Norine Dworkin-McDaniel reads ‘Baby Registry Essentials’ from the mathematic section of her book Science of Parenthood. She gives sage advice with a snarky twist on the must have items to prepare for your baby’s arrival. Skip the adorable crib bedding with matching lampshades, mobiles and valances and go straight for a panic room equipped with Godiva, Jim Beam and a childproof door lock!
So who’s the wit behind the blog? Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler, two friends who met at another friend’s holiday party in the early 2000’s. Norine was a magazine writer. Jessica was an illustrator and web developer.
First, Jessica had a kid. Then Norine had a kid. Then Norine started writing a series of science-y/parent-y ain’t-that-the-truth-isms. Then Jessica came in and scribbled all over them. And Science of Parenthood was born.
Their latest book, Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations, was published by She Writes Press in November 2015. In it, they use biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics to further lampoon the ridiculous SNAFUs otherwise capable adults find themselves in as a result of having kids. Their book went to #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Parenting Releases. Dr. Oz—yes, that Dr. Oz!—calls it “The perfect field manual for all the parents out there who can do nothing else with their day but laugh.” Find it everywhere books are sold. If you’d like a signed copy, they would be very flattered, and you can get one, here.
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