One of my favorite things to do in my "spare time" (which is the time when I eat breakfast. Hey, it alters my mood if I think i have some actual free time) is catch up on my favorite mom reads. Books, blogs, magazines... Sometimes I'm hoping to glean some advice or parenting tips. But mostly, I just want to relish someone else's sticky fingered reality for a few fleeting moments.

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So today, I wanted to share some of my favorites. At least this way, I won't be the only mom about to pee my pants from laughing hysterically (or maniacally.)

The Crappy Pictures Blog.

I don't know what kind of wine induced delirium was responsible for the creation of this blog, but I am so grateful for it. It's just what the title says: A blog written by an uber-cool mom who draws crappy pictures to illustrate all the crappiness that occurs on a daily basis. I promise you, there's not a finer piece of piece of genius to be read. When you're done reading this (thanks, by the way!) go read that. And if you did not wear waterproof mascara today, I apologize in advance for not warning you, for you will be laughing so hard you cry.

People I want to punch in the throat

Now I'll admit, they had me at "people I want to punch..." Because, really, you know there are plenty of those people out there. And when you're a tired, over-caffeinated, under-appreciated mom, it's like those people with the faces that need punching come out of the woodwork.  People I Want to Punch In the Throat has lots of interesting life lessons, parenting tips, and is just a generally informative--yet superbly snarky--read. It's even part of a book, as you're about to learn...

It's part of this book: I Just Want to Pee Alone

Oooh, you know what would be awesome? If someone collected all the funniest parenting blog posts from across the interwebs and created an anthology. In another episode of "why didn't I think of that first?" someone beat me to it. Of course. Despite wanting to punch them in the throat for having such an awesome idea that I'd totally like to take credit for, I downloaded the book to my Kindle the day it was released. And not just because I do, in fact, just want to pee alone, because it seems that little moment is when all household crises occur. You should download it, too.

If you happen to have even more free time than just while cramming a muffin down your throat as you wait for the bus to pick your kids up for school, here's a whole list of other fantastically funny mom blogs.

Circle of Moms