What’s wrong with wanting what everyone else seems to have: a pristine house while raising a messy toddler?
Tonilyn has always preferred writing in her room to playing kick-ball outside. She is the author of the humorous self-help book How to Raise a Husband, available where books are sold. Her essays have been published in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Redbook, Harper's Bazaar, Woman's Day, Scary Mommy, Samminches and Pysch Meds, Today's Woman Magazine, Underwired Magazine, and other magazines her husband has never heard of. She was a featured blogger for Skirt! Magazine and Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine (and then her baby grew up and she can’t stop crying). She has done radio and TV interviews discussing relationship issues and was featured on Good Morning America talking about why random strangers enjoyed touching her pregnant belly after her essay in Cosmopolitan gained national attention. She lives in LA with her one cat, two dogs, one husband, one toddler, and never enough closet space.
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