Mum’s Arcade can think of no better mother’s day gift than one that really does have the power to make mums feel better about themselves. Flowers are nice to receive but here is a gift that can transform a mother’s poor opinion of herself and make the family happier as a whole. It tackles real life situations that we get ourselves into despite our very best intentions and shows you how to change your thinking. It has a mantra of “Stop Trying to be the Mum you think you should be. Start enjoying the Mum you are.”
The founder of Mum’s Arcade read the book in one sitting on a long train journey and just wishes the common sense approach had featured from day one of her parenting.
The transition between manager to mother is one many career women have to make these days. And for many, it can be an overwhelming
experience. Comparing yourself to other mums, stressed out and feeling frumpy – maybe life as a Mum is not as was expected. But mums
Published this Spring to coincide with Mother’s Day, Love You Mum is a unique new book. It is not a practical parenting guide; there are no child rearing tips, no logistical advice on childcare, or magical fool proof formulas for happy children. It is a book purely for one of the most important influences on a child’s life – Mum! Gillian Campbell provides a guide to creating and maintaining a resourceful mindset through those first few years of being a Mum. A chance to uncover, or re-discover the lost parts that disappeared into the depths of the stresses and strains of motherhood.
“The book is for Mums who perhaps end more days wishing they hadn’t snapped at their kids and their partners more than they had laughed and loved the challenges they faced. Those who dive into the escape of a glass of wine, an internet site or a reality TV show at the end of each day, rather than spending time with their partner or putting steps in place towards the goals they dream of achieving,” says Gillian.
Gillian creates opportunities for the reader to re-evaluate, re-focus and re-discover the person they are now they have children in their life. She works through mindset techniques to reduce worry, guilt, and un- resourceful stress based thinking. She shares methods for mindfulness, emotional responsibility and regaining a sense of joy alongside purpose rather than strain and pressure. So women can enjoy their journey through motherhood.
“At last, a book to stop that self-guilt that’s the bedfellow of all modern mums,” says Daniella Delaney, Editor of Practical Parenting &