Mother of a Man Child

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Follow the experiences of an Australian mother of teenage twin boys (and a young daughter), as they ride the rapids of the adolescent years together (and more often apart).  Honest, open and insightful, you will enjoy in equal measure hilarity, empathy and tears (of laughter and sadness).

The author was inspired to start her blog after yet another “encounter” with her teenage Man-Child son.  At the time, she was in “career transition” (that’s PC for being unemployed following a redundancy) so decided it was a great opportunity to channel her energies into something creative, as a counterbalance to the relentless grind of job hunting.  It also fed a long-held enjoyment of writing and story telling – hopefully evident in the many anecdotes that you will read.


Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some other people had to say about this book.

A tapestry of teenage tales (Anneliese)
October 1, 2017

“A wonderful collection of genuine life stories and experiences in a household with twin boys as they navigate the perils of teenage years. Beautifully written, Mother of a Man-Child is a tapestry of richly woven stories that provide short, sharp and sometimes very poignant moments of the author’s and her son’s lives through the uncharted territory of ‘teenagism‘. Funny, witty, sad and brutally honest, this book has it all.”


You need eyes in the back of your head! (Judy)
September 27, 2017

A warts and all story of two boys growing up.  Certainly not designed to guild the lily but as with many things, could have been done differently with the benefit of hindsight.  But the overarching love of a mother for her children regardless of whatever misdemeanours is very evident.  A recommended read for any parent of teenage boys.”


An entertaining read (Jodie) 
September 27, 2017

“I enjoy Kelly’s style of writing. A no-holds-barred look at what it’s like with twin boys. Their household is never dull, there’s always something ‘going down’. Entertaining, funny and organic.”