Brooke Burke is probably best known for her glamorous gowns and candid post dance interviews with contestants on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. I’m a fan of the show and have to admit that I usually fast forward through the judges’ remarks to see what the dancers have to say to Brooke when they get their scores! It wasn’t until recently though, that I knew exactly what was behind the beautiful Brooke – the TV host, the glamorous girl, the online entrepreneur (ModernMom.com), the wife, and… THE MOM! She truly revealed it ALL in her book The Naked Mom.
The Naked Mom is a book that I have, since reading cover to cover, recommended to friends, family, and total strangers. In The Naked Mom Burke truly drops all of her walls and tells it like it is. She gives the reader a completely unfiltered glimpse into her life… and lets us all know that not only is it okay not be able to balance it all… it simply isn’t going to happen! Instead of offering some miracle step by step approach that helps moms “balance it all”, she reminds us “it’s not about right or wrong—it’s about being your best authentic, ‘naked’ self.”
Brooke focuses on personas that women face every day:
- The Woman: She recognizes that mothers seem to always put everyone and everything else first. Sometimes you have to focus on you. Looking good and feeling good can have a positive effect on everything.
- The Mother: Such a powerful word carries with it a world of social pressure and pressure from the media to be selfless. Burke responds that with an absence of self comes a lack of passion. Mothers should empower themselves and instead strive to be self-aware.
- The Lover: We all have heard how the sensual woman seems to disappear with motherhood, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Letting erotic fantasies play out gives mothers a needed break from the nature of motherhood. Moms need to learn how to set the mood, play out a fantasy, and reconnect with their mate.
I can honestly say that The Naked Mom by Brooke Burke changed my opinion of her, motherhood, and my role in life as a woman. Just like I have recommended it to so many people I know (and so many that I don’t!), I’m recommending it to you! Check it out if you haven’t already. It’s worth the read.
About Ashley: Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at www.Momicles.com.
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