Stop Second-Guessing Yourself — Baby’s First Year

by Jen Singer

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Jen Singer’s “Stop-Guessing Yourself books have a thank-goodness-I’m-not-the-only-one tone while also offering practical advice for whatever parenting challenges may arise.” — Kristina Sauerwein, Baby Center’s Momformation blog
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Stop Second Guessing Yourself — Baby’s First Year

You’re so sleep deprived that you can’t muster up the energy to shave both legs on the same day, and the only grown-up you’ve talked to all day is Oprah. You’re looking forward to taking the baby to the pediatrician, because after all, it’s an outing! And you think colic should be a four-letter word. Don’t worry. Seasoned mom and Internet favorite Jen Singer has been there. She shows moms like you how to find the humor and help they need for surviving the expected and the unexpected during Baby’s first year. Plus, she’s gathered insights, coping tips, and valuable perspective from among the thousands of moms who visit every day. With Stop Second-Guessing Yourself – Baby’s First Year, readers will find new ways to embrace the roller-coaster of new parenthood, and enjoy the laughs along the way.

Includes humorous sidebars, self-quizzes, and real-life anecdotes from moms who have endured the new-baby trenches
Tackles the practical concerns of baby care, the psychological adjustments of new motherhood, and the myths that can get in the way of the new mom’s quest for sanity
Examines the ways moms can tell when they need to reach out for help, whether it’s from a local mommy group or the family doctor.

Filled with helpful, sometimes hilarious, yet always straight-from-the-hip advice, this must-have guide will arm new moms with what they need to know to enjoy Baby’s first year.


“Thank goodness for Jen Singer: She’ll talk you down off the ledge of parenting, then make you laugh and actually enjoy this crazy time.”
– Sarah Smith, Senior Editor, Parenting magazine

“For mothers wondering whether they’re the only ones who find birthday parties a nightmare and getting out the door impossible, Stop Second Guessing Yourself is a lifeline. Jen Singer weaves together pages and pages of practical advice, funny stories and insights. Her mixture of humor, reality and compassion will give all moms a lift.”
– Kate Kelly, Managing Editor, American Baby

“Jen Singer’s books are full of great advice to help moms conquer the toughest job in town: parenting. In fact, she’s been my own potty whisperer! They say it takes a village to raise a child, but Jen has managed to gather all the town’s mothers and pass along great advice for us all.”
– Melissa Joan Hart, actress

“Jen Singer gets it! Finally someone who truly understands what parents are going through. Take a break from the insanity and read Jen’s book. It’s laugh out loud funny and jam packed with parenting tips that really work!”
– Juli Auclair, Host/Parents TV

“Just when you need it most, Jen Singer’s books help remind you that laughter and a sense of humor are essential to parenting.”
– Charlene Prince Birkeland, parenting editor for Yahoo! Shine and founder of

“Smart, down-to-earth, hilarious yet useful for real-life moms riding those everyday waves, Jen Singer’s books are as essential as an extra diaper and that emergency cookie.”
– Pamela Redmond Satran, coauthor of Cool Names for Babies and The Baby Name Bible and founder of

“Everyone needs a mom friend like Jen Singer. She shares the straight scoop on poopies, parties and playdates, infusing motherhood with common sense, sanity and sound advice. We can’t all live next door to Jen (believe me, I wish I could), but you can still get the benefit of her wisdom and wit in her MommaSaid guides to motherhood. Being a mom is challenging enough. Jen makes it easier and more fun.” –Marybeth Hicks Columnist, The Washington Times, Author, “Bringing Up Geeks: How to protect your kid’s childhood in a grow-up-too-fast world”

“In her MommaSaid book series, Jen Singer offers up solid, field-tested parenting advice for weary moms. Her easy wit and humor deliver instant self esteem and validation. She’s the next best thing to having a sister or friend who’s been through the tough early years of motherhood.” – Dr. Joshua Coleman, author of “WHEN PARENTS HURT: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along”; Senior Fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families.

 Jen Singer is the author of Stop Second-Guessing Yourself — Baby’s First Year, Stop Second-Guessing Yourself — The Toddler Years, Stop Second-Guessing Yourself — The Preschool Years, You’re a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren’t So Bad Either) and 14 Hours ‘Til Bedtime: A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Life in 27 Funny Little Stories. For two years, she wrote the Good Grief blog for and has written for or served as a resource for The New York Times, The CBS Evening News, CBS The Early Show, USA Today, Associated Press, Parenting, Family Circle, Real Simple, American Baby, Parents and more. A Pull-Ups® Potty Training Partner, Singer is the creator of, the back fence of the Internet and a Forbes “Best of the Web” community. She has served as a spokesperson for SC Johnson’s Nature’s Source, Coinstar and Hershey/Kraft’s S’mores. She is the creator of “Please Take My Children to Work Day,” a holiday for stay-at-home moms celebrated on the last Monday of each June which was officially proclaimed by governors in at least a dozen states. Visit Jen Singer at

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