Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MoJo Mom: Book Review

Most pregnant women are taught what to expect about childbirth, but not about how the Mother's life will change dramatically after she comes home with her new little baby.
From the Introduction to Mojo Mom:
"What is Mojo? Mommy Mojo is the feeling you get when you are at the top of your game, juggling the many facets of your life, making sure that your own needs are included in your family's priorities. Mommy Mojo is the joyous feeling of becoming yourself and liking that person. It is the ability to speak, be heard, and make a difference in the world. It is power, it is being a force to be reckoned with. It is knowing that even if the rest of the world doesn't always realize how amazing you are, you can move through it like a secret agent, armed with the confidence that your plans will succeed on your own terms."
Becoming a mom is one of the most difficult transitions any woman can face. Especially as dirty diapers, bedtime struggles, and mommy guilt start to replace the things in a woman's life before children. In fact, as Amy Tiemann, author of the new book MOJO MOM: Nurturing Your Self While Raising A Family points out, a major question in the face of these drastic changes becomes “Who am I, now that I am a mom?” Amy’s new book (now available since April 7, 2009 $16.00) provides some answers. A mom herself, Amy has a PhD in Neurosciences from Stanford University, is a spokesperson for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and is an executive team member of Through seminars and her interactive website, she now dedicates herself to helping women not only make sense of the changes they experience as moms, but also grow and thrive in their own lives. With a focus on self-care, creativity, and leadership, Mojo Mom provides thoughtful solutions and inspiration to help all women become exactly who they want to be. By nurturing themselves and their own unique identities, all women can regain their sense of mojo – even in the face of tantrums, laundry piles, and whatever else motherhood throws our way.
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1 comment:

Gretchen said...

SO true, I was prepared to have the kids, but not to expect what happens next. Why didn't they talk about raising teenagers during sex ed in school? That would scare anyone off.