The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving 1st year mother

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving 1st year mother

by Vicki Iovine


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When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on...

"Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug?

"Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby

"I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't

"The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds

"Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother

"Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you

NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399523304
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 240,858
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Vicki Iovine is the happy and chronically overwhelmed mother of four children. Iovine was raised in Southern California and graduated summa cum laude from the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving an LLB degree in Public International Law from Cambridge, she returned to Hastings to earn her JD. She is a member in good standing of the California Bar Association. She is the author of the successful Girlfriends' Guide and Best Friends' Guiide series.

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“Humor, honesty and sisterly advice…a first-time mom’s must-have guide.USA Today
“Invaluable…[a] funny, honest new volume.”—L.A. Parent
“If humor is the best medicine, Vicki Iovine has all the tonic a new mother should need. Her information comes from experience and her humor from the heart. An invaluable dialogue with a girlfriend who’s been there. And got the most from her adventure.”—Rocky Mountain News


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