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Sh*t on My Hands: A Down and Dirty Companion to Early Parenthood
‘Upside of being a parent: pure love. Downside: sh*t on my hands.’ So says Bunny Banyai, one of the two authors of this pithy commentary on the twists and turns of parenting under-twos. Blunt, humorous and heartfelt in equal measures, Sh*t on My Hands speaks to everyone heading down the baby-raising road. While there are many parenting books and manuals out there, few ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published 2014 by Hardie Grant Publishing
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Okay so I found this in the parenting section of my local library. I read a few funny parenting blogs and I really appreciated the humour of Kaz Cooke when things got pretty sticky in this first year of motherhood. This isn’t a demanding read, which I think is perfect for its target audience. I found most of what they covered was after the horse had bolted for me (with an 11 month old), and there is a mixture of good advice with a lot of “Just messing with you” comments. I just felt it needed to ...more
I bought this on the strength of the authors blog, and as such was hoping for something a little more anecdotal or clever from two clearly bright and witty ladies. Unfortunately this feels like a collection of smug parenting one-liners, provides a few chuckles but ultimately feels like a novelty gag gift book. I also don't love the whole undercurrent of children being a burden - yes, as a new mother I'm stressed, but I'd feel greater consolation hearing about how awesome and hilarious kids are ...more