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    Jenna von Oy

ISBN: 9781605426587

Situation Momedy: A First-Time Mom’s Guide to Laughing Your Way through Pregnancy & Year One

by: Jenna von Oy

2015 Best Book Awards Finalist

Jenna brings readers a lighthearted and comedic look at pregnancy and the first year of motherhood, highlighting major mommy milestones with chapters like “Houston, We Have a Pregnancy,” “This Is Your Brain on Baby,” “Bringing Sexy Back,” and “All’s Fair in Love and Mommy Wars.”

“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to share Situation Momedy with my mommy peers. As the cliché goes, laughter is the best medicine. But that’s not a dosage most doctors can prescribe! I’m not the first woman to have kids, and there will certainly be countless mothers after me, so my book isn’t an attempt to reinvent the wheel or deliver a how-to on all things mommy-related . . . I’m still a work in progress too! I think honesty and vulnerability can go a long way toward helping other moms feel less alone in the chaos of the mommy learning curve. In releasing Situation Momedy, I hope to inspire women to embrace the tough times with extra love and laughter, and to be empowered to trust their own instincts!” —Jenna

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Best known for her roles as Six on Blossom and Stevie on The Parkers, Jenna von Oy is the author of Situation Momedy: A First-Time Mom’s Guide to Laughing Your Way through Pregnancy & Year One and Situation Momedy: A Very Special Episode in Toddlerdom. She blogs for People.com. She’s also a musician and has released two albums. She lives in Nashville with her husband Brad Bratcher, their daughters Gray and Marlowe, and five dogs.
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Overview

While preparing to give birth to her first daughter, actress Jenna von Oy, well-known for her roles as Six on Blossom and Stevie on The Parkers, discovered that the market was filled with clinical guides to pregnancy and beyond. Though they had their merits, she craved a best friend’s guide . . . one that didn’t sugarcoat reality but still offered relatable and heartfelt reassurance. Thus, Situation Momedy: A First-Time Mom’s Guide to Laughing Your Way through Pregnancy & Year One was born.

Jenna brings readers a lighthearted and comedic look at pregnancy and the first year of motherhood, highlighting major mommy milestones with chapters like “Houston, We Have a Pregnancy,” “This Is Your Brain on Baby,” “Bringing Sexy Back,” and “All’s Fair in Love and Mommy Wars.”

Details

ISBN: 9781605426587
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2015
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Celebrity Endorsements:

“If you made sexy-time (or science-time) and are expecting a baby, this book is a hilarious series of stories that tie real-life experiences with pretty awesome advice. And I can say this because I’m gonna be a really good dad one day.” —Kal Penn

“Jenna’s perspective is empowering, enlightening, and downright comforting. And also laugh-out-loud funny, which moms need more of!” —Mayim Bialik

Review Quotes:

"The current crop of books for new moms leans toward heavy humor, with little guidance, but von Oy really does a remarkable job of offering sound parenting suggestions in between the jokes." — Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist

“Blogger and former sitcom star (Blossom) von Oy dishes up a fun, funny, and surprisingly useful book about living through pregnancy and 'the new lifestyle a baby brings.' Von Oy became a first-time mom at 35 and quickly learned that 'none of us is really ready' for motherhood. In her breezy, conversational style, von Oy takes readers through her pregnancy (in which she blew up like a 'puffer fish') and, while keeping readers laughing, provides some great tips, including a list of 'unprompted advice' for husbands. Each chapter begins with an section entitled 'A Scenic View of My Past,' followed by one called 'My Cradle Chronicles.' There’s little von Oy doesn’t cover, from introducing baby to pets (train the dogs, not your kids), to nursing, sex, and finding a good pediatrician. She spends less time on milestones like first walks and words and key issues like food and sleeping but still covers them adequately. The last section addresses harder attitude adjustments like addressing your inner critic, not making motherhood a competitive sport, and making time for 'me-time.' If young mothers pick up the book because they remember von Oy from TV, they’ll keep reading.” —Publishers Weekly

“The book is a must-read for both partners who will have a baby.” —Library Thing