Today we’d like to introduce you to Christie Cuthbert.
Christie, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been a journalist for 17 years but stopped reporting full time when my boys were born. I have a 9-year-old son, John, and triplet 6-year-old boys, Tommy, Teddy and Nate. While I’ve been raising them, I’ve continued to write a humor column for multiple newspapers, magazines and blogs about what life is like raising four little boys and the chaos that ensues. In 2019, I decided it was time to put all the funny stories into a book finally, so I published my first book, “Mom! I Farted in Church” One Type A Mama Learning to Laugh and Let Go. The book has done very well, and with it has come many guest speaking opportunities. I speak with mom groups about how to find humor in motherhood and not allow outside things to thief their joy in the parenting process. I was recently a speaker at the San Antonio Woman’s Conference and I was also part of the SATX cast of Listen to Your Mother.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Publishing a book was an interesting process. I went through the engineered channels of working through a publishing house, knowing all along in the back of my head I wanted to self-publish. With a piece of work that is so personal, I wanted to have creative control. I chose to self publish, and the response for the book has been so over the top amazing, I’m glad I went the route I did.
Please tell us about your work.
What sets me apart from other books on motherhood? Well, from the research I’ve done, there’s never been a part comedic memoir/part advice book for moms that are type A control freaks like myself. This book gives moms a chance to be OK with themselves and the jobs they are doing in raising their kids. They will laugh, cry, feel more confident moving forward, and want to call their mothers and say “thanks.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked off the stage at a guest speaking event and a mom has walked up and said, “Thank you. I needed to hear all of that today badly.”
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
The most significant characteristic of my success has been my authenticity. I am an open book, and I don’t sugar coat anything. I self deprecate, I open up our messy days to make other moms know they’re not alone and also to allow us all to laugh a little more. I was recently at an event where they did the “funeral exercise” where you’re supposed to picture how you would want people to remember you at your funeral. For me, I would want people to say, “She embodied authenticity.”
- My book is available on Amazon for $14.99
- Website: www.christiecuthbert.com
- Phone: 4084600181
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @christiecuthbert
- Facebook: @momifartedinchurch