She may have been one-fifth of the best-selling girl group of all time, selling 90 million records worldwide, but Emma Bunton says her proudest achievement has been her children. The Spice Girls singer, who shares sons Beau and Tate with her fiancé Jade Jones, has now put pen to paper to write a parenting book she says she wishes she’d had when she first became a mother, and it will no doubt prove popular with new mums.
But Emma is far from the first celebrity mum to publish a book on parenting. From her BFF Holly Willoughby to current Queen of the I’m a Celebrity jungle Giovanna Fletcher, discover other books on motherhood written by these famous faces…
Emma Bunton – Mama You Got This
Released on 10 June, Emma’s book, Mama You Got This, promises to be an honest and relatable book for new mums, combining stories of Emma’s own experiences with expert guidance from midwives, a paediatric sleep consultant, an NCT counsellor and more.
Mama You Got This, £11.99, Amazon
Giovanna Fletcher – Happy Mum, Happy Baby
Long before she won I’m a Celeb or hung out with the Duchess of Cambridge for her Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, Giovanna Fletcher released her book of the same name. Rather than sharing parenting advice, Giovanna offers a personal account of her own experiences of having a family with her husband, McFly musician and fellow author Tom Fletcher, and celebrates how a happy, confident mum leads to a happy baby.
Happy Mum, Happy Baby, £8.99, Amazon
Frankie Bridge – Grow
Frankie Bridge is set to detail how motherhood impacted on her mental health in her second book, Grow. The Saturdays singer said that while the book is inspired by her own experiences following the births of her two sons, Parker and Carter, it also features advice from psychiatrists, psychologists and paediatricians in a bid to help other mothers who may be struggling.
Grow, £15.19, Pre-order now
Holly Willoughby – Truly Happy Baby
Back in 2016, Holly Willoughby released her book, Truly Happy Baby: It Worked For Me, sharing – as you’ve guessed – tips and tricks that worked for her with her children Harry, Belle and Chester. Reviews on Amazon praise Holly for her non-judgemental, down-to-earth tone and practical advice on everything from breastfeeding to bedtime routines.
Truly Happy Baby, £13.29, Amazon
Mindy Kaling – Nothing Like I Imagined
She may only be 41, but Mindy Kaling has already released three memoirs, the latest of which is a series of essays called Nothing Like I Imagined. Mindy’s work discusses her experiences as a new single mum following the death of her own mother, and how she found help from a baby nurse. Read for free on Amazon.
Kelly Rowland – Whoa, Baby!
Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland released her book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (and Wonder What the #*$& Just Happened), in 2017. Kelly teamed up with her OB-GYN following the birth of her son to cover everything a new mum needs to know, including things Kelly herself was surprised by in the early days of motherhood.
Whoa, Baby!, £13.83, Amazon
Alex Jones – Winging It! Parenting in the Middle of Life
Described as a “support group for parents who are having their children in their thirties and forties”, Winging It was written by Alex Jones in response to her experiences as a first-time mum at the age of 39. The One Show host shares anecdotes, tips and trick from fellow parents as well as expert advice.
Winging It!, £6.72, Amazon
Brooke Shields – Down Came The Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
To the outside world she may have looked like she had it all, but Brooke Shields shares details of her debilitating struggle with postpartum depression and the impact it also had on her family in her memoir, Down Came The Rain. Sharing the challenges of motherhood alongside the good, this thought-provoking read proves that perinatal mental health issues can affect anyone.
Down Came The Rain, £18.95, Amazon
Have you read any of these celebrity parenting books or is there another celebrity you’d love to write one?
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