Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures, THE BOOK! {Giveaway}

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Unless you are living under a ROCK, you have probably heard of Amber Dusick’s blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. 

I fell in love with Amber at first read, subscribed via email immediately and find myself giddy when I’m informed of a new post Amber has written. I selfishly dream of her illustrating one of my old blog posts like Grocery Shopping With Children Should Be An Olympic Event or Standing In The Shower… Thinking someday. 

When I heard Amber was writing a book based on her awesome blog, I couldn’t have been more excited! 

I actually read the book in nearly one sitting… ok, so a few bathroom sittings followed by moments I stole in my recliner while the kids were watching random annoying children’s shows on tv. 

Reading Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures had me spewing beer out of my nose with laughter, nodding my head and even raising my hand at appropriate times. I felt as if Amber had crawled into my head to illustrate my own life on several occasions. Especially while reading The Crappy Laws of Parenting… which = genius. 

Parenting is not easy or even remotely fun 100% of the time, but like Amber, I choose to find ways to laugh at the craptastic moments, even if that requires putting a little alcohol on these moments to uncover the humor. 

I was lucky enough to attend the Crafting A Book Proposal Session at Type-A Parent Conference last year. Yes, I do dream about writing my own book someday. And a big take-away our awesome speakers passed along to our small group of bloggers was to support bloggers’ books by… get this: BUYING THEIR BOOKS! 

Yes, I’m giving a copy of the book away, however, Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures will make a FANTASTIC & affordable Mother’s Day gift for Mothers of all ages. In the meantime, enter to win a copy here and order a copy for a sister, aunt, friend, etc. Laughter is not a crappy gift at all. 

Click on this handy-dandy widget to buy the book from Amazon… 

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Disclosure: All opinions expressed on are your 2-year old’s favorite word: MINE! Giveaway is open to US residents 18 & over only. Facebook, Twitter and Blogger are in no way associated with this giveaway and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is picked. Giveaway ends April 13, 2013 at midnight EST! Some of the above links may be affiliate. 
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  1. Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I LOVE Parenting with Crappy Pics!!!! She cracks me up. Would love to have her book!

  2. Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I love to look for something that relates to my day, so I can laugh about it! I’m sure the book is awesome!

  3. Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I do! I love the one where she illustrates the horrors of taking children to public restrooms.

  4. Posted April 8, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know it was her, but I LOVE the Target one. “Look into my eye …” 😛

  5. Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    LOVE this blog! My favorite is the “Fetti! Fetti!”. I die everytime I see it!

  6. Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Every new post is my favorite. She’s so spot on with all of her stories and drawings. I hope I win 🙂

  7. Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I love the blog, would love to have the book, too!

  8. Posted April 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Love the blog – want the crappy book!!

  9. Posted April 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn dog post. Hilarious!

  10. Christina F.
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    i don’t have a favorite (yet), but even with a very young toddler, it’s awesome to read her posts and know that, yeah, someone else has been here, too. 🙂

  11. Posted April 9, 2013 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    Love this blog and so damn excited that there’s a book!! For all those bang-your-head-against-the-wall parenting moments!!

  12. Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I love the trailer for the book.

  13. Stephanie G
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    So hard to pick a favorite… ‘what it’s like (not) to sleep at night’ is at the top!

  14. CharityO'Connell
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is the one about how all parks have crappy designs. Loved seeing her view and thinking – been there!

  15. Charity
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Holy cow, what an apostrophe can do to a computer…..sheesh.

  16. Posted April 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Today’s post about Crappy Baby being #2 and going #2 was pretty good.

    • Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

      Considering that the topic of poop has been a hot once since I gave birth over 8 years ago — yes, any post about poop is a winner in my book, too! Cheers to you, Boise! Good luck!

  17. aem
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    What it’s like to (not) sleep at night.

  18. Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    LOVE Amber and her blog….and now that I found your blog I’m even happier – THIS momma can always use another beer (or this new wine I’ve found called Cupcake! yum!)…thanks for the contest! I’m still buying at least one copy of the book for my BFF. 🙂

  19. Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    duh! that was me above! (cupcake wine, etc.)….guess I’m really lacking in the computer skills today! (denisezachariah ‘at’ gmail)

  20. Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    No I love her blog to much to pick a favorite.

  21. Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    The one where she talks about how awesome it is to get new fluffy mail. It was the first post I read of hers and was hooked ever since.

  22. Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    My favourite post is the one with the mutated virus… so my house!!

  23. Sadie
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I love Crappy Pictures! Amber is so talented and funny. My fav is “Public Toilets.”

  24. Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Things I did as a kid (but my kids won’t!)

  25. Posted April 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    This is the first I’m hearing about this blog–and I can’t wait to check it out. So no favorite yet, but I’m sure there will be one soon!

  26. Posted April 10, 2013 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    I love the career server one (octopus arms) and the not sleeping all night with a baby one. She’s one of us… But better! 😉

  27. Posted April 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I would have to say it’s the sleep one where crappy baby turns into a starfish!

    • Posted April 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      YES! The hubs has turned into a starfish on me in the middle of the night after I’ve gone to the bathroom too… kinda crazy. Thanks for stopping by, Jeanna! CHEERS!

  28. Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    I just found Amber’s blog recently and have been enjoying many laughs while my baby naps during the day. I would love to have her book!

  29. Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I liked the While Mama was in the Bathroom series. So relatable.

  30. Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I’ve followed her blog for a couple of years now, but as I went back over to remember my favorite, I stumbled across one that I hadn’t seen before which is now my most favorite – the house tour (8/17/11). If that doesn’t just scream “MY LIFE!!”.

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