Sparkly Green Earrings - Melanie Shankle

Sparkly Green Earrings

By Melanie Shankle

  • Release Date: 2013-02-08
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 152 Ratings


“There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.”

This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood.

Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out. Filled with personal stories—from the decision to become a mother to the heartbreak of miscarriage and ultimately, to the joy of raising a baby and living to tell about it—Sparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like you’re sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-read for anyone who’s ever had a child or even thought about it.


  • Hilarious and so real!

    By kayedani
    I really loved this book. I finished it in a matter a days which says something because I'm not much of a reader! Some parts had me laughing until I cried. Great book & will be recommending it to my friends. Can't wait to read the next book that this author wrote. Excellent 5 stars!!
  • Painful

    By Larrrrrrrrrrrennnn
    Really hard to read due to the juvenile manner in which it is written. Don't have the patience to read more than the first chapter. Want a refund.
  • A great read

    By Prissypot76
    I enjoyed the light spin on all things "mother" !!! We all take ourselves entirely too seriously in my opinion and I LOVE that this book turns that into entertaining reading.
  • Sparkly Green Earrings

    By Gaylabeth
    I so thoroughly enjoyed Melanie's honest and sincere stories! This is my kind of book: funny, encouraging, and so believable! Makes everyone of us who read it believe that we'd certainly be good friends with this adorable family.
  • Sparkly Green Earrings

    By Bigjohn22bb
    Absolutely wonderful! As a mama, is validates my craziness, lets me know I will make it through the tough times an inspires me to give all of the best of me and my faith to my son.
  • Fantastic read!

    By MELister06
    This book was exactly what I needed during this season of my life. To laugh about motherhood and to be reminded that life is but a vapor in time....thanks Melanie for sharing your story! It was totally worth my time!
  • Sparkly Green Earrings

    By I am tired of trying to enter
    I really liked this took me back when I was raising my kids....lots of funny stories. Thanks a lot for writing such a great book. Can't wait until the next book comes out.
  • Sparkly green earrings

    By Pkm664
    Great realistic book about motherhood!!
  • Amazing

    By lsunurse
    To say this book is amazing is a total understatement. It will have you laughing out loud and shedding tears (sometimes at the same time) as you think about your own experiences with motherhood. Melanie is witty, honest and captivating. You will not go wrong with this book, and you'll want to encourage all of your friends to read it too!
  • Sparkly Green Earrings

    By HM8801
    Funny, entertaining and heartfelt describe this book perfectly. I loved reading Sparkly Green Earrings. Melanie made me wish I was a mom right now! I can't wait to continue reading her blog.