I Have News!

Did you know that when a mom says she has “news” it doesn’t automatically mean she is pregnant again?

It is true. Sometimes we do other stuff. 

This is me telling the whole crappy family my news…

(You’ll notice that Crappy Papa is holding a bottle of champagne. This is because he somehow can make a bottle of champagne appear out of thin air when someone utters the magic word “news”. No really, he can. I’ve seen him do it several times.)

I’m all giddy inside, I can’t believe I get to say the words! I’ve been dying to get this out! I’ve bottled it up for so long!

I start to tell them:


And I’m interrupted. 


He wants a plum.  


Now Crappy Baby pipes up that he wants one too. Fine.

Just let me get this news out!

I start again:


I’m interrupted. Again. 


I tell him that Katherine is someone I work with, because I don’t want to explain further than that and really it is kinda true.*

I just want to tell my news!  


Excitedly, I clasp my hands together and blurt it out:


I pause for effect.

At any moment colorful streamers and confetti and balloons will shower down upon us. The whole family will sing “For She’s a Jolly Good Fellow” and they’ll hoist me up on their shoulders and dance around and the band will start playing and the credits will roll and everyone will stand and clap while they wipe tears from their eyes. 


Instead, this is the reaction:



Really? Ten billion years? Now that just isn’t true. I’m pretty sure I’ve only been talking about it for nine. 


Admitting defeat, I tell Crappy Papa that I’ll tell him the details later. “Details” is a code word for “conversations” which parents can have via texting and after the kids go to sleep. 


He asks me if I want champagne which isn’t a real question. He merely wanted to remind me of the presence of our champagne guest, patiently waiting in his hand. Yay!

He uncorks it in that loud, celebratory way that he feels is annoying and wasteful as any good wine snob does. But he does it on special occasions. For me.

We’re celebrating! Yay!

But the loud POP noise startles the kids.  


And Crappy Baby starts fearfully sobbing. 


I put my champagne glass down on the floor and rush over to pick him up. Poor thing. 

Crappy Papa fills my glass as I comfort Crappy Baby and he hands it to me. 


We clink glasses and don’t say a word. We just look at each other and laugh, knowing that there couldn’t be a more perfect way to celebrate a parenting book. 


SO! You know how when a blogger suddenly announces that she got a book deal and then you worry that her posts won’t be as good as they used to be because she’ll save everything for her book? And then she just doesn’t have enough time to write so she stops posting as frequently?

I hate that.

I’m not going to do that to you. Because I just did.  

Yep, I just spent the last many, many months secretly working undercover on this book. And now it is done.

At least the content is, which is at least 70% brand new material. With illustrations, of course. Then my editor and I will edit it and fix it and tweak it and add stuff to it and take stuff out of it and then the layout people do layout stuff and somebody says magic spells and it appears on paper and I actually have no idea how any of that works.

Book will be released next year by Harlequin Nonfiction somewhere around April 2013. Which might as well be ten billion years from now. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you when it comes out in case you want to like, read it or something.


*Katherine is my literary agent. I still feel kinda smarmy when I say I have an agent. Therefore I only say it using a Harvard accent. It’s the only way. 

PS – it goes without saying (actually it doesn’t go without saying because now I’m going to say it) but THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR AWESOMENESS! I can’t tell you how hilarious and fabulous it was when potential publishers were looking at my blog and you guys were writing comments like “So when are you going to write a book?” totally unprompted. You guys rock. Hard.    

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621 Responses to I Have News!

  1. Delia says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!!!

  2. jen says:

    It is about damn time, you can count me in as one of the commenters telling you to write a book! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Tara Worth says:

    I will buy ten copies. No joke, this will be my baby shower gift from now on! So excited for you!

    • Sara says:

      Great idea as a baby shower gift… I’m going to steal that.

    • Karen says:

      That is a great idea, new parents NEED your stories!

      • Genipher says:

        “Experienced” parents need it too. ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’ve got several friends with kids that would LOVE a book like this! I’ll probably by several copies, as well!

    • sabby says:

      Oh, stealing this idea too!

    • Katie says:

      Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read it and give it as a gift to every mom I know, maybe even some I don’t know. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      The only complaint I have is that You, This Blog, and Computers weren’t around 30 years ago when I was a new mom! I could have really used this information/entertainment/inspiration back then!

      • Laurie W. says:

        I second that!! Maybe that’s why I like to follow this blog and other blogs of young families. I loved being a mom, but always felt guilty I wasn’t doing it quite right. 30 years later, I take comfort that we were “just right.” And I have two wonderful grown-up kids (who can still be “crappy” sometimes!) to be proud of. There were many times I thought I’d never see the day!!!

        However, neither of these two children has produced any crappy babies of their own. I’m DYING to give this book as a present. Well, one can only hope!

        • Maggie M. says:

          OHHHHH….This is a GREAT idea for a gift!!! LOVE IT! Ofcourse I’ll have to read it first. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Dee says:

            I’ve said at least “ten billion times” that if you would just write a book, I would never have to come up with another baby shower gift again. Your blog already contains everything a pre-parent needs to know. Can’t wait to see it all in book form! Congratulations! And hooray!

        • Sanj says:

          Hang in there, Laurie – there’s still time. My 34-year-old daughter (who made my parenting years awesome!) is finally having her first child. Yay!
          Like you, I am reading about young families because nearly everything has changed, and I want to catch up.

      • Jolie says:


    • Cindy says:

      Ditto – incredible idea – so different from other “freak you out” baby books about being born with an extra legs or nipples on your hands and stuff….. this is a super idea!

  4. Ashley Swango says:


  5. Congratulations! You rock! Can’t wait for it to come out!

  6. Cynthia M says:

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to read it!

  7. Rebekah says:

    Congratulations! This is flippin’ awesome news!

  8. Sara says:

    I totally thought you were going to say pregnant! LOL, I spit out my water when I read the beginning! Congrats! I can’t wait to read it!

  9. Sara says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to check it out!

  10. Wes says:


  11. jill says:

    I can’t wait that long! April? For serious? I love your blog and if your book is anything like it I already love it.

  12. Heather Cribbs says:

    How exciting! I cant wait to read it!!!! CONGRATS!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Leslie says:

    Wahoo! Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it!!!!

  14. Emerald says:

    Congratulations! I have next years mothers day gift already picked out now ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Laurel says:

    Congrats! And thanks for doing the writing secretly for the reasons you stated! It’s nice (:

  16. Laura says:

    How exciting!!

  17. Amanda says:

    I just found out I’m pregnant, too!!! Wait, what?
    Congrats. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. stacy says:

    Can’t wait to read it!! Congrats!!

  19. Kathy B. says:

    Yay!!!! What an accomplishment!!! You should be very proud!!

  20. Heather Sutherland says:

    That’s so awesome! Yay you!

  21. Liz says:

    I don’t want to wait that long! I’m not a ‘reader’, but your book WILL be purchased by me!!

  22. Pamela Susan says:

    Hip Hip Hoooray!!! I’m so happy for you! (and proud of you!!) You so deserve this.

  23. Erica W. says:

    I can’t wait until it comes out! Will you do a book tour? Near Chicago? Please? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • amber says:

      No idea, maybe!?

      • Kiinu says:

        And Boston!!!! Please?!

      • Lisa says:

        You should add Santa Barbara to the trip, if only to visit here ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Rebecca says:

          And come to Milwaukee too! When my sister and I read your blog, we both feel as if you are writing about our lives! So many mommies out there can relate to your stories, and we would all like to give you a great big hug for being our voice. Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait until it comes out!

    • Alex says:

      Since you seem to have a connection in Minnesota, you should definitely do a book tour stop in Minneapolis/St Paul. I’m not selfishly suggesting that because I live here… oh wait, yes I am! Please come visit. You can even stay at my house if your *agent* doesn’t get you a free or awesome hotel room :))) I’ve been scoping out parks in our neighborhood using your park quality indicators and I found a few good ones so you can even bring the Crappy kids.

    • Cassandra says:

      And Austin! Don’t forget to come to Texas.

    • Genipher says:

      Add Albany, Oregon to the list and I’ll stand in line to get your signature on the book!

      • Sanj says:

        Me too – I’ll stand in line to buy your book. I’m in Eugene, a half hour from Albany. I want to give a signed copy to my daughter on the east coast (who is having her first baby, a boy, in Spring 2013.) What a great gift for a new mama!

  24. Brett Blake says:

    Congratulations! So excited for you!! Is it completely crappy for me to mark my calendar for April 2013?! ; )

  25. Jennifer says:


    • Jennifer says:

      I wasnรจt finished…Congratulations, i canรจt wait to read your Crappy book! I have a baby too, who pounds on my keyboard and @*#$;s it up!

  26. Heather Bridges says:

    I’m happy you waited this long to tell us because it made my wait a little bit shorter. I can’t wait to read it!

  27. Sonia says:

    YAY!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!

  28. Ashley says:

    Congrats! I hardly ever comment…actually I’m not sure if I ever have…BUT, I always reads your stories and abosultely love the crappy drawings, lol. I am truly happy for your success. Genuine, hilarious, and right on point!

  29. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!

  30. Wendy B says:

    Ahhhh…relief! Don’t you feel better now? Yay so happy for you and next time I see you we will celebrate with champagne too! You can even pretend to tell me like I don’t already know ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Such fabulous news and I’m not at all surprised — you are a true original. Can’t wait for April ’13!

  32. Jamie says:

    Congratulations! I hate to say but I had noticed a bit of a dip in the productive output. I thought you were either working on something or jaded. I’m geeked to learn that you were working on something. I can’t wait to get a copy!

