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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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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 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.

Life s Work

Author : Lisa Belkin
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Expanding on the themes and subjects that have made "Life's Work" one of the best-read items in "The New York Times, " Belkin considers that the modern "supermom" is just a myth, and her eye for the resulting domestic comedy will strike a chord, and a nerve, with readers.

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 Grieving Mother

Author : Sherry Anne Coombe
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Food and Whine

Author : Jennifer Moses
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A hilarious look at modern motherhood and family life draws on the author's personal experiences to discuss the conflicts between career and family, the endless cycle of meals, the dubious delights of Power Rangers, how to cope with Barney reruns, and more. Reprint.

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 The Perfect Mom

Author : Kat Ryan
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Kat appears to have it all: She homeschools her three daughters, bakes, creates crafts and has dinner on the table when her husband walks in the door, all done with perfect hair and makeup. But behind the scenes she has embarrassing moments and baby-rearing problems just like all moms do. In Confessions of the Perfect Mom: Baby and Toddler Years, Kat shares some of those moments: being in labor and acting less than polite to the nurses, disasters on the changing table, and a toddler yelling obscenities in restaurant. From her stories of the first days of having a new baby to temper tantrums, the ritual of potty training, sibling rivalry and the first trip to the emergency room, it’s clear motherhood is not for the faint of heart. This witty, honest book offers a glimpse into the wild ride that is the toughest job anyone will love.

Confessions of a Single Mum

Author : Amy Nickell
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Want to know what it's really like to be a single mum? Perfect for fans of Part-Time Working Mummy and Why Mummy Drinks, this will inspire you to own your single status and make you realise that you're not alone. 'A joyful and moving first person account of solo parenthood and confronting societal expectations of "family" after falling pregnant age 24. Bravo Amy!' Pandora Sykes 'This goes off like a rocket and never lets up . . . this is like going out with your best mate for a coffee and them telling you their whole experience' Penny Smith 'Amy's frank and down-to-earth story is inspiring and honest' The Sun When Amy Nickell left university, she managed to nab herself a real life paid job as a celebrity reporter in London town. She literally got paid to ask Robert Downey Junior out for Nando's, while living with her gay best friend, their Harry Styles cardboard cutout and their pet toad, Snoop Frog. Things were good, they were fun and they definitely weren't serious. That life took a very grown up, very serious detour when Amy found herself unexpectedly pregnant. Pregnant and without a boyfriend. And so her life went in an altogether new direction... From plus one dating to lactating way too near to Simon Cowell, this is Amy's wonderfully frank, honest and hilarious story of a family that is anything but nuclear. So whether you've just arrived, are on the way or have been here a while, this is for anyone who's found themselves scratching their head and wondering: 'How the hell did I end up here?' What readers are saying about Confessions of a Single Mum: 'You don't have to be a single mum or female to love this book! Amy is an absolute hero and role model to everyone. Unbelievably funny and inspirational' 'Hilarious and heartwarming'

Deathbed Confessions

Author : Olive May
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Confess! Confess your love, your hate, your lusteverything. By the time you are on your deathbed and feel the urge to do these things, it will be far too late. The ears of the ones who need to hear the confessions will not be there to hear your heartfelt truth that they deserved to hear so many years ago. Don't wait until the hands of time are wound so tightly that the beauty in your confessions no longer exists. Do it as you feel it. The naked and raw outcome is refreshing and peaceful. Olive May has lived her entire life in lies and deceit, in all ways. Every decision she has made arose not from truth and honesty, but from treachery, masked by thoughts of judgment. She was born the seventh child of a tormented woman, her mother dying within the first year of her birth. Her father did not want her, but eventually she was adopted by her mothers ex-husband and his new wife; joining her mothers six other children created unusual circumstances that laid the groundwork for her later problems. Now she sees the pleasure in truth, and she longs to help others see this light.

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

Author : Augustine (st.)
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Confessions of a Scary Mommy

