Capturing Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn’s modern sensibility, this inspiring collection of quotes is hand-rendered in signature watercolors. With quotes that range from witty and irreverent to touching and thoughtful, each page presents sentiments and snippets of wisdom that speak to the spirit of motherhood. Contributions come from literary icons, political activists, lifestyle bloggers, fashion designers, and more—and are chronologically organized into chapters on beginnings, comforting, teaching, encouraging, and letting go. This gift book is published in conjunction with a guided journal from Abrams Noterie, Stories for My Child. Together or separately, they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or a baby shower.
Capturing Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn's modern sensibility, this inspiring collection of quotes is hand-rendered in signature watercolors. With quotes that range from witty and irreverent to touching and thoughtful, each page presents sentiments and snippets of wisdom that speak to the spirit of motherhood. Contributions come from literary icons, political activists, lifestyle bloggers, fashion designers, and more--and are chronologically organized into chapters on beginnings, comforting, teaching, encouraging, and letting go. This gift book is published in conjunction with a guided journal from Abrams Noterie, Stories for My Child. Together or separately, they make the perfect gift for Mother's Day or a baby shower.
"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video
Four of our most-loved saga authors invite you to join them on a journey through motherhood in this collection of heart-warming short stories. Daisy's Day by Anne Baker It's 1920s Liverpool and Daisy must do everything she can to protect her children from poverty and disease. A mother's love is limitless... The First Strawberry by Pam Evans Bombs are falling over London and times are hard for Rose and her family. That is until six-year-old Sydney and a little miracle restore all hope... The Birthday Surprise by Jennie Felton Somerset, 1898. Can two daughters ease their mother's sorrows and bring her a birthday full of joy? How Memories Are Made by Lynda Page Ginnie Owens is facing a devastating decision. But she's about to discover that just when all seems lost a mother's dreams can finally come true.
A mother listening to her child's heartbeat. A mother soothed as she holds her son's hand. A daughter grateful for the pearls of wisdom from her mother, gracing her neck in an invisible strand long after her mother's life on earth. Memories of special Easter dresses. A mother's purse full of delightful objects. A mother dancing around the kitchen as she shares music with her son while they mop. Shopping trips with mother's that are more than mere chores. The stories here celebrate mothers and the glorious world of motherhood, in all its variations. Mothers celebrating their own children, and children paying tribute to their mothers. Take a peek inside to join the celebration. In Celebration of Mothers, women share stories of gratitude. The contributors write of their thankfulness for their mothers, for what they've learned through the years, for the acts of kindness and sacrifice their mothers exhibited. If the mother has too short of a life, as in Redwood Park, or if she lives a long, full life to over 100 years old, as in One Hundred and Going Strong or My Mom, My Angel, a common trait is shared; a deep, abiding love for mothers and the state of motherhood.
Author: Kay Allenbaugh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1999-07-29
Moms Love Chocolate, Too! Mothers do it all -- they teach, listen, guide, and protect. They shelter us from life's unexpected storms, nurture us into adulthood, and know just when to push us from the nest. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate series offers up a rich, soulful celebration of motherhood, one that any woman -- mother, daughter, sister, or best friend -- will love. Here are more true stories that capture the essence of what it means to be a woman and that honor the unforgettable experience of mothering, from the heartwarming and hilarious to the bittersweet: a mother sending her child off to school, or down the aisle...a mother who knows just what to say and when to say it -- or keep it to herself...a stand-in mom who passes for the "real thing" with flying colors...a mother whose intuition never fails....You're sure to recognize yourself -- or your own mom -- in the pages of Chocolate for a Mother's Heart.
Author: Andrea Alban Gosline
Publisher: Conari Press
Release Date: 2002-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
For mothers and mothers-to-be, this gift book touches on every stage of the process from anticipation to embrace. Isabel Allende, Amy Tan, Maya Angelou, Vladimir Nabokov, Adrienne Rich, the Dalai Lama, and many others offer folklore, birth stories, naming customs, and spiritual advice for mothers, whether neophyte or initiated. Photos & illustrations.
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Adams Media
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
There's no better way to pay tribute to mothers than with the touching collection "A Cup of Comfort for Mothers." Inside, readers meet 50 mothers, daughters, and sons who celebrate the mother-child bond by sharing heartfelt and personal stories.
It's never too early to read to your baby! Exciting results from recent studies show the powerful effects of reading to babies in utero: a rhythmic, repetitive story read regularly during the last trimester will soothe your baby after he or she is born. Such discoveries have inspired the Belly Books Collection, whose rhythms and rhymes, read aloud before and after birth, will become familiar to babies and potentially enhance their language development. At the same time, reading Belly Books books allows you to celebrate this time of joyful anticipation. Can't Wait to Show You celebrates an expectant mother's happy reveries as she imagines introducing her baby to the world and all its sights, sounds, tastes, smells, feels . . . and love!
Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.
The Joy of Mom is a celebration of motherhood. In it, author Vicki Reece shares heart-warming photos and her favorite words of inspiration about the joy, honor, and privilege of being a mom. Shocked by the negative products on the market for young children, Reece set out to create fun, inspirational products for children.
SUPERANNO A blueprint for woman-to-woman support of expectant and new mothers, this innovative guide to planning a personalized "mother shower" features imaginative invitation ideas, unique Blessingway celebrations, inspiring stories, and creative suggestions for including men and children. Original.
A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature's most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan...each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn's evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written.
Author: J. Countryman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2004-04-15
No matter what your age, memory and reminiscence open a richer, fuller understanding of who you are as a family. Let this memory journal be a starting point--…a door into discussing and sharing the unique qualities of your life. Whether you choose to complete the journal in a few days, weeks, or over the course of a year, the questions will take you on a journey through the times and seasons of your life.