Mothering Without a Map

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I was born in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up here, attending the University of Colorado. When I completed my degree, in the seventies, I left Boulder seeking wider experiences. I went to graduate school at the University of Kansas in journalism. From there I moved to New York to pursue a career in magazines. For almost ten years, I worked as an editor for Woman’s Day and Better Homes & Gardens magazines, and then moved to San Francisco and began freelance writing.

After several years in California, writing magazine articles and essays, I moved back to Boulder, my hometown, where I continued my freelance work and wrote the books Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within and In the Shadow of Polio: A Personal and Social History.

I then began formally studying psychology and was awarded a PhD in clinical psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, which was later purchased by the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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