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    Dimensions — 5.5 x 8.5 x in

    Categories — Books, Self-Discovery

    Brand — Thought Catalog Books

    Page Count — 264

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    Thought Catalog Books is dedicated to making books of the utmost quality, showcasing the most vibrant and creative writers from around the globe. We treat each book we publish with great attention, making sure it's a special art object to be cherished for decades. Discover more about what makes Thought Catalog Books unique here.

    Wild Mama: One Woman's Quest to Live Her Best Life, Escape Traditional Parenthood, and Travel the World

    Regular price$17.99 Sale price

    When Carrie Visintainer became a mother at the age of thirty-two, she worried it was all over, that her adventurous life was done. Instead, she discovered a whole new adventure.

    World travel? Adios. Solo explorations in the mountains? Ciao. Creative outlets? She wondered, are diapers my new white canvas? Immersed in a whirlwind of sleeplessness and spit-up, she was madly in love with her new baby, yet also felt her adventurous spirit and core identity crumbling.

    So Carrie laced up her boots and set out on a soul-searching journey, with revelations near and far. Inside a local Walmart, she realized that new motherhood is like traveling to a foreign country, with a new vocabulary, unknowable customs, and extreme jet lag. Lying in a yurt in the Colorado forest, she came to terms with her postpartum depression. While sailing on a gulet off the coast of Turkey, she examined feelings of guilt about leaving her child in pursuit of adventure. And then, while perched in a handsome stranger’s motorcycle sidecar in the Mexican jungle, she found herself face-to-face with her central quandary: Domesticity vs. Wanderlust.

    Finally, she discovered she could—and should—have both.

    This book was produced by Mink Choi and Chris Lavergne, with cover photography by Noah Kalina and art direction by Mark Kupasrimonkol.

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    Carrie Visintainer

    Meet The AuthorAbout Carrie Visintainer