What's the Matter with Mommy?: Rantings of a Reluctant Stay-at-Home Mother


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Kelly Cunningham was an art director for ten years at a number of New York advertising agencies and currently serves as art director at a major children's magazine

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About the Author:
Kelly Cunningham was an art director for ten years at a number of New York advertising agencies and currently serves as art director at a major children's magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932279290
  • Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Don't Even Bother: The Case Against Childbirth Preparation Classes     12
Bring On Da Belly, Bring On Da Frump     19
Into the Abyss: Fear and Loathing on the Road to Preschool     22
I'm Down With OPK (Other Peoples' Kids)     26
If You Don't Finish Your Kelp, You Can't Have Any Acidophilus!     29
Please Don't Call Child Protection Services     33
Mean Old Ladies     36
WonderMom-ism: A Study in Acceptance and Recovery     38
Beautiful People Make Better Mothers     42
The Precious Child Syndrome     46
"The Envelope, Please"     50
Coming Soon: Horny Suburban Moms Tell All!     58
"Zen Mama"     63
Between Menarche And Matriarch: Fashion's Death Zone     66
Dear your name here, Happy Holidays!     71
The Screaming Trees, or, A Day's Worth of School Flyers     76
Mother's Little Cottage Industries     81
Recipes for the Rest of Us     83
Quality Shmality     86
Where Oh Where Are My Daughters-In-Law?     89
Public Mom vs. Private Mom     92
Consistency In Discipline     96
Now Play Nice with the Other Mommies     99
A "New and Improved" "Zagat's For Parents"     104
Kiddie Product Hall of Shame     109
The First Full Day of Summer Vacation, or, How Long Can 24 Hours Feel?     111
Back-To-School "Momku"     117
Somebody Gave My Kid A Chemistry Set     122
Warped Values: Only {dollar}12.50 Per Child, Cake Included!     124
The Politics of the Playgroup     128
Dieting the Mommy Way     132
I'll Get You, My Pretty     135
How To Be Friends With Working Moms: A Primer     140
Literature for Marginalized Mothers     145
Hey Mom, What's In Your Stars?     150
Keeping It Real     154
I'm Done! I'm Done!     157
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