Here’s a list of resources that have helped me while writing this blog. I hope some are helpful to you as well.


Belkin, Lisa: Life’s Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom

Berkun, Scott: Confessions of a Public Speaker

Black, Kathryn: Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within

Braestrup, Kate: Marriage and Other Acts of Charity

Canfield, Jack: The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Choquette, Sonia: Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want

Code, David: To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First

Cockrell, Stacie; O’Neill, Cathy and Stone, Julia: Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better As Your Family Grows

Fey, Tina: Bossypants

Glasser, Howard: All Children Flourishing–Igniting the Greatness of Our Children

Gottman, John M. and Gottman, Julie Schwartz: And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives

—.: 10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage

Jeffers, Susan: Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Johnson, Sue: Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Krasnow, Iris: Surrendering to Marriage

—.: The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married

Kindlon, Dan and Thompson, Michael: Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

Kohn, Alfie: Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Lerner, Harriet: Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and Coupled Up

—.: The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing The Patterns of Intimate Relationships

MacKenzie, Gordon: Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace

Mainiero, Lisa and Sullivan, Sherry: The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers

Myss, Caroline: Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

Northrup, Christiane: The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change

—.: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

Rubin, Gretchen: The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a  Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Shapiro, Dani: Devotion: A Memoir

Waldman, Ayelet: Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace