There are many books on How to be a Mother. But do they ever tell us how it really is? Thankfully, Emily Hourican is about to, via a series of hilarious reminiscences and profound observations.
M is for Maternal, Meticulous, and Making the best of it O is for On the other hand, scrap that, I thought this would be more fun T is for This is not what I expected, Tearing hair out, and Think again H is for Help, I must be doing this wrong, because...E is for Everyone else seems to be better at it than me R is for a Resounding Really? Read on...There are many books on How to be a Mother. But do they ever tell us how it really is? Thankfully, Emily Hourican is about to, via a series of hilarious reminiscences and profound observations. At last, modern mothers everywhere can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Now on baby number 3, Emily has started to wise up to the prettily packaged ideals of perfection that mothers are drip-fed on a daily basis - a rose-tinted concoction of Cath Kidston aprons and freshly baked buns. So get ready to reclaim motherhood in all its messiness. Buy this book and say goodbye to guilt. Perfection is so over (thank God). "A refreshingly honest book which gives an insight into the truth about real motherhood. This book is a must-read for those who want to have a better understanding of the obstacles that mothers face today."
The Irish Independent, Reader's Corner "An honest account of being a mother, and a rejection of the kinds of endless pressures that mother's find themselves subject to these days. A funny, witty and relatable must-read." Mums and Tots magazine "How To Really Be A Mother is hilarious. I identified with a lot. Wish you'd written it 14 years ago! Rachel Allen "This is really excellent ...A splendid book." Oliver James, psychologist and author of They F*** You Up and Affluenza 'This is the kind of parenting guide you want to be reading. Hourican's book is a fairly no holds barred account of what it's like to be a parent. I