I’m so excited to announce my new book, The Mother Load: Surviving the Daily Grind Without Losing Your Ever Loving Mind releasing April 18, 2023.
Here’s what others are saying about The Mother Load:
Beloved author and blogger Meredith Ethington shares her experiences, heart, and wisdom for mothers everywhere in her newest book, The Mother Load.
Taking an honest look at her own journey as a mother, Ethington presents pieces of advice for each moment of motherhood–the good, the bad, the ugly, and every part of the in-between. Filled with raw, honest anecdotes, Ethington’s portrayal of motherhood is fully transparent–at times humorous, at times painful–never shying away from the tougher subjects of motherhood that may often get pushed under the rug. While motherhood may often feel like an uphill battle, Ethington is here to guide mothers inward, where they are encouraged to reflect upon their own journeys as mothers. Ethington’s book provides readers with insights on topics such as:
- Nurturing yourself and caring for your mental health
- Letting go of the idea of a “road-map” for motherhood
- Practicing gratitude
- Releasing expectations
- Prioritizing authenticity over perfection
Ethington draws from her own experience to present the lessons she has learned along the way, including the importance of self-care, balance, and grace amidst the busy day-to-day routine of many mothers. With Ethington’s poignant, vulnerable perspective on motherhood, mothers everywhere will be encouraged that the load they carry is one they never have to carry alone.
Endorsements for The Mother Load
“Like Meredith, and pretty much every mom out there, I, too, have often wondered if I would survive the daily grind without losing my ever-loving mind. She sums it up perfectly in this book and made me feel seen. Meredith had me laughing and nodding repeatedly as I saw my own story in hers.”
– Kate Swenson, author of Forever Boy, A Mother’s Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy
“The Mother Load is an honest and vulnerable journey through motherhood and mental health with your passionate guide, Meredith Ethington. Meredith is that friend who will sit you down and ask, “How are you?” and actually listen because she doesn’t want any mother to carry her load alone.”
-Jen Mann, New York Times Bestselling Author Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me?
“All moms — no matter if you’re new to the game or not — need validation. Meredith provides that
validation with a whopping dose of humor and honesty. Pick up this book when you need a
moment to laugh, to nod in agreement or just need a few moments to feel seen and heard.”
-Kate Auletta, Editor in Chief of Scary Mommy
“You know that person you call when everything is terrible, and you need the honest-to-God
truth about what to do next? That’s Meredith—and particularly, this book. Mer’s writing often
has me checking my windows. Is she watching me? How does she KNOW? But, that’s what
Meredith’s writing does best. Makes all of us feel a little less crazy, and a whole lot less alone.”
– Mary Katherine Backstrom, Bestselling author Holy Hot Mess and Crazy Joy
“The Mother Load is the combination we all need of laughter with your best girlfriends and solidarity from someone who has been where you are. Meredith nails it once again with her witty, relatable, moving reflection on motherhood and mental illness.”
-Sara Farrell Baker, Writer (it’s okay she doesn’t know who you are either)
“Real. Raw. Laugh-out-loud funny. Motherhood is awesome- and awful. Meredith isn’t afraid to talk about both. You’ll feel so seen. Finally.”
-Robyn Gobbel, MSW