JoCoLibrary - Adult - Motherhood
Annotation:In Mindful Motherhood, a psychologist specializing in mood disorders who is also a mother herself presents a mindfulness training program developed at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute.
Annotation:a collection of original essays that take an irreverent look at the underbelly of parenting--things most moms would never admit, but feel every day. Brutally honest and hysterically funny, Confessions will leave you feeling less alone in the sometimes overwhelming and exhausting world of motherhood. Each chapter begins with the best anonymous confessions from Smokler's popular online Confessional.
Annotation:Fresh from the front lines of modern motherhood comes a book that uncovers the guilty secrets of today's moms, in their own words. Brimming with true stories that will make moms everywhere laugh out loud and say amen, this girlfriend's guide to being a mom is both insightful and sincere.
Annotation:Identifies vulnerabilities in today's parenting models for women, arguing that current recommendations are imposing 1950s-era limitations at the expense of women's health, fatherhood, and child independence.
Annotation:Carlson gives mothers tried-and-true advice that will empower them to find greater peace, joy, and harmony within themselves and their homes. She shares much-needed advice for mothers, writing with an understanding heart and penetrating wisdom born of her own experience.
Annotation:The stories found in this heartwarming book are from women who, day in and day out, juggle and balance their careers and their families. Stories shared in this book by working moms show that life for a working mom is a busy one, but it is also an enriching and rewarding life.
Annotation:Douglas and Michaels have turned a sardonic (but never jaundiced) eye toward the cult of the new momism: a trend in American culture that is causing women to feel that only through the perfection of motherhood can true contentment be found. The Mommy Myth takes a provocative tour through the past thirty years of media images about mothers, skillfully mapping the distance traveled from the days when The Feminine Mystique demanded more for women than the unpaid labor of keeping house and raising children, to today's not-so-subtle pressure to reverse this thirty-year trend.
Annotation:Striking the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching tasks facing women today. In Torn, 47 women explore the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work, and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds.
Annotation:From the bestselling author whom Time magazine hails as one of the leaders of her generation, an insightful, moving, and entertaining memoir of pregnancy and the decision to conceive a child after years of uncertainty.
Annotation:Faced with the pressure of finding true love on the edge of her fertility, Lehmann-Haupt traveled around the world and into the heart of America to explore the many new choices available to women in the 21st century, as well as to grapple with her own anxieties about motherhood.
Annotation:A Prairie Home Companion celebrates that one person who manages to make you feel that you're special and that you aren't living up to your potential, all in the same sentence. Skits, songs, and stories from Garrison and the regular cast cover the gamut of all that goes into and comes out of motherhood.