  33. Stephanie says:

    Congrats Amber and family!! ๐Ÿ™‚ WOOT WOOT!!!

  34. Coral says:


  35. Dannielle says:

    Congrats!!!! That is so exciting!

  36. Bronwen says:

    Awesome! That’s really great news! I hope we’ll be able to get it here in New Zealand!!

    • rebecca says:

      I hope so too! I Love popping onto crappy pictures!Please make sure we get your book in new Zealand ๐Ÿ™‚

      • sian says:

        Congratulations! I hope we can buy in Australia too, maybe you can sell from your blog or something for us non-US peeps ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Simone says:

          Ditto what Sian said! Congratulations indeed, and I hope that we can purchase them even though we’re in Australia too.

  37. Jen says:

    Congratulations!! I love your blog!! Cannot wait to read the book!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. D. Weston says:

    Congrats, Amber. So proud of you! And to think I knew you then!

  39. Michelle says:

    Congrats Amber! That is so awesome. Look forward to reading the book. I hope it has illustrations too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Sheri says:

    Can’t wait to buy it and read it. You’ve brought me so much humor. Sometimes being a mom is smothering–especially around other mothers. Somehow you help me. Thanks for being you!!

  41. Michelle says:

    Definately going to buy your book! Your posts make my toddler drama seem SO much funnier, and you remind me to drink champagne ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Tarina says:

    YAY!!!! I have 2 mommy blogs that I read religiously – you and Scary Mommy. And now I have a way to support you both by buying your book, too, as a means of showing how much I* appreciate the laughter you bring the day to day craziness of motherhood! Yay yay YAY!

  43. Coleen says:

    Oh yay! Congratulations!

  44. Audrey says:

    OHHHHH Yes!! I know what I’ll be asking for for Mother’s day next year!!!

  45. Michelle Stately says:

    Yay!!!! I can’t wait!!

  46. Amanda says:

    YAY! Congratulations!!! I cannot WAIT to read it!

  47. Angela B. says:

    I can’t wait to read it & tell my playgroup moms how awesome it is so they can all read it too!!!

  48. Missie Dueรฑes Lindberg says:

    Congratulations Amber! Way to go! Doesn’t surprise me one bit, you have such a gift for describing parenting in all of its real/hillarious glory! Utterly thrilled for you! (can you tell by my exclamation marks?! Lol!)

  49. Mishka B says:

    I am a childbirth educator and I’m going to make it required reading for class ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Stacie Cook says:


    Can I steal this line? Lol
    “Details” is a code word for “conversations” which parents can have via texting and after the kids go to sleep.ย 

  51. Krystal says:

    Please go on a book tour and come to Tulsa!

    If you wanted to announce a pregnancy in the future, we would be totally cool with that, by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

  52. indigomum says:

    You speak the truth for all mums!

  53. RR says:

    I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to read it!

  54. Sue says:

    congratulations!! fantastic news. great job! and I love the “I have news post”…..would go about the same with my family ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Holyn says:

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Hannah says:

    WOOT! Crappy Pictures in book form?! Awesomesauce.

  57. Tal says:

    Even your book announcement post made me laugh out loud. You seriously have a gift, lady. Congrats!

  58. Amy Keffer says:

    YES!!!!!!!!! I have a new go-to gift for every occasion! Seriously, when can we pre-order it? I’m gonna be handing those suckers out like candy, I can tell…

    And I hope you take this in the flattering way in which it’s intended, but your book will positively be taking up permanent residence in the bathroom. I mean that in the most enthusiastic way.

  59. Erica W. says:

    I will buy 3000 copies! At least I promise I’ll buy one for myself and probably a few for Mother’s Day gifts for my girlfriends, although seeing as I got them all hooked on your blog they’ll probably already buy it for themselves.

  60. Kiza says:

    YAY! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it…too bad April 2012 is ten billion years from now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  61. Emily M says:

    Can’t wait for it to come out. Congratulations!

  62. meredith says:

    YAY!! best. news. of. the. day. …and the week. maybe my month. WOOP WOOP I LOVE AWESOME BOOKS! is it april yet?

  63. Candace says:

    I doing a happy dance for you!

  64. Rachel says:

    I am so thrilled for you and for all of your success, you absolutely deserve it! Your posts make me feel normal and that is worth something.

  65. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! I will definitely read it – and recommend it to all the parents I know! I will even buy the actual paper book and not just the ebook version I can read on my nook! ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY!

  66. Penelope's Mommy says:

    I rarely ever comment but just wanted to say congratulations!

  67. This is so exciting! Wow. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it. I see greeting cards in your future, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Sarah F. says:

    I am so freaking excited to buy it and read it!

  69. laci says:

    You go girl!!!!

  70. Rina says:

    I will buy a copy!

  71. Shelley West says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to it!

  72. SarahV says:

    Super excited, congratulations!

  73. Kara says:

    Do tell when it’s on Amazon. Must put on my wishlist. Congratulations, Amber!
    Secretly doing inner cartwheels just to read it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (That’s pretty impressive after only really doing the blog for like a year!)

  74. Jessica B. says:

    A book, hoooray!

  75. sarah says:

    Yay! will it have crappy pictures in it too?? my family reads the pictures way more than the words. So i get the jokes, they just think the pictures are funny. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have two boys and they always think its them. I also have two girls, the one who can read likes your blog too(the 8yr old appropriate ones!) We love it and will definitely buy your book, comics or not!

  76. Congratulations!!!!

    And by the way, your news went over about as well as mine did:


    Nothing quite like kids to keep us from getting big heads!

  77. Dawn Korn says:

    I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to read it!

  78. TIllerman says:

    Congratulations. You are awesome. Can’t wait to read your book.

  79. Yay! I look forward to buying it!

  80. Teresa says:

    Is it April yet? No? Damn.

  81. Carey says:

    Congratulations on the book!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Vicky King says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I really want the actual print version (which I so rarely buy anymore now that I have a Kindle) but yours will be worth it!

  83. Whoop! Whoop! Congratulations! (insert whistling, clapping and confetti here). I look forward to reading it!

  84. GreenMum says:


  85. Parker says:

    Yeah Amber!
    Congrats! I knew it couldn’t be long in coming. Your blog is the best, and if the last few months is your version of half-assed blogging, I am very impressed. I am impressed anyway. Can’t wait to buy your book.

  86. Tiffany says:

    I am so happy about this! Congrats!

  87. Katie D. says:

    Congratulations!! I came across your blog not very long ago and love it!! I think a book is a great idea! Good for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. kim says:

    So you’ve been holding out on us for months? LOL, JK, congrats!

  89. Brian says:

    Congrats on selling a book!

  90. Zakary says:

    AWESOME, congrats!

  91. coty says:

    I was thinking pregnant too!!! Lol But excited for the book!!!

  92. Polly says:

    Plums? Are they in season where you are?

  93. Lauren says:

    I will buy a copy, come on April!

  94. Polly says:


  95. Tina says:

    Yeah! A book now I can not only recommend your blog to other people, not just mommies either but other people too, I can recommend your book. It does feel like 10 billion years away, but i am looking forward to it. Congrats!

  96. Super exciting! Congrats & I can’t wait to get it. I’ll be pushing it on everyone to read even though the last time I tried to get the grandparents to read a post (about how the grandparents told them they were going to disneyland & then they kept asking every day so you don’t tell them anything that’s going to happen in the future) one set got all butt hurt. Puh-lease! I sent it to ALL the grandparents. Jeez

    • amber says:

      lol @ butt hurt.

      • It’s sad really, they get butt hurt about the stupidest crap. Not sure if you’ve got a set of grandparents like that or not but they drive us nuts. I think maybe they just must have had a real guilty conscience about it. I had shared the post on FB & then tagged all the grandparents. 1 of the grandparents is not on FB so I told his wife to make sure he read it too. Apparently I “called” them out :p BLAH!

  97. Wendy says:

    So excited – not just for you, but for me. Because I like to read your stuff. And now I’ll have a BOOK of it!!!

    Seriously though, congrats!

  98. Amanda Dahle says:

    April does seem like a very long time but happy to have your posts to tide me over!

  99. kelly says:

    Yay, this is great news! Not that being pregnant wouldn’t have been great too, but this one benefits ME. ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Mandy B says:

    Squee!!! Mother’s Day!!! And baby shower presents forevermore… I’m sooo excited! Also, congratulations!

  101. Alexis says:

    I knew it, congrats!!!! Next April will feel like a billion years, but it will be totally worth it : )

  102. Kylie says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to pick up a copy when it comes out!!

  103. Ashley Wick says:

    Congrats to you!

  104. Kelly says:

    So excited! Looking forward to hiding from my kids in the bathroom so I can read it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. Melissa says:

    Awesome! Or as my 18mo old says…awe-come! Can’t wait for your book! Congrats!!!! :0)

  106. samantha says:

    A crappy book will be amazing!

  107. Lisa M. says:

    That is wonderful news. I can’t wait to read it! And pregnancy announcements make me jealous anyway. This was much better!

  108. Jess says:

    Congrats! As a long time reader I’ve been waiting for this!

  109. Danielle V. says:

    Finally a way that I can directly support you, I’ve pestered you to do donations or something before. I’m so happy for you!

  110. Nancy says:

    I’m thrilled for you, Crappy Mom!

  111. jojo says:

    I can’t wait to see it!

  112. Angie says:

    so exciting for you! When can we pre-order:)

  113. Gena Miller says:

    This is excellent news!

  114. Kay says:

    Congrats. You make me laugh!

