Sunday 9 August 2020

Review: Mumlife by Louise Pentland

MumLifenoun: the inescapable swirling vortex of love, guilt, joy, annoyance, laughter and boredom that makes up the life of a mum.

Louise Pentland has been through a lot. From a traumatic birth with her first daughter, to single motherhood, to finding love again and having a second child, Louise's parenting journey has been full of surprises.

Discussing the realities most working mums face, plus the impact of maternal mental health, Louise is on a mission to make other mums feel less alone, and very much heard. She beautifully reveals her own imperfect but perfect route to motherhood, as well as the loss of her mum so early in her life, how it shaped her and the mother she became.

Reflective, uplifting and with her signature hilarious wit, MumLife will share Louise's ups and downs, reflecting on her route to motherhood and what she has learnt along the way. This is the honest truth, from someone who's been there and experienced it all.

Review: I pre-ordered this book on audiobook so Louise Pentland could read it to me as I went about my day and I honestly think I laughed and cried more because of her tone as she was reading and because I could relate her stories back to seeing her on camera and watching her videos over the years. 

This book is raw and emotion. It is honest and hard to read at times but it is also 100% on brand for this author and really very funny in parts. There was one particular story Louise told about Darcy having a 'tell it like it is' moment that made me spit out the Red Bull I had just taken a sip of. Then the next chapter I cried a bit and that's the emotional roller coaster I went on with this book!

Louise does give some trigger warnings and definitely warns readers before talking about tough subjects. This book does definitely come with care warnings for abuse & trauma in pregnancy and childbirth. I am not a mum and I don't have a #mumlife but I still got so much from this book. I don't think you have to be a subscriber to her channel to appreciate her writing either. There is just something in here for everyone. 

To order your copy now, just click the link: UK or US

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