Win one of 20 copies of You Will (Probably) Survive by Lauren Dubois, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

A brilliantly honest guide to the highs and lows of parenthood from the author of award-winning blog The Thud.

‘Articulate and hilarious. This is my all-time favourite go-to reference for every mother.’ CHEZZI DENYER’Lauren Dubois’ entertaining musings on parenting have saved me from the “brink” multiple times. A must-read for the modern-day mother who adores her children – but is happy to acknowledge the journey can be equal parts heaven and hell!’ ERIN MOLANYou walk out of the maternity ward with your new baby, looking back over your shoulder, waiting for someone to stop you and tell you you’re not qualified to do this. But they don’t. They just wave you on your merry way and that’s it. It’s up to you now.

Suddenly you’re a mum. Suddenly you’re crying at sad news stories, you’re picturing all the horrible things that could happen to your baby when you walk down the street, you’re plotting your partner’s death over and over again.

You’re wondering why no one told you it would be this hard. Something’s changed in you but you’re trying to figure out what it is and if anyone else feels the same.

This book is NOT a parenting manual. You don’t need anyone else telling you what to do with your child. What you need is someone who’ll explain what the actual fallopian is happening to you. What exactly IS motherhood?

So here it is: the complete, honest, uncomfortable and glorious story of motherhood. From the science fiction weirdness of pregnancy, to the sleep torture inflicted by babies, to the crapshow that is negotiating with your megalomaniacal toddler – and all the magic that makes it worth it. These are the things no one told you about motherhood. The joyous, the maddening and the hilarious.

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Winners for this competition

  1. R. Anne - QLD
  2. L. Tappin - NSW
  3. C. Snell - NSW
  4. J. Dunbar - QLD
  5. K. Van Alphen - QLD
  6. E. Archibald - QLD
  7. R. Jones - WA
  8. L. Cormack - ACT
  9. S. Biggs - QLD
  10. T. ROGASCH - QLD
  11. A. Placek - VIC
  12. S. Testaz - TAS
  13. N. Edge - QLD
  14. L. Parsons - VIC
  15. C. Riley - SA
  16. K. Baigent - VIC
  17. S. Townsley - QLD
  18. A. Petek - QLD
  19. J. Swain - SA
  20. J. Munro - NSW
  • Highs was having another baby so close with our first born and getting to see the close bond they share

  • One of the highs would have to be when my son first called me Mummy.
    And a low would be see my son at 1 year old have tonsillitis and my pain it caused him

  • My highs is watching my children grow up into fine young adults.

  • High of parenthood getting through PND

  • my lows has got to be no dam sleep… Ahahahaha and my highs has got to be watching her every move every moment growing up

  • One of the best days of being a parent was when my daughter ran to hug me for the first time.

  • One of the highs is when you witness your child do something absolutely amazing you never knew they could do. Even just simple things like an awesome new basketball move or the ability to wow us with just how clever and advanced they are with technology.

  • One of my highs is the interactions between both my kids. I was apprehensive when my son was born but my daughter loves him so much and it’s such a delight to see them playing or babbling together.

  • One of the highs is definitely about the happiness of having this baby after 5 years of unsuccessful trial of conceive. One of the lows is the tiredness of looking well after my baby.

  • Someone has been following me and written a book about my feelings! I always cry at sad news stories (and sad movies, like Toy Story!). I often worry about things that could happen to us walking down the street. Luckily I have a short attention span…now where is hubby…

  • Biggest high was watching my 10 yr old compete in his first Archery competition and love it.

  • When my son was 5 weeks old I cried because I thought he’d never be happy. He’d scream all day from wind and reflux. I couldn’t see through the cloud of misery and sleep deprivation until the day he first smiled. Then I knew we’d both be ok.

  • A high has a parent is knowing that I have taught my children to be thoughtful and caring of others, during a hot summer day, I’d given my daughter ,50c to buy a zipper dooper at school, her friend didn’t have money so my daughter asked the ladies in the canteen to cut it in half so she could share it.

  • l look at my 2 daughters laws changing the nappies of their new bubs. They both look tired and then our grandson pees and it goes everything even over my granddaughter. We all lost it and couldn’t stop laughing.
    They realised it’s not all Bad but it can be absolutely fun.

  • There are so many highs with being a mum. One of my biggest was taking our little lady to the show just like my grandparents took me. Taking her on the carousel and listening to her little laugh was magical.

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