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Meet Karen Alpert aka Baby Sideburns.

Q: What's the title of your new book?

I want my Epidural Back "Adventures in Mediocre parenting"

Q: Describe the book in one sentence.

Like a complete sentence?

I haven't finished one of those since I had kids.

Q: What are the top three reasons you're proud to call yourselfa "mediocre parent"?

1. My kids still love me.

B. I don't feel the need to brag on Facebook.

3. I save over 2000 minutes a year by not showering.

Q: Not counting Hershey's syrup straight from the bottle, what's your favorite mom treat?


Q: How long is too long for food to be on the floor?

5,975,041,287,541,240 seconds

(infinity if it's a Girl Scout cookie)

Q: It's Mother's Day! What gift do you really want from your little a-holes?

My old boobs back

So perky!

Q: What's your best advice for new parents?

Hang in there, it gets better (total lie)

Oh, and ignore the 2-holes-sometimes they are other parents, sometimes they are your kids



After 15 years of working for ad agencies, Karen Alpert started her toughest job ever: being a mom. She chronicles her hilarious adventures as an imperfect parent on the popular blog Baby Sideburns and is the author of the bestseller I Heart My Little A-Holes. In her new book, I Want My Epidural Back (Morrow, $19.99, 320 pages, ISBN 9780062427083), Alpert reassures readers that even mediocre parents can raise totally awesome kids.

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Title Annotation:I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting
Article Type:Interview
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Date:May 1, 2016
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