You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You

You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom: So Embrace the Chaos, Get Over the Guilt, and Be True to You

by Leslie Anne Bruce

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A much-needed voice of encouragement for every woman who had a baby and lost her mind

Sometimes, motherhood feels never-ending. A child is born, chaos ensues, and it seems like life will never return to normal.

In You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, award-winning journalist and Instagram star Leslie Anne Bruce acknowledges that, yes, motherhood is a total mind f*ck-but then she offers the self-empowerment lessons new mothers need to get through the psychic upheaval and emerge stronger than ever. After childbirth, a woman's body, her relationships, and her very sense of self are tested like never before. Bruce encourages readers to look past the sugarcoated truisms about the miracles of child-rearing in order to embrace the real joys of motherhood, spit-up stains and all.

Loaded with unfettered support from a mom who has been through it all, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom offers a lifeline of encouragement, inspiration, and community for the new mama who got a baby, lost her mind, and desperately wants to find herself again.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580058919
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 561,772
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Leslie Anne Bruce is a five-time New York Times bestselling coauthor/ghostwriter and an award-winning entertainment journalist, formerly of Us Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter. She is the founder and editor in chief of Unpacified, an online community for like-minded women to discuss motherhood through an unfiltered, judgment-free lens of honesty and humor. She lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Letter to the Reader 1

1 Everyone Lied 7

2 The Birth of a Mother 17

3 You Were Not Prepared for This: The Postpartum Rite of Passage 31

4 But It Looks So Easy on Instagram 55

5 Things Might Suck for a While 67

6 Birds of a Feather Pee Their Pants Together: Finding Your Mom Tribe 85

7 You Won't Actually Get a Divorce (Probably) 97

8 There Is No / in Motherhood: Surrendering to Your Postpartum Identity Crisis 113

9 How You Feed Your Baby Is Not Up for Public Debate. Period. 125

10 When a Good Cry Becomes a Tsunami 143

11 Not Sleeping is the Enemy: Tools for Saving Your Sanity 159

12 "Lean In" to High-Waisted Denim: Learning to Love Your Mom Bod 177

13 Shame Over: Turning Off the Outside Noise 189

14 No, You Cannot Do It All: Rewiring How You Value Success 199

15 You're Not Causing Permanent Damage: The Daily Struggle with Mom Guilt 211

16 A Selfish Mom Is an Awesome Mom 223

17 Motherhood Doesn't Come with an Epidural 233

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