Imagine a world where pregnant women are always upbeat and glowing, newborns sleep on cue, toddlers love to have their teeth brushed, and teenagers gaze adoringly at their parents. Impossible, you say? Not according to advertisers who flood the web with stock photos of perfect parents and children. They’d have you believe that parenting is a piece of cake, and every significant moment of family life takes place on a spotless white couch. So when Sara Given, a real mother of a real toddler, saw a picture of a radiant new mother in a cute little sundress breastfeeding her newborn in the middle of a golf course, she finally had enough. She launched a Tumblr, which is now visited by tens of thousands of new parents looking for a daily pick-me-up. Because what better way is there to deal with the stress and strain of being a new parent than laughter? The perfect gift of cheer and solidarity, Parenting Is Easy exploits the disconnect between these preposterous photos and what happens in real life, and makes every reader laugh out loud—and feel better, too, because we’re in on the joke.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Sara Given, founder of the enormously popular Tumblr blog “It’s Like They Know Us,” lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, daughter, and one very anxious cat named Gus. Growing up, she was often told, “No one is ever going to pay you just to goof around.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We have all seen the ads, the photo shopped pictures, the perfectly made up face and hair seconds after the birth of their child. We have all seen it and though that was real life (and were sorely disappointment) or scoff at what a joke it is. I mean, let’s be real. We who are parents know the truth and Sara Given provides us with a laugh as she points out all the “perfect” things about parenting from pregnancy to family togetherness. Parenting is Easy: You’re Probably Just Doing it Wrong is a fun little pick me up when things are going crazy to give you a little giggle to center your day. The pages have an illustration that go with a saying or brief couple of sentences using sarcasm and humor to show how perfect parenting truly is. It is a great book to leave on your coffee table (seriously, do people have those anymore?) next to your white couch so that you can have uninterrupted adult conversations with friends – it makes a great conversation piece!