There are parenting books and then there are parenting bibles...
Like perennial fave"What to Expect When You're Expecting" by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel that dropped off The New York Times paperback best sellers list on Sunday after.....391 weeks - that's a reign of more than 7 years.
Is this and end of an era indicative of a socio-cultural shift?
Jennifer Schuessler over at TBR ponders whether it's a case of fewer pregnancies due to the crummy economy. Could be, time will tell. I suspect the Internet might have caught up with the parenting champ. How many of you turn to cyberspace before the book shelf? Especially those of you born after 1980? Or maybe the exhaustive encyclopedia of all things pregnancy and parenting became too exhausting for our increasing short attention spans. Any other guesses?
And here's something I've always wondered. How many of you actually carried out the step-by-step emergency home birth instructions?