On Mothering Sunday* my husband nervously smiled as he handed me a gift bag**. Inside was a book with a jarring title of, "How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids", making me think divorce papers might be included inside scribed with ‘or else’ in red sharpie.
I have brought back my Sanity Savers for this book by Jancee Dunn.
Many nights I spent giggling, mmm-hmmming and quoting aloud to my other half***. Being an anxious person, a new parent, stay-at-home parent and an expat parent are all very isolating in their own right. Living as all three, has been very exhaustingly lonely journey but while reading “HNtHYHAK” it less so. As if I was having a good natter with someone who “gets it” and has done thorough research as they are struggling themselves. Relationships are complex and under the pressures of child rearing we tend to turn on those closest to us (eventually turning away from each other).
The cover says it all, Dunn is an upfront, honest, funny and brilliant writer. I recommend “How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids” to anyone in a couple who may be considering children****, creating children or maintaining children.
*yes, I greedily celebrate both UK and International Mother's Days
**yes, I am super hard to shop for
***yes, he is proud he got a gift I enjoy, really, I am the worst
****looking at you, little sister
Not an instructional blog but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - so help me Mom.