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Katherine Wintsch is an internationally recognized expert on modern motherhood. As the founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, Katherine and her team help develop innovated new products and services for some of the world’s largest mom-focused brands. Katherine’s sought-after research and expertise have been featured by Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and on the Slay Like a Mother website.

Use these discussion questions to guide your next meeting.


Slay Like a Mother, a book that Parade magazine named one of the “Top 10 life-changing self-help books of the year,” is the kick in the pants you need to destroy what’s holding you back so you can live the life you want.


You need this book if:

  • You are a people pleaser by day and an overthinker by night.
  • The negative voice in your head is the meanest mean girl you know.
  • You feel broken and believe you must hide that brokenness to be loved.
  • You are tired. Like fall-down-after-ruing-a-marathon tired.

This discussion guide was posted in partnership with the author of this book, Katherine Wintsch. 


If you’re living with a dragon of self-doubt, are you able to identify when/how it was initially was born? How old were you?

What’s the difference between struggling and suffering and how do those two forces currently show up in your life?

Using the “How to spot a dragon” checklist on page 35, how many indicators did you select and which ones cause the most suffering in your life?


Slay Like a Mother: How to Destroy What’s Holding You Back So You Can Live the Life You Want

Insights collected from over 10,000 women around the world combined with Katherine’s personal experience battling her own “dragon of self-doubt” will help you discover eye-opening lessons about:

  • THE MASK YOU’RE WEARING. The one you hide behind when you say everything is “just fine” when it’s not. 
  • YOUR UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. The goal-setting tactics you’re deploying to get ahead could be what’s holding you back. 
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRUGGLING AND SUFFERING. Being a mother is a struggle—it always has been—but your suffering is optional. 

Slay Like a Mother will encourage you to live more confidently, enjoy the present, and become your best self as a woman, a mother and beyond.



"This emotional self-help read is one for people who no matter how overwhelmed they truly are, always put on a brave face. Wintsch teaches women to embrace their vulnerabilities, set reachable goals and to find the middle-ground between suffering and struggling in Slay Like A Mother."  Parade

"Wintsch's style is brisk and forthright with enough humor to make readers laugh even as she illuminates dark corners. Although this is aimed at moms, any woman will find this enlightening and encouraging."  Booklist-STARRED review


"Slay Like a Mother helps you discover where when your self-doubt started, how it manifested, and fantastic tools to slay that inner beast! This is a must read, not just for moms, but for anyone struggling with self-doubt."  Dana Vollmer, 5x Olympic Gold Medalist, first mom to win Olympic Gold for USA Swimming


"I loved this book! It's packed with important and actionable advice."  Eve Rodsky, author of New York Times best-seller, Fair Play