Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cookies for Dinner by Pam Johnson-Bennett and Kae Allen

Pam and Kae are good friends but total opposites. Pam is a worrying germophobe and Kae stands by the philosophy that everyone will eat a pound of dirt in their lifetime. In this collection of humorous essays, Pam and Kae come clean on motherhood...

  • No one tells you that your breasts will be treated like a fast food take-out window or that a ravenous infant can create more suction than industrial-grade vacuum cleaners.
  • I went into labor with my first child four months after my soon-to-be ex-husband moved out to live with his girlfriend, six months after my 20th birthday and precisely the morning that I was having my house tended for ticks. Yes, ticks.
  • Jumping off the cliff into potty training makes you realize that you didn't truly appreciate the diaper years. Once you begin potty training, a toddler's backside becomes a loaded gun, ready to launch its missile in whatever direction it happens to be pointing.
  • No matter how we got on this ride, at some point we all end up standing on the checkout line at Walmart, totally unaware of the fact that we're still wearing our pajama top.

Pam and Kae are living proof that even though every mother is different, we're all on this roller coaster without a seatbelt. Scary? You bet, but it's the ride of our lives.

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Author Bios:

Pam Johnson-Bennett

The one thing you can’t say about Pam Johnson-Bennett is that she’s a chicken. She certainly loves a challenge! After paving a career in the then-unheard-of field of cat behavior consulting and becoming a leader in the profession, she has decided to throw caution to the wind and defy the advice of family in order to reveal the REAL Pam…the Pam who is a worrying germophobe mother of two. In her “other” life, Pam is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and best-selling author of 7 books. She is the star of the upcoming television series “Psycho Kitty” that is set to air on Discovery UK channel later in 2013. She is a former Vice-President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is the founder of the IAABC Cat Division. She is one of the most well-known experts on cat behavior and her ground-breaking “Think Like a Cat” approach to cat behavior has been featured and profiled in numerous magazines and television shows. Her books are considered the “cat bibles” when it comes to understanding felines and what makes them tick. Her parenting skills, however, are still in question.

Pam and her husband have been married for 15 years and have two children. The family lives in Tennessee with a dog, cat and three goldfish.

Kae Allen

On thing you can say about Kae is she likes to laugh.  No matter what the situation, you can rely on her to find the humor and share it with all around.   In Kae’s professional life she has dedicated over 21 years to building her own accounting practice. In her personal life, she is the mother of three wonderful children.  She has been married to her husband, David for 26 years.  Kae’s favorite playtime passion is bowling.  She may wish for a higher average but is thrilled at the sound of crashing pins and friendly laughter.  She is the secretary of two bowling leagues and the association manager for her local bowling association.  All of Kae’s children have graduated from college and have so far avoided the need of a therapist couch.  She spent three years enjoying her empty nest having time to travel to bowling tournaments, play golf and dote over her husband and her female goldendoodle dog, Fred.  As of the writing of this book, Kae’s empty nest has filled back up with her in-laws moving in. For Kae, the best day is one that has her house filled to the brim with family, friends and, of course, lots of laughter.



  1. I have a toddler so this sounds like it is going to a funny, all too relatable read. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  2. I definitely share the 'pound of dirt' philosophy. And I'm pretty sure you don't have to be a mother to find yourself unwittingly out shopping in your PJs :)

  3. I would love to have cookies for dinner (ok truth time...I have done that!) fun tour!!!

  4. Point #3 on your list is EXACTLY why I have never had children...LOL.
    I see you've been married for 26 years. My hubby & I are hitting 25 in September.

  5. I think this is such an entertaining look at motherhood.


  6. As a mom of two girls, ages 10 and 1, I can totally relate to the stories!

  7. It's been about a century since I had small children and decades since I've been around small grandkids. Maybe great grandbabies are in my near future...but I think I'll be avoiding the things you write about.


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