Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood

by Catherine Belknap, Natalie Telfer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525574910
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 9,442
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CATHERINE BELKNAP and NATALIE TELFER have been friends since they were teens but grew closer with motherhood when they chose to confide in each other about the more taboo topics of parenting. It wasn’t long after that when they decided to bring the conversation online in hopes of helping other moms feel less isolated. Their rapidly exploding community of like-minded moms tune in every day to watch them rewrite the paradigm of “the perfect mom.” Cat & Nat share everything moms think, but are too afraid to talk about. Find them online at or on all social channels @catandnat

Table of Contents

1 Welcome to the Shitshow 11

2 Bad News, Ladies: The End of the Delivery Is Just the Beginning 18

3 Macaulay Culkin Ruined My Life 27

4 You Never Pack the Stuff You'll Really Need at the Hospital 35

5 I Tried to Be a Cool Mom and I Almost Pooped Myself 41

6 Um, There Are Going to Be Some Awkward Cooch Moments 46

7 "Hey, in case you're not gay …" or, How I Met My Husband 53

8 Listen, You May Not Want to Have Sex Again Right Away … or, Like, Ever 61

9 You Are Not the Only One Who Feels This Way 74

10 Babies and Bosses: They Can Be the Same Kind of Annoying 77

11 Instagram Is Bullshit 80

12 My Husband Attacked Germs Like He Was Some Sort of Hygiene Ninja 87

13 All Those Hideous Clothes Aside, the Moms of the 1970s Had It Made! 92

14 Dads Are Pretty Clueless, So Let's Try to Help Them Help Us 96

15 My Name Is Natalie and I Am an Addict (My Drug Is Amazon Prime) 101

16 Leaving Your Kids Is Hard … and Great … and Difficult … and Amazing … and Impossible … but Did We Mention Great? 106

17 As If We Don't Have Enough to Do, There's Somehow More to Do 112

18 This Is How to Stop Givng a Shit Literally 117

19 Toddlers Are Basically Just Small Drunk People 120

20 Let's Get the Heck Off the Hamster Wheel of Guilty Feelings 123

21 Tantrums Can Break Your Heart, but Don't Let Them Break Your Spirit 129

22 They Never Warn You About the Stupid Friggin' Bees! 135

23 Let's Raise Our Kids to Be Honest … by Lying to Them! 143

24 Your Kids Will Be Who They Are, Not Who You May Expect Them to Be 148

25 Welcome to Our Adventures in Bad Mom-ing 154

26 Up Yours, Honey Nut Cheerios Bee 159

27 It Can Be Damn Hard to Keep Calm and Carry On 164

28 There's No Right Way to Be a Mom-There's Only Your Way 170

29 Every Stage of a Child's Life Is Different and Also a Pain in the Butt 176

30 So, Yeah, I Was Raised in a Shack with an Outhouse for Real 183

31 Don't You Dare Deny the World Your Mom Bod! 188

32 You Will Want Things for Your Children-This Is What We Want for Ours 194

33 Let Me Tell You About the Magical Day When I Got Four Whole Minutes to Myself 198

34 Having a Bad Day Doesn't Mean You're a Bad Mom 207

35 You Are Mom Enough 214

Acknowledgments 223

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Cat and Nat's Mom Truths: Embarrassing Stories and Brutally Honest Advice on the Extremely Real Struggle of Motherhood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 28 days ago
Every sentence of every page was so readable, so relatable and so real. I can’t thank Cat and Nat enough for validating me and all moms as we navigate our own journeys of parenthood. I have been looking forward to this book from the moment it was announced and let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Thank you, C and N!
Anonymous 29 days ago
Every pregnant mom should get What to expect and this book!