I’ve been busy (more than normal) this month, so I only reviewed the following book…
I’m an avid book reader, but I’m very particular about the books that I accept to review. I have this thing where I know after reading the first three pages of a book whether or not I will enjoy it based on the writing style. It either grabs me or it doesn’t. I also tend to like works from the same author. That’s why it was no surprise to me that I enjoyed this new book from Jenna McCarthy. (I reviewed her book The Parent Trip here back in March.)
Although this new book is written in a totally different style, Jenna’s sincerity and humor still shine through. It’s a flip-cover book (one side for the new mom and the other for the new dad) that is filled with insightful quotes and facts along with short, simple suggestions regarding a variety of questions that new moms face. Covered topics include safety, sleep, hormones, self-care, “survival” signs and much more. I also like that when you flip the book over, it also gives relevant advice to the new dads. (I think that my favorite page in the “dads” section is “ten questions not to ask your wife right now”, particularly #6 “When do you think you’ll lose that weight?”. (On a side note, this would make a great Father’s Day gift for new (and/or) clueless dad out there!) Once again Jenna has done a great job of breaking parenting down into fun, “bite-sized” pieces.
(To see what others are reading, visit What’s on Your Nightstand.)