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Happy Mum, Happy Baby

My Adventures into Motherhood
Narrated by: Giovanna Fletcher
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 and 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 a happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.

This is not an audiobook 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.

©2017 Giovanna Fletcher (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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Absolutely Amazing

I could not stop listening. Tears, laughter, and comfort, this book is absolutely amazing.

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Beautiful story from beginning to end!

Absolutely wonderful!! What an inspiration to current and future mum's to embrace themselves and their children and all the squishy, messy, hilarious, adorable things that motherhood brings! Thank you Gi!

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So helpful with my first pregnancy

I am so incredibly grateful I found and listened to this book during my first pregnancy. It is so down to earth and gave me a wonderfully realistic view of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. Hands down the best advice I got was the part about Hypnobirthing. Wow, what an amazing decision! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a good look at motherhood with a lot of wit and hilarity along the way.

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Beautiful

I love everything about this book. How raw and true it is to be a woman. Giovanna talks about her struggles with PCOS and becoming a mother. I smiled and I was brought to tears by her stories. As my husband and I have been coping with our miscarriage, trying to have a baby, and my having PCOS, it was comforting to know other people go through the same thing. I enjoyed hearing her success and about being a mother. It is beautiful.
You do not have to be a mother to read this. I think young women and mothers would get a lot from reading this book. Giovanna's voice is beautiful and it is narrated well.

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Honest

Just an honest account of her/their lives. Such a good book for everyone.
Not just mums

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Incredibly Book!

I'm not a mum or plan to be anytime soon and LOVED this.
This book is wonderfully funny and emotional.

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Completely relatable!

Motherhood is such an isolating feeling sometimes. You wonder if you are the only one experiencing these challenges. Time after time Giovanna spoke of the same thoughts, feelings and experiences I have gone through since becoming a Mom. I feel like a have a new Mom friend after listening to this book!

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Amazing!

Every young parents or parent to be should read this book. It was well stated full of humor dignity and maturity. I was amazed at how mature and realistic the author was about her life, her mother hood, and her body.

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  • sally judd
  • 10-01-19

Well done

Wonderful just wonderful

no other words needed

congratulations both of you amazing story
to be continued....

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  • VallE
  • 07-08-19

Truly brilliant

Giovanna fletcher is just great, her insight and experiences are so relatable and honest thought I would listen to this book after hearing her podcast and I was not disappointed

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  • james
  • 07-06-19

excellent book, loved every minute, so relatable

fantastic deffo worth a listen for newbie parents.
100% recommend.
now subscribed to Gi's YouTube channel

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-19

Hilarious, emotional and god damn honest.

Makes me feel like I can mess up, I can be stressed, I can have ups and downs now and then but at the end of it all, the most important thing is my children and they are fantastic!

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  • uni
  • 03-22-19

Amazing book

Thank you Gi for giving me confidence as I become a new mum in May to my own little boy! I'm nervous but excited for this new adventure and for hearing of your experience with its ups and downs!!!

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  • Katerina Cerna
  • 03-06-19

Funny at times but slightly disappointing

Reading the reviews I expected something amazing and hilarious but found the book slightly disappointing with only a few funny stories. Apart from that it’s heartwarming and touching, easy to listen to and has a couple of useful parenting tips.

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  • Caitlin
  • 11-19-18

Was very disappointed

I never finished this book as I didn't find it helpful. There was way too much personal unimportant stuff in it

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  • stacey
  • 11-19-18

Thank you Gi

What an honest beautiful account of your family life so far. Parenting is difficult. And all parents question their methods. You've made me feel like it's ok not to listen to everyone else and do what's right for you and your family and not to feel bad about it. Thank you for you and Tom for being just you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-15-18

great listen for a new mum

I have thoroughly loved laughing and crying along to this fabulous book! Would definatly recommend this to any new or experienced mum

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  • Kate mumford
  • 10-19-18

Amazing

I have absolutely loved listening to this book and it’s really made me realise that the way I’ve felt in the past is actually quite normal and through listening to this book and G’s podcasts that’s really made me realise this fact

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  • María Cristina
  • 01-19-19

Enjoyed it so much

Real, relaxed and fun. Loved it so much. Made me feel at ease as I start being a mom myself

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-18

Reassuring Book, Great Fun Read

I loved this book. I'm currently pregnant with my first and I was looking for some overall parenting experiences. so often with friends or blog posts it's issue based. it was really nice to get waves of good, bad, funny, frustrating over a whole period of time. The author has a beautiful narrating voice, to be honest I'd be disappointed with any other narrator, you can tell by her voice and tone, they are her children. I am planning on buying a proper step by step parenting book but I wanted something more personal and less textbook, this was just the thing!

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  • Nikki
  • 12-01-17

Wow just Wow

Gi you’ve done an amazing job preparing me for all the amazing and difficult things that come along with being a mum, I seriously CAN NOT WAIT! I’m not even pregnant or trying just yet haha. I loved getting an in sight into your beautiful family!

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  • Georgia
  • 03-01-17

Absolutely lovely!

G is such a story teller! From the opening chapter I was hooked and carried this with me into the bath, on the bus and into bed to listen to before I slept. As someone who dearly wants a family one day it was a joy to read that had me gasping in disbelief and giggling hysterically.