Holiday gift ideas for yourself or another new mom: Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

There is nothing that quite compares to the bliss and brutality of those first few months with a newborn. It is truly shocking to realize that suddenly all your needs (including showers and trips to the bathroom) are secondary to taking care of another tiny life.

If you are currently in the mist of that fourth trimester, you deserve to treat yourself with a gift that can give you some perspective and patience. No matter what your spiritual beliefs, you will find practical wisdom and humble support in the pages of Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller.  For the last few weeks I’ve read one chapter of this book every night before bed and I can’t believe how it has helped me be more attentive and appreciative as a parent.momma zen great gift for new moms
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The Saturday Question: How Did You Survive the Fourth Trimester?

Maybe I should have asked this question before Joy gave birth to her second child in June. Those sleepless nights, the ceaseless crying, the endless nursing: How on earth did you survive it? What were your tricks to survival in those first few months with a new baby? Help our sleep-deprived readers out!

new father sleeping with newborn baby