Jen Singer is a writer whose book You're A Good Mom (and your kids aren't so bad either) is getting stellar reviews. But in addition to watching the rise of her narrative non-fiction delight, she manages the online playground MommaSaid.net, where mommies can gather, get a giggle and catch a break. Check it out via the link. It's a neat site!
MommaSaid also holds regular Housewife Awards ceremonies, consideration for which follows submission of a story about life as a mom and housewife. Jen and her crew look for "a funny story or situation that sums up the occasional craziness of at-home motherhood." (You can also nominate friends or family members.) At the end of each entry period one candidate is chosen, and a deserving (albeit harried) mom wins a fabulous certificate for display among her most prized possessions, as well as a shiny new book, title chosen courtesy MommaSaid.
Guess who just won? Betcha don't need a hint. Er. Especially because I told you in the post title...
Me! And I feel honored.
My submission was an anecdote about one particularly stressful Sunday. To read Jen's write-up of my Slapdash Sunday, visit MommaSaid. (You'll need to scroll down just a bit. When you see my face, you'll know you've found the right spot!)
While you're there, enter with your own story - remember you can nominate others - and see if you can snag the special honor.
And remember: If the housewife is happy, the whole family is happy!