My Book!

On the 5th September 2017 I released my first book! Published by Orpen Press, “The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood” covers all the ages and stages, from the positive pregnancy test right up to the teenage years.

Here’s the blurb to tell you more:

“Parenthood the greatest adventure of all. While everyone else on social media is dressed neatly and smiling happily at the camera the picture-postcard family you re chasing a half-naked toddler around and simultaneously trying to remove baby vomit from your shirt. Welcome to reality!

In The Real Mum s Guide to (Surviving) Parenthood, mum-of-seven Jen Hogan is your expert guide, sharing her candid perspective on the rollercoaster of parenthood with all its ups and downs, challenges and rewards from pregnancy to the teenage years. Humorous and sensitive, realistic and always ready with an anecdote, Jen is full of practical advice while also appreciating the emotional involvement in rearing children. She understands that what works for some children doesn t for others, and includes realistic tools for overcoming certain hurdles.

The Real Mum s Guide to (Surviving) Parenthood covers all aspects of parenthood, including: Pregnancy, childbirth and miscarriage,  The newborn stage, Postnatal depression,  Adjusting to the new mum you and the importance of mum friends, Toddler terrors and threenagers, Adding to your brood and adjusting to the new family dynamic,
The primary school years, The secondary school transition.

The Real Mum s Guide to (Surviving) Parenthood is for all parents, from expectant mothers to parents of teenagers”

And it’s available is all good book stores, or you can purchase online here:

The Real Mum's Guide to Surviving Parenthood
The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood

 

Media articles and reviews relating to “The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood”

This is what www.midwestbookreview.com had to say about my book! – “If you as a busy mother have time for only one ‘self-help’ book, make it “The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood”! While very highly recommended for community and academic library Parenting instructional reference collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood” is also available in a digital book format” 

Here’s what some others thought:

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Media coverage:

Irish Independent – Jen Hogan talks about life with a large family as she introduces her new book

Irish Examiner – Jen Hogan shares her top parenting tips as she introduces her new book

Tallaght Echo –  Debut book for Tallaght native and mother of seven

RTE Radio1 – The Ray D’Arcy Show – Postnatal depression and The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood