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The Naked Mom Review

A Modern Mom’s Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections

The modern mom who wrote The Naked Mom is none other than the Host of Dancing with the Stars and co-CEO of the ever-growing website,, Brooke Burke. This book is unlike any other “parenting” book I’ve read. Its message is that we are NOT alone in our journey, that it’s okay to cry, laugh, scream, and occasionally, as she puts it, “release our inner bitch”.

The book will pull you in as you read. I felt like I had known Burke my entire life, and we were just catching up. It is well thought out and begins with where most of us know her best, from her time on Dancing with the Stars. From here, the book reflects on her life with such brutal honesty that I was looking around to see if anyone had heard what she just wrote!

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It would be hard-pressed to find someone who denied that Brooke Burke is beautiful. After all, she’s graced the covers of Shape Magazine and Playboy. Her book proves that truly one cannot judge the book by its cover as she shares her inadequacies in motherhood and reveals she, too, has done that Mom Comparison game that drives us all into hysteria. She brings forward the heartbreak of being in a marriage without love, and the guilt divorce brings to the table. She also shows she is wise; guilt “is a learned response. A choice. It only exists because you conjure it up; logic tells you that it cannot exist if you refuse to give it life. Don’t flip that switch.”

I enjoyed some of the pages so much I read them a couple of times. One of my favorite highlights in the book is Burke’s “Naked Truths.” They are boxes that appear within or at the end of the chapter. They are her own personal “Naked Truths.” My favorite falls on page 68:

“I was honored to grace the cover of Playboy twice. I agreed to pose after a long decision-making process and with the full support of my family, including my husband. No regrets–it was the right thing for me to do at the time. But I wouldn’t do it now; not sure I could deal with the carpool parents and school staff seeing me like that. As for my children finding out, I certainly hope I’ve raised them not to pass judgment on people, especially their own mother.”
That “Naked Truth” is so many things. Sure, I’ve never had the body that would land me a place in Playboy, but she takes ownership of the decision; that she sees how different her life is now; that she looks back without regret and raises her children to embrace their own life and not pass judgment on others is truly a beautiful moral code.
I really, really loved this book. It was uplifting. It made me laugh. I cried, but in the end, I felt someone understood. We all have our own “Naked Truths” and while most of us prefer not to publish them, Brooke Burke shares hers eloquently in “The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom’s Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice, and Soulful Reflections”.
About the Book
The current co-host of ABC’s hit television show Dancing with the Stars, Burke is a mother of four and has established herself as an expert on “mommy” issues through a variety of platforms: as co-CEO and a popular blogger at the interactive online community; as the founder of the online retail store which features Tauts, Burke’s post-pregnancy belly wraps; as a “Mommy Correspondent” on the nationally syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors; and as a go-to celebrity mom expert on Twitter, where she has more than 1.8 million followers.In THE NAKED MOM, Burke explores three major personas that characterize moms everywhere: The Woman: Mothers are always too willing to put everyone else first. But sometimes mothers should focus on themselves. Take the time to look and feel good and it will positively affect everything.The Mother: The word “mother” is easily the most revered word in the human language. Social pressures and the media have driven mothers to believe that they should be selfless. But with an absence of self comes a lack of passion. Mothers should empower themselves and instead strive to be self-aware.

The Lover: Most women give up a lot to become mothers and often the lover aspect seems to be the first to go. Sexuality and motherhood are not mutually exclusive. Letting erotic fantasies play out gives mothers a needed break from the nature of motherhood. Moms need to learn how to set the mood, play out a fantasy, and reconnect with their mates.

If readers think that there is a simple step-by-step path to the Perfect Body, the Perfect Relationship, or the Perfect Career, Burke says they should think again. By sharing stories from her surprisingly ordinary life as a celebrity mom—from childhood memories to personal beauty tips to thoughts on her relationships and busy career—Brooke paints an honest picture of motherhood that all women can relate to and offers a workable approach to handling everyday emotional challenges.

THE NAKED MOM is a bold, honest, and empowering look at modern motherhood. As Burke explains,it’s not about right or wrong it’s about being your best authentic,” naked” self.

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About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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