Saturday, December 20, 2014

MARY MARY QUITE On Raising Children (And Other Mind-Altering Substances) by Mary Huckstep

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the author, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Rounding out our holiday book series,
I have a book that will take you into the new year with humor!

MARY MARY QUITE On Raising Children cover


Step right in to this beautifully illustrated book with short stories about marriage, household pests, children, holidays, teenage driving, bedtime antics and many other matters of domesticity. Each story has a subtle message and is peppered with wit and plenty of laughter.

Mary and her hubby, old Hunk raised five kids, assorted grandkids, three dogs, two cats, various reptiles, rodents galore, a boatload of fish, and a Mexican tarantula named Mad Max. It was crazy. But their drug of choice has always been laughter. Enjoy the stories taken from their experiences.

Sneak Peek: "Why oh why can't mamas live their kids' lives for them? It would solve so many problems before they even started. And it would save so many kids from making mistakes. Big, hairy, dumb-dumb mistakes. Dear God, life would be so simple if only we had a Mama On Board, magical, instantaneous, high-powered panic App - otherwise known as the MOB App. Think about it . . ."


This was a funny look at parenting- both the normal pitfalls (messy rooms-sometimes you have to pick your battles) to the insane (invasion of ants). You'll find yourself laughing out loud as you read it, and the chapters make for perfect late night reading,  to relieve the stress of your hectic day, when you realize other parents have been there before you and lived to write their stories about the dramas! It would be a funny book to give as a baby shower gift, a hostess gift, or a Christmas present for the new parents, to warn them about what will be coming! 

About the Author: 

A former AP English teacher and freelance writer, Mary Huckstep earned her MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA in 2004, then worked in development for a small production company with projects at Sony, Disney, Lifetime, and Hallmark Hall of Fame. While waiting to sell one of her own scripts, Mary decided to publish humorous anecdotes about family life – aka “domestic humor.” Thus, the MARY,MARY QUITE series was born. “On Raising Children (And Other Mind-Altering Substances)” is the first, in a series of three books. Visit her website at


One winner will win this review copy of this funny book!

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