  115. Karen says:

    Congratulations April!!! Very well deserved! Best of luck!!!

  116. Erin says:

    Congrats! I will definitely be picking up a copy (or several copies)!

  117. Melissa says:

    I read over 50 books a year but even so, I don’t buy many books the day they come out. This is one that would be worth it. Can’t wait! Congrats! You definitely deserve your glass of champagne. ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. Karin S says:

    fantastic!! I wonder how many baby showers will have your book showing up as a multiple gift?!? people cannot get enough of you hilarious and delightfully truthful, if crappily drawn, take on parenting. congrats to you!!!

  119. Beth Freeise says:

    I’m so happy for you and for me since I can’t wait to read it.

  120. Kathy V. says:

    You, madam, are magnificent. All that lead-up, the hilarious strip, the perfect little crying-baby-with-champagne image, and then we find that the book is already done? Brava, lady. I tip my hat.

  121. April says:

    I plan to give this book to all of my new mama friends!

  122. Becky says:

    This is so exciting! Yay, Congrats! I know what I’m going to ask for next year’s Mother’s Day for sure now!

  123. Megan says:

    Excellent news, congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Your publishers better ship to Australia!!!!!

  124. Monica says:

    I can’t wait to hide in the bathroom and read it!

  125. chris says:

    Many congrats and enjoy the champagne!

  126. Maria says:

    WOO-HOO!!! I can’t wait to buy it!!!

  127. Heidi Mickelsen says:

    Even this post is brilliantly written, I enjoy ever one of your posts, they make my day. Looking forward to your book.

  128. Kathy says:

    I’m a grandmother but I will be buying a copy! You make me laugh out loud, I thank you.

  129. sabby says:

    This is great news!

  130. ariel says:

    how exciting!!! i will buy it!! congrats!!!

  131. Kristi says:

    Congratulations! I’m relatively new to your blog, but I love it. I’m also an avid book reader, so I’ll be sure to pick yours up when it comes out. And I totally relate to how that conversation went. That’s why you rock.

  132. Erin says:

    How exciting! Hope it sells like hotcakes. Send me one!

  133. Yes, this is all fine and well and major congratulations and I’ll buy it and read it!! BUT WHEN ARE YOU HAVING ANOTHER BABY?

    • Trisha W. says:

      She’s saving that for her second book. It will be fun down the line when Amber writes about Crappy Teen too.

  134. Louisa says:

    Awesome, Congratulations, its fabulous news, especially that you’ve done most of the hard work already!!!
    I’ll be waiting for your book to come out in Australia so I can get ‘down under’ my doona and read it and laugh while I hide from my 2 boys. Your posts keep me sane and laughing at life with my boys ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Louisa says:

      PS I was relieved when your ‘news’ wasn’t the unexpected but expected pregnancy news

  135. Ava says:

    Another Australian reader hoping your book will be available here!

  136. Felicia Weatherly says:

    I am SO happy for you. You are so REAL and I tell all my friends about your blog. I was just telling my stircrazy neighbor with a 11 week old that she HAS to read your blog and she will feel more normal. You are amazing and witty! ๐Ÿ™‚


  137. Hattie says:

    I tip my wine glass to you my friend, well done!

  138. Lauren says:

    Awesome! So, yay, congratulations to you, blah blah
    but it’s really the rest of us who are benefiting. Me want book!

  139. Hank says:

    You have talent. Congrats that someone recognized it!

  140. Eileen says:

    Hurray! So happy for you. Can’t wait for your Crappy Book! ๐Ÿ˜€

  141. Jen L. says:

    Congrats! This is one blogger book I will definitely buy!

  142. Amanda says:

    I am so looking forward to this book….this blog makes me laugh every time I read something from it. Only a mother would understand and I cant wait to buy it!!

  143. Rach says:

    I laughed no less than THREE times while reading this. At the we do other stuff and the plum request and also the saying agent with a Harvard accent thing. I LOVE YOU. But not in a creepy way, just in a please never stop writing and I can’t wait to read your book way.

  144. Bekki says:

    Woohoo! I know what I’m asking for for my birthday!

    You sneaky undercover ninja writer you. Congratulations!

  145. Divya says:

    Congrats on a well deserved book publication! And well done on the Harvard accent. Definitely the right thing to use when referring to one’s agent.

  146. PublishedAuthor says:

    Congrats! And please don’t let an editor or publisher mess up your style, your style is just perfect the way it is.

  147. LadyV says:

    Please read my comment with a Harvard accent.

    Well done on the publication. I knew you had it in you, old chap. Well done, well done!

  148. Amanda Huerta says:

    How exciting! Congrats!!!!! I absolutely love reading all of your posts and can’t wait for the book.

  149. Ann says:

    Congratulations! That’s wonderful news and I can’t wait to read it. Cheers!

  150. Jackie P. says:

    This is great news, I really did think you were pregnant or maybe got a dog. Hilarious timing, as always, I always enjoy your posts!

  151. Erin says:

    yay yay yay!!!!!! so thrilled, can’t wait for it to come out!

  152. picklebreath says:

    I have never commented, I’m a reader not a commenter, but I wanted to offer my sincere congrats. For what you’ve accomplished in such little time it is truly great. I can always count on your posts to cheer me up.

  153. Jean Russell says:

    Can’t wait to give it to new moms as a gift ! Congratulations !!

  154. Andrea Smith says:

    I’m looking forward to reading it!

  155. Westy says:

    Congrats Crappy Mama!

  156. Irini says:

    I’m thrilled for you!

  157. Gina says:

    This news deserves a glass of wine that I will now drink in your honor. Hey, any excuse, right?

  158. Tracy Hinkle says:

    This is truly good news, congrats! I can’t wait to buy a copy the day it comes out!

  159. Abby says:

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to buy this masterpiece! ๐Ÿ™‚

  160. Ulla says:

    Congratulations are in order!

  161. Hannah Banana says:

    This is great news, I know your book will be a hit.

  162. Angie says:

    I plan to buy one for each and every friend who has a baby, wouldn’t this be the perfect and funny baby shower gift?

  163. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it…

  164. anita says:

    I’m so happy for you! Congrats congrats congrats!

  165. Jessie S. says:

    Please do a book tour and come to Austin, TX! I would get a babysitter and everything to meet you in person, that would be so much fun!

  166. Paul says:

    Congrats Amber.

  167. Mel says:

    Congrats are in order, as is a toast! Cheers!

  168. tiffwelson says:

    i am really happy for youa dn i can’t wait to read it!

  169. yolanda says:

    I will buy your book, woman! You make me laugh so hard I pee.

  170. Fran says:

    Will it be available down under? I hope so! Although I’ll gladly have it shipped here if not. I love your stories, you make me laugh!

  171. Sheryl says:

    I don’t have kids yet but this just might be the one parenting book I buy, as I’m an avid reader of your blog. You are hilarious!

  172. Ruf says:

    I thought for sure you were getting a dog! This is better news! Congrats!

  173. tanya says:

    I was one of your first readers, back when you were on amberdusick.com and I just want to say a huge congrats to you. You deserve it!

  174. Shelly says:

    Congrats on your book, I can’t wait to read it!

  175. Fritzy says:

    I rarely comment, but did want to say congrats and that I’ll be buying a copy.

  176. Danielle says:

    Congrats! I can’t wait to read it!

  177. heather says:

    Congrats, this is great news!

  178. Erika says:

    Woah, congrats! And I’m laughing myself silly at this post as usual.

  179. Amy Wells says:

    I can’t wait to read it, congratulations!

  180. Anne-Marie S. says:

    That’s awesome!!! I’ll totally buy a copy! =)

  181. sara says:

    Congrats, I echo everyone else in saying that I can’t wait to read it!

  182. Nicole says:

    I’m so proud of you, this is awesome!

  183. OrlandoMom says:

    I can’t wait to have your crappy book in my house!

  184. Tilly says:

    Yay, congrats!

  185. Jason says:

    This is most excellent news.

  186. Teri says:

    I’m so excited!! I even want this in hardcopy, not an ebook!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Congrats to you!!

  187. tina bina says:

    I can’t wait to see it! Congrats!!!!!

  188. Shannon says:

    Awesome accomplishment, you really surprised me that it’s already mostly done! That’s even awesomer, now we get to read it sooner! Totally can’t wait. Congratulations!

  189. Jess says:

    Yay! I’m soooooo buying your book!!!!

  190. Hooray for Crappy Nonfiction!

  191. frenchie says:

    I can’t wait to read it, will it be available overseas?

  192. Christina says:

    Since this is coming out in April, it’s going to be the PERFECT little Mother’s Day present for other Mom – sisters and Mom-friends in our lives. YAY! Can’t wait to read it, congrats!!

  193. Erica says:

    Where can I preorder this book?!?!?! I love YOUR BLOG!! <3 xoxo So excited for ya!

  194. Susan Cervantes says:

    I’m soooooo happy for you!!!
    I will buy it.
    When can I pre-order?

  195. Steph b says:

    Hooray! Thanks for making my shopping for Christmas 2013 so easy. Books for everyone!

  196. Jen says:

    I will dance and sing For she’s a jolly good fellow for you!! And I want to know the exact second I can preorder your book! And By the way…Can I have a plum? Haha

  197. laura says:

    I can’t wait until April!

  198. heather says:

    As one of your first fans from last year, I am so happy to hear this news!

  199. kira says:

    I went to Harvard so I found that part offensive. Just kidding, you are hilarious! Congratulations!

  200. kris says:

    I can’t wait to read your book, I’m sure it will be just as hilarious!

