It Gets Easier! …and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers by Claudine Wolk

It Gets Easier! ...and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom by Claudine Wolk
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Featuring interviews with hundreds of moms and candid stories from author Claudine Wolk’s own experiences as a mother, It Gets Easier! . . . and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers employs a healthy mix of humor, honesty, and insider strategies to give new and expecting moms a “leg up” on the challenging task of first-time motherhood.

This fun, frank, and prescriptive guide strives to make motherhood easier by addressing 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 6 Baby Commandments that can foster good eating and sleeping habits,
  • The five new mom mantras that will help keep you sane,
  • Body image after giving birth,
  • And how to keep housework to a minimum.

This funny, irreverent book will help ease every new mothers’ frustrations by reminding them that they are not alone and providing tangible, easy-to-follow tips for parenting success.

Chick Lit Café Book Review:

It Gets Easier (and other lies we tell new mothers) is a fun, practical guide to assist women transition into motherhood. Full of truly great tips and packed with humor, this is the self-help manual on becoming a new mother and on motherhood that you don’t want to miss!

For many, or maybe even most, women the reality of motherhood is that it is hard, and reading this book will help guide us through it. From caring for your newborn to communicating your feelings to your husband, from housework to finding your way through feeding and sleeping, this dynamic handbook has got you covered. It is packed with things no one bothers to tell you, from how to get a good night’s sleep, to feminine hygiene! Everything that can be overwhelming and leave us in a state of silent panic and despair is touched upon in these pages, to let us know we are not alone and that there is a way through it all. This book is a lifeline for those who are struggling (or may struggle in the future). It is also for those of us who appreciate a down-to-earth, honest take on becoming a mother for the first time. I especially rate the chapters toward the end that address a woman’s feelings. It’s hard for new mothers to admit they’re not over-the-moon, or that they feel like they’re failing. The pragmatic advice offered here gives women the freedom to accept how they feel without feeling guilty, while also giving them handy and very practical tips for coping. But the biggest ‘hurrah’ we learn is that we are not alone.

Claudine Wolk breaks the myth that we are alone in our struggles and lets us know that not all mothers are coping and happy. The message is totally refreshing, offering hope and humor in equal parts. Don’t be overwhelmed in your journey, let Claudine’s knowledge-gathering and experience encourage you. It Gets Easier (and other lies we tell new mothers) by Claudine Wolk is a terrific award worthy self-help book on becoming a mother for the first time and comes highly recommended by Chick Lit Café. Book reviewed by Tracy for Chick Lit Café.

Buy It Gets Easier! …and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers: A Fun, Practical Guide to Becoming a Mom by Claudine Wolk
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Available in to listen to and in audio through AudibleAlt"=book reviews"Resources for further exploration and a glossary are included in the audiobook companion PDF download.
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