Doodle Diary of a New Mom: An Illustrated Journey Through One Mommy’s First Year is a book by Lucy Scott which demonstrates the life of young and inexperienced mother.
Scott has been storyboard artist for 10 years before having her first child. She also wanted to show her life as a new mom and instead of using the ordinary tools such as pen and baby books she took the things on a whole new level relating the two things in one and made this hilarious book in which we may recognize us.
The result is astonishing and it shows all aspects of motherhood in its true glory.
First year of motherhood for new mums may be very solitary so being able to show the world the drawings and silly stories with friends is cathartic. But not only for her.
Most mums feel lonely so this way of sharing photos was amusing for them and made them feel that out there are people which share their story.
“I think knowing that someone else has found it hard, too, can make you feel better. We’re all learning together.” – Said Scott, and we agree completely.
The book illustrations show that even though every mother is experiencing different type of journey, still there are things which may be similar or same and that all mothers may agree with.
Still there are some embarrassing moments which may happen and Scott stands out – “dabbing up projectile milk vomit off friends’ couches, shop floors, and people’s clothes” and the task of “trying to get into a position to dangle a boob over her [daughter] in the car seat” on long car journeys.
Here are a few of the best illustrations with which we relate.
1. So close, yet so far.
2. Because everyone loves eating lunch in the bathroom.
3. Date night? More like adult nap time.
4. Save yourself the hassle of baking that gender reveal cake.
5. We’re all about embracing postpartum glamour.
7. This gives new meaning to “attachment parenting.”
8. We’ll bend any which way to prevent the baby from waking up.
9. Remember when you could leave the house with only your wallet? Neither do we.
10. There’s nothing quite like starting the day with a diaper blow-out.
Is Scott going to continue this illustrative journey? Unfortunately no. She said that she wants to keep her daughters privacy aside and that this firs year was a period in which she could the most relate with other mums. The good news is that she will continue drawing but this time children’s books. We can’t wait for her first book to come out and till than enjoy in her Doodle Diary.