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The best parenting books for mums in 2021

Section: Being a parent
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Yep, it's nearly 2021! And that means a whole new year of parenting books for you to sink your teeth into - when you get five minutes of course. With options concerning a whole host of topics from mental health to race and home life, there really is something everyone. So take a nosy at the bunch of new books especially fro mums coming your way in 2021...

This lovely little book by Kate Murnane is packed with over 150 tips, tricks and hacks that will help make your home happier and your life easier. And who doesn't want that? There are tips on cleaning and tidying to cooking and playing, as well as a section dedicated to those first few these months taking care of a newborn.

Although not technically a parenting book, following Candice's incredible debut book I Am Not Your Baby Mother, we couldn't not include her second book, Sista Sister. A compilation of essays about all the things Candice wishes someone had talked to her about when she was a young Black girl growing up in London, the book tackles a variety of topics from family to money, sex and friendship.

This one is all about you and your other half. Written by a psychologist and relationship expert, Baby Bomb offers powerful tools based in psychology and neurobiology to help you and your partner co-parent and co-partner as a solid and supportive team―while also cultivating your love for each other. 

This is the ultimate companion to any journey, staycation or holiday and is full of games to keep your little one happy and occupied when you're out and about. There are even games suitable for big groups on holidays or at parties so nobody is left out of the fun.

If you haven't already had them yet, you will soon but all parents experience tricky questions from their kids and it can be tough knowing exactly how to answer them. Tackling a wide range of topics including bodies, bullying, mental health, sexuality, money, social media and anxiety, the book aims to help us parents tackle those awkward questions that can floor the best of us. 

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having worked for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news and product pages, features and  interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith, Fearne Cotton and Alex Jones, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online.

A fondness for travel, chocolate and her sausage dog Luna, in her spare time. Emily also runs the lifestyle blog, Musings & More.


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