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Motherhood and Feminism: Seal Studies

by Amber Kinser

How does feminism relate to motherhood, how has it changed over time, and what does the future of motherhood and feminism look like? These are just some of the questions Amber E. Kinser, PhD, tackles in this...


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

by Amy Chua

The New York Times Book Review

"[E]ntertaining, bracingly honest and, yes, thought-provoking."

At once provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother ignited a global parenting debate...


The Miss Dennis School of Writing and Other Lessons from A Woman's Life

by Alice Steinbach

The first book by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Steinbach is an intimate, personal collection of essays, remembrances, and columns that follows in the creative nonfiction tradition of Anna Quindlen and May Sarton....


You Sexy Mother

by Jodie Hedley-Ward

YOU SEXY MOTHER redefines what it means to be a mother today ... one who is sexy, vibrant, healthy, happy and engaged in a life that has meaning and value. YOU SEXY MOTHER offers sensible advice on self-perception,...


Mother in the Middle: A Biologist's Story of Caring for Parent and Child

by Sybil Lockhart

Sybil Lockhart, a Berkeley neurobiologist, became a "mother in the middle" when she was pregnant with her second daughter and her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. What makes Sybil's story different,...


It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita

by Heather Armstrong

An irreverent and captivating memoir about the unexpected joys and glaring indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood - from the beloved creator of the most popular personal blog on the web, dooce.com...


Lucky Girl

by Mei-Ling Hopgood

In a true story of family ties, journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, one of the first wave of Asian adoptees to arrive in America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family suddenly requests a reunion...


Mother Knows

by Susan Burmeister-Brown & Linda B. Swanson-Davies

Ann Beattie, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, and twenty-one other celebrated American writers contribute to this moving anthology of fiction, compiled by the editors of the Glimmer Train literary quarterly....


Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of An Abortion Addict

by Irene Vilar & Robin Morgan

Irene Vilar was just a pliant young college undergraduate in thrall to her professor when they embarked on a relationship that led to marriage—a union of impossible odds—and fifteen abortions in fifteen...


Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made

by Kristen Henderson & Sarah Ellis

TO EVERY GOOD LOVE STORY, THERE IS A TWIST. Times Two is about two women meeting, falling madly in love, and realizing that they are so crazy about each other that they want to have a family together. The fact...


Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish, and Other Facts of Family Life

by Alex Witchel

"What I learned from my father was the boys' lesson of dealing in the world -- trust no one and win the first time. What I learned from my mother was the girls' lesson -- trust no one and win the first time,...


The Jew Store

by Stella Suberman

For a real bargain, while you're making a living, you should make also a life.--Aaron Bronson. In 1920, in small town America, the ubiquitous dry goods store--suits and coats, shoes and hats, work clothes and...


Dear Self: A Year In The Life of A Welfare Mother

by Richelene Mitchell, Susanah I Pittam & Imam Zaid Shakir

Dear Self is the penetrating journal of Richelene Mitchell, a young African American mother of seven struggling to raise her children while wrestling with the burden of poverty, callous public policy, and both...


She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir

by Bryan Batt

Gayle Batt is the kind of lady who throws elegant cocktail parties while wearing layers of silk chiffon, dripping pearls, and eight months’ pregnant. She is the kind of woman who says “anyhoo” and calls...


What the Other Mothers Know

by Ilene Graff, Donna Rosenstein & Michele Gendelman

Written by three mothers who've been through it all, What the Other Mothers Know gives you straight, funny, realistic talk on:

  • getting drool stains out of clothing
  • finding the perfect babysitter and maintaining...


Mother Me

by Zara H Phillips

The adopted daughter of loving parents, Zara Phillips felt out of place since childhood. Although cherished, she grew up insecure and alone, consumed by a void she found impossible to fill. Isolation led to...


Amy's Answering Machine: Messages from Mom

by Amy Borkowsky

Does your mother call you in a panic whenever there's a storm warning for your area? Does she act as though it's her duty to alert you to every health story on the news? Have you ever been briefly out of touch...


