Standing on the edge of motherhood (PREORDER) - Wildling Books
Standing on the edge of motherhood (PREORDER) - Wildling Books
Standing on the edge of motherhood (PREORDER) - Wildling Books
Standing on the edge of motherhood (PREORDER) - Wildling Books
Standing on the edge of motherhood - Wildling Books

Standing on the edge of motherhood

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Standing on the edge of motherhood by Gemma Douglas of The Motherhood Project is the perfect book for a new mother or mother of young children.

In this poignant and heartfelt collection of musings about motherhood, Gemma Douglas offers an honest and genuine perspective on the profound emotional and physical changes that mothers undergo during the postpartum period, as well as the ongoing challenges of parenting. Through personal reflections and insights, Standing on the Edge of Motherhood provides an empowering and encouraging voice for mothers who may feel overwhelmed or alone in their journey. With its compassionate and relatable approach, this book sheds light on the complex and often unspoken experiences of motherhood, including the joys, fears and struggles that come with it. Whether you are a first-time mother or a seasoned one, this book is a valuable resource that offers comfort, inspiration and guidance for navigating the ups and downs of parenting, particularly during the postpartum phase. 

“Gemma’s beautiful and comforting way with words encouraged me to be vulnerable in mine too. Her honest truths are both raw and validating and feel like a warm hug at the end of a long day. Inspiring, inviting and from the heart. I will forever remember how her stories gave me the courage to tell my own, there is so much power and beauty in that.” – Jess Urlichs, Bestselling Author of You Hung the Moon and The Rainbow in my Heart.


Pages: 96 pages

Size: 200mm(H) x 150mm(W) 

Imprint - Bound Books


It is important to us to use packaging that does not add to plastic waste issues that we have in the world.  We use cardboard boxes that can be re-used in your garden as a great weed mat whenever we can but due to a huge number of our books getting water damaged we have had to opt for a recycled plastic option for some books. We also use a brown eco tape which can go into your compost.


Free urban/residential delivery NZ wide on all orders over $70. 

Free rural delivery NZ wide on all orders over $100

Orders under $70 to urban/residential addresses, shipping is $6.95 NZ wide. 

Orders under $100 to rural addresses, shipping is $9.50 NZ wide (ps.  the actual cost to us for rural sends is $15!! so we subsidise this shipping as much as we can). 💕

We will dispatch your order within 1-3 working days and you will receive an email confirmation with tracking details.  

Orders are shipped and tracked via Post Haste couriers and expected delivery within NZ is 1-3 working days, 3-5 working days for rural deliveries.

Please do NOT provide a PO Box address as Post Haste do not deliver to them. 


Orders to Australia are sent via either NZ Post which is either a semi-tracked or tracked option depending on the weight of your order. The heavier the weight the tracked option kicks in. It is either standard international airmail or Australian Post E-Parcel which is tracked and both charged at a flat $12. We heavily subsidise the shipping to Australia. If you order an item that is a pre-order or out of stock, your order will be sent altogether when all items are in stock. 

Estimated delivery timeframe to Australia is 6-15 working days. 
Ongoing reduced airfeight and offshore processing congestion are causing delays to many destinations, so the timeframe above is estimated only.

Rest of the World

Orders are sent via NZ Post which is non-tracked standard international airmail charged depending on the amount of books/weight.
Expected delivery to 10-20 working days. However, since Covid 19 deliveries are taking a lot longer than usual, some up to 20-30 working days.
Ongoing reduced airfeight and offshore processing congestion are causing delays to many destinations, so the timeframe above is estimated only.

Returns Policy

Wildling Books wish all our customers to receive their products in perfect order. If there is something wrong with the product you have received or if your delivery is not correct, please contact us immediately at If you send us an email, please include as many details as possible including your order number and photographic evidence of any damage, and in some cases a photograph of the packaging itself. Please ensure you keep your delivery until the return process is complete.

No refunds, returns or exchanges will be processed unless contact has been made about any issues within seven (7) working days of receipt of your item. We may be able to extend this time under special circumstances, but please make contact as soon as you notice any problems so we can remedy the situation for you. We do not refund purchases on the basis of changing your mind.

There are no refunds or returns available for ebooks or printables, so please choose carefully when ordering. We may ask for you to return the product in which case, we will refund the value of the purchased product, but we do not have to refund the value of the shipping. If you are required to return the product, you must pay for the shipping to return the goods and this must also be arranged by yourself. The goods are your responsibility until they reach our office. Please ensure you pack the return safely to prevent any damage to the products or boxes. New Zealand customers are protected by the Consumer Guarantees Act.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Sandy Honeybone
Standing on the edge of Motherhood

A lovely book to support and reassure new Mum's.

Alice Scott
Standing On the Edge of Motherhood

Amazing book!! A treasure trove of thoughts and musings as we muddle our way through Motherhood. I wish I had this book when I had my first born!!


Brought for my pregnant daughter with ready made family 🥰

Lauren G
Beautifully written and deeply personal

This book epitomises my journey as a new mother (and many other mothers I know). A beautiful, emotional and connective read for any mum or mum-to-be.


Love this book, brought as a gift to a new mum! Absolutely stunning book