The Motherload: Mutterings of a Stressed Out Mother

The Motherload: Mutterings of a Stressed Out Mother

by Lizzie Galloway


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What do Zachariah, Great Aunt Mildred and Bob have in common?

Being a Mum! The hardest job in the world, a myriad of decisions (shall we call the child Zachariah or Bob), hundreds of well-meaning but pointless pieces of advice (like Great Aunt Mildreds choice of Algernon?!), a thousand moments of ‘oh no what have we done!’ and what’s a new mum to do with all those baby samples?

If you’re feeling stressed out by the whole deal, pick up this book, grab a coffee (or tea, I’m not drinkest) and take the Mother Load off.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648173472
Publisher: Initiate Media Pty Ltd
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Lizzie Galloway or Liz as she's usually known lives on the wild Westcoast of the South Island of Aotearoa with 2 kids, 1 dog, 3 cats, 2 terrapins, 1 bird, 1 rabbit, 2 parents (who live in the flat out the back) and 1 very long suffering husband.
She likes cooking, gardening and painting things which explains why she is often described by her darling madre as a 'mucky pup'. This is her first published work but she assures us 'there's plenty more where that came from' (but only if you like this one).

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Part One – Infants 1

Pregnant 3

Birth 9

New Born 15

Off The Bottle? 23

Playtime 27

Another Child - Grace 33

In Conclusion 41

Part Two – Childhood 43

“Look What I Can Do” Or Movement 45

“Just Eat It!” Or Feeding The Face 51

“Go To Sleep!” Or

Will I Ever Get An Uninterrupted Night Again? 61

“Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off To Work I Go?”

Or Working Mums 67

The Three R’s And The Abc’s Or Schools 73

“Go Outside And Play!!!!” Or Fresh Air 79

“Wait Till Your Father Gets Home!!!” Or Discipline 87

“Mum Where’s The...? Or Memories 97

“Can... Come Over To Play?” Or Friends 101

“Mum You Have To Get Me The Latest...”

Or Gift Giving Gripes 109

“That’s Not My Problem!” Or Boundaries 115

“Mum Can We Have A Party?”

Or The Party Bag Dilemma 123

“He Did It!” “No! She Did It!” Or Sibling Rivalry 129

“Mum Where’s My....?????”

Or The Search And Rescue Dog 137

“It Followed Me Home, Mum. Can I Keep It?” Or Pets 143

“It’s Not Fair!” Or Winning Does Matter 149

Part Three - All The Other Stuff. 155

A Little Bit Of Time For Me

Or “Will You Just Leave Me Alone For Five Minutes!” 157

Keeping It Clean And Putting It Away

Or “Will You Put That Back Where You Found It!!!” 163

The Cleaning Of The Fluids Or

“Why Can’t The Boy Vomit In The Toilet?” 169

The Never-Ending Tasks Or “Do You Have To Make A Mess? I’ve Only Just Cleaned Up!” 173

Forgetfulness Or “Has Anyone Seen My Mind?” 177

Being A Wife Or “How About It Honey?” 183

Making Good Choices Or “Balance, Baby, Balance” 189

Part Four - Teenagers 195

“They’ll Never Forgive Me!”

Or It’s Never Too Late To Apologise 197

“They Hate Me!” Or Don’t Take It Personally 201

In Conclusion Or “Yay! I’m Finished” 205

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