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Scummy Mummies : A Celebration of Parenting Failures, Hilarious Confessions, Fish Fingers and Wine - Ellie Gibson

Scummy Mummies

A Celebration of Parenting Failures, Hilarious Confessions, Fish Fingers and Wine


Published: 1st April 2017
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Scummy Mummies is a comedy book for less-than-perfect parents. It's about how bringing up kids can be a tough business, but we're all going through the same things, and it's easier if we can have a good laugh about it. The book covers a range of themes relevant to modern parents, from pregnancy and potty training to school, sex, and nits. There are fun features like Sex Positions For Parents, quizzes such as Did Our Husbands Really Say That?, and Scummy Mummy Life Hacks.

There are even tips from real life experts like fashion blogger Zoe De Pass (Dress Like a Mum), and Helen McGinn (Knackered Mother's Wine Club) who reveals what grape goes best with Fish Fingers. Authors Helen and Ellie tell their own True Stories about parenting, and there are also perspectives from a single mum, stay-at-home dad, and adoptive parent. Every chapter includes confessions of parenting failure collected from the audiences at the Scummy Mummies Live Show. These cover a huge range of hilarious topics, from pelvic floors and playdates to wee and wine.

This is a book for anyone who's ever dealt with a poo in the pool, cleaned up a sick in the supermarket, or gone to an important meeting without realizing there's toast stuck to their bum. Because let's be honest - no matter how much we love our kids, or how good we are at parenting, everyone's a Scummy Mummy sometimes.

About the Author

Ellie Gibson is a mother to two children, veteran games journalist and stand up comedian, often all at the same time.

Helen Thorn originally hails from Australia and has lived in the UK for many years. She is a stand up comedian, also with two children. In July 2013, Helen and Ellie launched The Scummy Mummies Podcast - a fortnightly chat show for less-than-perfect parents. It was an instant hit, reaching number one on the iTunes Kids & Family chart. Today the podcast has racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads and is listened to in more than 100 countries. The Scummy Mummies also perform a live comedy show around the UK.



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    Great to see what other "bad mums" do when no one's watching.

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    ISBN: 9781849499613
    ISBN-10: 1849499616
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 160
    Published: 1st April 2017
    Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.5  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.2