Stuff Every Mom Should Know

About the Book

This pocket-sized parenting guide for moms and moms-to-be is perfect for a baby shower or Mother’s Day gift.

This little handbook is filled with all the secrets and strategies a smart mother needs to know. Featuring tips for mastering quick and easy meals, suggestions for baby-proofing like an expert, advice on stocking your medicine cabinet, tricks to making a long wait fun, and much, much more, such as:

•  How to Swaddle a Baby
•  Fifteen Birthday-Party Survival Tips
•  The Truth about Potty Training
•  The Miracle of White Noise
•  Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice


“Quick and useful tips all in one compact book to make you laugh and prepared for motherhood!  From how to sing a lullaby to building a kick-ass fort, this book is charming and a must-have for mommies!”—The Go To Mom (

About the Author

Heather Gibbs Flett & Whitney Moss

The Rookie Moms, Heather Flett (right) and Whitney Moss (left), are dedicated to inspiring moms to have more fun with parenting. Upon discovering that babies don't suggest, "Hey mom, let's go out and get you some new jeans and a latte", they decided to take matters into their own hands. They have been posting daily for six years and also publish a local site for parents in the Bay Area ( Heather and Whitney recommend outings, share experiences, provide tips, and encourage moms to try new things — with their babies in tow. They are the coauthors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 actvities to do with (and without!) your baby (Quirk 2008) and Stuff Every Mom Should Know (Quirk, 2012). They both live in Berkeley, Calif., and between them have five children. They have been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Parents magazine, and Parade, and have acted as spokespeople for Huggies, LEGO, and Healthy Child Healthy World. They are also regular contributors to's Momformation blog.

Product Details

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781594745522
  • e-Book ISBN: 978-1-59474-558-4
  • Dimensions: 3½ x 5¾
  • Page Count: 144
  • Release Date: March 27, 2012