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.
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.
"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
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.
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: Meredith Peters Hale
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
Take a stunning journey through American motherhood as portrayed in pop culture--magazines, advertisements, cartoons, television, music, movies, and more. This lavishly illustrated book goes decade by decade, from the origins of Mother's Day, to iconic TV moms, to moms of the White House, the workplace, and cyberspace. These captivating images, along with inspirational quotes, fun facts about famous moms, and sidebars, paint a story of an evolving America--and of the fierce, adaptable American woman.
Author: Kelly Ripa
Release Date: 2003-04-08
Genre: Family & Relationships
Personal anecdotes by such figures as Sally Jesse Raphael, Diane Sawyer, and Christine Todd Whitman recount how their mothers positively shaped their childhood and adult experiences. 250,000 first printing. First serial, Good Housekeeping.
Author: Jason Porath
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Social Science
The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved. Mothers possess the "maternal instinct"—an innate fierceness that drives them to nurture, safeguard, fight, and sacrifice for the most important things that matter to them. For some mothers, it’s their children. For others, it’s artistic expression, invention, social cause, or even a nation that they helped to birth. In Tough Mothers, Jason Porath brings his wisdom and wit to bear on fifty fascinating matriarchs. In concise, deeply researched vignettes, accompanied by charming illustrations, Porath illuminates these fearsome women, explores their lives, and pays tribute to their accomplishments. Here are famous women as well as lesser known figures from around the globe who have left their indelible mark as they changed the course of history, including: The Mother Who Sued to Save Her Children from Slavery—Sojourner Truth The Mother of Rock n’ Roll—Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Mother of Holocaust Children—Irena Sendler The Mothers of The Dominican Republic—The Mirabal Sisters The Mother of Yemen’s Golden Age—Arwa al-Sulayhi A celebration of motherhood and female achievement, Tough Mothers reminds us of the power of women to transform our lives and our world.
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Is your mom your best friend? Or your biggest fan? Your loyal confidante? No matter what she means to you, Mom is always the one you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on, sound advice, and unconditional love. And there's no better way to pay tribute to the most exceptional woman in your life than with this touching and poignant collection. Inside, you'll meet fifty mothers, daughters, and sons who celebrate the mother-child bond by sharing heartfelt and personal stories--from tales of new mothers to adult children who are longtime parents themselves before they truly realize the abiding strength of a mother's love. Featuring narratives by and for mothers, this newest volume in the Cup of Comfort series is the perfect gift to remind her that every day is Mother's Day.
Author: Maria Bailey
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Celebrate the joys, triumphs, sorrows, and the wisdom gleaned—all of the ups and downs of the amazing adventure called Motherhood. Whether you become a mom through adoption, by giving birth, or through marriage, your heart is never completely your own again . . . and that is one of the miracles of being a mom. Just as no two women are the same, the experience of being a mom is different for each of us. In The Ultimate Mom, you'll follow the journeys of mothers through a diverse collection of stories about this rewarding and challenging job. While some stories are humorous, some are inspirational, and others are poignant, all are filled with the passion, devotion, and dedication every mother feels toward her child. Words may paint a picture, but photos tell their own story, too. The Ultimate Mom is filled with eye-catching photo of moms and their children celebrating life's events, both big and small. You'll also find expert advice from moms in the trenches about finding 'me' time, dealing with sibling rivalry, parenting a spirited child, achieving a healthy life balance, and many more timely and provocative subjects. Join in the celebration of mothers with The Ultimate Mom.
For more than four decades, “Footprints” has touched millions of people around the world. Now, Margaret Fishback Powers, the author of that beloved poem, has compiled stories and sayings that celebrate the special bond between mothers and daughters. She includes the touching story of a young girl’s last visit with her grandmother; moving tales of motherly love, sacrifice and quiet strength; remembrances of a rural childhood; deeply honest pieces about challenges and concerns; and stories that will bring a smile to your face. Throughout Footprints for Mothers and Daughters, there are inspiring and humorous quotations from famous and not-so- famous moms -- and even treasured family recipes that have been handed down from mother to daughter. A number of the stories are by Margaret Fishback Powers herself, from her perspective as a mom and a daughter, a grandmother and a granddaughter. Footprints for Mothers and Daughters is an uplifting treasury and a perfect gift for women of all ages.
Author: Jill Morgan
Publisher: Signet Book
Release Date: 1999
In twelve new stories, such best-selling authors as Joy Fielding, Faye Kellerman, Eileen Goudge, and Anne McCaffrey collaborate for the first time with their daughters on short stories that celebrate the joys of motherhood, family, and romance. Reprint. PW.