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    Cari Rosen(Author)

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Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges. But how do you cope when, to top it all, 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 mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled. The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about 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 menopause and new motherhood at the same time.

"Brilliantly observed. Funny, embarrassing and yet cruelly honest." (Fay Ripley)"Warm, witty and very, very wise - the perfect antidote to all those po-faced pregnancy books. As a fellow Geriatric Mother I found myself constantly laughing and nodding along in agreement" (Imogen Edwards-Jones)" (Imogen Edwards-Jones)

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Cari Rosen(Author)
  • Vermilion (3 Feb. 2011)
  • English
  • 2
  • Biography

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  • By Slaw on 3 February 2011

    I received this book earlier today and haven't been able to put it down. I found myself chuckling out loud to the annoyance of my son who was trying to watch his favourite TV programme! The book follows the pregnancy of a 'mature' first time mum, Ms Rosen, subsequent birth of her daughter, followed by the first two years of her daughters life. I would highly recommend it.

  • By TammyC on 7 February 2011

    I am a reader and also a "mature" mother so when i saw this at Waterstones i had to buy and almost missed my stop i was so engaged by the familiar circumstances and comforting revelations. I stopped reading mommy books a while ago as my kids are a bit older now but you never grow out of the issue of being a "primawhatchamacallit" (older mom!) so this book is timeless. I just finished some heavy stuff so this book was a real delight and reprieve from those "how to" books that try to tell you how to be a perfect parent. I rarely get through a book in a week never mind 24 hours but this was just the tonic i needed to remind myself that i'm not the only one with these issues. I wish more people would write how things are rather than how they want them to be. More books like this please and the world will be a less judgmental place.

  • By Jack on 28 June 2011

    I bought the fabulous The Secret Diary of a New Mum (aged 43 1/4) by Cari Rosen on recommendation from a friend and wasn't disappointed. The wife tells me there are some insightful observations that ring so true it's uncanny and found it very reassuring to know she wasn't the only one who felt like that during her pregnancy and during the early months... well worth buying and well worth reading! Funny, fast paced and easy to pick up where you left off.... perfect for that first time Mum who needs to read quickly and quietly!

  • By Gina on 4 March 2011

    I have loved every single moment of this brilliant book and was fortunate enough to meet the fabulous author briefly, as she lives in my local area.It has so many laugh out loud moments that I have shared with so many friends. In fact we have chosen this title for our next book club meeting. Living in Cari's local area, I recognised every description from being at the same ante-natal class, to the same GP surgery etc and I can honestly say that as entertaining as her account of these events are, they are also 100% accurate- no exaggeration! I too found myself shut out of the GP surgery when I didn't have the infamous lock for the buggy and had to get my 3 week old baby weighed. It was so utterly stressful! Funnily enough, I also remember it raining that day for me too. Her comments about the dreaded words 'catchment area' ring so true. I had always assumed that living in a leafy middle class area of London meant we'd be just fine..... but how very mistaken I was!I would thoroughly recommend this book to all mums, regardless of age, as I believe it is such a steep learning curve for us all.This book was a joy and a pleasure to read, especially for anyone who grew up at the same time. Memories of Sunday afternoons trying to tape the top 40 are priceless as is my Holly Hobbie doll that I still have!I bought it as a gift for my sister who is aged exactly 43 and a quarter and expecting her first baby next week - thank you Cari Rosen, she is going to LOVE it!

  • By Emma on 17 February 2011

    This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long long time and had me laughing out loud on many occasions. It's witty from start to finish and having just become a new mum myself I can completely relate to it.It's a must read for every older mum although I think that parents of all ages will be able to relate to it and enjoy it. Absolutely brilliant.Look forward to reading Cari Rosen's next book!

  • By Pip on 4 March 2011

    A fabulous book, funny and touching from start to finish. Cari's way of writing makes this a wonderful book to read, I laughed, cried and sympathised with all the unexpected moments that Cari experienced in her adventure into 'Motherhood'. Being of the same generation as Cari I totally understand the complete difference between the 'Late Mothers' and the younger generation of mums, its as if we are from two different planets, our upbringing and theirs are worlds apart which of course dictates what is brought into the equation of being a new mum. Also having a sister-in-law who has gone through the same, and hearing her recollections and feelings on the same subjects such as 'The Natural Childbirth Trust' (beware !!!!) and juggling shopping with little inquisitive fingers plus unhelpful shop assistants is such a help to everyone else who may think they are unique in their situation but are not alone. A must read for every 'Late Mum' either stepping out on the big adventure or for those who have already made the decision to have a 'Mini Me'. Look forward to the next instalment especially the section at the age of 'WHY !!!' and how Cari copes with the endless questions.

  • By VJ on 23 February 2011

    I read this book in record time over two evenings as I was totally addicted. Very funny, clever and believable. I could picture the events as they unfolded. A great read for mums of any age.

  • By bookworm on 24 February 2011

    An eloquently written book which will be enjoyed by all; not just older mothers, as a heart-warming yet realistic, witty account of motherhood from pre-pregnancy to toddler, as readers revel in Cari Rosen's amusing anecdotes from the realms of the maternity ward to ante-natal classes amongst groups of women young enough to be her daughter.Fabulously written, the highs and lows of pregnancy for an older mother are detailed with honesty and amusement.Do not rule yourself out from this irresistible read if you are not a parent yourself, but would especially recommened to mothers of all ages.An hilarious tale as Cari tackles the problems facing mature mothers head-on, quelling assumptions and fears that motherhood should be left to younger women.Will be enjoyed by all!


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