Goddess  Temple Gifts

Mother in the Mother – a book by Pippa Grace

A love song to our Mothers, Grandmothers and Daughters – Clarissa Pinkola Estes.


A thoughtful anthology of women’s voices, exploring their maternal lineage. With a foreword by Naomi Stadlen, best-selling author of What Mothers Do

Whilst much has been written about the complexity of the mother/daughter relationship, Mother in the Mother explores new territory by looking at the three-way relationship between grandmother, mother and child.

Diverse, rich, celebratory, challenging, sometimes painful and ultimately uplifting… together the stories in Mother in the Mother illuminate how the strength of maternal love can have the power to heal and overcome adversity.

When a woman becomes a mother, it is often a time she reflects back upon the way she herself was mothered. Our maternal inheritance from our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beyond can have a powerful influence upon the ways in which we bring up our own children.

Featuring the voices of over fifty mothers from a diverse range of ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences.

Exploring themes including: love, loss, healing, young motherhood, family estrangement, mental and physical health, maternal ambiguity, twin pregnancy and adoption.

Guidance on creating your own healing, creative projects based on the activities used in Mother in the Mother workshops.

Mother in the Mother is full of powerful words and powerful stories about a most powerful subject: our maternal heritage and relationships. The voices of the women, together with Pippa’s insight, form a roadmap of wisdom to navigate the twists and turns of our own maternal journeys and to cross the bridge from daughter to mother with joy and strength.
Vanessa Olorenshaw, author of Liberating Motherhood

Additional information

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 2.5 cm