There are so many how-to books on so many subjects. Parenting books are no exception! And, there are so many differing viewpoints and experts that it may seem overwhelming just trying to figure out which one is right for you. How can you ever choose what’s right for you and your family situation with so many choices? How do you make it fit your life?
If you feel that parenting is a laugh (or a cry) a minute, you may find humorous takes on parenting to be your best bet to stay in the game. There are some titles that I can’t print in this title or that may stretch the boundaries a bit but are nonetheless pretty funny in their gritty reality. If you’re done being nice for the day and need to vent in a safe place, check out: https://www.parents.com/parenting/moms/funniest-parenting-books/
In And Now We Have Everything, Meaghan O’Connell was the picture of a millennial when she unexpectedly became pregnant. Instead of embracing the drastic changes this brought to her life and that she saw portrayed with joy in parenting blogs and books, she dealt with doubt and resentment about being a parent.
Which One Of You Is The Mother? The Absolutely Positively True Adoption Story of Two Gay Guys is a sometimes blunt, honest and down-to-earth book by parents who describe themselves as “profoundly unremarkable” who “traded in our leather chaps for mom jeans”! It debuted a few years ago but their story offers something different and their approach to parenting is refreshing in its honesty.
Two recent parenting book debuts come from different places and have very different stories to tell but they’re well worth the read. Popular comic Jim Gaffigan’s funny tweets about parenting 5 kids turned into a NY Times bestselling book last fall. Dad is Fat is less about parenting advice and more a welcome and hilarious survival guide for parents to laugh through the craziness.
I’m Just Happy to be Here; A Memoir of Renegade Mothering by Janelle Hanchett debuted in May. Thousands of followers love her profane blog and no apologies approach to mothering. Her parenting book takes us on the journey of falling into motherhood and climbing out of addiction is a great read for anyone.
Social media-savvy parents may also like parenting blogs. They’re quick reads and easy to digest when time is short (and, when isn’t it for parents?!). MyBoredToddler https://myboredtoddler.com is all things babies and, of course, toddlers. Australian “mum” and teacher Carol provides great activities, product reviews, books, crafts and advice for, well – toddlers.
Busy parents will find blogs with product reviews an extremely helpful timesaver. Named after one of Meg Collins’ daughters, Lucie’s List – https://www.lucieslist.com provides honest, reliable reviews of everything from jogging strollers to baby boxes.
Parenting books and advice are as diverse as the types of parents. The best parenting books? The ones that work the best for you.
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