Sunday, February 16, 2020

2/17/20 at 9:15am pst - Modern motherhood & mental health expert Katherine Wintsch is founder CEO of The Mom Complex and author of SLAY LIKE A MOTHER: How to Destroy What’s Holding Your Back So You Can Live the Life You Want

Modern motherhood & mental health expert Katherine Wintsch is founder CEO of The Mom Complex and author of SLAY LIKE A MOTHER: How to Destroy What’s Holding Your Back So You Can Live the Life You Want (paperback release March 3, 2020; Sourcebooks). 

In both her business and her book, Katherine’s goal is to help mothers embark on a new chapter in life as a parent – away from the self-defeating tendencies and feelings of inadequacy and toward the deeply held belief that you’ve always been more than enough as a mother and a woman.

“I loved this book! It’s packed with important and actionable advice.” —Eve Rodsky, author of Hello Sunshine book pick & New York Times best-selling book, Fair Play

While parents worry about their children being bullied, mothers bully themselves constantly with negative self-talk, yet think nothing of it. Watch this heartwarming video of mothers sharing their dragons of self-doubt. We constantly strive to pass ourselves off as perfect – but that act is exhausting. While the struggle of parenthood is real, the suffering is optional. It is time for moms to shift from worrier to warrior with Katherine’s practical solutions, including:

· How to start treating MORE like a four-letter word, and how to start saying NO.

· How to teach the negative voice in your head some manners.

· How to stop seeing the success of other women as an indictment against yourself.

· How to teach your children to be dragon slayers.

· How to avoid setting expectations that set you up for failure.

· How to make more time for me-time.

About Katherine Wintsch

KATHERINE WINTSCH is an internationally recognized expert on the topic of modern motherhood. The majority of her expertise comes from studying the passion and pain points of mothers around the world—the rest is accumulated from a little trial and a whole lot of error while raising her own two children with her husband in Richmond, Virginia.

As the founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, Katherine and her team help develop innovative new products, services, and marketing strategies for the world’s largest mom-focused brands, including Walmart, Babyganics, Pinterest, Kimberly Clark, and the Discovery Network.

Katherine’s sought-after research and expertise have been featured by Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company, and she regularly writes about the topic of motherhood on her popular blog, In All Honesty, and for Working Mother magazine.

Additional Praise for SLAY LIKE A MOTHER:

"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. No mom has time for a drippy self-help tome, and this guide cuts right to the point: when you turn your doubt into strength, the sky's the limit. 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

"I love everything about this book. The tone, the candor, the acceptance that we must love ourselves first before we can slay anything in life. And it is so needed. We mothers are experts at thinking we are not good enough or do enough. It is time for us to let go of the guilt and let in the love. Thank you for this gift, Katherine. Slay on!" —Julie Foudy, former captain of the US Women's National Soccer Team, ESPN analyst and report, Olympic Gold Medalist

"Entertaining and honest, Katherine's story reveals that the most powerful force for changing your life is you."—Mel Robbins, author of the international bestseller The 5 Second Rule

"Life-changing. That is the only way to summarize the impact of Slay Like a Mother. As I devoured the transformative words of this book, I wished I'd had it during a desolate time in my life-but it was not too late. Every time fear, anxiety, inadequacy, or self-doubt gripped me, I opened Slay Like Mother. Waiting to inspire me was a relatable anecdote or fool-proof strategy with the power to help me say no, draw a boundary line, ask for help, and show up for my life. 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


1. Why did you write Slay Like a Mother?

2. What do you want mothers to know?

3. Talk about the difference between struggling and suffering.

4. What exactly is a “dragon of self-doubt” and what does living with it feel like?

5. When was your own dragon born, Katherine?

6. You say self-doubt doesn’t discriminate, tell me more.

7. What areas of a mother’s life are affected by self-doubt?

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