The Diaper Diaries

The Real Poop on a New Mom's First Year


By Cynthia L. Copeland

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Blankies, the Play Group Scoop, and the Top 5 Sexcuses.

Hilarious, wise, and full of empathy, The Diaper Diaries helps new mothers maintain the one thing they can't survive without-a sense of humor. Cynthia Copeland, a mother of three, knows the real poop—figuratively and literally—on being a new mother, and she has the wit, skill, and generosity to share it.

Illustrated throughout with the author's wonderful cartoons, The Diaper Diaries chronicles the first year of motherhood, from the hospital stay (nominees for the world's worst labor coach anyone?) to baby's first birthday and contemplating the unimaginable—having another. There are lists, quizzes, timelines, charts, and real-life stories. Birth announcement faux pas. Names and nicknames and what they really mean. Pacifier tales. A guide to Nana-speak. How a 4-mile car trip can take 2 hours. Why it's impossible to get to work without finding spit-up or rice cereal somewhere on your clothing. Ten reasons to be happy you're up at 3:15 a.m.

And, with Mr. Phrenology-like illustrations, a section on the new mother's brain before and after baby, featuring: The Travel Section (Then: How to flirt your way into first class. Now: How to sweet talk your jogging stroller onto the plane), And The Sex Section (Then: Exact location of G-spot. Now: ________).


On Sale
Apr 7, 2003
Page Count
256 pages

Cynthia L. Copeland

Cynthia L. Copeland

About the Author

CYNTHIA L. COPELANDis the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty-five books for adults and children, including her graphic memoir Cub. In the early 1970s, she and her family cheered on the UOP Shadow racing team at local tracks, giving her a lifelong love of cars and racing. She lives in New Hampshire with her family. You can find her online at

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