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Book Review: Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

Title: Confessions of a Domestic Failure

Front Cover of Confessions of a Domestic Failure

Author: Bunmi Laditan

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Mira Books

Publication date: May 2, 2017

Page #: 336

Star rating: 4 out of 5.

Back Cover Copy:

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere 

There are good moms and bad moms—and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who’s trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. 

When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she’s always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop? 

With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley’s story reminds moms that there’s no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.

My Review:

This story is funny and mothers everywhere will find it relatable. It’s a fictional story that manages to make real-life mothers feel seen, as though we’re not imagining the adjustments, and difficulties of first time motherhood. I really enjoyed the laughs through the story. I managed to cry a few times, too. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for something that will make you appreciate the difficulties of motherhood, and has a happy ending.

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