Just Finished: Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

Robin O’Bryant’s Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves is a super cute book of essays on motherhood. She’s the blogger behind Robin’s Chicks. I met her at Creative Alliance 12 and she is a hilarious Southern charmer in person. She has three daughters, although for most of the book she just has two.

Her essays paint vignettes that are equal parts adorable and horrifying. And make me glad I don’t have girls – oh, the mischief. Parts of the book had me stiffling laughter trying not to wake up my husband and, conversely, one of the travel stories (there was vomit involved) I literally read from behind fingers like I was watching a horror movie. It gets a little cutesy with vagina nicknames and “mommy juice*,” but overall that doesn’t detract from the book as a whole.

The book is humor-memoir-blogstyle essays, very much in the school of Erma Bombeck or perhaps Dave Barry, if Dave Barry were a Lady Barry. I’m not sure he could do quite the same with the nursing humor. If you don’t like humor essays, or you know, things that are funny, you might not like this book. If you like things that are good, check it out. And as an added bonus, you can buy Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves on Kindle for just 99 cents today (11/30). Dude. Go buy it. It is totally worth a dollar.**

*I have issues with the phrase mommy juice. I don’t have issues with vaginas. Or vaginae. Whatever.

**It is worth more than a dollar. I paid full price and couldn’t have been more pleased with my purchased.

Disclosure: This was not a paid review. I purchased the book myself. I met her and she’s nice, so I’m posting about her sale, but I was going to do the post anyway. Take that FTC. I did include an affiliate link; my genius plan is to make millions from referral sales on a 99 cent book.


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5 Responses to “Just Finished: Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves”

  1. Cole says:

    Mommy just clicked through to buy it ($1? Yay!) so count us in when you remember how you made your millions in Amazon affiliate money! :)


  2. Tannis says:

    Timely, I need some laughing.


  3. Audrey says:

    You know, the only people I’ve ever hard call ketchup a vegetable and not mean it jokingly were people running a school cafeteria. Are there really parents like that? Then again, I do count potatoes as a vegetable, a starchy vegetable but a vegetable, and I know many people get up in arms about that. lol


    Amy Reply:

    And Ronald Reagan! He made it LAW.


  4. Suz says:

    I’ve been eyeing this book for a while. Glad to hear (1) it’s good & (2) thanks for the $.99 heads up! I just got it to my kindle!


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