Bestselling author of the Bad Mother books Suzy K Quinn reveals the truth behind the lies we tell mothers, one sleepless night at a time.
Suzy and Demi were carefree twenty-somethings. They had fun! They didn’t have responsibilities! And then they decided to have a baby. Goodbye lazy weekends, hello sleepless nights, arguments and an addiction to industrial-strength hot chocolate.
In the midst of this major life change, Suzy discovered that most parenting advice should be taken with a pinch of salt—or ten.
#1 Lie—Just go with your mother’s instinct. But what if your instinct is telling you to hide under the stairs?
#10 Lie—Your new baby will tell you what it needs. Not if it can’t talk it won’t.
#23 Lie—You should never bribe your children. You will ALWAYS bribe your children.
Follow Suzy on the ultimate make-over—from nervous-wreck new mother to happy families. In this hilarious and refreshingly honest account for parents who prefer the realistic to the utopian, Suzy debunks the myths and takes us all along for the (bumpy) ride.
Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review . I shared my review for Suzys psychological thriller recently…its amazing, so i was intrigued to read something quite different from her
I devoured this and some parts i could have written myself. This is how parenting really is.
Funny, real,honest and raw this is a excellent book about the rollercoaster that is being a mum .
Truth is none of us know what we are doing , just some adapt a lot quicker
I resonated so much with these words , i always think if i could go back to that 18 year old me feeling numb i would hug her and reassure her.
Its so refreshing to read even now as mum to 17 and 13 year old that others struggle and no one is perfect.
Highly recommend for new mums for reassurance or for ones who have been there for the comedy element.
My favourite lie would be they grow up so fast .. theres a quote which says about days dragging but the years fly. Its so true..i remembed wishing time away with my first then with second it was all slow down. Parenting…the guilt that keeps on guilting!!
Parenting is hard as it is without the added pressure and guilt . So sit back and enjoy this read!
Published 1st August .