Author : Jill Smokler
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Sometimes I just let my children fall asleep in front of the TV. In a culture that idealizes motherhood, it’s scary to confess that, in your house, being a mother is beautiful and dirty and joyful and frustrating all at once. Admitting that it’s not easy doesn’t make you a bad mom; at least, it shouldn’t. If I can’t survive my daughter as a toddler, how the hell am I going to get through the teenage years? When Jill Smokler was first home with her small children, she thought her blog would be something to keep friends and family updated. To her surprise, she hit a chord in the hearts of mothers everywhere. I end up doing my son’s homework. It’s wrong, but so much easier. Total strangers were contributing their views on that strange reality called motherhood. As other women shared their stories, Jill realized she wasn’t alone in her feelings of exhaustion and imperfection. My eighteen month old still can’t say “Mommy” but used the word “shit” in perfect context. But she sensed her readers were still holding back, so decided to start an anonymous confessional, a place where real moms could leave their most honest thoughts without fearing condemnation. I pretend to be happy but I cry every night in the shower. The reactions were amazing: some sad, some pee-in-your-pants funny, some brutally honest. But they were real, not a commercial glamorization. I clock out of motherhood at 8 P.M. and hide in the basement with my laptop and a beer. If you’re already a fan, lock the bathroom door on your whining kids, run a bubble bath, and settle in. If you’ve not encountered Scary Mommy before, break out a glass of champagne as well, because you’ll be toasting your initiation into a select club. I know why some animals eat their young. In chapters that cover husbands (The Biggest Baby of Them All) to homework (Didn’t I Already Graduate?), Confessions of a Scary Mommy combines all-new essays from Jill with the best of the anonymous confessions. Sometimes I wish my son was still little—then I hear kids screaming at the store. As Jill says, “We like to paint motherhood as picture perfect. A newborn peacefully resting on his mother’s chest. A toddler taking tentative first steps into his mother’s loving arms. A mother fluffing her daughter’s prom dress. These moments are indeed miraculous and joyful; they can also be few and far between.” Of course you adore your kids. Of course you would lay down your life for them. But be honest now: Have you ever wondered what possessed you to sign up for the job of motherhood? STOP! DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK UNTIL YOU RECITE THESE VOWS! I shall remember that no mother is perfect and my children will thrive because, and sometimes even in spite, of me. I shall not preach to a fellow mother who has not asked my opinion. It’s none of my damn business. I shall maintain a sense of humor about all things motherhood.

Motherhood

Author : Natalie Carnes
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A meditation on the conversions, betrayals, and divine revelations of motherhood. What if Augustine's Confessions had been written not by a man, but by a mother? How might her tales of desire, temptation, and transformation differ from his? In this memoir, Natalie Carnes describes giving birth to a daughter and beginning a story of conversion strikingly unlike Augustine's—even as his journey becomes a surprising companion to her own. The challenges Carnes recounts will be familiar to many parents. She wonders what and how much she should ask her daughter to suffer in resisting racism, patriarchy, and injustice. She wrestles with an impulse to compel her child to flourish, and reflects on what this desire reveals about human freedom. She negotiates the conflicting demands of a religiously divided home, a working motherhood, and a variety of social expectations, and traces the hopes and anxieties such negotiations expose. The demands of motherhood continually open for her new modes of reflection about deep Christian commitments and age-old human questions. Addressing first her child and then her God, Carnes narrates how a child she once held within her body grows increasingly separate, provoking painful but generative change. Having given birth, she finds that she herself is reborn.

Confessions of a Ceo Mum

Author : Danielle Stephens
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Kari Burke and Danielle Stephens have built a multimillion dollar online business, but mixing and influencing other business-minded women has been their biggest achievement to date. Confessions of a CEO Mum is a story of how two ordinary Australians relied on passion, grit, and dedication to become successful businesswomen, and how if they can do it, anyone can. Both believe that with hard work, determination, and a willingness to be open to new opportunities, everyday mothers can have it all: health, wealth, family, and style. Learn how to: • spot and embrace new opportunities; • appreciate the power of network marketing; • build the confidence you need to be a CEO; and • find a balance between working and being at home. If you find yourself worrying about what your credit card bill will be at the end of each month, are skipping meals out, or are unable to give your family all that it deserves—or if you just want more—it’s time to make a change. Join two mums as they share what it took to build a business that pays them more in a single month than they used to earn in an entire year.

The Confessions of S Augustine A New Edition

Author : Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
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Confessions of a Cereal Mother

Author : Rachel McClellan
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Feeling underappreciated, Mom? Mothers everywhere will relate to this author's attempt to stay sane while trying to raise righteous, successful children. In Confessions of a Cereal Mother, popular author Rachel McClellan provides an insightful and sometim

Momaholic

Author : Dena Higley
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A mother discusses parenting four very different children--an autistic son, a young daughter who gets pregnant, an adopted Vietnamese daughter with no leg below the right knee, and an adopted Ethiopian son who was rescued from the streets.

CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK SUMMER

Author : Constance Danielle Ringgold
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Mia Latham never imagined that betrayal would be so bitter when she chose prominent Baptist Minister, Brian Abrams over loyalty. After five years in this loveless but convenient relationship, the accommodating beauty questions whether there is more to life than being a mother of three at the age of twenty-six, and the known mistress of this backsliding minister. Depleted by her situation, Mia realizes that submissiveness will never get her the possessions to which she feels entitled. Battling for a man’s love and attention would turn even the sweetest person into a cold-hearted bitch and that is proven when Mia tries to eliminate Brian’s wife and girlfriend. Fed up with sitting quietly by, as her life rapidly changes due to the countless exploits of Brian, Mia plots to regain control of what was taken from her. As secrets are buried and lies take on lives of their own, Mia will stop at nothing to keep her past from ruining her future.

Confessions of a Pregnant Father

Author : Dan Greenburg
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Recounts how the author was converted from confirmed childlessness to blissful fatherhood, details his anxious, obsessive involvement in every phase of childbearing, and examines how the experience affected his relationship with his wife