Originally Posted by St. Margaret
Subbing! I always avoid parenting and baby fiction because I figure I'll be super-annoyed at the really annoying mainstream stuff (when I'm pregnant I just can't read about abies all alone crying, etc)... but many of these sound very promising! Thanks!
That brings to mind "Babyhood" -- by Paul Reiser I think it is a memoir. He and his wife were told to do the cio. It lasted all of five minutes before they moved the baby to their room and just didn't tell anyone. At least that is how I remember it. Some of the rest was mainstream, but still comical.
I also liked "The Kid Turned Out fine" http://www.amazon.com/Kid-Turned-Out...6728168&sr=1-1
It is a bunch of short writings by moms. Many are mainstream, but not in a bad sense. Most are just funny. Examples: Mom tries to fake a kid out by replacing a goldfish (didn't work), another mom found that she can shop for a long time if she gives her kid a lollipop, and a third resorts to duct tape to keep the diaper on. Stollers, disposables, etc are in the book, but like I said I found it mostly funny. And, if a story is rubbing you the wrong way--skip it. They aren't connected.