At last, here's a confronting yet humorous look at Mom stereotypes. Think you're t a cliche? Think again! The Mommy Mafia is a walk-through guide to every conceivable Mom type, with each parenting style brutally revealed. Author LJ Charleston has created The Mommy Mafia as a primer to personality profiling for Moms. We all kw a Boot Camp Mom, but recognizing you are one is part of the fun of taking a light look at the toughest job in the world - being a Mom. Olympic, Germ Phobic, Chardonnay, Runaway, Lazy, Wikipedia, or Afraid of the Sun Mom--which mother are you? The Mommy Mafia will make you: 1. laugh and enjoy 2. gain fresh understanding 3. change your perspective of other mothers 4. make changes in your own mothering Because The Mommy Mafia will: 1. poke fun at the mothering types 2. educate women about the different mothering types 3. reveal some of the reasons behind mothers' behavior 4. allow mothers to recognize their own traits--good and bad--and perhaps set about fixing negative behavior
LJ Charleston is an award-winning Australian journalist and writer. A former news anchor, newspaper columnist, radio presenter, and mother of three boys, she's the author of the popular blog The Mommy Mafia (www.themommymafiabook.blogspot.com) the novel Light Sweet Crude, picture book I Will Love You Until and true crime book Crazy Lady Criminals. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies including Some Girls Do...My Life as a Teenager, Your Mother Would Be Proud, What Is Mother Love? and What I Wish I Knew About Motherhood. LJ completed her Master of Arts thesis just five days before giving birth to her twins. She's also been a catwalk model, a radio show host, and a TV reporter whose specialty in Hong Kong was reporting live from the scene of typhoons - but none of this prepared her for the onslaught of motherhood.