Before I became a mother I thought I knew everything. I was wrong. Becoming a mom made me doubt myself more than ever before in my life. All of the things I thought I knew about babies and myself just seemed to leave my brain. However, after talking to other mothers I learned that this was very common and I did in fact know a thing or two.
I loved reading The Mommy-Files because it reassured me that I was in fact a good mom and that trusting my instincts was sometimes the best thing for me and my baby. I learned a few new things but mostly was reminded to simply enjoy being a mom. I would totally recommend this book for any new mom.
About The Mommy-Files
The Mommy-Files reveals secrets that author, Jen Klein learned along the way about mastering the art of motherhood, from how to handle strangers who ask how much weight you’ve gained to (finally!) getting them on the big yellow bus–on time and with clean underwear. Inside SheKnows.com Presents: The Mommy Files you’ll find:
Your mom didn’t know what she was doing either
A pediatrician is your partner, not your adversary
Playgroups are for moms more than they are for kids
Just because they can talk doesn’t mean they can reason
Being a supermom is all about asking for help
Disclosed here in a friendly, wry look at motherhood, Jen Klein takes you through each lovable (and less than enjoyable) step toward that coveted title that will be screamed at you so many times in the years to come: “Mommy!”
About the Author
Jen Klein is a mother of three kids, the youngest of whom just started kindergarten. After earning a thoroughly useful degree in art history and studio art, she tried a career in banking. Klein has been a contributor to SheKnows.com for the past two years and writes a weekly parenting column called “Monday Mom Challenge” in addition to regular articles.
Jessica Lieb is responsible for B Honest Media's editorial direction and growth. She has covered parenting for over 13 years, focusing on travel, product reviews, and recommendations. She loves watching movies and traveling with her husband and four sons.