A young girl and her mother both make secret wishes on butterfly wings, and learn years later that the legend of the butterfly is real and that both of their wishes have come true.
Author: Kathy-jo Wargin,Irena Roman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Three friends with wildly different lives—but the same heart—come together to celebrate hopes, dreams, and the Wishes that fuel them. Tricia LaVoice and Barbara Lazaroff have created a timeless collection of original reflections and pragmatic suggestions for a more fulfilling and purposeful life. A tribute to women of all ages, this book honors the significant connections that women share with their mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends—and the bonds of sisterhood that permeates their lives with support, devotion, and wisdom. The perfect gift to share, this inspirational book is for your mother and your daughter, for your sister and your best friend . . . and for the new mother and the mother caring for her children while caring for her mother. It is for the mother who works all day and comes home to work all night . . . and for the mother who helps other mothers. And . . . it is for the woman who never gave birth but mothers all of those she loves. But most of all . . . this book is for you!
Words of Inspiration, Love, and Support
Author: Tricia LaVoice,Barbara Lazaroff
Publisher: Hay House Incorporated
Category: Family & Relationships
A beautiful journal filled with thought-provoking prompts for mothers to answer in addictive list form. Children will cherish their mothers memories and wisdom for generations to come. Look Inside Book (click on below link) http: //ulyssespress.com/pgw/For_My_Children.pdf
A Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom
Author: Dionna Ford
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.
Author: Orna Donath
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - Candis Finding a soul-mate for a mother who deserves to be loved!
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Letters from the Korean Birth Mothers of Ae Ran Won to Their Children
Author: Sara Dorow
Publisher: Yeong & Yeong
Category: Social Science
This book provides an introduction to the sociological study of midwifery. The readings have been selected to highlight the interplay between midwifery and medicine, reflecting the medicalization of childbirth. It highlights the major themes in both a historical and a current context, as well as western and non-western societies. Two major themes underlie the organization of this book: that the conception of midwifery must be broadened to encompass a sociological perspective; and that the ongoing trend toward the medicalization of midwifery is crucial to an understanding of the historical, current, and future status of midwifery. By medicalization of childbirth and midwifery the author mean the increasing tendency for women to prefer a hospital delivery to a home delivery, the increasing trend toward the use of technology and clinical intervention in childbirth, and the determination of medical practitioners to confine the role played by midwives in pregnancy and childbirth, if any, to a purely subordinate one.
Author: Edwin R. Van Teijlingen
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Many people as a child dream of having other parents: a gentler mother, a kinder or stronger father, a more illustrious family? According to our secret dreams, were not most of us born sons or daughters of a king, a president, a champion? Freud termed this the Family Romance. We all carry these secret scenarios in ourselves. Usually they are long forgotten but nevertheless remain alive in the stories we tell ourselves and relate to others. Therefore the Family Romance is one of the keys to the understanding of literature. The French literary critic Marthe Robert developed a fundamental theory of Freud. In 1972 she presented in her publication Origins of the Novel a new method to analyse the novel and to understand its history. Her study offers a proof of the relevance of Freud's views and it invites us to expand on its ideas and suggestions. It is in this perspective that the authors of this volume write about the historical and mythical figures Mary, Medea, Electra, Kaspar Hauser and Sir Gawain. Other articles are devoted to the Family Romance in the works of the following authors: Barthes, Beckett, Camus, Drieu la Rochelle, Faulkner, Flaubert, Goethe, Claire Goll, Jutta Heinrich, Gombrowicz, Greene, Kafka, LÉvy, Modiano, Petronius, Sartre, Vigny.
Author: Roland A. Pierloot
Category: Social Science
You might learn a few useful things at school, but most of what matters, most of what makes you into a fully functioning human being, no teacher will ever tell you. This diamond-sharp, honest book of hard-earned wisdom is one mother's effort to equip her daughter for survival in the real world. Heartbreakingly funny, Navigating Life has invaluable tips for students of life of all ages. It will challenge you to lead a more meaningful life and to tackle the bumps along the way with grit, style, and ingenuity.
Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me
Author: Margaux Bergen
Category: Biography & Autobiography
All mothers want to spare their daughters the anguish of a failed relationship. Beware the Red Flag Man: What Mothers Wish Their Daughters Could Know encourages mothers to share specific information and educate their daughters with knowledge that can protect them. Being alert to the warning signs and recognizing a dangerous situation can help women move toward hopeful lives in which they are emotionally, mentally, and physically empowered. Based on the experiences of countless women who have suffered and overcome red flag situations, this book offers concrete guidance and answers key questions such as: How Will You Know Him When You Meet Him? How Are You Affected When You Are With Him? What Do You Do for Yourself? A checklist is included at the end of the book giving each reader a chance to test her own relationship.
