Item description for O for a Thousand Nights to Sleep: An Eye-Opening Guide to the Wonder-Filled Months of Baby's First Year by Lorilee Craker...
Overview Designed to fuel the new mommy's body, mind, and spirit, this indispensable, eye-opening guide to baby's first year provides can't-miss help from veteran moms. A new mother will have a few good laughs and get the scoop on her life as a walking zombie, how to get more sleep, breast-feeding 101 (and no-guilt bottle-feeding), and much more.
Publishers Description How to Change the World (or at Least a Diaper) On Two Hours of Sleep. As the mom of a newborn, you'll probably spend many wakeful moments wondering how your bundle of joy managed to set you onto the steepest learning curve of your life. Just like other really steep curves (think roller coasters), mommyhood can throw you for a big loop. But if you can keep your perspective-and your sense of humor-neither post-baby flab, nor interfering advisors, nor neon orange sweet-potato stains will be able to dash your gauzy visions of Baby's first year. Designed to fuel the new mommy's body, mind, and spirit, this indispensable month-by-month guidebook provides can't-miss help from veteran moms. In the occasional lucid moments your sleep-starved brain allows, you'll have a few good laughs and get the eye-opening scoop on: - Your life as a walking zombie - How to get more sleep (it can be done ) - Breast-feeding 101 (and no-guilt bottle-feeding) - Revving up your stalled love life - Battling your post-partum bulge - and much more Whether you are a first-time mom or a "mom again," "O For a Thousand Nights to Sleep "will cheer you on and help you enjoy this wondrous, wacky year of your life: Baby's first
Citations And Professional Reviews O for a Thousand Nights to Sleep: An Eye-Opening Guide to the Wonder-Filled Months of Baby's First Year by Lorilee Craker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 09/01/2003 page 30
Publishers Weekly - 04/15/2003
Library Journal - 04/15/2003
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Lorilee Craker is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times best seller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears. When not shuttling her three children to hockey, gymnastics, and everywhere in between, Lorilee moonlights as an entertainment and features writer for the Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has written for magazines such as Parents and Parent and Child.
Lorilee Craker currently resides in Grand Rapids, in the state of Michigan.
Reviews - What do customers think about O for a Thousand Nights to Sleep: An Eye-Opening Guide to the Wonder-Filled Months of Baby's First Year?
good read Aug 19, 2008
The author is really down-to-earth and humorous. I think any mom would enjoy this book.
Sensible and Fun Dec 27, 2004
I bought this book after the birth of my 2nd child...who was much more difficult than my 1st. I found this book to be fun, funny, and the most balanced approach to finding what's right for you and your spouse that I've read...and I'm a reader! Most books regarding childbirth and childrearing seem to feel the need to instill a lot of guilt if you don't follow what they recommend as THE way to do things. Lorilee Craker discussed different methods/schools of thought, as well as testimonials from women who had used the various approaches and why. No campaigning for one particular method, just an honest look at the options. Her treatment of the topics of body image and post-partum depression were the most sensitive and hopeful I've read. I buy this book for every new mother I know!
A helpful bit of comic relief for sleep deprived new parents Jun 7, 2004
As a first time parent, I have been a little overwhelmed with all that is involved in having a baby. Reading Craker's book has been such a relief!
The book has a chapter for each of the first 12 months of baby's life. Each chapter begins with a letter that a mother has written to her child - they are heart-warming and moving. Then the chapter focuses on a few of the issues that occur/are appropriate for the respective months. Craker's wonderful sense of humor comes through on each and every page. She discusses everything from feeding baby, sleep (or lack there of!), to discipline. This is not a "how-to" book, rather it is more of a "from-one-mom-to-another" book. Rather than reading one chapter at a time, I read the book straight through. I laughed and cried, and then laughed some more. I highly recommed this book for new parents, it would also make a great gift!