Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay

Author: Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416940839
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

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, 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, not to mention hordes of militant "lactivists," cosleeping advocates, and books on what to worry about next, modern parenthood can seem like a minefield. In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy & Me classes ("Your baby doesn't need to be making friends at three months old -- you do! But not with people you'll meet at Mommy & Me") to attachment parenting ("If you're holding your baby 24/7, that's not a baby, that's a tumor"). Stefanie Wilder-Taylor combines practical tips with sidesplitting humor and refreshing honesty, assuring women that they can be good mothers and responsibly make their own choices. A witty and welcome antidote to trendy parenting texts and scarifying case studies, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay provides genuine support, encouragement, and indispensable common-sense advice.

Tuning Into Mom

Author: Michal Clements
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557535856
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Many organizations have identified moms as an important customer group, but the broad, age-based definitions these companies work with mask an array of different consumer behaviors. Written by two leading marketers, this book provides a new approach to understanding the American Mom market.

Naptime Is the New Happy Hour

Author: Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416591885
Release Date: 2008-03-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Motherhood -- it's not for wimps. Once the zigzagging hormones and endless, bleary-eyed exhaustion of the first year have worn off, you're left with the startling realization that your tiny, immobile bundle has become a rampaging toddler, complete with his or her very own, very forceful personality. Just as Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay helped debunk decades of parenting myths to offer honest advice for the first year, Naptime Is the New Happy Hour is a voice of reason for every woman facing questions such as: Will refined sugar make my toddler's head explode? Is it wrong to have a cocktail at two in the afternoon? And what exactly is a Backyardigan? With biting wit and boatloads of common sense, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor addresses all these concerns and more. Whether it's planning easy outings that are fun for both of you (fact: your child will find the local Target just as scintillating as the Guggenheim), dishing the dirt on preschool TV (those mothers who swear their kids don't watch television? Liars or psychos, every one), or perfecting the art of the play date, readers will find advice, anecdotes, and a reassuring sense of camaraderie to help them survive -- and even thrive -- during each hilarious, frustrating, and amazing moment.

Du wirst das Kind schon schaukeln

Author: Vicki Iovine
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 9783830467472
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Health & Fitness

Wie wird es wohl sein - zuhause zu dritt? Werde ich nachts noch ein Auge zu bekommen? Passe ich jemals wieder in meine alte Klamotten oder - warum schielt mein Baby? Auch nach der Geburt bleiben die Fragen nicht aus. Nach ihrem Bestseller "Beim ersten Kind gibt ́s 1000 Fragen" setzt Vicki Iovine ihre Erfolgsreihe fort. Dieses Mal schildert sie offen und ehrlich, was nach der Geburt des Babys auf Eltern überhaupt zukommt. Aus der Perspektive der "besten Freundin" gibt das Buch mit liebevollen Illustrationen alles weiter, was wichtig ist und begleitet die Leserin im Plauderton ab dem ersten Tag des Elterndaseins. Vicki Iovine ist Mutter von vier Kindern und lebt in Kalifornien. Nach Studium in Berkeley (USA), Hastings und Cambridge (UK) ist sie "summa cum laude"-Juristin; arbeitete aber meist als Fernsehproduzentin und -journalistin. Bis 2009 war sie mit dem bekannten Musikproduzenten Jimmy Iovine verheiratet (u.a. Patti Smith und Eminem). Heute ist sie Vorstandsmitglied der Behindertenolympiade und weltweit anerkannte Autorin mehrerer Ratgeber.

The Good Mother Myth

Author: Avital Norman Nathman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781580055031
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they’re in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom—they’re just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick, and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer honest perspectives on what it means to be a mother.