My Mom is a Fob: Earnest Advice in Broken English from Your Asian-American Mom

by Teresa Wu & Serena Wu

Fob (noun)-derived from the acronym F.O.B. ("fresh off the boat")

Does your mom still make Peking duck instead of turkey on Thanksgiving, own a giant cleaver, or take twenty-four more napkins than she needs...


Secret Thoughts of An Adoptive Mother

by Wolff Jana

While books about adoption proliferate, none of them addresses the subject of open and interracial adoption like Jana Wolff's personal and frank account does in [i]Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother[/i]....


A Song for My Mother

by Kat Martin

In the tradition of The Christmas Clock, an inspiring, romantic story perfect for Mother's Day and beyond


Mother's Wedding Day

by Rebecca Winters & Dominique Burton

Two special Mother's Day novellas written by a real-life mother and daughter.

A Mother's Secret by Rebecca Winters

Andrea Danbury buried an important part of her past a long time ago, and now the truth has surfaced....


Naptime Is the New Happy Hour: And Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down

by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Motherhood -- it's not for wimps.

Once the zigzagging hormones and endless, bleary-eyed exhaustion of the first year have worn off, you're left with the startling realization that your tiny, immobile bundle...


Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak: An Indispensable Guide to Surviving Working Motherhood

by Amy Eschliman & Leigh Oshirak

wickedly funny, girlfriend-to-girlfriend survival guide for working mothers who want real answers, not mommy manifestos or sappy crap on finding "balance"

Most books for working mothers are earnest, serious...


My Mother, My Friend: The Ten Most Important Things to Talk About With Your Mother

by Mary Marcdante

Every woman has things that she wants to talk about with her mother -- but can't. Big questions about health, aging and money, and even more personal issues about family secrets and Mom's relationship with Dad...


Writing Motherhood: Tapping Into Your Creativity as a Mother and a Writer

by Lisa Garrigues

Have you always wanted to chronicle your experience of motherhood, but never knew how to begin? Are you looking for an outlet for self-expression, but can't imagine how you could juggle one more thing? In Writing...


A Better Woman: A Memoir

by Susan Johnson

Acclaimed novelist Susan Johnson found, at age thirty-five, that her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling what motherhood would cost -- or give -- her. But as she went on to experience...


Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom

by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts.

Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice,...


Ask Your Father

by Emma Cook

Have you or Dad ever taken drugs? If there’s a God, why does he let us go to war? Can I get my belly button pierced? Why were you and Daddy shouting last night? Mum, why don’t you have a willy? All parents...


This Is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today

by Kristin Maschka

An important look at motherhood and family dynamics in the 21st century?by the national spokesperson of Mothers & More.

Kristin Maschka, past president of Mothers & More, a national organization with more than...


Tessie and Pearlie: A Granddaughter's Story

by Joy Horowitz

A touching story of two Jewish grandmothers—Tessie and Pearlie—who share their wisdom, knowledge, and recipes to die for.

In their touching story, two Jewish grandmothers—Tessie and Pearlie—share their...


Lies My Mother Never Told Me

by Kaylie Jones

Her mother was a brainy knockout with the sultry beauty of Marilyn Monroe, a raconteur whose fierce wit could shock an audience into hilarity or silence. Her father was a distinguished figure in American letters,...


The Mother-Daughter Project: How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds,and Thrive Through Adolescence

by Suellen; Schultz, Renee Hamkins

Ten years ago, SuEllen Hamkins, MD, and Renée Schultz, MA, created the Mother- Daughter Project with other women in their community, hoping to strengthen their bonds with their then seven-year-old girls. The...


The Mother Who Stayed: Stories

by Laura Furman

In nine strikingly perceptive stories set miles and decades apart, Laura Furman mines the intricate, elusive lives of mothers and daughters—and of women who long for someone to nurture. Meet Rachel, a young...


