JUST ANOTHER MANIC MUM-DAY – Buy it here.
Ex-pissed-off parent and now newlywed Roxy heads off for the sunny shores of Bondi Beach with new hubby Jack and three-year-old daughter Joey in tow. Roxy is determined to throw herself into work, and bonding with Joey, but shortly before she’s due to start she discovers she is pregnant again. Roxy hasn’t yet felt the need to set up a Pissed-Off Parents’ Club in Sydney, but she hasn’t bargained on a whole new set of Aussie-accented, work-related gripes, either – and how hard pregnancy as an older mother can be.
Luckily a new friend, Shoshanna, is on-hand to help and one day, whilst sharing their gripes, they wonder why there are no cafes solely intended for people like themselves: stressed-out parents. Before they’ve finished their skinny lattes, they’ve come up with a business idea: they’re going to set up a café for parents and their progeny which will cater exclusively for them and their needs, called Just Another Manic Mum-Day.
Before long the café is going down a storm amongst Yummy Mummies, Earth Mothers, and Stay-at-home-Dads. And when Roxy is made an offer to set up a nation-wide chain of cafes in the UK, things seem on the up. The only problem being that Jack loves Sydney, and doesn’t want to leave…
PUBLISHER : Sphere
PUBLICATION DATE: 19 Jan 2012