Helping families be happy
No. of Pages : 180
ISBN: 9781942934752
Released : 8/9/2016

Spilt Milk Yoga

A Guided Self-Inquiry to Finding Your Own Wisdom, Joy, and Purpose Through Motherhood
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Book Description

Spilt Milk Yoga is a companion guide for mothers who want to experience the happiness, peace, and purpose available in each moment, and who want to be more present and connected to themselves and their children.

Author Cathryn Monro combines personal experience, honesty, and humour to acknowledge the moments when motherhood stretches us to the edges of our tolerance, patience, anger, and exhaustion and asks; “Will motherhood ruin my life?” “What happened to my body and my career?” “How do I achieve anything?” “Am I doing it right?” “Whose anger is this?” “Is an ordinary life good enough?”

Spilt Milk Yoga approaches motherhood as a path offering life’s richest and most profound lessons on love, acceptance and joy. Through guided self-inquiry the challenges become opportunities to grow, not in spite of motherhood, but because of it.

Praise for Spilt Milk Yoga

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-Zinn co-author of Everyday Blessings:The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting


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 Clere, Director YOGAWOMAN

I am a working mother of three, and Cathryn's inspirational book resonates wtih 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 Harcout, Order of New Zealand Merit, Actor

"...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."

—Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Unpublished Manuscript Awards 2014


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 Davidow, author of Raising Stress-Proof Kids

Monro seems to be searching for the meaing of motherhood while inviting her readers to do the same. 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 Hollman, PhD, Psychoanalyst and author of Unlocking Parental Intelligence



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

—Ngapaki Moetara, Mother of three under 5-years-old

About the Author

Cathryn Monro

Cathryn Monro is a professional artist, writer,...

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