Ilana Wiles isn’t a great mother. She’s not a terrible mother. She’s average. From the creator of the hilariously popular blog Mommy Shorts which gave us such viral gems as “baby mugging” and the “chubby cheek off” comes The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting (Abrams Image; September 27, 2016; U.S. $19.95; Hardcover).
From the relatable “9 Examples of Crap Husbands Pull While Their Wives Are in Labor” and quickly moving to “The 10 Phases of Taking a Shower with a Newborn in the House” Wiles walks us through many challenging baby-to-toddler rites of passage. Using her signature infographics and photographs, highlights include: “My Two-Year-Old’s Rules For Eating a Banana” and the question we never want to discover the answer to: “What Happens When Your Kids Are Too Quiet.”
The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting will have you nodding in agreement and mouthing “so right!” Wiles pays homage to the every-parent, and suggests that because we can laugh at the craziness of it all—we are indeed having the best child-rearing experience.
Beth Gebhard, Choice Media & Communications