Book Review | When Parents Text

Title: When Parents Text: So Much Said…So Little Understood

Author: Lauren Kaelin

My Review:

When Parents Text: So Much Said…So Little Understood is an absolute riot. Let me tell you a little story. I decided to read this book in bed, to unwind after an incredibly stressful week. For the first several pages, I was laughing out loud…and each time I would erupt into laughter, my husband would open his eyes and ask me to at least read aloud if I was going to keep waking him up. Trying to stifle my laughs, I rolled onto my side, away from him, so I could bury my face in the pillow every time I laughed. That didn’t work out so well either, as my uncontrollable laughter had the bed shaking. I literally had to put this book down because it was too funny to read in bed. That’s a first.

I have to say, When Parents Text is a million-dollar idea. Especially since parents text so…ridiculously. (I have a texting parent who fits this mold perfectly, so I can relate to this book quite well.) With texts like, “I thought LOL meant Little Old Lady,” or “Your dentist died. No appt next week. I’ll find u new one. I learned how to make bread!!” How about, “You could poop your pants in the yankee candle store and no one would know” or “Have you ever noticed how much garbanzo beans look like little butts? Like being mooned by soup.”

I am in LOVE with this book. The laughs never end. Of course, I deal with a parent texting almost daily, so this is like validation for my frustration…or maybe like a support group. Whatever it is, it’s a LOL (no, not “lots of love,” Mom!) good time. I highly recommend When Parents Text; it’s a perfect book for when you need a laugh…and would definitely be a great conversation piece if left on your coffee table.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Kristin is the mom of two boys and two girls and lives outside of Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read, write, shop, and spend as much of her summer as possible at the Jersey shore!

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