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Do YOU Get to Pee Alone? (A Giveaway!)

Every once in a while you come across a book that gives you an epiphany, such as, “What a minute: IT’S NOT JUST ME?!” For anyone with small children, THIS is that book.

I Still Just Want to Pee Alone is the third edition of a compilation of essays by award winning blogger and New York Times best selling author Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat, reminding us that “Motherhood is STILL the toughest – and STILL the funniest – job you’ll ever love.”

In this book you’ll read stories from some of the most hilarious parents in the writing world. The ones who, thankfully, managed to squeeze out a few moments between corralling their minions and fighting for sanity to record these tales of shit-shows, meltdowns, parenting fails, and pure hilarity so that we can all nod our heads in agreement and realize WE ARE NOT ALONE.

I was given an advanced review copy from one of the writers, who just happens to be a favorite blogger of mine: Kathryn of Foxy Wine Pocket. Not only did I love the book, but I know you will, too. You will feel like many of these authors reached into your mind and pulled out the very thoughts you were thinking while doing those tasks that you believed every other parent seemed to pull off effortlessly, like taking your child to a doctor’s appointment without it turning into a shit-show, the euphoria of getting precious moments alone (and what we do with that time), and a genius compilation of all the ways to piss-off babies (spoiler alert: it doesn’t take much, and you’re probably doing ALL of them).

The book even includes some pretty serious and raw accounts of the darkness we can sometimes feel when the walls seem to be closing in and we think we are the only ones and oh my god we must be terrible humans. Fear not. And remember, WE ARE NOT ALONE. (Especially when we pee.)

To Win the book:

To win this copy that Miss P is holding, just leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me why you just can’t pee alone, or simply why you want this book. Or just simply say “hey”, and I will count that too. BECA– USE I LOVE COMMENTS. I will choose the winner at random one week from today. It’s that simple!

If I let her hold it long enough, do you think she’ll get the hint?



If you’d like to check out some of my favorite other bloggers who are in this book, they are:

Kathryn of Foxy Wine Pocket
Harmony of Modern Mommy Madness
Rita of Fighting off Frumpy
Lola Lolita of Sammiches and Psych Meds
Sarah of Housewife Plus

And many more. And you can follow the I Just Want to Pee Alone website, here.


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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two of my best friends are pregnant for the first time. This would make a great gift!

Dana – CONGRATS!!!! I used to pick the winner, and you won the copy!! I’ll be emailing you shortly!

… I am a ‘new’ mom of a beautiful 14 month old …. I was just explaining to my husband that going to the bathroom alone is no longer in our cards … he shut the door and our little one was banging and crying to get in … I said if I cant pee alone anymore, either can he :):) haaa!! this book looks like I need to read it asap~*~

Hi Rebecca! I used to select the winner and it was Dana, but I just wanted to say congrats on your baby girl and never peeing alone again 😉 Happy Mother’s Day!! Thanks for entering!

My two-year-old loves to “knock” (hammer) on any closed door – especially the bathroom. While peeing alone is a treat, what I’d really love is to shower alone. As cute as it is when my little guys pulls the shower curtain back every 34 seconds to say “hi mommy”…

Hi Rose! I used to select the winner and it was Dana, but your comment made me LOL. My little girl is just getting to that stage of pulling back the curtain on me! Funny, but weird?! Thank you for entering, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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