Saturday, March 27, 2010

Humor Amongst a Sea of Crap

I saw the title of this book and knew I had to have it. I am SO tired of preachy parenting books that tell me:
- Be an "attached" parent or your kids will end up in prison, or worse - Junior College
- Dare to discipline your kids
- Don't discipline, empathize & become a pseudo-therapist
- Give your kids an 18-step plan about how to resolve conflict which includes sticker charts, of course

I'm so confused that I figure I'll just let my kids do whatever they want and spank them afterward if they're bad. I'm just kidding, sort of.

Anyway, this book is a breath of fresh air full of humor and wit from a mother with six kids who put herself through graduate school as a single mom and then ended up as a contestant on Project Runway. If you're looking for a laid-back, hilarious take on child-rearing, Laura Bennett provides some much-needed sarcasm in today's world of paranoia parenting.

If you'd like a copy of Didn't I Feed You Yesterday, just leave a comment on my blog about why you need this book the most.

Happy Reading!


  1. Oh, I'll enter! This looks like just the right book to break me out of my TWILIGHT year! I need this book because I am so not seeing the humor in much about my two year old who refuses to wear a diaper but also refuses to go on the potty! It's a tough dilemma, I'm sure, unless she has secret stock in the carpet cleaning business. xoxo

  2. I totally need this book as I don't even OWN stilettos any more!

  3. I need this book because I'm afraid that the tone and content of the vast majority of parenting advice has significantly contributed to my being unable to get off the fence and actually have children.

    I'm hoping a more laid-back take would help me see the fun and reward involved, and not just the stress...

  4. I need this book because yesterday I was telling a friend about the time my five year old threw a shoe at my head while I was driving and my little darling interrupted my story to yell, "It was a BOOT!"