Instamom

Book Review: Instamom by Chantel Guertin

4⭐️ Book Review

Buying Instamom was solely a case of #bookstagrammademedoit – and I’m so glad I did.

Kit Kidding is an influencer, a motivational speaker, and a child-free-by-choice woman. Her brand isn’t that she hates kids, but that she’s made the conscious decision to choose a single-girl-in-the-city lifestyle instead of #mommyhood – and it was all been working fine. Until she met Will MacGregror, a single dad who gives Kit all the feels. As she gets to know Addie, Will’s precocious daughter, and spends more time in Will’s life, Kit starts questioning if what she thought she loved is what she really wants.

I really enjoyed this book. Chantel Guertin did an amazing job at depicting what it’s like to be single in your 30s and to take on a stepmom role. When I turned 30, my divorce had just been finalized and I was a single mom to a 13-month-old baby girl. By 33, I was dating again and would soon add being a stepmom to my life. The experiences of the Instamom characters definitely resonated with me and my own journey.

Instamom is much more than a rom-com about a social media influencer. This book covered relationships, parenthood, grief, and the question of having it all – a successful career, a partner, kids, and an identity all your own. I cheered for Kit as she struggled to define her choices, and that made Instamom a great read.

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