When did being a good mom come to mean giving up everything that used to make you... you? That's the question millions of mothers grapple with every day as they muddle through our kid-centric culture. Contrary to incessant messaging, not always putting your kids first is what makes for a good mother.
With Honey, I Can't Find My Self, popular journalist Ericka Souter shares her tips for being a happy, whole person while still being a wonderful (and sometimes just good enough) parent. Souter blends her own stories of surviving the seismic challenges of becoming a parent with testimonials from stay-at-home and working moms; interviews with therapists and researchers; and findings from the latest studies on happiness, self-care, and parenthood. What she delivers is a wonderfully irreverent survival guide to motherhood.
Here, you'll find advice on keeping your career on track while parenting, handling clueless and unhelpful partners, taking back ownership of your body, creating a reliable village of support (even with moms you didn't think you'd like), staying connected with child-free friends, and what to do if you feel like you're missing the "mom gene."