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This accessible and honest guide addresses the physical and emotional needs of babies and mothers alike, providing practical help for relieving anxiety, regaining balance between work and home, and adjusting to physical changes. Discussed are many aspects of being a new mother that others hestitate to talk about, such as what to do if boredom sets in, how to resume a sex life comfortably, and how to deal with the baby's grandparents.
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<div><b>Cindy Singer </b>is the founder of MASK (Mothers of Asperger's Syndrome Kids) and an active participant in Mothers of Bipolars (affectionately known as "The MOB"). <b>Sheryl Gurrentz</b> is the author of <i>The Guilt-Free Guide to Your New Life as a Mom</i>, a National Parenting Publications Gold Parenting Resource Award winner. They both live in Denver, Colorado. <br><br></div>
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A Different Perspective Jul 28, 2003
"We are the first generation of mothers to want the best of both worlds, whether or not we work. We want to be able to take care of our own needs and pursue our personal interests in a wide variety of activities inside and outside the home - while we're being great moms." ~Sheryl Gurrentz
While many books on motherhood focus on what you "should do," this book focuses more on how to make becoming a mother an enjoyable experience for YOU.
Is this possible? Can you really make time for yourself and feel guilt-free?
Sheryl Gurrentz has helped thousands of parents redefine their goals. She believes you can have it all. As a trained ?doula,? she has experience couching women before, during and after childbirth. She wants you to know what it will feel like to be a mom and how you can feel good.
She also shows you how to choose baby products, create harmony in your life, make time for yourself, get things done, balance responsibilities and make wise career choices.
The Contents Include:
Adjusting to Motherhood - feelings Creating Life Balance - time for you, time for baby Dealing with Physical Changes - what will your body feel like? Enjoying Nursing - to nurse or bottle-feed, that is the question. Choosing the right baby products - deciding what you need and how to select items Managing Family Dynamics - You, Your Partner, the new baby, other children, grandparents. Making Career-Oriented Transitions - Getting what you need from working, returning to work and becoming a professional mom. Creating a Safe Home Environment - general baby proofing and safety Going Out with Your Baby - daily trips and eating out Traveling with your Baby - planning what to bring and adapting to places you are staying Finding Baby-Sitters Finding Child Care
The author encourages you to look at your positive and negative feelings. She suggests making time for a massage or getting a facial to make yourself feel great. Just because you are pregnant, doesn?t mean you can't spoil yourself.
Throughout the book she talks about:
Dealing with Physical changes. What the difference will be between various forms of childbirth. How to prepare yourself for nursing. I had no idea there were breast shields. There is information in this book, I have never read anywhere else.
The "Deciding What You Need" section is extremely good. Sheryl also explains how various items are more practical than others. This will save you money!
Would make a great baby shower gift.
A Unique resource for every mom or woman considering being a mom. 20 Stars for originality!
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This book is a NAPPA Gold Parenting Award Winner Jul 31, 2002
This wonderful resource recently received a Gold Parenting Resource Award from the National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA). Susan K. Perry, PhD wrote the following review: This compendium of ideas guides expectant and new mothers toward balance and a sense of control as they plan for and face the upheavals of new parenthood. A wide rang of issues is covered, and the tone is reassuring, helping both expectant and new moms relax. The tips are practical and specific."
Meaningful Gift to Expectant Mothers Nov 21, 2001
A look of skepticism crossed my face as a friend handed me this book to read. Being a new, sleep-deprived, working mom, the last thing I thought I could find was time for a little quiet reading, but once I started flipping the pages I was hooked. Sheryl Gurrentz brings her own wisdom as a mother to a fresh new look on parenthood. She uses a mix of humor and real-life testimonials that not only provide good information but priceless wisdom and advice for surviving the many adventures of motherhood. The book talks about everything from dealing with the physical changes after childbirth to evaluating your career and life balance. It is packed with important advice including a resource guide in the back of the book containing contact information for manufactures, organizations and associations that you may need during that first year of motherhood. This book would help any new mom get through the twists and turns ahead. It is a book that new moms will use and treasure.
Written specifically for expectant and new moms Jul 5, 2001
Written specifically for expectant and new moms, Sheryl Gurrentz presents a superb and infinitely practical compendium of advice, tips, and techniques to care of the new baby and themselves. Especially recommended for women who seek to combine child care with career employment, Gurrentz demystifies early motherhood by covering a diversity of relevant subjects such as how much the body hurts even weeks after giving birth; what to do when feeling jealous that your partner goes to work while you are preempted by child care responsibilities for a new born; how to get a spouse to act like a parent and not just an assistant helper; how to protect modesty while publicly breast feeding; and what to do when life with a new baby doesn't turn out quite like you thought it would! Highly recommended reading, The Guilt-Free Guide To Your New Life As A Mom is an invaluable preparation while waiting for baby's arrival, and even more welcome when trying to adjust to baby after she or he has arrived to enliven, enhance, bewilder, and change your life!!
I wish I had this book when my kids were little! Feb 5, 2001
I bought this book for my sister who just had a baby. After reading through it, I am green with envy that she will have access to all the useful and practical information in this book! I had to learn so much through trial and error (the emphasis on error). I would have saved myself so much time and energy had I had a book like this one! Do you know how long it took me to figure out how to go out of the house with my baby and how much time I spent feeling guilty for not feeling totally, unconditionally fullfilled by motherhood?
I will buy this book for everyone I know who is having a baby!!