Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Author: Giovanna Fletcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473651255

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2511


CONTAINS A BRAND NEW CHAPTER Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum Happy Baby is now a Number One podcast. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher. Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

Healthy Mum, Happy Baby

Author: Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0307366006

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 388


The indispensable cookbook designed for the demanding, chaotic and sleep-deprived days of new motherhood. Mothers-to-be read all the manuals and are diligent about eating well and getting enough exercise, fully aware that their health directly affects their baby’s development. But what about after the baby is born? How can an exhausted new mother who is low on energy and time still manage to eat healthily? For new mothers, especially those who are breastfeeding, maternal health is more important than ever, and yet during those first few weeks of hazy, blurry,“What am I doing?” chaos, it can be tough to find the time or inclination to look after oneself. Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit, a new mum roaming the house at 3:00 a.m., desperately trying to find something, ANYTHING, to eat, decided she wanted to make mothers’ lives easier as they learned to cope with their new, harried schedules. Consulting other parents, as well as breastfeeding and nutritional experts, Annemarie began to devise strategies for fast, easy and healthy eating. Healthy Mum, Happy Baby is packed with creative, delicious recipes that don’t require exact measurements and won’t be ruined if they aren’t served immediately (while you deal with the cranky baby), as well as big-batch meals for the freezer, time-saving tips on how to stock your pantry before baby and useful ideas for healthy snacks you can eat one-handed while you nurse. You’ll find the most current breastfeeding guidelines from the Canadian Paediatric Society, up-to-date information on toxins in breast milk, the scoop on omega-3s, and even a few ideas for reclaiming a bit of your life before baby. The perfect shower or baby gift, Healthy Mum, Happy Baby is a practical, invaluable resource for every new mother.

The Mumsition

Author: The Creators of Mush

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034941744X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 1019


'Funny and relatable . . . Buy it as a present for a pregnant friend and she'll probably make you godmother' Pandora Sykes 'Making the transition to motherhood is a seminal moment in the life of a woman and this gutsy, informative - and very funny - guidebook is the ideal 'best friend' to navigate new terrain. I loved it.' Rosie Nixon, Editor-in-Chief, Hello! So, you're a mum. Now what? It's easy to spend so long thinking about the birth (and packing and re-packing that hospital bag) that you forget what happens next: becoming a fully-fledged actual parent. Introducing The Mumsition: basically your smartest, wittiest mum friend. It covers everything you'll go through in that crazy first year in a way that's useful and informative - but also funny, chatty and above all, real. Becoming a mum (i.e. your mumsition) is one of the biggest things that you'll ever go through. That's why the milestones in this book aren't just about your baby smiling or walking or sleeping through the night for the first time, but everything YOU'RE going through too: the first time you manage to leave the house, the first time you get on a bus with your little one and the first time you have sex again. The Mumsition is clued-up without being judgemental or patronising, funny without trying too hard and sympathetic and supportive without being saccharine. From the moment you go on maternity leave until your baby's first birthday, this book has got your back.

Letters on Motherhood

Author: Giovanna Fletcher

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241398606

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 7505


The heartwarming letters from Giovanna to her husband Tom Fletcher, their three sons, and mothers everywhere - from the bestselling author and host of the No. 1 Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast 'Inspiring, beautiful and eye opening. Thank you Giovanna. You've made many mothers feel like they're not alone' 5***** Reader Review 'As heartwarming as it is moving' Hello! NOW WITH FOUR EXCLUSIVE NEW LETTERS _______ With stories parents everywhere can relate to, Giovanna writes beautiful, poignant and deeply heartfelt letters to everyone who has helped her to become the mother she is today. To her young sons: Buzz, Buddy and Max. To Tom, and her mum and dad. But also, to herself, her body, and more. And finally, to all of the mums, dads and mums-to-be out there doing the work too. These letters cover everything from her fears and hopes to the love and uncertainty of being a mother today. Honest, heartwarming and hilarious, Giovanna's relatable musings on motherhood are both a joy and a comfort, paying testament to the power of family. _______ 'Fantastically honest, witty and real . . . I laughed and cried!' 5***** Reader Review 'Giovanna is a real one' Candice Brathwaite, bestselling author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother 'Cried, laughed and could relate to nearly every word' 5***** Reader Review 'Giovanna is a one of a kind sort of person. She's genuine, talented, and well honestly? I just really like her' Rosie Ramsay, bestselling author of Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed.

BabyCalm

Author: Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0749958294

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 8791


Babycalm offers a refreshing alternative to prescriptive, routine-led parenting. If you want to find ways to cope with tiring days and difficult nights without putting your baby on a strict routine, or resorting to sleep training, this gentle guide is for you. Full of advice, support, tips and the experiences of other new parents, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, experienced mum of four, antenatal teacher, doula and author of the bestselling The Gentle Sleep Book, shares her methods which will enable you to enjoy your baby and to trust your own parenting instincts from the start. You will learn how to: Decipher your baby's cues Access a toolbox of calming techniques Understand normal baby sleep patterns Encourage your baby's sleep Trust your maternal instincts This invaluable guide will help you through the challenging early days, helping to ensure happier parents and calmer babies.

