ELIZABETH EL MOSTAIN
With the subtitle Practical ideas for thriving in the early years of motherhood, it’s obvious who this book is for, but you need to know what it is like. Here’s what Ann Benton says: ‘I wish someone had given me this book when I was just embarking on the adventure of motherhood. It manages to be positive without being dewy-eyed. It is funny, warm, honest and Christ-centred and in addition is superbly practical about everything from the indignities of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding to the annoyances of nits and everlasting laundry. And yet it is neither prescriptive nor preachy, just very readable and helpful.