Mumpreneur takes on Yummy Mummys
(PRWEB) November 19, 2007
Aussie Mumpreneur Karen Miles wrote ‘The REAL Baby Book you need at 3am’ to blow the whistle on yummy mummy’s and every other woman too-posh-to-push in her tell all reality book for new mums.
Tired of the dummy mummy stereotypes and so-called ‘expert books’ that keep new mothers in the dark, this bedside read tells it how (motherhood) really is using candour and common sense in a gorgeously designed book.
“No one talks about what motherhood is really like,” said Karen Miles, author and speaker on the topic of how motherhood affects women’s identity and career.
“If you believe the media coverage of celebrity mums or the competitive mums at mothers group, you’d be duped into thinking the greatest challenge of motherhood was dressing your offspring in designer kiddie clothes.”
“New mothers need real advice that’s honest and uplifting to help them through every new parent’s reality of sleep deprivation, performance anxiety, and breastfeeding dramas.”
That reality sees four in five new mothers go through a reactive depression when they first become mums and one in six suffering Post Natal Depression.
That’s why you won’t find cutesy pictures of smiling babies and trite advice on why breast is supposedly best in this book. Instead, you get real mums’ genuine advice in a ready-to-read format when you need it most.
“We live in such a fractured society that not even your own mum lives in the same state or country, or maybe she’s an alpha granny and still goes to work.”
“We’re missing a community of motherhood that passes on common sense wisdom and advice on how to raise our babies – what we’re left with is a bunch of white male doctors telling us the ‘right’ way to do things.”
Miles puts mother-guilt and the pressure to perform down to the fact that women today are highly educated and used to a life of choices and freedom, and rightly so. But the result is one of shock and awe when motherhood challenges the achievement-based life we lead.
And what of the industrial relations crisis going on in the marriage of new parents. Miles believes that negotiating daily chores like who does the housework, who cares for baby, and who gets to go back to work needs to become the new water cooler conversation.
“It’s amazing how many marriages today revert back to the 1960′s,” said Miles. “We think we’re egalitarian until a baby arrives and women get lumped with the cooking and cleaning because they’re at home all day with ‘not much to do’”.
Celebrating and acknowledging the hard work that is motherhood is what Karen Miles and indeed The Real Baby Book you need at 3am, is all about.
Every page contains reassuring, and often funny, wisdom reminding new mums that “not all breasts were created equal” and you really will get your mind and body back.
To purchase copies of the The Real Baby Book you need at 3am, $ 19.95, for maternity leave employees or single purchase copies, go to http://www.karenmiles.com.au
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