Today I have the pleasure of sharing an extract from ‘The Mummy Bloggers’ by Holly Wainwright. Many thanks to Legend Press for the blog tour invite. Before that though, here is a little bit more about the book and the all important purchase link:
Elle Campbell is a glossy, lycra-clad mum with washboard abs, a ten-year plan and a secret past.
Abi Black has quit sugar, moved to the country and is homeschooling her kids.
Leisel Adams slogs away at her office job each day before rushing home, steeped in guilt, to spend precious moments with her kids before bedtime.
All three share a label that they simultaneously relish and loathe: mummy blogger. And when they are nominated for an award with a hefty cash prize, the scene is set for a brutal and often hilarious battle for hearts, minds-and clicks. As the awards night gets closer, their lies get bigger, their stunts get crazier – and some mistakes from the past become harder and harder to hide.
A #grateful day.
Ever had one of those days, Mummas, where you
realise that maybe, just maybe, you’re doing a good
job at this mothering thing after all? One of those
days where you can see all of the tiny sacrifices you
make for your family paying off?
I feel that way today. The sunlight is coming
in through my kitchen window. The washing up is
done, the laundry is folded away, the kitchen smells
of warm, comforting home cooking. It smells of love.
I have just finished baking some #healthytreats for
my family that I know will nourish them and make
It’s one of those days when I’m so grateful that I
made the choice to stay at home and put my energy
into what matters. One of those days when I know
that making the effort to prepare healthy meals for
my boys was the right decision. It’s a day when I’m
so happy that I have been the one on the floor playing
trains with them.
It’s one of those days when I know that everything
I have been through, I have been through so I could
get to be right here today, in my beautiful home
with my three beautiful men. There’s nothing like
a #grateful day. I hope you’re having one, too. And
if today’s been tough, know that tomorrow can be
Elle snapped another selfie to go with her post. I am
grateful that my new lip filler has settled, she thought, but
didn’t type. I am grateful that Cate is getting paid to play trains with the boys. I’m grateful for Organic Annie’s home- delivery brownies. I’m grateful it’s not the day when Adrian’s girls come over to sulk at me. I’m grateful I am not Feral Abi.
‘Come on, boys, it’s bathtime!’ Elle called through the