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!Download ♺ Momfidence!: An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting ♗ Lose The Guilt, Love Your InstinctsIf The Latest Breakthrough Child Development Theory, Parenting Technique, Or Child Appropriate Diet Makes You Worry Or Groan Or Just Want To Lie Down For A Nap , It S Time To Make Way For MomfidencePaula Spencer, Parenting Expert And Mother Of Four, Provides Refreshing, Down To Earth Proof That Most Of The Business Of Raising Confident, Healthy Children Involves Nothing Complicated That Trusting Your Instincts, Using Common Sense, And Above All, Hanging On To Your Humor Momfidenceis Using Perfect Only To Describe Such Wonders As A Ripe Peach, A Cloudless Day At The Beach, Or A Husband Who Does Diapers And Dinner It Has No Application Whatsoever In Describing Motherhood Recognizing That There Are Appropriate Times And Places For Lying, Yelling, Threatening, Bribing, And Saying I Told You So Sending Yourself To Time Out Preferably With Chocolate And Or Your Spouse Being Completely Amnesiac About The Day S Exasperating Transgressions When You Peek In Your Children S Bedrooms At Night And Watch Them SleepBased On Her Popular Woman S Day AndParenting Columns, Momfidenceexplains How Obsessing Less And Winging It Can Keep You Sane And Your Kids Healthy And Happy It S A Hilarious Look At Perfect Motherhood That Cuts Parents A Long Overdue Break By Reminding Us That We Re Not The Amateurs Here We Re All Experts, Too From The Trade Paperback Edition Made me laugh till I had to smother the giggles with the random stray stuffed animal lest I wake up my own crew Twist myself into an emotionally empathetic pretzel is going to be my reminder to myself that it s okay to not be the perfect parent that only exists in books and conferences. I loved this book Mom ing is the hardest dang thing I ve ever done, and I ve never felt like I suck at something like I do parenting sometimes Some days are easy, and others are a struggle and the one after that might be too I love that she is showing how she, as a parenting expert still does the things that are so instilled into us NOT to do or you re a horrible mom That sometimes, the battle isn t worth it Then I read fellow reviews from the crazy lady who is a nutritionist who obviously took this book way too seriously An Oreo never hurt anybody insert her rant about diabetes and heart disease here You re right, people need to make good choices and need to moderate the treats but don t shame moms for allowing themselves and their kids to indulge She didn t say she let them have the whole damn bag for breakfast every day At the end of the day, this book was a refreshing reminder to slow down, stop sweating the small stuff and enjoy this precious time with the most perfect little people. I m torn about this woman s advice On the one hand, she s funny and care free about being a mother of four, no less if you can laugh then, you re doing all right which is something I need to work harder on On the other hand, although I can see why she does it, some things I am not ready to laugh at So, if you are a mom who feels like flute practice, no tv and no junk food for example are inviolate rules in your life, you won t think this is so funny However, her basic point is an important one in this culture of fear and anxiety I love my kid and I love being a mom and THIS JOB IS ONLY AS HARD AS I MAKE IT So let s all lighten up Yah As a mother of two, I get that we need to pick our battles, go with our gut, and not stress over the decisions or allowances we or anyone else feel might be parental shortcomings I completely agree with that whole premise of the book.HOWEVERas a nutritionist and children s health advocate, I am shocked by the author s complete lack of knowledge or care toward nutrition and her outright promotion of unhealthy foods It s one thing to not stress over the occasional junk snack, but she displays outright scorn for healthier, whole food, or organic lifestyle choices opting for unhealthy processed meals and snacks simply because they re cheaper and that s what her kids will eat Of course they eat it, that s what they re accustomed to eating The cover alone is cause for concern From a myriad of potential examples illustrating compromise, she chose to tout toxic stuff like Oreos as innocent and harmlessthey never killed anyone To the contrary, evidence abounds that trans fats, processed sugar and refined flour, the sole ingredients in Oreos and the host of other junk foods and processed packaged foods she advocates in her book , is, in fact, contributing to the majority of fatal diseases in our country including cancer, heart disease and diabetes to name a few There is no safe amount of hydrogenated trans fats They stay in the body a long time, mutating cells There is also much evidence that trans fats, sugar and processed wheat gluten, cause behavioral problems, which ironically, the book seems to be attempting to assist parents in handling To advertise on the