We got to check in with Scary Mommy Jill Smokler at her book party earlier this week. Smokler — a mom of three and Mt. Washington resident — was just coming off her whirlwind New York book tour (Today show, 20/20, Huffington Post) and stopped by Charm City Kids Club for some book signing and girl gab.
Smokler is friendly and pretty and you can see why her legions of Scary Mommies feel comfortable confessing their deepest darkest mommy secrets to her. ("Today I'm dressed as a grumpy bitch who needs more coffee. Same costume I wore yesterday." And "Every night, after supper, I hide in the bathub and eat a Little Debbie snack." Or "I need a mom jar. Anytime the kids say MOM they put a dollar in the jar. I would have enough for a cruise in no time.")
Her newest book Motherhood Comes Naturally (and other vicious lies) comes fresh on the heel of her New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy.
"She's what kept me sane during my nanny days," says Rochelle Matheson, now a new mom to 8-week old Rosie. "They weren't in touch with reality—she is."
She's in touch with reality but also enjoying her brush with fame. "New York was fast paced and crazy exciting." She says it's hard coming back to reality of kids, carpools and bathtime, but it's hard being away too. "It's so good to see them—for like a day," jokes Smokler.
The book party at CCKC was a chance for local fans to meet Smokler, buy a book, eat some breakfast, and listen to Lisa and Mikel of Milkshake give a private concert.