By Anne Taintor
This new number of vintage-with-a-twist paintings by way of Anne Taintor bargains up a clean serving of Anne's signature hilarious remark at the joys, demanding situations, and cocktail hours of motherhood. From the basics (WOW! i am getting to provide delivery and alter diapers!) to placing nutrition at the desk (you see them as pies . . . I see them as cries for help) to facing adolescence questions (because I'm the mummy . . . that's why) and techniques for taking the sting off (now be a pricey and fetch mommy her flask), Taintor expertly captures the humorous, frantic, and sincere ideas that almost all mothers have skilled, with an angle moms far and wide will welcome.
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