It’s my book birthday – time to pop open the champagne! The big day is finally here – my book, Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year, is now available at Barnes & Noble, Chapters-Indigo, and Amazon.


Barnes & Noble

Much love to my family and friends who have supported me over the years – you know who you are.

Huge thanks to Familius, my amazing publisher, and my editor, Michele Robbins – I couldn’t have done this without her guidance and expertise – and the entire Familius family!

Thank you to Kathy Buckworth, Natalie Goldberg Klein, Sara Dimerman “HelpMeSara”, Deborah Gilboa, Anita Doron and Caroline Fernandez for endorsing the book! Damn I know some talented women!

Thank you to Egidio Tari, Coste Lianos, Eric Novak, and of course my husband, Genio Carbone, for offering their male perspective in the book.

Thanks to the moms from my amazing local Facebook group for sharing their stories, thoughts and feelings for my book: Monica Bertenshaw, Megan Houston, Jacklyn De Ciccio, Chriss Bickers, Garman Wong, Alessia Giacomi, Megan Smith, Kim Madore, Janelle Dayman, Shannon Harris, Nikki Stefancic, Jennifer Newberry, Ashely Braun, Jennifer Hunter-Pigeon, Denise Finlay Dodds, Rebeccah Beaulieu, Lindsay Pevcevicius, Michelle Gemmell, Tania Pollard, Ashley-Chris Isabella, Sabrina Lang, Jacqueline Robinson, Stefanie Puiras, Karen May, Anjali Joshi, Heidi Hoile, Marlene Nemeth, Nicole Kalbfleisch, Liora Sobel, Kelley Scott Driediger, Lauren Tobin, Emily Dimmell, Bonnie Teitelbaum Wisener, Laurie Brander, Tara Dean Tomasic, Manila Goncalves.

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Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Sleep was definitely the hardest thing to give up. Now, my son is 3 and he still doesn’t sleep through the night so I’ve just gotten used to it 🙂

  2. Darlene Schuller Reply

    I would gift this book to my bff’s daughter who is expecting her 1st… the 1st year.. I felt ppl exaggerated about how hard it was… and I dealt with a colicky one.

  3. I would love to gift this to a friend who will be a new mom in a few months! 🙂

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