Embrace the joys of motherhood without losing yourself
Motherhood is an amazing journey. It's a time of chaos and calm, joy and frustration, overwhelming stress and incredible fun. But as mamas strive to juggle the health of their children, their home and work lives, and their relationships, they can often put themselves last, risking physical and emotional burnout.
Work. Mama. Life. is for all those mamas trying to achieve a better balance. Through a combination of evidence-based research, first-hand mothering experience, and easy-to-follow exercises, this guidebook will show mamas everywhere how to rediscover their joy, self and health in the face of the intense challenges working motherhood brings.
In Work. Mama. Life, health and motherhood expert Ali Young delivers an expertly balanced combination of evidence-based research, clinical experience, and personal familiarity to help mums everywhere reclaim their lives and reset their health.
Learn how to:
understand matrescence and your 'mother brain' identify early signs of stress and burnout find and embrace your village reinvigorate yourself and ditch fatigue bring lightness and brightness to yourself and others.
A real book by a real mum filled with real tools for the real world, Work. Mama. Life is a practical, evidence-based, and authoritative resource for every mother who's sick of feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and burned out. Work. Mama. Life. will help every current, aspiring, or expecting mother to navigate their experience of motherhood and reclaim their life with calm and good health.
John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
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Publication Date: 01 April 2022
About the author vii Acknowledgements ix Introduction: Welcome to the amazing awesomeness of motherhood! xiii Part I: WORK (and you): Balancing Motherhood and Life 1 (1) Introducing motherhood and journeys 3 (2) A motherhood of expectations 13 (3) Matrescence: from woman to mother 29 (4) The amazing mother brain 43 (5) Stress and burnout in modern motherhood 57 Part II: MAMA: The 5 Pillars of Healthy Motherhood 73 (6) Together we rise 77 (7) Nourishment 93 (8) Move like a mother 111 (9) Think like a calm mum 125 (10) Sleep like a mother 141 Part III: LIFE: Launching your New, Vital Self back into the World 157 (11) The transformation pyramid 159 (12) Thrive with your village 167 (13) Family fun and a new you 177 (14) Your joyful and vital self in a big world 193 (15) Selfish motherhood and why you matter 203 (16) The wrap-up: your motherhood revival plan 213 Conclusion 219 Appendix: Recipes 221 References 237 Index 247
Dr Ali Young (Chiropractor) is an accomplished Chiropractor in private practice, an entrepreneur, and a mother with over 19 years' clinical and business experience. She works passionately with mothers and children to support their vitality and health choices in her practice and online.