Brooke Burke just released a very light hearted, honest and easy-to-relate to book called “The Naked Mom.” It is not a self-help book, it is more just her thoughts on life and motherhood – and her thoughts are hilarious and dead on. She also gives really great tips for getting your body back after having a baby and things she has learned about loving motherhood.
Who is Brooke Burke?
Honestly, I wondered the same thing when I picked up this book. She is a television personality and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. Most recently she is known for her role as co-host of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” She is married to actor David Charvet and they had 4 children together. She also just started a new business – Baboosh Baby – a store selling items for moms like the stomach wrap that promises to help tighten a post-baby belly!
My thoughts on this book
It reads very easily – just like a personal blog. She shares stories and tips like she would if you were her friend and just lounging on the couch. I love the “industry secrets” she gives and how she tries so hard to relate to “normal” moms. But I also love how she readily admits that she has access to things other people don’t – photoshop, a team of hairstylists and a killer wardrobe. At first I thought I was going to hate this book because I struggle with jealousy and she is pretty successful and rich. But she still struggles with the same feelings all moms do – mommy guilt.
And one thing I did not know about her – she is an attachment parenting parent! Brooke Burke admits in her book that she loved wearing her babies and breastfed all of them. Yay Brooke!
There were a few parts that I skimmed over, namely healthy eating section. She didn’t share anything new – I already know to eat small meals and eat whole foods. But I loved the glimpses into her world and hearing her struggles. She is a mom just like us. Even if she can afford all the beauty extras, she refuses cosmetic surgery and loves her body.
I highly suggest you buy this book on Kindle. Not only is it cheaper ($12.99 Kindle vs. $13.49 hardcover) but it is such an easy, fast read that if you take it with you on the go, you will always have a fun thing to read.
I received this book to review and all opinions are mine.