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Happy Mum, Happy Baby

My Adventures into Motherhood
Narrated by: Giovanna Fletcher
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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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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Not for me.

I wanted to like this, as there aren't many modern British mum's memoirs out there, but I'm afraid I couldn't get on with this... I found it hard to relate to the author and her yummy mummy lifestyle.

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Keeps it real

I have loved this book. Giovanna really captured what it is like to be a mum and keeps it real. I loved the humour that she puts into it and would highly recommend it to mums to be and mums.

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every mum should read

So relatable. It made me so comforted to know other mums go through the same thing.
Laughed and (almost) cried. I loved it.

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Easy listening

The content of the book is a nice easy read overall. While it's nice to hear the author narrate, she reads at an incredibly fast pace. I always found myself almost saluting her for not tripping over her words!

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Thank you Gi 💕

Loved it!!! A funny and relaxing book to read/listen to at any time of the day.

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Did I write this book?

From very beginning I kept thinking “oh my lord, that’s what happened to me” again and again . She mentions things I’ve never seen discussed anywhere, and it’s so nice to hear someone go through exact same ordeals. Pleasure to listen to !

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Fantastic (non scary)

This was my first audio book and I have not listened to anything else in the car since it downloaded! A heart warming reality check for any parent to be, I feel it has opened me up to what my girlfriend will be going through not just during pregnancy but the forever after! Thanks

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Wow! Amazing!!!

I held of downloading this epic book until my baby boy finally arrived. I do wanted to listen to it. Definitely worth the wait. I was so touched by the parts your wrote for Tom, Buzz and Buddy. Thank you for your amazing book and sharing your honest and funny stories. What awesome parent Buddy and Buzz have.

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Great book with a lovely story

Really enjoyed listening to this great story and the honest reality of raising babies. Would definitely recommend

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Great book!

Loved this book! I dont even have kids yet but it's great to hear about the journey Gi and Tom went through with their kids. It's making me excited to have kids of my own!

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  • Stefanie
  • 20-03-17

Absolutely Amazing

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

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  • bryg.
  • 03-03-17

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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  • Elsie Hornblum
  • 06-08-18

So helpful with my first pregnancy

I am so incredibly grateful I found and listened to this book during my first pregnancy. It is so down to earth and gave me a wonderfully realistic view of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Hands down the best advice I got was the part about Hypnobirthing. Wow, what an amazing decision! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a good look at motherhood with a lot of wit and hilarity along the way.

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  • Nasya
  • 03-05-18

Beautiful

I love everything about this book. How raw and true it is to be a woman. Giovanna talks about her struggles with PCOS and becoming a mother. I smiled and I was brought to tears by her stories. As my husband and I have been coping with our miscarriage, trying to have a baby, and my having PCOS, it was comforting to know other people go through the same thing. I enjoyed hearing her success and about being a mother. It is beautiful.
You do not have to be a mother to read this. I think young women and mothers would get a lot from reading this book. Giovanna's voice is beautiful and it is narrated well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-17

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

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

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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  • Merrilee Hill-Kennedy
  • 13-03-17

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.