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What happens when an ambitious girl grows up to be a mother?

Maleah thinks being a stay-at-home mom makes her inferior to women with paying jobs. Plagued with unrelenting thoughts of inadequacy, she struggles to heal from postpartum depression without medication. Her search to save her body, her marriage, and her family leads to an unexpected revelation.

Lies of the Magpie sweeps readers into the heart and mind of an accomplishment-driven woman who worries that being a mother isn’t enough. Flowing with humor, witty observation, and sensitivity, the narrative escorts readers to a surprising epiphany of the liberating and healing power of motherhood. 

Discover this transformative reading experience.

  • #1 Amazon Best Seller: Books on Motherhood
  • 2021 AML Creative Nonfiction Finalist
  • Nominated for 2021 Elite Author Award 
  • Winner UT Arts Council Original Writing Competition

Next from Maleah

Maleah is coming of age and finding her place between Mormonism and Feminism all while wearing home-made clothes. Follow the misadventures of growing up a Mormon Democrat in rural Utah in Maleah’s next memoir. 

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5 Things INCREDIBLES 2 Teaches about Parenting during Coronavirus

Ep. 63 Parenting is hard, even if you have superhuman strength. While many of us are homebound during the coronavirus quarantine, attempting to balance work and homeschooling, the messages of Pixar’s animated film, Incredibles 2, seem especially apropos. Listen today for a fun re-cap of the of how this animated

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What If You Don’t Get Your Miracle?

Ep. 39 In times of struggle, asking WHY will drown you. Finding your WHAT will save you.  Today’s topic discusses what happens when life doesn’t go the way we expect, when things don’t turn out the way we want or hope. We’re talking about when stuff happens that just doesn’t make

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About Maleah

@MaleahWarner loves mothering and writing and tries to merge the two as often as possible. She’s an advocate for mothering resources and education, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression.  Lies of the Magpie is her first published work.

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