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Naptime Is the New Happy Hour: And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down Paperback – March 25, 2008
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On television she acts as the go-to parenting expert for NBC's "The Today Show" where she has appeared numerous times giving practical humorous advice. She's also been featured on Dr. Phil, Your World with Neil Cavuto and even Oprah (via taped interview but she's still hoping to one day sit on the couch!). As a comedian she has performed on Make Me Laugh, Evening at the Improv, Comedy Central. Her third book, It's Not Me, It's You: Subjective Recollections of a Terminally Optimistic, Chronically Sarcastic and Occasionally Inebriated Woman is out July 2009. Stefanie keeps herself very busy with twin toddler girls, a preschool age daughter and an active online poker addiction.
Top Customer Reviews
Life with a toddler is chaotic, unpredictable, and absolutely not for the faint of heart, and this instant classic will be sure to help even the most confused parent navigate the sometimes choppy waters of toddler-hood, while making you laugh uproariously at her observations.
Wilder-Taylor does for the toddler-set what "The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy" does for the expectant mother: reminds you that you're not alone in any of this, not when Wilder-Taylor is holding your hand, making you laugh, and reminding you that what seems abnormal is really the new normal.
"Naptime Is The New Happy Hour" should be passed out in the hospital gift bags for all mothers (new or seasoned) because it's frank look at life with a toddler will prove an invaluable resource for years to come.
Thank you Ms. Wilder-Taylor for reminding me to laugh, relax, and have a (medicinal) drink, while I enjoy the ride.
This book is comprised of short chapters that are, seemingly, perfect length for the busy parent, which are actually more of essays that could be read stand alone, as opposed to a story or novella. The topics range from everything from potty training to playdates to super moms. What I truly appreciated about Ms. Wilder-Taylor's essays, in addition to the fact that they had me laughing and nodding for pretty much the entire time that I was reading her book, was her "what you see is what you get" attitude. That sort of honesty was refreshing and I really liked that she didn't apologize for her parenting style (or her child's television viewing predilections/habits) because, quite frankly, she shouldn't have to - it's none of our business!
I'm so glad that I read and have a copy of this book because it reaffirms that I, myself, am a decent parent even if I plop Nate down in front of Sesame Street (TiVo'ed of course - if you don't have one, get one!) the afternoons when I get home from daycare/work with him so that I can cook him dinner before we play with cars. And I cannot wait to read her latest !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very funny book and real book. it especially makes the new parent a little relaxed about some more common situations. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Hernandez
Any Mom with a toddler will love this! I bought a copy for my three girlfriends as a Mothers Day gift to them.Published 13 months ago by Heather Castro
I love this book. Makes me laugh out loud. One of the funniest books I've ever read. I love the author's approach on parenting.Published 15 months ago by Tracy M.
Meh. This book was okay. Not as funny as the mommy blogs that I can read for free online. I bought this book based on other good reviews, but honestly, I think those reviewers... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Emily