Why Mummy Swears

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Absolutely love this series. Have bought them all, and as gifts. This one was the best of the three in my opinion.
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This was a hilarious read and shows that being a mummy isn't always perfect. Some of the stories were relatable. Would highly recommend this
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This book is just hilarious. I loved it from the beginning to the end. There is humour and story. Everyday life problems with child, friend, work and family what lot of women has to deal with but not everyone talks about.
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I'm not sure how I missed writing a review here last year, but this was one of the funniest books of last summer for me. I read it whilst on holiday and it was the perfect time, it had me laughing out loud (and getting funny looks) which is the best kind of summer read. 

With the social media generation often presenting parenting and motherhood as a perfect journey, its refreshing to read someone not take themselves too seriously. The perfect book to enjoy with a glass of wine in the sunshine.
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Oh how I love Ellen,the long suffering mum in this book!The author has such a talent for writing about the life of a mum in a hilarious and very sweary way.There is so much of my life in this book and I bloody loved all of it.A brilliant sequel to the excellent 'Why mummy drinks'.
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This is a really funny book - I laughed out loud at times.  Very realistic anecdotes of life/family/relationships warts and all!  I could totally relate to her frustrations and angst dealing with the challenges of stroppy children, a husband who though has  "good intentions" never quite gets it right and trying to be a working mum and hold everything together which usually ends in chaos necessitating the potty mouthed thoughts and outbursts.  Loved this book as I did Gill Sims' first book Why Mummy Drinks.
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This is an amusing book, perfect light read for a summer holiday. Gill Sims writes very funny stories about life as a mum, dealing with children, housework, cooking dinner EVERY night, unhelpful husband. It's similar to the first book and while very humorous, does get a little repetitive. An enjoyable read though.
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It's the crazy diary of Ellen and her family, balancing family life and work over one year, including a bossy sister, a scrounging sister in law, PTA meetings, work and falling out with her husband over shared household chores and childcare now she has returned to work full-time.

Absolutely funny and well worth the read, even if you haven't read the previous book.

However this book was littered with sentences in brackets which is a complete and utter pet hate of mine!  Sometimes they were so long I'd forgotten by their end what the beginning was even about and had to re-read the start again.

I received this book from netgalley in return for a honest review.
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This is so funny. And accurate. I laughed my way through so much of this the hubby demanded to know what was so funny. I don’t know how I missed the other book, this series is utterly targeted at me.
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Very succesful book in a very succesful series (is it three or four now?).  unfortunately not for me.  Frankly I found the writing annoying and subjects dull.  Having said that, the book is selling like hot cakes.  So what do I know?
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I haven't read Gill Sim's first book 'Why Mummy Drinks', a bestseller début fiction novel, but had heard wonderful things about it so I was very happy to be reading this book - "Why Mummy Swears".

Even though I am not a Mum, this book was an incredibly funny read and resulted in a great deal of sniggering and fits of giggling. This was an easy read, with plenty to enjoy. I highly recommend this book provided you aren't put off by a bit of swearing.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my own request, from HarperCollins UK via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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I don't think I have a single bad thing to say about this book, amazingly written, with fantastic characters and a wonderfully humorous plot. I couldn't put it down.  I was literally crying with laughter and this book has been added to my To Buy list.

I have added Why Mummy Drinks on to my TBR list. 

I want to thank Netgalley & HarperCollins UK for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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Absolutely hilarious.  Ellen over-reacts to everything faced by most mothers everyday causing more stress.  Even though I'm a grandma with grandchildren, I could relate to Ellen.  Definitely laugh out loud in places.  The language is rather purple, but the title does rather hint to that.  I will definitely be buying copies for my daughters.  I wish I'd read 'Why Mummy Drinks' first as I'm sure it's just as good.
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#WhyMummySwears is the follow up to ‘Why Mummy Drinks’.  I hadn’t read the first book, but that didn’t effect my understanding of the plot.  I thought I’d give it a go, as it is a best seller and I am also a mother in need of some comedy (and I don’t mind swearing).

