A much-needed voice of encouragement for every woman who had a baby and lost her mind
Sometimes, motherhood feels never-ending. A child is born, chaos ensues, and it seems like life will never return to normal.
In You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, award-winning journalist and Instagram star Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck-but then she offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger than ever. After childbirth, a woman's body, her relationships, and her very sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages readers to look past the sugarcoated truisms about the miracles of child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.
Loaded with unfettered support from a mom who has been through it all, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom offers a lifeline of encouragement, inspiration, and community for the new mama who got a baby, lost her mind, and desperately wants to find herself again.
Required New Mama Reading
To say I read a lot of books to prepare for motherhood might be an understatement, but THIS is the one book all new moms should read. This book was like going to therapy for me because it was so raw and real that I confronted the whole range of emotions I experienced after having a baby. I laughed, I cried, but most importantly she made me feel normal. Although every woman’s motherhood and postpartum journey is completely unique, her words transcend so that each and every woman can relate to this universal shared experience.
Highly suggest - she keeps it REAL
Amazing, funny , honest , witty, raw.. all the things moms don’t talk about or warn you about. I love the vulnerability. It validated so much of what I experienced & thoughts in my mind in the first months as a mom. Highly recommend.
All Mamas READ this book ASAP
If there is one thing you should do before you are a new mama, other than making sure you have that car seat set up right, it is reading this book. As a new mama, you get a lot of good and bad advice but no one is REAL about the struggles most, if not all, new mamas and experienced mamas encounter. In this book, Leslie not only does that she is real. You will laugh and you will cry and you will be made to feel normal but the most important thing you will feel is her confidence in you for doing the best you can for your little ones.