The Mommy Brain

Title: The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter
Published by: Basic Books
Release Date: May 1, 2006
Pages: 279
ISBN13: 978-0465019069
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"The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter,” is a fast-paced, fascinating overview of research showing that a mommy brain can be a huge advantage in and out of the working world.

In The Mommy Brain, Katherine Ellison reveals the ways that women get smarter after having kids. Motherhood makes women more perceptive, efficient, resilient, motivated, and emotionally intelligent -- all of which adds up to tremendous mental enrichment and effectiveness.


“Ellison has done her homework, citing legitimate social and neurological research to back up her conclusions—a procedure sadly lacking in too many books about parenting.”
Library Journal

“Ellison’s often humorous and always thorough approach . . . will amuse and intrigue smart mothers everywhere.”
Publishers Weekly