Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?

Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?

A Mother's Guide to Sanity in Stilettos

eBook - 2010
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Laura Bennett is not a soccer mom or a PTA mom or a helicopter mom--and she's certainly not mother of the year. Another breed of mother entirely, Laura is surely more Auntie Mame than June Cleaver. As a busy mother of six, Laura is on an impossible mission: raising a brood of fast-moving, messy, wild sons in the jungles of Manhattan. So what other choice does she have than to sit back, grab a martini, and let the boys be, er, boys?

In Didn't I Feed You Yesterday?, Laura gives her irreverent take on modern motherhood and proves that a strong sense of humor and an even stronger sense of self are the mother's milk of sanity. In a series of refreshingly candid and hilarious anecdotes, she unapologetically breaks every rule in the Brady Bunch playbook: She gives her kids junk food, plays favorites, and openly admits to having "a genetic predisposition to laissez-faire parenting." Children, she observes, don't need constant supervision from neurotic, perfectionist parents. Allow kids to make mistakes and entertain themselves and they'll turn out just fine--even if you do sometimes forget to pick them up from school.

Beyond the mayhem of a life among males, Laura celebrates the glories of womanhood with a generous helping of wit and style. She gives thanks to the fashion gods for the essentials--red lipstick, Manolo Blahniks, and Lycra shapewear--but reminds us that true style comes from an inner compass that points directly at oneself. In every aspect of life, Laura gives one simple, powerful piece of advice: "Dress like you want it or stay home."

Brutally honest, outrageous, and sure to raise a few eyebrows, Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? is a riotously funny read--and it'll go fabulously well with your new handbag.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780345519375


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Dec 05, 2015

Cute, quick read. A little repetitive.

NatalieArneson Apr 29, 2014

This is a fun book. I don't agree with everything in her laissez-faire parenting style, but everyone has their own style, and she seems to have a well adjusted, happy family. She gave me a lot of great laughs!

May 04, 2010

I soo totally agree with you, kelliet!! Let a kid be a kid. That's how I have raised mine, and they turned out just fine. I am definitely not a "perfect parent."

May 03, 2010

I found Bennett's outlook on raising kids a lot like mine. Just let them be kids, dirts, scrapes, junk food and all. That's how a lot of the people my age and a little bit younger were raised and I think the children of today are worse off because of all the "perfect parenting" books out there. You don't need a book to parent. Kids don't come with a manual, the only requirement is that the parents are mature enough to take on the responsibility.

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