Sleep Is for the Weak: The Best of the Mommybloggers Including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and More! [NOOK Book]

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Each month, more than half a million readers turn to the 25 mommyblogs featured in this collection for advice and a sense of camaraderie, and this anthology brings together their best and brightest essays. Written to be read during the mind-bogglingly short breaks parents get during their busy days, these pieces will help the hip but harried mother remember that "you are still you."
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Sleep Is for the Weak: The Best of the Mommybloggers Including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and More!

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Overview

Each month, more than half a million readers turn to the 25 mommyblogs featured in this collection for advice and a sense of camaraderie, and this anthology brings together their best and brightest essays. Written to be read during the mind-bogglingly short breaks parents get during their busy days, these pieces will help the hip but harried mother remember that "you are still you."
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Editorial Reviews

Scholastic Parent & Child
[A] sparkling collection of essays.
Mamalit.com
There are endless examples of the quick wit and empathy of the writers in this anthology. It's a fast and entertaining read . . . But it's also the much-loved, well-worn book that many moms will come back to over and over for the support and cameraderie
City Parent
An incredibly entertaining book that aptly describes the joys, trials, tribulations and downright fun of being a parent.
The Bump (from the Knot)
A blend of insightful and downright hilarious tales from the ladies who've lived them.
Mamaspeaks.com
This compilation of essays . . . run the gamut from hilarity to heartbreak, woe to wonderment, and will have you laughing and crying as if they were stories of you.
A Mama's Rant (amamasrant.com)
Some amazingly good writing.
The Star-Ledger [Newark]
A compendium of stellar mom bloggers . . . There's wit. There's wisdom. But none of it's conventional . . . When it comes to modern parenting, few writers are more entertaining than these moms.
WorkingMother.com (WM Recommends)
Funny, often poignant online journaling entries . . . Will remind you how many moms share your challenges, triumphs, chaos and joy.
squeekystroller.com
These pieces will help moms find solace in a wide range of viewpoints and issues not often discussed in mainstream magazines and other parenting books.
The Mom Salon
Exceptionally talented writers who have the innate ability to string words together into powerful posts that deeply resonate with their legions of loyal readers.
parentbloggers.com
A clever, funny, touching and humbling book.
coolmompicks.com
Sheds light on motherhood intuitively, hilariously, poignantly . . . won't gather dust on your shelf.
themomspeak.com
Humorous and heart-wrenching.
McClatchy-Tribune + kansas.com
Worth checking out.
kansascity.savvysource.com
Wonderful. . . buy it. Read it. Feel better.
blushmom.com
Honest, heartfelt. . .will definitely make you laugh.
kidsLA
Will help parents find solace.
syracuse.com
I just couldn't put [it] down. . .a really fun book. . .very funny.
From the Publisher
"A lively compilation of honest, funny, real-life writing. Parents will find reassurance, heart, and a lot of humor in this collection. A very entertaining read!"  —Christie Mellor, author, The Three-Martini Playdate, The Three-Martini Family Vacation, and Were You Raised by Wolves? Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood

"From the foreword to the final essay, this is a collection of some of the best writing out there on the topic of modern motherhood."  —Amy Keroes, founder & CEO, mommytrackd.com

"Don't spend another night awake without these intelligent and funny-as-hell moms by your side."  —Devra Renner and Aviva Pflock, authors, Mommy Guilt

"This treasure . . . is a real page turner, delighting readers with honest re-tellings of motherhood's most joyous (and sometimes terrifying) moments."  —peekaboopicks.com

"A perfect read for the mom with little time and a great sense of humor."  —Pregnancy & Newborn

"This compilation of essays . . . run the gamut from hilarity to heartbreak, woe to wonderment, and will have you laughing and crying as if they were stories of you."  —Mamaspeaks.com

"There are endless examples of the quick wit and empathy of the writers in this anthology. It's a fast and entertaining read . . . But it's also the much-loved, well-worn book that many moms will come back to over and over for the support and cameraderie offered inside."  —Mamalit.com

