While I thought I would enjoy this as a humorous book, I only laughed maybe once. Wilder-Taylor is anti-attachment parenting, not especially positive about breastfeeding, and I just found her kind of annoying. I just finished the book because it was an easy read. And yes, previous reviewers--I do have a sense of humor. It obviously is just not the same as hers. And the language is pretty bad. If you are offended by cursing, I would stay away from this one.
Charming and entertaining - several lines were read aloud to the daddy-in-waiting - but not a "how-to" by any means. I agree with a lot of her points of view of mommy-dom, which makes it easy to swallow. A fun book for the first-time mom.
I laughed, hard and often!
She gives a humerous (although not always agreed with) take on every aspect of new-parenthood. You don't have to agree with her, just laugh with me. I read this while 8 months pregnant and at one point, in the middle of a quiet (filled) waiting room, I laughed hysterically - outloud. Then realized where I was and tried to stop. Worth the read!
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If you're a strict follower of a particular parenting plan (attachment, Babywise, etc) you probably won't like this book. Her basic philosphy is follow your intuition and use common sense and wing it a bit. I thought it was funny, realistic and a refreshing change to the "You must follow this exactly" school of thought. The language is a bit strong so if that bothers you steer clear. Overall would recommend this book.