Mother Shock! Best-selling author, Andrea Buchanan, aptly coined this term for the state in which many new parents exist during those first confusing, chaotic, and often comical years of parenting. “It is the clash between expectation and result, theory and reality; a twilight zone of 24-hour-a-day living where life is no longer neatly divided into day and night. It is the stress of trying to acclimate quickly to the immediacy of mothering; of formulating a new conception of oneself, one’s role in the family and in the world; of shouldering a fearful new level of responsibility and a new delegation of domestic duties.”
We’ll explore this powerful book and then dive into her brilliant new book: The Double-Daring Book for Girls!