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Inspired to transform yourself into a yummy mummy? Then you might want to read up on how these characters juggle kids, career and cosmetics - some failing oh-so spectacularly.

  1. 1. I Don't Know How She Does It - Allison Pearson

    The classic tale of a frazzled mother who learns you can't have it all. Sometimes you just have to admit you sent shop-bought mince pies to your child's school Christmas party.
  2. 2. Motherland - Maria Beaumont

    Desperate housewife lacking confidence to return to work turns to the bottle.
  3. 3. The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy - Fiona Neill

    Watch this mum make too many school runs in pyjamas, under the disapproving eye of the Alpha Mum.
  4. 4. Babes in Captivity - Pamela Redmond Satran

    These four friends from a mother's group all decide to spice up their lives and work towards a goal.
  5. 5. What Do You Do All Day? - Amy Scheibe

    This stay-at-home mum finds life even harder to juggle when her husband heads off to Singapore for work.
  6. 6. The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy - Polly Williams

    Still in maternity clothes months after the birth? Maybe you need an introduction to the yummy mummy brigade.
  7. 7. Odd Mom Out - Jane Porter

    Sometimes your daughter just wants you to play nice with the other mums.
  8. 8. Any Way You Want Me - Lucy Diamond

    Bored with staying at home? Why not invent a fictitious identity for yourself and make contact with a former boyfriend?
  9. 9. The Manny - Holly Peterson

    Need help raising your son while researching a career-making story? Just send for a male nanny.
  10. 10. Wife Living Dangerously - Debra Kent

    Sometimes it gets too much playing by the rules.

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