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When it comes to raising a toddler, forget about "what to expect"'"it's the unexpected that transforms calm, collected women into frazzled, fried moms. If only "Momma Said"there'd be days like this. Then again, life was different back then.
Enter MommaSaid.net. Created in 2003 by "Momma of two young boys"Jen Singer as a virtual community for full- and part-time stay-at-home mothers, this hilarious and helpful website continues to reach hundreds of thousands of moms across the globe. Now, all the tips and secrets, stories and advice birthed at the site'"and then some'"can be found on the pages of this validating, real guide for women.
Mommasaid.net's Stop Second-Guessing Yourself offers today's moms a chance to ditch the guilt as they laugh and learn about raising pint-sized people called toddlers. Mommas will discover:
• Practical, honest advice for resolving sleep issues
• How to take toddlers on the go even if a meltdown occurs (and it will!)
• "Gated community"tips for keeping toddler safe in and outside the home
• 15 real signs that a toddler is ready for potty training and how to make it a successful experience for all
• 12 things to do when trapped in the house with a toddler
• The skinny on what moms across the country (the realexperts!) feel about using TV as an occasional "babysitter,' being too tired for sex, and the real rules of playdates (for the moms)
Thank goodness for Jen Singer: She'll talk you down off the ledge of parenting, then make you laugh and actually enjoy this crazy time. --Sarah Smith, Senior Editor, Parenting magazine
When it comes to raising a toddler, forget about 'what to expect.' It's the unexpected that transforms calm, collected women into frazzled, fried moms. Days when you're running on four hours' sleep and your toddler is melting down on the grocery store floor; times when you're wondering how to dislodge a small object from your child's nose; or those minutes when you think it surely must be two o'clock...except it's only ten thirty. So much for the blessed moments that moms admit to. Welcome to reality.
In Stop Second-Guessing Yourself -- The Toddler Years, award-winning web site creator and blogger Jen Singer offers the same camaraderie, advice, and encouragement she's become known for as the Internet's favorite Momma. Filled with proven real-world parenting tips, moms' true confessions, and plenty of humor, this validating guide will help you survive the toddler years with more confidence. From bedtime to naps, feeding and potty-training, finding the right playgroup to finding mom-time, it's all here and more. It's the field guide to confident parenting that you'll want to keep in the diaper bag, just in case.
About the Author
is a stay-at-home mom of two small boys who talk to her through the bathroom door. She is the author of You're a Good Mom
and 14 Hours 'Til Bedtime: A Stay-at-Home Mom's Life in 27 Funny Little Stories
. She has written articles or been used as a media source for The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press
, Family Circle, Parenting, Parents, Real Simple
™ and a Forbes Best of the Web community which boasts subscribers from across the U.S., and in 30 countries. She is the creator of "Please Take My Children to Work Day," a holiday for stay-at-home moms celebrated on the last Monday each June which was officially proclaimed by governors in at least six states.