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Life with a newborn is exhilarating, exhausting, and at times downright complicated! Four-time delivery room veteran Vicky Iovine gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know to survive your first year as a mommy. Reading this friendly, reassuring book is like talking to your best friend — sharing all those intimate thoughts and feelings that only best friends do. Iovine takes on just about every topic of interest to a new mom, from postpartum mood swings to salvaging your sex life. Written in a witty, conversational tone, this book will help you cope with the stresses and many fears of motherhood while making you laugh out loud.

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Great for a giggle!

By Jeannette, mom of two 7 year olds and one 7 week old

from Mississauga, Ontario

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I found this book to be great for a laugh- especially when I needed one with my colicky third baby! It's nice to know I'm not the only one with post partum brain! Definitly worth picking up to read while nursing.

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By Anita first time mother

from Modesto CA

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This book was a great book to read. As a frist time mom it helped me realize that what I was going through or feeling was normal. It put it in a way that was light hearted which I am sure many moms can relate that we need it given to us as gently as possible. I would highly recommend this book to everyone!

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Don't bother if you've read the pregnancy one

By Christine, mother of 19month old

from apo AP

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I LOVED the pregnancy survival guide. This book would be great, if you're reading it while you're still pregnant. The first several chapters cover things to take to the hospital when baby is born, how to handle visitors in the hospital and when you first get home.

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a must read

By Melissa- new mom

from new york

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I found this book to be funny and honest. I read the first one while I was pregnant which led me to this book. I cant wait to get to the toddler stages so I can read the next book. Vicki is a geneous

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