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Surprised By Motherhood

Author : Lisa-Jo Baker
ISBN : 9781414391007
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A lawyer with a well-stamped passport and a passion for human rights, Lisa-Jo Baker never wanted to be a mom. And then she had kids. Having lost her own mother to cancer as a teenager, Lisa-Jo felt lost on her journey to womanhood and wholly unprepared to raise children. Surprised by Motherhood is Lisa-Jo’s story of becoming and being a mom, and in the process, discovering that all the “what to expect” and “how to” books in the world can never truly prepare you for the sheer exhilaration, joy, and terrifying love that accompanies motherhood. Set partly in South Africa and partly in the US (with a slight detour to Ukraine along the way), Surprised by Motherhood is a poignant memoir of one woman’s dawning realization that being a mom isn’t about being perfect—it’s about being present.
Category: Family & Relationships

Surprise Motherhood A Guide To Unexpected Adult Pregnancy

Author : Ophelia Austin-Small
ISBN : 9781430321477
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Pregnancy books on the market have one of two audiences- the teen with an unplanned pregnancy or the adult with a planned and chosen one. Nowhere is there a book for the almost 3 million adult women facing surprise pregnancy every year. Surprise Motherhood is aimed directly at that gap, telling the stories of Ophelia and other women who have faced unplanned pregnancy as adult, professional women. With extensive information about options, paternity, career issues, postpartum depression, finances, and more, Surprise Motherhood is the only reference of its kind, and is sure to be an invaluable reader resource.
Category: Family & Relationships

Twenty First Century Motherhood

Author : Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN : 9780231520478
Genre : Social Science
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A pioneer of modern motherhood studies, Andrea O'Reilly explores motherhood's current representation and practice, considering developments that were unimaginable decades ago: the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, the applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era. Her work pulls together a range of disciplines and themes in motherhood studies. She confronts the effects of globalization, HIV/AIDS, welfare reform, politicians as mothers, third wave feminism, and the evolving motherhood movement, and she incorporates Chicana, African-American, Canadian, Muslim, queer, low-income, trans, and lesbian perspectives.
Category: Social Science

Weaving Work And Motherhood

Author : Anita Ilta Garey
ISBN : 1566397006
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64.47 MB
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Garey focuses not on the corporate executives so often represented in ads but on the women in jobs that typify the majority of women's employment in the United States. Focusing on the health service industry Garey analyses what it means to be at once a mother who is employed and a worker with children. In the WOMEN AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY series.
Category: Business & Economics

Tea Time Stories For Mothers

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ISBN : 1589195930
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Mothers can enjoy a steaming cup of tea while they read through heart-warming stories of motherhood as they go through this day and every day.
Category: Family & Relationships

Supporting Postnatal Women Into Motherhood

Author : Lynn Bertram
ISBN : 9781315345789
Genre : Medical
File Size : 59.5 MB
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This book will assist doctors pharmacists midwives and other health professionals in dealing with the issue of medicine use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It gives practical guidance on the principles of safe and effective prescribing summarises the known effects of widely used drugs and provides up-to-date information in one accessible source. With an impressive list of contributors Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation offers clear guidelines and comprehensive advice on a diverse range of topics from drug abuse to hypertension and epilepsy. It is fully referenced and complements other sources of information such as that in the British National Formulary.
Category: Medical

The Different Faces Of Motherhood

Author : Beverly Birns
ISBN : 9781489921093
Genre : Psychology
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The Different Faces of Motherhood began during a conversation between the two editors, developmental psychologists who have spent our professional careers working with infants and very young children. We are well aware of the impor tance of infants to their mothers and of mothers to their infants. However, we were particularly aware of the fact that, whereas our knowledge about infants increases exponentially . each decade, our assumptions about mothers change relatively little. We were concerned about the theories that underlie the advice given to mothers and also about the assumption that mothers appear to be generic. More and more we have learned about individual differences in babies, but not more and more about individual differences in mothers. Our second concern has been to expand our knowledge about mothers. Our assumptions were few and our questions were many. We believed that the experience of women would vary greatly, both in outlook and in behavior, depending on each woman's age, marital status, finan Cial status, ethnicity, health, education and work experience, as well as a wom an's own experience in her family origin and her relationship to her husband. If we are to understand child development and believe that the early years are important in a child's life, then it seems critical to examine our beliefs about mothers. If we are to understand human development, then being a mother is surely an important area of inquiry.
Category: Psychology

