WHY YOU NEED IT
Ever heard the phrase ‘you're no good to anyone if you're not good to yourself’? Real life parenthood can be a far cry from an idealised instagram feed. In actual fact, it comes with a distinct lack of sleep, time and control - and total dependency on you by another. Becoming a mother brings extraordinary physical and emotional changes to a woman's life, but it also taps into deep instincts. Heidi Sze's message is to surrender to the changes, reject the guilt and accept the imperfect reality of this new life. Adjusting expectations and being true to your unique needs will bring a comfort, joy and peace that slavishly following rules, imposing unreachable standards and accumulating rooms of gadgets are unlikely to do.
As parents go through this profound transition, it is crucial that they identify their support needs and trust their intuition and care for themselves. This book will help you do just that. Many people know Heidi from her blog Apples Under My Bed and Instagram account. Her beautiful words and special focus here on nourishment - with special new-life recipes - will help mothers - and fathers - nurture with reassurance the new life in their hands.
Heidi Sze is a mother, writer and dietitian, specialising in pre- and postnatal nutrition. She lives in Australia with her husband and two children. On her blog, Apples Under My Bed, Heidi writes about everyday life, reflections on motherhood and the recipes that nourish her family.