cover that this kind of toxic non food doesn t really impact a child s health creates misconception and may actually perpetuate the consumption of it Quote Kids are born liking anything sweet They re programmed that way What a crock People like sweet things if they ve been conditioned to like sweet things Another quote It s become trendy to blame our toxic food environment for our veggie rejecting kids, as if there were a golden past when kids said, Please, sir, may I have kale MY kids DO ask for spinach broccoli veggies all the time And yes, there IS such a past, before agriculture produced processed grains, humans ate what humans are SUPPOSED to eat, what we evolved to be nourished and thrive on Does she believe that for millions of years kids said, Mom, can I have some artificially processed fat sugar and flour that will eventually give me morbid diseases our species hasn t yet known It is exactly this kind of ignorance that sets kids up for the host of chronic adult diseases plaguing our country Kids in other countries who aren t fed Oreos, cakes and donuts, DON T prefer sweets Our friends from Yugoslavia have kids who can t stand the sickeningly sweet donuts, cakes, icing and crap that abound everywhere in the States MY kids don t crave junk because they re not fed it regularly Please don t use what you think kids will eat or like as an excuse to feed them poison There are many valid points in her book about minor parental misdemeanors you shouldn t stress over, but for the love of Pete, don t promote that a lifestyle of unhealthy foods doesn t affect children It does, far beyond she obviously has ever researched.Her argument for feeding kids garbage is, How does a boy make it to age eighteen on jam sandwiches or to age ten without a single veggie The latest research is No one knows They just do She is willing to trust biology on this one WHAT Never mind the cancers and heart disease that shows up in his thirties or forties Or if he makes it to his fifties and sixties with all the clogged arteries, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, infertility, arthritis, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance and Alzeimers Why is this non expert writing anything in her books about what we should feed kids In her own words, She doesn t care It never seemed to be worth exploring Then don t write about it It s detrimental to our health. This book is funny in parts The advice I don t believe is meant to be taken literally Her primarily goal is to make you, as a mom, chill the f % out which I have noticed from a few reviews is just impossible for some people to do. As a mother of two, I get that we need to pick our battles, go with our gut, and not stress over the decisions or allowances we or anyone else feel might be parental shortcomings I completely agree with that whole premise of the book.HOWEVERas a nutritionist and children s health advocate, I am shocked by the author s complete lack of knowledge or care toward nutrition and her outright promotion of unhealthy foods It s one thing to not stress over the occasional junk snack, but she displays outright scorn for healthier, whole food, or organic lifestyle choices opting for unhealthy processed meals and snacks simply because they re cheaper and that s what her kids will eat Of course they eat it, that s what they re accustomed to eating The cover alone is cause for concern From a myriad of potential examples illustrating compromise, she chose to tout toxic stuff like Oreos as innocent and harmlessthey never killed anyone To the contrary, evidence abounds that trans fats, processed sugar and refined flour, the sole ingredients in Oreos and the host of other junk foods and processed packaged foods she advocates in her book , is, in fact, contributing to the majority of fatal diseases in our country including cancer, heart disease and diabetes to name a few There is no safe amount of hydrogenated trans fats They stay in the body a long time, mutating cells There is also much evidence that trans fats, sugar and processed wheat gluten, cause behavioral problems, which ironically, the book seems to be attempting to assist parents in handling To advertise on the cover that this kind of toxic non food doesn t really impact a child s health creates misconception and may actually perpetuate the consumption of it Quote Kids are born liking anything sweet They re programmed that way What a crock People like sweet things if they ve been conditioned to like sweet things Another quote It s become trendy to blame our toxic food environment for our veggie rejecting kids, as if there were a golden past when kids said, Please, sir, may I have kale MY kids DO ask for spinach broccoli veggies all the time And yes, there IS such a past, before agriculture produced processed grains, humans ate what humans are SUPPOSED to eat, what we evolved to be nourished and thrive on Does she believe that for millions of years kids said, Mom, can I have some artificially processed fat sugar and flour that will