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New Mommyblogger Making Waves… Of Laughter

I smell a book deal on the horizon.

Mommybloggers, as they’re often called, are a dime a dozen.

The Internet is filled to overflowing with mom bloggers of all kinds so it’s hard to stand out from the crowd, especially if you’re just starting out in 2011.

And yet, I have recently discovered a new site that is so different from the rest of them, so funny, that I just had to share it with you.

It’s called Parenting. Illustrated With Crappy Pictures. It’s created by Amber Dusick who seems to be gaining new fans every day with nearly 8,000 followers on her Facebook page.

Now listen, I don’t know anything about Dusick except that she has two boys, a husband and two black cats. In that order. It says so on her About page. I just wanted to pass on the good word that if you’re a parent, you will love this blog. It appears that Dusick just started it a few months ago.  I just discovered it a few days ago but I’m already hooked.

Parenting. Illustrated With Crappy Pictures is mostly “crappy” illustrations from Dusick about the daily trials of parenting. If you’re familiar with the wildly popular Hyperbole And A Half, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Which, incidentally, I just noticed Allie Brosh, the author of Hyperbole, has a book deal with Simon & Schuster.

Dusick explains why she started the hilarious site in her About section. “…mostly because I was going crazy. Since I don’t have a photographer following me around I wound up drawing some crappy pictures to illustrate the day to day things that happen as a parent. Apparently these things happen to other parents too! I’m just as shocked as anyone. And a little relieved.”

I look forward to many more crappy illustrations of what it’s like to be a parent.  Some favorite posts so far include What It’s Like To Change Diapers and What It’s Like To Eat In A Nice Restaurant.

You can check those out. Also, I copied one of Dusick’s shorter posts over here so you get the idea:

Last week I went to a few appointments. Alone. Appointments that involved waiting rooms. And waiting in them! Alone!

This is what waiting rooms were like before I had kids:



And this is what waiting rooms are like now, after having kids:

Is it just me?

 

All images from this post are from Parenting.  Illustrated With Crappy Pictures.

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