  201. McFan says:

    Woot, woot! Crappy is writing a book!

  202. Kimberly says:

    Oh this makes me teary eyed I’m so happy for you! Yeah! You SHOULD be someone who has a quasi parenting book published because you seem like such a GREAT mom. And by “great mom” I mean: you seem to really like your children and ENJOY spending time with them! And the longer I’ve been a mom, the more often that seems, sadly, not so very common!

    So yeah you!!!!

  203. liz says:

    I’ll always be a fan and will happily buy a copy to support you! You make me laugh, keep it up!

  204. AngieG says:

    I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to read your book!!!!!

  205. Darcy says:

    Woo!!!! I think mom and grandma will get it for Mother’s Day. It will be epic!!!

  206. Alana says:

    I can’t wait to buy it – for me and for friends!

  207. TOUCHE with the “My book is already done.” I was definitely guilty of thinking, “Shoot, she’ll probably be too busy to write now.” SURPRISE. Love it. Can’t wait for the book!

    Affordable blog editing for when your blog has too many followers to pretend it’s okay because no one’s going to see it.

  208. Erin says:

    Congrats, mama! I can’t wait to read it – my husband can’t either, whenever I’m laughing really hard at my phone he asks if I’m reading “that picture blog” ๐Ÿ™‚

  209. Lauren says:


  210. Erin says:

    Yep, I was pretty sure it was a Crappy Fetus announcement. But you’ve been gestating a book! VERY EXCITED — I plan on buying one for me, one for my sister, one for my best friends, one for my Mum… And very clever for you to write it and THEN announce! Crafty, extremely crafty.

  211. Sassy says:

    I love books written by awesome people. Can’t wait. Will it be an iBook? I would totally get both reg book and iBook!

  212. Kristen says:

    Congrats! So awesome! I knew you could do this and I will be stocking up. Much better than the deep thought quote books you get on Mother Day!

  213. Jenni Kremer says:

    yay! can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  214. Lynn says:

    Congratulations!! That’s amazing and definitely deserving of champagne ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for it to come out!

  215. That is wonderful! Can’t wait to buy it!

  216. Stacey says:

    Fantastic news! You should be very proud of yourself. I cannot wait to read/see it.

  217. Erin says:

    Just letting you know that I’m 24, I don’t have any children and I am not planning on having any for 4 more years but I love your blog and read it religiously. I will also be buying your book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  218. Mary Kate says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I have been waiting.

  219. Bridgett says:

    Okay, 3 reasons why you’re life is awesome:

    1) You have a husband that can magically make champagne appear. I love my husband and junk, but I’d trade him for that does your trick in a heartbeat!
    2) You got the book deal, which is very awesome and I have added it to my wish list already
    and most importantly:
    3) Your kids are asking for fruit for a random treat. Nice. More chocolate for you.

  220. Ashinator says:

    Write the fu#% on! Whoa look, I incorporated a pun AND a swear AND an exclamation point in my celebratory comment. That makes me so nerdy, crass, and excited all at once. Books are pretty exciting. I hope lots of people buy yours and that your kids keep doing funny stuff so you can write another one, thus avoiding the sophomore slump. The junior slump isn’t a thing, so if the crappy kids stop being funny as Tweens, no worries. At any rate, well done. I enjoy your hilarity and direct people to your blog often. Cheers!

  221. JANA WERNOR says:

    I LOVE your stuff. I’ve been preparing couples and women for parenthood for 18 years. Your drawings are genius in conveying the utter lack of energy after we become crappy parents. But your words, wit, and humor convey that the mind can still endure and prevail!

  222. Have to plug myself a little…just went to an SEO meeting for crappy small businesses..

  223. Cass says:


  224. Sara G says:

    Awesome – Congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  225. Melissa A says:

    This is my first time here. A Novel Review (Laura) told me about this blog via Facebook. Congrats on your book!
    The whole interrupting thing happens in our house the same exact way, complete with me consoling at least one crying child.

  226. Amber says:

    Awesome, congratulations! I can totally picture your conversation because it’s always the same way in my house, too. I can barely speak to my husband when the kids are around these days.
    A book! How exciting! I will buy it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  227. Andrea says:

    WAHHOOOOOO!!!!!! Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t – wait, can I have a plum, too?…

  228. Liz says:

    Yay book!

  229. Salt says:

    So awesome!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it. As a new mom, your blog has been a source of sanity for me over the past couple months. ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. Jules says:

    Huge congrats, cant wait!

  231. Melony says:

    Ever since my friend posted one of your blog entries in a “mom group” im part of on facebook i’ve been a devoted reader. I live in toronto, canada and absolutely cannot wait to read your book. Hopefully it will be for sale here as well? Your sense of humor and wit is one of a kind and i look forward to reading your blog all the time. I always wish there were an endless supply of stories because you’re so damn entertaining. My husband thinks i’m crazy because i constantly laugh out loud when reading your blog. You deserve this book so much because your blog is simply amazing. Congrats!!

  232. sheila says:

    Hooooraaay book!

  233. Fanny says:

    I can’t wait, you always make me laugh!

  234. Meghan says:

    YAY!! well done. hopefully the book comes to NZ!

  235. Kirsty Shields says:

    Awesome!!! You have such a big following over here in Australia so I know your book will be such a success. Doesn’t matter where we live in the world, who we are, we all go through the same dramas as parents raising out kids and you just help us smile about it more often. Yay!!

  236. David says:

    Congrats on the book deal.

  237. Lorraine says:

    I’ll be buying a copy!

  238. annie says:

    But April is 10 billion years away!

  239. Lara says:

    I cannot wait to buy a copy! Yay!

  240. Krystal says:

    Your blog never fails to make me laugh! Congratulations on publishing your book- you deserve it ๐Ÿ˜€

  241. neysa says:

    Two thumbs up, and a “How cool is !” Thank you for lovely humor…it brings much laughter and joy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  242. Erica Reed says:

    YAY!!! So happy! I’ll put it right next to my Calvin and Hobbes collection, and then cross my fingers for many more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. Amy says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait!

  244. Kristin says:

    Fantastic news! I LOVE your blog so much, and your pictures make me laugh (and cry – no joke. That picture of you holding the scared, crying Crappy Baby made me tear up a little.).

  245. Jessica says:

    How am I going to make it through a whole book?? You’re thinking without a million interruptions, well yes that too, but when I’m reading your blog I’m in tears from laughing so hard – there’s no way I can make it through a whole book without peeing myself over and over. But I will make it through an entire book – because you my dear, rock. Hard! Congratulations!

  246. Siobhan says:

    Woohoo….awesome news! I can’t wait to read your book!! I hope I can buy it online & have it posted to Australia?!

  247. Denise P says:

    Can’t wait to buy a zillion copies for every baby shower I ever go to! YAY YOU!

  248. Sabiha says:

    I was so excited about your news that I scrolled to the bottom of the post just to burst the excitement. And then scrolled up to read the whole post the way its meant to be read. Congratulations!!!!

  249. Eileen says:

    oh crappy mama, you are awesome!!!! you da woman!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    next piece of news better be pregnancy news ๐Ÿ˜›

  250. Dee says:

    I have been a loyal follower but never commented, this news is great, congratulations! “standing and clapping and wiping tears from my eyes”

  251. Karrie says:

    HOORAY!!!!!! I’m so happy for you and excited to read the upcoming book! Agree with the others that it will be an excellent shower present. =-)

    Also – I admit I thought you might be pregnant but only because another popular blogger just made that particular announcement and I only read you and her (Mommy Shorts) and Rants from Mommyland except they are kinda busy with RL now, I believe.

  252. Anne says:

    Colorful streamers and confetti and balloons from our house to yours! Congratulations to you, and goodie for me!

  253. Julie says:

    YAY!!! Make sure I can buy it using paypal!

  254. Delia says:

    Thank you for making mothering easier & funnier (more fun & funnier) for everyone in the trenches…the book will be icing on the cake! Do you have a title yet?

  255. Holly says:

    I love your blog and cannot wait to hear more about your book!

  256. Allie says:

    So excited for you (and us)…can’t wait to read your Crappy Book!!

  257. Olivia says:

    April 2013?! Now I know how crappy son and crappy baby felt in good news is bad news:p.

    Just kidding. Congrats and while I can’t wait for the book I’ll spare asking you about it everyday until April 2013.

  258. Jax says:

    Congrats, I can’t wait to read it, your blog always cracks me up!

  259. katrina says:

    Yay a crappy book, I’m so excited!

  260. sarah heimer says:

    I’m super impressed that you did all of this so quickly, your blog is like what a year old? Way to go!!!

  261. Amanda says:

    Congratulations on the book!

  262. Veronica says:

    HOOOOOORAYYYYYY! Yay book, I can’t wait!!

  263. Jenny W. says:

    I’m so happy for you! Let me know when I can order it!

  264. Christine says:

    I will buy a copy for myself and probably for a few friends of mine that aren’t big blog readers. I keep trying to convert them!

  265. Tricia says:

    Yay!! Definitely getting a copy of your book when it comes out. I got my husband addicted to reading your blog, and he’s sharing with his coworkers now :).

  266. Gillian says:

    What a surprise! I really did think you were knocked up, lol, you rock hard!

  267. Samantha says:

    I can’t wait to order it from Amazon! How cool will that be to see your own book up there?!? Congrats!!

  268. nicki says:

    I have enjoyed each and every one of your posts, one night I stayed up and read your entire blog, laughing til I cried! Congrats!

  269. Taryn says:

    Congrats on your book!

  270. carrie wise says:

    I’m so happy for you and hoping that your book will be available internationally as I’ll be living in the UK by then!

