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

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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

Gallery Books | April 1, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: April 1, 2006

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416915060

ISBN - 13: 9781416915065

Found in: Family and Relationships

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frick'n Funny Book!!! This book is a great get away from the everyday. It made me laugh out loud while reading it. The author is great at relating to parents just having kids. I recommend anyone who has had kids before and wants a good laugh to try give this book a whirl!!! 10/10!!
Date published: 2010-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Enlightening Read for New Moms When I was researching before I bought this book, I really wanted a light read, but something that I could learn from. I certainly wasn't disappointed with this book! The author at times is a little graphic (there are a few "swear" words in here), but she explains being a new mom - sometimes a little overwhelmed - sometimes a lot - so truthfully. You'll enjoy this book. The short chapters make it manageable to read while the baby is napping!!
Date published: 2007-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read for New Moms!!! This book is an absolute must read for all new mothers out there! Just when I thought I was alone on so many things, along came this book! It is full of truths that most mothers feel too afraid to admit, and is incredibly funny. This is well worth the money, well worth the laughs and a great book to read when you may only have twenty minutes to yourself and feel like you need something for yourself. Enjoy it, I know I certainly did.
Date published: 2006-07-25

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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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: April 1, 2006

Publisher: Gallery Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416915060

ISBN - 13: 9781416915065

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Mommy and Me, Me, Me There came a time when my baby was about six months old that I realized that a trip to the grocery store didn''t constitute a full day of activity in the outside world for either of us, even if one of us was sneaking samples from the bulk section. The brief walk around the block later in the day wasn''t adding much either. (I''d try to make it around the whole neighborhood, but my cell phone kept running out of juice.) So, while sitting in my living room for the tenth straight day, I realized the time had come to consider some alternate entertainment options. Up until this point I''d avoided organized baby activities. I''ve never been much of a joiner, and in the beginning I had a ready-made excuse -- I could barely get the baby in and out of the car in less than an hour. Plus, I''d always been a bit closed-minded about these types of things. I''d hear people talking about Mommy & Me, and judging by the name alone it sounded like something I''d have absolutely no interest in. I couldn''t help but think, 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. I imagined the worst: magenta-colored walls with enormous yellow suns painted on them, and mommies as perky as preschool teachers, nuzzling their little cuties in their laps, singing cherished children''s songs that I wouldn''t be able to recall even if there were a gun to my head. Especially if there were a gun to my head! A lot of w
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: Prepartum Obsession

Love at First Sight

Lactose Intolerance

The Magic Number(s)

Your Baby Doctor

Stroller Wars

Cheer Up, You Just Had a Baby

Cry Baby

You''ll Never Sleep in This Town Again

The Feeding Frenzy

Baby on Bored

May I Introduce You to...Your Babysitter

Nanny Nurturing

Advice: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Developmental Breakdown

Your Postbaby Social Life

Park Politics

Married Mommy, Single Friends

Good-bye, Hot Wifey; Hello, Mommy

Taking Off the Baby Weight

Mommy and Me, Me, Me

Out and About with Your Baby

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Little Brainiacs

Women Who Love Their Babies Too Much

Birthday Parties and Other Events I Don''t Want to Be Invited To

Name Calling

Much Ado About Doo

Ain''t Misbehaving

X-treme Parenting

From the Publisher

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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