You are a f*cking awesome mom with author Leslie Bruce

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Here’s an obvious statement: motherhood is hard. It’s so hard, in fact, that it can often feel like you’re not doing a great job. It’s actually why I started my blog Motherhood Uncensored, and why author Leslie Bruce wrote her newest book, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom. Whether you’re a new mom or not, I think you’ll appreciate her honest, hilarious take on motherhood on this episode of Spawned.

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Here are a few topics we discuss on the show:

1. Pre-baby and post-baby life, and how we can feel more like “ourselves.”

2. Self care: It’s more than a buzz phrase.

3. The hardest parts of motherhood

4. How to keep your marriage or partnership alive?

5. Social media and motherhood: The good, the bad, and the ugly

And a whole lot more… You can find Leslie’s hilarious new book wherever you buy your books. If it’s not at your local library, ask for it (but maybe when kids aren’t around). She’s also on Instagram, and her website Unpacified.

And don’t forget to join our Spawned Podcast Community on Facebook if you’d like to chat about this episode. We’d really love to hear from you.

Here are a couple of other Spawned episodes I mention on the show that you might enjoy:

– Wait, moms are funny? Our conversation with NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg

Maternal mental health: What we need to know about it, with Jen Schwartz of Motherhood Understood

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Our Cool Picks of the Week

Leslie: Kristin Ess Scalp Purifying Micellar shampoo. Another reason to head over to Target, friends!

Kristen: Huge thanks to our Out Tech Your Kids Facebook group for helping me with my question about school-issued laptops.

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