Needs Adult Supervision

Author: Emily Writes

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1761048511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

View: 7230


Needs Adult Supervision is Emily Writes' take on growing up and feeling like a real adult. This book looks at the growing pains of kids and their parents and their attempts to navigate a world that's changing by the minute. Emily paints a vivid picture of all the feelings, fortunes and failures that come with trying to parent when you don't always feel up for the task. What it feels like to be learning at the same time your kids are. What happens when we get radically honest about the challenges parents are facing. In Emily's inimitable way it’s incredibly insightful and hilarious, and leads to the odd tear being shed along the way. From trying to convince your child's teachers on Zoom that your house isn't falling apart around you, or staging a funeral for a sea creature, to rescuing a dog that rescues you - Emily's stories will have you reflecting on what it means to grow up. Funny, sad, thoughtful, inspiring and ultimately up-lifting for parents at all stages of life.

Don't Forget to Scream

Author: Marianne Levy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474623689

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8078


Until I had my first child, and this is to my shame, I had little understanding of just how much mothers are hidden, their stories unspoken, even as they cross the street in plain sight. Like grief or falling in love, becoming a mother is an experience both ordinary and transformative. You are prepared for the sleeplessness and wonder, the noise and the chaos, the pram in the hall. But the extent to which this new life can turn your inner world upside-down - nothing prepares you for that. In this frank, funny and fearless memoir, Marianne Levy writes with heart-wrenching honesty about love and loss, rage and pain, fear and joy. She breaks the silence around the emotional turmoil that having a child can unleash and asks why motherhood is at once so venerated and so undervalued. This is the real story of being a parent in the modern world. It is a book that mothers will be glad to have read - and that everyone else should read, too.

Knee Deep in Life

Author: Laura Belbin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473578868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2368


SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'I just howled. Bloomin' love you' Giovanna Fletcher 'You're hilarious. Thank you for making me laugh every day' Mrs Hinch When does Mary Effing Poppins arrive? Laura Belbin survived hitting her thirties (oh, to be wrinkle-free again), anxiety (just), motherhood (two adorable little shits) and the new body that went with it (a left tit that sags slightly more than the right, anyone?). In Knee Deep in Life she gives a fearless and filthy account of her transformation from no-responsibilities woman to being in demand 24/7, the heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, her (definitely-pushed-to-the-limits-but-totally-indestructible) marriage to Steve, the man who helped her to hold it together when post-natal depression kicked in. Full of heart and wit - not to mention swearing that would make a sailor blush - this is the beast of a book Laura intends on riding into the hands of those people who doubt themselves every single day: the ones who have struggled to accept the way they look; the mums-to-be about to find themselves taking their first step towards parenthood; and the women bossing it like badasses every single day but never getting the credit they deserve. You are more than enough.

Breaking Mum and Dad

Author: Anna Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472953347

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 3374


With more than 1 in 10 new parents experiencing post-natal depression and anxiety, and after suffering the traumatic birth of her son, and herself being diagnosed with post-natal anxiety and birth trauma, Anna Williamson uncovers the real thoughts, feelings and behaviours that many of us experience in those first few weeks and months after becoming a parent. From 'I'm struggling to love my baby' to 'I miss my old life' and 'Will I ever feel like “me” again?' to 'I'm anxious about having sex' this book will help new parents cope with the often taboo topics that we ALL encounter. A therapist in your pocket, meaning you don't have to face one of life's most momentous experiences alone, or fear being judged of the weird and often worrying irrational thoughts that plague our frazzled minds. Mental health for new mums (and dads) is a thing - a big thing - and it's time we all stopped suffering in silence. It takes time to adjust to this new identity and role - whether it's making new friends, coping with changing relationships, breast and bottle feeding anxiety, going back to work worries, or the whole shift being a new parent poses mentally. Breaking Mum and Dad is a little pocket guide of empathy, sympathy and above all, hope.

The Little Book of Mum Hacks

Author: Kate Murnane

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841884693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7064


'Perfect for new parents. These hacks are genius!' Louise Pentland, bestselling author of MumLife 'Total genius!' Giovanna Fletcher, bestselling author of Happy Mum, Happy Baby Packed with over 150 life-changing tips, tricks and hacks, this little book will help make your home happier and your life easier. Whether you're a mum-to-be or have children already, this practical guide contains everything you need to know about savvy parenting (and will wish someone had told you sooner!) From tips on cleaning and tidying to cooking and playing, plus with a section dedicated to those first few these months taking care of a newborn, these small everyday changes will help keep you sane and your children happy, calm and healthy. Illustrated with cute line drawings throughout and a beautiful gold foiled hardcover, this is the perfect gift for all mums. *** 'Such a great, helpful gift for new parents' - Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido