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For Mother's Day, books for moms and others who just say no


Maybe not, Mom

Three new books address questions like how to raise kids — or whether to have them at all.

The Diaper-Free Baby (William Morrow) by Christine Gross-Loh explains the latest all-too-natural parenting phenomenon: teaching babies less than a year old to go on command, so they can go without diapers. Keep a mop handy.

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids (Simon & Schuster) by Jen Kirkman is a standup comedian's hilarious explanation for why, gee, thanks for asking, but she isn't going to change her mind about not having children.

Tiger Babies Strike Back: How I Was Raised by a Tiger Mom But Could Not Be Turned to the Dark Side (William Morrow) by Kim Wong Keltner is a no-holds-barred memoir about the flip side of the Tiger Mother tough love method, from one of its survivors.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

For Mother's Day, books for moms and others who just say no 05/11/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:27pm]
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