April 30th, 2010 by pattyandthemoos

Review: Momover: The New Mom’s Guide to Getting It Back Together (even if you never had it in the first place!)

I loved the title of this book which is why I wanted to review it.  Momover was written by Dana Wood, a health and beauty journalist.  What I liked about this book was that it wasn’t really a mommy advice book.  To me it was about having a life again.  Even though I gave birth to my first child ages ago, I still haven’t gotten my old pre-baby body back.  I still feel like “the mom” most of the time and don’t feel as attractive as I did before I had kids.  Some of the things this book talked about were getting your body back, but it wasn’t just about that.  The book was divided into three sections – getting it together mentally, getting it together physically, and getting it together emotionally and spiritually.

I didn’t really need the section on getting it together mentally.  I have four kids and haven’t had a baby in a while, but I thought that it had a lot of good advice for new moms.  What I most wanted to read was the section on getting it together physically.  She had a lot of great beauty tips and some interesting information on getting back in shape.  I was a little disappointed to see how much of the abs and breasts section discussed plastic surgery.  While I thought that there was some good information there for moms that are thinking about getting a surgical makeover, I would have preferred to see more exercise ideas instead.

The last section of the book was on getting it together emotionally and spiritually.  This was probably my favorite section of the book.  I particularly enjoyed reading the section on sleep.  I know how sleep (or the lack there of) affects my overall attitude and energy level. She had some great advice on what she calls getting good sleep hygiene.  Here is an excerpt the book on practicing good sleep hygiene if you are interested.

I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to my mommy friends.  Even if you haven’t just had a new baby, this is a good read.

This book was provided to me for free for the purpose of writing this product review.

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