I Made a Booboo: A mom who had parenting all sorted…until she had a baby

by Shivangi Sharma

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3880-4
  2. Pages: 208 pages
  3. Date: February 2016


‘What? The baby’s here? Okay, that’s good. But do you promise me I don’t have to do anything else now?’

Once upon a time there was a woman who used to sleep eight hours a day and laze around on weekends. Her clothes were free of gross body fluids and her bag rarely had biscuit crumbs. Then she decided to have a baby.

With books and the Internet for friends—and a husband who responded commonsensically—she thought she had it all sorted. But then her baby arrived, and everything turned upside down!

The baby made it his mission to present a new surprise every day. Mommy, after fighting hours of helplessness, came to learn that parenting was a lost battle. There was only one way to survive—keep calm, laugh on and write as the baby dozes. The result: I Made a Booboo, a rollicking account of the trials, tribulations and occasional triumphs of a first-time mom.

P.S. Everyone did live happily ever after (albeit only when the baby willed so).


A Marketing professional with an MBA from ISB, Shivangi Sharma has co-authored an anthology titled Dutched Up (rated among top travel books of 2015 by the WSJ) and has written for Mother’s World, a popular parenting magazine. She lives in Amsterdam with her husband who plays way more sports than a normal wife can be okay with, and her son, who rarely listens to her. To maintain her sanity through it all, she performs as part of a professional Bollywood dance troupe in different European cities, and indulges in yoga, spirituality and music at home.

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