Things I Wish I’d Known (Paperback)
Women tell the truth about motherhood
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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY!
Look at the front cover of any parenting book and what do you see? Glowing mothers-to-be, or pristine, beautifully-behaved children.
But the reality is, your pregnancy might be a sweaty, moody rollercoaster, and your children will almost certainly spend the first few years of their lives covered in food, tears and worse. And the experience is no less magical for it.
In this no-holds-barred collection of essays, prominent women authors, journalists and TV personalities explore the truth about becoming mothers. Covering topics from labour to the breastapo, twins to IVF, weaning to post-birth sex, and with writers including Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette and Lucy Porter (and many more), Things I Wish I’d Known is a reassuring, moving and often hilarious collection that will speak to mothers – and mothers-to-be – everywhere.
‘Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always genuine.’
‘From labour and IVF to weaning and post-birth sex, each author is brutally honest about their experiences, ensuring you will laugh and cry along with them.’
‘Like a hilarious series of conversations with your non-judgmental girlfriends’
‘Honest and refreshing, and it made me feel like I’m not alone as I try to navigate life as a new mum’
‘Step away from the airy-fairy earth mother accounts of the miracle of birth and cackle along with these more realistic recollections’
‘A collection of funny, inspirational and brutally honest accounts of becoming a mother’
‘A very funny, yet moving collection that will resonate with all mums’
‘Filled to the brim with the type of parenting advice you wish your friends had actually told you’
‘Witty and honest accounts of motherhood’
‘Whether you want to prepare for future motherhood or reminisce fondly, we know just the book for you’
‘A collection of eye-opening, fiesty and moving accounts of motherhood.’
‘Useful, funny and uplifting, this is the quintessential new mummy gift’.