The Mummy Lessons, the second book from award-winning blogger Helen Wallen, is published today by Hodder & Stoughton.

Celebrating female friendships and exploring the highs and lows of motherhood, the novel follows Emily, who is finding her feet during those first twelve months of motherhood…

After a tough pregnancy, Emily is determined to tackle motherhood like a pro. But perfection (and sleep) is hard to come by, no matter how much you spend in Mothercare.

Her friend Molly seems to be breezing it. But with a business venture as well as a baby, is she taking on too much?

And Liz has some serious choices to make about her new relationship when tragedy strikes.

Celebrating female friendship, the highs and lows of motherhood, and the lifesaving power of a jumperoo, The Mummy Lessons is a hilariously warm and frank novel for mums who have no idea what they’re doing.

The Mummy Lessons follows on from Helen’s equally funny debut novel, Baby Boom!, which was called “Perfect for new mums, soon-to-be-mums – and dads!” by Soap Magazine.

Helen is the brains behind the award-winning blog, “Just a Normal Mummy“, which started in 2011 and was the inspiration behind Helen’s debut fiction title.

Helen Wallen was born in High Wycombe, and worked in copywriting and PR until a move to the South Coast in 2010, along with the birth of her first child, inspired her to begin writing her own blog.