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.
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.
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: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 1999
These heartening short stories celebrate the defining moments of motherhood - from birth to letting go as your children leave the family home. Stories of courage, sacrifice, laughter and love will make you laugh and cry and will appeal to mothers of all ages - from the mother-to-be to the revered grandmother.
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Adams Media
Release Date: 2006-08-28
Genre: Family & Relationships
A Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be is a celebration of a very extraordinary time in your life-the nine months that make you into a mother. From joy to fear, from morning sickness to the first kicks, moms to be just like you tell their stories in this new addition to the beloved Cup of Comfort series. A Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be brings the heartwarming stories of pregnant women to life, including: Diana, who discovers that finding the perfect name for her son is an unforgettable historical adventure; Judy, whose young son J.P. closely monitors his unborn sibling's progress; Candace, who while listening to generations of mothers share stories realizes that she is about to enter the "secret club of motherhood"; These touching accounts of the most exciting months of a new mother's life are sure to warm your heart-and those of the loved ones who surround you during this emotional and amazing period of your life.
Author: Susan Fierro-Baig
Release Date: 2013-04-01
A Mother's Worth: Celebrating Motherhood is a soft cover, inspirational, all occasion, picture book for all ages written with simple, yet powerful, text and illustrated with heartwarming photographs. It reaffirms that a mother's worth can't be calculated by examining her bank account. Mothers have many jobs to do for their families and their reward is in the form of love, not money. The book promotes nurturing mothering. Because breastfeeding is a natural part of motherhood one image depicts an infant discreetly nursing. Ethnically diverse, military families were primarily photographed for the book giving it special significance. A Mother's Worth: Celebrating Motherhood is the perfect gift for expectant women, mothers and grandmothers. It can be personalized with an inscription, as well as photos of a mother and her child(ren). Hard cover, bulk rate and discounted copies can be purchased from the author: http: //amothersworth.net
For expectant and new mothers, Celebrating Motherhood is a beautiful companion for every stage of motherhood from anticipation to embrace. This moving compilation of contemporary essays, literary excerpts, ancient wisdom, ritual, and image presents motherhood as a life-transforming adventure to be savored and treasured. As co-author Andrea Gosline writes, "I was moved to compile a book celebrating motherhood because I knew I was not alone in my quest for heightened spiritual awareness as a woman, more peace and knowingness as a parent." With readings by Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marlene Dietrich, Princess Grace of Monaco, Vladimir Nabokov, Adrienne Rich, Amy Tan, Carl Jung, Mother Teresa, E. B. White, Ursula LeGuin, Mary Wollstonecraft, the Dalai Lama, Simone De Beauvoir, and many others. Celebrating Motherhood gathers folklore, birth stories, naming customs, and spiritual guidance for first- or fifth-time mothers. An exquisitely illustrated celebration of life, filled with comfort and joy, this book is an original insight into the sacred journey of motherhood. The perfect gift!
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.
"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