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Wisdom Has a Voice

Daughters Remember Their Mothers

Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter's Memories of Mother is a collection of twenty-five true stories that share the hidden legacies of mother-daughter wisdom. This revealing and inspiring collection of women's voices is "a multi-media project to gather and produce every daughter's memories of mother: to express a wisdom learned from her as a compelling story."

Danielle Christopher is one of the authors to contribute to the Wisdom Has a Voice anthology with her essay called Motherless Moment. You may recognize Danielle as a regular contributor to YMC and a loyal Yummy Mummy Book Club member! In this special guest post, Danielle wants to share her great news about Wisdom Has a Voice.

Wisdom Has a Voice Launch

by Danielle Christopher

I am thrilled to announce that I have an essay in the collection called Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughters Memory of Mother. It is out now and on Kindle. As you may have read my previous articles, being motherless has been my cathartic vice to write. This compelling collection of twenty-five memoirs, about mothers written by their daughters, reveals a profound legacy between them. The stories run the gamut of mother-daughter relationships, from tender-hearted to difficult, and from deep rapport to discord. Yet each story tells an authentic truth, extracts an understanding, and finds wisdom. There are common threads of wisdom in this tapestry of international tales. We discover them in the context of extraordinary memoirs written with care and skill, each writer bringing insight into her experience with mother, or a mother figure. Enjoy these true tales - they are women's stories about mothers we've been waiting for. The book features my story called: Motherless Moments. 

Excerpt from Motherless Moments Essay in Wisdom Has a Voice

It has been 26 years since my mom died and I still miss her, including the holidays. I still remember her sitting in the black vinyl chair, cane at her side, smiling at us enjoying the Christmas presents. Each day is hard, and easy, all at once. Once I gave myself permission to embrace the grief that my children did not have their grandma, I felt lighter. By letting go, I began to tell my daughter stories of when I was a kid. Showing them pictures reminds me of the happy times. I do things that remind me of her, like watching her favorite Christmas movie and enjoy her special coffee. She will always be a part of my heart and soul.

Even if my story is not familiar there are many great stories from women around the world sharing their own lessons from their mother. Hope you enjoy it as much as we loved sharing.

For more information, visit the website www.wisdomhasavoice.com and the Wisdom Has a Voice Blog. Readers can submit their own stories for possible publication in future editions. Wisdom Has a Voice is available on Amazon.com and you can find the Wisdom Has a Voice Page on Facebook.


Danielle Christopher is a stay-at-home mom living two dreams. One being a mom and the other being published for the first time in the Yummy Mummy Club. She now blogs for Momoir Project and Womens Post. Danielle lives with her husband of seventeen years and their two young daughters in Langley, B.C. You can follow Danielle on Twitter as @just_d_world and @motherlessmom. You can read Danielle's blog by visiting www.justdworld.com.


Unlimited Publishing has a copy of Wisdom Has a Voice to give to a lucky Bookalicious reader who leaves a comment sharing a memory of their mother's legacy.

You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT on September 25, 2011. This contest is open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using www.random.org. Please mark the email address [email protected] as a "safe sender" when you enter a Bookalicious giveaway and respond within 1 week of notice to claim your prize!

Relish reading,

Wanda Lynne Young