The Mommy Brain (Paperback)

How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter

By Katherine Ellison

Basic Books, 9780465019069, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2006

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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.

About the Author

Katherine Ellison has a mommy brain, herself. She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, veteran foreign correspondent, and a working mother of two young boys. She is also the author of two previous books. She has written on the topic of "The Mommy Brain" for and Working Mother. Ms. Ellison lives in San Anselmo, California.