Books & Recordings

Living in the Shadow of the Too Good Mother Archetype

Parenting for me was much more difficult than I would have ever imagined. I felt so responsible for my children and I was always wanting to find the best parenting practices. My search led me to discover what I am now calling “the shadow of the too-good mother archetype.”

When my first daughter was born in 1980 I started a quest to find out how to be a good mother.  I also worked with other mothers and families and completed my doctoral dissertation in the subject.  As a result of all those years of endless searching, I have written the book:Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype published by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing in 2014. Here is the book trailer.

Getting my book published was a long and winding road.  In 2010 I entered a contest to win a book contract. Below is the video I used to promote the book contest. My book made it to the second round out of about 2500 participants!

Mothering Beyond Image Book Contest Video ~ April, 2010

Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype is a book that helps women connect more deeply to themselves and others, therefore feeling more authentic, mindful and whole.  It weaves real stories and common themes into archetypal mythology and the rapidly changing roles of women, creating the fabric of a new parenting paradigm. Order Your Copy Now

LivingInTheShadowBook

The Heart of Discipline

Here is a parenting CD that I recorded in 2005. It is a compilation of the parenting techniques that are aligned with my philosophies. Of course my children are all older now, but they still are my greatest teachers. I hope you enjoy.