From the Back Cover:
For all mothers who loved the simplicity, clarity and warmth of Buddhism for Mothers, comes the book which answers the next lot of questions - Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions.
Sarah Napthali is on to the next stage of the parenting journey. Juggling working from home and managing a family, and worrying about whether she'll have a future career, Sarah is now the mother of seven-year-old Zac and the unrelentingly naughty four-year-old Alex. While she's no longer changing nappies or carrying babies, she is contending with the next lot of parenting challenges that every mother will be able to relate to.
In her clear and engaging way, Sarah takes us on a journey through the challenges (and joys!) of raising children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere. Who am I? Who are my children? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself? Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers to be more open, attentive and content.
Sarah's first book, Buddhism for Mothers, has sold copies to many mothers who practise Buddhism as well as to those who've never opened a Buddhist book in their lives.
(Please see the Table of Contents below.)About the Author:
Sarah Napthali is the mother of two young boys who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers
, which has sold in the United States, United Kingdom and been translated into four other languages to date. She has contributed to the Australian magazines Women's Weekly, Elle, Mother and Baby
, and Australian Parents
. She is also the author of Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren, The Complete Buddhism for Mothers
(an Anthology) and Buddhism for Parents on the Go
. Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate daily.
Publisher: Inspired Living
"Motherhood as a Spiritual Path. Good for non-Buddhists, too. What I like about this book is that the author writes as both a practicing Buddhist and a hands-on mother, and her personal stories bring the two together. She doesn't write in the voice of a Buddhist 'teacher', or as a parenting expert. She shares stories from the trenches of her daily experience, and is very honest about how she feels in the moment. This makes it easy to translate into your own life.
All of the chapters revolve around a question, such as 'Who am I?', 'Where am I going?', 'What does this moment require?' and even 'What can I do about all the housework?' The most meaningful chapter to me personally was 'Who are my children?', which addresses the ideas and projections we often impose on our children, out of concern or denial.
I personally liked this book more than the prior, because it also covers the themes of mindfulness well, but branches out into more psychological issues associated with motherhood and ties them back to Buddhism. I think any parent can benefit from this book." - Mommy Mystic (from Amazon)
"A celebration of motherhood as a meditation. I read Sarah Napthali's first book on Buddhism for Mothers and enjoyed it. I read this book with great pleasure as well. Napthali reflects on Buddhists principles from a recognizable point of view, that of a mother. A real 'I have been there and I have done that' mother. This makes the book a pleasure to read. You do not have to be a Buddhist to like this book and the author doesn't demand you to understand difficult Buddhist scriptures. You can even read this book while being interrupted by your child and I am quite sure that you will stay calm and kind. I like this book best because it helps you to celebrate motherhood not so much because of your kids (there are many other books on that subject) but because Napthali helps you to make it a long lasting meditation and gain wisdom and joy in the demanding years of parenting young children." - Iris Versicolor (from Amazon)
"Transforming. Excellent book! I can't recommend it enough. It has changed the way I parent and the way I treat myself and those around me. If you are looking to be more present in your life and with your children I suggest you read both of her books!" - M Huelmann (from Amazon)
"Spiritual wisdom for busy mums. A wonderfully wise and supportive book for busy mums of all spiritual persuasions. Wish I'd had it when I was younger!" - Paki S Wright (from Amazon)
"I think this is a great book. The author's use of examples of what other parents have been through is very helpful. She is very realistic and honest about feelings you may go through when parenting. And then she gives good ways of dealing with these feelings. Very down to earth." - AKG (from Amazon)