Motherhood can be one of the most intense and transformative experiences of a woman's life. While there are many books that offer the "do's and don'ts" of effective parenting, few offer guidance on navigating the tumultuous inner experience of being a mother, with all its joy, pain, change, and uncertainty. This collection of writing by psychologists, poets, novelists, spiritual teachers, and everyday moms explores the rich, transformative journey of motherhood. * Poet and novelist Louise Erdrich captures the sheer wonder and awe of early motherhood. * Self-described "hip momma" Ariel Gore reflects on the challenges of dealing with her daughter's adolescent rebellion. * Journalist Joan Peters highlights the rise of the "Power Mom" and the risks of overparenting to our children and ourselves. * Zen teacher Cheri Huber shares a spiritual perspective: sometimes it's us parents who need a "time out" so that we can be more fully present and loving with our children. Previously published in hardcover under the title Your Children Will Raise You.