Diane Sanford has been passionate about helping women improve their emotional health since counseling her first mom 22 years ago. When her daughter Jessica was born, instead of practicing self-care, she struggled to cook, clean house, and host family and friends, wearing herself out. When daughter Rachel arrived four years later, she balanced her own and family needs and had no problems. This convinced her that self-care is key to postpartum wellness. An internationally recongized expert in pregnancy and postpartum emotional health, she has appeared on radio and TV shows including Good Morning America. A media expert for the American Psychological Association, Diane has been interviewed for The New York Times, Washington Post, Parents, Woman's Day, Redbook, and health/parenting websites. Diane continues self-care including daily meditation, working out, time with friends, writing, and travel. She cherishes being a mom, her most important role in life.
Ann Dunnewold first became interested in the adjustment to motherhood after giving birth to her first child 25 years ago. Ann has worked with hundreds of women, offering practical tools to cope with life's most difficult job: parenting. She regularly shares her expertise training health professionals, and is an internationally recognized expert on motherhood, with mention in NBC News/The Today Show, CBS Radio, Parents.com, Parenting, and American Baby, among others. Her mission to help women resist the pressures of modern motherhood is evident in her other books, particularly Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box and The Motherhood Club. From living in the trenches as a mom, Ann knows that without self-care, she will be running on empty. She makes sure that yoga, time with good friends and good books, and creativity are in her life more days than not.