The point of my book is to validate and normalize anything you may experience to help other moms see that—whatever they are experiencing—they are not alone and offer real ways ways to take care of yourself. There are 30 questions below all focused on the first few months after bringing your baby home. Please feel free to answer ONLY THE ONES THAT SPEAK TO YOU.
I am interested in hearing details about how you felt or what you experienced or what advice you have - what helped, what didn't, so that I can share them in the book. Please SKIP ones that don't resonate with you and please give AS MUCH DETAIL as you can on the ones that do. I put the question subject matter IN ALL CAPS before each question to help you skim and find the ones you want to answer.
At the end of the survey you can indicate whether you are willing to be quoted with your name or other identifying information in the book or whether you would like your responses—if used in the book—to be kept anonymous. Ideally, if you are comfortable with it, I'd love to be able to say, "Sarah, Anchorage, Alaska." But, I could also identify you by how many kids you have or your profession, etc. So give me as much info as you are willing to share. ALSO if there is one question for which you would like to be anonymous, but you are ok having your first name and location put with the others, you can indicate that at the end.
Note: I have asked for your email address ONLY so I can follow up with any needed clarifications and possibly send you another survey for the last section of the book. I will NOT share it or publish it.
Again, I greatly appreciate your participation in helping all moms know that we are in this thing together.
Warmly,Kate Rope (firstname.lastname@example.org)