Friday, August 21, 2015

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers - Book Review

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Second in the Sh!t No One Tells You series, in THE SH!T NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT TODDLERS: A Guide to Surviving the Toddler Years (Seal Press; September 2015; Paperback; $16.00) Dawn Dais tells it like it is – again – offering real advice for parents of growing children. Filled with tips, encouragement, and a strong dose of humor, THE SH!T NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT TODDLERS is a survival handbook for parents on the edge.

About the Author:

Dawn Dais is a freelance writer, designer, and filmmaker from Sacramento, CA. Her three previous books, The Sh!t No One Tells You, The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women and The Noncyclist's Guide to the Century and Other Road Races, were published by Seal Press, have topped best-seller lists, and have been featured by countless TV and print media sources. Her uniquely sarcastic yet inspiring tone has entertained and guided an enthusiastic core of readers towards their various ridiculous parenting and athletic goals.

Dawn lives in Sacramento, CA, with her partner, 3-year-old daughter, Vivian, and 1-year-old son, Daniel. She is tired.

My Review:

In her latest hilarious book of honest, no-holds-barred musings on motherhood, Dawn Dais shares her secrets for achieving a balance in motherhood between being protective and caring, and downright bats**t crazy. She’ll debunk some of the looniest parenting myths and reinforce others; she’ll describe how, through as simple a process as good old trial-and-error, she’s learned to pick and choose what works for her and her family, and tune out the rest.

 Author Dawn Dias' has written a book that lightens up life and parenting. She addresses a variety of topics regarding toddlers.  She enlists other mothers and professionals to give their opinions and stories on the toddler years. 

I will forewarn you that The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers does have a crass, and sometimes sarcastic, tone. This is not a parenting book; it's a book about not taking parenting so seriously. I laughed, laughed, and laughed some more. Dawn sees the lighter side of being a mommy and voices her assessment on making the most out of raising kids, all before going cuckoo for cocoa puffs.


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VickieC said...

so funny,,,no one likes to talk about the nasty side of parenting,,my son will be 41 next month,,and when he was about 10 months old i was giving him a bath in a tub with not much water,,the phone ran,we lived in a tiny trailer and i ran to answer and say i was busy ,,this was before cordless phones or cell phones,i was only gone seconds,when i can running back,there he was splashing and smacking at little balls in the water,,i was confused for second and thought i dont remember putting toys in the tub,,it wasnt toys is was little round brown turds floating,,that he was splashing and smacking at,,the horror! i got him out quick ,,had to gather the turds and then clean the tub and regive him another bath,,i was 19 yrs old and had no clue what little kids could get into,,i learned fast

AiringMyLaundry said...

Haha, looks amusing.

Sue Hull said...

LOL!!!!! My daughter needs this book. This sounds to funny! I just read VickiC comment. I was a 20 yr old mom. This is the funniest story I've heard in a long time. LOL!!

An Apel a Day said...

This sounds like a great book for newbie moms. We're past the toddler stage at our house, but I could have used it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Even though we don't have toddlers anymore, I am sure I would find this book highly amusing!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh lord too funny!

Janet W. said...

I will have to buy this book for my daughter (who has two young sons)!