chick-lit · Non-Fiction

Tired & Tested: The Wild Ride into Parenthood – Sophie McCartney ★★★★

Blurb; What happens when you realise adult life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?



When you’ve grown up thinking your twenties are all about working hard, playing hard and definitely trying to not get pregnant, life comes at you fast when you go from hump to bump…


Comedian, mum and vlogger, Sophie McCartney, shares her journey through the hurty-thirties – when you thought you’d have a high-flying career, three holidays a year and a designer handbag, but have ended up with two kids, a deep fear of what lies at the bottom of the ball-pit in soft play, and a post-breastfeeding gap in your cleavage the size of a Christmas ham.


With laugh out loud humour and honesty, Sophie shows how whether you’ve had a day full of whining or a night full of wine, there’s joy to be had in the perfectly imperfect lives we lead.

My Review; This was brilliant. I follow this lady on Facebook & Instagram and I didn’t know she was bringing a book out. I actually saw this book in the library while I was going to register my 3rd child so it must have been a sign. It’s a book that any mother/parent/woman can relate to, at least 90% relate to and if you say you can’t relate you’re lying. It was hilarious and laugh out loud funny in parts. This book made me realise while reading it at 3am feeding my own baby that I was seen, heard and not quite so alone. It’s raw, honest and she has not censored any of the journey into parenthood or having older children. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me.

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