I Miss Mummy

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007267444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

View: 7446


In her new book, Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother. Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears. Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents. It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer. Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge."

I Miss Mummy: Free Sampler

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008189420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 50

View: 9776


Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sample of I Miss Mummy, the story of Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.

I Miss You Mummy

Author: Waterline Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781087342047

Category:

Page: 102

View: 941


Grief is a natural response you experience when you lose someone close to you. Grieving is a normal part of life and there is no right way to grieve. By expressing in writing your feelings and memories of the person you have lost though, it can bring comfort and help with your healing process.

Miss Mummy

Author: Madison Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 80

View: 5756


A sometimes funny, occasionally sad and often thought-provoking account of one young mother's emotions, trials and tribulations through a year of lockdown and of homeschooling her young son during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK.When 'lockdown' came and Madison Clarke suddenly found herself responsible for homeschooling her 10-year old son, she embarked on a rollercoaster ride, juggling household chores, working from home and Zoom meetings, learning how to teach, managing the available resources for teaching, caring for her family and her cats, and trying to keep track of the Government's ever-changing rules and guidelines about lockdown restrictions, 'bubbles' and social distancing. But these were just the practical considerations. There were also the emotional issues involving parenting and marriage, keeping relationships alive, making new friends, overcoming self doubt, trying not to drink too much wine and hanging on to one's sanity. Balancing all of the demands on her time, her responsibilities both at home and at work, and the challenges posed by her fears, worries and doubts, Clarke navigates a path through the often choppy and occasionally stormy seas of life. If you want to feel a little better about yourself, or be relieved that someone else has been going through the same chaos and confusion, then read this book.Miss Mummy - A Year of Homeschooling is the candid story of a life-changing year, a story not only of the frustrations and the meltdowns, but also of the happiness, the laughter and learning to appreciate the simple pleasures of just enjoying time with one's closest family, no matter how much they drive you crazy!

The fox and the egg

Author: Martin JC Brown,Nadia Montuori-Boyes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132657969X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5550


Mummydaddy

Author: Jeremy Howe

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447213874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 5847


In the summer of 1992, Jeremy Howe and his wife, Lizzie, were tending to last-minute holiday preparations. Lizzie was leaving to teach at a summer school before she could join Jeremy and their two daughters, Jessica, six and Lucy, four, at the seaside. That night, arriving at his mother’s in Suffolk, Jeremy managed to get the excited girls to go to sleep, irritated that their mother hadn't called to say goodnight as she had promised. Just after midnight the household was woken by a policeman who had come to tell them that Lizzie was dead. She had been murdered. Twenty years after that terrible night, Jeremy and his girls are not the people they might have been had Lizzie not died. They’re certainly different, but not damaged. This is the candid, heartrending story of how they got there, of how, faced with the worst thing that could possibly happen, they put their lives back together, bit by bit and piece by piece. It's a story of how Daddy became Mummydaddy and of the pitfalls along the way, from how on earth you decide what to tell your children about their mother's violent death to the practicalities of knowing what they like in their packed lunch; from helping your children to grieve when your own grief is so sharp it threatens to overwhelm you to making sure that they brush their teeth and comb their hair. It's a story full of tears, but also of love and family and redemption.

Friday's Child

Author: Ben Palmer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753515962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8686


In 2004, Jessica Palmer died suddenly of septicaemia, just six days after giving birth to her second child. Distraught, her husband Ben struggled to comprehend his loss and to care for their two young children. It later came to light that Jessica's condition can usually be easily detected and prevented but in this case nothing was done until it was too late. Ben and his family successfully sued the NHS for negligence in 2007. This is Ben's heartbreaking story of dealing with his grief while raising two small children as a single parent. As he tries to accept the idea of life without his beloved wife, he battles shock, grief, despair and guilt, before finally finding hope in the future, thanks to the love and support of his friends and family. It is a devastating story of living with a cruel and needless loss.

Children of the Light

Author: Karen Wood

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467019151

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 2450


When your loved ones go to Spirit we all have questions. When a child has gone we have even more. Have you ever wondered how they are? What they are doing? Will they continue to develop? Will they forget you? Will they visit? Do they know about new arrivals? Special events? Do they have fun? You may just find the answers here. All the pieces and poems are the words of those in the Spirit World. I don't know the answers, but they do. As one child put it it isnt the end its our beginning They learn, they love, they have fun, and they are safe. They are also as mischievous, as bright and lively and as adorable as children the world over. Come and read their stories, their journeys to the Spirit World. Some of them did not have easy lives, some had illnesses, some accidents. All were met with love, with patience and with any help they needed at that time and later. Not all are children, but the majority are. I ask no questions, give no demands, I simply accept what I am told and write it down. I have learned to be very careful how I phrase any comments I make to them, or any requests. If I wake at three in the morning, I am likely to find myself with company. I have been known to say, Hi sweetheart, could you please come back when I get up? It isnt then the childs fault if I visit the bathroom at four in the morning is it? I am up and I dont have the heart to turn them away again. So atfour in the morning I have been known to get out pad and pen, or turn on the pc .

The Dead Wife's Handbook

Author: Hannah Beckerman

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628725583

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5496


Rachel, Max, and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life—until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating. She was thirty-six. Just as her family can’t forget her, Rachel can’t quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives. This fresh debut novel touches on the various stages of bereavement, from denial to acceptance. As Max and Ellie work through their grief, Rachel too struggles to come to terms with her death. And as her husband starts to date again, Rachel realizes that one day Max will find love, and that Ellie will have a new mother figure in her life. The Dead Wife’s Handbook is a heartwarming and touching book, very commercial in its approach and a compelling read. It will touch a wide readership, and is a perfect read for fans of the bestseller The Lovely Bones. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.