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Confessions of the Other Mother

Author : Harlyn Aizley
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A 2006 Lambda Literary finalist in the LGBT anthology category After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy? Many diapers later, Aizley began to appreciate the complexity of her partner's new role as the other mother. Together, they searched for stories about families like their own, in which a woman has chosen to forgo her own birth experience so that she might support her partner in hers. They found very few. Now, in Confessions of the Other Mother, Aizley has put together an exciting collection of personal stories by women like her partner who are creating new parenting roles, redefining motherhood, and reshaping our view of two-parent families. Contributors include Hillary Goodridge, who was one of the lead plaintiffs in the case for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, stand-up comedian Judy Gold, and psychologist and author Suzanne M. Johnson. This candid peek into a previously unexamined side of lesbian parenting is full of stories that are sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, but at all times celebratory. Each parenting tale sheds light on the many facets of motherhood, offering gay and straight readers alike a deeper understanding of what it means to love and parent in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Confessions of a Grieving Mother

Author : Sherry Anne Coombe
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Crazy for Milk

Author : Kathryn Michaels
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What moms never expected when they were expecting. "Mom never warned me that my life would change this dramatically when I had kids. Some things, I could deal with. The others hit me unexpectedly, like a tsunami. Emma was my tsunami ..." Her expectations ... Megan Turner, a naive 28-year-old woman believed that all her planning would make her well prepared for Emma, her first child. Little did she grasp that all the research in the world would not prepare her for the changes in her body post partum and the impact of a new baby to her marriage. His expectations .... Caleb Turner, her aggressive, dominating husband had been patient the past nine months, throughout the whole pregnancy, but it was time Megan got her priorities right. He came first and she couldn't ignore him any longer. Torn between her responsibilities as a mother and wife, Megan struggles to overcome her obsession with milk. Will their tale end up as a tragic love story? And after all the painful words and actions, can their passions and love still remain strong? Sneak a peek into how this new mother feels: "Nursing Emma on the rocking chair, my frustration grew as I realized that he was punishing me for rejecting him, for not submitting to his demands and for insisting on doing things my way. I hated it when he tried to dictate how I should live my life and yet, it was this same strength in him - the ability to make decisions, to lead - that drew me to him in the first place. I wanted him to respect my right to make decisions for this family too but somehow or another, I had ended up pushing him further away." About the author Kathryn Michaels' first reality-inspired novel, Crazy for Milk, discusses the emotional and physical journey of a new mother as she was confronted with her husband's demands for sex while she was breastfeeding. Written in a story-based format, it addresses the things, many women have confided, they wished their own mothers had told them, to make their first year of motherhood easier - but sadly, few ever had that conversation

Confessions of a Bad Mother

Author : Stephanie Calman
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Funny, acutely observed, frighteningly honest and drawing on her own and hundreds of other mum's real experiences, Stephanie Calman serves up the perfect antidote to all those books that tell you that your children must be perfect, and to all those Stepford mums and kids out there who look as if they just might be: perfectly groomed, perfectly behaved and perfectly brilliant. The reality, as we all know, encompasses sleepless nights, no sex for years, baby sick on your best cashmere cardy, the terrible twos and then, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the sitting room, terrible teenagers whose only means of communication is the slamming door or the grunt.

Confessions of a Lost Mother

Author : Elisa M. Barton
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Confessions of a Scary Mommy

Author : Jill Smokler
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An irreverent assessment of the dark side of parenting combines original essays and anonymous confessions as posted on the ScaryMommy.com site to encourage women to embrace their own parenting approaches without competing with other moms who only seem to have everything under control.

Confessions of a Perfect Parent

Author : W. Wayne Price
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Price, a father who wanted only the best for his two daughters, tells an engaging, personal story that will help those who struggle to be "perfect" parents. Throughout his witty narrative, the author makes many observations and suggestions, always stressing the helpfulness of understanding how family systems work, and advising against the tendency by many parents to "overcontrol".

Confessions of a Domestic Failure

Author : Bunmi Laditan
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Instant Bestseller "Freaking hilarious. This is the novel moms have been waiting for."—Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened "Perfect for readers looking for a funny, realistic look at motherhood."—Booklist (starred review) From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere There are good moms and bad moms—and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop? With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.

The confessions of s Augustine 10 books a new tr by W H Hutchings

Author : Augustine (st.)
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Confessions of a New Mother

Author : Jackie Malena
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A Polish Christmas With A Magical Christmas Tree. This is story when I growing in Poland, And I was about thirteen year old, and how learn about Christmas Eve Dinner, And we share the wafer, from the oldest to the youngest. After dinner we when to Midnight Mass. Then the war came and Germans arrive at my house and took me to farm in Germany, and after the war I came to America with Daughter, Husband in 1951. And now kept the Polish tradition of Christmas Eve even in 2004.

Confessions of the Other Mother

Author : Harlyn Aizley
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Opting to forgo or postpone her own pregnancy to support a partner in hers, each nonbiological lesbian mother helps redefine motherhood and create a new parenting role. In Confessions of the Other Mother, Harlyn Aizley has put together a riveting collection of personal stories-sometimes humorous, sometimes painful, but at all times celebratory-by eighteen women who are transforming our view of two-parent families. Book jacket.

Confessions of Super Mom

Author : Melanie Hauser
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Endowed with extraordinary powers in a bizarre cleaning accident, middle-aged single mother Birdie Lee becomes her town's unwitting champion against a sinister force, an adventure that is challenged by Birdie's smug ex-husband, her teenagers, and a string of PTA meetings. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.

Deliver Me True Confessions of Motherhood

Author : Laura Nicole Diamond
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True stories about motherhood, that are poignant, heartbreaking, honest and uplifting.

Pocket Girdles and Other Confessions of a Northwest Farm Girl

Author : Marianne Love
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What's a pocket girdle? Find out in this hilarious collection of stories about rural childhood. "Marianne's writings catch the true and comic flavor of what it's like to grow up in rural Idaho". -- Patrick McManus

Confessions Of A Domestic Failure

Author : Bunmi Laditan
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A New Mom s Confessions

Author : Tiffany Sue Roberts
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A New Moms Confessions is a collection of poems inspired by events in the authors everyday life, such as a grandfather seeing his grandson walking and talking for the first time, and the silly day-to-day antics of a 21-month-old child. Finally, this book includes the innermost thoughts and feelings that a new mother can inevitably feel on a daily basis. Whether you are a new mom or a seasoned pro, this book is sure to give one and all enjoyable reading time with the ability to identify with the author.

Confessions of a Good Arab

Author : Yoram Kaniuk
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Part Jewish and part Arab, Yosef Rosenzweig/Shehara is torn by the conflict between two peoples, and he comes to realize now much political events shape one's life, regardless of private aspirations

Confessions

Author : Diana Silber
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Four college chums go on to lives of success and personal fulfillment, but someone out there knows the private weakness that each woman harbors and is bent on terrorizing them one by one

True Confessions New Cliches

Author : Liz Lochhead
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Harpstrings and Confessions

Author : Mart Bax
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