by Liz Fraser
Category: Home, Family & Health / General
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4 June 2007
Number of pages: 320
Forget the frump. Wave goodbye to those leggings - there's a new breed of mothers on the baby block. Yummy Mummies don't leave their sense of style in the maternity ward - the loving hands that rock today's cradles are manicured and moisturised. Becoming a mother, however Yummy, is still as challenging as it ever was. RELAX: help is at hand, with this no-holds-barred guide to surviving the biggest transition of your life. Liz Fraser is a (mostly) stylish mother of three young children, and offers a much-needed, fresh look at what happens to us, our relationships and our wardrobes when we take the plunge and fill our tidy homes with Lego. Hilarious, honest and poignant, Liz uses her experiences of motherhood to help you through pregnancy and the first year with your baby, making the whole event seem manageable - even desirable. Along with stylish, practical advice and searingly frank entries from Liz's diaries, other new mums have their say, including well-known Yummy Mummies such as Jemima French and Tamara Mellon. This indispensable guide is the stylist, personal trainer, box of anti-depressants, bar of chocolate and best friend which every woman can carry around in her handbag. Because becoming a mother doesn't mean you stop wanting to look and feel fabulous - it just becomes a little trickier!
Having left Cambridge armed with a science degree, Liz Fraser worked in TV, presenting shows such as BBC's Holiday and Channel 4's The Virtual Body. After the birth of her second child, she gave up work to become a full-time mother. Six months later, in desperate need of adult conversation and a creative outlet, she returned to work part-time. She is now a freelance writer and lives in Cambridge, in a house not quite as tidy as she'd like, with her husband and three children.
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