Holiday Cheer is No Laughing Matter

A new study on the dangers of having too good a time was just published in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal, the UK’s equivalent to our JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) or New England Journal of Medicine. Laughter and MIRTH (Methodical Investigation of Risibility, Therapeutic and Harmful): narrative synthesis | BMJ.

Mother’s Day 2013: The Hilarious Side of Modern Motherhood

[amazon asin=0373892748&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Amber Dusick, author of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
Topic:
Venting about the funny–and frustrating–moments of motherhood
Issues: Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes it just sucks; advice and commentary on sickness, sleeping, pooping, language, eating, and more


[amazon asin=045141814X&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink and Swear
Topic:
True tales of one woman’s struggle to love her kids while losing her mind
Issues: Why family dinner are like herpes; how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over; the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend.

The Outrageous Side of Motherhood + Single Gal to Mom + Nurturing Yourself

[amazon asin=0373892748&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Amber Dusick, author of Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
Topic:
Venting about the funny–and frustrating–moments of motherhood
Issues: Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes it just sucks; advice and commentary on sickness, sleeping, pooping, language, eating, and more


[amazon asin=045141814X&template=thumbnail1&chan=default]Nicole Knepper, author of Moms Who Drink and Swear
Topic:
True tales of one woman’s struggle to love her kids while losing her mind
Issues: Why family dinner are like herpes; how to avoid smashing toys that are being fought over; the joy of hearing that your son has murdered his imaginary friend.

[amazon asin=0307454339&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Izzy Rose, author of The Package Deal
Topic:
One woman’s not-so-glamorous transition from single gal to instant mom
Issues: Social supports (or the lack) for step mothers; keeping expectations reasonable; dealing with the pressure to love the kids right away; dealing with the children’s biological mother; how to introduce the kids (“my step-kids” vs “my kids”)


[amazon asin=1592404553&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Amy Tiemann, author of Mojo Mom.
Topic
: Nurturing yourself while raising a family.
Issues: how to negotiate a fair division of labor in the house; putting an end to the mommy wars; what happens to a new mother’s life when she brings home a baby? the huge identity shift that new parenthood creates.