Hi everyone, I hope this post isn't miscategorized. I'm wondering if any moms on here would have book recommendations to share. As we all know, becoming a mother isn't only one of the most stressful experiences a woman might go through because of the physical and emotional toll it takes, but also because of the blow that it can deliver to a woman's own personal identity. My wife and I have a 2-year old, and we're doing great relatively speaking, but during these past 2 years my wife's life has really changed in ways neither one of us could have imagined. She's gone from a degreed journalist/writer to becoming a now a stay-home mom, and all of the dynamics surrounding her life have drastically changed (socially, physically, and even intimacy is now a challenge). Almost everything is about our baby - and while that's a good thing in ways for baby's development, I'd like to buy my wife a book (ideally an audiobook) that focuses on these changes that almost every mother goes through and how to manage/deal with it all. Basically looking for something that she can tune into for X minutes or so everyday day where she focuses on her own growth, listens to other moms' experiences dealing with how motherhood has affected their own self-identities, the dreams and even career ambitions that were recently at her fingertips, and how to not lose grip of those things, maybe even to develop strategies to better incorporate her own personal passions back into her daily life, even with a tazmanian devil running around the house. I've read a little about "The 7 stages of motherhood" by Ann Pleshette Murphy, and while it seems like something she would enjoy, it appears to be more focused on, well, motherhood, which I think would be healthy for my wife to sometimes be able to set aside as not the only thing that makes her who she is... TLDR: any book recommendations for a newish mother that focuses inwardly on herself, her own growth, rather than that of our little munchkin?
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