We have all these relationships in our lives—with coworkers, friends, neighbors, communities and society at large. The most important is our relationship with our family. I wrote my newest book, Family First (Free Press), for women and mothers because they are the heart of the family, and because most mothers say they measure their success in life by how well they parent their children. But many aren't quite sure what that means to them.
To be an effective parent, at some point you need to pull out of the fast lane and think about things. You have to turn off the phone and the television, hand the baby over to your husband, and find a quiet spot where you can sit by yourself and meditate on what is important to you as a mother and a person. Motherhood is a profound experience that calls up some pretty deep questions. This is where I come in: I have the questions, and I'm here to help you stimulate your thinking. In crafting your own thoughtful answers, you'll find the keys to being a confident, successful mother.
Five Questions To Ask Yourself