Not So Mumsy

Your essential guide to becoming a happy, confident and stylish mama

Not So Mumsy
Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781911632634
Publisher: Murdoch Books
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This book is an extension of the NOTSOMUMSY brand, featuring thoughtful accounts on motherhood delivered humorously and stylishly, with the unifying message that yes, you are a mum, but you’re still you!

Through shared stories, witty quips and illustrations, Marcia Leone (aka NOT SO MUMSY) shares the grittier parts of motherhood that have hidden behind the facade of perfection and ease, empowering readers to feel like we’re all in this together. It comes from a place of support rather than advice, being uplifting and honest and with a unifying message that we all do it differently, and that’s OK. The focus is on changes to life when you become a mum, and empowering women to navigate motherhood their own way.

Broken up into chapters covering the various stages of motherhood, Not So Mumsy takes the reader through pregnancy, birth and the first year (but from the mother’s perspective, rather than the child’s milestones). Each chapter starts with Marcia sharing parts of her story and experience, and includes easily-digestible break-out boxes and parenting quotes which tie back to the NSM branding on Instagram. Also included are expert tips and helpful links for each of these stages.

Parenting is hard, but it’s also beautiful. With its uplifting, witty and honest tone, Not So Mumsy is the mother’s group every new mum wants to be part of.

The author

Marcia Leone is the brains, face and mum behind NOT SO MUMSY. An inspiring destination for all things fashion, Marcia created NOT SO MUMSY on the back of a journalism/marketing career and has since grown a community of like-minded modern mamas into a globally-renowned, award-winning fashion and lifestyle brand. has organically grown to include magazine-style content from carefully selected contributors covering beauty, fashion, travel, food, wellness, parenting and interviews with A-list celebrity mothers. 

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781911632634
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 6.69 in x 9.05 in / 169.93 mm x 229.87 mm