Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Mommy Files, Secrets Every New Mom Should Know (Book Review)

And now for my second book to celebrate Mothers Day! As a mom we try our best to find our moms and search out places that can help us one that I found was A great place for parenting, mom and women questions. Together with Jen Klein they present The Mommy Files: Secrets Every New Mom Should Know (that no one else will tell you!).

My second addition for you today is a great book that again brings humor and practical advice every mom should know. One of my favorite parts was the She Knows Secrets. One of my favorites was: For most women, it takes months and months to lose the bay weight. Well I'm going on several months past that but hey I like that I'm not alone :).

One that I know always hits me the hardest is people "advice" She Knows Secret: People's advice is simply that-it's not a judgment on your parenting skills. Now isn't that hit you to the core! Along the way there are even some great quotes from mom's just like us! We're not alone, some how it is just nice to see it in print :). Plus the crayon doodles on the pages and cover age remind me so much of home. And that hand print makes me laugh as I look up from my computer at our French doors leading to the dinning room with a HUGE streak, a nose imprint and oh yes look it's a face looking at me too like a caged animal about to pounce on me ... lol

What Jen Klein says:

And Jen Klein knows motherhood. She’s survived changing a soiled diaper in a truck-stop bathroom while suspending a baby in mid-air. She’s witnessed the judgment of the so-called “Mommy Mafia.” She’s found dried applesauce on her shirt. And in her hair. And the baby’s hair. And the dog’s fur.

Here she reveals secrets she’s learned along the way about mastering the art of motherhood, from how to handle strangers who ask how much weight you’ve gained to (finally!) getting them on the big yellow bus–on time and with clean underwear. Inside Presents: The Mommy Files you’ll find:

  • Your mom didn’t know what she was doing either
  • A pediatrician is your partner, not your adversary
  • Playgroups are for moms more than they are for kids
  • Just because they can talk doesn’t mean they can reason
  • Being a supermom is all about asking for help
Jen Klein is a mother of three kids, the youngest of whom just started kindergarten. After earning a thoroughly useful degree in art history and studio art, she tried a career in banking. Klein has been a contributor to for the past two years and writes a weekly parenting column called “Monday Mom Challenge” in addition to regular articles.
Happy Mothers Day everyone I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!

Pick up a copy of The Mommy Files: Secrets Every New Mom Should Know (that no one else will tell you!) for $12.95 or on sale at Amazon for $9.32 (not on Kindle yet).

I was not paid for this review these are my opinions and experiences, I received a book to read and to tell how I liked it. No monetary or any other form of compensation was given to me. I review products free of charge to give my experience and opinion.


  1. sounds a winner dear, u have a deserved great Mothers day xxx

  2. My baby is 7. I think it's about time to lose that weight.

    Hope you had a great day!

  3. This sounds like one I need. LOL Any help I can get I will take. I hope you had a great Mother's Day!!

  4. nice review. I don't have kids, far from that point as of yet, but I'm so fascinated by mothers and children. these books sound like great little helpers. and I do have a few friends with kids so it's nice to see the book's perspective in regards to them.



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