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Publisher's Summary

The national best seller

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days after giving birth (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to dodge post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths shares everything no one will tell you about having kids. 

Mixing memoir, humor, and advice, Cat and Nat tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom in their first book. With seven kids between them and millions of fans on social media, they get real about the parts of parenting that somehow don’t make the Instagram feed. Sharing their outrageous humor, fearless myth-busting, and genuine comfort, they walk you from pregnancy to the toddler years and beyond. And they dole out ridiculously honest advice, like what you think you need at the hospital when you have your first baby (lip gloss) versus what you actually need (hemorrhoid pillow), and how worried you should really be about germs (less than you are). Fearless crusaders against the perfection myth and all the gluten-free, sugar-free baking it entails, Cat and Nat assure you that you’re already doing a great job, making this an essential companion for moms everywhere.

©2019 Catherine Belknap, Natalie Telfer (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Accept the chaos, embrace the mom bod and stress less about germs, among other things. That's courtesy of Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer, friends from high school who reconnected as first-time mothers. Parenting books left them feeling like they already blew it, the writers said, so they looked elsewhere for affirmation." (Wall Street Journal)

"What do new mothers need the most? Sleep, for one. But after sleep, they need good friends, people to let them know they aren't alone in this strange new world they are navigating. Enter Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer.... Their new book is funny, honest, and encouraging." (New York Post

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Thought it would be funnier

It is funny but for the most part it’s preachy. Can’t get over the nasty attitude toward the talky Play date Mom. I am THAT mom. Sometimes play dates are the only interaction with adults I ever get. How about a little understanding for the socially awkward mom?

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Not truths- stereotypical hype

If you like to hear two ladies complain about the same things over and over again....men suck, dont judge other moms like I have, I do all the work, this sucks, that sucks, then this might be the book for you. It may be funny for one off stories, but compiled into a book it becomes clear these ladies are caddy and shallow.

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Disappointing

I think this book is good but definitely not great. I admit, I did not finish it, but decided to return it. Maybe Bossypants caused me to set the bar too high. Maybe my entrance into motherhood was too many years ago. This book is casual and a lot like listening to good friends. I just prefer the ones I have in real life.

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whoa moms need this

at first I wasn't getting in to it but then the more they went on with truths about real life and not having it all together.... it hit me so hard. thank you Cat and Nat!!

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Must read for Moms!

Cat & Nat perspective is fantastic! They really help you feel better about being a not perfect, yet great mom. We can do this!!

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Great fun read

The book was interesting and I love that the authors both read it. I 100% disagree with the sex chapter though. I do not like how they gave women ideas on how to blow off their husbands about sex. Yes, sex immediately after having a baby needs to wait and men need to be patient. No one should be having sex until they are ready and healed up. Sex is a very important part of a relationship though for both parties involved. I loved the book except that one chapter.

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Funny, honest, and loving!

cat & nat did a great job reading and writing this, it is so funny and real, it really hit home and i have a 4 year old son!

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Honest, funny and entertaining

If your a mom or mom to be this is a must read. Love the honesty and sense of humor.

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Good book for new moms

This was a really good book. I have 3 kids that range from 6-13...so I’m past the newness of motherhood. This would be a great book for brand new or expecting moms! There were tidbits of truth I took away, they also made me feel I’m not failing as a mother and all of us moms are in it together! They were entertaining which made it fun to listen to:)

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Thank god for this book!!!

So fun and so honest. I resonated with every chapter. I wish I listed to it earlier.

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  • 08-11-19

Funny and so True

Im a mother of 4 boys and I so needed to hear this. Its relieving of alot of anxiety and it's so funny and true.

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Hilarious

Great book! Funny and encouraging and entertaining!!
Love these ladies
Great book for mums and just women in general