Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay, and Other Things I Had to Learn as A New Mom

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay, and Other Things I Had to Learn as A New Mom

Book - 2006
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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, 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416915065
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 WILDER-T
Characteristics: xviii, 218 pages ; 21 cm.


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Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Mar 11, 2017

A funny read on the challenges of parenting in today’s world. Not a book to read for practical advice such as what kind of stroller you should buy, but a great choice if you are feeling overwhelmed and need a reminder that you don’t have to have it all figured out to be a good mother.

JCLMartyJ Jun 16, 2015

An hilarious take on the first years of motherhood! Highly recommended for those moms (and dads) who aren't offended by the occasional use of the "f" bomb and other crass language.

May 07, 2015

My wife loved it! There were a lot of funny parts. She didn't mind that the writing style was a bit crass and that the flow and structure were also a bit all over the place.

LocketLibrarian Feb 20, 2011

This is quite funny, even though most of this is history for me. I look forward to reading more by Wilder-Taylor.

My wife loved this.


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