You've Got This, Mama

A Mother's Guide to Embracing the Chaos and Living an Empowered Life

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Pub Date 01 May 2018 | Archive Date 24 Dec 2018

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This book is a beautiful collection of heartwarming and inspiring stories told by the real mamas who experienced them. Let’s face it, motherhood is the hardest job you’ll ever love, and it is not meant to be braved alone. It takes a village, right? Do you ever wish you had someone to remind you, “You’ve got this?” – We’ve got your back, Mama. Do you ever feel like you are at a crossroads in your life trying to reconcile the woman you once were with the woman you are becoming? - It’s okay, Mama, this too shall pass. There is no greater comfort than knowing you’re not alone. We can be your village and lucky for you, we fit in your diaper bag. This book, much like motherhood, is full of emotion, joy, sadness, excitement, hardships, love, and beautiful chaos. Our authors share their most intimate journeys and reflections with you in hopes to empower you and provide you the judgment-free support we all deserve. We are here to help you up when you’ve fallen, shine a light during those dark times, and fan out your cape for you, Supermom. The mama tribe is here to help you take motherhood by the horns and if nothing else, prove to you, yes indeed, you’ve got this! Contributors include Lila Beijer, Candice Blight, Shannon Figby, Steph Fox, Naomi Haupt, Neli Hession, Jessica Janzen, Cailtyn Laird, Jordan Madley, Sherri Marie, Carrie Mazzei, Janice Meredith, Angela Muscat, Sarah Secor-MacElroy, Melissa Smith, Valerie Steele, Sunit Suchdev, Jodie Tilley, Habiba Zaman-Tran.

This book is a beautiful collection of heartwarming and inspiring stories told by the real mamas who experienced them. Let’s face it, motherhood is the hardest job you’ll ever love, and it is not...


Advance Praise

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“It really does take a village, and if you don’t already have one, this is a great place to start. A truly honest and inspiring behind the scenes look at pregnancy and motherhood. Any mama can relate to one, or all, of these beautifully candid experiences.”

~ Cheryl Horne of Cheryl Anne Media | Business Developer | mama of two | https://cherylannemedia.com


“I am not a mom, nor is it something in my ‘plan’ and this book still spoke to me. The strength and awareness in this book is clear. You will truly know that ‘You’ve Got This’ after reading this book.”

~ Ky-Lee Hanson, 4x best selling Amazon author | Owner of Golden Brick Road Publishing House | Serial Entrepreneur


“A beautiful, powerful and collective reminder to trust in our journey, and that our past does not have to paint our future.“

~ Victoria Turner, Public Figure | Igniter of #PowerTribes | mama of three | http://www.yourpoweroutlet.com


"You Got This, Mama is uplifting and raw. The emotional truth of motherhood is fully exposed leaving you filled with overwhelming love and support. It's a must-read for every mother and mother to be!”

~ Tia Slightham of Tia Slightham Parenting Solutions | parenting coach | family consultant | mama of two | http://www.tiaslightham.com


“Raw truth that will touch a mom's heart and give rays of hope and connection. Real and inspirational."

~ Elaine Kaley, BSW, RSW Counsellor | Founder of Hungry for Hope Professional Counselling | mama of two | grandma of five


"Powerful, raw, empowering. A surefire way to know that you are NEVER alone in motherhood. This is a must read - the perspective, courage, wisdom, and strength provided to me by this book aided in my own healing as a first-time mum after a very traumatic first year."

~ Tania Moraes-Vaz, Editor | Coach | Coauthor "Dear Stress, I'm Breaking Up With You" & "On Her Plate” | mama of one


"The vulnerability, courage, and strength of the women who share their stories in You’ve Got This, Mama is moving to the core. This book had me feel connected to each and every one of the mothers, it filled my heart up and made me proud to be a mother."

~ Christie Groom, Entrepreneur | Executive Regional Vice President, Arbonne International | mama of one


“A loving push to encourage you through one of the most beautiful endeavors, the emotion and strength are heartfelt and truly inspiring.”

~ Victoria Chan Shearman of RED9INE | Entrepreneur | artist | mama of two


"In this relatable book, all those who care about women, children, and families will find a treasure trove of validation and information. It takes you on a journey of how we come to be called “mama” reiterating that we are all more alike than we are different."

~ Jill Delaney, BSW | Holistic doula and life coach for families


“Finally an honest, heartwarming and approachable perspective on motherhood. You've Got this, Mama is a reminder that we're all in this together!”

