The Making of a Mother

The Making of a Mother Author Valerie Davis Raskin
ISBN-10 9780307487926
Release 2008-12-18
Pages 256
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What makes a good mother? Are some women just born naturally maternal, or do mothers discover that part of themselves once they have a child? Now a renowned expert on the subject–and herself a mother of three–addresses the unspoken worries and fears that accompany motherhood and shares the reassuring message that every mother learns “on the job.” Dr. Valerie Davis Raskin has worked with more than four hundred mothers in twenty years of clinical practice and has discovered that mothering is just as developmental as childhood. Dr. Raskin identifies the nine challenges facing mothers from their child’s infancy to young adulthood, pivotal moments that put mothers to the test time and again–and yet from which they can emerge truly rewarded. • IDENTITY: How to gain confidence during those overwhelming first months after you’ve given birth or adopted, but don’t yet “feel” like a mother. • UNLOVING MOMENTS: Every mother’s secret guilt–learn to accept those not-so-precious moments when you don’t like the child you love so dearly. • HONORING THE FATHER: Tips for helping Dad stop feeling like a third wheel and bond with his child (and receive attention from you!). • SEPARATION: How to maintain a positive outlook on your child’s milestones, from the first day of preschool to packing him off to sleepaway camp. • SETTING LIMITS: How to put your foot down, even when your child kicks, screams, or cries. • IMPERFECT INSTITUTIONS: How to cope when your child does not have the best teacher or the most inspiring coach, or faces a less than fair grading system. • REVISED DREAMS: Your cute five-year-old in a pink tutu has no rhythm. Your nine-year-old cannot catch a ball. Learn to modify your dreams for your child–and follow your child’s dreams instead. • ADVERSITY: You can’t keep your child in a plastic bubble, but you can take a deep breath, relax, and be there for her when life gets tough. • SAYING GOODBYE: Discover the joys of loving your adult child while not living under the same roof. This wonderfully anecdotal, engaging, and accessible book is nothing less than an essential training manual for mothers of all ages. The bottom line: Just because motherhood is sometimes difficult, confusing, intense, sleepless, and frustrating, doesn’t mean mothers aren’t doing it right! From the Hardcover edition.

Language Emotion and Politics in South India

Language  Emotion  and Politics in South India Author Lisa Mitchell
ISBN-10 9780253353016
Release 2009
Pages 281
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The charged emotional politics of language and identity in India

Between Mothers and Sons

Between Mothers and Sons Author Evelyn S. Bassoff
ISBN-10 0452274621
Release 1995-09-01
Pages 288
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This groundbreaking book confronts the many issues facing mothers today, including single mothering, stepmothering, and raising a gay son. With remarkable insight, Dr. Bassoff uses the latest research, personal experience, myth, legend and fiction to provide a thoughtful and compassionate look at one of the most important relationships in women's and men's lives.

Shooting Water

Shooting Water Author Devyani Saltzman
ISBN-10 0144001020
Release 2006
Pages 256
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In february 2000, the author, daughter of award film maker Deepa Mehta, travelled to Benares to work with her mother, which was the opportunity to have a second chance in their relationship having being split up at the age of 11 years of age.

The Making of a Mother

The Making of a Mother Author Mary Bradford Clark
ISBN-10 1625103026
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 104
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Although raised by a wealthy, loving family, Mary Bradford Clark didn't know how she could face the rejection of her biological mother. When it came to accepting her past, she struggled. The Making of a Mother explores Mary's journey to embrace her history and move onward to strengthen her relationship with her own daughter. This artful memoir beautifully portrays the promise of hope blooming over disappointment. Take a closer look at trauma and the path to healing in The Making of a Mother.

A Mother in the Making

A Mother in the Making Author Gabrielle Meyer
ISBN-10 9781488008030
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 288
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Matchmaking with a Mission Practical, steady, levelheaded: all qualities single father Dr. John Orton expects in both a governess and a wife. But his children's temporary governess Miss Marjorie Maren seems set on finding him an impractical woman to love…despite his plans of marrying solely for convenience. Nothing could be more exasperating to the handsome widower—except his increasing interest in Marjorie. Vivacious and fun-loving: that's the kind of bride the reserved doctor needs. Before Marjorie leaves to pursue her acting dreams, she intends to match him with a suitable wife candidate. Yet growing affection for her four charges and their dashing father has awakened a new hope—that she might be his perfect bride. But can she convince her employer to take a chance on love and claim real happiness before it slips away?

