I Thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1994 - Humor - 127 pages
"Anyone with children, or even likes being around children, will find something to laugh about in Baby Blues." --Blade Citizen Oceanside, CA

Who can resist adorably wide-eyed Zoe MacPherson? Certainly not her parents, Wanda and Darryl, a mid-thirties career couple who've become mommy and daddy. But, like the millions of parents who flock to this engaging comic strip, the MacPhersons also find parenthood more rewarding--and frustrating--than they'd expected. Each day of this incisive and entertaining comic series, millions empathize with them as they face the joys and demands of parenting.

I thought Labor Ended When the Baby Was Born is aheartwarming collection from Baby Blues creators Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott. Developed in 1990 after Kirkman became a neophyte dad, Baby Blues appeals to anyone who's witnessed the eye-opening experiences only a baby can bring. Moms, for example, relate to Wanda, a former midlevel career woman who now stays home full-time to care for the mostly adorable Zoe. Dads connect with rattled-but-determined Darryl, as he still staggers off to an office each day despite mind-boggling changes life has wrought at home. Together, Mom and Dad juggle and struggle to decipher their new relationship, wondering where romance fits in, whether they're "parentnoid," and how they're affecting their daughter.

Artist Rick Kirkman and writer Jerry Scott know about parenting and provide a hilarious, yet true-to-life, view of this mixed blessing.

 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
14
Section 4
17
Section 5
23
Section 6
30
Section 7
31
Section 8
32
Section 18
68
Section 19
79
Section 20
89
Section 21
90
Section 22
92
Section 23
101
Section 24
102
Section 25
104

Section 9
35
Section 10
38
Section 11
49
Section 12
52
Section 13
55
Section 14
56
Section 15
65
Section 16
66
Section 17
67
Section 26
107
Section 27
108
Section 28
110
Section 29
113
Section 30
114
Section 31
120
Section 32
123
Section 33
124
Copyright

About the author (1994)

Rick Kirkman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jerry Scott of San Luis Obispo, Calif., launched Baby Blues in 1990 and have spent the years since getting the strip "just right." Jerry also writes the award-winning comic strip Zits and has received a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonist Society.

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