The Promise I Kept
The Promise I Kept is a poignant, funny, and often heartbreaking story of a daughter’s journey to live up to a vow that she never put her father, Jack, into a nursing home; his greatest fear for his final days. Thirteen years later, now a single mother, the marker would be called in after her mother’s passing. For the next nine years, Jackie Madden Haugh would watch over her father’s care, first in his home with live-in help and finally with her. Totally unprepared for her new role, Jackie thought it would be an easy job. After all, her kids saw her as Super Mom ready to take on all of life’s messes. But she quickly found her world filled with adult diapers, a pharmacy of pills, and days heavily laced in utter boredom. Cut off from friends, her children and work, she began to crumble. As the days melted together, Jackie came to understand the rocky road they traveled was not about what she was doing for him, but what her father was teaching her that would change the trajectory of how she’d continue to live her life: in constant gratitude and with a heart filled with enormous love. Available in paperback or on Kindle –  Start Reading Now!
Book: My Life in a Tutu
Through all her roles as mother, daughter, wife, Jackie waded on the surface. Delving deeper past the facade was not only confusing but painful. Through the pain she learned to look beyond the veil that shrouded her life to find the woman hidden deep inside. This is her story. Available in paperback or on Kindle –  Start Reading Now!
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Reader comments

“I’ve just been through a really difficult breakup and Im trying very hard to look towards the future and keep my head up. Thank you Jackie for your words of inspiration.”
“An amazing, in-depth look into one strong woman’s trials, tribulations, and happier times in life.”
“I truly enjoyed reading this book. It was entertaining, moving, sad, heartwarming, informative, honest and funnier than hell!
I already knew Jackie was an amazing woman, but after reading her book I am even more amazed.
I am recommending this book to everyone I know and I definitely can’t wait to read her next book!”
Stephanie Stearns
“This needs to be on Oprah’s must read list…its a New York best seller.. I could not put it down. I read how it relates to what so many us have to endure – a divorce and how we come out of it stronger and with more conviction in life.”
Betty Chin
“Jackie is truly a gifted writer. Her ability to find humor, not only in the ridiculous, but also in the poignant moments of life, has the reader belly-laughing at times, and wiping away a tear at others. “My Life in a Tutu” is a journey that makes us, as readers, reflect light-heatedly on the ups and downs in our own lives and the outfits we have donned.”
Leslie Ballesteros
“”My Life in a Tutu” is unlike anything I have ever read. It was extremely descriptive, engaging, touching and real. You quickly feel very connected to the author and start empathizing with the events that have taken place in her life, no matter if you have been in a similar situation or not. Each chapter is something new and exciting. What I loved most is how each story allowed you to look at the bigger picture and apply the lesson that she learned to your own life. It makes you look at situations like you have never looked at them before.”
Lauren Haugh
“My Life in a Tutu is pure entertainment! I laughed and I cried… frequently at the same time. Jackie Haugh’s unique ability to present life lessons in a humorous, yet insightful and thought-provoking manner is such a refreshing and welcome approach.Jackie’s honest reflection and hearth-warming presentation of her personal (sometimes very personal) life gives the reader permission, no a challenge, to do the same with their own life.The collection of stories is an “easy-read” that stays with you long after that last page is turned.”
Sheri Hughes
“When I began reading My Life in a Tutu, I couldn’t put it down. I read the entire thing start to finish, and I’m not even a reader! I loved the honesty and integrity that shone throughout the story. I came to learn so much about my mom and what made her the amazing person she is today. She had a lot to overcome, but she always did so with grace. It’s a hopeful memoir that encourages people and helps them to see that there is always a light at the end of a dark tunnel. To get there, you just have to stay true to yourself. I was truly touched by this book and could not have been more proud to call the author my mother. “
Jenni Haugh