By Melissa Jarvis
As I read this book I kept thinking what fun it must be to have Melissa Jarvis for a mother. Her humorous and wry reports from the ’hood tickled my mind and warmed my heart. Every mom will find the territory familiar, but Jarvis gives it a fresh, laugh-out-loud perspective.
— Carol Saline, co-author Mothers & Daughters,
Sisters, and Best Friends
Welcome to the Motherhood: Grime & Punishment celebrates the hilarity of modern family life and the daily battle of wits that is motherhood. Melissa Jarvis—author of the popular “Family Album” column (appearing weekly in southern New Jersey’s Courier-Post and occasionally in other Gannett newspapers)—offers a warm and funny look at motherhood in the best Erma Bombeck tradition. Raising a family is the most important job in the world according to Jarvis. She wrote this book to help moms everywhere laugh their way through the on-the-job training.
“Welcome to the Motherhood stayed in my hands until the last page. Each chapter is a long, delicious drink of wicked humor with motherhood observations that read like a naughty confession. Witty to the last drop—I could get addicted.”
— Suzette Martinez Standring VP,
National Society of Newspaper Columnists
2004 | 200 pp/softbound