I am a working mother of 3 and Cathryn’s inspirational book resonates with me on many levels. She achieves a universal message through the particular stories she tells. The ingenious workbook form provides a practical and clear pathway to deal with the issues mothers face yet Cathryn’s main concern is spirit and how we can light the way for ourselves and our kids.Miranda Harcourt OMNZActor
A wise and insightful guide to embracing the transformative journey of motherhood as one of life’s most profound gifts. Spilt Milk Yoga is the warm companion we need at our sides, connecting us to our own humanity as we navigate the constantly shifting terrain of tears, laughter and learning. I wish someone had given this book to me when I was a new mom!Shelley DavidowAuthor of Raising Stress-Proof Kids
Cathryn Monro’s passion for parenting and self-enquiry is woven into this practical and provocative tool for all mothers. Using recognisable, embarrassing and often hilarious examples Spilt Milk Yoga allows us to reveal our own truths — making us more open and ready to grow at the kitchen sink and beyond.Kate McIntyre ClereDirector YOGAWOMAN
Reading this book, I felt I was with a warm, honest, and down-to-earth friend, sharing her insight and humor into what she aptly calls ‘the volcanically active landscape’ of family life. Cathryn Monro invites us to look deeply into our own experience and cultivate the qualities we most need as mothers to live our love – inner strength, flexibility, balance, and most importantly, greater self-awareness.Myla Kabat-ZinnCo-author of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
I was having a train-wreck of a time as a mother, feeling unvalued and unseen and bad about my own mothering, I could never get it ‘right’. Spilt Milk Yoga has helped me feel I am not alone, that there is a place to air the ‘dark corners’ of my experience, especially when I am struggling (which felt like always), and to know that I have my own wisdom. Reading Spilt Milk Yoga I feel renewed determination and empowered to move forward. I am loving the motherhood journey in a completely new way.
Straight to the point and no-nonsense, this book is super sustenance for me, it is simple and it goes in — even when I’m tired and stressed. I know my children benefit daily from this book as a resource for activating and remembering my inner wisdom. Reading Spilt Milk Yoga, I am learning that though it can be challenging and overwhelming at times motherhood is the best mess there is, that there are small moments of joy if I take time to see them, that my life is not on hold until they ‘grow up’ and leave, my life is now.
No other book has been able to combine the human and the divine so aptly. I have read many books, websites, youtube channels and blogs looking for parenting advice. They were all full of models and rules. Spilt Milk Yoga is not that; it is a tool that leads me to my own wisdom. I can dip into any page and find answers, I can dip into any chapter and feel seen no matter how bad I am feeling about my mothering choices. Spilt Milk Yoga is rigorous, caring, firm and direct all at once. The perfect friend in this mothering journey.Ngapaki MoetaraMother of three under 5-year-olds
For readers who enjoy understanding life’s transitions from a spiritual angle and are interested in a self-investigation into their mothering experiences, this book is a must.Laurie HollmanAuthor of Unlocking Parental Intelligence
… extremely thoughtful and meaningful and would be a great benefit to caring mothers. Well put together and easy to follow. This is a book in the making that could make a real difference to its intended audience.Judge’s comment2nd place Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript Awards 2014