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That is not even close to her funniest one:
After gaining social media celebrity status, Bunmi began using her powers for good. Not only is she hilarious and honest, she also attempts to reduce the stigma of mental health issues through talking about her own struggles. Mental health aside, some parts of being a mom are hard and not fun. She is a voice of reason that helps makes other moms feel okay for feeling normal feelings by admitting this aloud. Thanks for taking one for the team, Bunmi.
Her other books include-
Onto the book review-
Did you ever read Confessions of a Shopaholic? This book, Confessions of a Domestic Failure, has a similar feel in that Ashely Keller, like Rebecca Bloomwood, finds herself in hilarious situations that only she could get herself into. Picture Rebecca Bloomwood, only American, with a kid, less money, and less style. Lovable just the same.
Here’s the backstory-
Ashley Keller is a stay at home mom feeling completely overwhelmed with motherhood and society’s pressure to do everything in a Pinterest-perfect way. Her experience with motherhood isn’t anything like you see on Facebook, although she too, only posts perfectly curated pictures. She turns to famous blogger, Emily, for inspiration. As an attempt to win a contest through Emily’s blog, she pretends to have it all-together. In one exert, she is Skyping with Emily. She puts on a nice top, but doesn’t have on pants, because she is only on Skype after all. Of course, she forgets this fact as she gets up to grab something. To her horror, she flashes the perfect, famous-blogger. Obviously, the way she describes it is so much funnier.
Here’s a few quotes from the book-
“I’d dreamt I had a full staff: a nanny, butler, housekeeper and full-time masseuse. The laundry mountain of shame that lives permanently on my living room couch had vanished, and in its place, eighty-one bottles of delicious exercise wine. What’s exercise wine? It’s a wine that, when consumed, stimulates your muscles, resulting in rock-hard abs. While my nanny, who wasn’t hot enough to be a threat, played with Aubrey on the f loor, I enjoyed sip after mouthwatering sip and watched my kangaroo-pouch stomach tighten into a washboard.”
“You’re just a mom, You feel useless and essential at the same time. You feel like everyone is doing a better job than you and that nobody understands what you’re going through.”
As I get older, I tend to gravitate toward more serious books, but this was hilariously refreshing. I too identify with being a domestic failure, and it is always nice to feel like you are not alone. If there is any take away from this book, it is that every mom sometimes feels like a mess. That doesn’t mean we don’t love our kids, because we would do anything for them. It’s okay to admit we don’t always have it all-together. We are all doing the best we can.
This book reads like a movie. I hope it hits the theaters one day. I’d be rooting for Bunmi the whole way.