talented women! You should have included I Just Want to Pee Alone! Another one I have loved and the first collection book I read. Shout about it – it’s a great book too!

  10. I loved MOAM and bought copies for my fellow soon-to-be mommy friends, just so when those inevitable meltdowns happen they won’t feel like they are on their own! So many great books out there by talented bloggers, and definitely not enough time to ready everything!

  11. Look at you two spreading all the love! Just par for the course – you are such supportive bloggers, and all your friends are lucky to have you in their corner. I’m honored to count myself among them 🙂

  12. Thank you for sharing YHLOYT! I have Meltdowns on my nightstand and ordered Sunshine After The Storm. I love seeing so many women give voice to so many different experiences.

  13. You guys are beyond awesome. What’s beyond awesome? Spectacular, spectacular! Thanks for all your support in our endeavors with MOAM, and thanks for including us with two fantastic books. All of these writers are amazing and deserve all the recognition that they can get!

  14. Aw…I am so touched by this review and even more so because you gave my story a shout out for The Mother of All Meltdowns. It’s hard being in the club that wrote Sunshine after the storm but if it means helping one person, then it was worth writing about it. Lipstick is in my Amazon cart. 🙂 Thanks, my friends.

  15. I bought the Mother of all Meltdowns but have yet to start reading it.
    I want to write a review for it on Amazon so I need to get to it..!!


  16. Thanks for this review, ladies! I have yet to read the second one, but can’t wait to, and am so taken with the other two gems. And dude, you ladies ARE the high places 🙂

  17. I already own 2 out of three and am reading them at the same time. I will have to buy You Have lipstick on Your Teeth. I have a soft spot or powder rooms. That’s where I met you, Ashley!

  18. Thanks girls for the awesome book recs! It’s not only great to hear of these gems, it’s awesome that you sweethearts are helping them to spread the word and support those outstanding authors! Way to be!

  19. Love what you did with this- I am digging the trio of reviews! What an awesome post! I am honored to have been a contributor to Sunshine, and I adore the other two books. Thanks for always being the best supporters and cheerleaders- perhaps in the entire blogosphere! Love you gals. xoxo

  20. I do have a copy of The Mother of All Meltdowns!

    I really commend all of these women for moving forward on such a hard task. Writing a book isn’t easy!

  21. I just recently got “Meltdown”, and I’m only about one or two stories in. Now I’ve got even more books to buy…and somehow fit in for reading. Congrats on the blurb!

  22. We are so proud of our fabulous friends…all of you in these fantastic books and all of you who are supporting them! Blogging is all about community and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of yours!! 🙂

  23. First of all, thank you for talking about Sunshine. I hope it reaches the right women, and that they won’t feel so alone.

    I had lots of friends contributing to Lipstick, so I’ve already read that, but I haven’t read MOAM. It looks great. I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

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