Claudine WolkDateline: New Mom Help
Here's a bit about me, forgive the babble but thanks for the platform. In 2008, I self-published my first book, It Gets Easier! And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers. Being a new mom completely freaked me out, it was so much harder than I thought it would be. I worked hard to get honest, open advice from other moms as a new mom, especially about baby feeding schedules and baby sleeping schedules! The information I got was so helpful, I felt I needed to share it, particularly the help on some of the other new mom issues: breastfeeding, body image, relationship issues, stay at home mom issues, working mom issues, finding fulfillment in life, etc. After my third child entered preschool, I started writing. With my Dad as editor, I published the book in 2008. The book sold so well it was picked up by an agent and then sold to AMACOM books - they released an expanded edition of the book in 2009. The book sells well on Amazon and has also been sold to publishers in Poland and Portugal. I began blogging (Help4NewMoms)and speaking in 2008 to promote the book but also to simply reach new moms. The most fulfilling (and fun) part of this experience for me has been to meet with new moms. There is nothing more wonderful than to meet with new moms in person. I basically do a quick talk on helping moms find time for themselves, make them do a little dance, and visit for a while. It NEVER ceases to amaze me how many women essentially give up their own lives to care for children 24/7 with nary a desire of their own - it's fascinating - a miracle, really. For me to provide a bit of help to them is overwhelmingly fulfilling. As one mom told me, "Thanks for taking the time with us, for we are worth the effort!" Please feel free to reach me with any questions at Claudine@Help4NewMoms.com. I would love to hear any Mom tips, Moms Stories, or Mom questions -I'm all ears.