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Publisher's Summary

For people who happen to be parents (or might be soon). Because for every turdy nappy you sadly deposit into a gag-reflex-inducing bin, there's a moment that's less sh*t around the corner.
This is not an audiobook that will help you grow (or raise) a human successfully. But this is a book that might, if you're not too emotionally battered - and can see through the permanent eye twitch - help you laugh a little more than you cry. But that's not guaranteed. Nothing is really guaranteed as a nurturer of the small people.
Here is one couple's take on the horrors and humour of modern parenting told from his side and hers: honest, sad and laugh-out-loud funny. From deciding to try for a baby to the harrowing realities of miscarrying, from pregnancy and labour to bringing baby home and trying to reconcile the old life with the new - this audiobook will speak to anyone with a small human of their own or hoping to take that fateful step.
©2017 Anna Whitehouse (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 09-22-17

Great Listen

MotherPukka and PapaPukka are both so open and honest about their journey to parenthood. I think anyone would struggle not to find some similarities to their own parenting or parenting to be journey. They are so open about their lives with all the heartbreak, joy and everything in between. I laughed out loud and had tears in my eyes. This is genuinely one of the best parenting books I've read since becoming a mother.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Angie on 09-19-17

Honest, funny and real

What made the experience of listening to Parenting the Sh*t out of Life the most enjoyable?

This is, without a doubt, one of the funniest, most honest, yet also most endearing and most real books about parenting I've ever had the joy to listen to/read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jo Eade on 09-28-17

Funny, Sad, Relatable

Wonderfully written parenting book which isn't so much a guide to parenting, more a 'you're not alone' hug. Loved it!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Paul Fisher on 04-10-18

Really not what it says on the tin

Very well read and easy to listen to however it is disappointing that the story seems to focus more on the sad and unfortunate parts of their experience than the uplifting and rewarding parts or how to embrace this in a casual easy way. Having recently been through the same joys of new life myself perhaps this book may have been better read before hand, although I think would have spent the whole of pregnancy worrying what may happen.

The book became a mix of a set of lists of things to prepare for a birth (available anywhere in any parenting book) and an "aren't we cool" travellers blog. Adding to this the cultural differences of becoming parents in Amsterdam rather than the UK will only appeal to a limited audience.

A small handful of humorous points but sadly not enough to make me give more positive reviews, and certainly not a book I will recommend to others. Probably great for those who have time to write and read blogs but for me i am sorry to say a true let down Mother and Pappa Pukka

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-30-18

About to start the journey

This laugh out loud and honest reflection on the conception and parenting journey is simply brilliant tale in a very English way.

I had more than a few chuckles to myself and walked away with some perspective on the road ahead. Thank you and I’ll try my best like you have.

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