The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving 1st year mother

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving 1st year mother

by Vicki Iovine

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Overview

When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on...

"Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug?

"Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby

"I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't

"The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds

"Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother

"Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you

NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399523304
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 224,845
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Vicki Iovine is the happy and chronically overwhelmed mother of four children. Iovine was raised in Southern California and graduated summa cum laude from the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving an LLB degree in Public International Law from Cambridge, she returned to Hastings to earn her JD. She is a member in good standing of the California Bar Association. She is the author of the successful Girlfriends' Guide and Best Friends' Guiide series.

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“Humor, honesty and sisterly advice…a first-time mom’s must-have guide.USA Today
 
“Invaluable…[a] funny, honest new volume.”—L.A. Parent
 
“If humor is the best medicine, Vicki Iovine has all the tonic a new mother should need. Her information comes from experience and her humor from the heart. An invaluable dialogue with a girlfriend who’s been there. And got the most from her adventure.”—Rocky Mountain News

 

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The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving 1st year mother 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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Christine_L More than 1 year ago
This book was essential for me to realize how normal a lot of what I was going through was--it validated everything I was feeling was 100% normal. This book let me laugh through my sleep-deprived chaos of a newborn.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Every mom with a newborn needs a chuckle, and this book provides it. Just the satisfaction of knowing you're not the only one dealing with _____ (fill in the blank)is priceless sometimes! I re-read it with each child.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was entertaining but not really helpful with parenting. It's just like a constant report on the daily undoings of the author's life. I much prefer books like LOVING MAMA that have real moms writing essays on real mothering issues, things that I can learn from.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really got alot out of this book. I think most parent can relate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the first book by Vicki "the Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy". I enjoyed it so much I purchased this one at the time of my daughters birth. It was nice to know that many new mothers go through the same thing that I was going through myself. It made for good reading on those nights I was up all night with my newborn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down, and I'm not even a mother (or expecting)! An absolute riot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book explains the way you are feeling and helps you to know that you aren't alone. Other first time moms have felt the way you do. It really helped me out during my first weeks postpardom. It gave advice on everything from the hospital stay, to how to care for a newborn, to how to deal with inlaws. It is not a manual like what to expect the first year (which I also recommend) but it is exactly like the title says. A girlfriend who has been through what you are feeling already and her take on the situation. Overall it just lets you know you are not alone. GREAT BOOK definitely worth the read!!