Mothers And Children

Author : Susan E. Chase
ISBN : 0813528755
Genre : Social Science
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This feminist exploration of mothers, mothering, and motherhood combines evaluations of empirical and theoretical work with personal narratives by mothers or caregivers. While the authors' analyses yield suggestions for new approaches to motherhood, the narratives vividly demonstrate the relevance of these issues to women's lives. The result is a nuanced picture of the complex realities mothers face, as well as their struggles, joys, and hopes for their children. In the book's first part, "Social Constructions of Motherhood," Chase and Rogers argue that dominant western views of motherhood have been and continue to be detrimental to most mothers and children. In the second part, "Maternal Bodies," the authors attend to the ways that American society and women themselves have regarded the physical aspects of motherhood. Mothers' bodies, the authors contend, have long been objects of cultural and political struggle. The final part, "Mothering in Everyday Life," suggests that only an understanding of the daily realities of mothering will lead to social and political changes promoting the welfare of mothers and children.
Category: Social Science

An Evil Motherhood

Author : Walt Ruding
ISBN : UOM:39015043507592
Genre : English fiction
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This book is a first edition copy of an 1896 novel containing a front-piece by Aubrey Beardsley.
Category: English fiction

Rhetorics Of Motherhood

Author : Lindal Buchanan
ISBN : 9780809332212
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Motherhood

Author : Della Thompson Lutes
ISBN : UOM:39015016431911
Genre : Child care
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Category: Child care

The Joys Of Motherhood

Author : Buchi Emecheta
ISBN : 043590972X
Genre : Fiction
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...a graceful, touching, ironically titled tale. - John Updike A new edition of her classic novel to coincide with the publication of her other works in the African Writers Series. Nnu Ego is a woman devoted to her children, giving them all her energy, all her worldly possessions, indeed, all her life to them -- with the result that she finds herself friendless and alone in middle age. This story of a young mother's struggles in 1950s Lagos is a powerful commentary on polygamy, patriarchy, and women's changing roles in urban Nigeria.
Category: Fiction

Abortion And The Politics Of Motherhood

Author : Kristin Luker
ISBN : 0520907922
Genre : Social Science
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In this important study of the abortion controversy in the United States, Kristin Luker examines the issues, people, and beliefs on both sides of the abortion conflict. She draws data from twenty years of public documents and newspaper accounts, as well as over two hundred interviews with both pro-life and pro-choice activists. She argues that moral positions on abortion are intimately tied to views on sexual behavior, the care of children, family life, technology, and the importance of the individual.
Category: Social Science

Conscious Motherhood

Author : Emma Marwedel
ISBN : UCAL:B3136552
Genre : Child development
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Category: Child development

Choosing Single Motherhood

Author : Mikki Morrissette
ISBN : 9780977204205
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 90.87 MB
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"Choosing Single Motherhood is the first comprehensive resource book available for women who have chosen, or are thinking of choosing, single motherhood. Based on extensive research, advice from child experts and family therapists, and conversations with more than one hundred “thinkers' and single mothers, this book funnels twenty-five years of hindsight into up-to-date insight on all aspects of the Choice Motherhood movement Every year thousands of professional, unmarried women debate whether to have a child; this book gives them the tools to make and responsibly execute that decision. From how to answer a child's “daddy” questions to the pros and cons of using a known donor to how the children of pioneering Choice Moms feel about the lifestyle, this book is the one resource needed by every woman who makes this decision."
Category: Family & Relationships

Mommyblogs And The Changing Face Of Motherhood

Author : May Friedman
ISBN : 9781442665248
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Mothers have consistently relied upon one another for guidance and support as they navigate the difficult world of parenting. For many women, the increasingly established online community of “mommyblogs” now provides a source of camaraderie and support that acknowledges both the work of mothering and the implications of its undertaking. Beyond their capacity to entertain, how have mommyblogs shifted our understanding of twenty-first-century motherhood? In examining the content of hundreds of mommyblogs, May Friedman considers the ways that online maternal life writing provides a front row seat to some of the most raw, offbeat, and engaging portraits of motherhood imaginable. Focusing on the composition of the “mamasphere” and on mommyblogs’ emphasis on connection, Friedman reveals the changing face of contemporary motherhood – one less concerned with the proscriptions of what good mothers should do, and more invested in what diverse mothers have to say.
Category: Family & Relationships