Sarah Turner – The Unmumsy Mum

It’s been ages since I read anything, so I really needed to find a light-hearted book to get me back into the swing of things. And this one was perfect (although not as light-hearted as I’d imagined).

I’ve been following Sarah on Instagram for a few years, so I have seen what her posts are like, and her book was kind of an extension of that. Funny most of the time, but interspersed with real honest moments that were heartbreaking at times – she gives a real honest view of pregnancy and parenthood that you’re not going to get from most parenting books.

A lot of my friends are starting to have babies now, and if I was previously feeling broody (I wasn’t), I definitely wouldn’t be anymore – some of the insights she gives into parenthood would be enough to put anyone off going through that. Poo explosions so bad you might as well just bin the babygro? Not exactly a selling point!

But you can also tell throughout the book (and throughout the descriptions of the hard times), that she loves being a mother and she does a great job of selling you on all the great parts too.

It was overall a quick read, but one that I really enjoyed and one I’d recommend to anyone thinking about parenthood or just wanting a good laugh combined with a real emotional read.

My rating: 4/5Average rating: 4.19
336 pages. Published in: 2016
Read in E-bookon 6th-8th May 2019

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