As someone who has always wanted to be a mom but just isn’t quite ready, I was immediately intrigued by Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer. The synopsys describes the book as one that talks about all the things that most people usually avoid talking about when the subject of being a mother arises. This, of course, is what ultimately led me to request the book as I find there are a lot of things in life that people just don’t tell you about when it comes to life anywhere from relationships to your job.
It’s such a funny, universal concept and yet so often these “truths,” if you will, just aren’t discusssed and I frankly find that strange. It’s wonderful, however, when someone finally does talk about them. The things no one tells you until, eventually, someone does.
Cat and Nat’s Mom Truths definitely isn’t perfect, but neither is being a mom. There are occasions where the book gets into a repeat of things you hear all the time in self-help books, which was a little disappointing considering the fact that this was supposed to be about the things people don’t tell you. For the most part, however, Mom Truths was witty and amusing, using real experiences from the women to get each point across.
I really enjoyed reading this book and appreciated the few nuanced views it included. I think it’s a great book to read before having children, though you’ll definitely want to read some others as it’s not fully comprehensive or anything like that. With their large number of children, Cat and Nat definitely have a lot of worthwhile things to say about motherhood that I’m sure many mothers can relate to. I’d definitely recommend this book to others, though I can say I’d probably want a different cover than the one that was chosen.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.