For all of those current or potential parents who have this vision that “Parenting is Perfect”, I can share with you that it’s not!! In fact, the quicker one accepts that fact, the quicker they can begin to discover Jill Smokler and her incredible website “ScaryMommy.com” where she has built an online community of parents who are able to talk about “The Real Life Of Parenting” (She has built a multi-million viewer base that includes celebrities like Tori Spelling and Holly Robinson Peete who are both HUGE fans!), share stories both good and bad, and with the release of her first book “Confessions Of A Scary Mommy” to rave reviews (I read it and it is one of the funniest and most honest looks at Parenting that you can ever imagine!), Jill has become the conduit of reason, humor, and reality to millions of parents around the country including almost 250k on Twitter alone. Jill’s honest take on parenting has appeared in numerous publications, including The Today Show (She was on there last week!), The New York Times, Good Morning America, Nightline and CNN.
“Since its launch, the Scary Mommy Confessional has already garnered more than 165,000 confessions from women and men looking to tell somebody that secret that is eating them up inside. The Scary Mommy Community is a vibrant and thriving meeting place for moms to discuss everything from their fussy babies, to biggest pre-baby regrets to nightmare mother-in-laws. For the month of May 2011, Jill partnered with Target for an exclusive “social media fashion experiment.” She was given a month’s worth of clothes from Target and Target Facebook fans (4.5 million) chose and voted on outfits. The project was seen on sites such as Oprah.com, In Style, People, and Real Simple and has been called “the most revolutionary social media campaign ever.”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the “Scary Mommy” herself at her sold out book release party in NYC, to talk about the purpose behind her awesome website ScaryMommy.com, the incredible stories and anecdotes that appear in “Confessions Of A Scary Mommy”, why husbands are the biggest kids of all, some of the funniest/scariest confessionals she has ever received, her appearance on “The Today Show” the next morning, and sooo much more. For someone like me who is still unsure if he ever wants to be a parent, I have to say that outside of purely enjoying “Confessions Of A Scary Mommy” immensely, it was an eye-opening and honest look into a lifestyle that by the end had me appreciating what being a parent is all about, and meeting/interviewing Jill who was an absolute sweetheart was a pleasure…Enjoy Kade Nation!!
And Here is Jill On NBC’s The Today Show the morning after our interview!