Author: Annie Wilmott
Published by and available from: Eden
Good for: anyone who’s been a parent, knows a parent or is thinking about becoming one
Best bit: Annie’s honesty and humour
Worst bit: Perhaps a bit pricey? And I’d like audio version with Annie reading it to me!
I’ve known Annie IRL and also through her blog, Honest Conversation, which is just that! I love her blog because it’s random and well written and funny and HONEST! It’s such a tonic after all the pretty Instagram pictures of perfect family moments you know probably didn’t really look like that for more than 2 seconds.
Annie tells it like it is, reflecting on her own experiences as a parent, and helping us discover we are not along in the chaos, while also passing on her own, down to earth wisdom.
I thought this book might be really for parents with under 5s, but Annie’s wisdom isn’t just for toddler parents – it’s real wisdom for life.
This book is not her blog regurgitated as a book (thank you Annie!) but a collection of her (honest!) thoughts on becoming and being parents, including thoughts from her husband, Pete, and some fabulous lists of 10s:
10 honest confessions
10 ways kids are like puppies
10 ways a friend becomes a good mum frienc
10 things I learnt from my granny
I love Annie, so I knew I would like her book. It’s not smoochy or affected or trying to be perfect, but it’s what I know sitting down for a cup of tea with Annie is like: warm, wise and funny. Get it, you won’t be disappointed, but you might need to buy one for a friend too.