Being a mom is many things. Some wonderful, some not so wonderful and thousands of crazy moments in between. Canadian author and journalist REBECCA ECKLER captures all these moments and then some in her book about life with a newborn, or “pint sized dictator ” as she so accurately puts it. Rebecca tells it like it is, warts and all. Anyone who has experienced those first few months of no sleep and, at times endless crying (both yours and the baby’s) will enjoy reading Rebecca’s take on how life changes after baby. I must admit I was skeptical after learning soon into the book that they hired a nanny to help out. However, that just made the situations she described so much more interesting and at times down right funny. We all know how difficult it is to connect and make small talk with a stranger. Just imagine that stranger in your home after you gave birth to a baby. Everyday. First thing in the morning. I couldn’t do it. Rebecca also captures a mom’s need to be with her baby and the need to do that even when out on a much needed date with your significant other (Remember? The reason you got into this in the first place). After reading this hilarious and true to life account of new motherhood, I also felt a little less guilty. Someone else puts their stroller into the sun while walking the baby to get them to close their eyes and go to sleep? I feel better knowing I’m not the only one. Thank you Rebecca.
Order a copy of Wiped: Life With A Pint-Sized Dictator here. Wait till your little dictator is napping and curl up with your book and a cup of tea.
Canadian shoppers can check out Chapters for their copy of Rebacca’s tale of motherhood: