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The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood
The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood Author:Vicki Iovine When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazelton 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 a... more »nd 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 babyfor 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
This book is just what you need when you have a new baby at home and you feel like you could pull your hair out from exhaustion. This is a laugh out loud make you feel good book which is exactly what you need when you are feeling those baby blues. I definitely recommend this book for anyone is going through the emotional ups and downs of that first year.
It's been awhile since I've read this book (my kids are 8.5 and almost 7!), but it was funny and can be read in short snippets, which is the only reading one can do, generally, with a child under the age of 1! There is also some useful, yet lighthearted, information.
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These "Girlfriends' Guides" are entertaining and funny while providing good information. During pregnancy and the first year of motherhood you are so bombarded with information - much of it very scary and overwhelming. It made me really glad for the laughs!
This book is very fun! Vicki tells it like it is, she also tells you what the doctor won't tell you. I loved the humor and it's so nice to know that you're not the only woman experiencing what you're experiencing. Enjoy!
What a God send! This book tells you the truth-not all that other crap the others tell you. It is a lighthearted quick read which teaches you all about your new baby. It is just like being surrounded by your best friends.