If you are a mom or know a mom, or have a mom, you will want to add Claudine Wolk's audiobook It Gets Easier!...And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers by Claudine Wolk to your reading list. I'm so excited to be part of this audiobook tour!
I'll tell you more in my 5 star review - But first, here's a bit about the book:
Every new mom learns pretty quickly how difficult new motherhood is but also that nobody tells the truth about it. Author and narrator Claudine Wolk learned the same lesson after her son was born but decided to speak the truth about motherhood with humorous insight and reality-based suggestions. A few crucial tips can make motherhood a bit more controllable and a lot more enjoyable.
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Purchase a copy of the audiobook on Libro.fm, Audible or Audiobooks.com. You can also add the book to your reading list on GoodReads.com.
About the Author, Claudine Wolk
Claudine Wolk is a writer, radio talk show host, podcast host, and book marketing consultant. Her first book, It Gets Easier and Other Lies We Tell New Mothers has affectionately become “the perfect baby shower gift.” Claudine is working on her second non-fiction book aimed at helping writers who want to publish and market a book in the same fun, practical way as her first book. Claudine lives with her husband, Joe, in Bucks County, PA and has three grown children and a baby grandson. More at www.ClaudineWolk.com
Other places you can find the author online:
Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/help4newmoms
Stories and Strategies for Woman Podcast: https://storiesandstrategiesforwomen.buzzsprout.com
---- Review by Crystal J. Casavant-Otto
"It Gets Easier" is a fun, practical guide to becoming a Mom from the perspective of Claudine Wolk who is a columnist, blogger, speaker and mother of three. Her book is an easy read/listen with fun stories and examples from her own experiences and those of people she has interviewed. Wolk's charm and wit shine through and though the book is helpful, it doesn't feel preachy like a self help book. (there's a difference between helpful and self help if you ask me)
Throughout the book, the reader is reminded that there is no single right way to raise a child. Mothers are empowered to choose their own path and yet but learning about other families and their experiences you get a sense of community. This isn't a crunchy mama guide to breastfeeding and cloth diapers, although it's not all about formula and disposable nappies either. All options are explained and the reader is empowered to do what works best for them. Whether you have children, are having children, wish you were having children, or know someone having children, there's something for you in "It Gets Easier".
From the beginning of "It Gets Easier" by Claudine Wolk, all the way to the end, I felt at ease. This guide to becoming a mom felt much like having coffee with my friends at our local moms club. In both cases, our lives are different, our choices potentially opposite, and our stories nothing alike - yet we have a common goal of surviving motherhood with our sanity intact. A breastfeeding mama could sit next to a formula feeding mama and engage one another finding the similarities in our situations while also respecting the differences. The physical moms club meeting shared the same warm fuzzy feeling I felt with "It Gets Easier" - I love the idea sharing in both scenarios!
This was a wonderful audio book and I can honestly say I also purchased the written copy looking forward to reading the stories again! Nicely done Claudine! and thank you to WOW! Women on Writing for including us in this audiobook blog tour!
---- Blog Tour Calendar
January 16th @ The Muffin
Join us at WOW! as we celebrate the launch of Claudine Wolk's audiobook version of It Gets Easier!...And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 16th @ Just Katherine
Join Katherine as she reviews the audiobook version of It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 17th @ Liberate and Lather
Join Angela as she reviews the audiobook version of It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 19th @ Jill Sheets Blog
Join Jill as she interviews the author about her book It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 20th @ The Mommies Review
Join Glenda as she reviews It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers. You'll also have the chance to win a copy of the book too!
January 20th @ Ellen Blogs
Visit Ellen's blog and read Claudine's guest post about going from self-published to traditionally published. It can be done!
January 21st World of My Imagination
Nicole features Claudine Wolk on her weekly featured three things on a Saturday night. She also gives away a copy of the audiobook It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 22nd @ Just Katherine
Join Katherine again as she shares a guest post by Claudine Wolk about the eight lies we tell new mothers.
January 25th @ Chapter Break
Join Julie's blog as she features a spotlight of the audiobook It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 26th @ A Storybook world
Deirdra shares a guest post by Claudine Wolk about the five mom mantras that will keep you sane.
January 27th @ What Is That Book About
Join Michelle as she reviews the audiobook It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
January 30th @ Michelle Cornish' blog
Join Michelle as she features a guest post by Claudine Wolk about message, hook, and audience: the starting point to successfully market your book.
January 31st @ Bring on Lemons
Crystal rewards us with her review of It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
February 1st @ World of My Imagination
Nicole features Michelle's guest review of It Gets Easier!...And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
February 3rd @ Knotty Needle
Visit Judy's blog for her insights about It Gets Easier!...And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
February 3rd @ Lady Unemployed
Visit Nicole's blog and read Claudine's guest post about how to get started on a voice acting career.
February 5th @ Strength 4 Spouses
Join Wendi as she reviews It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers. You also have the chance to win a copy of the audiobook!
February 5th @ Celticlady's Reviews
Join Kathleen's blog as she spotlights It Gets Easier!....And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
February 6th @ Celticlady's Reviews
Visit Kathleen's blog again as she features a guest post by Claudine Wolk featuring uncensored advice for new mothers.
February 7th @ Strength 4 Spouses
Visit Wendi's blog again as features Claudine's guest post about power shifts in your relationship with your partner and how to get it back.
February 10th @ Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Read an interview with Claudine Wolk at Lisa Haselton's blog.
February 11th @ Rockin Book Reviews
Join Lu Ann as she features a guest post by Claudine about reasonably cost-effective ways to promote your book. She'll also be giving away a copy of the audiobook as well!
February 13th @ Bookshine and Readbows
Join Steph's blog for her insightful reviews of It Gets Easier!...And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers.
February 15th @ Word Magic
Fiona shares a guest post from Claudine about where to start with book marketing.
February 15th @ Amy's Booket List
Join Amy for her review of It Gets Easier!...And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers. You'll also have the chance to win a copy of the book too!