Published: March 19, 2019
This was a very clever and relevant nonfiction book about not listening to the self-doubt that we tell ourselves as we navigate parenting and life. Lots of funny, relatable stories and references made for an entertaining read. Where was this book ten years ago? My kids are teens now, however I recognized myself in so many sections.
As I read chapters titled ‘Tell Your Mind to Zip It. Your Soul has Something to Say’ and ‘Worrying About The Future Steals Joy From Today’ I found practical advice, real life examples and was so inspired.
We all know that voice. The one that tells us we’re not good enough as we are or we’re failing at parenting or we’re not keeping up with the Jones’. The author suggests being compassionate and trusting your intuition when it comes to your choices and decisions. To not let fear and panic add a negative layer to your inner voice.
She also talks about learning to be still and “live in the present”, not always worrying about the 456,736 things we need to get done before tomorrow. She says “The more you starve your Dragon from the drama and chaos it needs to survive, the more comfortable you’ll be with being alone and tuning into your body and breath.”
The title Slay Like A Mother refers to killing that self-doubting voice (or dragon) Ask yourself this question, What’s so wrong with being you? And then give yourself permission to not only discover your strengths but celebrate them! Practice gratitude, self compassion and live honestly!
Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Reviews and the author for including us on the blog tour and the free review copy. I will definitely be recommending this book to friends and family.
About The Book:
This empowering self-help book champions the kind of self-doubting that mother Katherine Wintsch, CEO of The Mom Complex, calls “Never-Enough,” the kind of mother whose guilt, desperation, and fear about not being enough is overwhelming. Based on more than a decade of research, Slay Like a Mother takes a brave new look at the increasing population of modern mothers and reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly behind the battles they fight within. Brave, supportive, and insightful, the stories and advice shared in this book will teach women to live more confidently, enjoy the present, and slay like a mother”.
• Link to Katherine’s speaker’s reel
• You can view Katherine’s Ted Talk here
•Link to a video about what moms are saying about Slay Like a Mother
• Link to website https://www.slaylikeamother.com/
About The Author
Katherine dedicates her life to making the lives of mothers easier. As founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, she works alongside Fortune 500 companies to help develop better products and services for mothers. And as author of Slay Like a Mother, she’s helping mothers around the world destroy what’s holding them back so they can live the life they want.
Katherine’s sought-after research on modern motherhood has been featured by The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, and she regularly writes about the topic of modern motherhood for Working Mother magazine and on the Slay Like a Mother platform.
In 2016, Katherine was named Advertising Women of New York’s “Working Mother of the Year,” an award given to women who have achieved outstanding business results while also serving as strong role models at work, at home, and within their communities.
As featured in The Wall Street Journal and Parade.com
Additional Praise for Slay Like a Mother:
“Wintsch’s style is brisk and forthright with enough humor to make readers laugh even as she illuminates dark corners. Although this is aimed at moms, any woman will find this enlightening and encouraging.” Booklist, STARRED review
“Slay Like a Mother is much more than a self-help book for women; it is the end of self-doubt and the beginning of self-love… and that is nothing short of life-changing”―Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama
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