Mum’s on Strike by Laura Kemp

When I saw a review on another site for Mum’s on Strike by Laura Kemp I knew it was a book that I just had to read. It was the title that struck me, as a mum to one, I quite often threaten going on strike in the vain hope my other housemates might pick up something, maybe even the Hoover? I am sure many of you can also associate with this feeling, and since becoming taxi driver to Dad M over Christmas, I know how it feels even more. Here is what Laura says:

Then one night, probably having either been woken by my crying son or my snoring husband, I came up with an idea for a book based on my experience of motherhood. A book for the huge majority of mums who neither have nannies nor personal trainers. A book for those of us who have so much going on in our heads we want to scream but we’re so tired we can barely muster a whimper

So Mum’s on strike was born. The book starts with the idyllic wedding of Lisa and Adam, setting off on married life together and heading on their honeymoon to Tenerife. Fast forward 8 years and you find Lisa and Adam in an all too familiar scene. Dinner on the table and the family not answering till the third call. Something slightly different for each person and still grumbles can be heard. Lisa has accepted the tiredness, and thankless job of Mum to George and Rosie. Like all mums the daily trudge of everyday life is finished with a glass of wine and a TV programme if you are lucky.

I have enjoyed reading this book, the start of rebellion for Lisa, and the total ignorance of Adam. I feel they are all to familiar, I too would love a “How to be me” strike document and while Dad M does help round the house I can only think that some parts are completely invisible to him. I am only on Day one but already am hooked on this well written book. I look forward to hearing of the consequences of strike on the family and how Lisa will feel. I might even go on strike myself?

Mum’s on strike is available now for RRP £7.99 from bookshops, and might be the best £8 you have spent in a long time! If you would like to find out more about Laura Kemp then visit her website or Facebook page or like me chat to her on twitter.

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Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the book to review the opinions remain mine and have not been altered.

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  1. Dusting! I hate it! My son likes to drag the duster around but doesn’t really do a very good job, I fear bribery might be my only option, lol 🙂

  2. Cleaning, of any sort. I failed to inherit the “Oh look how great everything looks now it’s clean and tidy gene”

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