What Mothers Wish Their Daughters Could Know
Author: Jana Cole Bertrand
Publisher: Brown Books
Category: Family & Relationships
This book provides an in-depth examination of adolescents’ social development in the context of the family. Grounded in social domain theory, the book draws on the author’s research over the past 25 years Draws from the results of in-depth interviews with more than 700 families Explores adolescent-parent relationships among ethnic majority and minority youth in the United States, as well as research with adolescents in Hong Kong and China Discusses extensive research on disclosure and secrecy during adolescence, parenting, autonomy, and moral development Considers both popular sources such as movies and public surveys, as well as scholarly sources drawn from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, and developmental psychology Explores how different strands of development, including autonomy, rights and justice, and society and social convention, become integrated and coordinated in adolescence
How Teens Construct Their Worlds
Author: Judith G. Smetana
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Lucia van der Post has dispensed advice on living stylishly for more than three decades, and her common sense, confidence, and wit have garnered her legions of fans worldwide. A bestseller in the United Kingdom, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me offersÑin van der PostÕs distinctively warm, aphoristic styleÑeverything a woman needs to know about living well, with elegance and glamour. Leaving no aspect of a womanÕs life unconsidered, sections include How to Work and Have a Life; Cheap Chic; Ten Easy Main Courses; How to Wear Black; and Love, Marriage, and Happiness.
A Guide to Living with Impeccable Grace and Style
Author: Lucia van der Post,van Post
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Coping With Loss The grieving process: Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey is one of the top bloggers today. She has a tremendous personal connection with her readers. This is never more apparent than when she speaks about her mother. The pain of loss is universal. Yet, we all grieve differently. For Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from her pain, Alexander connects with her readers on a deeply emotional level in her debut book, Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. Coping with loss: In her early 20’s reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom’s illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day to help others find the “best” way to cope and move on, however one personally decides what that means. Mourning and remembrance: In the chapters of this soul-touching book, mourners will find meaning and wisdom in grieving and the love that will always remain. Each chapter is a study and lesson in coping with loss: • Chapter 1: We’ve been duped, everyone dies! • Chapter 2: The truth about my moderately dysfunctional family • Chapter 3: The Art Of Losing • Chapter 4: The how of grieving • Chapter 5: How to be obsessively grateful • Chapter 6: Dear Mama
Coping with Loss Every Day
Author: Ty Alexander
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
The Family System Test (FAST), developed by Thomas M. Gehring, is an important new tool for investigating family relations. Based on the structural-systemic theory of families, it is a figural technique for representing emotional bonds (cohesion) and hierarchical structures in the family or similar social systems. In this unique volume, the editors draw on current theory and research in family or similar social systems together with a variety of empirical studies that have used the FAST, to provide a comprehensive overview and assessment of the test and its use in various clinical research contexts. The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the FAST. Part 1 describes the concepts and psychometric properties of the FAST within the context of theoretically and empirically relevant aspects of the field of family psychology as a whole. Special emphasis is given to systematic-structural approaches to assessing individual and family functioning. Part II focuses on the use of the FAST in developmental research. For example, the the FAST has been used to show how family constructs are influenced by age, type of family and situation. Part III deals with cross-cultural issues and compares the interpersonal constructs of Japanese and Chinese families to Western families. Finally, Part IV addresses the applications of the FAST in clinical setting - in diagnosis of biopsychosocial problems and planning and evaluation of clinical interventions. The result is a book that helps to bridge the gap between theory, practice and research. It will be essential reading for users of the FAST and all clinicians and researchers who work in family relations and development.
Theory and Application
Author: Thomas M. Gehring,Marianne Debry,Peter K. Smith
Finding a soul-mate for a mother who deserves to be loved! Meg's teenage daughter, Lindsey, had the nerve to place a personal ad on her behalf Wanted: Perfect Partner. I m dating-shy, divorced and seeking a man with marriage in mind. Worse, Steve Conlan, who answered the ad, was perfect, according to Lindsey. Did a teenage matchmaker get it right? Robin Masterton's young son, Jeff, thinks he needs a dog more than anything in the world. And there just happens to be one next door! But the friendly black Lab belongs to Cole Camden, the unfriendliest man in the neighbourhood. Still, Jeff persists and ropes his mum in as the persuader. Perhaps there's a chance he ll have a dog, and a dad in time for Father's Day Make time for friends. Make time for Debbie Macomber.
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Mira Books
Category: Man-woman relationships
What do mothers want and need from their parenting partners, their extended families, their friends, colleagues, and communities? And what can mental health professionals do to help them meet their daunting responsibilities in the contemporary world? The talented contributors to What Do Mothers Want? address these questions from perspectives that encompass differences in marital status, parental status, gender, and sexual orientation. Traversing the biological, psychological, cultural, and economic dimensions of mothering, they provide a compelling brief on the perplexing choices confronting mothers in the contemporary world. Of course, mothers most basically want their children to be safe and healthy. But to this end they want and need many things: caring partners, intergenerational and community support, a responsive workplace, public services, and opportunities to share their experiences with other mothers. And they want their feelings and actions as mothers to be understood and accepted by those around them and by society at large. The role of psychotherapy in reaching these latter goals is taken up by many of the contributors. They reflect on the special psychological challenges of pregnancy, birth, and the arrival of a newborn into a couple’s (whether hetero- or homosexual) life, and they address new venues of therapeutic assistance, such as brief low-cost therapy for at-risk mothers and infants and group interventions to help couples grow into the new role of parental couples.
Developmental Perspectives, Clinical Challenges
Author: Sheila F. Brown
Welcome to motherhood - an adventure which can be at times overwhelming, exciting, challenging and rewarding - sometimes all on the same day. This book is a collection of all the things that we wish we had known before we became mothers and we hope that these tips will help you to enjoy this amazing experience too. Peace and Katy
Author: Peace Mitchell,Katy Garner
Publisher: Boolarong Press