True Mom Confessions (Giveaway)

March 28, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under books, reviews & giveaways, women

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
The winner is comment #5: Sandy.

True Mom Confessions is a hilarious look at the most private thoughts that mommies have that we would never admit to in public. These days there are a lot of pressure of doing the right things when it comes to raising our children. However, I truly believe that no one follows all the rules all the time and this book proves it!


Romi Lassally provides a judgment-free zone where women can reveal their mommy misdemeanors. From not feeling like cleaning up vomit in the middle of the night, to barking something completely inappropriate to the children, to wanting to be pawed by hands that aren’t covered in jelly, the confessions pour in daily. Heartfelt and hilarious, naughty and nasty, frank and outrageous, the confessions culled together for this book represent the best—or the worst?—of those humbling hidden secrets of motherhood in all its glorious messiness as improvisation and triage. They dare to suggest that it’s okay for moms to make mistakes, to have unkind thoughts, to publicly or privately embarrass themselves—and above all to be human.


You can definitely tell that this book was written by a mother. It’s arranged in a way that you can pick it up whenever you have a spare moment and still have a good laugh. There’s no major time comittment, no in-depth reading. It’s all about fun and laughter.

What I liked best about the book is that not only did it make me feel like I’m not alone but it also made me realize that I”m not that bad after all. When I”m out blog-hopping, I read about all the wonderful and organized moms who make cookies from scratch, hand-paint all the goody bags for their child’s class party, and know the words to every single nursery rhyme. Me? I do whatever I have to to just get by. There’s just so many other things I need to get done in such a limited amount of time, you know?

In True Mom Confessions, I found a safe environment where I can relate to other mom’s most darkest, funniest, and inner most thoughts.


I have a copy of True Mom Confessions for one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, April 5th what your true mom confession is. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on April 6th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to True Mom Confessions.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!



99 Responses to “True Mom Confessions (Giveaway)”
  1. cheryl pasquier says:

    My true mom confession is …. suddenly slowing down the pace and walking as slow as possible on the route home between the bus stop and daycare, enjoying my last few minutes of peace and quiet before I pick up the kids !!

  2. cheryl pasquier says:

    I’m a subscriber

  3. Jamie says:

    Sounds like a great book. I’d love to win.

  4. Jamie says:

    I am a subscriber.

  5. SANDY says:

    taking the long way home when they are all quiet or asleep and enjoying the music or peace

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  7. susan varney says:

    going for a ride when its almost bedtime to get them to sleep easier.

  8. Debbie says:

    Please include me in your giveaway.

  9. Debbie says:

    I am a subscriber.

  10. Judith says:

    None of my babies wore pyjamas. At night, I bathed them and put them to sleep in clean clothes which they wore though the night and the next day, too.

  11. Linda says:

    I am a subscriber.

  12. ellen cunningham says:

    My true mom confession is that sometimes I feel guilty about regretting being a stay at home mom and not having a job. Thanks for the chance.

  13. Jo says:

    My true mom confession is I still love heavy metal:)

  14. Jo says:

    I am a subscriber

  15. gahome2mom says:

    I’m Not Perfect! Just like the Laurie Berkner song says. lol Oh, that feels so good! Confession. Hahahaha….

  16. sito says:

    I have felt horrible guilt about the time money was really tight and I stopped on the way home from work and bought an ice cream sundae for myself and ate it up before anyone else would know. I just really, really needed a treat.

  17. sito says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  18. C. clemens says:

    my true confession is i feel guilty for staying home with them and not working. i know its good for them but financially not so.

  19. Renee C. says:

    My true mom confession is that I did not “glow” when I was pregnant. I was miserable I constantly had indigestion, my feet were swollen and my back hurt. I am thrilled they turned out as wonderful as they have, considering the fact that I felt like #1 horrible mom since all other moms talked nothing about these things and only about how WONDERFUL pregnancy was…

  20. trish says:

    My confession is that I was not always as sympathetic with my son’s boo boos and I put a limit on Band Aids. He would have easily gone through a box of Band Aids a day if I let him. He would cry over a cut that I honestly couldn’t even see. Thank goodness he grew out of that.

  21. trish says:


  22. trish says:

    Your button is on my sidebar here:

  23. Anne says:

    Don’t tell my kids, but when they were younger I would always set the clock ahead by a few hours on New Years Eve, so they thought they’d been up until midnight!


  24. Anne says:

    I’m an email subscriber!


  25. george ferris says:

    When they all go to sleep and it is quiet. I can relax and meditate.

  26. Cindy B. in in Oklahoma says:

    Confession….sometimes the tv is a good babysitter, just for a short time :)

  27. Cindy B. in in Oklahoma says:


  28. Cindy B. in in Oklahoma says:

    Button is on my left sidebar…

  29. Charlotte says:

    Sometimes I allow my daughter to play on the computer a little longer just so that I can finish what I’m working on like reading a good book and it’s the best part.

  30. staceyk says:

    using the 3 second rule.

  31. Maggie M says:

    I would LOVE to win this book for my niece. She had her first baby on January 27th, a little boy. This would make a great “shower” gift:)

  32. Maggie M says:

    Subscriber by email :)

  33. Genevieve Larson says:

    My true mom confession is that I feel guilty if I take one or two kids out for a treat and not the other one ( I have 4 kids.)

  34. Genevieve Larson says:

    email subscriber

  35. Cher says:

    My mommy confession is not wanting to change my sons outfit when a little pee soaks thru to his clothes. I mean it will dry soon anyways!

