Confessions of a First-Time Mum- Poppy Dolan

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Another corker from Canelo Publishing; as the tagline says, this is ‘A heartwarming momcom that’s guaranteed to make you smile.’

Stevie’s life has changed beyond recognition since having her first baby. Stevie loves being a mum, but between the isolation and being vomited on five times a day, she really wishes she had someone to talk to.

With husband Ted working hard to keep the family afloat, Stevie really doesn’t want to burden him with her feelings. Turning to the internet, Stevie starts the anonymous First-Time Mum blog and blasts the rose-tinted glasses of parenthood right off her readers.

In the real world, Stevie meets the formidable Nelle and gorgeous Will, along with their own little treasures, and starts to realise that being a ‘perfect mum’ isn’t everything.
But when the secret blog goes viral, Stevie must make some tough choices about who she wants to be, and whether she’s ready for the world to know the truth…
A perfect laugh-out-loud read for fans of The Unmumsy Mum, Gill Sims and Emma
Robinson.

This was one of those ‘un-put-downable’ reads. You can’t help but instinctively feel for Stevie and the utter panic she feels in her new situation, constantly feeling that she is being judged for being a ‘bad mum’. When her new friends give her an injection of confidence and her blog suddenly goes viral, it’s clear that suddenly her life will never be quite the same again!

With a script many new mums will relate to, but equally appealing to those who don’t fall under that umbrella, author Poppy Dolan writes with wit and humour, whilst also addressing issues that will probably strike a cord with many. Highly recommended!