Once upon a time there was a woman who used to sleep eight hours a day and laze around on weekends. Her clothes were mostly free of gross body fluids and her bag rarely had biscuit crumbs. Then she decided to have a baby. With books and the internet for friends - and a husband who answered commonsensically - she thought she had it all sorted. But then her baby arrived, and turned everything upside down! The baby made it his mission to present a new surprise every day. Mommy, after fighting hours of helplessness, came to learn that parenting was a lost battle. There was only one way to survive - keep calm, laugh on and write when the baby dozes. The result : I made a Booboo, a rollicking account of the trials, tribulations and occasional triumphs of a first-time mom. P.S: Everyone did live happily ever after (albeit only when the baby willed so)
About the Author
Shivangi Sharma, a Marketing professional with an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, has co-authored an anthology titled Dutched Up (rated among top travel books of 2015 by the WSJ) and has written for Mother's World, a popular parenting magazine. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband who plays way more sports than a normal wife can be okay with, and her son, who rarely listens to her. To maintain her sanity through it all, she performs as part of a professional Bollywood dance troupe in different European cities, and indulges in yoga, spirituality and music at home.
Ratings & Reviews
7 Ratings &
Oye to motherhood
Every parent wants the best for her child. The moment she realizes she is expecting, she buys all those books on parenting. She googles information about child raising. There are many companies which cleverly trap her to buy those books, CDs, pregnancy clothes and baby care products. Having bought all these (un)wanted items, she is ready to become a mother. The child comes into this world and turns all those theories in the books and online expert blogs upside down. All those books and CD’s l...
Numerous anecdotes,suggestions and the writer’s take on the topic of ‘pregnancy and making a booboo’ makes this book a wonderful and a breezy read! With so much of stress and negativity surrounding every woman’s pregnancy phase-thanks to the information overload on the Internet,this book comes as a freshly baked cookie,that can be savoured by expectant mothers, new mothers and of course ‘fathers’ aswell. Savour it with a hot cup of coffee,lest you spill it while ROFL (blame it on this humouro...
The instances mentioned in the book are so relatable and I am sure anyone who is a parent and reads the book will say, “Oh! I went through this.” The cover is an instant pick me up and the language is simple. She has written it in a very hilarious way.The book opens with a test on parenting and ends with a cute little list of things to discuss with other parents.
The review might be biased since I am a mother. Yes I mean it! Every mother will relate to this book lest they are blessed with obedient, well behaved and soft children. Shivangi shares her experience as a first time mother- the mistakes, the blunders, which are funny, interesting and frustrating at the same time.
Every single word reminded me of how I tackled my first child. Starting with finding answers from google about child behavior and failing miserably, being embarrassed by the tantr...