Pre-Order Calm the H*ck Down: How to Let Go and Lighten Up About Parenting

Calm the H*ck Down: How to Let Go and Lighten Up about Parenting will be available everywhere books are sold on December 8, 2020, and as a special thank you for PREORDERING it now, I’ve created an ebook for you called Pandemic Parenting: How to Calm Down When the World’s Messed Up. This ebook is filled with tactics to survive all the constant coronachanges thrown our way right now, as well as some of my favorite stories from lockdown. We have no idea what the rest of the year will look like for any of us, so hopefully this little ebook will give you a laugh and some strategies.


Pandemic Parenting is available EXCLUSIVELY as a preorder giveaway. My gift to you, for hanging with me a few extra months till my book launches December 8. Screen shot your receipt when you preorder from your favorite bookstore, then click the button below to complete the online form to receive your free copy!

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Calm the H*ck Down: How to Let Go and Lighten Up About Parenting

Releases December 8, 2020 | Published by Simon & Schuster

From author and speaker Melanie Dale comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious parenting book that teaches you how to dial back the stress of raising children with the simple premise that we all just need to lighten up a little bit.

Most of us thought we’d be amazing parents—and then we had kids. Now we spend what little free time we have comparing ourselves to other parents, comparing our kids to other kids, and panicking that everyone else is nailing it except us. Between constant social media postings to conflicting advice found in parenting books, we often have no choice but to freak out. But there is another way. We all just need to calm the h*ck down.

Melanie Dale—a special needs parent, adoptive parent, in vitro parent, and reluctant cheer mom—believes we are all putting too much pressure on ourselves and our kids to be perfect. Instead, she argues, we need to take a step back so we can actually enjoy this journey called parenting.

Calm the H*ck Down is filled with stories from Melanie’s own life, as well as real-life research for learning how to lighten up about every aspect of parenting—from poopy diapers and germs to family vacations and adolescent angst. She also discusses the pressure to knock it all out of the Pinterest park, the challenge of instilling some kind of faith into your kids, and worrying about their future while still trying to live in the present.

Infused with quirky humor, profound insight, and accessible advice, Calm the H*ck Down gives you the permission to finally relax and enjoy this ridiculous thing we do called parenting.

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