Moms feel guilty about everything... They think they're not doing enough for themselves, for their children and for their spouses. They question their decisions about working vs. staying at home. They agonize over keeping up with housework, struggle in their relationship with their husband, wrestle with negative feelings about their children from time to time and worry that they don't measure up to their own or others' expectations. In short, feeling guilty is pervasive among mothers; it just seems to come with the territory. Motherhood without Guilt uses a question-and-answer format to address all the issues that cause a mother to feel bad about her mothering, and shows how to: € Reconcile working vs. staying at home € Be emotionally available to your kids in just the right way € Take good care of yourself, too € Create partnership in parenting with your husband € Nurture friendships and get support from others
About the Author Debra Gilbert Rosenberg is a licensed clinical social worker and the mother of three children. Since earning her master's degree from the University of Chicago, she has been a psychotherapist working with individuals and families. In addition, she develops and presents workshops and lectures on parenting issues and teaches sociology courses on the college level. For the past 13 years she has been running a discussion/support group for new mothers. She is the author of The New Mom's Companion. Rosenberg lives in Oak Park, Illinois.