Mum's the Word: Two mums' take on life with kids

Mum's the Word: Two mums' take on life with kids

by Lis Norman, Tracey Samios


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Mum's the Word: Two mums' take on life with kids by Lis Norman, Tracey Samios

Motherhood doesn’t come with a rule book. Sometimes you wonder if anyone feels the same way you do. Am I feeding them right? Am I loving them enough? Can I exchange this one for a newer model that doesn’t cry so much? There’s nothing better than feeling understood, like there’s someone else out there who gets it.

This collection of two life long friends’ motherly stories, quotes, and memories – both fond and ones they’d sooner forget – will show you there’s no such thing as a perfect mum, and at the end of the day, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

After all; “Mothers are all slightly insane”

JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995397668
Publisher: Mums the Word Book
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Best friends 5
The Magic of childhood 6
Conception 9
Pregnancy 12
Hospital 14
Breastfeeding (Tracey) 18
Breastfeeding (Lis) 20
Mum's freedom 22
A dummy's guide to dummies...............................................24
Time (Tracey) 27
Time (Lis) 29
Trauma of toilet training 31
In sickness and in health 34
Flour 37
Feeding time at the zoo 39
Hard to swallow 42
Humpty Dumpty 44
Night terrors 46
Night owl 49
Locked out 51
In the genes 53
Living in the moment 56
Kids on wheels 58
Little fingers 61
Naughty and nice 63
Activities ( Tracey) 65
Activities (Lis) 67
A shopper is born 70
Collections 72
Recollections and collections 74
Bad teacher 76
Nessie ........... 80
High jinx 82
Little Monkey 84
Mummy's little helpers 86
Computer games (Tracey) 87
Computer games (Lis) 89
A hairy tale 91
Fishy business 94
Four legged friends 96
The Rainbow Bridge 98
Special friends 100
Odd socks .................................................. 103
Sock horror 105
Birthdays 107
Mother's worry 110
Mummy politics 113
Nine Eleven 116
Road trip 119
That's where clouds come from 122
So much more than just a mum 123
Blow, blow, blow your nose 127
Double double this this! 130
Mum knows best 132
Never ending eggs 134
Mum loses her temper 136
Eensie weensie spider 138
Boys will be boys 141
Race for the front seat 143
Planes, trains and automobiles 145
Pocket money ........... 148
The Wiggles concert 150
The F bomb 152
Sleep 154
Belt up 158
Memories 160
Mother's Day 162
Daddy's little helpers 164
TV and DVDs 166
TV world 168
Trouble .................................................. 170
What's that smell? 172
Venturing out 174
Yarram pool 179
Going once, going twice 182
The family home 185
The magic of Harry Potter 188
The little things 191
Toys "R" us 193
Trust 195
Everyone's a winner 197
Have a banana 200
Ode to my life partner 202
Revenge time 204
Me, myself and I 206
Family holidays 208
The Anzac on the Wall 211
Good guys don't always win 215
The circle game ........... 216
Fifteen minutes of fame 218
Blast off 221
Visiting Lorraine's house 224
End 226

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Mum's the Word: Two mums' take on life with kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite Mum's The Word by Lis Norman and Tracey Samios is a heartwarming memoir about life after children. Lis and Tracey have been friends their whole lives. Together, they have written a book on what it's like to be a mother - from two points of view. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, most times humorous, this book will remind any mother that all the tears, fears, and frustrations are worth it just to hear their kiddie say, "I love you!" Lis, a stay-at-home mother of twin boys, shows the reader how to cope and survive through a multiple birth. Tracey, a working mother of three girls, shows the ups and downs of life with stair-step children. Together, they have given the reader a balanced look at motherhood in all its glory. Mum's The Word by Lis Norman and Tracey Samios is a fun book filled with memories, advice, love, and laughter. With little bits of wisdom and encouragement from seasoned parents, this book would make a great gift for the new mother as a reminder that "Parents aren't perfect!" and "You can't be a Supermom first time around! Wait for your third child! You'll surprise yourself!" It was interesting to see two women's different perspectives - one a working mom, one a stay-at-home mom. They both enjoyed being mothers, and they both were creative parents. I can easily see this book helping an overly stressed mother through some hard times, if only to remind her that the most important thing (besides the health of your child) is a sense of humor! I would recommend this book to mothers who need a good laugh.