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May 19, 2010

Book Review-The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms

Title: The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms
Author: Erica Wells and Lorraine Regel

Wow... this is the book I wish I had when I first had my little one--actually it would have been good to have just before he was born.
It's the book of TRUTH. It tells you everything like it actually is, which is nice. It even gets into the not-so-nice stuff which is great. "You won't believe the smells that can emanate from such a sweet and innocent little body. They can be way worse than a grown man after five pints of beer and a curry." (pg 101)It goes into the not-so-nice stuff that everyone I know seemed to skip over when describing motherhood and what actually happens to the mom.
It is easy to navigate and has sections for both Mom and baby. It's funny and witty but most importantly (as I mentioned) it actually tells the truth. There are "comrade's recommendations" throughout the book and these are great little tips. It's basically a book that answers almost all of the questions a new mom has. (How much should baby eat?..Is this normal...what is this?) and uses the lingo to help moms along the way.
So for most of you out there--this book may be a little too late--but if you know anyone who is preggers with their first, this would be a great little buy! It is also available through the Toronto Public Library for those who want a quick look at it!

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