KATE ROPE is editorial director of the Seleni Institute and an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Real Simple, CNN.com, Shape, Parade and Parenting. She has been a key staff member of many national and international publications, including LIFE and Mother Jones and was a founding editor of Health.com. She is coauthor of the Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding and lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.
"Informative, empowering, and inspiring. I can't think of a single mother who wouldn't benefit from reading this. It's the book equivalent of a long chat with your most honest and experienced mom friend - something we all need more of!" --Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Scary Mommy"Writing in the tone of a friendly, nonjudgmental peer...Rope mixes in solid advice from experts and her personal experiences...[and] offers women commonsense guidance and vigorous reassurances on coping with the tumultuous changes of pregnancy and parenthood." --Publishers Weekly"Divided into three parts--pregnancy, surviving the first year, and motherhood beyond--this book recognizes that, as a mother, maintaining mental health should be a top priority. The topics covered are vast (from feeling anxiety in early pregnancy, to being a mom to a fussy baby, to handling doubtful thoughts once the baby has been born), and the book can be read from start to finish or consulted by section for mothers' most pressing need." --Booklist