The Good Mothers

Author: Alex Perry

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008222130

Category: Calabria (Italy)

Page: 320

View: 5818

You are born into it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute, bloodshed revered and you kill or go to your grave before betraying The Family. This code of omertà is how the 'Ndrangheta became the world's most powerful mafia. The Good Mothers is the story of the women who broke the silence.

The Good Mother

Author: Susan Goodwin,Kate Huppatz

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1920899537

Category: Motherhood

Page: 246

View: 8719

The good mother brings together essays on the contemporary relevance of the 'good mother' in Australia. Although the ideals of the 'good mother' change with time, fashion and context, they persist in public policy, the media, popular culture and workplaces. They place pressure on women to conform to particular standards, against which they are judg.

The Good Mother Myth

Author: Avital Norman Nathman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580055036

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 8891

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media-fed notion of what it means to be a "good mother." This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don't tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they're in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom—they're just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer some honesty about what it means to be a mother.

The Good Mother

Author: Shelley Galloway

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426807295

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8855

Ten Years Can Disappear In The Blink Of An Eye... One look at August Meyer, and Evie Ray Randall is transported back to happier times. Times before her loveless marriage and subsequent divorce. Times before she'd become an overworked, stressed-out mom. August reminds her of hot summers and even hotter times, playing in the surf, sharing secrets...and losing their innocence. Then the budding lovers had headed for college—on separate coasts—and everything had changed. Her life is in Texas now, with her two little girls, and his obligations are to his family and business in Bishop's Gate, Florida. But even a decade apart and a world of regret hasn't broken their connection or dimmed their attraction for each other one bit. If their love was worth waiting for, maybe it's worth fighting for....

Breaking the Good Mom Myth

Author: Alyson Schafer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470675411

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 3331

As a psychotherapist, parent educator and parent coach, Alyson Schäfer has worked with a great many mothers who, in the quest to be a "good mother" have ended up on the door step of despair. Alyson is a forty-something, suburbanite, working-mother of two and can speak to these issues both personally and professionally. This book explains the psycho-social phenomena of how each person creates their own unique "good mother myth" and then examines why these myths are not only faulty, but could in fact lead to poor parenting, marital disaster and individual crisis. Her years of educating parents around these concepts afford Alyson the skill to take complex ideas and explain them to a lay audience in a compelling and easy to understand way. Capitalizing on the need to present parents with information in an easy to digest format, the book is presented as a series of personal stories, each highlighting a common parenting myth. This format will appeal to tired parents who have little time and energy for "academia". Instead, readers learn by taking a voyeuristic peek into the private family lives of the book's characters. Readers can identify with the fictitious parents and coaching clients in the stories and see first hand how the characters ’ life experiences shaped their unique "good mother myths" and how these myths create conflict in their lives. The author offers up ideas for how the character can reject her current thinking and adopt a more useful outlook to improve her situation. The story arc allows readers to identify and then project how their parenting may be unknowingly going off the rails. The goal of this book is to provide parents with some basic education and a means of self-discovery. Readers uncover their own good mother myths and are given an eye-opening glimpse into potential issues to challenge their thinking. A great sense of empowerment is restored as mothers become better able to resist the pulls of their personal and cultural myths, and instead begin parenting with greater intention and in ways that are more suitable to proper child guidance.

The Good Mother

Author: Sinéad Moriarty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241970733

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6636

'A heart-warming and a heart-breaking story, beautifully written and sensitive ... compelling' Woman's Way 'A fascinating exploration of difficult subjects ... Moriarty writes with compelling authority' Irish Times 'There is warmth and heart aplenty in this delicately told story' Daily Mail 'OMG! I'm an emotional wreck after reading this novel, probably not helped by the fact that I pulled an all-nighter to finish it ... I just could not put it down' Eileen Dunne, RTÉ Kate has been through the fire with her three children ... Having been left devastated and homeless after her husband's affair and the break-up of their family, somehow she has pulled through. Though times are still tough, she's beginning to see the start of a new life. But when twelve-year-old Jesssica is diagnosed with cancer, Kate's resilience is put to the ultimate test. She has an eighteen-year-old son consumed with hatred of his father, a seven-year-old who is bewildered and acting up and an ex-husband who won't face up to his responsibilities. And in the middle of it a beloved child who is trying to be brave but is getting sicker by the day. Kate knows she must put to one side her own fear and heartbreak and do right by her children, particularly Jessica. But maybe doing the right thing means doing the unthinkable? Praise for Sinéad Moriarty: 'Heartfelt and deeply moving ... I couldn't put it down.' Susan Lewis 'Intriguing and thought provoking ... a great read.' Katie Fforde 'Gripping and thought-provoking - I was desperate to discover how it would pan out!' Paige Toon 'We ate this fabulous story up - 4 stars' Heat magazine 'Love, lies and longing - this has it all - 4 stars' Woman magazine 'Intriguing - a dramatic twist in the tale will keep you engrossed.' Candis

The Good Mother

Author: Shanell Keys

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468547615

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 7986

Five years after Blank Slate left off, Jen Morrison is living her dream life. She has a loving husband and two sons, who she adores. Maybe her family didn't come together in the most conventional way, but it works for her. She had her older son, Danny with her ex husband. They divorced when Danny was just a baby. Then she married John, who is the love of her life and they adopted Derek together when his mother was sent to prison. Everything seems perfect, and Jen is always complimented on being a wonderful mother. But then strange things start to happen. Suddenly, Jen is forgetting things, and people are starting to question her abilities as a parent, as well as her sanity. Then, one day Derek vanishes into thin air, and Jen is left trying to put the pieces together, and bring her son home before it's to late.

The School for Good Mothers

Author: Jessamine Chan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982156120

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8605

"Set in near-future America, [this novel] introduces readers to a government-run reform program where bad mothers are retrained using robot doll children with artificial intelligence. Protagonist Frida Liu, a 39-year-old Chinese-American single mother in Philadelphia, loses custody of her 18-month-old daughter Harriet after she leaves Harriet home alone for two hours on one very bad day. To regain custody, Frida must spend a year at [the] newly-created institution, where she practices parenting with bad mothers from all over the county. There, she learns to love an uncannily life-like toddler girl doll in order to demonstrate her maternal instincts and prove to her family court judge that she deserves a second chance"--

The Good Mother Goose

Author: Catherine Elaine McPherson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1644586266

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 7780

Recognizing the power of words on the hearts of young children, Catherine set out to give the familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes a Christian twist. The rewritten verses emphasize positive qualities instead of the sometimes-dubious meanings. For example, we remember "Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater. Peter had a wife but couldn't keep her, so he put her in a pumpkin shell, and there he keeps her very well." Unfortunately for Mrs. Pumpkin-eater, it sounds like she may be in the pumpkin shell against her will. And furthermore, Mr. Pumpkin-eater comes off as a bully. Wouldn't the following verse be a kinder, gentler version? "Peter, Peter, pumpkin-eater had a wife and loved to please her. He bought for her a pumpkin shell; they live there now, and all is well." (A picture of a happy couple!) The Good Mother Goose not only provides revisited verses but original poems and nursery rhymes accompanied with appropriate Bible verses. Parents will find teaching their children poetry a fun and meaningful way to incorporate positive values and scripture in a meaningful way.