Successful hubbie? Tick. Facebook-worthy baby? Tick. Bikini-body six weeks after giving birth? Um . . . not so much.
Fashion PR exec Ally Bloom got her happy ending. Okay, her marriage might be showing the odd crack, her battleaxe mother-in-law might have come to stay, and she might not be the yummy mummy she'd imagined, but it's nothing a decent night's sleep and a firm commitment to a no-carb diet won't fix.
But when Ally returns to work and finds she'll be reporting to a 22-year-old airhead, she decides to turn her back on life as a professional fashionista and embrace her inner earth mama instead. So it's out with the Louboutins and champagne and in with the sensible flats and coffee mornings with the Mummy Mafia.
From attending her first grown-up dinner party only to discover that placenta is top of the menu to controlling her monster crush on local playgroup hottie Cameron, Ally must find her feet in the brave new world of the stay-at-home mum.
About the Author
Georgia Madden began her career in journalism at Homes & Gardens magazine in London, before returning to Sydney with her young family to work as a freelance writer. She writes for House & Garden, Inside Out and Home Beautiful, as well as a number of interiors websites. She lives in Sydney with her family. Confessions Of A Once Fashionable Mum is her first novel.
'From a perfect life to puke and strife, Georgia Madden nails the reality of what happens when a fashionista attempts to accessorise with a small child.' - Wendy Squires, Age columnist and author 'Confessions of a Once Fashionable Mum is real, endearing and blisteringly funny. A clever satire on modern motherhood and all it entails, it's the kind of book Sunday afternoons were made for.' - Lauren Sams, author of She's Having Her Baby 'Sharp and funny, Madden's novel captures the realities of new-mummyhood. The perfect nap-time read, and by 'nap' I mean 'wine'.' - Meg Mason, author of Say It Again in a Nice Voice