Firstly I wish to thank Tracy Fenton for inviting me on the BlogTour for Secrets of the Mummy Concierge
ABOUT THE BOOK
Create a unique baby name that no one has ever used before… tick
Organise a delivery room photoshoot with hair and make-up for mum-to-be… tick
Arrange a toddler birthday party with no maximum budget… tick
All in a day’s work for the Mummy Concierge.
Tiffany Norris is the one and only concierge for parenthood in the UK today. Acting as a baby’s personal assistant, on-call therapist and social director, Tiffany strives to be the ultimate parent protector, peacekeeper and negotiator when it comes to bringing a new tiny human into the world. Where demands go way beyond late-night food cravings and into the luxurious world of the super-rich, Tiffany is on hand to help with all kinds of seemingly impossible requests.
From opulent nurseries and stylists for new-borns to 3am calls worrying about just not being enough, Tiffany also shares her own story of motherhood and post-natal depression. Secrets of the Mummy Concierge reminds us all that being a new parent is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
And luckily, The Mummy Concierge is here to help.
I did not even know that such a person existed before I read this book, but it is a niche that Tiffany Norris found and delivered the service that those that could afford, desired. The mummy concierge can be there for even planning how, when and where to conceive. She will arrange anything around the families needs, be it the biggest and best toddler party, with a real castle to before and after casts of the lady’s birthing bits as a present for the father.
There are incredible highs and devasting lows, from not being able to conceive for medical reasons to dealing with the tragic loss of a baby, where she has to go in and dismantle the nursery for parents. Something we have done as a family, but I feel it helped in saying goodbye too for us. I liked how Tiffany opens up about her business and her journey of fertility treatments, failures, hopes and success.
Seeing things now from the parent’s perspective herself will I would think make her business so much better. She openly talks about the emotional side of motherhood, breastfeeding and her meltdown with post-natal depression. She holds nothing back in the book.
For me, it shows a vulnerable side to a lot of these women that could well have been brought up by nannies themselves, for part of their lives, they seemed quite insecure at making the smallest decisions. Tiffany was always there to guide them, give them choices, and help them fulfil their desires, whether to be bigger and better or even just reassured them that they were doing great.
I think what she is doing is fabulous, there was a need, and she filled it brilliantly. The book is honest, mind blowing at times, emotional and extremely well written.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tiffany Norris is a no-nonsense mummy concierge, journalist and pregnancy guru who has worked with hundreds of pregnant mothers, and supports every woman who needs her help with tips and guidance – and sometimes just a listening ear. She is a journalist and presenter for Mumsnet, has written for Cosmo and Grazia and is an expert for The Baby Show. Tiffany owns and runs The Mummy Masterclasses parenting workshops for soon-to-be and new parents. She was the winner of the prestigious Jacqueline Gold women in Business award and has won the Theo Pathetis small business award.
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