It Gets Easier And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers

Author: Claudine WOLK
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814415030
Release Date: 2018-08-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

There is no question that being a mother is challenging, but this fun, frank, and prescriptive guide tries to do the impossible and make new motherhood easier. This upbeat and entertaining book drives home the point that new moms are not alone and that there are things they can do to make motherhood a little more controllable and lot more enjoyable. Featuring interviews with hundreds of moms and candid stories from author Claudine Wolk’s own experiences as a mother, It Gets Easier!...and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers mixes humor, honesty, and insider strategies that will give new moms a “leg-up.” This upbeat and entertaining book drives home the point that new moms are not alone and that there are things they can do to make motherhood a little more controllable and lot more enjoyable. It addresses such issues as: • “The Talk” you need to have with your husband before you give birth • what you really need to know about labor and delivery • the importance of a baby schedule (no matter what anyone else says) • the 6 Baby Commandments that can foster good eating and sleeping habits • 5 new mom mantras that will help keep you sane • body image after giving birth • how to keep housework to a minimum Complete with resources for further exploration and a helpful glossary, this funny, irreverent book will help ease every new mother’s frustration.

Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic

Author: Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476787312
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Humor

From the popular mommy blogger and seasoned author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Naptime Is the New Happy Hour comes this hilarious book of honest, no-holds-barred musings on motherhood. Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is officially fed up with the endless mommy fads, trends, studies, findings, and facts about how to raise children. Tiger Mom or Cool Mom? Organic or vegan? “TV is the devil” or “TV is a godsend”? The mother of three young girls, Stefanie has finally decided to hell with Google—she’s going to find out how to be a mom all on her own. In this latest mommy book from the popular blogger, author, and TV personality, Stefanie will share her secrets for achieving a balance in motherhood between being protective and caring, and downright bats**t crazy. She’ll debunk some of the looniest parenting myths and reinforce others; she’ll describe how, through as simple a process as good old trial-and-error, she’s learned to pick and choose what works for her and her family, and tune out the rest. Filled with sage advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and Stefanie’s signature wit, Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic is sure to appeal to any and every renegade mom who’s forged her own path to childrearing.

The Perfect Baby Handbook

Author: Dale Hrabi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061924750
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Humor

New parents are hipper, more educated, and more sophisticated than ever, but they're also highly competitive--a lethal combination when turbocharged by the anxieties of raising a baby. And for many couples, it's not just any baby, but the perfect baby. These “excessively motivated” parents will not sabotage Junior's future by denying him Mandarin lessons, a nursery chandelier (just like the one Gwyneth's kids enjoy), or advanced infant yoga. A hilarious, highly visual satire of childrearing manuals, The Perfect Baby Handbook provides much-needed comic relief from the pressures of modern parenting, and gives comfort to moms and dads who can say with a sigh of relief, “At least, we're not this bad.”

Guten Morgen Doppelkinn

Author: Laurie Notaro
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838746364
Release Date: 2013-04-19
Genre: Fiction

Wenn du bei der Laserhaarentfernung plötzlich feststellst, dass du - anders als bisher angenommen - nicht nur ein Doppel-, sondern ein Dreifach-Kinn hast, auf dem sich - für eine Frau - unerhört viele Haare tummeln, dann kann dir das schon mal den Tag vermiesen. Genauso wie fremde Schamhaare unter dem Hotelbett oder Menschen, die dich mit offenem Mund anhusten. Auch Laurie kennt und hasst solche Situationen - und löst sie auf ihre ganz eigene Weise ... 18 knackige Lebensweisheiten ober- und unterhalb der Gürtellinie...

Vier H nde und ein Herz voll Liebe

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783955302740
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Fiction

Auch in ihrem neuen Buch beschreibt Erma Bombeck in unnachahmlicher Weise die Licht- und Schattenseiten des "Berufs Mutter". Die lieben Kinder, ob sie nun zwei sind oder zwanzig, erweisen sich nicht immer als reine Freude für ihre Mamas. Und das Problem ist, wie sie solche kritischen Situationen meistern, ohne den Glauben an ihren Nachwuchs und den Sinn für Humor zu verlieren.

Pornology

Author: Ayn Carrillo-Gailey
Publisher:
ISBN: 3453675630
Release Date: 2009
Genre: