The Gift of a Happy Mother: Letting Go of Perfection and Embracing Everyday Joy


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5.4 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Rebecca Eanes is the founder of, creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond, and a contributing editor to Creative Child magazine. She is the author of Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide and The Positive Parenting Workbook.


"Inspiring, heartfelt, practical, and a delightful read! Rebecca's gift to the reader is like a compassionate embrace of a wise friend who's been there. She understands the journey, tells you the truth, helps you find clarity, eases your mind, and always sticks up for you."
--Janet Lansbury, author of No Bad Kids and Elevating Child Care

"Today's moms are flooded with social media posts that perpetuate the false idea that they alone struggle with self-doubt, guilt, anxiety, and loneliness. Filled with gentle wisdom, honest revelations, and actionable steps, The Gift of a Happy Mother reminds us that the greatest gift we can give our children is our own contentment. Inspiring, comforting, and wise. A wonderful read!
--Susan Stiffelman, author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence

"Finally, someone has tackled the stumbling blocks of motherhood--the fear, worry, guilt, sadness, stress and your own inner critic. The Gift of a Happy Mother is sterling inspiration.... A happy mother is a gift to her child. Make this book a gift to both of you."
--Susan Newman, Ph.D., social psychologist and author of Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day

"The Gift of a Happy Mother, is the book we all need. One that lovingly reminds us that we must care for ourselves right alongside our children. This comprehensive look at today's "joy stealers," along with easy to implement strategies to get it back, will help you feel like yourself again."
--Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW, author of What Not to Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children

"Rebecca Eanes shares her wisdom and experience, emphasizing why it's important for mothers to cultivate and embrace happiness and fulfillment. She offers self-affirming, practical strategies to help moms build their 'joy armor, ' triumphantly navigate the reality, chaos, and challenges of parenthood--and, in turn, empower children to thrive."
--Joanne Foster, Ed.D., educator and award-winning author