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Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  2,101 ratings  ·  400 reviews
This straight-talking and wickedly funny parenting guide is a must-have for new moms trying to weed through all that other “expert” advice.

The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts.

Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy—suddenly everybody is a trove of advice,
Paperback, 218 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Gallery Books (first published March 28th 2006)
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Oct 23, 2008 Alexis rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: moms
Cute, easy read. Entertaining and in parts I laughed out loud. Not mind boggling or earth shattering but I doubt that's what Wilder-Taylor was going for.

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....
Dec 12, 2008 Erin rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Erin by: Anne Pilichowski
I couldn't even finish this one. Probably only the second book of my life I didn't finish. I just couldn't relate to the lady so it wasn't funny to me.
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
Erin Shea Smith
So far, it feels like she tries too hard and I find her to be as insulting towards those people to whom she claims were so insensitive to her. I should have known not to pick up a book with a title like this one. It just screams, "I will insult your intelligence at every turn."

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
This book was so hilarious I wished it was 100 pages longer! It's the perfect new parent book and is a nice break from all the serious new baby information books.
You don't have to be a new mom, or even have the twinkle of a baby in your eye, to enjoy this book - trust me! I'm a hardcore fan of "For Crying Out Loud," the podcast Stefani Wilder-Taylor does with Lynette Carolla, Both women have radically changed my opinion of what a "mom" is (in the best way), but that is a ramble for another time. Both women are utterly hilarious, so once I realized Wilder-Taylor has written some books, I knew I had to get my hands on them. This book doesn't disappoint. It ...more
With such an awesome title, I really wanted to dive into this book. However, she is so utterly disrespectful of mothers who make choices that differ from her own (i.e., making one's own baby food, supporting La Leche League, staying home) that I only made it through three-fourths of it with A LOT of effort. I expected her to poke fun at judgmental mothers, not be one. The only good chapter was on how to treat a babysitter. The advice given in this book is ridiculous. To have a support group for ...more
I recommend this book for women (or men, for that matter) who are not uptight and have a sense of humor. This quick read is not for the easily offended type.

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,
Oct 01, 2008 Jamie marked it as to-read
I may have liked this book at one time but at this point in my life after reading the first couple pages I simply can't waste my time reading it, there are far too many other books that I want to read.
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.
CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
This is not a parenting book. Do not buy or read this book if you are looking to get tips on how to feed, bathe or do tummy time with little Bobby or Petra.

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
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. I have read many textbooks that tell me I will have the "happiest baby on the block", how to help my child sleep through the night, etc. etc. etc., I tried and failed over and over ...more
Apr 17, 2008 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any mother
This was the most incredible book I've ever read on being a mom! Even though my daughter is already two years old, it was still relevant and hilarious. I haven't laughed this hard from a book in a long time. This is the answer guide for all mom's. Realistic, funny, and makes you feel like you are doing a good job, despite what that alpha mom down the street says. Below is are some quotes from the book

"According to the paranoia-inducing early child development books that we moms seem to pore over
This book... Well, it could've been funny. There is so much about mothering that really is hysterical! But the author, who I think, is attempting to make that point that we should all really just get along despite our differences, only adds to the division! Her way is the best way. You better not breastfeed, or homeschool, or want to send your kids to the best preschool. While I may not agree with everything every other mom I know does, I know that she is doing what SHE thinks is right, and so w ...more
Jul 12, 2008 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERY MOM and DAD
Recommended to Wendy by: Jessica...Love her!

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
This is a fun, quick read for a new mom. Much like Jenny McCarthy's books, Sippy Cups... talks to new moms with that same in your face snark, with much less talk about poop (although no book about a new baby would be complete without SOME poop talk, let's get real.)

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
My favorite parenting book so far. It reminds you not to take yourself too seriously. I laughed out loud many times and I'm kind of sad that my book is over.
Mary Langley
First of all, I'm not a mum or am expecting to be anytime soon, but I found this book quite funny. No, its not supposed to be a 'what to expect when you're expecting 2.0' so don't expect it to be. It's a personal and humorous account of one's journey in motherhood so Wilder-Taylor is most welcome to include every funny, confusing and cringe-worthy moment bringing up her baby. I will admit, I can't relate to any of the things she says seeing as i've never had a baby but from my point of view its ...more
Chelsea Heath
Decently funny, a quick read
Valerie Roth
This book is hilarious if you read it for the very sarcastic, underlying humble (yes, humble) message that the writer is trying to convey. Moms can feel all kinds of pressure and judgments from everyone who sees them interacting with their babies from day one, and it's easy to feel like you are failing your child each time Playground Mom comments on your snack choices, etc. Stefanie makes light of navigating the input and new experiences that come with having a baby, entering a new social spectr ...more
Loretta Loebs
Feb 13, 2014 Loretta Loebs is currently reading it
Gift from a friend complete with a wine sippy cup!
I guess I was hoping for funny "new mom" stories, but the chapters were pretty unoriginal. It was a struggle to finish the book.

Honestly, I only got it because I read somewhere online that the author had a major drinking problem. That intrigued me.
3.5 stars. Easy read. Many reviewers were offended, but I laughed out loud several times and that rarely happens! This was given to me as a baby shower gift and I plan to pass it along to my other mom friends. If you find humor in sarcasm, you'll like this one.
After dealing with all of the anxiety of being a new mom and trying to get everything "right" this was a welcome change of pace. I appreciated all of the light-hearted jabs and references to all of the new mom stuff, and it made it easier for me to approach mommy-hood with a sense of levity and fun. Definitely needed this when I read it.
Maria (Ri)
Not my cup of tea (or sippy of chardonnay as the case may be!). The author seems so judgmental of moms who don't parent as she does and then rails on other moms for being judgmental! What is right for one family certainly isn't right for every family. I was hoping for a little humor, not wise words on parenting, but found neither.
As a natural childbirth advocate ~ i found this book disheartening. It was given as a gift to be light hearted and silly (which on occassion it was) but unfortuantely not even in the same realm of silly as "Belly Laughs" ~ and far too much give me the drugs / breastfeeding nazi's are stupid for me to ever enjoy.
Jennifer Johnsen
There aren't many books I stop reading before completion. This was one of the few. The information contained is far outdated such as her information on breastfeeding and feeding in general. While I understand that this book is supposed to be satirical and comical, I found her disregard for other parenting styles to be off putting. As a book geared for expectant or new moms, a lack of description of multiple parenting styles and stressing that there is no right way of doing things, makes these ve ...more
This book really kept me sane and laughing through those first few weeks of new parenthood, which is important given those "baby blues" can be a real bummer. I can see how people either love it or hate it... But I think most down to earth, easygoing, realistic, trust your instincts moms will love it. Not really a book for the more narrow minded, set in their ways moms out there or for those who are easily offended or who feel their way of being a mom is the best way. I found it a fun, easy read ...more
Sooo funny. Loved it!!
This was a gift from a friend during my first pregnancy and was just what the doctor ordered. I found it relevant and very funny!
Jessica Mason
Very very and so very true if you are a mom... I highly recommend this for anyone who is already a mom or for those new moms to be
Hilarious! I was seriously laughing out loud on parts, great read for any moms or moms-to-be
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Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is the author of five books including Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and her latest, Gummy Bears Should Not Be Organic. On TV she hosts the late night show, Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor on NickMom. She also co-hosts the hit podcast For Crying Out Loud. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three sporadically charming daughters. She may have a se ...more
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