Real motherhood can certainly seem like you’re trudging your way through a jungle of fears, exhaustion, and confusion – so why is it still portrayed as “easy” or “natural”? Author Annaliese Lawton’s new book, Welcome To The Jungle, explores her own emotional turmoil associated with maternity coupled with life’s daily struggles. Lawton is a small-town mom whose literary journey began when her Facebook post on motherhood and mental health went viral. Her post was translated in seven different languages, accumulated 80,000 shares, six million views, and eventually landed Lawton a book deal. Filled with unfiltered thoughts and perspectives on womanhood, Welcome to the Jungle isn’t just another parenting book on the highs and lows of motherhood, it will encourage conversations about topics on maternal mental health, marriage, and wellness. Lawton shares, “To say the book is about motherhood is really an underestimation. Motherhood is the backdrop against which the real story unfolds.”
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