There comes a time in every new mother’s life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn’t buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby.
Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais, mother to a one-year-old and author of The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women, is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. In The Sh!t No One Tells You, Dais tells it like it is, revealing what it’s really like to be a new parent and providing helpful insights, humor, and hope for those who feel overwhelmed by the exhausting trials they’re suddenly facing. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms—along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood.
I think there is only one way to describe this book.
For those of you that don't know, it is Laughing my fucking ass off rolling on the floor laughing.
You wouldn't expect that to come from a baby book, I certainly didn't expect the helpful hints and information to have me laughing outright but this occured many a time through out this book. In fact I found myself reading out passages to my husband as he played on the computer so he could share in a laugh or two with me.
This book actually cheered me up immensely as I read through it in a day, unable to put it down as I absorbed every bit of witty information the woman wrote about. Much of the information was thing's I already knew from my experience raising my sibling's but never before had I come across someone who put it in such a way.
I have actually found myself quoting it to the close friends and family excited for the birth of our daughter in October and telling them that this book is a must have or at least a must read.
It is spunky, full of humor and information.
5 out of 5 Raven's.