Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom
Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice, much of it contradictory and confusing. With dire warnings of what will happen if baby is fed on demand and even direr warnings of what will happen if he isn't,...more
She kept saying she was all for moms doing their own thing but then called them names and insulted them for their choices.
The one that especially irritated me (and I only got through chapter 3) was breastfeeding- she basically says good for you if you could do it- but you're an idiot- because it's not what I would do. She makes it sound like anyo ...more
One part I have to laugh about though is the chapter on what NOT to name your baby. She talks about not giving your child a weird name yet her daughter's name is Elby....
UPDATE: I can't read another page of this book. It's quite possibly one of the worst books I've ever picked up. Avoid at all possible costs. Though I share the sentiment of some of her topics, she rants and rages as though ...more
If you're an expecting or new mother, and tired of the 'hum drum, dry as a text book' baby reads that are oh so common, then you definetly should read this book.
As a new mom, I've read my fair share of baby books. Probably more than neccessary, but I have never experienced one like Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay.
It was humorously written, ...more
The book isn't life-changing but is just plain fun to get through in a few days for laughs.
Am I pregnant? No, but with every single other friend pregnant or with a newborn, I thought it would be an interesting read. (Who knew 28 was synonymous with "your biological clock had better be ticking because you'll be attending a million baby showers and be bombarded with the 'when will you be having a baby?' inquiry which the only adequate respo ...more
This is a book for parents or parents-to-be that have irreverent senses of humor, slightly terrified and just a little judgmental of all of the parenting shenanigans that have been going around.
I'm a first time mom (due very soon) but I'm also the oldest of five girls. With BIG age gaps, so I've done Mommy Jr. before and some stuff I can agr ...more
I thought it would be a welcomed break from the more serious things I've been reading lately but not so. She has a mouth like a sailor which at one point in my life would have made me relate to her more but today it only repulsed me. To each his own but this is not my cup of tea.
"According to the paranoia-inducing early child development books that we moms seem to pore over ...more
I'm throwing out all my old parenting books! I feel like I've just witnessed "Sex in the City: The Parenting Years."
The author made me feel better about my child throwing a screaming fit at the store, his addiction to Baby Einstein (the reason for his screaming fit), and my need for a sitter, or a drink, every once and a while. She also opened my eyes to the fact that not all of the fabulous people who dare to be around me need to hear all about my child all the time. SORRY GIRLS..I'll work on ...more
Wilder-Taylor seems like a mom right up my alley. She recognizes that the What to Expect books are more helpful than scary, that mom competition can drive anyone (but particularly a brand new mom) insane, and that it's HARD to get bac ...more