Book Review: Confessions of a Domestic Failure

With a title like Confessions of a Domestic Failure, how could I leave Bunmi Laditan’s debut novel on the shelf? She certainly knew how to attract her target audience, which I am guessing is moms whose children are old enough they have time to read again but young enough they still remember the pain of the first three years. LOL

I read this on a Saturday where I bailed everything I was supposed to do, except pick up my son’s prescription, that I did. I bailed everything else. We cuddled on the couch and I read. He played video games and I read. He napped and I read. Good read for a lazy Saturday.

Ashley is a new mom. She struggles to keep her world functioning with a baby in tow. The problem is, Ashley has unrealistic expectations about motherhood. Don’t we all. And she fails to follow the first year axiom, sleep when the baby sleeps, because she is so worried about the mess that her home is. But she also fails to clean up said mess while the baby sleeps. LOL.

I could really relate to the struggle with her hubs. She feels like he doesn’t understand what it is like to stay home with a baby all day. I sometimes struggle with this myself. Yes, my kiddo is now 8 but you try caring for a special needs child, day in, day out, 365 days a year. And I home school. Yeah, No Reprieve.

On the other hand Ashley has no concept of how hard it is to be the sole breadwinner for a family. The pressure that can put on the hubs. Actually, that might be a good way to describe Ashley, she is clueless about other people’s feelings and realities.

℘℘℘℘ – Solid four page book. It inspired me to get up and occasionally take care of a few things, like cleaning my master bathroom and doing the dishes. LOL Well written, amusing.