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Winging It by Anna Jefferson
About The Book
Emily is sure she’s getting this baby stuff all wrong. Why does everyone else look like they’re smashing motherhood when she’s barely made it out of her maternity leggings and out of the house?
Her other half tries to say all the right things (can’t he just keep making her toast?). Her mum is brilliant (but on the other side of the country). Her two new mum-friends seem to feel like misfits too – but there’s really just one person she wants to open up to . . . only Emily hasn’t spoken to her for fifteen years.
Lonely but not alone, Emily’s about to discover that when you’re starting a family, what you really need are your friends.
Spoiler alert: If you are pregnant, this is the only book you need to read, not all the other support books or motherhood encyclopedia, with humor and freshness this is the book that will tell you the truth of what happens after birth!
My little one is almost 5 years old, but his first year was not easy for me, I was in a new country, with no friends or family on my side and my mum was at the last stage of cancer. So, I can totally recall how this book explains the blue days that Emily has, not sadness, but sometimes wondering why everyone seems to be doing really well while she is struggling to simply go to the toilet or leaving home.
There are a lot of books to show to mothers all stages of the pregnancy or how the baby has to improve during the first year, but it never tells the “exceptions”. My little one didn’t sleep the full night till he was 2 and because we decided to give him water at night instead of milk, he still doesn’t want to eat any type of fruit but he is reading already.
That’s why I can’t stop thinking about this book, I don’t know if would had made the days easier when my little one was younger, but I think it would have made me less alone, because the stories that Emily will tell you are not fiction, they are the truth fears and thoughts that any mother is having and don’t know who to ask or to talk.
This is a non-fiction book told like a story, Emily is us, all the mothers that suffer during the first year of our babies, telling her story and making us remember that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.
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About The Author
Anna Jefferson is a fiction writer and playwright. She has written for stage and screen since 2005 and has toured her work through the UK. Born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, her work draws on her abiding love of northern England.
You Can Take Her Home Now is her first novel and is inspired by her blog of the same name.
Anna lives in Brighton with her husband and two children.