Sunday, 13 March 2016

The Unmumsy Mum

The Unmumsy Mum by The Unmumsy Mum
Published by Bantam Press
11th February 2016
Hardback Edition


The Unmumsy Mum writes candidly about motherhood like it really is: the messy, maddening, hilarious reality, how there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and how it is sometimes absolutely fine to not know what you are doing. The lessons she's learnt while grappling with two small boys – from birth to teething, 3am night feeds to toddler tantrums, soft play to toilet training – will have you roaring with laughter and taking great comfort in the fact that it's definitely not just you...

If you aren’t a parent then you may just about be forgiven for not knowing who ‘the unmumsy mum’ is, but if you are blessed to have children, then you almost certainly do.  Our author is a 30-something parent of two small boys, who blogs about her daily life and of the trials and tribulations, as well as the odd highlight, of being a parent.
The revelation here is that this is a ‘warts and all’ blog, and the book is exactly the same.  There are no frills here, no filters showing only the best bits of life with little people.  This books delves into the real-life nitty gritty of parenting, and if you are not on this particular journey yet, this book should not be read by the faint-hearted.
Whilst my two girlies are no longer in nappies, I still enjoyed reading this immensely.  It is totally laugh out loud and you can certainly relate so some, if not all, of the dramas written between these pages.  In fact it is this feeling of parenthood that has made the unmumsy mum blog so successful, as parents around the world are smilling through their tears and toddler’s tantrums, and uniting by saying, ‘that’s my day too’.
If you have ever had to juggle a supermarket trip with a child who won’t get up off the aisle floor, taken hours to go out of the house due to the behaviour of the small people in your life, or ever thought that maybe you’d just like to hand them back for a whole 5 minutes of peace, then grab yourself a copy of this book, reminisce and drink a very large glass bottle of wine whilst congratulating yourself that you are, in fact, doing a grand job.
I know some very new parents who might just want to start reading this now, in preparation!

p.s there is no mention of Ruth in here, bloody Ruth!

Happy Reading

Miss Chapter x

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