  271. Kris says:

    Congrats, and yay you for writing it all on the sly. Sneaky!

  272. Mel says:

    Yay- crappy book will make fantastic Mother’s Day present.

  273. Lisa Gordone says:

    Your post made me spit out my water, I was completely expecting a dog announcement (or baby) based on your recent tweets. Congrats!

  274. Jenny says:

    Congrats!!!!!!!! Cheers!

  275. Natalie J. says:

    Will you offer up any signed copies? Or do a book tour? I want to know more, more, more! I know, April is far off but I’m excited!

  276. cassia-pea says:

    I am a big fan, even though I don’t have kids yet! I will buy your book!

  277. Shelly says:

    I’m going to pre-order it the moment I can!

  278. Jolie says:

    This is fantastic news! Yay! And news goes over in my house just like it does in yours!

  279. Amy says:

    So, as I was checking stupid Facebook while driving (yes, everyone says they don’t do it, but we all really do), I pulled my car over to read this because I thought you were going to say you were preggers.
    But this news is even better. Congratulations a thousand crappy times! I can’t wait to try to read your new book and drive…

  280. June says:

    Yay I can’t wait tO read it!

  281. Alexis says:

    You got me, I thought it was baby news! So funny! Congrats!

  282. Jenn says:

    I can’t wait to give this as a baby shower gift! It will be hilarious!

  283. Melanie Rive says:

    Congrats and enjoy the Champagne!!!

  284. Corrie K says:

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYY! I thought pregnant first, too, lol!!!

  285. Randi says:

    This news is much better than a dog, though I’m sure you’d write very funny stuff about that too! Congrats!

  286. Lil says:

    Yay a crappy book!!!!!

  287. Jenni says:

    Congrats I will be ordering one!

  288. Laura S says:

    Congrats, that is huge!!

  289. Alisa says:

    You are sooo lucky that confetti cannot be thrown through computer screens! It sounds like your whole house would be full of it, even if we only threw one piece each! And YOU would get to clean it up. Congratulations.

  290. Leah says:

    I’m tossing confetti right now!!! Yay!!!

  291. Cynthia says:

    This is great, I’d love to own some crappy!

  292. mees says:


  293. Kelly P says:

    Congratulations!! You totally needed to write a book and while I follow several blogs that have spawned books I’ve only ever bought one (your friend who wrote the cookbook which I love!) but yours will absolutely be #2. It may become a bedtime storybook for my kids. Or just a book for me to read in the bathroom so my giggling and exclamations of, “This is the $—!” and “Go Crappy family, go!” seem extra inappropriate!!

  294. Lisanna says:

    Yay! Congratulations! And um… finally! So excited for you and so excited to get your book when it comes out! You’re awesome!

  295. Arch says:

    I had a real bad day today and am getting some bug. But this news made me so happy. Kids are awesome. We need to remember that….So hard when you have had a hard day…but yes…u make us remember that…thanks for your awesomeness.

  296. That is amazing. I can’t think of anyone better. Please send me a copy, I want to read it!

  297. Lianne says:

    Awesome!! U have a true talent and I cannot wait to read ur book xx

  298. Melissa says:

    Yahoo!!! I only hope they are crappy illustrations though ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations!!!

  299. Jocelyn says:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been following you since your second post a little more than a year ago. I was a new mom browsing through parenting websites while my baby slept on my chest. I was hooked right away and never missed a posting since!!

    Love love your stuff! Keep them coming please ๐Ÿ™‚

    Will definitely get your book once it’s out!!

  300. heidi says:

    Yay, this is great news! I’ll buy a copy!

  301. Jillian says:

    I will buy a copy when it comes out! PLease remind us, I’m working on a foggy mommy brain.

  302. Trisha says:

    I’m so happy for you, this is awesome, can’t wait to see it!

  303. Barb says:

    Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ And cheers!

  304. Tiff says:

    Now that is a skill I wish I had, making bottles of liquor appear! Such a funny post! Congrats!

  305. Andi L says:

    Congrats! Finally!

  306. Jen W. says:


  307. Emma says:

    Congratulations Amber! Can’t wait to read it! Will it be available in the UK?

  308. Louise @ flybaby says:

    Congratulations! This is great, love your blog and can’t wait to see the book. I hope it includes the first cartoon, the one that shows how moms sleep at night.

  309. Julie says:

    Well done to you, I can’t wait to buy the book. And how about merchandise? Mugs, prints, teatowels etc? I would buy, I love your stories, thanks for all the laughs!

  310. Cris says:

    Congratulations !! I hope it’ll come out in France !

  311. Congratulations!! You are my hero! No, I’m not being sarcastic–you truly are. I have loved your blog posts from post #1 til now and I will continue to love them as they come. Your posts remind me of my life and then I realize how hilarious child rearing actually is! Sometimes I need reminding after all…Anyways, I’m insanely jealous that you are being published since I’ve aspired to be an author for a long time now, but you deserve it, lady! Can’t wait til your book is released so I can devour it as I do your blog!!

  312. PrettySummer says:

    First, Congratulations! That is wonderful news for you and the rest of us! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Second, I thought of you last night when my 26 month old son started loudly chanting, “Penis! Penis! Penis!” as I was shushing him and changing his diaper at midnight last night. I can only imagine what the neighbors on the other side of the fence must have thought if they woke up to that! LOL!

    Finally, I thought you might appreciate how my friend shared her recent news…the one everyone thinks of when a woman announces a desire to share news. She posted on Facebook that she is “growing two penises.” Some of the reactions were priceless! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  313. Louise says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to it coming out, it will be top of my wish list!

  314. Vickie says:

    This will be the most awesome book ever, if your blog is anything to go by, then yep we are in for something hilarious. Can’t wait to buy a copy or two ๐Ÿ˜€ Well done!

  315. Rachel says:

    I can’t wait! I get the feeling this will be one book every parent should read!

  316. Eleanor says:

    You’re not pregnant?

    Congratulations! I think this is my first comment but certainly not the first post I’ve read by any means. I will steal the baby shower/gift idea too!

  317. Elizabeth says:

    Awesome news! Congrats!

  318. Therese says:

    Congratulations! Well deserved.

    Love the announcement too, btw. It’s very “you”.

    Thanks for brightening my day with your posts, every single time. Can’t wait to see your book ๐Ÿ™‚


  319. Alyssa says:

    Oh yay! So so so happy for you! Pretty sure the penis pizza will be the highlight of 2012 though, hope it makes the book (can totally see myself doing that). :)))

  320. Karen says:

    Fantastic news, I hope your wonderfully wise agent has a distributor ready for the UK.

    I’m sure your book will be an amazing success for you! I’ll certainly be buying and telling all my friends!

  321. Carly says:

    Oh thank god! I love your blog, and I am not a blog person lol. The first time I found this place, I sat at my laptop till I had read EVERY post lol. So I definitely cannot wait for the book! Congratulations CrappyMama!

  322. Artemis says:

    I can’t wait to read it!! Plus, I think it will be a perfect gift for my best friend who is pregnant with her first baby!!! Congratulations!

  323. Kelly says:

    Congratulations!! Please be quick, I don’t think I can wait too long!

  324. Tina says:

    Your book comes out two months after I become a mother and for me, that’s perfect timing! Congratulations!

  325. RookieMommy says:

    Woo hoo! Congratulations on getting a publishing deal Amber. I knew it would be a walk in the park for you.

  326. Judy says:

    Congratulations!!! You totally deserve this, your perspective on parenting is always fun to read and share with others.

    I had already been wondering why you posted much less frequently during the past months, already started to worry you had run out of ideas ๐Ÿ™‚ The explanation you just gave us is much better!

  327. Kristin says:


  328. Rachel says:

    Awesome, congratulations!

  329. Kathy says:

    Amber- Congratulations that is fantastic news! I must have been living under a rock as I just found out about you recently. But in that short time, it’s so wonderful to have someone understand my daily existence to the key and make it funny enough to belly laugh at every time you post. Thank you and I can’t wait to read your book!

  330. Liz says:

    Hooorrrraaaayyyy I’m SO excited to hear this! Congratulations on your news ๐Ÿ˜€

  331. Jennifer says:

    YAY!!! Congrats!! I’m extremely excited to read this book!!!!

  332. Kim R. says:

    Yay! How exciting! I was totally in the “she’s pregnant” camp, too. I was excited about that, also, because I’d love to read your blog thru pregnancy and adding another crappy kid. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Super excited for you (and us)!

  333. Congrats!!!!! You are so deserving of this. I will happily fork over $$ and anything else required to purchase a book from you!!! CHEERS TO YOU!!

  334. Jaclyn says:

    All I saw was the title of the post and quite literally, the first thought I had was “she’s having another baby”. This is so much better though. Congrats!

  335. Stacy says:

    That’s awesome. You are inspiring the way you keep your sense of humor and find the joy in the small things. Keep us posted on the release date! CONGRATS!!!!

  336. Liz says:

    YAY!! Congratulations, Amber…way to follow your dreams and make them come true! Please come to Minneapolis to read next year, we all look forward to the book. And what a great fun and funny gift it’ll be for new moms…thanks so much for your work.

  337. Pheaa says:

    Congrats! I will gladly buy your new book! Really appreciate your sense of humor and this blog has made me laugh many times. I’ll be happy to repay that a little bit by buying your book – maybe for a few friends as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. Ashley says:

    Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself! I love your blog and can’t wait for the book! Thank you for the “bright spot” you add to many of my days! ๐Ÿ™‚

  339. Melissa says:

    WOO HOO!!! Sending virtual confetti and streamers your way!!!!!

