Jill Fales’ collection of essays, My Laundry Museum & Other Messy Gifts of Motherhood is perfect for mothers, grandmothers, anyone raised by a mom, or anyone who was once a kid. Fales’ warm and relatable writing style makes her readers think, laugh cry, and ultimately feel inspired. As a mother of four, she recognizes the humor and quiet gifts hidden in the frenzied pace of motherhood. Her musings cover everything from arriving at Disneyland only to realize her son had no shoes, to conducting a “Bathroom Symposium” for her kids with topics such as Toothpaste Caps and Their Missing Tubes, Toilets from A-Z: (F is for Flushing).
Fales writing has created a cadre of followers that includes moms, dads, grandparents, single people, teachers, and others who just feel comforted by having a “mom’s voice” in their lives.