Mom vs. Dad: The Not-So-Serious Guide to the Stuff We're All Fighting About

Mom vs. Dad: The Not-So-Serious Guide to the Stuff We're All Fighting About

by Lucy Riles, Tom Riles
Mom vs. Dad: The Not-So-Serious Guide to the Stuff We're All Fighting About

Mom vs. Dad: The Not-So-Serious Guide to the Stuff We're All Fighting About

by Lucy Riles, Tom Riles


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The hilarious husband and wife team behind the massive online communities "Life of Mom" and "Life of Dad" share honest advice and contrasting perspectives about marriage and parenting with their millions of followers.

While a husband and wife's parenting styles may be worlds apart, they both have the same goal: to raise happy kids who feel unconditionally loved. Mom vs. Dad is packed with sidesplitting and vulnerable personal essays from the trenches of parenthood. In this book, Lucy and Tom Riles tackle relatable topics such as:
  • Is bringing a toaster oven to a 5-star resort tacky or genius?
  • Is it appropriate to lick your plate clean at a restaurant?
  • Does the expiration date on food really matter?

Illustrations of family life will also be included in this intimate and inspiring narrative about the challenges and triumphs of raising children. Mom vs. Dad is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a relatable couple to guide them through some of the toughest (and funniest) issues parents face today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546036890
Publisher: Worthy
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lucy and Tom Riles created massive communities for parents online with Life of Mom and Life of Dad, where they celebrate and support parents worldwide. Lucy and Tom host their own interactive comedy show as well as the popular podcast Mom vs. Dad, where couples call in to discuss topics they bicker over.

Lucy and Tom are parents to four children and two dogs. In addition to being a SAHM, Lucy is a writer, creator, and storyteller and competed in season one of Amazon's hit show The Pack. Tom is a writer and producer, and for 17 years he has been the audience warm-up act for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When he's not opening for Ellen, Tom is hosting events that raise money for pediatric cardiology charities, something close to Lucy and Tom's heart since their daughter was born with and survived open-heart surgery when she was three days old. On the surface, this couple might be all fun and laughs, but at the core, Lucy and Tom are all heart.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Should My Wife Wear Heels on Vacation? And If So, Does She Have the Right to Complain About Her Feet Hurting? 11

2 Should You Share Food with Your Partner? 17

3 Should You Compliment a Spray Tan? 23

4 Is It Okay to Correct Your Partner's Grammar and Spelling? 28

5 Phone Charger Etiquette: Should You Unplug Your Partner's Phone to Charge Your Own? 33

6 Is Amazon the Greatest Parenting Blessing or a Family Budget Curse? 39

7 Should Mom Compare All of Dad's Injuries to Childbirth? 44

8 Are You a Hoarder or Keeper of Nostalgia? 52

9 To Skydive or Not to Skydive? That Is the Question 62

10 Should Dad Get Rid of His Cargo Shorts? 68

11 Should You Go by Expiration Dates? 74

12 Should You Rinse Dishes Before Loading Them? 80

13 Should the Person Doing the Laundry Check Pockets First? 84

14 Laundry Limbo: Is It Dirty- or Clean? 88

15 Who Should Control the Thermostat? 92

16 Is It Okay to Bring a Toaster Oven on Vacation? 97

17 Should You Vacation Without Your Kids? 103

18 Should You Buy Overpriced Souvenirs for Your Kids? 106

19 Overpacking or Underpacking While Traveling? 110

20 Parking-The Right Way vs. the Wrong Way 115

21 Is It Okay to Show Up at Your In-Laws' Unannounced? 120

22 Should You Bring Dirty Clothes to Visit Your Parents? 126

23 How Much Is Too Much Visiting with Relatives? 131

24 Christmas Trees: Real vs. Fake 137

25 Should You Respect the Santa Code of Silence? 141

26 Should You Pretend to Like Gifts? 147

27 Which Holidays Require Gifts? 153

28 The Co-Sleeping vs. Sleep Training Debate 162

29 Should You Stress About the Mess? 167

30 How Much Should You Pay a Babysitter? 172

31 Should You Cut Your Kids' Hair or Take Them to the Salon? 177

32 Should You Take Your Kids to Restaurants? 181

33 When Is the Right Time to Talk to Your Kids About Sex? 187

34 At What Age Should You Get Your Kids a Cell Phone? 194

35 Should Pets Be Allowed on the Furniture? 199

36 To Have or Not to Have Decorative Pillows? 207

37 Top Sheets: To Use or Not to Use? 211

38 How Often Should You Wash Your Comforter? 216

39 Is It Okay to Fake Symptoms to Get Out of Sex? 222

40 Toilet Paper: Over or Under? 226

41 How to Properly Use Toothpaste Tubes 229

A Few Final Thoughts 235

Acknowledgments 239

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