A Mother's Manifesto: Finding the Magic in Motherhood amid Raging Hormones, Sleep Deprivation, and Diaper Rash (Paperback)
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In the gaping cracks between our mommyhood expectations and the messy reality, magic shines through.
So much legend, tradition, and everyday talk makes pregnancy and motherhood out to be a magical experience. But there’s no sparkle, no glitter and glamour when you need to pee 3,302 times per night or are struggling to understand what each baby wail means. A Mother's Manifesto punctures those myths that becoming a mom is all radiance and bliss and balances the hopes and dreams of every new mom and mom-to-be by delivering a roller-coaster of emotion and honesty to recast every breakdown as a breakthrough.
Sara knows, all around the globe, a mom is a mom is a mom. Regardless if baby’s first solid meal is pureed pear or . . . hummus. She shares her story of living in Dubai with NYC habits, a London-Lebanese mindset, and Palestinian perseverance to empower moms everywhere to find the good in the midst of the hard, discouraging, or overwhelming.
Topics include the pre-preggo phase, pregnancy, and the first year of mommyhood, including how Sara adjusted when an X-ray revealed her baby had hip dysplasia—a congenital misalignment requiring her to wear a brace.
A Mother's Manifesto tackles unexpected and even uncomfortable topics with ease and humor to help fellow moms dig extra deep to find strength—and even magic—in the moments when you resent this baby you’re supposed to love, loathe your husband, or lose yourself and want solely to find a glimpse of sanity . . . and you again.
About the Author
Sara Sadik is the creator of bysarasadik.com, a blog dedicated to making you laugh, breathe, and know you’re not alone in this magical mess known as motherhood. She currently resides in Dubai with her overly pragmatic Syrian-American husband and three kids that are her biggest fans and harshest critics of her children's books.
“Sara has so genuinely given moms permission to ditch comparison and judgment and to keep it real instead. She leads by example with honesty, grace, and humor.
Not only do I love her book, but I want to take her to lunch!” —Ali Katz, author of the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series
“Sara is a gem in a coal mine! Her quick wit, genuine storytelling, and ability to share what REAL motherhood life is all about is just what every mom needs.” —Holly Rust, author and editor-in-chief of Mother’s Guide to Sanity lifestyle blog