Friday 29 April 2016

Book ~ "Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic: And Other Opinions I Can't Back Up With Facts" (2015) Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

From GoodreadsStefanie Wilder-Taylor is officially fed up with the endless mommy fads, trends, studies, findings and facts about how to raise children. Tiger Mom or Cool Mom? Organic or vegan? TV is the devil or TV is a godsend?

The mother of three young girls, Stefanie has finally decided to hell with Google she's going to find out how to be a mom all on her own. Stefanie shares her secrets for achieving a balance in motherhood between being protective and caring and downright batshit crazy. She'll debunk some of the looniest parenting myths and reinforce others; she'll describe how, through as simple a process as good old trial-and-error, she's learned to pick and choose what works for her and her family, and tune out the rest. 

I've never heard Wilder-Taylor but according to her website, she is "an author, standup comedian, TV personality, blogger and mother of three sporadically charming daughters. She hosts the late night comedy show for moms called Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, which is in its second season. You can catch it nightly on Nick Jr."

Wilder-Taylor shares her thoughts and opinions on things such as taking your kids to the zoo or the park, allowing your kids to quit, bedtime rituals, why sharing sucks, healthy eating and more.  Though I'm not a mother and couldn't relate to the situations, I found the stories and her writing style humorous.  As a head's up, there is a lot of swearing, especially the "F-bomb".

As I said, I'm not a mother and this book reminded me why I choose not to have kids.  Ha!

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