Jasmin Terrany, LMHC, a Columbia University educated Personal Life Expert, is dedicated to nurturing the personal-life success of professional women. She’s the creator of Life Therapy™, a synergistic combination of psychotherapy, coaching, mindfulness and meditation. A recognized industry leader, she’s also a published author, speaker, world traveler and most importantly, a mom.
What I love most about this guide is that it validates the thoughts and fears of a mom. Through the loving examples, I felt empowered through the daily challenges and emotional struggles of being a care-giver. I found the strategies to be practical to digest and implement. Being a mom is the most important job indeed; I’m thrilled to have this bible at my fingertips.
Jasmin's effortless charm and profound insights infuse every page of this incredible little gem of a book. She somehow manages to both comfort and challenge the reader in every single chapter. I especially love her focus on self-care and the tools she provides to combat the drama and overload of modern parenting. I’m glad I didn’t let the “Mommy” focus dissuade me. Be prepared to be inspired!
Beautifully written with raw emotional content and practical lessons aimed to encourage any parent who wants to be the best version of themselves. As Jasmin puts it, “it’s okay not to know what to do.” Letting go of that control, knowing that every day is going to be different, and that is okay, is such an important theme for all mothers and one that has empowered me as I learn alongside my three children. Refreshingly honest and inspiring, Extraordinary Mommy is a must-read.
As an entrepreneur, passionate about both my career and parenthood, I wanted to learn ways to be an amazing mom while balancing my business. Extraordinary Mommy helped me feel confident in my ability to parent the way that I believe is best for my family. It gave me useful tools for how to approach our life as new parents. For example, now I allocate "work” or “family" time and put my phone on silent when I'm with my daughter, so that the time I spend with her is of the utmost quality. I also prioritize my own well-being without guilt. I read so many useful passages to my husband that whenever a new issue arises he says, "What does the book say about that!?"
Extraordinary Mommy warmed my heart. I didn’t expect to feel flooded with emotions before reaching the first chapter. I love the way Jasmin connects her “mommy” lessons with personal experiences and her own mother’s advice. Her words are relatable and inspiring, not just for mommies, but for all caretakers of young children!
This book has helped me shift my perspective when I am feeling impatient or frustrated with my kids. The two simple phrases, "At least" and "I get to” are my quick reminders to be grateful. For example, "At least we are all healthy...or I get to deal with my daughters’ backtalk because I am blessed with healthy daughters who have preferences." I recommend this book to moms of all ages. Its format is easy to read, with succinct summary points at the end of each chapter for a quick review. If you are looking to create fulfilling, mutually respectful, and loving relationships with your children, this book is a MUST read.
Extraordinary Mommy is filled with wise, helpful, and perhaps most importantly, totally doable practices for mothers. Jasmin offers easy-to-use tools and strategies for real-life moms needing peace, calm, and centering—along with a dash of compassion comes from her own experiences as both a mom and a therapist. This is an excellent and much needed book. I’m so grateful Jasmin wrote this easy to read guide!
Jasmin’s story of triumph and her mother’s legacy helped me tap into a source of strength that I didn’t know I possessed - especially when I’m feeling less energetic or patient with my kids. The anecdotes and examples she shared are wonderfully broken down into manageable “bite size pieces” that feel very clear and simple. Most of all, when I feel “mommy guilt”, I remind myself of Jasmin’s words that mothering is a very hard job and that quality of presence is the most valuable gift I can ever give my family.
Being a mommy may be the most important job there is, but when buried in chaos, crying and dirty diapers, it’s easy to forget what matters most. And yet, one simple question can solve most any “mommy challenge”:
“WHAT WOULD LOVE DO NOW?”
Meet Betsy, the mom everyone wanted to call their own. A true parenting guru, she overflowed with unconditional love, silly fun, and infinite understanding. Then, one sunny afternoon, with no warning, tragically, she was gone.
Meet Jasmin, the product of Betsy’s, yes, extraordinary mothering. On the first anniversary of her mother’s passing, Jasmin gave birth to her own daughter—and then this book—to honor and share “Betsy’s Blueprint” of exceptional parenting practices.
Through Extraordinary Mommy’s reader-friendly, encapsulated format, you’ll learn:
Whether you’re expecting, or a new or seasoned parent, this book’s entertaining stories and heartfelt insights will give you innovative tools and strategies to make parenthood more relaxed, joyful, and loving—and with results to match!