You've Been Volunteered

If you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it—most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home.

She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle.

Refreshingly down-to-earth and brimming with warmth, Dixon’s next chapter will keep you turning the pages to find out what’s really going on under the veneer of polite parent interactions, and have you laughing along with her the whole way.

My Review

After reading Class Mom, I was anxiously awaiting this follow up book. Well I am happy to report that the laughs are still coming. Yet, maybe not as strongly as the first book. Yes, I liked this book and it was a one day read for me but not as much as the first one.

Jen is back. Back again. Yes, Jen did use the lyrics from an Eminem song to announce her return. So watch out "b**ches". You won't want to get on Jen's bad side or she will assign you a task like school guard for two hour blocks of time or a baked good item for the school fundraiser. Don't forget that one or more children have a food allergy so the cookies need to be gluten free, no peanuts, vegan, keto friendly, plant based, and sugar free. On second thought, just bring napkins.

What was missing for me was more of the witty banter. It was there some but this time some frenemies became friends. While, this is nice it does not make for entertaining times. Yet, I am not complaining. In fact, I can't wait for Jen to share her next classroom adventures. If, you loved Class Mom, then, you won't want to miss this book


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