  340. Sarah M. says:

    Yay!! I’m so glad to hear it. I love your blog and can’t wait to read your book ๐Ÿ™‚

  341. Jamye says:


  342. Christine Roeske says:

    Yo go, girl!!!! Congratulations!

  343. Nick S says:

    You should read the book Platform by Michael Hyatt. He talks about how to make a book lauch successful. Basically you can’t rely on the publisher to do promotion, you have to do it yourself.


  344. Sara says:

    Yay! I know what I’m getting for mothers day next year!

  345. Angela says:

    Congrats, can’t wait to read it!!

  346. Andrea Dickensen says:

    Congrayulations, this is great news and a hilarious way to tell it!

  347. Allison says:

    I thought pregnant!!! Congrats on the book!

  348. laura says:

    I can’t wait to check it out in April!

  349. Lisa H. says:

    Finally a book! Actually, you did this very fast but April seems like a long time from now. Congrats.

  350. Heidi says:

    Congrats on your upcoming crappy book!!!!

  351. Kira's Mommy says:

    Congrats! We can’t wait to buy a copy for our home, my hubby and I both read your blog!

  352. Becky says:


  353. Julie says:

    Awesome! Want! Want! I can’t wait until it comes out! (I am starting to sound like my toddler, sorry)

  354. Jillybean says:

    Yay, congrats! I will buy it!!

  355. ann says:

    Congrats on your awesome news! Book!

  356. Rhonda says:

    Congrats, very well deserved, you always make me laugh my butt off!

  357. Rach says:

    I totally thought it was a crappy pregnancy announcement!!! Lol

  358. Penelope says:

    Congrats! Just one question, can I have a plum?? LMBO

  359. Cat says:

    Wahooo! I can’t wait to read more crappy in your book!

  360. Elizabeth says:


  361. Rachel says:

    Yes! Yipeeeee for you! And us who get to buy it and read it. Hopefully it will come out in time for mothers day!?!?


  362. Sage says:

    I’m so happy for you!

  363. Jennifer says:

    I will buy it the minure we can preorder!

  364. Wendy says:

    Can I just say how brilliant you are for not announcing until it was done? Way to go & congrats!!

  365. Anie says:

    Many well-deserved congrats!

  366. Orly says:

    Oh my goodness, you had me rolling with Sometimes we do other stuff! I can’t even call my mom without her thinking I’m pregnant. LOL congrats

  367. Kristin says:

    Congrats, sending virtual streamers your way!

  368. A Mom says:

    Yours will be the first book I buy for myself in ages, looking forward to it!

  369. Mandy says:

    Congrats, I will buy a copy for all my momma friends!

  370. Liz says:

    You will have readers in South Africa reading your book!

  371. Aleah says:

    Congrats! I have never commented but this was a worthy occasion.

  372. RJ says:

    Cpngrats on the book.

  373. Tara says:

    Yay! Will you make your way to Texas to sign copies? Book tour! Book tour! I will be buying a copy!

  374. Elaine T says:


  375. Ashley says:

    Woot! Congrats woman!

  376. Andrea says:

    Yours will be the first book that isn’t a board book that I’ve read in years! Unless it will be a board book, but I will still read it!

  377. Mira says:

    Congratulations and thanks for doing what you do! Spreading laughter is very important to moms like me!

  378. D Tri says:


  379. Candace says:

    Yay so will it be available for Mother’s Day? That is what I’d ask for if yes.

  380. Penny says:

    Congrats Crappy Mama!!

  381. Sarah says:

    Cheers, I hope you enjoyed the champagne!

  382. Kells says:

    Congrats to ya!

  383. steph says:

    Congrats I can’t wait to read it!

  384. Jen says:

    When are you due?! Wait, your not pregnant? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Seriously, I am so excited for your book. I will definitely be ordering it! I need proof to my family that you aren’t a make believe blogger in my head.

    And yes, that was indeed the *perfect* way to celebrate a parenting humor book. Love.

  385. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness! If the stuff you held back is as good as or better than what you’ve shared, I don’t know if I can read your book. I’ll wet myself laughing!

  386. april says:

    I can’t WAIT!!! I bet if you linked us all to an Amazon “Reserve Copy” sort of thing we would ALL sign up, too! YAY! I know this will be the gift all of my friends get this year! Good Luck with all that technical publication stuff!

  387. T. says:


    Will you ship oversea? ๐Ÿ˜€

  388. Kristi says:

    Yay!! I’ll be clinking glasses tonight in honor of you! Congrats! Well deserved ๐Ÿ™‚

  389. June says:

    Congratulations on your new “baby”! LOL. Great job, mama!

  390. Heather says:

    I can’t wait to read it!

  391. Manjari says:

    OMG, I love it! I love you! And I’ve never said that to anyone but my family!

    I love that you totally got it spot-on that most people assume when a mother has “news” it’s because she’s having another baby. (Confession: I admit I thought that’s what your news was when I saw the title. There. I said it.) And I love that you announced your book after you already wrote it and kept your promise that you won’t neglect us, your loving readers. And I love that you always get all the details of parenthood exactly right with your crappy (perfect) drawings, right down to the half-eaten, dropped plum.

    I love every one of your posts. They rock! You rock! Congratulations on your book! Rah rah rah!

    p.s. I love the commenters on your blog, too. It’s unusual to get such a high number of intelligent, properly-worded, HILARIOUS comments anywhere on the internet.

  392. Murphy says:

    Yaaay! Congratulations! [Huge muppet-flail cheer!]

  393. DefOAWife says:

    I will for sure buy that!

  394. Maru says:


  395. jackie says:

    And I thought I was one of a few who gets really excited about something and then no one else does so it doesn’t feel as special any more. Looking forward to the book. Love that you have adult conversation over text while the kids sleep. So funny.

  396. Lori Langone says:

    Woohoo! Go you.

  397. Lidia says:

    Yay! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it! I’m so excited!

  398. Misty says:


  399. Jolie says:

    Great news!

  400. Diana says:

    I am thrilled for you, can’t wait to read it!

  401. Sally says:

    Clink! Cheers! Pop! Those are happy sounds!

  402. Trisha W. says:

    Congratulations! I hope it will also be available on Kindle so I can easily get a laugh on the go. Maybe I’ll receive a copy for next Mother’s Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. I can also see your book becoming a great baby shower book for first time parents.

  403. Heather R. says:

    Congrats, I can’t wait to get a copy!

  404. Tina says:

    This is great news, congrats! I did think pregnant, lol.

  405. Randi says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  406. arika says:

    Congrats funny lady, you rock!

  407. Cher says:


    And, congratulations to US, your readers, for not having to suffer through the blogger-to-book-deal-less-posts-less-focus piece of the GREAT news! Which is even BETTER news!

    • Cher says:

      And boy, that doesn’t read as well as I wanted it to…

      But really, the congratulations are heartfelt and you really deserve the book deal!!

  408. Esther says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!
    I agree that mom “news” generally elicits “are you pregnant?”, much the same way any minor ailment we may have makes us ask ourselves the same question…even if your baby is three months old.

  409. Sarah says:

    YAY! I am so excited for you.. and for me & all your other fans because we get to read your book. I can not wait!
    Sarah xoxo (From U.K)

  410. Amanda Z says:

    Congrats! I am so excited for you, what a great step! I cannot wait to read and share it with my family and friends!

    Way to go!

  411. Serenity says:

    Congrats, let me know when I can buy it!

  412. Rebecca Emin says:

    What wonderful news! Congratulations and I am sure your book will be a big hit.

  413. Liza says:

    Next you’ll be doing greeting cards and a fabric line and movies!! Yay!! We can all say we knew you back when!!

  414. Gail Distad says:

    Congrats, I can’t wait to buy it and sneak away to the bathroom to read it!

  415. Kari says:

    This is great news!! Cheers!!

  416. Shauna says:

    I love everything you write, I can’t wait to read you in book form!

  417. Loren says:

    Can I have a plum?! Congrats!

  418. Beth says:

    Congratulations on your book!!! I always enjoy reading your blog and they always seem to leave me in fits of laughter. I will definitely be heading to the book store to purchase your book when it comes out and I will giving it out as gifts too. Because every parent can relate.

  419. Samantha says:

    So funny with the pregnancy news trick, I bet nearly everyone thought that!! Congrats, looking forward to the book!

  420. Carrie says:


  421. brenda says:

    Let us know when we can pre-order!!

  422. Marnie W says:

    I will be reserving a copy as soon as you say go! I always enjoy your blogs!

  423. Carmen says:

    I’m so excited for this, I’ve told all my friends about your cartoons!

  424. Wanda says:

    Any news goes over in the same way in my house!!

  425. Jennifer Fisher says:

    Yay! Will it have crappy pictures just like here? I hope so!

  426. Kris Lee says:


  427. Bree says:

    Everything you write is like my life! Can’t wait for the book.

  428. Abby says:

    Good on you that your kids ask for a plum not candy!! Can’t wait for the book!

  429. BC Mom says:

    Congrats! Will it be released in Canada?

  430. TigerLily says:

    Cheers! Congrats!

  431. Tiffani says:

    I will be buying a copy!

  432. AJ says:

    Congrats, I’m new to the blog but already hooked!

  433. jolene says:

    mark me down for a copy or two! ๐Ÿ™‚

  434. Nanette says:

    Congrats and here is some confetti!

  435. Mira says:

    Those ankle biters sure do make it impossible to talk! Lol @ the texting after kids are asleep! So funny! Congrats!