~ Ashleigh Dempster, Founder of AKID Brand | mama of three


“A worthwhile read for any mama who has faced adversity as a parent or woman—in other words, any mama. You’ve Got This, Mama provides a genuine context for your journey into parenthood with humor, grace, wholeheartedness, and most importantly, the raw truth. This read will leave you with the courage and strength to make the most of your time as a parent and to accomplish feats of motherhood (and womanhood) you never thought possible. Read a chapter or two, and you will feel immediately inspired to do. Whether it is starting a small business, honing your skills as a full-time mom, or strengthening your relationship with your partner, this book will move you to pursue those passions you may have forgotten during your time as a mom. Read it, and you will believe that any, yes any, challenges you may face as a parent, partner, or woman can be conquered. Will be conquered. Because, mama, it’s true. You’ve got this.

~Holly Ruhl, Ph.D. Developmental Psychologist | Blogger at http://thefreethinkingmama.tumblr.com/


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“It really does take a village, and if you don’t already have one, this is a great place to start. A truly honest and inspiring behind the scenes look at pregnancy and motherhood. Any...


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Being a mom and a wife takes a heck of a lot of work, and some days you feel like you are doing a terrible job and others you feel like you got this. You've Got This, Mama is a empowering read for any mother who needs to know that its ok to get something wrong and its ok to think you are doing it wrong, because in the end you are doing a great job, because it is your own journey and you are making your own story. Absolutely loved this book it made me feel like good and hopeful for my future!

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After reading this book I can reassure that being Mama really is the hardest job of my life. But also the most entertaining.

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A book full of stories from others who shared my pain and agony when raising a beloved person. Many times I felt the same has happened to me. The book feels like a gas station for personal energy. Like a bible you need to read when your own patience with your kid it as an end.

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Very varied but not in a bad way as you have many different storytellers which really is a welcome distraction

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Absolutely recommended and many times also funny book you can read with your husband or even your kid.. maybe a goodnight story? ;-)

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I am not a Mama, however I am in the stage of my life where it is something I am thinking about. I found this book informative, supportive and just fascinating. I am loving hearing over people's stories in motherhood. I think if you are a mother, a soon to be mother or a thinking about it mother, this book is perfect for you!

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A great compilation of essays for fellow mums. A good read for any new mums or mums to be, about the ups and downs of parenthood.

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Enjoyed this group of essays about motherhood.

Many thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for my ARC. All opinions are my own.

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This book is a compilation of short essays that read like blog posts from about 20 different mothers. Each chapter has a general theme with 5 essays on that general theme. There are four basic chapters, with intros and a summary by the author/editor.

Chapters include general themes like embracing the unexpected and finding your tribe, but the essays didn't necessarily reflect their themes that well at times. Each essay starts with a bio and glamorous photograph of its author. The bios are clearly written by the authors themselves and I found them pretty off-putting with the way they talked themselves up. The main author/editor did this too, saying she was "an international model, world traveler, socialite, free spirit..." etc. in her past and now was an entrepreneur, author, coach, mother, etc. International model? She couldn't just say model? And socialite? Why will I benefit from parenting "coaching" from this lady?

As a mother of 5 whose oldest child is 20, I honestly didn't find most of it very interesting or helpful. It might be a great fit for someone new to mothering, especially of a special needs child or in situations that seem less than ideal. Most of the essays seemed to focus on each mother's journey accepting and dealing with motherhood as it came instead of how it was dreamed of. If you enjoy reading people's birth/motherhood stories, you're likely to enjoy it.

The book seems to be self published (the author co-owns its publishing company) and the essay authors seem to be bloggers, though it wasn't really clear even with the bios.

I received a digital ARC of this book for review purposes via Net Galley.

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A very empowering book for all moms. Motherhood is not easy. It helps when you know your not alone in your journey.

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I am not a mama but I am really interested about everything around motherhood as I work with newborn and children. This book was really interesting and empowering for mums as there is such a big pressure about education and kids!

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A great read for the first time mom in your crew. Also helpful for mothers recovering from infant loss, difficult labor/delivery, or childhood illness.

My biggest hope is for this title to be turned into an audiobook. It would be awesome to hear the voices of all these women sharing their stories.

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Motherhood is such a hard job and everywhere you go people are telling you that your doing something wrong. This book was such a breath of fresh air. I found it encouraging and inspiring and it made me feel less alone in this journey of motherhood. Moms should stick up for each other and support one another. This book was like finding a tribe of mom friends!

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