BonBon Break LIVE: “Lose The Cape” with Alexa Bigwarfe
This book aims to provide all mothers – stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, working moms – tips to make the motherhood journey easier. These tips come from mothers who have been there, and done that. Lose The Cape – Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive, aims to encourage all moms, and provide a “handbook” of resources and advice, especially useful to any mom feeling overwhelmed.
Alexa and Kerry want to start a #losethecape movement, encouraging all moms to get rid of the “Supermom” image and simply focus on being the best mom you can be for your kids. Embrace your Pinterest fails, breastfeed or don’t, make time for you. They hit on all of these messages in their book, and much more.
The book was launched on April 28 and you can order your own copy below. First, listen to Val and Kerry chat about the challenges of motherhood and why you really don’t need to sweat the small stuff. What?! You can’t deliver a proper Pinterest party? It’s alright. Really, it is.
Meet Alexa Bigwarfe:
Alexa Bigwarfe is a freelance writer, wife, and mother of three children and a dog. In addition to raising her children, managing her home, and writing, Alexa’s heart is in advocacy and raising funds to support nonprofit organizations involved with infant, children and women’s issues. Alexa launched her writing with her personal blog No Holding Back, (katbiggie.com). Here she chronicles topics including health and wellness, living with autoimmune diseases, and most importantly, her grief after the loss of one of her twin daughters to complications from Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS). Alexa took the experience from that painful life event and channeled it into a compilation book for grieving mothers entitled Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother. She has also been published in two anthologies, The Mother of All Meltdowns and The HerStories Project. Alexa enjoys writing articles about parenting and children’s health and wellness topics for regional parenting publications and online magazines. In her “spare” time, you can find Alexa enjoying time with her girlfriends or hiding in her closet for some “alone” time.
Meet her co-author, Kerry Rivera:
Kerry Rivera is a full-time working mom of three kids with a to-do list that stretches to “infinity and beyond.” Between a demanding corporate gig, the nightly homework and kids’ activities, and managing a household with her full-time working husband, she blogs about the “juggle” at BreadwinningMama.com. Her career journey started in the newsroom trenches and has since transitioned to working for one of the largest global automotive companies. She additionally writes for corporations, government agencies and brands in her “spare” time, and especially enjoys sharing the joys of modern parenthood around the web. Her love for content creation is only trumped by her love for content consumption. Her Kindle and nightstand are equally full, and a stack of magazines can be found in every room of the house. As a Southern California native, she takes advantage of the outdoors, enjoying both the beaches and mountains with family and friends, and loves to caffeinate with Starbucks Refreshers and Coke. She aspires to perfect a handstand in yoga, but is still working on touching her toes.
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