Beneath My Mother's Feet

by Amjed Qamar

"Our lives will always be in the hands of our mothers, whether we like it or not."

Nazia doesn't mind when her friends tease and call her a good beti, a dutiful daughter. Growing up in a working-class family...


Notes to Future Self

by Lucy Caldwell

Judy’s my mom. It’s an understatement to say she’s a bit of a hippy. I mean who else but a New Ager calls their baby ‘Philosophy Rainbow’? I try to go by ‘Sophie’. Sophie and Calliope have never...


In My Mother's House

by Kim Chernin

In this twentieth anniversary edition of the feminist classic In My Mother's House, Kim Chernin tells the brave and ultimately triumphant story of Rose Chernin, Russian immigrant and passionate Old Left activist,...


SheKnows.com Presents - The Mommy Files

by Jen Klein & Nancy J. Price

Jen Klein knows motherhood. She's survived changing a soiled diaper in a truck-stop bathroom while suspending a baby in mid-air. She's witnessed the judgment of the so-called "Mommy Mafia." She's found dried...


When Your Parent Moves In

by David Horgan & Shira Block

So you thought you'd never have to live with Mom again? Think again. As the population ages, elderly parents everywhere are moving in with their children--and changing everything. Making room physically, emotionally,...


The Organized Mom

by Stacey Crew

Binkies, burpcloths, and BPA-free bottles--there's plenty of books to tell mom what to buy to get ready for baby, but where to put it all? When the baby's wailing, it's not the time to be rummaging for diapers...


The Mominatrix's Guide to Sex

by Kristen Chase

From the Introduction:

For a mother regaining her sexual self, it's less about learning the latest and greatest blow job technique and more about figuring out how to make a sexual relationship work when the...


Strategies for the C-Section Mom: A Complete Fitness, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Guide

by Mary Beth Knight & James Rosenthal

Whether your C-section is planned or you have one unexpectedly, you need to know about the risks, the recovery, and how to regain your fitness level postpartum--all while caring for a newborn. This book outlines...


Raising Pre-teens (52 Brilliant Ideas): Tips and Techniques for Making the Most of Your Child's Terrible Tweens

by Sabina Dosani

52 fresh ways to help kids-and parents-survive the terrible tweens. From reading, pets, cooking, and music to the maintenance of good behavior and boundary keeping, Raising Pre-Teens presents practical and ingenious...


Getting Through to Your Kids

by Michael Popkin & Robyn Spizman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts: Delightful Treats and Games from Classic Children's Books

by Jane Brocket

"We must do something," said Alice....

"Yes, but what shall we do?" said Dicky....

"Let's read all the books again. We shall get lots of ideas out of them."

-The Story of the Treasure Seekers E. Nesbit...


The Making of a Mother: Overcoming the Nine Key Challenges--from Crib to Empty Nest

by Valerie Davis Raskin

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...


One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami

by Regina Leeds & Meagan Francis

From the New York Times–bestselling author of One Year to an Organized Life, a month-by-month guide to organizing your life during pregnancy and after your baby’s arrival


Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words: Travels with Mom in the Land of Dementia

by Kate Whouley

From the author of the much-loved memoir Cottage for Sale, Must Be Moved comes an engaging and inspiring account of a daughter who must face her mother’s premature decline.

 

In Remembering the Music, Forgetting...


Fierce: A Memoir

by Barbara Robinette Moss

From the award-winning author of Change Me into Zeus's Daughter comes this compelling memoir about a single mother determined to break the patterns that she has been taught.

Barbara Robinette Moss grew up in...


The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

by Jasmin Darznik

We were a world of two, my mother and I, until I started turning into an American girl. That's when she began telling me about The Good Daughter. It became a taunt, a warning, an omen.

Jasmin Darznik came to...


Pregnant Pause

by Carrie Friedman

Pre-partum Depression Rule #1: Never Wear an Empire-Waisted Dress to a Baby Shower

If you've been asked the question "When are you going to have a baby?" so many times that you feel as though your uterus is...


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