Choose Positive Living with Sara Troy and her guest Sharon Brecher, on air from April 5th
Comedic illustrator and popular influencer Sharon Brecher, author of Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College
Welcome to that special time of every parent’s life – when they’ve done all they can to prepare their kids for the next step, and the time has come… their kid is leaving home and going to college! Miserable Mom celebrates the ups and downs of one of life’s most emotional parenting moments, conveniently coinciding with mid-life. Mom-blogger, illustrator, and popular influencer Sharon Brecher shares her first-hand experience with the daily angst and indignities of motherhood in her humorous comic strips that portray the do’s and don’ts of sending your kid to college. Through illustrations and transparent slice-of-life narrative, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College provides an authentic connection with others who are also navigating this emotional time. Delivering an unapologetic perspective of motherhood, Sharon shines a light on the stream of consciousness we all internalize and helps us laugh at ourselves. By normalizing common parenting and mid-life insecurities with a dose of humor, Miserable Mom will help you feel supported while enduring this incredibly special time of parenting college students.:
- High Anxiety: The Do’s and Don’ts of Pre-College Prep
- Holy Sh*t Your Kid is Leaving the Nest! The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving Out…and Moving In
- The Overbearing Parent’s Reminder: Step Back So Your Child Can Shine at College
- The New Normal Back at Home: The Do’s and Don’ts of Stalking, Suffocating and Controlling Those Left Behind
- Raging Hormones & Mid-Life: Keeping it Cool When You’re Burning up Inside and You Just Want to Turn Back Time
- Live and Learn: Put on Your Best Game Face, Don’t Forget To Laugh When Your Crazy Slips Out and Remember All Parents Are In This Together
- The Emotions of Change: Now what?
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“Sharon has taken her first-hand experience with the daily angst and indignities of motherhood and – instead of eating cupcakes alone in her car – has channeled it into this well-observed and funny book! Her illustrations that juxtapose her comic characters against a real-life background are an apt metaphor for her clever take on what it means to love and let go with a sense of humor… and to get up the next day and do it all over again.” – Eileen Heisler, Executive Producer/Co-Creator of hit TV series, The Middle
“She’s not really miserable. She’s creating her way through the ups and downs of life’s most perplexing assignment – raising humans. Sharon’s book is a sassy, sparkling help list for a mom’s most dreaded job, sending her kid to college. You will laugh, you will wince, you will buy two books so you can cut one up to send pages to your friends.” – Becky Blades, Author of Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening
“Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College is fun, lighthearted and brimming with good advice – The perfect gift for any parent navigating this emotional, exciting journey.” – Linda Wolff, Freelance Writer/Syndicated Blogger, CarpoolGoddess.com
By Sharon L. Brecher with Illustrations by Brett C. Nance and Sharon L. Brecher
Sharon L. Brecher is a mom-blogger, writer, illustrator, wife, and Miserable Mom. Her first book, Miserable Mom: The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Your Kid to College, calls out the absurdities of this stage of motherhood with a wry sense of humor and a self-deprecating wink to her own place in the emotional merry-go-round. Sharon is a born and bred New Yorker, living in Southern California. She has raised two young adults (one in college and one recently out) and has an MA in Education. Sharon was the Educational Director of Futurekids and spent several years working as a consultant for companies like Disney Interactive and Disney Online, where she created educational content for kids and guides for parents. Upon an emotional return from dropping her oldest off at college for the first time, Sharon needed to process some unfamiliar and vulnerable feelings. With one kid out and one to go, mid-life was upon her. This new phase would require the honesty and humor she always internalized, to process life’s challenges. But this time Sharon needed to share with other moms out loud. So, she sat down at her computer and Miserable Moms was born.
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