If you go searching for the best parenting books you’ll find expert after expert and doctor after doctor proclaiming their philosophies. They’ll site how science and research have proven why you should follow their theories.
Sometimes that is just what I’m looking for – a little wisdom from a professional – but sometimes it isn’t.
Sometimes I want to hear someone say, “The baby is a bit of an asshole, but he’ll grow out of it. We’ll survive.” Because that’s something we rarely hear from our friends. These books are awesome because there is no one there to judge us when we yell, “Yes! My baby IS an asshole!”
12 Parenting Books for Really Cool Moms
Ketchup Is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves by Robin O’Bryant
Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick
It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers by Claudine Wolk
I Just Want to Pee Alone by Jen Mann
Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy
Naptime Is the New Happy Hour: And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us by Laurie Kilmartin
Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation by Elizabeth Beckwith
What’s your favorite parenting book? Have you read any of these?
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.