Films, Books, Musings-With the Glamour of Old Hollywood and the Flair of the Retro

Ketchup is a Vegetable: and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves- A Book Review

In Books on August 18, 2012 at 9:42 am


Well, Ketchup is a Vegetable… is certainly cheeky and there is a LOT of talk of body parts and bodily functions but if you are a mother you will understand that bodily functions-the actual taking place of, and discussion of- takes up quite a bit of your time anyway. They say ‘If you don’t laugh, you cry’ and Robin O’Bryant has a way of making the dirty work of mums’ everyday life funny with her honest anecdotes and colourful use of language, including the ‘faux cuss word’.

She talks frankly about issues we all face or dread facing with our children, like the birds and the bee’s, dinnertime woes and road trips gone drastically wrong. Robin knows that there are things other women never tell you about becoming a mum, and she has whipped off those sparkly rose coloured glasses and is telling us EXACTLY how it is. Forewarned is forearmed, and the taking up of arms may be necessary!

So when you think you are suffocating in a pile of laundry and your dishpan hands can’t claw a way out, hide in the bathroom with Ketcup is a Vegetable… and laugh away your stress until the kids find you and start banging on the door or you begin to wonder just why they are being so quiet?!

Want a taste of Robins’ outlook on life check out her blog (you can also buy the book there)

  1. Once again, nicely written! You may be able to carve a niche w/ book reviews and movie reviews that would set your blog apart from just the general mom bloggers. My sister writes a lot and she immediately thought the “vintage movie review blog” had great potential

    • Thanks Rachel 🙂
      You have me thinking very seriously about the vintage review idea. I am trying to figure out how to go about it.
      I would love to read your sisters’ work if she cares to share it. If so, post a link here or privately if you wish.

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