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You don't have to wait for Mother's Day to celebrate your mother, and mothers everywhere.

 

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...


A Remarkable Mother

by Jimmy Carter

A Remarkable Mother is President Carter's loving, admiring, wry homage to Miss Lillian Carter, who championed the underdog always, even when her son was president.

A registered nurse, pecan grower, university...


Amy's Answering Machine

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...


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...


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...


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...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter: Stories about the Special Bond between Mothers and Daughters

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark

This new collection holds the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul's library on the special bond between mothers and daughters, and the magical, mysterious similarities between them. 

How often have...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons: Stories by Mothers and Sons, in Appreciation of Each Other

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons contains the 101 best stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library honoring the lifelong relationship between mothers and their male offspring.

There is a special...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms Know Best: Stories of Appreciation for Mothers and Their Wisdom

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms Know Best celebrates the special bond between mothers and children. Mothers of all ages will delight in the stories and feel good about the recognition they receive.

“Mom will...


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...


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...


Getting Through to Your Kids

by Michael Popkin & Robyn Spizman

From toddlers to teens, children are full of questions. While we all want to give the right answers, we don't always know whether to be detailed or discreet, protective or honest.

Drawn from the advice and experiences...


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,...


It Sucked and Then I Cried

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...


Lies My Mother Never Told Me

by Kaylie Jones

In her riveting memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me, Kaylie Jones—the daughter of author James Jones (From Here to Eternity) and an acclaimed author in her own right (A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries; Celeste...


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 Me: An Adopted Woman's Journey to Motherhood

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...


Mother in the Middle

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,...


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...


My Mother, My Friend

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...


Naptime Is the New Happy Hour

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...


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]....


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...


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...


Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay

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,...


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...


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...


The Jew Store: A Family Memoir

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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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

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 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...


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...


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

...


What the Other Mothers Know

by Michele Gendelman, Ilene Graff & Donna Rosenstein

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...


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,...


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,...


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