Cold Cups of Tea and Hiding in the Loo




Sleepless nights, being covered in vomit, bottomless laundry baskets – oh, the joys of parenting!

Whatever age your child, this book will remind and encourage you that parenting can be a mixture of joy, worry, frustration, tears, laughter and love. However, when we share and connect with each other, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief that none of us (unlike Mary Poppins) are practically perfect as human beings, never mind as parents.

Annie’s openness about parenting is both reassuringly relatable and very funny, and provides a much-needed reality check in the midst of the pressure to do it all. So choose vulnerability and have deeper conversations with friends, family and God – even if they do take place over cold cups of tea!

Annie welcomes you to come along on a reflective, funny, gentle but meaningful journey to explore the very real joys and hardships of being a parent. – Katherine Welby-Roberts

Annie’s book genuinely had me laughing out loud as I recognised so much of myself in her own experiences of parenthood. But it also offers so much wisdom about surviving the tough days. – Becky Drake

This book is a breath of fresh air for anyone navigating the unique journey of being a parent, and will leave you feeling uplifted, encouraged and – most importantly – not alone. – Simon Thomas

About the author

Annie Willmot is a writer and mum of two boys. Previously working with children, young people and families, encouraging inter-generational worship and community, she now works as a funeral pastor and preaches regularly at her church.
Annie is passionate about creating space for honest and vulnerable conversations and can be found at blogging about parenthood and faith.

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