Moms are amazing!
Becoming a mom is a radical, powerful change. It's also really hard. New moms go through a lot, taking on a task that is lifelong, challenging, and battered by judgments and ideals of "perfection." They are are often unacknowledged, untaught, and expected to be selfless. We might be prepared for the facts of what happens when we have a baby, but very few of us receive enough preparation for the emotional upheaval that comes along with it.
Brave New Mom brings a mindfulness-based approach to new parenthood that encourages self-exploration, self-compassion, self-care, and connection. It incorporates findings from research on postpartum mental health, practices for feeling your best after having a baby, and a warm and compassionate voice for and with new mothers everywhere.
This book gives new moms permission to see, feel, and celebrate their bravery and their amazing abilities; to take time to care for themselves; and to gather the support they need.
Brave New Mom is for all moms. It includes practical tools for dealing with the difficult emotions, thoughts, issues, and situations that arise in new motherhood, so new moms feel more prepared, supported, and empowered to embrace their own strengths and abilities.
Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT (she/her) is a therapist, mom, yoga/mindfulness teacher, writer, and consultant. She uses mindfulness practices along with cognitive and acceptance therapies to work with women and LGBTQ+ individuals who might be struggling with anxiety, parenting, postpartum mental health, work-life balance, trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Everts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about bringing mental health knowledge and skills to people outside of the therapy office, and helping moms feel great about the amazing hard work they do. She lives in Minnesota with her spouse and two strong-willed children.
"Dr. Everts has done a beautiful job here speaking to the transformative experience of new motherhood. Any new mother would benefit from having her heartfelt and compassionate voice as a guide through this life experience." - Bryce Reddy, LMHC, The Mom Brain Therapist
"Reading this book is like having a sister who also happens to be an expert in mental health for new mothers! The gentle guidance offered by Dr. Everts provides compassion and clarity when mothers are often feeling overwhelmed and left to figure things out on their own. As a mother who struggled as a new parent, I will be giving this book as a gift to every new mother I know." - Sandra Maurer, MA, E-RYT, CD, cofounder of Terra Firma Wellness
"This book is a wonderful gift for any new or expecting mom. Filled with self-reflection exercises and outlook-changing advice, Everts speaks to the postpartum experience with warmth and understanding." - Tiffany Sun, chief content officer of Happify Health