A terrifying, hilarious, and heartfelt read, all rolled together into one brutally honest look into the pressures of modern-day motherhood.
According to her Instagram profile, Grace Harkness has it all—two beautiful children, four successful cookbooks and a well-organised, picturesque beachside home. But with baby number three on the way and a husband who seems to go out his way to choose #worklife over #familylife, Grace is losing control.
When the pressures of modern-day motherhood become too much, Grace turns to her friends for support. The three ladies decide to ditch the men in their lives and move in together, creating a ‘mummune’—sharing the load of chores, life admin and the endless load of work that comes with kids. Have these ladies cracked the code to the perfect stress-free life?
This book was terrifying, hilarious,
If you’re not already a mother, you may find this book terrifying. If you are a mother, it may trigger you. There is a glimpse into the additional pressure women place on each other through their often unwarranted ‘advice’. There are also very realistic examples shown through the Facebook Mums’ group chats shown at the end of some chapters. While they are fictional, often showing the ongoing commentary around the book’s events, they are sadly true to life.
In contrast, the story brings laugh-out-loud and tear-jerking moments. There were surprising twists and heart-warming reminders that we are all human and need to stop being so hard on ourselves and each other.
This was a really enjoyable book. It’s a great book club read or just to share with your girlfriends. This is also a brilliant book to share with your Baby Daddy (or partner who is not the primary caregiver) when they need a reminder of how much mental work is involved with looking after kids, while having a laugh.
Reviewed by Jessica Incoll
Distributed by: Simon & Schuster Australia
Released: 3 March 2021