Bouncing back after baby is NOT about the body.
AND YES, bouncing back fast is absolutely possible for anyone… (Anyone?) Anyone. How? By mom-ing up and making yourself focus after baby. (F-A-B… get it?)
(Please buy it. I promise you’ll love it.)
Basically, this is the book that I wanted to read when I was pregnant and petrified for the very first time. After having my first baby, randomly inventing all the wacky tips I write about in the book (like spending as much time in my underwear as possible post-birth, hanging a large mirror in my kitchen, opting out of breastfeeding and saying semi-controversial phrases to myself in that large mirror in my kitchen) I figured out the formula (pun intended) for bouncing back in mind, spirit and body months after baby.
I won’t lie: This book is a straight-shooter. Some of the chapter titles include “Mom Up,” “Tough Love with Yourself,” and “Fake It? Make It!” FAB does really equal ‘focused after babies.’ Because, millions of women have had babies before us. Tapping into our own resilience and confidence is the only way to fabulous.
It was only when I did it all a second time just 16 months after the first time (yes, my daughters are 16 months apart) when I realized I was on to something. What I was doing was making myself feel confident, organized and motivated through the mud of tough choices and questions that first year with a new baby.
Here’s the ‘official’ info (in awkward third person)…
Affectionately known as The FAB Mom on-air and online, Jill Simonian uses her trusted and entertaining expertise to set expecting and new moms on a distinctive, no-frills journey to help them “get over the bump” and bounce back fast after having a baby. Jill’s frank tricks, somewhat against-the-grain tips, and laugh-out-loud tales involving famous names provide first-time moms a unique roadmap for managing and conquering the lifestyle challenges a newborn often brings.
The FAB Mom’s Guide offers a motivational style and practical solutions to inform, inspire, and empower even the most uncertain of new moms. From hanging an oversized mirror in your kitchen to opting out of nursing to spending entire days wearing only your underwear and beyond, Jill Simonian can help a new mother get organized, have fun, and feel in-control, happy, and reinvented within six months of having a baby.
Encouraging women to tune out the drama and arming them with useful talk and tools to minimize exhaustion and maximize focus, Jill uncovers and reshapes the status quo for how FAB (an acronym for: Focused After Babies) a new mom’s sense of self and life can truly be.
Love and quotes from famous names & faces…
“I don’t know anyone else more passionate about helping women keep it together in the throes of new motherhood—Jill cracks the code for any new mom who wants to bounce back!” —Ali Landry, actress, television host, and cofounder of Celebrity Red Carpet Safety Event
“In this book, Jill offers creative suggestions for new moms that make us feel like ‘us’ again. Her humor, refreshing honesty and personal stories will stick with you.” —Debbie Matenopoulos, cohost of Hallmark’s Home & Family, cohost of The Insider on CBS, and bestselling cookbook author
“The FAB Mom’s Guide solves the challenging issues for first-time mothers—things I wish I would’ve read about when I was pregnant. It’s a must-read for any new mom!” —Jenn Brown, two-time Emmy Award winning sportscaster & television host
“We had so much fun reading The FAB Mom’s Guide. Jill’s warm charm jumps right off the page.” —Erin & Ian Ziering, AtHomeWithTheZierings.com
“Jill Simonian always manages to be totally honest, hysterically funny, and inspirational when she’s talking about babies, parenting, and getting your mom groove back.” —Rebecca Dube, NBC’s TODAY Show parenting team editor
“Jill Simonian is the girlfriend every new mom needs—with helpful tips and her trademark humor, she’ll get you through the first few months of parenting in style.” —Megan Sayers, senior editor at Babble.com
“Jill has a special and very approachable way of connecting. . . Her willingness to share real-life experiences really empowers new moms.” —Becky Talley, editorial and social media manager for Right Start Baby
“The FAB Mom is an honest and hilarious book that feels like it was written by your best friend… If there’s anyone who can make wearing a postpartum diaper feel fab, it’s Jill!” —Emma Bing, lifestyle editor at WhatToExpect.com and daughter of What to Expect book series author Heidi Murkoff
“Authentic, approachable, and encouraging, Jill provides comfort (with a side of humor!) as we face pressures and the sometimes challenging decisions we must make as new moms. I wish this book was around when I became a mom six years ago! This is a perfect read for any new mom who needs to be reminded that she is doing her very best and that she too will bounce back!” —Lindsay Pinchuk, founder and CEO of Bump Club and Beyond
“Jill Simonian is one of very favorite mom writers! She’s funny and smart—the kind of woman you want to sit down and have a glass of wine with. She dishes on motherhood in all its awesome craziness and we so appreciate her honesty.” —Cerentha Harris, editor of Mom.me
Jill Simonian is founder of TheFABmom.com and a national favorite parenting and lifestyle media personality. Every week, Jill discusses hot-topic family issues and lifestyle trends on CBS Los Angeles and is also a featured contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show Parenting Team, commentator for HLN and contributes to a variety of popular parenting websites. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and has a blast keeping life focused and as close to fabulous as possible with her husband and two young daughters.