Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Consumer Critique: Hot Mom to Be

I recently received a copy of The Hot Mom to Be Handbook: Look and Feel Great from Bump to Baby by Jessica Denay, published by Harper Collins. Although I already have two kids (toddler and infant), I still found some nice little tips in this book - tips that I'm passing on (along with the book) to my pregnant sister-in-law.

I loved the humor throughout the book. There were little blurbs written by people such as Stephanie Blum, comedian and Jack Paper, DJ. The author herself uses a very conversational, familiar tone that makes it easy to read. It's informative without sounding pretentious. My favorite features were the "Bump on a Budget" and "Eco-Minded Mama" sections, where they highlighted budget- and eco-friendly options.

The book isn't ultra-comprehensive - it covers all 9 months, including labor techniques, in just over 300 pages, so you won't want to rely on it as your birth plan guide. However, it's a great look at some of the key things that it's nice to know throughout pregnancy.

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of HarperCollins and received a copy of The Hot Mom to Be Handbook to facilitate my review. Mom Central also sent me a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate."

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