Mother in the Making

Mother in the Making Author Ellen James
ISBN-10 9781459277830
Release 2011-07-15
Pages 304
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HOME ON THE RANCH "Ellen James writes with warmth, wit and style. I look forward to each new book." —Debbie Macomber The Blue Mesa Ranch, near Stillwell, New Mexico Hallie Claremont— She's the Blue Mesa's owner. Not that this is anything to brag about as far as Hallie's concerned. She inherited the place, and even she—who knows nothing about ranching—can tell the ranch needs work and lots of it. Still, she doesn't have any choice. With no money to her name, an adopted baby and a rebellious teenage brother to support, Hallie is now a rancher in the making. Of course, she's also a mother in the making, but she can be both—she's sure of it! Too bad that Hallie's new neighbor Dr. Gabe Miller doesn't see it that way. But no, the handsome doctor persists in seeing Hallie as a crisis in the making. Still, that doesn't explain why he's taken it upon himself to set her straight! HOME ON THE RANCH

A Mother In The Making

A Mother In The Making Author Lilian Darcy
ISBN-10 9781460813003
Release 2012-07-06
Pages 155
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Carmen O'Brien has a lot on her plate - including raising her orphaned siblings. And if that isn't enough, a gorgeous, sexy new man has just entered her life - Jack Davey. But who has time for gorgeous, sexy new men? It's fantastic to have a bit of fun for a change, but Carmen has to put family first. Except then she discovers she's bound to Jack for good. She might have been a mum in the making for years, but Carmen is to become a mum for real in nine months time - and she needs Jack more than ever....

A Mother in the Making Mills Boon Cherish

A Mother in the Making  Mills   Boon Cherish Author Lilian Darcy
ISBN-10 9781408904855
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 256
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Unexpectedly expecting!

The Making of a Joyful Mother

The Making of a Joyful Mother Author Kimberly Webb
ISBN-10 9780595394494
Release 2006-04
Pages 132
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The Making of a Joyful Mother is designed to encourage, elevate and empower women who are struggling with infertility. This book will inspire women to walk through the journey of infertility with renewed faith, unbeatable confidence and assured expectancy.Kimberly Webb is intimately familiar with infertility, suffering through many surgeries to correct fibroid tumors, irregular periods, endometriosis, miscarriages as well as a tubal pregnancy. She has first-hand experience with the physical pain and emotional strain these circumstances cause. However, she has endured the struggles of infertility and has learned God's process of transforming infertile women into joyful mothers. This is what He did with her in the years prior to the birth of her daughter. Travel with Kimberly through this journey as she arrives into her desired destiny.For more information about Kimberly Webb, please visit our website at

Motherhoods Markets and Consumption

Motherhoods  Markets and Consumption Author Stephanie O'Donohoe
ISBN-10 9781136758287
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 280
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It takes more than a baby to make a mother, and mothers make more than babies. Bringing together a range of international studies, Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption examines how marketing and consumer culture constructs particular images of what mothers are, what they should care about and how they should behave; exploring how women's use of consumer goods and services shapes how they mother as well as how they are seen and judged by others. Combining personal accounts from many mothers with different theoretical perspectives, this book explores: How advertising, media and consumer culture contribute to myths and stereotypes concerning good and bad mothers How particular consumer choices are bound up with women’s identities as mothers The role of consumption for women entering different phases of their mothering lives: such as pregnancy, early motherhood, and the "empty nest"

Every Mother s Son

Every Mother s Son Author Judith Arcana
ISBN-10 0704339161
Release 1983
Pages 322
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"How can a mother care lovingly for a small boy, yet avoid reinforcing the examples he receives from all around him? How can she challenge male stereotypes, and at the same time fit him to survive in the world in which we live? Can our sons grow up to be our friends? Judith Arcana ... faced these questions with her own son, and has drawn on the diary she kept then, as well as on interviews with other women, to write this moving, honest and thought-provoking book."--Page 4 of cover.

