Jul 13, 2009 10:00 AM
Look: when you become a parent, you pretty much expect your life to not be about you anymore, right? (At least, that’s what our friends who’re parents have intimated.) But when you find yourself knowing more about Junior’s constipation than about, oh, what the weather’s like outside, something’s gotta give. Brett Berk’s new book The Gay Uncle's Guide to Parenting: Candid Counsel from the Depths of the Daycare Trenches, ($12) is designed to help you get your sanity and personality back while still devoting yourself to your kids. It’s got all kinds of great advice on how to avoid tantrums, help your children develop normally and thrive, and most importantly, how to just let go sometimes and get a babysitter so you can have an evening out away from burp rags and Pokemon.