Topic: parenting books

A Cheat Sheet For The WTFness That Is Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Mama

A Cheat Sheet For The WTFness That Is Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Mama

Maybe you really need to be a kinder mama, and you’ve decided to open your mind and pick up a copy of this book. Good for you. You will quickly realize that Alicia has an intricate vocabulary of baby-talk and new-age babble that may make it almost impossible for you to follow along. You may begin reading and immediately think, “What in the actual fuck is she talking about?” I deciphered her baby-talk-babble so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. More »

I Refuse To Read A Parenting Book By Anyone Who Names His Kid This

I Refuse To Read A Parenting Book By Anyone Who Names His Kid This

There is no lack of parenting advice out there. Ask a question and you will find that hordes of authors have lined up to answer it. Sociologist by training Dalton Conley agrees, but still thought he would give the parenting advice genre a stab with his new book, Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask. It should be called, If You’re Wealthy Enough To Afford Therapy For Your Kids You Can Do Whatever You Want. More »

Interview with Jordan Reid: ‘Moms Screw Up A Lot, But Can Still Be Glam While Doing So’

Interview with Jordan Reid: 'Moms Screw Up A Lot, But Can Still Be Glam While Doing So'

When I grow up I want to be Jordan Reid. Okay, that isn’t fair to say, because technically I’m a lot few years older than Jordan but I totally want to be more like her. Her new book is so Jordan, meaning that not only is it terribly chic and gorgeously illustrated but it is filled with all sorts of common sense and practical ideas about how you can navigate motherhood without losing your own identity and love for a perfect shade of lipstick, all the while getting into the not-so-glam aspects of parenting like how babies puke on you and do so a lot and how you can remove these puke stains. More »

These Doctors Will Teach You How To Deal With Your Teen And The Dreaded Sex Talk

These Doctors Will Teach You How To Deal With Your Teen And The Dreaded Sex Talk

There is a new book out for parents that in my opinion is an absolute ‘Must Read’ entitled Got Teens: The Doctor Moms’ Guide To Sexuality, Social Media And Other Adolescent Realities. I like to think I’m some sort of parenting expert, but even I don’t have all the answers (shocking, I know) – what I loved most about this book is that it is incredibly realistic and doesn’t talk down to parents or our teens, it offers advice in practical, sensible, totally realistic ways when you are trying to help your teen navigate through all the icky realities of the world, social media, rape culture, slut shaming and making their own ways towards adulthood. The authors sat down with me to answer some of my most pressing questions. More »

Labor Pains: Does Reading A Dozen Baby Books Prepare Men For Childbirth?

Labor Pains: Does Reading A Dozen Baby Books Prepare Men For Childbirth?

Mommyish has a new avid reader named Will that I would like to welcome! I know that Will has been reading each and every post because he happens to work with me at my day job. When he found out that I wrote for a parenting site, he asked for the website so that he could check it out. Apparently being named “Mommyish” wasn’t a deterrent, because my co-worker came in on a Monday morning and told me that he’d spent hours clicking link after link to new stories. We’re glad you like the site, Will!

A couple of weeks ago, Will shared the news that he was going to be a dad in roughly seven and a half months. Immediately after that, he told me that he was half-way through the Mayo Clinic Guide To A Healthy Pregnancy. He’s starting on What To Expect When You’re Expecting next. He’s soaking up every last bit of information he can find on pregnancy, all to prepare for the big event seven months from now. But is reading enough to prepare a guy for childbirth? And if not, what else can they do? More »