unnamedThere is a new book in stores on April 1 which you can preorder from Amazon now entitled  Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All and I was lucky enough to receive a copy of the book from my pal, the amazingly lovely in every-sense-of-the-word Jordan Reid.

When I grow up I want to be Jordan Reid. Okay, that isn’t fair to say, because technically I’m a lot few years older than Jordan but I totally want to be more like her. Her new book is so Jordan, meaning that not only is it terribly chic and gorgeously illustrated but it is filled with all sorts of common sense and practical ideas about how you can navigate motherhood without losing your own identity and love for a perfect shade of lipstick, all the while getting into the not-so-glam aspects of parenting like how babies puke on you and do so a lot and how you can remove these puke stains.

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I’m such a cynical brat it would be easy for me to hate someone like Jordan. She is terribly pretty and her book and her blog all sort of make you look at your own shortcomings in regard to life, all the frills and pomp of organization and home decor and looking like a stone-cold fox while doing so, but that’s sort of the magic of Jordan. Once you get to know her, and once you read her book, you realize that’s she so sincerely nice, and so amazingly sweet, that she’s the type of person who would come over if you were trapped at home with a mewling newborn and run you a scented bath and swaddle your baby and hold it and probably bring you prizes of oversized sunglasses and cupcakes. And when you were out of the bath you would find she had organized all of your baby photos into a terribly beautiful gallery display for your wall. That’s Jordan, the one I know and the one she shows us in her book.