A Book Review of Mom’s Survival Guide: Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity

I received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While I consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, my review is my honest opinion and thoughts of the product.


I had the opportunity to review Redbook’s Mom’s Survival Guide: Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity. It was different than I expected. Not that I can put my expectations into words or anything, it just wasn’t what I expected that’s all.

Redbook’s Survival Guide is designed in such a way that you can quickly reference a problem or question by flipping through the red tabbed pages to find what they say about a particular issue or problem. Say for instance your child is experiencing headaches, you could then flip the pages to health and find headaches listed.

To be really honest, I did not think that this book was helpful to me. It is not a survival guide, it is more of a reference book for mom’s with older children. However I did learn a couple of new things. The first, I always thought the hottest summer hours were between 10:00am-2:00pm, but this book extends the hours to 4:00pm. Then I learned that many children experience headaches. I didn’t know that, nor did my doctor’s office tell me this when we questioned them about the headaches our children have experienced, which disappointed me. I also learned a few more reasons that our children could be experiencing headaches and will now watch for those things.

Overall, most of the things covered in this book are covered in other covered in most other parenting books I’ve read or it is common sense. It is more for first time parents. It would not be helpful for veteran parents.

Redbook’s Mom’s Survival Guide retails for $16.95 and may be purchased at any major bookstore.

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