By Moms, for Momsâ€”Redefining Motherhood for a New Generation
With This Is Motherhood, the cofounders and contributors of the Motherly online community present a collection of essays and practices to celebrate motherhood in all its complexity.
Here youâ€™ll find reflections on each phase of â€śthe wild ride of motherhood,â€ť including the soaring highs of meeting your new baby, the ground-shaking lows that make you doubt everything youâ€™ve ever known, and all the beauty and pain in between. Each chapter closes with practices from Motherlyâ€™s team of wellness experts to help you define, clarify, process, and celebrate your journey.
This book was created to inspire and guide you through some of the most miraculous and stressful milestones of your life, such as:
â€˘ New Mamaâ€”get ready for the mysterious, unpredictable, and beautiful start to your new life as a mother
â€˘ Firstsâ€”each step is brand new to you and your baby . . . and a chance to discover your way to learn and love
â€˘ Mental Loadâ€”even with the worries, the to-do lists, the midnight emergencies, you deserve time and attention, too
â€˘ Villageâ€”how to find the support thatâ€™s all around you, because you arenâ€™t meant to do this alone
â€˘ Transformationâ€”discover and embrace the powerful, loving, capable woman whoâ€™s been molded by motherhood
There are many ways to get motherhood right. Itâ€™s not your motherâ€™s path or your sisterâ€™s path or that seemingly-perfect mom from your kidâ€™s preschoolâ€™s path. Itâ€™s yours. You get to defineâ€”and redefine along the wayâ€”your experience of motherhood.
And you are not alone.
Each essay in This Is Motherhood is a letter to you, from one mama to another, to remind you that your feelings are normal. That youâ€™re doing an amazing job. That youâ€™re stronger than you even realize.
Most of all: Youâ€™ve got this, mama.