JoCoLibrary - Adult - Motherhood

Mindful Motherhood
Mindful Motherhood Practical Tools for Staying Sane in Pregnancy and your Child's First Year By Vieten, Cassandra Book - 2009

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.

Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone
Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone The Birth of Wisdom Book - 2010

Annotation:Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers.

Loving the Little Years
Loving the Little Years Motherhood in the Trenches By Jankovic, Rachel Book - 2010

Annotation:Author Rachel Jankovic is a woman who lives out her story with humility, grace, and a houseful of humor. The boook is filled with profound insights into living wisely as a Christian parent.

Momma Zen
Momma Zen Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood By Miller, Karen Maezen Book - 2006

Annotation:Combining humor, honesty, and plainspoken advice, Momma Zen distills the doubts and frustrations of parenting into vignettes of Zen wisdom.

Confessions of A Scary Mommy
Confessions of A Scary Mommy By Smokler, Jill Book - 2012

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.

I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids
I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids Reinventing Modern Motherhood By Ashworth, Trisha Book - 2007

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.

The Conflict
The Conflict How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women By Badinter, Élisabeth Book - 2012

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.

Do Not Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms
Do Not Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy your Family More By Carlson, Kristine, 1963- Book - 2012

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.

Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul Humor and Inspiration for Moms Who Juggle It All Book - 2007

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.

The Mommy Myth
The Mommy Myth The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women By Douglas, Susan J., 1950- Book - 2004

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.

Mean Moms Rule
Mean Moms Rule Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later By Schipani, Denise Book - 2012

Annotation:Denise Schipani shares her secret to being a 'Mean Mom,' and why it's better for your kids - and for you - in the long run. Mean Moms Rule. And their kids benefit.

Torn True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood Book - 2011

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.

Baby Love
Baby Love Choosing Motherhood After A Lifetime of Ambivalence By Walker, Rebecca, 1970- Book - 2007

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.

The Happiest Mom
The Happiest Mom 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood By Francis, Meagan Book - 2011

Annotation:Presents advice and tips on how to be happy during motherhood, including insights about how to deal with expectations, other mothers, and spouses.

A Double Life
A Double Life Discovering Motherhood By Harper, Lisa Catherine, 1966- Book - 2011

Annotation:Lisa Catherine Harper brings a wealth of feeling and a wry sense of humor, a will to understand the emotional and biological transformations that motherhood entails, and a narrative gift that any reader will enjoy.

In Her Own Sweet Time
In Her Own Sweet Time Unexpected Adventures in Finding Love, Commitment, and Motherhood By Lehmann-Haupt, Rachel Book - 2009

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.

Motherhood By Keillor, Garrison Spoken-word CD - 2010

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.


The trevails and joys of Motherhood explained and celebrated! 4/13 HH

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