  36. Cher says:

    I subscribe.

  37. Lynette says:

    I eat chocolate without my son knowing…I hide it!

  38. Lynette says:

    I really like to read books like this…I did subscribe to your site and already had a button on my blog.
    I also got a gravatar! Thanks!

  39. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I’d love to win this.

  40. Brenda S. says:

    Sounds like a great book. I’d love to win.

  41. Annette Burke says:

    Hhmmm…my True Mom Confession:

    I long for bedtime (for them, not me) every night. It is the ONLY time where the house is quiet. I sacrifice my own sleep in order to have a few hours of quiet time every night.

    Then I’m usually grouchy all day long and can’t wait for them to go to bed cuz they’re driving me nuts….vicious cycle. LOL

  42. Annette Burke says:

    I’m a subscriber

  43. Kristinia says:

    Trying to ignore my toddler in the morning especially when he wakes me up way tooo early… doesn’t work for long because he comes and wakes me up anyhow!

  44. Kristinia says:


  45. Sheila H says:

    After the 6th or so time of my daughter yelling at night that shes hungry/thirsty/not tired etc I ignore her and act like Im asleep!

  46. Sheila H says:

    Im a subscriber!

  47. beth shepherd says:

    My true confession as a mom is that I love 8pm - the time when all 3 of my wonderful energetic children go to bed..
    Thank you!

  48. Djp says:

    sign me up

  49. Karen Gonyea says:

    I long for the children to go off to college. Not all of the time, but some days, I think, when are they going to go to college so I can have some peace and quiet !! LOL !!

  50. angela says:

    taking a nap while the kids are at school in order to get a peaceful sleep

  51. angela says:

    feed subscriber

  52. Katrina says:

    My confession is that I spend too much time on the internet instead of with my baby.

  53. angela says:

    blogged about the giveaway

  54. Pam says:

    I use candy/cookies, etc. to bribe my son to use the potty…

  55. Stephanie says:

    This book looks like such a good one! I’d love to win!

  56. Anita Yancey says:

    My confession is I sometimes forget about my daughters bath time, and just put her to bed anyway.

  57. Anita Yancey says:

    I am a subscriber!



  59. sandra says:

    my confession is that i don’t like being a mom

  60. sandra says:


  61. Tarah says:

    Sometimes I don’t think they’re “so cute” when they’re acting up or acting out.

  62. tanya says:

    Sometimes I’d rather give the kiddos soda than listen to them whine about milk!

  63. Susan Smith says:

    Part of me looks forward to the day my kids move out so I don’t have to cook or clean as much and I can have more free time to myself and to travel.

  64. Dina says:

    I plan to keep my toddler sleeping in a crib for as long as it is safe - just as I did with my older child!

  65. Dina says:

    Got your button

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  67. Molly Capel says:

    That I enjoy my time away from my family.

  68. Angie says:

    I wonder if I’m messing my children up because my mental state isn’t what it used to be!

  69. Angie says:

    I am an email subscriber: pricousins{at}aol{dot}com

  70. Christina says:

    My true mom confession is - turning on the overhead fan in the bathroom while taking a long, hot bath so I won’t hear any of the SOUNDS from the rest of the house and feel responsible!

  71. Leah J says:

    My confession is that bed time and nap time are my favorite times of the day!

  72. Beth says:

    Sometimes I have had some candy that I didn’t tell the kids about and ate it after they went to bed! Oh well, it’s a confession!

  73. Beth says:

    I subscribe

  74. Shannon says:

    Looks like an awesome book!

  75. Shannon says:

    I subscribe via email.

  76. Carrie Baird says:

    My true mom confession is that I don’t always have the answers. (Don’t tell my kids, ok?) wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  77. Charlotte Robbins says:

    im doing my best not to follow all my moms mistakes she made in my life with my son, hes 10 now and still trauma free!!

  78. Ed Nemmers says:

    I have a fourth nipple!

  79. Tina H. says:

    My mom confession is I miss the me time I used to have before kids.

  80. Jennifer Elliott says:

    My true mom confession is my addiction to Twilight!

  81. dianad says:

    I’m a grandmother now but I vividly remember the teenage years of my son and really worrying that he’s never amount to much. He is extremely successful now and the worrying and sometimes heartache were needless. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

  82. Brooke says:

    I forgot my daughter’s birthday once.

  83. Kathy Scott says:

    Snuggling with them while I sleep and they watch a movie.

  84. jayne says:

    Sometimes I take a few extra minutes in the bathroom-just so I can breathe!

  85. Sarah says:

    My true mom confession is that for the first few weeks, I think my husband was the better “mom”!

  86. Sarah says:

    I subscribe to your feed.

  87. Becky says:

    My true mom confession is sometimes I have to lock myself in a closet and have a glass of tea.

  88. Kim says:

    my confession is that I don’t really want to ever breastfeed again. as in ever.

  89. Kim says:


  90. Gabriel J. says:

    Confession is that I love my partner but I like to have some time for myself.

  91. Jamie says:

    My true mom confession is I put on a scary mask when my 2 year old throws a tantrum to make him listen.

  92. Candie L says:

    My confession is even though I portray that I am, I am not a perfect mom. No one is allowed to come to my house without advance notice. I do not read to the children as often as I should, and I do not help them with their homework (as long as they have all As, I think that they are showing me they know the work).

  93. Candie L says:

    I am a subscriber. Thank you


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