This story is about 3 young mums who make a pact to improve their lives for the new year under the name of The Happiness Project. Alison vowes to push herself out of her comfort zone with health and fitness, newly pregnant Kate aims to be more zen-like during her third pregnancy and Frankie plans to get herself a proper job and turn into a grown up!
We follow the trials and tribulations of their project and see how they find their way through life, learning to be mums, friends and partners. We witness them trying to juggle work, the PTA, extended families, and the complicities that being a mum entails. Always trying to do the best you can, not letting others see your failings and often mistaking genuine help as interfering or judging.
Three believable and likable main characters with very real scenarios. Reading this as a mum whose children have now grown up you can really appreciate how much time we waste worrying about how other people perceive our parenting.
The Happiness Project by Pippa James was released by Bookoutre 12 February 2019. I enjoyed this book and am happy to include it as part of my Recommended Reading section.
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