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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Book report: Your Fussy Baby


If you have the book Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth then don’t be a sucker and buy Your Fussy Baby like I did. YFB is entirely included in HCHB. And I know this because I read both of them cover to cover when I had a super fussy baby. When my […]

French parenting Cliff’s Notes: La Pause


The book, Bringing Up Bebe, by writer (and mother) Pamela Druckerman made a splash upon its release, most of which was related to the theme of social behavior.  Why do French children eat like adults? Everyone wants to know. How do I get my kids to exercise good manners and accept foods with a variety […]

Reader mail: Must. Have. Wine.


Leah, a mom of two, who says she sees life as one huge Saturday Night Live skit, won me over by sending me this picture of her four-year old with our book. P.S. She and her writing partner have authored a book of their own: Must. Have. Wine. 81 Reasons Mommies Should Pour That Glass […]

Do you have too many toys?

Do we need to purge our toys?

When I first read this clipping from People magazine that talks about how many toys Americans have, I felt guilty as charged. I thought that my own household probably has tons of toys that don’t get played with at all, and that my children would find it easier to occupy themselves in our house if […]

Win the fantastic Baby Cheapskate Guide


Angie Wynne is a longtime internet friend who has cracked the code for saving money with babies. She maintains a delightfully useful and awesome blog ( featuring the good deals (Britax sales, deals at Old Navy) along with the best prices on formula and diapers. I don’t know where she finds the energy, but her […]

Stuff I like right now: baby feeding edition


At seven months old, Sawyer is eating and drinking whatever he can get his mouth on. Still nursing but also bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, and dabbling in finger food. And, as always, I have some very strong opinions! I have a whole new arsenal of baby feeding products in rotation so wanted to share a few of […]

How to make a long wait fun


The following is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know. We’re giving you little tastes of the book all week in hopes you will buy one to keep in your purse for just such situations. And one for the car. Increasingly we all have smart phones loaded with apps, videos, and […]

Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice


The following is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know. We’re giving you little tastes of the book all week in hopes that next time you discover your neighbor is pregnant, you’ll buy her a copy for Mother’s Day. Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice Sometimes a well-meaning stranger cannot help herself […]