How to Really Be a Mother

Author:   Emily Hourican
Publisher:   Gill
ISBN:  

9780717158485


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   27 September 2013
Format:   Paperback
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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. It doesn't preach, or try to sell a particular brand of parenting. She's honest about how hard it can all be, and reading it reassures you that you're not doing such a bad job. It's also on the side of trusting your own instincts, rare amongst parenting manuals, and actually probably the best parenting advice you could receive.' Aiden Lawlor, Sunday Independent.

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Author:   Emily Hourican
Publisher:   Gill
Imprint:   Gill Books
Dimensions:   Width: 13.40cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 21.50cm
Weight:   0.361kg
ISBN:  

9780717158485


ISBN 10:   0717158489
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   27 September 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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It's funny and smart, and full of the sort of brutal honesty that will make you feel good about yourself as a mother. In fact, it's the perfect present for any friends who've just had babies; they'll thank you for a gift that is a welcome break from all the po-facedness in any other parenting manual they've received. Sunday Independent At last, modern mothers everywhere can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Bord Gais Energy Book Club Motherhood is a lifetime contract; this book will start you on the road. Sunday Independent Emily Hourican is frighteningly honest about motherhood in her hilarious new book 'How to (Really) Be a Mother'. Hourican approaches the very touchy subject of parenting with a humorous angle and mums will be able to relate to a lot of what is written. Mummy Pages Emily Hourican tells the truth about being a modern mum. Woman's Way How To Really Be A Mother is hilarious. I identified with a lot. Wish you'd written it 14 years ago! -- Rachel Allen


It's funny and smart, and full of the sort of brutal honesty that will make you feel good about yourself as a mother. In fact, it's the perfect present for any friends who've just had babies; they'll thank you for a gift that is a welcome break from all the po-facedness in any other parenting manual they've received. Sunday Independent At last, modern mothers everywhere can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Bord Gais Energy Book Club Motherhood is a lifetime contract; this book will start you on the road. Sunday Independent Emily Hourican is frighteningly honest about motherhood in her hilarious new book 'How to (Really) Be a Mother'. Hourican approaches the very touchy subject of parenting with a humorous angle and mums will be able to relate to a lot of what is written. Mummy Pages Emily Hourican tells the truth about being a modern mum. Woman's Way


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Emily Hourican is a journalist and editor. She writes regularly for the Sunday Independent and Image magazine and contributes to Conde Nast Traveller and Woman & Home in the UK. She was founding editor of The Dubliner magazine. She has three children and lives in Dublin.

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