Release date - 2nd May 2017
Book length - 336 pages
Publisher - www.harlequin.com/shop/index.html
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - Confessions of a Domestic Failure: A Humorous Book about a Not So Perfect Mom
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere
There are good moms and bad moms—and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.
When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?
With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.
Well, where do I start with this unbelievably entertaining, hilariously funny and realistic novel, other than to state that I loved it!
Meet Ashley, married to the love of her life David and a first-time mum to Aubrey, her adorable eight-month-old girl. Ashley envisaged what being a stay-at-home mom would look like - her daughter sleeping through the night, regaining her pre-baby body while becoming a Pinterest perfect mother who grows her own produce, makes clothes for her precious child from organic materials, while becoming a pillar of her new mommy tribe community, and keeping her house looking like a castle at the same time. So when reality rudely intrudes on her fantasy of being the perfect mother, Ashley finds herself lonely and anchorless in this new world of parenthood - nobody told her about the exhaustion, the mountains of laundry and everyday tasks that become insurmountable, the fact that you wear the same pair of leggings for a week, or the need for adult conversation. So when mommy blogger extraordinaire, Emily, runs a competition to turn you into the mother you were born to be, Ashley jumps at the chance to take part and throws herself into the competition with hilarious, and often disastrous consequences around every turn.
CONFESSIONS OF A DOMESTIC FAILURE by Bunmi Laditan is a must-read for every parent, or soon to be parent out there, and I devoured this fantastic novel from beginning to end in no time at all. In today's social media world where it seems that everybody else has their sh*t together and are more than willing to comment on other's decisions, this novel is the smackdown of reality that is more than needed. Ashley can be annoying at times, but as we travel through her journey of parenthood, there really is something for everyone in her character - the overwhelming love she feels for her little girl, the need to be the best mom that she can be, the desperation that she is making a mess of it, the yearning for adult communication, the mommy guilt, and more. And it is all topped up with Bunmi Laditan's flare and sass, that will make you laugh and well up at the same time. CONFESSIONS OF A DOMESTIC FAILURE by Bunmi Laditan is the ultimate story of motherhood and love, and I cannot recommend it highly enough!!!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Bunmi Laditan is a contributor to Parenting.com, Mothering.com, iVillage.com, and The Huffington Post. She lives with her family outside of Montreal. The Honest Toddler is based on her youngest child. Not potty trained, not trying, HT enjoys attention, cake, television, running & games. For more information:
Website - www.bunmiladitan.com
Twitter - twitter.com/HonestToddler
Facebook - www.facebook.com/BunmiKLaditan/
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