Have you been scrambling around getting a costume together for World Book Day for your children? Don’t worry, many of us have done it. You’ve earned yourself a cuppa and a good book.
For World Book Day, here’s our top 5 light-hearted reads about parenting that you should get your hands on:
1. Nobody Told Me: Poetry and Parenthood by Hollie McNish
One to read when you need a laugh and a bit of reassurance that you’re most definitely not alone during the hardest points of parenting, such as those long night feeds or when your child simply won’t go to sleep when it feels like everyone else’s children do.
This book contains a fabulous collection of poems and honest accounts from Hollie’s own experiences of parenting.
2. Dummy: The Comedy and Chaos of Real-Life Parenting by Matt Coyne
This hilarious book, from the blog creator Man VS Baby, will have you cracking up, with lots of impractical yet remarkably original parenting advice.
Through all the trials and tribulations of parenthood, this book highlights the beauty of it and reminds you to enjoy all of the funny things our kids do before they grow up. Otherwise you’ll tear your hair out.
3. The Unmumsy Mum by Sarah Turner
You’ve probably already heard of this bestselling book. From the creator of the ever so popular The Unmumsy Mum blog, Sarah Turner candidly shares the reality of parenting.
It focuses on how there truly isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to raising children, and that most of us are just trying our best despite not really knowing what we’re doing.
4. S***ty Mom: The Parenting Guide For The Rest of Us by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo
Scrap all the parenting guides out there written by professionals. Four real mum’s who have lived through it all came together to write this hilarious, honest guide.
It shares some scenarios most parents will come across at some point, with realistic advice on how to just about make it through them.
5. Hurrah for Gin: A book for perfectly imperfect by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo
This book is anything but a manual on parenting.
Instead, it shares laugh out loud, honest anecdotes and illustrations which parents will be able to relate to. It’ll make you feel that bit less alone.