Mother Matters: A Practical Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom

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As the mother to a toddler and soon expecting another baby, I was eager to read Mother Matters. I found it to be easily and simply organized. I also appreciated that it was around 200 pages, and the recommendations were easy to understand and implement, as well as inexpensive. While the importance of postpartum care or “mothercare” as Kurtz calls it in her book, is gaining recognition in the mainstream, a lot of resources seem accessible only to a certain income level. It’s refreshing and empowering to have resources that are available to everyone. I appreciated that each chapter began with a new mother’s story, which helped make the information relatable. I thought the formatting of the book was good–although for the chapters about acupressure points and at-home exercises it would have been very helpful to have diagrams. This book is a great overview, but because it is an overview, it’s hard to cover any subject in depth. It does point the reader to further resources and have encouraging suggestions. The tone is uplifting and comforting.

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Author Dayna Kurtz
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Familius
Publish Date 2018-Apr-01
ISBN 9781945547782
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Issue June 2018
Category Parenting & Families

2 reviews for Mother Matters: A Practical Guide to Being a Happy, Healthy Mom

  1. Alan

    My wife picked up this book and I was intrigued by the idea behind the title. It never occured to me that along with every new baby comes a new mother. I decided to skim through it and was hooked.
    While every woman may have a maternal instinct, there is no shortage of books, blogs and podcasts to help her learn how to provide for her baby. But a font of information to help her transition to her new role as mother? Harder to come by and especially hard to find authoritative sources.

    That’s what impressed me about the book. It’s clearly written, practical information is based on verified studies done by experts in the field. That said, it is also a fun read, full of anecdotes from real life experiences which are a great source of both instruction and inspiration.

    I only hope that Dayna follows this up with a similar book for new dads!

  2. Rena

    What a gift for new moms! “Mother Matters” gives mothers permission to take care of themselves and serves as the guidebook on how to do so. Every baby should be delivered along with this book.

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