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Happy Mum, Happy Baby Audiobook

Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My Adventures into Motherhood

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Publisher's Summary

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 and 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 a happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.

This is not an audiobook 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.

©2017 Giovanna Fletcher (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Ms. Al Gibson uk 31/05/2017
    Ms. Al Gibson uk 31/05/2017 Member Since 2015

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    "amazing"

    I loved it so much!!!! makes you think and greatful for everything I have ♥♥ Thank you for this book xxxx

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    Shona Dunn 22/05/2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    True, honest, funny and heartwarming. Listening to Giovanna read her account of mummyhood has made me laugh out loud and brought a tear to my eye!

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    c johnston 22/05/2017
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    "loved it"

    loved this book so much. as an expectant second time mum was lovely to listen to. well done G x

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    Cupcakekitchen 21/05/2017
    Cupcakekitchen 21/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny, heartfelt, honest and relatable"

    I was initially put off by the title; I thought this would be another one of those books which tell Mothers it's all their fault. One which prescribed recipes for eternally happy babies, who never cry and sleep all night (ha!). I was wrong, it's a lovely, frank, heartfelt account of early Motherhood. I would recommend if for Parents to be and Parents of the under threes.
    It's particularly nice when a title is read by its author and Gi does an excellent job of narration.

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    Lisa 12/05/2017
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    "Lovely read"

    As a new mum this book was fab - hilarious and lovely. Giovanna well done xx

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    Leia 09/05/2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Fantastic true account of parenting and all that comes with it!! Giovanna reading it is perfect- quite literally straight from the horses mouth. A great listen for all of us that need a little I am not alone moment!

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    Amazon Customer 30/04/2017
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    "Honest Motherhood"

    A brilliant, touching honest account of motherhood that has made me laugh and cry. I wish I had read it before I had my two sons.

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    "Heartwarming"

    A beautiful, honest and balanced book about motherhood. Reasuring and moving reading as a mother and I genuinely believe a valuable insight for fathers. Its hard sometimes to explain how it feels to be a mum, how it changes you, how you process it all, this book does it beautifully. I'll be passing it to my husband to read next.

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    mr robert shaw 25/04/2017
    mr robert shaw 25/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the book but a little frantic!"

    I enjoyed the book and writing and could relate to a lot of it but I found the reading just too fast and frantic and almost made me on edge listening to it! Also the constant name dropping was a little much!!

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    Jess 24/04/2017
    Jess 24/04/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Best book about motherhood around"

    I loved this book, listened to it whilst at work and had to stop regular as otherwise I would have cried buckets, not the look I'm going for at work! So much emotion!
    Such truthfulness and honesty in Gi's stories, I just wish I could see the photos alongside. I highly recommend this book, I will certainly be listening again and I never re-read books!

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    05/06/17
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    "Honest"

    Just an honest account of her/their lives. Such a good book for everyone.
    Not just mums

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  • Inés Carrillo
    03/05/17
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    "Incredibly Book!"

    I'm not a mum or plan to be anytime soon and LOVED this.
    This book is wonderfully funny and emotional.

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    25/03/17
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    "Completely relatable!"

    Motherhood is such an isolating feeling sometimes. You wonder if you are the only one experiencing these challenges. Time after time Giovanna spoke of the same thoughts, feelings and experiences I have gone through since becoming a Mom. I feel like a have a new Mom friend after listening to this book!

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    "Absolutely Amazing"

    I could not stop listening. Tears, laughter, and comfort, this book is absolutely amazing.

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    "Amazing!"

    Every young parents or parent to be should read this book. It was well stated full of humor dignity and maturity. I was amazed at how mature and realistic the author was about her life, her mother hood, and her body.

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    03/03/17
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    "Beautiful story from beginning to end!"

    Absolutely wonderful!! What an inspiration to current and future mum's to embrace themselves and their children and all the squishy, messy, hilarious, adorable things that motherhood brings! Thank you Gi!

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