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Join us at Yorktown Center for a signing of Gwenna Laithland’s book “Momma Cusses” March 16th | 3pm CST

March 16 @ 3:00 pm


March 16th | 3pm CST

Momma Cusses | Gwenna Laithland

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




There are a lot of experts out there who will tell you they have the magic recipe for raising perfect humans. Gwenna Laithland, the real life mom behind the TikTok account @MommaCusses, is not one of them. She’s one of us. Frustrated, overwhelmed and exhausted. Her relatable representation of parenthood on TikTok validated the experiences of millions of parents and now she is ready to reach the rest of us with her debut book, MOMMA CUSSES: A Field Guide to Responsive Parenting and Trying Not to Be the Reason Your Kid Needs Therapy (on-sale March 5, 2024 from St. Martin’s Essentials).


With a foreword from Gwenna’s daughter, MOMMA CUSSES showcases Gwenna’s signature style of snark and sarcasm to explain her interpretation of responsive parenting vs reactive parenting and outline the steps she takes to raise her kids. In Gwenna’s own words “You are the best expert on your child, your family and your circumstances, everything that follows are just good ideas that may or may not work for you…For a responsive parent, the lifetime of care and functional tasks is important. Equally important is helping our children accept, expect and successfully embrace their own emotional states.” Whether you are a parent or someone who has had a parent, we all need to learn how to handle our emotional spirals responsively.

Now we can all be in it together by tackling some of the hilarious yet all-too-real scenarios Gwenna outlines in her book including:

  • You Will Lose Your Sh*t: mom guilt vs mom shame
  • Are You Yelling Or Are You Just Being Loud: get in control of your emotions
  • The Big Feels Loop-de-Loo: get in control of their emotions
  • Boundaries Are Made for Breaking: why good parenting means (temporary) boundaries
  • Learning to Person: how to make decisions about letting them make decisions

Accessible, digestible and rooted in reality, MOMMA CUSSES helps readers with navigating family dynamics and cultivating emotional resilience for adults, children and everyone in between.






Gwenna Laithland was born and raised in Oklahoma where she got her start as a writer at the age of eighteen. She branched out into content marketing soon after and has worked with museums, professional sports teams, accounting firms and universities to help refine their content. She started Momma Cusses in 2019 as an e-zine then shifted towards a social media focus in 2020. In 2023 she partnered with Tori Phantom and Betches Media to co-host the podcast Childproof. She still lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three kids



March 16
3:00 pm
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