The Mommy Mafia: The Urban Dictionary of Mothers

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Morgan James Publishing, 2014 - Family & Relationships - 168 pages
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At last, here’s a confronting yet humorous look at Mom stereotypes. Think you’re not a cliché? Think again! The Mommy Mafia is a walk-through guide to every conceivable Mom type, with each parenting style brutally revealed. Author LJ Charleston has created The Mommy Mafia as a primer to personality profiling for Moms. We all know a Boot Camp Mom, but recognizing you are one is part of the fun of taking a light look at the toughest job in the world – being a Mom.

Olympic, Germ Phobic, Chardonnay, Runaway, Lazy, Wikipedia, or Afraid of the Sun Mom—which mother are you?

The Mommy Mafia will make you:

1. laugh and enjoy
2. gain fresh understanding
3. change your perspective of other mothers
4. make changes in your own mothering

Because The Mommy Mafia will:

1. poke fun at the mothering types
2. educate women about the different mothering types
3. reveal some of the reasons behind mothers’ behavior
4. allow mothers to recognize their own traits—good and bad—and perhaps set about “fixing” negative behavior

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I am not a mother and won't be for a VERY long time, but I totally get the author's view on the "Mommy Mafia." Every mother has a different personality category they can fit in. My mother easily fits into the "Outdoor Mom" Category and my stepmother is the "Stay-at-Home Mom" Category. LJ Charleston gives scarily accurate descriptions of different mothers. It's freaky how before motherhood we women can be then right after a baby comes; their personality almost completely changes. Thus, the origins of the future member of "The Mommy Mafia" begins!
For those women who are awaiting motherhood, you are a mother, or even if you aren't going to be one in a long time like me-still take a peak at this. It's too humorous and accurate, especially if you know mothers who fit into these categories. Check it out!

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Being a mom is one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences ever, and as a mother this book is hilarious and so true. I have dealt with all of the "mafia moms" and the author nailed it. I laughed so many times and the book was a delight to read. If I had a nickel for all of the advice I have gotten I would be rich. The book is very well written and easy to read and stay with. I hated to see it end and was left wanting more. It would be a great movie! It does not poke fun at motherhood but it portrays the bizarre and different "kinds" of moms out there. And some actually scare me, LOL. The style of LJ Charleston is fresh and real and I love her honesty and sense of humor. We all need a good laugh, especially moms and this book has tons of giggles just waiting to be released. I most definitely recommend it to everyone. 


She is not wearing sweat suit pants
Agoraphobia Mom
Work from Home Mom
Home School Mom
Olympic Mom
CSection Mom
Coffee Mom
Allergy Mom
Mean Mom
School Yard Mom
Boy Mom

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About the author (2014)

LJ Charleston is an award-winning Australian journalist and writer. A former news anchor, newspaper columnist, radio presenter, and mother of three boys, she’s the author of the popular blog The Mommy Mafia ( the novel Light Sweet Crude, picture book I Will Love You Until and true crime book Crazy Lady Criminals. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies including Some Girls Do…My Life as a Teenager, Your Mother Would Be Proud, What Is Mother Love? and What I Wish I Knew About Motherhood. LJ completed her Master of Arts thesis just five days before giving birth to her twins. She’s also been a catwalk model, a radio show host, and a TV reporter whose specialty in Hong Kong was reporting live from the scene of typhoons – but none of this prepared her for the onslaught of motherhood. 

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