Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review of Sippy Cups are not for Chardonnay by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Synopsis: "The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts.
Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice, much of it contradictory and confusing. With dire warnings of what will happen if baby is fed on demand and even direr warnings of what will happen if he isn't, not to mention hordes of militant "lactivists," cosleeping advocates, and books on what to worry about next, modern parenthood can seem like a minefield.

In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy & Me classes ("Your baby doesn't need to be making friends at three months old -- you do! But not with people you'll meet at Mommy & Me") to attachment parenting ("If you're holding your baby 24/7, that's not a baby, that's a tumor"). Stefanie Wilder-Taylor combines practical tips with sidesplitting humor and refreshing honesty, assuring women that they can be good mothers and responsibly make their own choices. A witty and welcome antidote to trendy parenting texts and scarifying case studies, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay provides genuine support, encouragement, and indispensable common-sense advice."

My Review: I LOVED this book, maybe because I can totally sympathize or maybe its the complete lack of sleep and I now find the tiniest things comical. Stefanie does a great job of making light of all the stressful things that pop up once you become a mommy and also all the crazy opinions being thrown at you! She also does a great job of keeping the chapters short, so they are easy to read in between diaper changes and feeding times. If you are looking for some comic relief, especially if you are a new mom I definitely suggest this book, but brace yourself some of the things she says could be offensive though it is all to be taken lightly. Some of the chapters I may have to revisit once they apply and I will probably find them even more comical.  I even had to read a few of the sentences & paragraphs out loud to my husband!
My Rating: I loved this one and if I could have I would have read it straight through, but Munchkin has other ideas! Anyway, I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!


  1. Hi there, the December edition of Books You Loved has just gone live today. Here is the link Books You Loved December Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers

    1. Thank you for sharing Carole, I will be sure to check it out and maybe share one of my reviews.