How did we get here?
The first chapter covers (briefly) the various changes (and problems!) new parents face, usually unexpectedly!
It promises to take a balanced viewpoint, which it does throughout
we love our husbands and they love us
This is not a girls’ bitching session
An iron curtain of secrecy hides the reality…This Global Conspiracy of Silence means that most of us are ill-equipped to deal with the sea of change that a baby brings.
This is sooo true, I was nodding as I read it! My advice to new parents is to;
a) Read some mummy bloggers who detail exactly what they do everyday (try blogher).
b) Watch and observe. Do all the mums and dads you see look a little dishevilled? If they don’t, it’s an act
The book also offers lots of advice and suggestions to minimize the ‘shock and awe’ factor.
Don’t worry, all parents go through the same thing. You’re not alone. Let’s set about trying to fix it.