We’ve come across this great resource for Moms called “It Gets Easier! …And other lies we tell new mothers”. It’s written by Claudine Wolk and it’s a “Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming A Mom”. When I got this book, I was worried it was going to be like many other books I have on my bedside table, I start it and never have time to get past the first chapter! (I can’t remember the last time I’ve finished a book!) When I started this book I couldn’t put it down and pretty much read it within a couple days, I loved it that much. It’s so much fun and it’s THE most honest and real account of what motherhood is really like that I’ve read.
Jennie and I both talk about how much there is about Motherhood that no one ever tells you about! Why did no one ever tell us about how much hard WORK it is to breastfeed?! Or how much your relationship with your husband changes once you have kids? What’s up with the supposed controversy between Working Moms and Stay at Home Moms? (We just don’t get it!) And why did no one prepare us for the very real “mom guilt” that can absolutely get the better of you….IF you let it. And tell me again why when I look in the mirror after two years of working my butt off that I still don’t recognize my postpartum body from what it used to be?
Claudine is a Mother to three kids and has been both a Working Mom and Stay at Home Mom. She talks about all these issues Moms are faced with in a way that feels like you’ve known her forever and you’re talking with a close girlfriend! She also has SO many “insider tips” for Moms such as:
- Uncensored Tips for Labor and Beyond
- Breastfeeding Tips and Suggestions
- Your New Body Normal
- The Baby Commandments (i.e. helping your baby to learn good sleeping and eating habits)
- THE Schedule (you know…the one that will let you get a full night’s sleep again!)
- Heading Back to Work
- New Mom Mantras
- What is a Housewife and how did I become one?!
- Being the Best Mom
This book is something ALL Moms should have and I already have quite a few girlfriends I can’t wait to buy a copy for (great Christmas gifts)! You will laugh all the way through it and enjoy how candid and uplifting Claudine talks about becoming a Mom. Check out this book and I promise you will not be disappointed! It’s our new favorite guide for new moms and I feel I’ve gotten more out of reading this one book than all my other parenting books put together!
It gets better – check out her great website with Q&As, free printable resources, and further information about how you can get your hands on one of her books!
Pick up your own copy here!