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Scary Mommy Nation

Scary Mommy Nation was Scary Mommy’s non-profit from 2011-2015. It allowed the Scary Mommy community to help members of its own who were struggling with hunger and food instability.

Scary Mommy & Toys“R”Us, Making Holiday Magic

For the last ten years, Toys“R”Us, Inc. has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer to some of the 14.7 million children living in poverty in the United States. This year, they introduced the #PlayItForward Challenge. Shoppers can help #PlayItForward by taking and sharing a selfie when donating a toy to Toys for Tots at Toys“R”Us […]

The 2014 Thanksgiving Project: The Results

It’s here! Today is the day that Confessions of a Scary Mommy finally goes on sale. Thank God.

But, I’m not asking you to buy the book today. I’m not asking that you “like” this post or tweet it or Pin it or share it in any way. You’ve done that already, more than I ever could have expected.

Today, I want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. because without you, this book would never exist.

I never wanted to be a writer. It was never my life’s goal to publish a book or go on tour promoting it. The fact that my little online baby book has led here still has me pinching myself and shaking my head. I’m not entirely sure it’s all real.

My very first blog post was almost an apology. An apology for asking my friends and family to follow along, once again, while I embarked on my next big thing.

Up until my blog, I was known for starting projects with a bang and then allowing them to fizzle out once I tired of them after a few short months, when I got bored and moved onto the next big thing.

That’s never happened with Scary Mommy, though…

The 2014 Thanksgiving Project

The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project began three years ago, with just a handful of families. A handful of mothers who confessed not being able to afford Thanksgiving dinners and a handful of readers who volunteered to help them. Nobody was trying to save the world; we just wanted to be able to make a difference in one family’s life. […]



We’ve gotten to the bottom of it.

For the last four days, I have been nagging the reputable, global gift card company that is shipping the Thanksgiving Project gift cards. I’ve asked them every day since last week, “so you are sure they went out, right?” And every day the answer has been yes.

Until today.

After many calls back and forth and a sinking feeling that something was horribly wrong, I heard from the company, and this is what they told me: “We thought the cards had been printed and shipped….and they weren’t.”

We Did It!

It’s bad enough that I’ve had “What Does The Fox Say” stuck in my head all week, now I have the Dora’s dreadful “We Did It” jingle playing non-stop in my brain.

We did it! We did it! We did it! Yay! Lo hicimos!

But that’s ok. Because…


Today and tomorrow, we’ll be shipping 2,758 gift cards to the families who applied for them. That’s all of the families who applied for them.

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