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Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay : And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom
by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor




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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.

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Overview

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.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781416915065
  • ISBN-10: 1416915060
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publish Date: April 2006
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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The parental pressure-cooker

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor has appeared on Comedy Central and "Evening at the Improv," and her sharp wit takes center stage in Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom. A collection of short, smart essays inspired by Wilder-Taylor's experiences as a novice parent, the book is full of her hilarious observations on the joys and complexities of motherhood.

Sippy Cups contains fun yet practical set pieces on choosing a babysitter, losing baby weight and traveling with children, as well as chapters on annoying stuff moms are sure to encounter. In an essay titled "Women Who Love Their Babies Too Much," the author riffs on mothers who are so "hyperfocused" on their kids, they create websites in their honor (which, of course, they compulsively update), while in "Little Brainiacs," she vents about the pressure put on parents to raise precocious kids. "Sorry," Wilder-Taylor says, "but no matter how much reading and talking to your belly in Chinese you do, your child is not going to pop out speaking Mandarin." This little volume is perfect for spreading some joy on Mother's Day.

 

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