Advice for new moms

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, gives her best tips for new moms on avoiding mommy guilt
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The one piece of advice I would give my younger self as a mother would be to stop feeling so guilty. When they take the baby out, I’m now convinced they put the guilt in. And mothers seem to feel guilty all the time. And when I was working I would feel guilty. When I was with my children I would feel guilty about work. And learning to be in the moment. Learning that I’m not going to do it perfectly. And eliminating that guilt and those self-judgments that I call the obnoxious roommate living in my head would have made my life as a mother much easier. And I think would have made me a better mom.

Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, gives her best tips for new moms on avoiding mommy guilt


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Arianna Huffington

President and Editor In Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 in the New York Times Bestseller list.

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