Just Like Mum Says: A Book of Mum's Wit

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Random House, Feb 26, 2009 - Humor - 224 pages
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'Having a baby is like watching two very inefficient removal men trying to get a very large sofa through a very small doorway, only in this case you can't say, "Oh, sod it, bring it through the French windows"' Victoria Wood

'It's not easy being a mother. If it were, fathers would do it' Dorothy, The Golden Girls

Motherhood is a tough job and a serious business. Which means there's all the more reason to step back and see the funny side of it, and Just Like Mum Says is packed with humorous insights and wry observations on all matters maternal.

Tracing the course of mothering through pregnancy, the terrible twos, the teenage years and the empty nest, Just Like Mum Says includes wise and witty words from celebrated matriarchs from Marge Simpson to Sharon Osbourne, and Victoria Beckham to Victoria Wood.

In short, Just Like Mum Says amuses, delights, enlightens and touches the heart - just like Mum.

'When my husband comes home, if the kids are still alive, I figure I've done my job' Roseanne

 

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Contents

What is a mother?
11
1n the pudding club
24
Dads and birth
38
Breastfeeding
52
No its not that Spock Expert advice
66
Toilet training
80
Theres nothing to do Fun with Mum
95
Religion
111
Mums 8 technology
153
Growing pains
159
Teenagers
165
Dating
172
Do you miss me? Kids flying solo
178
Top ten maternal sayings
184
Life lessons For Mum
190
Therapy
196

Favourite expressions
128
Housework
135
Food drink
141
Top ten Murphys laws For mums
147
Mothers pride and joy
202
Mother love
211
About the author
222

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About the author (2009)

Rosemarie Jarski is a screenwriter who divides her time between Britain and the States. Her book publications include Wisecracks and Hollywood Wit, anthologies of on- and off-screen Hollywood quotations, a spoof guide How to Be A Celebrity, and the bestselling humorous quotations books: The Funniest Thing You Never Said, Great British Wit and A Word from the Wise.

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