“I found a gem in each chapter…I wish this had been around when my kids were young.”
– Bev R. Massachusetts

“The level of honesty from this women is astonishing. The book is compelling with poignant humor and deep insight. I give this book to all my friends.”
– Karen F. NYC

“Not Like My Mother is a self-help book that reads like a compelling novel. I couldn’t put it down. This woman gets it.”
– Kate P. California

“Irene has a very special talent in addressing the universal topic of parenting with love, humor and grace.”
– Donna, York, ME

“In several short hours I realized that I parented from my unique reference point, and it’s this very blind spot that obstructed the view of my child’s equally unique needs, feelings and experiences.”
– Nancy, Brentwood, NH

“Irene teaches with stories of her own life and other’s who have shared with her. She speaks from the heart and from a place of non-judgement.”
– George, Portsmouth, NH

“I truly believe Irene was put on this planet to help heal our souls and to help us forgive ourselves for any perceived mistakes we made with our children.”
– Rosemary, Newburyport, MA

“Irene taught her Parenting workshop with such warmth, wit and humor that I felt truly blessed to have participated!”
– Linda, Hampton, NH

“My wife talked me into going to the workshop, and wow…. I didn’t know I had so much to talk about! Irene is a great communicator, and the writing exercises really helped me see myself and my pattern of parenting so clearly. I highly recommend it to anyone who has raised kids!”
– Ed, Haverhill, MA

“I laughed, I cried, I identified, I ached…and in the end, I found compassion for myself and my children. Thank you, Irene, for addressing a topic that we may muse about, but don’t understand. I left the workshop feeling less alone in my struggle of how to effectively parent my grown children.”
– Barbara Ann, Portland, ME