Confessions of a Cereal Mother by Rachel McClellan

Welcome to Author Rachel McClellan
Once upon a time, in a wonderful and carefree world, Rachel McClellan fell asleep in a warm and spacious bed, her long hair in great locks around her, and not a single blemish upon her face. Outside her window, bluebirds sang and the cloudless blue sky was full of promise.
However, when she awoke she discovered gum in her now ratted hair, a tiny, chocolate fingerprint smeared across her forehead, and four very wiggly children crowding her bed. There were no bluebirds singing outside her window (or perhaps she couldn’t hear them anymore), only a tornado, pulsing with thunder and lightening. Her world was in chaos, a raging storm on all fronts.
But what a perfect storm it was…
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Confessions of a Cereal Mother
by Rachel McClellan

In this humorous memoir you’ll discover several mind-saving rules, which include:

– Don’t throw your pregnancy test away before the full three minutes is up.

– Unless there is a rush on the grocery store pending a zombie-virus outbreak, never take your kids shopping.

– If your toddler is going to chew on a Band-Aid, hope it’s one found inside the community swimming pools chlorinated pool and not one found in their locker room.

– Never throw up in a cookie sheet.

– Things can always get worse. You could discover your child playing with a used tampon applicator. It’s not a whistle, sweetie.

– And most importantly, the moment one of your children is seriously ill, forget about everything else. You have the greatest honor in the world – being a Mom.

What others are saying:
“A realistic and humorous take on motherhood. Are you in my house?” –Robin O’Bryant, author of Indie Best-seller, “Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other lies Moms Tell Themselves.”
“Delightfully humorous with factual truths about motherhood and womanhood. You’ll immediately be hooked with her fun story-telling and hilarious hooks. A truly fantastic read that will not only lift your motherly spirit, but remind you what motherhood is truly all about… and it’s all worth it.” –Karie Elordi, author of the popular blog “The Dating Divas

Guest Post

Sometimes holidays are rough on Moms who are often so busy ensuring everyone else is having fun that they’re often forgotten. But it’s not just holidays.
How many of us Moms have prepared a meal, then dished the food up for our kids, ran to the kitchen to get the milk we forgot to put on the table, recovered the fork from the floor (seven times) after our toddler repeatedly throws it, and on and on until, when it’s finally our turn to eat, there’s barely enough food left or no one left to eat with as they are all finished and have already scattered to the four corners of the home? Wow. That was a really long question.
In this short excerpt from Confessions, the mother has just had a rough Mother’s Day. When the husband, who had to work a graveyard the night before and had slept all day, realizes it, he promptly takes the kids out of the house to give mom some alone time.
But a mother should never assume she’s alone…
Aaron gives me a kiss on the cheek. “Have fun doing whatever you want,” he says.
Whatever I want? I hear the door close. Then . . . nothing. The sound is new and foreign. It is so sweet, a single tear escapes from a buried emotional reservoir.
Very slowly I move forward, afraid to disrupt the silence. Whatever I want. I don’t stop moving until I’m in front of the stereo in the living room. I open the CD drawer and reach to the very, dusty back and pull out the first thing I touch. Music begins to play, bringing memories back from the days I was carefree. In a complete daze, I turn up the volume. Sounds that don’t involve singing vegetables or rapping dinosaurs flow into me, igniting me with new life.
I undo the button of my pants and unzip. My jeans fall off me like old skin. In one swoop my shirt comes over my head, and in a move my husband would kill to see, I snake the bra out from under my tank top and fling it across the room. It lands in the garbage.
Finally free, I jump on the couch in time with the beat of the music. My hips begin to move and arms wave in some ancient primal dance. I’m in this current trance, when I hear a
throat being cleared.
I freeze and slowly turn to the back door. There stands my husband and all four kids. Poor Baby looks like he’s going to cry.
“We forgot jackets. It’s chilly outside,” my husband says, trying not to laugh. “Kids, go back to the car. I’ll get your stuff.
I step off the couch with the grace of Elizabeth Taylor, attempt to pull my tank top down over my underwear, and pick up my jeans. “I’m doing laundry,” I say.
When the kids don’t move, Aaron says, “Go!” They bump into each other as they try to escape the frightening scene before them.

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