BookMom is the moniker of Valerie Garfield, a Vice President and the Publisher of Novelty & Licensed Publishing at Simon & Schuster. She was formerly the Publishing Director at Sesame Workshop, home of Sesame Street, and has held editorial positions at HarperCollins and Golden Books. As an author she has penned more than 30 books for children, all written under a pseudonym. She lives in a suburb of New York City (which pains her less than saying she lives in New Jersey) with her husband and children.
So back off with the contemptuous look. Offer me a hand when I am trying to check out while swiping the candy bars out of my child’s hand and balancing a 90-pound container of laundry detergent and two-ton vat of peanut butter at the same time. Or just tell me that you hope my day gets better.
My top picks for reminding me that there will always be those days (also great to share if anyone in your house has a Very Bad Day).
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day