Because Mummy Said So by Shari Low


The era of the yummy mummy has finally gone.

To celebrate this, Shari Low has taken a baby wipe to the glossy veneer of the school of perfect parenting and written Because I Said So to show us the truth about motherhood in all of its sleep-deprived, frazzled glory.

This is a book that every experienced, new or soon-to-be parent will relate to – well, hallelujah and praise be those who worship at the temple of Febreze. For over a decade, Shari wrote a hugely popular weekly newspaper column documenting the ups, downs and bio-hazardous laundry baskets of family life.

Because Mummy Said So is a collection of her favourite stories of parenting, featuring superheroes in pull up pants, embarrassing mistakes, disastrous summer holidays, childhood milestones, tear-jerking nativity plays, eight bouts of chickenpox and many, many discussions that were finished with the ultimate parental sticky situation get-out clause…


This book is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages! DO NOT read it in public, you’ll be laughing out loud.

I love Shari Low’s novels, and was really intrigued by the sound of this non-fiction book. It’s compiled from her weekly column, which started when her sons were small. Each chapter is short, and it’s impossible to put it down, I kept telling myself I’d just read one more!

She covers everything from pregnancy, birth, childhood illnesses, family holidays, Christmas, first day at school etc. All the major milestones and little everyday events are here, told with such humour and love. She really has such a gift of making the everyday absolutely hilarious.

I’d recommend this for every parent, it’s a light-hearted and funny look at life with children. I’ve already bought this book as Christmas presents for several people. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Shari Low has published eighteen books under her own name and pseudonyms Millie Conway and Ronni Cooper. She is also one half of the writing duo, Shari King. She lives near Glasgow with her husband, two teenagers and a labradoodle.


Twitter: @sharilow
Facebook: @sharilowbooks

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