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by Libby Purves

eBook How Not to be a Perfect Mother: The Crafty Mother's Guide to a Quiet Life download ISBN: 000636988X
Author: Libby Purves
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (June 26, 1986)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1158 kb
Fb2: 1197 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Humour
Subcategory: Humor

So all these other mothers she asked, breastfed? So not even one of them bottle fed? I agree 'breast is best' but I. .

A great distraction from the serious parenting books, and a perfect antidote for a perfectionist like me who wants to read everything, know everything, be prepared and organised for this impending new job. A nice reminder to have a sense of humour and that it's ok not to be perfect.

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With a background in journalism, she joined Radio 4's Today programme in 1974 and went on to present Today from 1977-81. And learn some "low mother cunning," as Libby Purves calls it. You may also want to spring for "How not to raise a perfect child" and "How not to be a perfect family," which are the sequels to "How not to be a perfect mother. As you see, Libby Purves doesn't believe in perfection, except in her writing.

This is a parenting book with a difference- rather . This is an invaluable guide to being an imperfect mother- and, more importantly, enjoying it.

This is a parenting book with a difference- rather than a serious tome laying down the law, Libby Purves’ lighthearted book shamelessly describes how to cut the corners and bend the rules that never mattered much anyway. Based on Libby Purves’ own experience of domestic havoc with two babies and on the wit and wisdom of fifty like-minded mothers, this motherhood companion guide is full of down-to-earth tips and hilarious anecdotes.

Based on Libby Purves’ own experience of domestic havoc with two babies .

Based on Libby Purves’ own experience of domestic havoc with two babies and on the wit and wisdom of fifty like-minded mothers, this motherhood companion guide is full of down-to-earth tips and hilarious anecdotes. Topics covered include pregnancy, preschoolers, sibling fights, fraught outings, nannies and careers.

of mothers and mothers-to-be. Based on Libby Purves' own experience of domestic havoc with two babies and on the wit and wisdom of fifty like-minded mothers, this motherhood companion guide is full of down-to-earth ti.

A fresh new look brings this parenting classic up-to-date for a new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A mother’s duty is quite clear: it is to be perfect

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. A mother’s duty is quite clear: it is to be perfect. Mothers, as we all know, are sacred. They are sweet, loving, caring, self-denying madonnas. They are always there. They have tender bosoms and endless patience. I am a mother, and I would lay down my life for my children; but I see no reason to do it every single day. Under the mantle of every mother lies an ordinary, disgruntled human being: there is no special saint-factory churning out tranquil and self-sacrificing madonnas. Every carefree, adventurous, selfish girl-in-the-street is at risk of being conscripted to wear a mother’s halo.

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Earth-mothers, and some doctors, are outraged by the ‘too posh to push’ lobby; however, you may come under subtle pressure from mothers who chose Caesareans for psychological or social rather than medical reasons. Don’t give in without thinking hard: a Caesarean is a serious, major abdominal operation; you will take longer to recover, be unable to drive or lift heavy things for weeks, and compromise your chances of having a natural birth later. Infections, even fatalities, are not unheard-of

A fresh new look brings this parenting classic up-to-date for a new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be. The crafty mother's guide to a quiet life.

book by Libby Purves. A fresh new look brings this parenting classic up-to-date for a new generation of mothers and mothers-to-be. How not to be a perfect mother: the crafty mother's guide to a quiet life.

This is a book which sets out to show that even the most unpromising madonna can survive the years of looking after babies and toddlers. Full of down-to-earth tips and anecdotes, this is a battle-manual for the mother on the front line - going from pregnancy to pre-schoolers, and taking in sibling fights, fraught outings, nannies and careers along the way.
Comments: (2)
Jugore
I read this book 18 years ago, just after my oldest child was born and have since given copies to countless friends and acquaintances who were expecting or who had just become parents. Its tone is so refreshingly an irreverently down-to-earth that I think of it as a must-have to counterbalance the obsessiveness you see in other books about pregnancy and birth. Of course there are certain precautions to take and items to get, but there is no need to obsess over your pre-pregnancy diet, or morning sickness, or what color you should paint the nursery, or whether or not you should use cloth diapers. Relax! Enjoy! And learn some "low mother cunning," as Libby Purves calls it. You may also want to spring for "How not to raise a perfect child" and "How not to be a perfect family," which are the sequels to "How not to be a perfect mother." As you see, Libby Purves doesn't believe in perfection, except in her writing.
bass
This book was a great read - funny and real. Highly recommend it for anyone who is watching the illusions of perfect parenting evaporate as life gets more and more challenging.