Happy 2020, everyone! I’m especially excited for the new year, as my first book, Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood—And Relax into Your New Self, will be published this summer by Guilford Press.
Mom Brain draws on my own experiences as well as those of the many new moms I’ve worked with. In it, I present evidence-based strategies adapted to help moms of young children (ages birth to 5) navigate the myriad and dramatic changes of motherhood. Each chapter of the book focuses on a different facet of mom brain, such as heightened emotional experiences, identity changes, work-life issues, increased daily worry, social media comparison-making, and changing relationship dynamics.
My goal in writing the book was to share effective, easy-to-use strategies in the voice of a fellow mom in the trenches. (Unlike other self-help books, this one is light on clinical jargon and heavy on Real Housewives references.) I share my own parenting stories, so stay tuned for some of my greatest hits (personal favorites include: kid bites me on the butt; kid covers himself, entire room in baby powder).
I can’t wait for all of you to read it. In the months leading up to its publication, I’ll be sharing bits of the book, both here and on social media (@DrCBTMom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
Happy New Year, and happy reading!