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Publisher's Summary

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is officially fed up with the endless mommy fads, trends, studies, findings, and facts about how to raise children. Tiger mom or cool mom? Organic or vegan? "TV is the devil" or "TV is a godsend"? The mother of three young girls, Stefanie has finally decided to hell with Google - she's going to find out how to be a mom all on her own.

In this latest mommy audiobook from the popular blogger, author, and TV personality, Stefanie will share her secrets for achieving a balance in motherhood between being protective and caring and downright bats--t crazy. She'll debunk some of the looniest parenting myths and reinforce others; she'll describe how, through as simple a process as good old trial and error, she's learned to pick and choose what works for her and her family and tune out the rest.

Filled with sage advice, laugh-out-loud stories, and Stefanie's signature wit, Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic is sure to appeal to any and every renegade mom who's forged her own path to childrearing.

©2015 Jitters Productions, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A tongue-in-cheek guide to surviving modern motherhood." ( Kirkus)

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  • Tim
  • San Diego, CA
  • 04-16-15

Your'e A Parent Now...Don't Mess It Up

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is one funny mother...no really she's a mother and she's very funny. I'm not her target demographic ...I'm a guy and my kids are grown and nearly done with college (Yay) but I can remember (parts of) what it was like to raise young kids and her stories ring true. As an LA based quasi celebrity she probably encounters a somewhat nuttier bunch of fellow mothers than most. Statistically it seems unlikely that any one person could come across so many narcissistic self centered half wits as she has...but hey that's LA folks.

Her style is sharp without being cruel and 100% authentic. She also made me actually Laugh Out Loud quite a few times. She performs her own work perfectly...this simply wouldn't be as good if someone else had read it. You can feel the humor and frustration in her voice. My only complaint is that it's a bit short. I don't usually lavish a whole credit on a book that runs a scant 4:44 but it's not a waste. If you are a parent, plan to be a parent...or were ever a child it's a pretty safe bet that you will thoroughly enjoy this book.

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  • Polly
  • Oregon Coast, USA
  • 04-12-15

Way to go Stephanie Wilder Taylor!

I'm not even a parent but I could relate to this book on many levels. Sometimes I hesitate to listen to author narrated books but she really did a wonderful job.

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Great Book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this book. It is really funny and really relatable!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic?

My favorite chapters are the one about Elbe's imaginary friend and the zoo adventure. Stephanie is a great story teller!

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SWT for President!

I love Stefanie Wilder-Taylor and listen to her weekly podcast religiously, so I was super excited for this book to be released and she did not disappoint!! Hilarious and so relatable!! The stories made me laugh out loud and yell "Yes!!!" and "Seriously!!!" especially when she discusses the crazy, fanatical, in-your-face-annoying mom's who shame or judge us "normal" parents who don't have time for that kind of shit!
And, oh man, do I hate the park and agree with Stefanie 100% on all things park related!
This book is not for the overly-sensitive and all-too eager to be judgmental, but for those with a good sense of humor and an ability to be honest about parenthood, you will definitely enjoy this!

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Such a great book!

Loved listening! It made me laugh out loud and helped going to work much easier! Thanks for understanding us moms SWT And for sticking up for us!

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Highly Entertaining!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

As always, Stefanie Wilder Taylor tells stories that are extremely relatable and subtly hilarious. If you are a parent, it is more than a breath of fresh air to have her reassurance that the world won't end if you feed your kids Mac and Cheese weekly and that sometimes wanting to send your kids to a deserted island is nothing to feel guilty about. Even if you aren't a parent, you know the people she writes about and her "adventures" are still funny, regardless.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

When it comes to being a parent, everybody needs to calm the f*** down.

Any additional comments?

Check out her podcast "For Crying Out Loud", and her show "Parental Discretion" on Hulu. She is always hilarious and her material is always fresh. I haven't read her other books, but I'm sure they are amazing also!

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Love you SWT!

What a fantastic and fun book! I don't have kids, but I still found it throughly entertaining. When is your next one coming out? ;)

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Gummi Bears Should not be Organic

I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever had kids. This was a funny book. Stephanie tells it like it is, and I think that a lot, if not most of us have probably thought in our heads what she says out loud! (At least I did) .. She makes us feel normal, like it's ok to hate the thought of getting up every Saturday morning for soccer practice or that our kids may some day want to send their American Girl dolls to the hospital (if you're rich enough to have one) Or the fact that we have to feed our kids, like .....every night.
There will be a percentage of people who won't like this book and those are the parents us "normal" ones stay away from.. Over parenting is just not for me! I did laugh out loud... A lot. Let's face it , kids don't come with instructions and not everything works for every kid, so do what works for you and don't judge !
A light hearted book that I find to be realistic....I LOVE my kids but I don't Have to love Everything I do for them, and my way may not be your way but it works for me so get over it! -review by Viki Colonna, yep I bought this book with my husbands account...It must have been my turn in Candy Land..

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I wish I would have read instead of listened

What did you like best about Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic? What did you like least?

I like how she has a very real outlook on parenting and uses her platform to help spread that awareness to other parents who may feel overwhelmed in the attachment/pinterest parenting world.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I appreciate Stephanie's sense of humor and her writing style but, to be honest, her voice is a little hard to listen to in large doses. Sorry, SWT!

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F-ING WITTY!

I love Stephanie' humor! Keeping parenting real. Favorite part too many, but goody bags, color me mine, when to have that sex talk, I could go on, but BUY THE BOOK, and hear it for yourself! Love you SWT