As a mom of kids of “thank God we’re past potty training and spit up” age, I am happy to say Jenny Sulpizio’s new book did not apply to me.
But for every new mom out there, grab a copy—you’ll be glad you did. Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time is a humor-filled encyclopedia of everything from crock pot tips for sustenance to creative ways to pee in peace with young kids. She even has a chapter with specific Sanity Savers for the car that bleary-eyed new moms can use to prep for just about anything (and any postpartum mood!)
Is it possible to get the same information Jenny shares online for free on blogs? Yes. But what new mom has hours of extra time to search for all of it on dozens of sites? Get the book, mamas. And if you’re like me and past this phase, get a handful of copies and make it a “must include” gift for baby showers.
Enough of the bragging on my friend’s book. Now for the fun part: an interview with her… and, a GREAT GIVEAWAY!
Laurie: What do you feel is the biggest struggle us Wonder Woman Wannabes (a.k.a. perfectionist moms) have? What problems does that cause for us?
Jenny: I think what we truly struggle with is leaning on God for everything. In the book I mention that as moms, for the most part we’re used to being in charge. Day in and day out, we plan meals, appointments, and are head honcho’s in every aspect of our kiddos’ lives. We are the CEO’s of our household(s) and we’re used to being in control…but that’s the thing: we’re never truly in control. God is. And we need to learn to lean on and trust in Him in all situations, with all we’ve got, and understand that the pilot’s seat of our adventure is already occupied by the one who created us. Amen?
Laurie: What were your favorite chapters to write? Why?
Jenny: Peeing in Peace was probably my favorite chapter to write because I think that’s one of the number one things moms of small kids struggle with…how to find time to go to the bathroom without an audience! The tips I’ve provided to reclaim some alone time (and our dignity), are extremely practical, easy to implement, and just plain fun.
Laurie: In the end of the book, you write a letter to yourself as a brand-new mom. Was that cathartic? What did it reveal to you about who you were or who you’ve become since then?
Jenny: Yes! Honestly, that letter is one I continually read over and over again because even though I know perfection doesn’t exist (nor did God create me for such a purpose), I still struggle with it at times. Hey, I’m human, right? The words I’ve written serve as a reminder that my kids are only little for so long and that the memories I’ll have during this time of their lives, are the ones I took the time to make. My housework, those pesky errands, and the items on that never-ending to-do list should be the least of my concerns.
Laurie: What is the main message you want other moms to receive in reading your book?
Jenny: Gosh. I want my readers to understand that no matter how alone you think you might be in your role as a mom, you never are. Help is always just a phone call away, and God’s always got us within His grasp. Furthermore, motherhood is extremely rewarding, but it’s also hard…really hard. We need to expect the unexpected, kick our desires for perfection to the curb, and embrace the life we’ve been given, one day (or even one moment) at a time. You’ve got this, mamas!
To celebrate Launch Week for her book, Jenny’s got a GIVEAWAY BUNDLE for 5 special people in the first 100 to respond to this offer!
About the Author: Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a wife and mother of three who enjoys writing about anything and everything under the sun, but especially loves to instruct, motivate, and guide other moms with practical advice, tips, and a whole lot of comic relief in the process. Jenny is a contributing writer for The MOB Society and Moms Together, and is the author of the recently released guide for mamas titled, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time.” To find out more about Jenny or to follow her blog, visit www.jennyleesulpizio.com or visit her here: