Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What's Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Want

Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What's Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Want

by Katherine Wintsch


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"Slay Like a Mother is a feisty, clever, and fun blueprint for modern motherhood that belongs on every book shelf and in every diaper bag...As a woman and mother, you'll gain a newfound power, happiness, and ability to leap tall Lego buildings in a single bound."Erin Falconer, author of How To Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything

A revelatory, inspirational guide for mothers to crush their "never enough" mentality and slay every day!

Katherine Wintsch knows firsthand the self-doubt that rages inside modern moms.

As founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, she has studied the passions and pain points of moms worldwide to help some of the largest brands develop innovative new products and services.

As a working mom of two, she was running in an exhausting cycle of "never enough"—not strong enough, not thin enough, not patient enough, not "mom" enough.

In Slay Like a Mother, you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll discover eye-opening lessons about:

  • THE MASK YOU'RE WEARING. The one you hide behind when you say everything is "just fine" when it's not.
  • YOUR UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. The goal-setting tactics you're deploying to get ahead could be what's holding you back.
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRUGGLING AND SUFFERING. Being a mother is a struggle — it always has been — but your suffering is optional.

Brave, supportive, and insightful, the stories and advice in this book will encourage you to live more confidently, enjoy the present, and become your best self — as a woman, a mother, and beyond. Perfect for fans of Girl Wash Your Face and #IMomSoHard!

***As featured in The Wall Street Journal and***

Additional Praise for Slay Like a Mother:
"Wintsch's style is brisk and forthright with enough humor to make readers laugh even as she illuminates dark corners. Although this is aimed at moms, any woman will find this enlightening and encouraging."?Booklist, STARRED review
"Slay Like a Mother is much more than a self-help book for women; it is the end of self-doubt and the beginning of self-love... and that is nothing short of life-changing"—Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492669401
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 81,653
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Come Slay with Me ix

Part I Let's Slay Together 1

Chapter 1 Fighting and Winning My Own Battle 3

Chapter 2 Meet Your Dragon 25

Chapter 3 The Fine Line between Struggling and Suffering 41

Part II Seven Ways You're Feeding Your Dragon and How to Stop 63

Chapter 4 You Set Superhero Expectations in a Mortal's World 65

Chapter 5 You Quietly Yell at Yourself All Day Every Day 87

Chapter 6 You Posture Like a Pro, Then Wonder Why Nobody Sees Your Pain 107

Chapter 7 You Compare the Way You Feel to the Way Others Look 129

Chapter 8 You Just. Can't. Say. No 149

Chapter 9 You Forecast the Worst for the Future 171

Chapter 10 Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places 193

Part III Getting Rid of Your Dragon for Good 215

Chapter 11 Three Secret Weapons for Killing Your Dragon 217

Chapter 12 How to Listen to Yourself Once You're Free 239

Part IV Its Bigger than You 259

Chapter 13 The Ripple Effect of Triumph 261

Chapter 14 Raising Dragon Slayers 277

Epilogue: Slay On 293

Resources 296

Acknowledgments 299

About the Author 303

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