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Whether you're already "expecting" or simply planning to have children some time in the future, this wise and witty book is sure to kick your biological clock into overdrive with its ruminations on the joys of family life and its absolutely charming photographs. With a light and humorous touch, Vienne reflects on conception, birthing, the role that daddy plays, naming a child, nesting, soothing, housekeeping, staying sexy, and more.
In addition to the invitation to daydream that it proffers, this slim book also contains as many sage bits of advice on parenting as some books several times its size. Little nuggets such as these bounce from the pages as their accompanying illustrations tug at your heartstrings:
- "You'll get pregnant when it's least convenient."
- "What's good for your ego is usually not good for your kid."
- "As if by tacit agreement, parents, doctors, and even experts have decided that some things you don't want to know. Trust them."
- "So for crying out loud, don't feel guilty if you decide not to breastfeed."
The Art of Expecting will nurture hopes, assuage fears, and convince readers that "Learning to expect a child -- without projecting your own expectations -- is the best preparation for raising kids." (Karen Burns)