The Fab Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby

The Fab Mom's Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby

by Jill Simonian


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Bouncing back fast after having a baby is absolutely possible for anyone!

Affectionately known as The FAB Mom on-air and online, Jill Simonian uses her trusted and entertaining expertise to set expecting and new moms on a distinctive, no-frills journey to help them “get over the bump” and bounce back fast after having a baby. Jill’s frank tricks, somewhat against-the-grain tips, and laugh-out-loud tales involving famous names provide first-time moms a unique roadmap for managing and conquering the lifestyle challenges a newborn often brings.

The FAB Mom’s Guide offers a motivational style and practical solutions to inform, inspire, and empower even the most uncertain of new moms. From hanging an oversized mirror in your kitchen to opting out of nursing to spending entire days wearing only your underwear and beyond, Jill Simonian can help a new mother get organized, have fun, and feel in-control, happy, and reinvented within six months of having a baby.

Encouraging women to tune out the drama and arming them with useful talk and tools to minimize exhaustion and maximize focus, Jill uncovers and reshapes the status quo for how FAB (an acronym for: Focused After Babies) a new mom’s sense of self and life can truly be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510715165
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,232,152
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jill Simonian is founder of and a national favorite parenting and lifestyle media personality. Every week, Jill discusses hot-topic family issues and lifestyle trends on CBS Los Angeles and is also a featured contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show Parenting Team, commentator for HLN’s “The Daily Share,” and contributes to a variety of popular parenting websites. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and has a blast keeping life focused and as close to fabulous as possible with her husband and two young daughters.

Table of Contents

Note to Readers xi

An Introduction … 1

Part 1 Why Bounce Back? 7

Chapter 1 Facts & Feelings 9

The Bumpy Backstory … 10

The Science of Bouncing Back 14

Boost Yourself Up for the Better! 17

Part 2 The Bumpy Months of Preparation 25

Chapter 2 Preparing Your Body for the Bounce 27

Use Your Boobs & Wear … Black? 27

Take Care of the Belly 33

Watch Your Butt 37

Chapter 3 Focusing Your Head & Figuring Out Your Space 52

The Perks of Secrecy … 52

Bye-Bye, Baby Gear! 57

Food, the Fridge & the Freezer 65

Dear Dads: A Frank Letter for Fathers 73

Part 3 Breaking in the Birth Months (Delivery through Month 3) 79

Chapter 4 Your Birth Brain 81

Make the Choice to Mom Up 81

F-Off to the F-Word! 90

Sanity Secrets: Swaddling & Scheduling … 94

Chapter 5 Your Birth Body 105

Shut Down the Milk Factory 106

Fake It? Make It! 119

Get Your Panties On … 128

Chapter 6 Your Birth Heart 136

New Love with Your Spouse 136

Loud Love with Your Baby 145

Tough Love with Yourself 149

12 Fast Fixes to Keep You Focused the First Few Months 164

Part 4 Conquering the Baby Months (Month 4 through First Year) 173

Chapter 7 Your Baby Brain 175

Pee? Yes. Pedicure? Absolutely 176

Ditch Your Duties! 180

Project Motherhood Begins … 183

Chapter 8 Your Baby Body 188

Naked Bathroom Fitness? 189

Kitchen Calorie Burning 192

No Babies In Bed! 196

Chapter 9 Your Baby Heart 201

The MOMento 202

Give, Make, Love … 206

Look Back to Move Forward? 211

5 Fun Fixes to Restore, Reset & Refresh 216

Part 5 Staying Focused for Good 221

Chapter 10 Failing Forward & Feelin' It 223

Low Days & High Heels 223

Bring Baby to Work? 228

The Most Fabulous Finds of All 233

Acknowledgments 239

About the Author 242

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