Patience-ometer {Plus: A New Book!}

When I was little, I always imagined that patience was something that you could measure. When my mom told me that she was running out of patience, I pictured a little thermometer–a “patience-ometer,” I suppose–with a very, very short red line. Which is rather funny, because when Mom lost her patience, her thermometer exploded!

Now that I’m a mom, I tell my own kids when I’m running out of patience. “I’ve just about had it!” I’ll tell them. Then even I have to wonder, what have I just about had?

Call it losing your cool, blowing a fuse, or just a plain old fit. We are all guilty of losing our patience. Not only do some of us admit to having adult-sized temper tantrums, we even write about our meltdowns! I’m one of 29 other moms who have written a book about the times we just couldn’t hang on to our patience in the tell-all anthology, The Mother of All Meltdowns.


Moms from all over the country have admitted to losing their cool in this new book! Meltdowns have occurred on the patio, in the grocery store, at the doctor’s office and even at The Happiest Place on Earth! This book will have you laughing out loud, nodding in recognition, and breathing a sigh of relief that you are not alone!

My own meltdown story happened last year, when Emmy was in Kindergarten. Here’s a quote from the book:

Something rose up in me as I looked at Emmy’s bedroom floor, at all those previously neatly folded clothes just lying there like casualties of the tornado that was Emmy.


The Mother of All Meltdowns is available as a paperback from You can also buy the Kindle version and the Nook version as well!

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You can also read about my pregnancy meltdown on our website,
The Mother of All Meltdown!

If you would like more information about reviewing the book for your blog, please leave a comment or email me at This is a book you’re going to hear a lot about in the near future!

Happy reading!


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12 Replies to “Patience-ometer {Plus: A New Book!}”

  1. I like your analogy of our patience (or lack thereof) as Moms. I’m guilty of losing my cool from time to time and it seems the kids just don’t see the “writing on the wall” and are shocked that one little thing sent me over the edge. When in reality, it’s always a million little things isn’t it? I would love to read this book and do a review on my blog Ginny!

  2. Yay! Times a million. My patience-ometer probably explodes all of the time! I’m trying to keep it in check, and for the most part, I’m improving.

  3. You handled that situation so well! Obviously, look at the results! Any tips on getting my son to get himself dressed? He completely refuses to even try. If I refused, he’d gladly stay in his PJ’s all day and we’d never get anywhere! LOL

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