Mother Figured

Mother Figured Author Deirdre de la Cruz
ISBN-10 9780226314914
Release 2015-12-30
Pages 316
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There is no female religious figure so widely known and revered as the Virgin Mary. Mary has inspired in cultures around the world a deep devotion, a desire to emulate her virtue, and a strong belief in her power. Perhaps no population has been so deeply affected by this maternal figure as Filipino Catholics, whose apparitions of Mary have increased in response to recent events, drawing from a broad repertoire of the Catholic supernatural and pulling attention to new articulations of Christianity in the Global South. In Mother Figured, historical anthropologist Deirdre de la Cruz offers a detailed examination of several appearances and miracles of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines from materials and sites ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. By analyzing the effects of the mass media on the perception and proliferation of apparition phenomena, de la Cruz charts the intriguing emergence of new voices in the Philippines that are broadcasting Marian discourse globally. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and hitherto unexplored archives in the Philippines, the United States, and Spain, Mother Figured documents the conditions of Marian devotion’s modern development and tracks how it has transformed Filipinos’ social and political role within the greater Catholic world.

The Making of a Mom

The Making of a Mom Author Stephanie Shott
ISBN-10 9781441226945
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 208
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Weaving biblical insight together with real life stories, Stephanie Shott helps moms discover the joy of parenting with purpose. This unique and comprehensive view of motherhood gives moms a sense of comfort, confidence, and freedom to not only navigate the often tumultuous waters of motherhood, but to also know they aren't alone in the journey. Then it takes moms a step beyond their day-to-day struggles, offering practical advice on pursuing small groups and mentoring relationships with other moms, not only in the local church, but in crisis pregnancy centers, homeless shelters, juvenile homes, and more, truly showing that together we can change the world--one mom at a time. Chapters include: 1. Not Alone 2. It's a Beautiful Life 3. A Different Me 4. How Do I Love Thee 5. May I Have Your Attention 6. Speaking Words of Wisdom 7. Character Counts 8. Overwhelmed 9. Setting Goals 10. Imprints Moms Make 11. Always a Mom 12. Parenting from Your Knees

Making Amends

Making Amends Author Lynda Ellis
ISBN-10 9781412050883
Release 2005
Pages 75
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"The greatest healing tool a mother could give herself." Are you ready to change your life? Lynda is the "MOTHER" of mothers. As she shares her pain, You find your way to forgiveness. As she reclaims her gifts, You remember yours. You picked up Messages, Wounds & Gifts for a reason. Lynda unlocked the door to her heart. You will too.

My Mother My Mirror

My Mother  My Mirror Author Laura Fuerstein
ISBN-10 9781608824045
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 232
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As you were growing up, your mother's self-image likely impacted your own in many conscious and unconscious ways. Perhaps those things your mother disliked about herself-her looks, her lack of confidence, or even her personal failures-came to shape your own self-image. In My Mother, My Mirror, an experienced psychotherapist explores how mothers unwittingly pass on their self-esteem and body image issues to their daughters, helps you break the cycle when parenting your own daughters, and guides you through the process of overcoming the hidden negative messages that keep you from reaching your fullest potential. Without blaming your mother, you will learn to rethink and rebuild your self-image. A thoughtful and engaging perspective on mother-daughter relationships in all of their complexity. -Melinda Parisi, Ph.D., psychologist at the University Medical Center at Princeton

Making of a Man

Making of a Man Author John C. Woodcock
ISBN-10 1475950454
Release 2012-09-19
Pages 90
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“In 1982 I was travelling in a suburban train between Boston and New York. I suddenly felt a stirring at the base of my spine and a trickle quickly turned into a rush of energy moving upward. Another will seemed to be working within me and I felt a mandate to shift my posture. Feeling awkward and embarrassed I assumed a lotus posture in the public carriage and waited for the next event. A flood of blissful fluid rushed up my spine emerging out of my heart. My journey with Kundalini had begun which would dominate and shape my life for the next twenty years.” Making of a Man is a personal disclosure. Dr. Woodcock tells for the first time those intensely intimate experiences with Kundalini (the divine mother) that both deconstructed his personality and transformed it. The content of the book may look like poetry but in fact is the residue of a poesis, a making. These word forms are virtually unedited since the time he wrote them down during a long period of ecstatic vision. This book is thus the record of an intense sustained spiritual process during which Dr. Woodcock reached a region of reality where he experienced the love, power and wisdom of the creative word. What was spoken thus became so! A man was transformed and an aspect of spirit incarnated.