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Keeping Our Promises: How to Be A Guilt-Free Mother


“A hundred years from now...

it will not matter what my bank account was, 

the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove.

But the world may be different 

because I was important

in the life of a child.”
~ Author Unknown


Are you a guilt-ridden mother? Too tired for a bedtime story?  Making mac-n-cheese for dinner again?  Wondering what you are going to say to your child today that they will be working out in therapy tomorrow?  You are not alone!


Keeping Our Promises is a journey through motherhood from guilt-ridden, to guilt-free, to ultimately joyous mothering. Stephanie helps women understand that even the "best" mothers feel guilty.  She explores how feelings of inadequacy could possibly be in our DNA, or from unrealistic expectations we place ourselves.


This work explains the energy of making and keeping promises, the tension and relief we feel when we do what we say we'll do, and why it's important that we make those promises consciously.


What started as an academic exercise turned into a healing exploration of the nature of guilt itself, what it actually means to be a mother, and how to make the world a more joyous place for ourselves and our families.  Keeping Our Promises  ultimately helps to answer the question, "How can we support one another into really enjoying our lives and our relationships with a minimum of 'shoulds' and guilt?"


 If you would like to share this book in a group or study, Stephanie has created a free Book Study Guide for your convenience. Keeping Our Promises can be ordered through Amazon.com. If you would like to order multiple copies, please contact Stephanie directly for bulk discounts.