“This book explores the many facets of being a woman today…readers will gain much-needed insight, as well as new tools to help navigate ever more complex mother-daughter terrain.”

— Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., author of I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You! A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict


— Diane G. Sanford, Ph.D., President, Women’s Healthcare Partnership

Why Mothers and Daughters Disagree About Kids, Careers, and Casseroles
(And What to Do About It)

By Julie Halpert and Deborah Carr, Ph.D.


Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s try to juggle being career women, raising children, and being wives, yet their mothers are often confused by this desire to “have it all”, and can’t help but voice their disapproval. Julie Halpert and Deborah Carr, Ph.D. address these tensions in their new book, Making Up With Mom: Why Mothers and Daughters Disagree About Kids, Careers, and Casseroles (and What to Do About It).  This guide for mothers and their adult daughters focuses on three core sources of tension: dating/marriage, careers, and childrearing, giving examples of real-life relationships and how to deal with specific situations. 

MAKING UP WITH MOM introduces readers to women like Nanette Westfall, 46, a former Air Force medical technician who married young, struggled financially, and raised two daughters. Nanette can’t understand why her 27-year-old daughter Diana Gladwell, a recent law school grad, turned down a high-paying jobs to work for a non-profit, or why she won’t marry any of her perfectly nice boyfriends. Nanette also thinks Diana fritters away her money on frivolous luxuries…while Diana yearns for her mother’s approval.

Without choosing sides or passing judgment, Halpert and Carr give insight and advice on how to mend mother-daughter relationships and then establish a system of support. In our hectic and chaotic society, it is more important than ever to maintain a healthy and harmonious mother-daughter relationship. Filled with quizzes and real-life stories, Making Up With Mom is an engaging and informative text, shedding light on some of women’s biggest concerns.

Please visit us at http://www.makingupwithmom.com, or purchase copies (for your mother, daughter, best friend, or any woman in your life!) online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your neighborhood bookstore.