Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Mommy Files - Review Presents - The Mommy Files
Secrets Every New Mom Should Know (that no one else will tell you!)

By Jen Klein
Published by Adams Media
April 2010; $12.95US/$15.99CAN; 978-1-60550-144-4

Because SHEKNOWS® Parenting
And Jen Klein knows motherhood. She's survived changing a soiled diaper in a truck-stop bathroom while suspending a baby in mid-air. She's witnessed the judgment of the so-called "Mommy Mafia." She's found dried applesauce on her shirt. And in her hair. And the baby's hair. And the dog's fur.

Here she reveals secrets she's learned along the way about mastering the art of motherhood, from how to handle strangers who ask how much weight you've gained to (finally!) getting your little ones on the big yellow bus -- on time and with clean underwear. Inside Presents: The Mommy Files you'll find:

* Your mom didn't know what she was doing either

* A pediatrician is your partner, not your adversary

* Playgroups are for moms more than they are for kids

* Just because they can talk doesn't mean they can reason

* Being a supermom is all about asking for help

Disclosed here in a friendly, wry look at motherhood, Jen Klein takes you through each lovable (and less than enjoyable) step toward that coveted title that will be screamed at you so many times in the years to come: "Mommy!"

Author Bio
Jen Klein is a mother of two boys and a girl, the youngest of whom just started kindergarten. After earning a thoroughly useful degree in art history and studio art, she writes technical documentation. But in her primary job as mom, she's dealt with nearly every parenting scenario imaginable, and appreciated every slobbery toddler kiss along the way. Klein has been a contributor to for the past two years and writes a weekly parenting column called "Monday Mom Challenge" in addition to regular articles. She lives near Boston, MA.

For more information, please visit

My Review - I remember I had so many questions when I became a new mom and frankly my pride kept me from asking my mom & mother-in-law. I wish I would have had a book like this! I did eventually ask for help and yes I am part of a play group, it's true - They are for us moms, not just the kids. New Moms need a book like this to start off with.

4 comments: said...

You're right, every new mom needs a book like this! This would be great as part of a baby shower present

Tribute Books said...

A wonderful baby gift for a new mom.

couponmom said...

This would be a great book for my niece, who is a new mother. Sounds like it would have some funny moments in there too.

Darla said...

This would be a great gift! I bet I would enjoy reading it too even though mine aren't babies anymore :)