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Tales of Heartache, Hope and Humour for Every Kind of Family.

Hundreds of thousands of fans flock to the PTWM blog and Facebook page purely because Rachaele is genuine and incredibly honest and has created a supportive online community where parents (and nonparents) can go for respite. Her message is clear: not everyone is a perfect mum with a nice house, a steady marriage and 2.5 children. We lead messy, complicated lives. For Rachaele, blogging is about shining a light on very real ups and downs (from having fun with your beautiful kids and watching them grow to meltdowns, domestic violence, bullying and more). 

This audiobook will tackle these issues head on (with plenty of swearing along the way) and show Part-Time Working Mummy's life in all its brilliantly chaotic glory, with epic mess-ups, achievements and everything in between. Framed by Rachaele's own experiences and packed with lessons learned from experience, it's about the best, the worst and the okay times in a 'normal' family.

©2018 Rachaele Hambleton (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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amazing ,enjoyable and so relatable xx listened to the whole book within 24hrs a must read/listen

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wonderful

loved listening to Rachael's story. I was so sad when it finished, i wished that it could have gone on for longer

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Rachaele you are an absolute legend.

I listened to this book in a day because it was such a brilliantly written book - Following the life of a child left in the most heartbreaking way to an Adult Parenting 6 children the best she can.
It’s a story full of heartache, dreams and reality and I can’t recommend it enough. Your children are so lucky to have you as their Mum - I’m so glad you finally got your happy ever after- 😘😘😘

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A true inspiration

After following Part Time Working Mummy for a while on various social media platforms, I thought it was time I found out the history behind it all. I have always enjoyed her posts but after listening to her story I have nothing but pure admiration and love for Rachaele. She is a true inspiration and an amazing woman with so much love and kindness to give. Her story will have you in tears and then lots of laughs out loud moments. I highly recommend this book.

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Get the tissues out as well as feel empowered

So many things written that hit home with myself .beautiful book thanks for sharing your sad but strong story

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loved this book

an amazing book that touched my heart! I would deffinately reccomend this book to friends and family !

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What an amazing woman

The author is inspirational. Gives woman the hope that a better life is possible. Well done Rachaele.

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Addictive!

This book by Rachaele PTWM is addictive. I listened to it in 2 days.

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great book,very open and honest about your family

loved it, once I started I couldn't stop ; was so nice to hear about the upbringing as I have been following you for years. thank you for writing this. only took me 4 years to buy it. haha!

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Amazing.

Loved it, so relatable to others, just downloaded the 2nd book and can't wait too start on that.

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such a good listen

loved this! I related to so much from my teen years and early 20s. amazing.

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What an absolute MESS of a life

I genuinely enjoyed reading this book, even though it was a heart breaking read at several points, and I became really engrossed in Rachaele’s story written in her own words. Her story feels so real and raw.

Rachaele’s frank depiction of her life from age 5 when her mother inexplicably left to the current day is nothing short of tragic. SO much pain!!

I felt so sad for her, and ALL the children in the story (herself, her siblings, and her children and step-children) who were victims of adults and their selfish and destructive behaviour.

I did try to remain uncritical, and to refrain from judging a woman who had clearly gone through the absolute ringer.

But I couldn’t help but think: what an absolute MESS of a life.

Couldn’t she maybe have taken more responsibility for her decisions and behaviours? It felt almost like wilful self-sabotage at times. Especially as she had innocent and vulnerable children to think of; not just herself.

It feels like we get quite a one-sided view of her situation. Does she just have really bad luck? Is she just a martyr to all life throws at her? She makes it sound like the whole town seemingly turned on her and her policeman boyfriend for no reason. Maybe they saw her as a troubled homewrecker, getting her claws into yet another man? She has four children to three different fathers, and a really unstable track record. I find it hard to believe that the family would just get attacked from all sides for no reason.

She kind of glosses over all the drama which happens around them, such as her partner (now husband) being ARRESTED BY HIS OWN COLLEAGUES - like its normal or something. And the incestuous bedswapping going on among partners and ex-partners sounds like something off a tv show.

She seems to be the common denominator among all this drama. She herself says it’s hard to explain how her life seems to go from one shit storm to another.

I just feel so sorry for her poor children growing up in this quagmire of all the fighting and screaming and instability and all the different partners moving in and out of their parents’ lives.

I do genuinely feel for this poor woman, and I’m glad she seems happy in her life now.

These are just my thoughts and impressions on the story.