  436. melanie says:

    So awesome, looking forward to seeing it!!

  437. Taryn says:

    This will be the perfect baby shower gift!

  438. Joni says:

    Yay for more crappy pictures in the world! Laughter is the best medicine so that makes you a doctor!

  439. Vicky G. says:

    Congrats, so exciting!!

  440. WRF says:

    Congrats, well done!

  441. sloan says:

    I have two girls the same age as your boys, I relate to everything you write!! Yay book!

  442. malted milk balls says:

    Congrats! Good on you!

  443. Annie Richter says:

    Congratulations, I knew it was only a matter of time!

  444. Jess says:

    Book, I’m excited for! Happy, I am for you! (my Yoda attempt)

  445. Tasha says:

    Congrats, woop woop!

  446. Heather says:

    I will pre-order a copy!

  447. sev says:

    this is cool, can’t wait to read your first book!

  448. LisaH says:

    Im so geeked to hear your news!

  449. Marge says:

    I love it!!! Congrats!

  450. Chrissy says:

    Oh my goodness ~ HOORAAAAY!
    I’m so, so, so happy for you! What a wonderful achievement. And this post is, as alwasy, hilarious. Way to go crappy kids.
    Effen kids hey?! Ha ha!
    Lots of love from Australia,
    Chrissy x

  451. Lilith says:

    Many congrats, so exciting!

  452. Jenn says:

    So wonderful, your book will sell like hot cakes!

  453. Rene says:

    For she’s a jolly good fellow….for she’s a jolly good fellow…for she’s a jolly good feeelllooowwwww….

    Which nobody can deny!

    My first post after so many reads. I HAD to finally type a reply. Thank you for sharing motherhood with your sense of humor and mad talent with drawing. I can always count on you for a laugh, giggle, or smile – specially on those sad days ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I look forward to buying your book! I am happy to give back in some small way for all the sunshine you have shared with your blog <3

    The comments underneath your posts crack me up too. I ALWAYS read all the way to the bottom for those hilarious gems that peak out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  454. Amy says:

    I will buy a copy! And possibly more than one as gifts!!

  455. Kari says:

    I laughed at the Harvard accent! Can’t wait!

  456. Sannah says:

    Such wonderful news!!! Your brilliance definitely deserves to be in book form – so exciting!! Yay!!
    x Sannah

  457. Trina says:


  458. Mary says:

    Your book will find a cozy spot in my bathroom!

  459. Michelle says:

    Lol, I did think pregnant, you got me! Congrats on the book!

  460. Destiny says:

    Confetti! Streamers!! Balloons!!! Feel better? Congrats, your book will be the bomb!

  461. sue says:

    Congrats! A book!!!

  462. Annie says:

    YAY! Congrats!

    Hope the kiddos enjoyed their celebratory plums. =)

  463. Addy says:

    Way to go! And so dang fast too, you deserve all the success!

  464. GreenieMummy says:


  465. Kelly says:

    You had me at the Champagne trick, that is a good skill! Lol congrats!

  466. neo says:

    AWESOME SAUCE!! Congrats! I can’t wait to read it.

  467. Erin says:

    Hey congrats, this is exciting!

  468. DD says:

    Congratulations, you are going to rock it in the book world!

  469. Andrea Vail says:

    I’m clapping for you! Way cool news! Enjoy the wine and plums!

  470. Rayna says:

    I love all your stories, thanks for making parenting so hilarious!

  471. Jennie says:

    Congrats you crappy book author you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  472. Heather says:

    I’ll drink a glass of wine for ya tonight! Congrats, looking forward to reading it!

  473. Kewlkiwi says:

    Next: A film! How about an animation of 1 year in the life of Crappy Family?

    Congrats from a New Zealand fan in the shaky-city, Christchurch.

  474. EricaG says:

    congrats!!!!! can’t wait to buy it!

  475. Allie says:

    soooooooo……you’re NOT pregnant then…ok….yeah, because it was SO my first guess…tee hee ๐Ÿ™‚

  476. Tina says:

    Congratulations!!!! Awesome news! Can’t wait to see it!

  477. Janelle says:

    Con. Grats. So. Hard!!!!!!!!!! Dude, seriously. Congrats. xoxox

  478. Patricia says:

    Congratulations and well deserved, I might add.

  479. Rebecca smith says:

    I cant want to read it! Congrats!

  480. Congratulations!!! I would love, love, love to review your book on my book blog. Will I be able to buy it in Australia??

    Also, while I don’t yet have children, I can totally relate to your comment about people’s reactions when you have ‘news’ to share โ€“ I’m sure anyone who is married without kids (like me) will agree this applies to us too! Iโ€™ve learnt that the best approach is to take people by surprise and blurt out good news when they least expect it: โ€œCould you please pass the salt? Oh, by the way, โ€. Itโ€™s not nearly as much fun as saying โ€œwe have an announcement to makeโ€, but it can avoid some awkward moments.

  481. Marlaina says:

    Yayy!! I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  482. Frog Mom says:

    That is indeed awesome news. You must be so thrilled the writing part is over but don’t worry, there’s still work to be done – editing! I know it’s earIy to say that but I’d love to review your book on my blog Frog Mom. Though my girls are grown kids now, your blog cracks me up and I can totally relate. Well done, drink more champagne!

  483. Elizabeth says:

    Woo-Hoo!! Congratulations, and I will definitely be buying your book. Can’t wait!!!

  484. Angela Gardner says:

    So….you’re NOT pregnant? jk. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congratulations on your book! I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for keeping a smile on my face and making my life a little funnier. (I’m still convinced that you’re totally peeking in my windows ;o) )

  485. emily g says:

    What an excellent way to end this HOT week and usher in the weekend!!!

    Can we pre-order??????? ๐Ÿ˜€

  486. Beth says:

    Even though my cohost Cari and just did a podcast on humorous pregnancy and parenting books, by the time yours is published we will do one again! Just for you — and because Cari is due in 4 weeks, the baby will be old enough for her to find much about parenting funny — hopefully. Love your blog and can’t tell you how much I am anticipating this book — as a librarian and a mom of two toddlers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  487. Sarah Gill says:

    Yay! You are great and PS I love the plum on the floor. Lol

  488. woolies says:

    Amber! Congratulations! Every Mom in the world should probably have your book sitting on their bedside table. I’ll be it gets more readers that “what to expect when…”, which up until now is the only parenting instruction manual I ever read. Until we got up to age 2.
    But I digress.

  489. Tori says:

    Congrats! Now I’m pissed that i have to wait though. Oh, and I love how the plums “magically” appeared in the kids’ hands. Did they go get them, or did we miss a scene? My husband saw and asked “does that happen to everyone.” Silly little food thieves.

  490. Sheri O. says:

    Yeah for you! I can’t wait to read it, but since you’ve managed to keep it secret this long I guess it won’t kill me to wait longer.

  491. Sabrina says:

    YAY! I’m looking forward to the book AND the book tour. You’ve gotta have one and I’ve gotta meet you. A hearty Texas welcome to make a stop in San Antonio!

  492. MAMA2FOUR and 24/7, On-call for All Needs says:


    I love it when a mommy,esp a mommy who gives us laughter on days when sometimes theres only tears, MAKES IT!


    I have been following your adorable posts for months……I noticed you slowed up a little in the past few months and the sponsors came on board too(not my fav)

    but ANYWAY fellow mommy–I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • MAMA2FOUR and 24/7, On-call for All Needs says:

      and………of course, I think you are doing a FABULOUS job & that you deserve this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  493. Shaz says:

    Hi Amber! I have been following your blog for a long time now, but this is the first time Im posting a comment, wanted to say, congratulations! your blog is one of my favourite blogs! And I will be buying your book definitely, for myself and my friends, cant wait to read it! By the way, I live in srilanka, any ideas where I can get the book from? will you be shipping here?

  494. Anna says:

    Yay! Crappy Book! Can’t wait!

  495. Bronwyn says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Can’t wait to read it.

  496. Mary says:

    Congrats to you!!! You are hilarious and talented and I can’t wait for the book!

  497. Katie says:

    I don’t comment much either. But! This is so exciting! I’m so impressed that you wrote a book but also that it’s finished and you just now told us and kept blogging during the whole process! Slightly jealous too:) I’m going to have a crappy party where we just sit around all night and drink wine and read your book. Very sincere congratulations!

  498. “Proost!” “Santรฉ!” “Salute!” “Hurraa!” “Cheers!” โ€”the cry being heard on the streets all over the globe.

    Great newsโ€”even if you’re not preggos.

    Looking forward to reading, and sharing, the new book!

  499. Ali says:

    So happy for you! I totally would have jumped up and down & thrown streamers & confetti after your announcement! I love that kind of stuff! I will buy your book. (That means a lot because I am cheap & I work in a library, so I NEVER buy books!) Your blog is the funniest thing I have read in a very long time. When I need a smile, there you are. Thank you & congrats!

  500. wendy says:

    How wonderful!! Congratulations! I couldn’t think of a more deserving person to be published. I’ve been reading your blog since your first post, before Crappy had its own site.

  501. Alice Rudin says:

    I’m sooooo excited, when can we pre-order? I’m so going to make this my “go to” gift for anyone I know who is having a baby! Yay for you!!!

  502. Olivia says:

    Yeah! I’ll buy it for me, my friends, my family, mmmhh who else?

  503. Kate says:

    I hope you will be heading to rural Texas! I’d told all of my girlfriends about you, you must have a huge following here by now!

  504. Eve says:

    Yippee! Can’t wait to read it and laugh my head of in the bathroom during my 3 minutes of alone time!

