Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

class mom

“I sigh as I take a sip of cooking wine, so named because it’s the wine I drink while I’m cooking.”

4/5 stars


Fiction – Humor

Goodreads Summary

Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom–or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max–this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the-wisest-candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of-special-brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive -allergy mom,-a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.


This book was just so fun! I was really in the mood for a light, easy read, and this was the perfect remedy. Class Mom is impeccably witty and laugh out hysterical! The dialogue of the parents in this book shows just how ruthless people can be, especially when it comes to their children. You will laugh, you will cringe, and then you will probably laugh some more. Just because I’ve classified this book as light and easy does not make it a PG read. Be aware that there is some definite inappropriate content and language. However, I didn’t consider it to be especially over the top, at least not with what is considered the norm nowadays. While I did thoroughly enjoy this book, the ending was a bit over the top for me. Who knows, I’m probably the only one who felt that way! Regardless, I highly recommend you pick up this book sometime soon. Also, be on the lookout for a sequel expected in July 2019. I’m looking forward to it!

Author Laurie Gelman’s website

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