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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Why Mummy Drinks (the diary of an exhausted mum) by Gill Sims



Welcome to Mummy’s world....

Daddy likes gadgets, the boy child Peter and the girl child Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving mummy to drink, and Mummy just needs a break ......

It’s Mummys 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future full of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be ‘tiddly’ after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and ‘achievements’. Instead she clutches a large glass of wine , muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an ideas she’s had.....


I bloody loved this book, it is written in the style of a diary with a light hearted and hilarious take on modern family life. This is a book for all mums out there that feel undervalued, over worked and have a special loathing for the playground mums clique.

The characters are well rounded, believable and likeable. The book is brutally honest and true to life. I am positive that any parent will recognise themselves or their children in this book.


Written by @sugarmousemama

Available to buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Mummy-Drinks-Gill-Sims/dp/0008237492
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