The Little A to Z by Rachel Perks, PhD
Early days of motherhood can be overwhelming. The initial weeks are fraught with a lack of confidence in parenting abilities, heightened by the absence of sleep. Once the multitude of visits die down, new mothers and their partners can slip into isolation, facing very real day-to-day problems of child rearing on their own. Parenting chat sites and blogs are becoming a popular source of information and community for some new parents. Yet, the plethora of information can inadvertently contribute to increases in stress. How, in this modern age, can new mothers and their partners nurture their own parenting confidence?
The Little A to Z is here to help. This curated, wholistic treasure trove of parenting advice is organized alphabetically with a tab system so that information is literally at your fingertips. It assumes that medical issues confronting you and your baby are not to be treated in isolation to personal questions of well-being, relationships, and going back to work. You will find tips, tricks, and advice on issues ranging from diaper rash to travel to negotiating reentry with your boss. Compiled from the author’s own experience as a working mother, and complemented by input from friends across the globe, this book is a must-have for any new mother asking herself how to navigate childrearing, a career, and loving relationships in this busy, modern and highly digitized age of parenting.
Rachel lives locally here in Leesburg, VA