  505. samantha says:

    So happy for you, Amber!

  506. Kris says:

    Every new mom needs a copy of your book, no joke!

  507. Heidi L. says:

    It will be tough to wait until April, I’m dying to see it!

  508. Jill says:

    Confetti for you! LOL, great way to announce the news. Congrats on the book!

  509. HippieMom says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  510. Jenine says:

    Your blogs always brighten my day, including this one! yay! Can’t wait to read the book!

  511. Becki says:

    Way to go! Can’t believe you kept this under wraps for so long and managed to post at the same time! Less waiting for me!

  512. Maya says:

    Such great news, I’m looking forward to buying it when it is available!

  513. Angie K. says:

    I was thinking you ought to to a book!

  514. Denise says:

    Huge congrats on this accomplishment, must feel great to break the news and be done! Your productivity amazes me! Thanks for all the laughs, can’t wait for the book.

  515. Lillian says:

    Congratulations!!! Count me in, I will buy it too. I love your blog and it always keeps me laughing.

  516. AmberLouise says:

    That’s fantastic news!!!!! I’m so excited for you! And for me! I can’t wait to have a whole book of Crappy Pictures TM!!!! I will be giving it to lots of friends too. Please tell me it will ship to Australia….please!! I love your blog so much. I didn’t realise it was so young and went back through the archives, only to discover that I’d read 99% of the posts and there weren’t years and years of archives for me to peruse. A book will fix that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  517. Natalie Kull says:

    I KNEW you’d write a book! Congrats, funny lady!!!! Can’t wait to get a copy.

  518. Kristi says:

    Ahhh that is so awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ It will be my new “new parent” present.

  519. Sarah says:

    Heck yes! Congrats! Can’t wait to buy it.

  520. pashmina says:

    Congratulations !! I’m really happy for you … and for me ! I can’t wait to read your book, I’m sure it will be fun. I just wanted to ask you if you intend doing a french translation (if possible), you know just a few books, for my no-english-speaking friends. That would be awesome because they would finally stop asking me to translate your posts ! I have done it with one or two post at first and now you have a little fanclub here! I hope you don’t mind I translated some of your post (actually translated five, but talked about all the others ! I made it because I really think your work worth to be known, I don’t mean any harm. Wish you the best!

  521. Gina Kegel says:

    Congrats on the book!! That’s fantastic!

  522. LCDR Hopkins says:

    CONGRATS! I am not a parent but read your blog daily just for the humor – I am consistently laughing out loud at work at your posts…and I am not even a mom!!!

    This Not-a-Mom will definitely be buying your book. CONGRATS again!

  523. Chris Carter says:

    SOOOO AWESOME!! You clearly deserve to be published!! Your fan club will be anxiously waiting for those ten billion years to go by before we get to buy your book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  524. Linda says:

    Your book had BETTER be available in the UK because I will definitely buy it and I will tell all my friends and they will definitely buy it too (I am hoping your literary agents read this). thank you.

  525. Sarah Jane says:

    OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I will buy a copy for me and it’ll make the perfect pressie for expecting mums too. Can’t wait!! And my great news always goes down the same with the kids too haha!!

  526. Jems says:

    And it better be available in South Africa too!!! Cos I want one!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I am sure you are going to sell like 10 billion copies!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  527. Lisa says:

    Plums, champagne fear and all!

  528. Erin says:

    Congratulations! Very exciting and I can’t wait to read it!

  529. Michelle M says:

    Yaaaay, yaaay, yaaaay! Big mushy, gushy, gooey congrats on your book deal! That is beyond awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only been reading your blog for a few months, and already cannot imagine a week without it, so I am happy that you will still be around! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will DEFINITELY be putting in my order for the book as soon as it is available. ๐Ÿ™‚

  530. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! This is great news!

  531. Bricia says:

    I cannot WAIT to read your book and enjoy and laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, thank you, thank you and MANY congratulations!!!!

  532. Shannon says:

    love that you did it all secretly, we didn’t even know, or feel left out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  533. Veronica says:

    I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait till the books available!

  534. Huzzah! You go girl!

  535. Amber says:

    I’m totally buying this book for myself and gifting it to current mama’s and mama’s to be. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  536. Katie A B says:

    Oh!! CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ yeay!!!

  537. nixthings says:

    just a short note to say – seriously congratulations. I didn’t know you were writing a book, and I’m excited for you! You are such a ray of light/sunshine in a darkly humourous kind of way, i’m so glad for you and crappy pictures! yay!! yay! yay!

  538. Toya says:

    Congratulations!! This is fantastic news!!

  539. Melanie says:

    SOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! Will definitely be purchasing that book the day it comes out : )
    YOU ROCK!!! : )

  540. Momma Mia says:

    Oh, wow! Congratulations!!! I was turned on to your blog shortly after becoming a mom last year and immediately read the entire thing from the baby octopus flinging poo all over to the most recent one you had at the time and have been following you ever since. I noticed in the last few months that you hadn’t been posting as much recently (it seemed like one “giveaway day” after another after another after…. you get my point) and I was really becoming concerned that you had burned out or decided you didn’t want to do the blog any more and this thought made me very, VERY sad because you remind me all the time to see the humor in my LO’s antics. I’m SOOO glad you’re back and that you’ve got a book coming out. I can’t wait to read it!! Is there any way to pre-order?

    Thanks and L-O-V-E your blog!

  541. Wendy Irene says:

    I am so extremely happy for you! You have worked really, really hard for this and I love seeing your dreams come to life. Congratulations!

  542. Tiffany Lopez says:

    Oh I’m so excited! I can’t wait! I love your blog and I know your book will be just as hilarious! Congratulations! Yay for you!

  543. Celeste says:

    Horray! Congrates! I love your blog and can’t wait to buy your book! When will it be available in Canada?

  544. DrL says:

    Congratulations! Scary champagne for everyone! Can’t wait to buy the book. And I hope you do a book tour so I can meet you in person.

  545. Audette says:

    Just wanted to say that I danced a happy jig for you and will really look forward to the book! And I’ll drink a glass of good wine for you to celebrate…sometime soon. I’m cutting back to reduce calories. It sucks, because as you know, coffee and wine are really a mother’s best friends.

  546. Robin Guyette says:

    I was trying to read your exciting news with my husband, cat and three children underfoot. I was interrupted about 5 billion times! Argh!! I just wanted to read your news! Anyway, a book is SO exciting! I’ll definitely be buying it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  547. Andie says:

    I’ve never commented on your blog before, although I read it daily and always enjoy your humor and wisdom. Your words (and crappy pictures!) make life with a 3 year old and a 16 month old (while running an at-home business teaching cooking to toddlers) much brighter. Your sweet little vignettes always help me to see the funny side of some not so funny situations. I’m thrilled about your book news and wish you much success. I will be buying a copy!

  548. Jennifer J says:

    I’m really glad for you. Looking forward to the book coming out!

  549. Betsy says:

    oh frabjous day! Mazeltov!

  550. Stacey says:

    Yay, mazel tov!!!

  551. Lena says:

    I will buy it!

  552. Rach says:

    So happy to hear this!

  553. Wanda D says:

    My friend just posted this on FB and I’m new to your blog but loving it!!

  554. Tracy says:

    Ya! Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it!

  555. Heather says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to order it!

  556. I finally have something to give to new parents (other than my own book, which always feels arrogant of me). ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! Congrats Amber…so looking forward to sharing news of your book release (once the magic potions transform it into an actual book) with my readers and the rest of the growing Elimination Communication crowd. xoxo Andrea

  557. Sonia says:

    I’m sooooo buying your book! Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  558. Congratulations Amber! So incredibly over the moon happy for you!!! I am really excited for this book to come out! Please let me know when we can preorder!!! All the best!

  559. Busted Kate says:

    A) OMG Congratulations!!! B) Future NY Bestseller and probably Pulitzer Prize C) I’m so frickin’ jealous it is time for me to get serious already!!

  560. Lydia says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to get a copy ^^

  561. Christie says:

    Congratulations!! I don’t think I’ve ever known of a book I wanted to read more! I can’t wait until it’s released. I don’t comment much but THANK YOU for your blog, it brightens my day every time I see a new post!

  562. Veronica says:

    So awesome! I’ve been following your blog for awhile (since the second or third month of archives). I am eagerly awaiting your book release! Can we reserve it yet?

  563. Kimberly says:

    Finally!!! I’m gonna get it for sure (and then buy more copies to sneak into my baby shower gifts! Every soon-to-be parent deserves a good laugh!). We can’t wait! (and we are all throwing confetti and drinking champagne in your honor!).

  564. Bee says:

    YAYYYYY! I just found your blog…saw this post late but just had to say congrats! You seriously rock and I am SOOO excited to get your book!! Thank you for being so genuine and so, so funny… I’ve gone back to your Archives to read all your old posts too — PLEASE keep writing!! ๐Ÿ™‚ CONGRATS again Amber!

  565. Jennifer says:

    Congrats! I love your blog and so do the ladies I work with. You really hit the nail on the head with all your posts. Thank you for allowing us to read what we all go through and laugh about it! Can’t wait for your book!

  566. Sabrina says:

    AHHHHGH! YAAAAAYYYY! Go Amber!!! Thanks for bringing all us mommas such comfort, pleasure, amusement… (is this starting to sound dirty?) Anyway, I can’t wait!

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  568. vics says:

    damn i love this crappy pictures…i’m from indonesia, i just found this blog accidentally when googling word ‘crappy’..and guess what i’ll keep reading, it makes me never stop smiling…congrats for the new book

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