eventually give me morbid diseases our species hasn t yet known It is exactly this kind of ignorance that sets kids up for the host of chronic adult diseases plaguing our country Kids in other countries who aren t fed Oreos, cakes and donuts, DON T prefer sweets Our friends from Yugoslavia have kids who can t stand the sickeningly sweet donuts, cakes, icing and crap that abound everywhere in the States MY kids don t crave junk because they re not fed it regularly Please don t use what you think kids will eat or like as an excuse to feed them poison There are many valid points in her book about minor parental misdemeanors you shouldn t stress over, but for the love of Pete, don t promote that a lifestyle of unhealthy foods doesn t affect children It does, far beyond she obviously has ever researched.Her argument for feeding kids garbage is, How does a boy make it to age eighteen on jam sandwiches or to age ten without a single veggie The latest research is No one knows They just do She is willing to trust biology on this one WHAT Never mind the cancers and heart disease that shows up in his thirties or forties Or if he makes it to his fifties and sixties with all the clogged arteries, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, infertility, arthritis, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance and Alzeimers Why is this non expert writing anything in her books about what we should feed kids In her own words, She doesn t care It never seemed to be worth exploring Then don t write about it It s detrimental to our health. While I do a lot of what the author does, I don t agree with her on some of the topics Food preparation is high priority for me, unlike her But then my kids aren t nearly as picky as hers Reading about her son who won t eat any other meat but chicken nuggets of a particular brand makes me feel better about my daughter s eating quirks like suddenly hating dishes she once loved, wanting to put raisins on all her food, refusing water 99% of the time, and eating two bites then claiming she s full when I rushed fixing her dinner because she said she was hungry In fact it makes me celebrate the fact that she likes okra and curry Anyway, it s a good reminder that moderation and relaxation and just plain enjoying your kids are essential to parents.Actually what I liked best were the trivia Supposedly Mattel once had Barbie dump Ken for an Australian surfer named Blaine And there were Bratz baby dolls in thongs Those things don t make it to my country, I guess Thank goodness She also mentioned some childproofing devices which I d never heard of but sounded completely ridiculous Then there s the truth stranger than fiction anecdote of her kids jumping on a dead whale Which I m sure is something my daughter would do given a chance 2.5 stars I think this book was trying so hard to be funny and relatable that it came off as inauthentic The author contradicted herself within the chapter topics ex one chapter saying she never took baths because she was so busy then later saying she takes baths as a form of self care There were some things she said that made me chuckle, but for the most part I thought she was a little arrogant and annoying I don t think that was her intention, but I think she is probably very socially awkward and just tried too hard and didn t really know how to be relatable I also didn t understand some of her perspectives and the battles she chose to pick as a parent, but to each their own After reading this book, I will never even jokingly call my husband Daddyo because that got SO ANNOYING Overall I think this book could ve used a little organization and editing I didn t learn anything new and it wasn t entertaining enough to keep on my shelves Perhaps its just that my sense of humor doesn t gel well with Ms Spencer s but if you re looking for a funny book on parenting, I d say keep looking. 3.5 stars For a parenting book, this is a great one Written by a mommy magazine regular, Momfidence by mother of four Paula Spencer is a book for those of us who don t or don t WANT to buy the hype that there is a necessarily a RIGHT way to parent every child Her views on issues like picky eaters they won t die or starve and worrying yourself into a year of insomnia won t help anyone , sibling rivalry of course it will happen and you can t avoid it no matter how many books claim you can , children s unavoidable individuality doesn t matter if they all spring from the same gene pool, what works for one will not necessarily work for all , television sure, reasonable rules, but it s part of life and extracurriculars for kids under 10 she signed her kids up for a sports and crafts daycamp they begged to not go the following year because there was no time to play there are a breath of fresh air in a genre of books usually dominated by This is a problem, here s how mom needs to fix it, and if she deviates from this plan, her child will be doomed forever I laughed, nodded, and enjoyed her writing and obvious love for her children Good read.