Guerrilla Mom aka Maria Guido

Guerrilla Mom is my favorite new blog—and I’m not even a parent. If you have children, or even if you don’t but you’re looking for a good laugh, you should definitely check it out.

Created by my friend Maria Guido, who describes herself as a “former free-wheeling, joke-telling, drink slinging artist” turned “obsessive compulsive mommy,” Guerrilla Mom chronicles the joys and pains of parenthood. That’s an apt description.

Be warned, this is not your typical mommy blog, with Maria gushing over every little thing her son does. No, no. It is, however, refreshingly honest and awfully funny. Covering a variety of topics, from idiot parents who want to bring their infants into bars to doctors using Google to diagnose her son’s rash, Guerrilla Mom is a riot. Here’s one of my favorite passages:

A couple of days after the birth, the obligatory congratulations started pouring in.  From my friends without kids, the responses were benign enough.  “Congratulations!” “Good job Momma!” “Way to go!”

The responses from my friends with kids went something like this:
“Did you ever think you could love something so much?”
“You’ll never believe this love you are experiencing will just continue to grow and grow!”
“Welcome to the most incredible ride of your life!”


Why didn’t I feel this way?  What was wrong with me?  Was I like one of those animals in the wild who eats their young?  After years of trying to become pregnant, was I actually not maternal? Looking into Luciens’s eyes, all I saw was a little creature who I wasn’t sure liked me, who I couldn’t seem to satisfy, and who I was going to be responsible for keeping happy for a loooong time.  And, he was ruining my boobs.  What the hell?

Maria is an awesome writer and a great storyteller. She doesn’t pull punches and she refuses to hold her tongue for anyone. She possesses an acerbic wit that will have you laughing out loud. And though Maria may not have all the answers, when it comes to raising her kid, she’s defintiely doing it right.

Check out Guerrilla Mom, then tell me what you think about it in the comments below!

[Guerrilla Mom]


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