Testimonials

What Moms Are Saying

“I identified with almost all the mothers who contributed to this book. I respect their honesty. It’s not easy to talk about this stuff, but it’s real. Missing In Action made me feel “normal” and less alone. It’s amazing how big and burdensome we can make our problems when we don’t share them. I hope this book helps all the mothers who are out there struggling like me. There’s nothing like support and help when you feel helpless. All sorts of possibilities opened up for me after reading this book.”

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“I know the lost sense of self the author describes. I know it all too well. The questions she poses in Chapter 6 helped me the most I think since I’ve been struggling for years to figure out who I am outside of ‘mother.’”

 

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Missing In Action helped me on all kinds of levels. It helped me understand grief in general and motherhood in particular. Anne M. Smollon describes how mothers grieve when they lose their sense of self in a way that totally resonates for me. She connected grief with my experience of motherhood and all the things I’ve had to sacrifice along the way. It’s hard to believe a book like this has not been written before now because this experience seems incredibly common among us mothers.”

 

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“I read Missing In Action as a favor for the author, but it turned out that she did me a greater favor. I feel like I’ve been dealing with these issues for years. My children are older now, but I’m still struggling with many of the things that this book describes.”

 

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Missing In Action is wonderful. It touches on so many things I know mothers think and feel but don’t talk about, even to each other. I just want to thank the author for writing in such a candid and personal way. The book is an enjoyable read despite the intensity of the subject matter.”

 

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“I love this book! It’s real and honest, and most of all, it offers great advice and goals that are effective. Missing In Action was just the book I needed to help me understand what was going on for me and how to cope with all the feelings, thoughts, and stress i feel most of the time these days.”

 

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“I don’t know the author, but it feels like I do having read Missing In Action. The author puts herself out there in such an honest way. I admire her honesty and willingness to be vulnerable given a topic that’s almost taboo in our society. She does a fantastic job describing what happens for women when they become mothers and she does an even better job explaining the lost sense of self and grief so many of us experience. I refer to Chapters 6 and 7 often to help me figure out what it is I want for myself and of myself now that my children are more independent.”