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102
Things
102 Things to Do Before You Are Due

Dawn Dais, author of the series The Sh!t No One Tells You, has compiled 102 tips and to‑dos that will get you up to speed for the biggest changes of your life—from the practical (prepare freezer meals), to the serious (check your blood sugar), to the seemingly‑frivolous‑but‑actually‑really‑important (go out with your husband or girlfriends to that restaurant you love).
 
102 Things to Do Before You Are Due is a practical and entertaining handbook that provides important advice for parents-to-be with eye‑catching illustrations, checklists, actionable charts, and many laugh‑out‑loud tips.
 
There are countless pregnancy books for first-time parents out there, but only 102 Things to Do Before You Are Due perfectly balances solid advice to prepare for a new baby and the right amount of humor to help you enjoy every month of the pregnancy.

 

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Sh!t
Pregnancy
The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy

A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond

The fourth book in Dawn Dais's popular Sh!t No One Tells You series offers "been there, freaked out about that" advice for expectant parents


The fourth title in Dawn Dais's popular parenting series, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest, and most heartfelt, yet. After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow.

Not to worry! Dawn is here, ready to shepherd you through the experience of one human body taking on the task of growing another human body. (Spoiler alert: It ain't always pretty.)

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Overly
Honest
The Overly Honest Baby Book

Uncensored Memories from Baby’s First Year

New babies are beautiful, soft, and peaceful.
They are also exhausting, messy, and loud.


While other baby memory books like to gloss over the less-flattering aspects of new parenthood, The Overly Honest Baby Book offers the perfect keepsake for recording all the memories from your baby’s first year—the good, the bad, and the flat-out frightening.


With interactive checklists and delightful diagrams, The Overly Honest Baby Book will help you to preserve for eternity all the important moments and milestones from the first twelve sleep-deprived months, such as The Ways in Which Your Baby is Not So Adorable, the First Time Your Child Pooped in Its Own Ear, and the Last Time You Showered Two Days in a Row.


They say a parent’s love is unconditional. With The Overly Honest Baby Book, you’ll never forget the ways your baby tested that theory.

 

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Coupons
Coupons for the New Mom

Funny and fun coupons for your partner or BFF

Babies are not allowed to enter this world without presents being showered upon them and/or their mother. It’s a law. People are tired of the boring onesie options and are looking for something unique and meaningful to give all the moms-to-be in their lives.

These coupons are just the gift you've been looking for. They are light, funny and sarcastic in tone, but ultimately these coupons are a really useful gift for a new mom. With coupons such as “1 Free Late Night Freak Out” and “1 Free Shower” the recipient of this gift knows that she has a friend or partner she can count on when things get tough. Can onesies provide that level of reassurance? No, they cannot.

 

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Sh!t: Baby #2

 

The Sh!t No One Tells You
About Baby #2

A Guide to Surviviing Your Growing Family

Double the fun. And poop. And sleep deprivation .

Around the time your first baby turns a year old your brain will turn on you. For some unknown reason, the struggles you dealt with when bringing home your first baby will start to fade away in your memory and will be replaced with images of your growing child who is sleeping well and becoming more independent by the day.

 

And then out of nowhere, your brain, because it has officially lost all regard for your well-being, will start triggering thoughts of a second baby. And for the first time since becoming a parent these thoughts don’t make you break out in hives.

 

Before you know it, you are dressing your first child in “I’m Going to be a Big Sister!” t-shirts and imagining future family dinners with all of your children and grandchildren gathered around eating, drinking and being merry. This will be fantastic! But then that familiar morning sickness kicks in. Your adorable 18 month-old transforms into a two-year-old terror. And those hives start to return.

 

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Sh!t: Toddler

 

The Sh!t No One Tells You
About Toddlers

A Guide to Surviviing the Toddler Years

Real advice, hilarious anecdotes, and encouragement to help parents survive life with toddlers.

They're getting bigger, and you're not getting any more sleep. Second in the Sh!t No One Tells You series, in The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers Dawn Dais tells it like it is - again - offering real advice for parents of growing children. Filled with tips, encouragement, and a strong dose of humor, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers is a survival handbook for parents on the edge.

Coming from one empathetic parent to another, the tips in The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers are real, clever, honest, and designed to make life with a terrible one- or two- or three-year-old a little bit more manageable. Hilarious, helpful and handy, this book will be appreciated by any parent who has asked: "Why didn't anyone warn me that unconditional love would be so much work?"

 

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Sh!t

 

The Sh!t No One Tells You

A Guide to Surviving your Baby's First Year

Pregnancy is a time of showers, special parking spots, and mandatory overeating. Then the actual baby arrives and all those good times come to a screeching halt and are replaced with sleep deprivation and spit up. This is when new mothers realize that their previous nine months full of cheerful well wishes and adorable onsies left them profoundly unprepared for their first year with a real life baby.

In The Sh!t No One Tells You, Dais tells it like it is. Eschewing the adorableness that oozes out of other parenting books, Dais offers real advice from real moms—along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood.

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The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women

Get off your butt and on with your training

Dawn Dais hated running. And it didn't like her much, either. Her fitness routine consisted of avoiding the stairs in her own house, because who really has the energy to climb stairs? It was with this exercise philosophy firmly in place that she set off to complete a marathon.


The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women is a fun training manual for women who don't believe that running is their biological destiny but who dream of crossing the finish line nonetheless. It opens with a realistic training schedule and is chock-full of how-to's, quizzes, and funny observations, which Dais felt were lacking in the guides she had consulted.


The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women also integrates entries from Dias' journal, sharing everything would-be marathoners need to know about the gear, the blisters, the early morning workouts, the late-night carb binges, and — most important of all — the amazing rewards.


Anyone can do a marathon. This book just makes the experience a little more bearable and a lot more fun.

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