Imperfect parenting has never been more popular. Someone has taken a baby wipe to the veneer of glossy perfection portrayed during the era of the 'yummy mummy', and now we see the truth in all of its sleep-deprived, frazzled glory. Well, hallelujah and praise be those who worship at the temple of Fabreze. For over 12 years, Shari Low has written a hugely popular weekly newspaper column documenting the ups, downs and bio-hazardous laundry baskets of family life. Because I Said So is a collection of her favourite stories of motherhood - including those that every experienced, new or impending mother will relate to featuring a three year old who locked himself in a toilet because he didn't want to change his Buzz Lightyear pull-up pants; embarrassing mistakes and disastrous summer holidays; childhood milestones; nativity plays and eight bouts of chickenpox.