Unfortunately I didn’t love it.  Ellen is so pretentious, I just couldn’t like her as a character.  There also isn’t much of a plot to the story, it’s supposed to be an amusing diary of a years events in the life of Ellen- coping with the demands of returning to full time work, somehow becoming the head of the PTA and having to organise lots of school functions, keeping the house going and managing childcare- but I didn’t find it very funny or engaging.

There’s lots of fabulous reviews though, so maybe if you are a rich, pretentious mother who finds joy in swearing at her children, and is shackled to a useless partner, this is for you.

Best read in small bursts, it’s an easy read, ultimately this just wasn’t for me.

Thanks to #NetGalley and the publisher for my free copy in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I loved this - hilarious from the get go, had me laughing and crying in equal measures. Definitely a must read for both mums and non mums out there!
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The further adventures of Ellen and her family continue with more high jinks and disasters. In this second installment, Ellen is determined to jump back into the rat race and get her career back on track. Hilarity ensues as her family continue to be both her joy (when asleep) and despair (the rest of the time). A genuine laugh out loud brilliant read.
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After reading 'Why Mummy Drinks' this was a must read!! What I love about these books especially this one is how honest and open she is but mainly how extremely funny the tales are! It makes the books so relatable to other mum's and I find this very important. Another fab book from this author!
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This book isn’t groundbreaking territory in describing all the highs and lows of being a working mother- but it brings a fresh, sweary voice to the debate and leaves mothers feeling that they’re making a pretty good fist of the multi-tasking job too and that they should have a nice glass of something to celebrate.
An enjoyable easy read written in a breathless, pacy monologue. I’m not sure I would read more as thankfully I’m through this stage of my life, but when my children were primary aged  I probably would have sought out further books. 
Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I requested this from NetGalley prior to release but as I hadn’t been accepted by the time it was released I bought the book. I loved it. Hilarious, real laugh out loud stuff that is absolutely relatable. I have now been accepted on NetGalley so thank you.
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Ellen Russell’s moppets, Peter and Jane, are growing up, but life hasn’t changed much!

Oh dear. I really shouldn’t read Gill Sims in public places as I am in danger of getting myself arrested or sectioned. People tend to look askance when you’re literally crying with laughter and, just like Why Mummy Drinks, Why Mummy Swears reduced me to a giggling, snorting heap so that I couldn’t read on because of the tears of laughter in my eyes. Once again my own long suffering version of Simon had to wait patiently whilst I pulled myself together enough to read him the passage that had just had me sniggering like a lunatic. It doesn’t matter at all if a reader hasn’t previously encountered Ellen’s life in Why Mummy Drinks before reading Why Mummy Swears because the references to the first book are seamlessly woven into this story.

Gill Sims understands family, marriage and parenting dynamics completely and through Ellen’s comments is able to present what all of us might have felt or experienced at some point. The first person narrative made me wish I could meet Ellen and talk through some of her ideas, thoughts and opinions with her. At times I felt she had looked inside my mind and then articulated my thoughts far more eloquently than I could ever have managed. Although I don’t have children, I found Ellen’s honest descriptions of Peter and Jane and her relationship with them truly entertaining.

Why Mummy Swears has a sparkling wit and a fast pace through the different dated entries as a complete year in Ellen’s life passes. Very frequently Ellen uses dreadful language (the clue is in the title) but not once does it feel inappropriate because it is the basis of so much humour as well as the result of her frustration which makes her so very human and believable.

Whilst Why Mummy Swears can be enjoyed (and my goodness I enjoyed it) as a very funny entertaining read, Gill Sim’s consideration of the role of women in the home and work place is clever and thought provoking. She skilfully reveals the way sexist attitudes from both men and women perpetuate and I’d love to see both genders reading this book and pondering how they might respond in the different scenarios.

I loved Why Mummy Swears. Making me laugh aloud is no easy task and Gill Sims did it splendidly.
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