27 Sep
Mommy Mixology: Book Giveaway!

Are you a mom? Do you like to laugh? And drink? And laugh and drink? Then, boy do we have the book for you! Introducing “Mommy Mixology: A Cocktail for Every Calamity” by Friend of the Mouthies (FOTM) Janet Frongillo!

Janet lives in New Hampshire and writes the very funny blog Muffin Top Mommy when she’s not chasing after her three boys. I think Janet is a wonderful person and I’m not just saying that because she once bought me a bottle of wine and a corkscrew in Dayton, Ohio. I’m saying that because she didn’t even ask me to share the wine with her. Now that’s a lady, people.

Anyway, Mommy Mixology is a super fun book and it’s perfect for anyone who owns both young children and a wet bar.  There are 60 themed drinks in five categories: Conception, Baby, Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten. (I guess she knows from being friends with me that after your kids are in Kindergarten, you don’t bother with cute cocktails and just swig from a flask hidden in your yoga pants.)

As the mother of two boys, my favorite recipe in the book is The Penis Colada, which Janet created after having a cringe-worthy conversation with her young son in a public restroom stall. Other fabulous cocktails include the No!Jito, The Mamakaze Bomb Drop, the Harvey Wallpainter and The Mouthy Muchacho. (ahem) Each recipe is very simple to follow and includes a funny story from Janet and a cool photograph.

And here’s the big news: she’s giving away a copy of her book to THREE lucky readers! Simply leave a comment with a reason you need a cocktail (or a mocktail) to enter and we’ll pick the winners at random. (Contest closes Monday, 10/1/12.)

Thanks, Janet and bottoms up!


26 Responses to “Mommy Mixology: Book Giveaway!”


Comment by Priscilla Morgan.

I need a cocktail because I’m coming off 60 days of losing weight by juicing! So I need to negate all my hard work with a drink. Oh yeah, I’m a single mom of a teen girl and have 3 ding dong dogs. 🙂


Comment by Desperate Dietwives.

Has there to be a specific reason to need a mocktail? I need one every morning just to pluck up the courage to get up!!!! 😀

Ah, all right, you want a more specific reason. Here’s to you: I neek a well mixed drink because… hic…. because… I forgot what I was going to say, so after all I need it to recover my memory! 😉


Comment by Jess.

I have a four year old, and everyone knows that four year olds are unholy heathens. Give me a two year old any day of the week over a button pushing, whining, demanding, insane for no reason four year old.

I also have a second grader who is overly dramatic…


Comment by elissameck.

I’m on a 90 day fitness program with strict diet and exercise…and no alcohol! And at the end I will be svelte and sexy…and in need of a laugh and a drink! And I think after dealing with me for 77 more days of this my 2 and 4 year olds may need some tasty cocktails too (ok…mocktails for them…unless I have trouble getting them to sleep…no really just mocktails I promise).


Comment by Jeni.

Congratulations, Janet! The book looks fantastic.

I do not currently have a “wet bar” as my kids have been weaned for a few years. Do I still qualify?

Also, are there any plans for a follow-up book? Maybe something for those of us going through the “One Direction” early teen years?

Ah, who am I kidding? I’m gonna need a prescription for that shit.


Comment by Cait.

I’m not a mommy, I’m a nanny. Do I need a better reason for needing a drink?


Comment by Laura.

I have 2 teenagers … at the same time … and I now understand why Happy Hour was invented!


Comment by Shannyn Schroeder.

I have 3 kids and work from home. There’s no escape. I definitely need a drink 🙂


Comment by Kinze.

Oh I could use a mocktail. I have a 9 month old and am pregnant again (they will be 13 months apart)… I’ll definitely need a cocktail in a few years when they are both toddlers.


Comment by Moira.

I really want to read about the P. Colada! And I know a new momma who could use some laughs.


Comment by Christen.

I need a cocktail because I am being hired on as temp at my internship site that I’ve been working at unpaid for several months, while completing a years worth of accounting courses in 6 months! Plus I’m finally graduating next month!


Comment by sblintner.

I have an overly smart, independent 20 month old who ALREADY wants to do EVERYTHING all by HERSELF!! And now I have decided to give her a little brother/sister… I need a cocktail STAT! While I still can!!


Comment by Suniverse.

I’ve decided to become a drunk when I grow up, and I think this will be the fanciest way to get there.


Comment by stepmommyranting.

I need a drink for reals! I’m a full time step mom to 3 boys, 14,11 & 8. And we’re in the process of buying our first house and moving. And I someohow managed to volunteer to help serve the high school football team a spaghetti dinner tonight, 30 minutes after I get off from my full time job!


Comment by Rita.

Because the days are long but the nights are short!

Jenee Reply:

I was going to comment, but you’ve already got the best one – Hilarious!


Comment by VandyJ.

With two boy ages 9 and 3, I have both preschool and preteen dramas to deal with daily. A good drink is what gets through to bedtime.


Comment by Momof4Luds.

I have lived through 3 teenagers and I’m mid-way through the 4th. A strategically placed martini every now and then is the only reason I haven’t lost my mind. Plus I’ve recently moved to a town where EVERY SINGLE HOUSE WE LOOKED AT, including the one we bought, has a wet bar and dang it I’m ready to use it!


Comment by Cindi.

Why? Because my husband is in Japan every two weeks, for 29 days! One son is away at school and our oldest son is working on his new home. That leaves Daisy Beagle and me alone and we need to party!
Many thanks, Cindi


Comment by Stephanie.

I have 3 boys, ages 8, 5, and 3; and a (boy)beagle puppy, and 2 toads that eat LIVE crickets (which requires cricket food in my frige!). Plus a full time job where everyone (almost all men) is more immature than my kids. And hubby is a cop who works 12 hour Saturdays and Sundays. With all this testosterone in my life, I MUST have a recipe for a penis colada! Also, our health insurance may appreciate me being slightly sedated when I have to call them regarding what they do and do not cover for my special needs son.


Comment by Jen.

I need a cocktail as I take care of five kids and my husband works out of town, every day!! And I live with my parents….., but only because we are letting someone live in our house for free who needs it, and I don’t want to live with five kids ( 2 of which are nephews) alone. And I homeschool my three…but if you need any other reason I’m a blonde and live in beautiful sunny Sarasota where every day should be a cocktail kinda day!


Comment by Julie S..

I need a good stiff drink after being housebound with a “too sick to go to school, but not sick enough to negate the need for constant entertainment” five year old, and a supremely hormonal, moody, and overdramatic preteen. And did I mention that the hubby is out of town? And that we are in deperate need of groceries but can’t go to the store because of Typhoid Mary?


Comment by HellTygr.

I survived 3 hours in a car with 4 9-year olds singing to RadioDisney. Yeah, because nothing says positive role model like girls singing “We are never, ever, ever, getting back together!!!” at the top of their lungs. I almost resorted to my subterfuge of the starbucks cup with a “Tall, Cold (not iced), Malted Hoppucino” inside.
Oh, and I homeschool. I think that qualifies me for an IV drip for my alcohol, doesn’t it?


Comment by scrambler4201.

I need it because I am a Work-at-Home Mom that is presently working at a kids jumphouse while my son plays. It smells bad in here and he’s going to want me to go down that super scary slide any minute now while my laptop is abused by sweaty toddlers.


Comment by Erin M..

I need a cocktail because I’m a SAHM of 2 kids 6 and 8, President of the PTA, and I’m planning an art party for my soon to be 7 year old. 8 little girls painting in my house… yup need a cocktail!!!


Comment by tracy webb.

My daughter and 2 kids moved in with me, need I say more.

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