Clare is a much-loved, albeit little wacky, mum who seems to run into chaos wherever she goes. Getting herself into unlikely situations she still manages to find the fun in them and keep going.
Whether she is dealing with the nuisance of the constant doorbell ringing or taking the kids shopping, mum-of-two Clare still manages to enjoy moments, especially when the kids step up. Her sidekick sensible husband Tim is there to keep things on an even level and ticking over nicely.
Written in a humorous tone that will have you laughing out loud, MommyVille: On the Road to A PhD in Parenting, highlights everyday battles of being a mum and turns them on their head into moments to cherish and laugh at.
Sharing her journey and experience of ten years of parenting, Orla Kelly shows us that while mums are their kids' teacher, they in fact can teach us a little about life as well. The book dives in deep, sometimes often free-falling with a sense of never knowing what is going to happen next - a true depiction of motherhood.
Having decided to write the book long before she finally sat down with pen and paper, Orla admits that it was a little difficult “trying to summarise everything that happens in a household with two lively kids and at least one quirky wacky parent” but we are so glad she did. Having written it while memories were still fresh in her mind, Orla shows us all that it is important to live in the moment and not take life too seriously.
Far from the typical parenting book, this is an hilarious and heartwarming account of life in rural Ireland and includes all the local “goings on” that characterise an Irish sense of humour. This is the type of book you won’t be able to put down, but you won’t want it to end.