‘Parenting Snarkologist’ at Skidompha Chats

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel will sign books at Sherman’s Aug. 7 at 1 p.m.
Posted:  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 11:30am

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184 Main Street
Damariscotta  Maine  04543
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Parents are counting the days till it’s time to the pack away the beach towels and bust out the backpacks. Celebrate that “most wonderful time of year” for parents - back to school season - as Science of Parenthood Live! brings its Back To School Comedy Tour to Skidompha Library’s Chats with Champions on Aug. 8. The fun begins at 10 a.m. in the Porter Meeting Hall. Please allow time for parking.

Described as “pure fun for grown-ups lucky enough to have found a babysitter for the night,” Science of Parenthood Live! features “parenting snarkologist” Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, co-creator of the humor site Science of Parenthood, and co-author of the award-winning book, “Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations” (She Writes Press).

This Chat is a must-see for grandparents with visiting grandchildren or those who remember what parenting was really like. For parents who’ve despaired of ever sleeping, showering or excavating their living room from layers of plastic toys again, Science of Parenthood Live! is a feisty mix of stand-up, storytelling and select readings that offer funny perspective on such pressing parental conundrums as …

Why DO kids grow up so fast, but Candy Land drags on so s-l-o-w-l-y?

Why must children sleep perpendicular to any adult lying next to them?

Are earplugs an acceptable baby shower gift?

Exactly how many tequila shots does it take to get through an episode of Caillou?

The Chat will include a post-performance meet-and-greet and signing. Dworkin-McDaniel will also be signing books at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop at 1 p.m. on Aug. 7.

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel is a  longtime magazine writer who has written for just about every woman’s magazine you can buy on the newsstand, she teamed up with cartoonist Jessica Ziegler in 2013 to create the illustrated parenting humor site Science of Parenthood.  Often called “The Big Bang Theory of parenting blogs,” Science of Parenthood lampoons the ridiculous situations otherwise capable adults find themselves in as a result of having kids. Dworkin-McDaniel’s humor is routinely featured on Huffington Post as well as on Upworthy, RedbookMag.com, parenting.com.

Published in 2015, “Science of Parenthood” (the book) hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Parenting Humor Releases and won both the Independent Book Publishers Association’s GOLD Benjamin Franklin Award for Parenting/Family and Foreword Reviews’ SILVER INDIEFab Award for Humor. Dworkin-McDaniel is also the editor of The Big Book of Parenting Tweets and The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets, collections of tweet jokes from the funniest Twitter comedians to ever diaper a baby, and the author of the Kindle short read, Science of Parenthood’s Mistakes, Mishaps and WTF? Moments.

This year, her parenting satire took third place honors in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists blog/online media category. Her parents are thrilled that she is finally making use of her theater degree.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. For more information: 207-563-5513. The library is located at 184 Main Street.