“Let’s Panic About Babies!” by Alice Bradley & Eden M. Kennedy

(FYI — I have no idea why part of today’s blog is formatting weirdly like it’s linked to something.  Sadly, I don’t have time to look into it anymore today, so…. c’est la vie.  Stupid.)

You know your friends understand you when you get a book like “Let’s Panic About Babies!” at your baby shower. 

I’m sure there are some parents-to-be out in the world who don’t see the humorous side of all the bodily changes, emotional swings, and other craziness that goes along with growing a new life in your abdominal region for forty weeks – but I’m not one of them.

Being pregnant is beautiful and all – but it’s also rather gross, and pretty damn hilarious, too.

Subtitled “How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant Who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain, and Finally Turn You into a Worthwhile Human Being,” “Let’s Panic” is the perfect antidote to all the baby books that tiptoe around the hard stuff in favor of promises of eternal sunshine and happiness.

With amazing illustrations and hysterical lists, this book belongs on the shelf of any mommy or daddy to be with a sense of humor.  It’s pretty much all a joke (everyone knows that eating spicy tuna rolls while pregnant won’t cause excessive sweatiness in baby girls) and it’s all really funny.

Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy are funny ladies who get the funny in all of this – their blog (http://www.lets-panic.com) was the inspiration for the book.

Think of it as “What to Joke about Expecting when you’re Expecting.”

Some of my favorite lists include –

Keeping your Job: How to Hide the Fact that you’ve got baby on the brain.

Lesser Known Birthing Methods – In which getting a tattoo while in labor is an option.

Other Ways to keep from going insane while you wait for baby to come

Come on. It’s a funny book.  Go peruse a copy and see for yourself.

I will say this – Best Baby Shower Gift Ever.

The authors say it themselves – “..We couldn’t be prouder to be providing the world with all the made-up pregnancy and parenting advice that it so desperately needs. You’re welcome.”


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Books. Adventures. Chicago. Married. Mommy. Cat.

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