When I read the description for this book, I just knew this book was for me as I too, had dreamed of being a perfect mother. I hoped that it would bring some healing to my own parenting experiences and mistakes. I was delighted by her writing style and captured by her story as I related to her experiences. I loved her honesty and sense of humor. I couldn’t put the book down.
This book is the story of Dena Higley’s dreams and goals of having it all: a perfect family including 2 adopted children, 2 biological children, 2 cats, the dogs, the handsome husband, the picket fence, and the dream job. She was the driving force keeping everything together.
The author tackles the subject of the pressures of being a perfect mom by likening it to a helicopter. In order to maintain control, she had to hover. Dena realized that she had set herself up for her own failure by this need to control. She shares the details in every area of her life that had to be “in control” all the while contributing more stress to her already stressed out life, which led to her demise: crash and burn.
About the Author:
Dena Higley, an Emmy award-winning writer, has been the head writer for both One Life to Live and Days of Our Lives as well as a playwright in Glendale, CA. She is a graduate of the USC School of Theatre, where she studied acting under the late John Houseman. She currently resides in La Cañada Flintridge, CA, with her husband of twenty-five years, Mark. They have four children and one grandchild.
Publisher: Oasis Audio; Unabridged edition (May 8, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches