Jenny Lee Sulpizio

I’ve shared Jenny Lee Sulpizio’s picture books here in the past — Something About a Boy and Mommy Whispers.

Today, I wanted to share her latest nonfiction book: Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time  (Leafwood Publishers, 2013).

I don’t want to say it’s a manual for moms, but it certainly is a fountain of ideas! If you want to be Wonder Woman, Jenny doesn’t give you a roadmap to that superhero title. Instead, with each chapter she offers specific tips on how to organize, simplify, and survive some of the challenges of motherhood.

Jenny’s sense of humor, faith, and commitment to mothers shines through on each page. The book is written in a conversational tone.

Jenny’s tips aren’t written in stone for mothers, but she certainly gives a good foundation with her lists and charts to begin our own motherhood journey or to break free of some of our Wonder Woman Wannabe issues.

A passage I loved early in the book:

But who told me I needed to be perfect? And who said that my best wasn’t going to be good enough? It certainly wasn’t God. Nope, that person was me. I was a new mom struggling to become “super” . . . and I was losing the battle, big time. 

An idea I really liked:
Cuckoo Prevention Kits — One for kiddie crises combative and one for sanity-saving mommy must-haves. I laughed out loud about the tip to have a chocolate stash in the car and in summer months try a Tootsie Roll. Perfect.

Many of the chapters have lists of tips on how to deal with everything from cleaning out and stocking up the minivan to how to take a time out when you are frazzled and frustrated. Many items on Jenny’s list is workable into my schedule. Now, if I will only implement some of her cleaning tips. Her ideas definitely gave me food for thought in my own motherhood adventure.

Jenny’s writing style feels like a conversation I would have with my mom friends at church. I related to most of the topics in the book. I don’t drink coffee, so the chapter on caffeine didn’t do much for me. I know I’m weird. For those, who do drink coffee, you’ll like that chapter.

The book is a fast read. I feel like it could also be digested in chunks too. You could read a few chapters, see how the tips fit into your life, and then read a few more.

I received an advance digital copy of the book for my honest review. Since, I enjoyed reading the book, I’d like to have a giveaway. Leave a comment and I’ll do a random drawing. I’ll keep the comments open until Sept. 19 at noon (MST). I’ll post the winner on Sept. 20 (and contact the winner to arrange delivery).

In the spirit of saving a mom’s sanity:  Consider sharing something you do to save your sanity that could help another mom.

I’ll start. My son loves a pair of hand-me-down slippers. I don’t argue with him about wearing them in public. Not fighting over his shoe choice saves me a little sanity and time.

Author Bio: Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a wife and mother of three who enjoys writing about anything and everything under the sun, but especially loves to instruct, motivate, and guide other moms with practical advice, tips, and a whole lot of comic relief in the process. Jenny is a contributing writer for The MOB Society and Moms Together, and is the author of the recently released guide for all mamas titled, “Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe: On a Mission to Save Sanity, One Mom at a Time.” To find out more about Jenny or to follow her blog, visit

Also, if you sign up for the newsletter at Jenny’s website, you will receive blog and newsletter updates. When I signed up, I received a free PDF with Sanity-Saving Mommy Must-Haves including her 30-minutes-per-day weekly cleaning schedule. This list gives you a glimpse at some of the tips in the book.

As toddler tornado says before bedtime, “One more book.”

Oh, wait, I was trying to say, “One more thing.” If you buy a copy of the book online, you can email a copy of the receipt to Jenny for a chance to win this ebook bundle.