Mother Matters: A Practical Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom

Mother Matters: A Practical Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom

by Dayna M. Kurtz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945547782
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 670,320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dayna M. Kurtz, LMSW, CPT, is a leading authority on the subject of women transitioning to motherhood and serves as Director of the Anna Keefe Women's Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health in Manhattan. She is a licensed social worker and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer with an additional certification in training pre- and postnatal clients. Dayna is a contributor to The Doctor's Book of Natural Remedies (Rodale, 2017). Dayna also serves as a Real Answers expert on She has written or been consulted on articles for the websites of The Today Show, Pregnancy & Newborn, Big City Moms, Pregnancy Corner, and WAGmagazine among others, and writes the Mother Matters blog for the Huffington Post. A sought-after speaker, Dayna regularly presents on the subject of mothercare.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Childcare. Eldercare. Mothercare? What’s “Mothercare?”

Chapter 2: Acupuncture (and Acupressure): The Benefits of Pins & Needles

Chapter 3: Expressive Arts Therapy: More Than Arts & Crafts

Chapter 4: Feed Me! Healing Meals for Mamas

Chapter 5: “Flexercise:” How a Little Workout Can Go a Long Way

Chapter 6: Maternal Massage Therapy: “Hands-on” Healing

Chapter 7: “Om” Away the “Baby-Blues” and Some Other Things Too

Chapter 8: And Baby Makes Three...How Bringing Baby Home Can Bring a Couple Closer

Chapter 9: Talk isNotCheap: The Value of Talk Therapy

Epilogue: The Woman Beyond the Mother

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Mother Matters: A Practical Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Alan Steinfeld More than 1 year ago
My wife picked up this book and, when I saw it on her nightstand, I was intrigued by the idea behind the title. It never occured to me that along with every new baby comes a new mother. I decided to skim through it and was hooked. While every woman may have a maternal instinct, there is no shortage of books, blogs and podcasts to help her learn how to provide for her baby. But a font of information to help her transition to her new role as mother? Harder to come by and especially hard to find are authoritative sources for the information. That's what impressed me about the book. It's clearly written, practical information is based on verified studies done by experts in the field. That said, it is also a fun read, full of anecdotes from real life experiences which are a great source of both instruction and inspiration. I only hope that Dayna follows this up with a similar book for new dads!