Practices, Prompts, and Support for Women in Baby’s First Year
A beautiful journal to support new moms during the first year of baby’s life
“Becoming a mother is one of the most profound transformations a woman will ever go through. The opportunity to open yourself up to spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental growth is right here in front of you. This journal invites you to embrace YOUR version of motherhood.” —The Healthy Motherhood Journal
Bringing a new life into the world cracks your heart wide open. The feelings of bliss and unconditional love are real—and so are the feelings of fear, exhaustion, and overwhelm. With all the focus on your new baby, it’s important to remember that you are transforming and growing, too.
This is why The Healthy Motherhood Journal is not your average baby book—it’s a journal for you, the mom, during your first year with a new baby. Each chapter centers on a theme common to new motherhood: your new identity, co-parenting, your relationship with your body, and more. There are also self-care check-ins, nourishment tips, recipes, meditations, affirmations, and advice drawn from decades of experience.
Written by the mother and daughters of the Sears family, renowned for their work with attachment parenting, this journal will empower you to connect more deeply with yourself as you navigate your first year of motherhood—and all the complexities, joys, challenges, sacrifice, self-discovery, and fulfillment it brings.
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Martha Sears, RN,
is a registered nurse, former childbirth educator, La Leche League leader, and lactation consultant. With renowned pediatrician, William Sears, MD, Martha is the co-author of more than 25 parenting books, drawing on her experience with their eight children. She contributes to the content of AskDrSears.com and is noted for her advice on how to handle the most common problems facing today’s mothers with their changing lifestyles.
Hayden Sears, MA, mother of three, is a certified health and nutrition coach who loves helping families and individuals on their journey toward better health. The oldest daughter of Dr. William and Martha Sears, she has worked with the Sears Family Pediatrics medical practice for over 15 years as Wellness Coordinator. She also contributes to the content of AskDrSears.com; has been a guest on TV shows and news stations sharing nutrition tips, healthy meal options, and the benefits of babywearing.