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Stroud was incredibly raw, honest and emotional with the reader throughout her book where sometimes it was to the point of being uncomfortable. Her own mother was brain damaged in a horrific riding accident when Stroud was 16: “Much of my life has been about seeking strong motion both to make me feel alive and distract from the pain of existence. She has an amazing way with words, and she is right that many parenting books deal with pregnancy and the early years and don’t look at what happens after that, what you might honestly feel as a mum, and how extreme the highs and lows of parenting can be. You want to take the book in in small portions as you know it will end but you don't want it to end. I felt guilty for the same things Stroud felt guilty for, including her relationship with her teenage son despite the fact that I do not have one!

At seven hours long, the audiobook was on the shorter side and I could happily have listened to another two hours at least. Elizabeth Gilbert is quoted as saying of this book: “Every time a woman tells the truth like this, it sets another woman free” and I couldn’t agree more. I strongly related to hearing how lonely being a mother can be whilst also feeling astronomical amounts of love for your child.I really liked the writing style but think it was spoilt a bit by the unnecessary sexual references.

I can see how this book might not be for everyone, but by writing this brave, open memoir Clover Stroud gives a gift to other women, and lays a path for more of us to do the same. Já nevím, přijde mi to prostě jako špatné pořadí - proč si dělat děti, když miluje jen šestinedělí a pak je to pro ni peklo? So I was somewhat nervous of reading the intensity of motherhood in this memoir: would I be further swayed one way or the other?Clover describes the bliss of being a new mother and the complete immersion you have whilst parenting young children through to navigating the way your relationship changes once your children grow through their teen years, ready to leave the nest.

as a busy mum myself I prefer to read something that overall lifts my mood and reminds me, overall, how really really lucky I am to be a mum. Yes, it would be very beneficial for any married couple with children, but not all of us have the means to make it happen.Windows users should also consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, or switching to Firefox or Chrome. I feel like the author awakened emotions in me I never knew that I had, or hadn’t felt for many many years. The only reason why I did not finish this in one sitting was due to the fact that I was being the very mother that seeps from the pages of this book. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance.

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