FoC 160: The Surprising Science of Being a Mom with Abigail Tucker


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Becoming a mom is an experience that changes you. Everyone knows this. But what exactly happens to women as they become mothers? New York Times bestselling author Abigail Tucker dives into what actually happens to our brains, how they change, and what it means for us in her new book Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct.

Abigail Tucker is the author of The Lion in the Living Room, named a Best Science Book of 2016 by Library Journal and Forbes, now translated into thirteen languages. She is a correspondent for Smithsonian magazine and she lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and four children.

In this episode we talk about Abigail’s new book, how our experiences as mothers confirm the scientific findings she explores in her book, and how understanding the way we change is a source of wonder and helps us understand our identity as mothers.

We cover a lot of ground, so grab a glass of iced coffee and enjoy the conversation!

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