Sunday, April 9, 2017

You Know You're A Mom....

Just in time to think about Mother's Day-- even though it's next month. So, reading this is like getting to celebrate a little early.

The book itself was cute but not as funny as I expected it to be.

And it's written by... *wait for it*... a dude. What does he know about motherhood? Maybe that explains it all....

When you read it, you will see that there are many different kinds of "You Know You're A Mum when.." moments. These moments are broken up by phases of motherhood which of course are correlated to your child's age.

"You know your'e a pregnant mum when..."
"You know you're the mum of a baby when..."
"You know you're the mum of a toddler when..."
"You know you're the mum of school kids when..."
"You know you're a mum working outside the home when..."
"You know you're the mum of a teen when.."
"You know you're the mum of adults kids when..."

Some of it, I felt was funny but most of it was like, "duh, I know this already!" But some of it is great when you are feeling like you may be the only one that goes through late nights, or spit ups, or the teenager that talks back. When in reality, we aren't the only ones. 

Basically, how you read it is based on the mood you are in.... like a mood ring. Ha ha.

This is a great "light" mother's day gift for a mum but honestly, it's in knowing the person for whom you are giving it to. I personally would definitely appreciate it but not sure how many times I would actually read it. That being said, it is small little sayings so I really very much like that because I can pick up, read something for two seconds and put it down and not get lost in "what did I miss?" when I pick it back up.

Therefore, this is a light entertainment piece. Keep that in mind. 

Book Description:

For every woman who has posted 800 pictures of her baby on Instagram.

One day that little plus sign appears on the stick, and you realize your life is about to change forever—you’re going to be a mom! Whether you’re still in the days of 2am feedings and loads of dirty diapers, or you’ve made it to that bittersweet moment of their college graduation, this book will make you laugh out loud with its insightful and funny observations about motherhood.  From the days when you read every parenting book ever written—while your husband plays golf—to the hours you spent polishing up your adult child’s resume, parenting is a roller coaster. Harry H. Harrison Jr. makes it just a little easier with his trademark humor and truisms as you learn that your job as a mom is the most important one you’ll ever have.

I give this book ☀☀☀ out of 5. Honestly, I would give it 3.5 stars-- I am torn between 3 and 4. Because it's not as good as I was hoping and it's written by a dude, I am giving 3. 

* I received this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review * 

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