Motherhood Smotherhood: Fighting Back Against the Lactivists, Mompetitions, Germophobes, and So-Called Experts Who Are Driving Us Crazy


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Skyhorse Publishing
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6.0 X 0.9 X 9.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

JJ Keith: JJ Keith's writing about parenting has appeared throughout the Internet, including at Salon, the Huffington Post, Babble,, xoJane, the Hairpin, Alternet, and Role/Reboot, and in print in Reader's Digest, the Sydney Morning Herald, and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.


"JJ Keith's writing is exceptionally gutsy, sometimes heartbreaking and always laugh out loud funny. She's the queen of finding a fresh angle on every topic. What I'm saying is, I'm jealous of her ability. Okay? There. The secret is out."
-- Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, bestselling author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Naptime is the New Happy Hour

"I love her stuff."
--Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess), New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

"DUDE. This is epic. Every new mom needs a copy of Motherhood Smotherhood."
-- Rebecca Woolf (Girls Gone Child), author of Rockabye: From Wild to Child

"JJ Keith's entertaining book succeeds where so many writers on parenting fail: she takes her experience, avoids universalizing it, and uses it to bring parents together, away from the myth of perfection parenting. Motherhood Smotherhood is filled with worldly perspective and an original voice. In short, it's frank, fresh, and funny. I wish I'd written it."
-- Leanne Shirtliffe, author of Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids

"If for some reason I end up with a kid, this is the shit I would read."
-- Samantha Irby (Bitches Gotta Eat), author of Meaty: Essays

"In today's culture of parenting do's and don'ts, those who seek out the 'best' child-rearing philosophies are often met with more questions than answers. JJ Keith demystifies those questions by asserting that no parent is perfect--and that's okay. Her relatable and witty essays soothe rather than worry, and for someone who's embarking on the parenting journey, that's the only advice that will really matter."
-- Blair Koenig, author of STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare

"I should have written this. My bad."
-- Dr. Benjamin M. Spock (posthumously via a reputable psychic)

"Some books just beg to be read out loud. JJ Keith's Motherhood Smotherhood is written in a voice that is simultaneously witty, frank, and no-holds-barred."