Hey y’all! I have an exciting offer for you today. So exciting that I had to come out of my hiatus to tell you about it. Have you met Marcia Kester Doyle? She is the hilarious genius behind the blog Menopausal Mother in addition to her frank look at dealing with grumpy husbands, teenagers and the change of life: Who Stole My Spandex? Midlife Musings from a Middle-Aged MILF. Her open and honest approach has endeared her to fans and her willingness to help other fellow bloggers definitely makes her one of my favorites.
Let me tell you a little bit more about the book:
Who Stole My Spandex? Midlife Musings from a Middle-Aged MILF is a witty selection of stories from my madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters. The book provides an unvarnished account of humorous stories depicting nightmare holidays, couples’ colonoscopies, neighbors from hell, and my wild ride on the crazy train into middle-age mayhem. Additional stories include my family’s love of a good food fight and our reputation for wearing cat masks around the fire pit on a cold winter’s night. We’re not ashamed of our Flintstone-era minivan, or the fact that our home could easily be mistaken for a petting zoo. With a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor, and just a dash of sentiment, this brand of quirky humor will resonate with anyone who has hurt their back while twerking in a Zumba class, pilfered candy from their children’s Easter baskets (and blamed it on the dogs), or felt the call of nature at exactly the wrong time.
Today we’re lucky indeed. Marcia is gracing us with a story from her book and there’s a giveaway at the end of this post. This excerpt is talking about Marcia’s experience with trying to lose a few pounds. You’ll giggle and wince in sympathy. Seriously, who made Spandex a thing?
Livin’ Large in Zumba Land
I like to eat. A lot. I don’t even need a holiday as an excuse to strap on the ol’ feed bag. The Vikings have nothing on me when it comes to feasting. My love for food spirals out of control once I lose that first little bit of will power.
Now here’s your chance to win an autographed copy of Who Stole My Spandex?
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Marcia Kester Doyle is the author of the humor book, “Who Stole My Spandex?” and the voice behind the popular blog, “Menopausal Mother.” Her work has been featured on numerous sites, including The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Blunt Moms, BlogHer, In The Powder Room, Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, and Midlife Boulevard, among others. Marcia is also a contributing author to nine anthologies, and a Blogher 2014 VOTY winner in humor along with the VoiceBoks Top Humor Blog Award the same year. She lives in sunny Florida, is the mother of four children and a grandmother to a feisty toddler. Marcia can usually be found with a fan in one hand to ward off hot flashes and a jar of Nutella in the other, in case of a chocolate emergency.
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