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If you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it—most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home.
She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle.
Refreshingly down-to-earth and brimming with warmth, Dixon’s next chapter will keep you turning the pages to find out what’s really going on under the veneer of polite parent interactions, and have you laughing along with her the whole way.
...and it's all so true!! Thank you, Laurie for this great pair of pick me up books. I listened to the audio book with my best friend and we laughed together in all the right places. Hit us up with Max as a teenager & Jen as a Grandma. These books are great!
I enjoy Laurie Gelman’s sense of humor; it is so similar to my own. My mom was a room mother for my older brothers and by the time I was in grade school, she was ready to pass the torch to the other moms also. I have great memories of our small kitchen being turned into a bakery, but my best memories are getting to tag along on the field trips with those older kids to a real bakery, a pet store, a newspaper press, all kinds of museums, a working farm....the list goes on. And then I got to go back to those places when I attended school. Sadly; my mom opted out. I couldn’t, as a child, understand why she didn’t want to go with us! Gelman nails it! I hope this is a planned trilogy!