Sunday, February 08, 2009


"Once the zigzagging hormones and bleary-eyed exhaustion of the first year have worn off, you're left with the startling realization that your tiny, immobile bundle had become a rampaging toddler complete with his or her very own, very forceful personality."

that's all i needed to read. i handed over my $3.48 and rushed home to soak up some be-a-better-mommy skills.

if you have a toddler, need some ideas on how to wrangle him or her, and don't mind the occasional cuss (better yet, indulge in the occasional cuss)--this might be the book for you.

stefanie wilder-taylor is witty, sarcastic, and gives advice you not only need, but will actually use. such as...

target is a way better outing for your toddler than the guggenheim.

i've only read about five chapters so far, but that's a lot further than i normally get in parenting books. plus, how can i argue with someone who thinks i need to go to target more often?!

note: i have a nice little picture of the book for this post, unfortunately blogger is being special today and not allowing me to upload any pictures. check back later. by then blogger may have decided that its normal life was really much more rewarding.


  1. Ha! Sounds like a book for me! Liam is a HANDFUL (in a good way, but still a handful). Just wait til they decide they're done napping for good, then it's really fun keeping them busy while the other one naps all afternoon. Oh the joys of motherhood! ;)


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