I wrote this book to pay homage to the every-parent. It’s not going to give you foolproof advice on how to raise your kids or let you wallow in your own misery about how having kids is awful. Instead, my book argues that aspiring to be a remarkably average parent—from pregnancy to toddlerhood—sets you up for the best child-rearing experience of all.

The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting is full of my personal essays on motherhood, peppered with the ridiculous infographics, photos and memes that have helped me make a name for myself over the past six years. In chapters with titles like “Are You Sure This Newborn is Mine?” and “Even Ice Cream Causes Tantrums,” I discuss my experiences as a new mom, a wife and a working parent with both wit and a wee bit of wisdom. An honest guide that celebrates the fun and silliness of being a mom, I hope The Mommy Shorts Guide makes you laugh—and feel much more confident about your remarkably average parenting skills.

"Finally, the perfect survival book for parents who are normal. Thanks to this book, my cheeks hurt from smiling and my neck hurts from nodding my head over and over again."
— Karen Alpert (aka Baby Sideburns), NYT bestselling author of I Heart My Little A-Holes
"Ilana Wiles had me the moment she copped to her very real concern that, based on the ultrasound, her baby had a big nose. And she never lost me. Give yourself the present of this book. You've earned it."
— Kelly Corrigan, NYT bestselling author of Glitter & Glue and The Middle Place

Fall Book Tour 2016

New York

September 27th, 7pm
Barnes & Noble
1542 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY

September 28th, 7pm
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway
New York City, NY


October 5th, 7pm
Roseville Barnes & Noble in HarMar Mall
2100 Snelling Ave
St Paul, MN


October 6th, 6-8pm
Monica + Andy
2038 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL

October 7th, 7pm
Westfield Old Orchard Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Shop Center East Ring Rd
Skokie, IL

October 8th, 10am-12pm
The Land of Nod (Family Meet & Greet with crafts!)
900 W North Ave
Chicago, IL


October 10th, 7pm
Barnes & Noble in Corte Madera Town Center
313 Corte Madera Ave
Corte Madera, CA

New York

October 20th, 6:30pm
Beginnings Restaurant (Reading & Cocktails)
1986 Park Street
Atlantic Beach, NY


October 24th, 7pm
Mansell Crossings Barnes & Noble
7660 North Point Pkwy #200
Alpharetta, GA

North Carolina

October 27th, 7pm
Quail Ridge Books, North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC

New York

November 2nd, 2-3pm
"Stress Less" Presented by Aetna (Reading & Signing)
Macy's Herald Square - 8th Floor
151 W 34th Street
New York, NY

Huge thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring this book tour!

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