• Publication date: 25/03/2021
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780715653609

The Secret Diary of a New Mum (aged 43 1/4)

Cari Rosen

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Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges. But how do you cope when, to top it all off, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group? The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4) follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent.

One in five babies is born to a (geriatric?!) mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled. The first humorous narrative about what it’s really like to be a midlife mum–whether it’s deftly side-stepping questions about your age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth – this is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to new motherhood and menopause at the same time.