The Unmumsy Mum Diary
The Unmumsy Mum Diary is as honest as it is hilarious and a peek into the innermost thoughts of the nation's favourite mum blogger will leave you in no doubt that, on those days when you feel you are not quite cut out for the job, you are most definitely not alone.
In The Unmumsy Mum Diary Sarah shares with us a year in her life as a mum, wife, blogger and bestselling autho...more
The book just felt like one big (long) whinge. I know it's supposed to be a candid look at parenthood and so I absolutely didn't pick this book up expecting sunshine and flowers. For me, however, the writing wasn't particularly clever or funny nor a ...more
I loved this book so much and so glad I picked it up on audiobook book. It’s so real that so many of the things that happen to her you remember happening at least once if you are a mum. The way the author includes her husband is done so well that it’s helpful having the dads perspective on parenthood. This is a very well rounded book, it only looses half a star as there is nothing that jumps out. Every mum would enjoy this book.
However, I felt like it was too controlled and edited. I wanted to feel the extremes of parenting emotions and I don't think that came across in the diary. There were times when things were written or phrased in a certain way and ...more
I read another Unmumsy book last year, and while I’m not the target demographic (not a mum), there were so many parts that were re ...more
So much of Sarah’s life resonated with me as a mum of two boys just like Sarah (well she had two but as you’ll see by her bio she’s got three now!). At points I was sat nodding my head (the kitchen planning), giggling (The Willy Show) and then there was the fallic mushrooms….it’s like she’s read my mind, ...more
Again, I am reading this for entertainment an ...more
When I finally sat down to read the last few months entries, that’s when I started to appreciate the book for what it was. A diary, not a tips and tricks book, or a book with how everyday situations are handled in an honest and funny way like the previous book.
This book has a lot of funny moments and honesty in i ...more
Following Henry's first days at school and Sarah's transition into life ...more
Things I have learned from this book and my own (similar) parenting experience.
1. Kids and public toilets. Unavoidable, but no. Just no.
2. Whenever you plan something nice and try to have a 'family day', it will inevitably go to pot! ...more
As with the first book I laughed until my sides hurt but I also cried too. My 4 boys are all grown up now but makes memories flood back in and even at my age of 52 makes my ovaries plead to be used again but then any mention of being woken in the night reminds me of how hard those early baby days are!!!
Looking forward to her ...more
I haven't yet read Sarah's first book so cannot really compare the two but I decided to buy this one on a whim after following her on Facebook for some time. It's a really easy and funny read, some of the stories have genuinely made me laugh out loud and I'd definitely recommend this to any parent. Ill certainly be buying her first book to give that a try too.
If you would like a quick read about someone else's parenting and life, pick this one up and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
Basically it’s a diary of a year in the life of a working mum to 2 young boys.
Funny, honest, realistic and insightful. Sarah has a brilliant writing style and sense of humour and reading this brought back many happy memories of when my children were small.