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The Mothers of Reinvention: Reclaim Your Identity , Unleash Your Potential, Love Your Life

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Since we launched our show “Jen and Barb, Mom Life” more than four years ago, the number one question moms have asked us is, “How did you guys do that?” The subtext was not about producing and hosting an award-winning web series, but how we reinvented ourselves, especially given our roles as mothers, wives, and career women. Over and over, moms confided in us, sharing their frustrations, fears, and dreams. How could it be that so many of us who had always dreamed of having a family were feeling like something was missing? What was a mom to do? REINVENT! Through the journey of our own reinventions, we discovered the Mom Secret: The more satisfied you are with yourself, the better you can deal with the chaos that surrounds you, the better role model you will be, and the better off your entire family will be! This is not a luxury—it is a  necessity. In The Mothers of Reinvention, Jen and Barb share their steps to help you realize your full potential as a woman while maintaining your joy as a mom and/or wife. Whether you’re a new mother, a mother of schoolaged children, or an empty nester, Jen’s and Barb’s personal stories, along with  accounts from other women and experts who have also reinvented, will engage, inspire, and motivate. Every mother deserves passion outside her family, and The Mothers of Reinvention will help you discover what that means for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Epigraph
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. Chapter 1 - Reinvent Your Perception Putting the Pep Back in Your Step
    1. BLOCK THE NOISE
    2. REINVENT YOUR PERCEPTION: BE SELECTIVE ABOUT WHAT YOU READ
    3. WHAT’S YOUR VIEW?
    4. IT’S WHAT YOU SEE AND WHAT YOU MAKE OF HOW YOU SEE IT
    5. INVISIBLE YOU
    6. GET TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE NOW
    7. DON’T BE A MARTYR
    8. REACH OUT
    9. THE MOTHER OF YOUR OWN REINVENTION
    10. NOW YOU KNOW
  7. Chapter 2 - Reinvent Your Expectations Mapping Out Your Reinvention
    1. BIGGEST EXCUSE: I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO REINVENT!
    2. NEXT BIG EXCUSE: I CAN’T REINVENT. I CAN’T AFFORD TO. I JUST DON’T HAVE THE MONEY.
    3. WHAT HAPPENED TO MY LIFE?
    4. SEE THIS FOR WHAT IT IS
    5. A ROOM OF YOUR OWN
    6. FIGURING OUT WHAT’S YOURS
    7. NOT EVERYTHING IS YOUR JOB
    8. REINVENT NOW
    9. GETTING STARTED
    10. JEN AND BARB: OUR REINVENTIONS
    11. DO IT FOR YOU , DO IT FOR THEM
    12. IT DOESN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT
    13. THE JOURNEY AWAITS
    14. NOW YOU KNOW
  8. Chapter 3 - Reinvent with Your Family Getting Your House in Order
    1. GEARING UP
    2. NOT EVERYTHING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
    3. LET GO, LET GROW
    4. POWER STRUGGLES—KEEPING THEM UNDER CONTROL
    5. GETTING YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER
    6. THE PATH OF RESISTANCE
    7. HANG TIGHT
    8. TURN IT AROUND
    9. WHEN DIVORCE IS THE ONLY OPTION
    10. PARENTING WITH OTHER PARTNERS
    11. REINVENTION AND YOUR CHILDREN
    12. NOW YOU KNOW
  9. Chapter 4 - Reinvent Your Village What’s in Your Backyard?
    1. GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY
    2. HONE IN ON YOUR PASSION
    3. SET THE REINVENTION IN MOTION
    4. TAKE THE NEXT STEP
    5. ENJOY THE SMALL SUCCESSES!
    6. ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM
    7. STAY TRUE TO YOUR VISION
    8. WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?
    9. GET TALKING
    10. GET DOWN TO BUSINESS
    11. WHAT DO YOU WANT?
    12. REINVENT WITH A FRIEND
    13. TIME CAN BE MONEY—BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN MONEY WASTED
    14. WORK IT OUT
    15. NOW YOU KNOW
  10. Chapter 5 - Reinvent You Your Ten-Step Guide to Loving Your Life!
    1. REINVENT YOU: NO EXCUSES!
    2. FUEL YOUR PASSION
    3. NOW YOU KNOW
    4. TEN-STEP GUIDE TO JUMP-STARTING YOUR REINVENTION
  11. Meet Your New Village
  12. Book Club Questions
  13. About the Authors
  14. Copyright Page