12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know

Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Available in: Paperback and E-Reader
ISBN-10: 0787980962
ISBN-13: 978-0787966171
Published: March 31, 2006

Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family.

You’ll learn how to…

  • Apply the 12 essential principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good mothering
  • Raise children with confidence, resilience, and character
  • Create a customized mothering plan and use it so it leads to success with your child
  • Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking to what really counts in parenting good kids today
  • Discover simple ways to make big differences in your family’s life
“A worthy addition for most parenting collections.”
– (Library Journal, February 15, 2006)

“Balance and going with the flow goes far beyond just figure skating for me. It’s the core of my athletic career and the core of my personal life. Everyone talks about living a healthy lifestyle, but that also applies to parenting style. Dr. Borba’s book is the journey of healthy parenting―heart-warming and at times heart-wrenching. Every reader of this book is sure to have an “ah-ha!” moment and rediscover the simple joys of parenting.”
– Peggy Fleming Jenkins, 1968 Olympic champion/ABC sports commentator 

“A revolutionary, wonderful, and welcome answer to a mother’s prayers. Michele Borba has shown us all how to be loving moms who raise great kids, without losing our peace of mind, our lives as adults, or our true selves.”
– Phyllis George, former Miss America, pioneer female sportscaster, former first lady of Kentucky, and mother

“12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know is a Godsend for all the anxious, stressed-out mothers who worry that they’re not “doing enough” (and that’s pretty much everyone!)”
– Christiane Northrup, M.D., author, Mother-Daughter Wisdom; The Wisdom of Menopause; and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom