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MumLife

What Nobody Ever Tells You About Being a Mum
Narrated by: Louise Pentland
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Summary

MumLife; noun: the inescapable swirling vortex of love, guilt, joy, annoyance, laughter and boredom that makes up the life of a mum.

Louise Pentland has been through a lot. From a traumatic birth with her first daughter, to single motherhood, to finding love again and having a second child, Louise's parenting journey has been full of surprises.

Discussing the realities most working mums face, plus the impact of maternal mental health, Louise is on a mission to make other mums feel less alone and very much heard. She beautifully reveals her own imperfect but perfect route to motherhood, as well as the loss of her mum so early in her life, how it shaped her and the mother she became.

Reflective, uplifting and with her signature hilarious wit, MumLife will share Louise's ups and downs, reflecting on her route to motherhood and what she has learnt along the way. This is the honest truth, from someone who's been there and experienced it all.

For each book sold Bonnier Books UK shall donate 1 percent of net receipts and Louise Pentland shall donate 100 percent of her royalties to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, registered charity number 216401). 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Louise Pentland (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

Critic reviews

"Hilarious, honest, heartwarming, like a hug from a friend, just perfect. I couldn't love this 'mumoir' more." (Mrs Hinch)  

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absolute brilliant.

heart warming but heart breaking at the same time. enjoyed it even more with louise reading it personally.

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Amazing read

Laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book - would definitely recommend to anyone.

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Amazing listen!

Wow Louise! What a listen. You’ve certain had a life to talk about so at. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your audio book. What an emotional listen. There were tears, more than once. I only discovered Louise this summer when she was promoting this book on TV and liked her instantly. This is a great story of MumLife with some harrowing, scary, sad and happy moments! Some bits relatable and (thankfully) some not. A story of lady who really should be proud of where she finds herself today 💕

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Fantastic from Louise!

I’ve followed Louise for years over on YouTube (way back when to Sprinkle Of Glitter) and haven’t read her other books but thoroughly enjoyed this. Some very hard chapters to get through with some sudden realisations along the way but so beautifully written and spoken! 5 stars all round.

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Loved it!

Loved it, a book that doesn't shy away from all aspects of motherhood. It was brilliant, it made me laugh and cry hearing all about the experiences Louise has been through.

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Whiny and overdramatic

I find her overdramatic and patronising. Real hard single mum life would end her!

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Amazing & brave story to tell

I absolutely loved this. From the disastrous dates as a single Mum, opening up about the 2 very different births of her daughters, talking so lovingly about her Late mother and the abuse suffered as a young girl. Louise has shared so much, I want to applaud her for doing so in the hopes it’ll encourage other sufferers to seek help & support. Full of all the emotions imaginable. Absolutely brilliant!

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Honest, funny, sad, beautiful and inspiring. The most heartfelt account of mummy life; and I’m not even a mummy, yet!

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A Must Read! Funny, sad in bits and overall A+

loved it!!! warm,friendly, lots of lol's and some sniffles great book louise thank you !

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Funny,sad and everything else

This book made me laugh , cry and remember pelvic floor exercises are important.I can definitely say a book has never done all those things for me before. It’s a great read and you don’t need to be a mum to enjoy I’m a 21 year old without any children and I though it was great and that it may help me prepare for one day when I want to have kids like what to expect and to remember I have rights over what happens to my body.