The Yummy Mummy’s Survival Guide Paperback – 4 Jun 2007
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From the Author
I wrote this book because, after many years of talking to other Mums, I realised there was a desperate need for motherhood to be portrayed in a more positive, more contemporary, more realistic light. The only books available were so dreary, dull and uninspiring, and seemed to imply that I would love being at home all day covered in baby sick, with saggy boobs and bad hair, and wouldn't miss the Old Me at all - but neither I nor any of my friends felt that way! So I decided to write down all the things I wished I had known, both when I was pregnant and when I first became a mother, to reassure all women who read it that we all find pregnancy and motherhood hard at times, but that becoming a mother doesn't mean you have to look awful and give up the girl you used to be. Of course your life will change (a lot!) but with a little effort you can still look great and have a very fulfilling life. I have tried to be as honest as possible, and to treat my readers as intelligent, modern women. Most importantly, I never say that I am a perfect mother, and here is how to be as perfect as me! I am as flawed as the next exhausted, slightly flabby, frazzled mother, but I know that there are easy ways to make myself look and feel a lot better about myself, in other words a lot Yummier, in order to be the best mother I possibly can for my kids. If I can help even one women to enjoy the experience of motherhood more, then I will be very happy. X Liz. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Forget the Frump. Wave Goodbye to those leggings: there's a new breed of mother on the baby block and, though far from perfect, she likes to at least try a little! Help is at hand with this no-holds-barred guide to surviving the biggest transition of your life. Liz Fraser is a mother of three young children and offers a much-needed, fresh look at what really happens to our minds, relationships and wardrobes whether Primark or Prada - when we take the plunge and fill our homes with Lego and nappies.
Hilarious, honest and poignant, Liz uses her experiences - every disaster and occasional triumph - to help you through pregnancy and the first year with your baby. Along with practical advice and searingly frank diary entries, other Mums from Lizs neighbour to Kate Winslet - also share their experiences and top tips.
This indispensable guide is the stylist, personal trainer, box of anti-depressants, bar of chocolate and best friend which every woman can carry around in her handbag. Because motherhood doesnt stop you wanting to look and feel fabulous - it just becomes a little trickier! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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She also seems overly-obsessed with body image and weight control (we're urged to do sit ups whenever we have a spare ten minutes, what about all the poor c-sections??). The implication being that unless you are a size 10 within four months of giving birth then you are not a yummy mummy. I would have hoped yummy mummy was a state of mind not the size of your bum.
I would not recommend any first time mother to read this. There also seems to be a distinct feeling of if it hasn't happened to Liz and her children then it doesn't exist. A bit more research and less reliance on her own patchy memory would benefit the author. She also comes across as a tad smug and patronising.
I like to browse in SpaceNK and get back into my heels as much as the next woman but to the detriment of my mental health (lack of sleep is a killer!) - no thanks. If anyone wants my copy of this book (I realise that I haven't done a good job of making you want it!), contact me and you can have it!
Tone is not patronising, nor does it assume you know anything about parenting. Includes funny stories from the author and other yummy mummies. Most importantly includes lots of tips to help you survive the first year with new baby. I can't wait to try them out when my baby arrives..... any day now :)
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