The Girlfriends' Guide To Surviving The First Year Of Motherhood: Wise And Witty Advice On Everything From Coping With Postpartum Moodswings To by Vicki IovineThe Girlfriends' Guide To Surviving The First Year Of Motherhood: Wise And Witty Advice On Everything From Coping With Postpartum Moodswings To by Vicki Iovine

The Girlfriends' Guide To Surviving The First Year Of Motherhood: Wise And Witty Advice On…

byVicki Iovine

Paperback | October 1, 1997

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When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on...

"Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug?

"Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby

"I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't

"The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds

"Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother

"Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you

NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!

Vicki Iovine is the happy and chronically overwhelmed mother of four children. Iovine was raised in Southern California and graduated summa cum laude from the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving an LLB degree in Public International Law from Cambridge, she returned to Hastings to earn her JD....
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Title:The Girlfriends' Guide To Surviving The First Year Of Motherhood: Wise And Witty Advice On…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.2 × 6.11 × 0.74 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399523308

ISBN - 13:9780399523304

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Girlfriend's Guide Glad for reading it :)
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read This book made me laugh out loud! Take a moment, between the endless laundry and during the only 2 hours your baby sleeps, and read it. Your mood will thank-you.
Date published: 2006-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from another hit... I love this woman. I get so tired of preachy books about raising small children - this is definitely not among those books! Vicki Iovine manages to give advice and share stories about being a REAL mother, rather than the perfect mother other books and magazines seem to want us to aspire to be. I have yet to find a chapter of her books I can't relate to...
Date published: 2005-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guilt-free advice at last! This book was a godsend when my daughter was born nearly two years ago. Iovine's reassuring tone and use of humour is a much-needed alternative to the more preachy, dare I say self-righteous, advice by other popular Spock-wannabes. So if you have questions about breast-feeding, your body, your sex life, relationships and parenting styles, it's worth checking out her very candid and often hilarious observations.
Date published: 1999-11-23

From Our Editors

Having a baby is an amazing experience. You feel anxious, scared, lonely, proud and worried. Your mother, doctor, sister and even your hairdresser offer their advice on how to raise your new baby. But what you really want are answers to simple question about you. After all, since this baby came into the world your life hasn't, and won't ever be, the same. Will your body ever look like it used to? Should you go back to work? Would having another child be just ridiculous? Find all the answers you're looking for in this hilarious book. Vicki Iovine's The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood is exactly what you need to help you through all the stages of being a new mom.

Editorial Reviews

“Humor, honesty and sisterly advice…a first-time mom’s must-have guide.”—USA Today

 

“Invaluable…[a] funny, honest new volume.”—L.A. Parent

 

“If humor is the best medicine, Vicki Iovine has all the tonic a new mother should need. Her information comes from experience and her humor from the heart. An invaluable dialogue with a girlfriend who’s been there. And got the most from her adventure.”—Rocky Mountain News