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Everyone has terrible parenting advice, but ours actually works!
But Did You Die? is the fifth hilarious installment in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. It is a collection of terrible (but also kind of good) parenting advice from some of the funniest moms and dads on the 'net (plus that one super helpful childless friend we all have who loves to tell us we're parenting wrong).
So put your kids in front of the TV and let them eat junk food while you read this book and laugh your tail off.
We set the bar low so you can feel better about your parenting skills. You're welcome.
Featuring the writing of:
- Jen Mann of People I Want to Punch in the Throat™
- Elizabeth Argyropoulos
- Kim Bongiorno
- Julie Burton
- Joel Ryan
- Jeff Vrabel
What a Good Eater! is a baby and toddler cookbook filled with wholesome, family-friendly recipes designed to promote a well-rounded eater right from the get-go. It is written by two moms who believe that introducing flavorful foods using herbs and spices and exposing children to a variety of colors, flavors, and textures while they are young encourages openness, minimizes picky-eating habits, and sets the stage—and table—for positive future family meal experiences.
Created with the careful guidance of pediatricians, nutritionists, registered dietitians, and naturopaths, recipes include a variety of powerhouse foods, such as kale and salmon, soothing herbs and spices from cardamom to rosemary, and a glossary of herbs and spices with potential health benefits.
Parents are guided on how to feed their babies and establish healthy eating habits from the start. With chapters dedicated to frequently asked questions and helpful tips, such as troubleshooting picky eating and staying away from “food ruts,” you’ll find answers to many feeding questions not often answered during pediatrician visits. Authors Alessandra and Amy are busy moms who understand the majority of recipes need to be ready in about 30 minutes or less, and that cooking daily with little ones can pose a challenge! For this reason, most recipes yield large quantities so that you can cook once and enjoy repeatedly.
What a Good Eater! approaches food for your baby in simple, nutritious, age-appropriate steps beginning from her first meals and advancing well into toddlerhood and beyond. These nourishing dishes are bound to keep bellies full, and the aromas will make your kitchen smell fantastic, all while giving your child the gift of an expansive flavor profile from early on.
In these pages you will find:
- 60 recipes with beautiful photographs, from first foods to toddlerhood (6 months–2 years and beyond)
- Sample food menus and feeding schedules by age
- An abundance of family-friendly meals (because who really wants to cook twice?!)
- 70% of recipes ready in about 30 minutes or less
- Parent guide to frequently asked feeding questions and tips to minimize picky eating
- Recipes that yield large quantities, so you can cook once and enjoy repeatedly
- Healthy toddler snack ideas to both eat at home and take “to go”
- A glossary of herbs and spices and their potential health benefits
- Hearty, flavorful, nutritious meals, such as Warm Lentils with Cumin and Coriander, Coconut Curry Goan Fish, and the Iron Chicken Dance
- Recipes tested by numerous babies, toddlers, and parents around the United States
“A smart, thoughtful cookbook designed to introduce children to real food with age-appropriate textures, soothing herbs and spices, and carefully chosen ingredients that will nourish their growing bodies. Help your child develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime!”—Elissa Levine, MD (Pediatrician)
“This cookbook/guide is easy to follow and a wonderful addition to your kitchen references! The recipes are nutritionally sound and family friendly. Many of the recipes and suggestions in this text are the same that David and I used to raise our children, who have all grown into healthy young men who enjoy a wide variety of foods.
The Real-Deal Bridal Bible prepares you for all the instances that arise as you embark on this awesome, crazy, amazing journey, as well as life beyond. Planning a wedding is a wonderful time in your life. But it can also be overwhelming, and the whole process has a funny way of bringing out the crazy in everyone around you. It's easy to get caught in the chaos and, before you know it, you've said your "I do's" and it's over without you having a chance to do things your way. This book will prevent that from happening. It will provide you clarity, management tools, and will help you balance all the moving parts. It will prepare you for everything you need to know - the real things - so you can plan the wedding that best reflects you while keeping your sanity, finances, and relationships intact. Whether you are thinking about marriage, are engaged, or are well past your wedding, you will find entertainment and advice in this book which you can use long after the last dance.
There are the extraordinary one-liners: When you get to be my age, you’ll understand. Because I said so, that’s why. And the hilarious side-pokers: Always wear clean underwear. Don’t eat yellow snow. Then there are those unusual “momisms” that totally mess with the offspring mind. This is especially true if you were told to only remove the fuzz from one-half of your legs when you were just thirteen years old.
Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, Brilliant, and Unforgettable Lessons We’ve Learned from Our Mothers blends more than forty heart-warming, funny, and authentically told stories about the craziness of being reared and raised with the hard-hitting anecdotes that kept our mothers sane. Some of the tales will make you laugh; some will make you cry; and a few will leave you questioning how we ever survived our childhoods, let alone learn a few lessons. Although they may at times seem a little faulty, our mothers (and motherly figures) could drive like Andretti, cook like Julia Child, and shake someone up like an Italian mobster. We’ve survived and thrived, and never forgotten their enlightening words. We were listening after all.
Now sit up straight!
Ah, the holidays: a time of joy, celebration, serenity, and peace…
Unless, of course, you have whiny, screaming children demanding presents, attention, and a personal appearance by Santa or Judah the Maccabee. Then you’re screwed.
But wait, there’s hope: Scary Mommy Guide to Surviving the Holidays to the rescue!
Yes, in this handy holiday guide, you’ll find everything you need to survive the fall/winter rush of cheer in style, and without having a mental breakdown. From relatable, hilarious essays on everything from the Santa myth to being seated at the dreaded kids’ table, to easy-to-follow recipes that might include just a little something special to take the edge off (can anyone say Kahlua?), to fun and accessible gift ideas, this book is your ticket to peace of mind—and a laugh—during the busy, crazy holiday season!
Welcome to the club of parenthood, however the heck you got here. We promise to make you laugh and give you that much needed break in the middle of all the crazy.
We have partnered with the most talented bunch of moms and dads to bring you the best, the funniest, and the most outrageous stories to get you from girth to birth.
Are you having strange cravings? Have you asked yourself what in the hell is happening to my body? Have strangers touched your belly? If you've answered yes to any of these questions then this is the book for you! Prop up your cankles, grab a bowl of your favorite ice cream covered in olives and have a laugh with our crew. Things are about to get real.
Enjoy stories from these authors:
Susanne Kerns • Carrie Groves • Alessandra Macaluso • Holly Rust • Julia Goddard • Lynn Adams • Kathryn Leehane • Ashli Brehm • Richard Black • Teri Biebel • Bethany Meyer • Lea Grover • Chris Smyrl • Sarah Bregel • Emily Ballard • Meredith Napolitano • Christina Antus • Amy Hunter • Mary Widdicks • Jessica Azar • Melissa Charles • Lisa René LeClair • Sarah Cottrell • Sharon Buckley • Kate Parlin • Chris Dean • Lucia Paul • Cate Pedersen • Megan Traub Woolsey • Alice Gomstyn • Amanda Mushro • Megan Steusloff