It Gets Easier! . . . And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers
A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom
Author: Claudine Wolk
Pub Date: June 2009
Print Edition: $14.00
Print ISBN: 9780814415023
Page Count: 192
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814415030
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“This book is helpful and a hoot!”
— Dr. Laura Schlessinger, author of In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms, and internationally syndicated radio talk show host
You’ve just become a new mother, and you’re excited, blissful, anxious, and completely exhausted all at the same time. You wonder: Will I ever sleep again? Is my baby eating too much (or not enough)? Will I ever have time to enjoy with my husband again? Everyone keeps telling you it will get easier—but are they just humoring you, or will motherhood really become less difficult?
This fun, frank, and helpful guide drives home the point that you are not alone—and that there are simple yet crucial things you can do to make motherhood a little more controllable and a lot more enjoyable. You will learn how to cope with issues such as:“The Talk” you need to have with your husband before you give birth • what you really need to know about labor and delivery • the importance of a baby schedule (no matter what anyone else says) • the six Baby Commandments that can foster good eating and sleeping habits • five new-mom mantras that will help keep you sane • body image after giving birth • how to keep housework to a minimum • and more. Complete with a glossary and a list of helpful books and websites, this funny, irreverent book will enable you to get your life back, as you enjoy your baby.
“Terrific, fun, and helpful info for the woman who is new to the scary world of motherhood. Wolk provides the new mom with actual ideas she can try to make life with a newborn a bit easier—something I didn’t bother to do in my book. I can’t imagine any mom of an infant not getting something great out of reading this book.” — Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, best-selling author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Naptime Is the New Happy Hour
“I think this is fabulous. I love it. It’s clear, honest, fun, and sensible. What more could a mother ask for?” — Susan Maushart, author of The Mask of Motherhood
“FINALLY...women are letting down their ponytails and talking OUT LOUD about the reality of new motherhood. It’s so refreshing to hear stories that you can actually relate to, and Claudine Wolk takes it one step further, offering advice for surviving those early months. If only she’d been living next door to me when I was going through it all.”
— Vicki Glembocki, author of The Second Nine Months, Editor-at-Large, Philadelphia magazine
Claudine Wolk is a columnist, blogger, speaker, and mother of three. A writer and speaker on motherhood in the 21st century, she lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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