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Happy Mum, Happy Baby My Adventures into Motherhood by Giovanna Fletcher
  

Happy Mum, Happy Baby My Adventures into Motherhood

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A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.

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Happy Mum, Happy Baby My Adventures into Motherhood by Giovanna Fletcher

A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher. Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.

Reviews

Whether you have little ones of your own or not, this honest, touching, wise and at times very funny book from mum, McFly wife and author Gi is a joy. Being this honest takes guts, and she does it with dignity, grace and incredible warmth * Heat * Her trademark humour and honesty remind us that positivity is key to making it as a mum... Giovanna knows there's no perfect way to parent - and that's why we will always love her! * OK Magazine *


About the Author

Giovanna Fletcher

Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna Fletcher is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself or reading books. Her debut novel, Billy and Me, is also published by Penguin. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at www.giovannasworld.com or her Twitter page @mrsgifletcher.

Below is a Q&A with this author.

1) If I had to describe my mood in one word, it would be: Chipper

2) You might not know this about me, but I: …always clean up before the cleaner comes over. I don’t want her to think I’m a slob!

3) When I’m feeling down, I find that I’m always cheered up by: A good walk. I whack on my walking boots and go rambling through the woods.

4) Three things on my desk right now are: A Fairy Dust candle (that’s its scent, I’ve not gone mad), a glass of water and my ginger cat Marvin.

5) My favourite children’s book was: My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards. I was always a good child, so I loved reading about what naughty things the little girl got up to.

6) If I could live in a book, that book would be: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I just think everything about it is so romantic.

7) My most-watched movie would have to be: I am Sam, starring Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s about a mentally disabled single father who faces losing custody of his 7year-old daughter. If you’ve not seen it then I highly recommend it. It’s a beautifully heartbreaking story filled with love.

8) If my house was on fire, the one thing I’d rescue would be: My laptop –everything is on there, although, perhaps I should say one of my cats, or my husband?

9) My cooking speciality is: My Christmas dinner, but more specifically my roast potatoes – crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle.

10) I attribute my success so far most to: Positive thinking and having the determination to plough on regardless of setbacks.

11) I know it’s a little weird, but I think: That magpies are highly significant to achieving goals… at the start of my driving test I looked in my rearview mirror and saw two of them. In that moment I knew I’d pass, and I did. Ten years on and I’m still cheered along whenever I see two sat together, or, rather sadly, I’m desperately seeking out a solo flyer’s mate…

12) The person whose opinion matters most to me is: My husband’s. If he’s on my side then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

13) If an unpublished writer asked me for advice, I’d tell them: That I was new to the whole thing myself and felt unqualified to offer advice…

14) The one thing I wish I’d known 10 years ago is: The correct spelling of the word ‘definitely’. I spelt it ‘definately’ until I was about 23. Yes, shocking I know. I cringe when I think back to the amount of people I’d written to using that appalling spelling.

15) The best advice I ever got was: From Dorothy Koomson, who unknowingly prompted me to start writing Billy and Me. She mentioned the amount of people who expressed to her their ambition to write novels – she told me her advice to them was to sit down and actually start writing. Nothing can ever happen until that begins. I took that onboard and started writing that same day.

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Publication date

23rd February 2017

Author

Giovanna Fletcher

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Publisher

Coronet Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
368 pages

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9781473651203

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