"A clever, funny, touching and humbling book."  —parentbloggers.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569764879
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 745,971
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rita Arens is the author of the blog Surrender, Dorothy (www.surrenderdorothyblog.com) and a contributing editor to BlogHer (www.blogher.org). She has written for the Austin American Statesman, BurstBlog, Circle Magazine, and the Kansas City Star. Stacy Morrison is the editor in chief of Redbook magazine. She is the former executive editor at Marie Claire and editor in chief of Modern Bride. She was part of the launches of Mirabella, Condé Nast Sports for Women, and Time Out New York.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     viii
Foreword     x
Introduction     xiv
Not Understanding the Rules     1
When Toddlers Rule   Alice Bradley     2
The Things They Never Told Me   Izzy Dean     5
Vacationing with Childless People   Rita Arens     11
Notes for Amelioration   Tracey Gaughran-Perez     14
Never Sleeping Again     17
Sleeping on the Floor   Amy Jo Jones     18
Is It Possible to Mail Order Some Peace and Quiet?   Susan Wagner     21
Sleep Cycles   Rita Arens     25
To Sleep, Perchance, or Maybe Not   Sheryl Naimark     27
Diapers, Potties, and Upholstery     29
Send in the Negotiator   Jenny Lauck     30
Who Says Having a Potty-Trained Kid Is Easier?   Stefania Pomponi Butler     33
Warning: This Is Really Disgusting   Rita Arens     34
The Dinner Party   Joanna Polyn     36
Visiting My House? Bring Your Own Autoclave   Sheryl Naimark     39
Never Enough Time for Everything     41
The Starbucks at the End of the Universe   AmyCorbett Storch     42
Under "Occupation," I Usually Write "Dilettante"   Susan Wagner     47
Who's Not a Working Parent?   Rita Arens     50
State of Grace   Jenny Lauck     55
Happy Freakin' New Year   Risa Green     57
So, What Do You Do?   Kelli Oliven George     60
This Week in Guilt   Amy Corbett Storch     62
Mommies Don't Need Med School     69
A Mighty Wean   Liz Gumbinner     71
Toddlers Are Less Fun When They're Sick   Alice Bradley     75
Aren't Doctors Supposed to Make You Feel Better?   Liz Gumbinner     77
Like Reinflating a Tire   Jenny Lauck     80
The Annoying Outside World     83
Since When Is Cynical a Bad Thing?   Kelli Oliver George     85
I Think I'm in the Wrong Village   Liz Gumbinner     88
Today Was Unenthusiastic Dad Day in the Park   Eden Marriott Kennedy     91
More Bell Ringing, Less Crappy Treatment   Sheryl Naimark     92
Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?   Jenifen Scharpen     94
A Dead Language May Just Kill Me   Lisa Stone      97
Kids Can be Difficult     103
I Ate Pills   Kristen Chase     104
Pity the Parents   Tracey Gaughran-Penez     107
I Just Have to Figure out How He Printed This   Alice Bradley     110
Are You There, God? It's Me, Risa   Risa Green     113
If Richard III Had a Four-Year-Old   Doug     117
About Those Puppies   Eden Marriott Kennedy     119
Mama, Who Invented the Speculum?   Miriam Kamin     123
Memorize These Moments     129
Here, I Wrote Down Some Long-Winded Pontifications on Mommyhood for You   Amy Corbett Storch     130
Be Careful What You Wish For   Susan Wagner     137
The Most Handsomest   Miriam Kamin     141
A Chink in the Armor   Jenny Lauck     144
Corn on the Cam   Birdie Jaworksi     147
Personal Growth Blows     155
You Can Never Out-Love Your Mom   Jennifen Satterwhite     157
Nicole Richie Has Nothing on Me   Rita Arens     161
Bake Me a Cake   Risa Green     167
Insert Martyred Title Here   Miriam Kamin      170
Who the Hell Do I Think I Am?   Jennifen Satterwhite     174
The Menopausal Hut   Grace Davis     177
This is Motherhood     181
To Be or Not to Be, That Is the Question   Amy Jo Jones     182
This Is Motherhood   Eden Marriott Kennedy     185
Every Night Since You Were Born   Rita Arens     187
Becoming Mama   Karen     189
What Have I Done?   Izzy Dean     195
Should I Have Told Her?   Kelli Oliven George     197
Index of Contributor Blogs     200
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Excellent pick me up for a new mom

    As a new mom going through the same challenges and experiences shared in these essays, I found myself laughing until I cried because I could identify so well.I don't think I would have appreciated this book as much before baby was born though.This is the type of format that deserves several volumes since these essays are several years old and the mommy-blog community has grown and keeps putting out new stuff every day.

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