Rule 24: You're a Good Mom -- Even if You Don't Scrapbook

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Elizabeth Lyons' newest bestselling book takes a back-to-basics approach to parenting sanity. When the pages of her friends' scrapbooks manifested into 3D and once-simple decisions suddenly required endless research, Elizabeth Lyons saw it as a sign: in order to survive as a mom of 5, entrepreneur, and inspirational humorist, she was going to have to create (and play by) her own rules.

Motherhood today can be summed up as follows: Right Sippy Cup = Good Mom; Wrong Sippy Cup = Bad Mom.


Elizabeth Lyons' life as a mom and a woman changed forever in the sippy cup aisle.

Suddenly aware that she had wasted 28 minutes comparing sippy cups in order to determine precisely the best one, she concluded that at this point in history, the role of Mother can be summed up as follows:

"Right Sippy Cup = Good Mom; Wrong Sippy Cup = Bad Mom"

With that realization came the vow that it was time for a change. It was time to go back to basics, and to look to the one person who truly knows best how to parent her children and find lasting sanity as a mom: herself.

In her latest bestseller, You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom, Lyons explores groundbreaking new rules for motherhood such as:

  • Fly Your Freak Flag High
  • Cleanliness is Overrated
  • Chaos Builds Character
  • You've Never Seen It All
  • Float Above Insanity
  • The Sun Always Shines on TV
  • Switch Hats with Grace and Humility

You Cannot Be Serious is a contemporary and humorous roadmap for "doing it all" that any woman can related to for untying her own "nots." And for moms who lie awake at night wondering if their sanity will remain intact until the kids move out, Lyons provides a girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide, not just for getting through each day, but for being able to say with conviction, "I love my life!"


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