A Mother Is a Story

A Celebration of Motherhood
Author: Samantha Hahn
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613128878
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
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Capturing Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn’s modern sensibility, this inspiring collection of quotes is hand-rendered in signature watercolors. With quotes that range from witty and irreverent to touching and thoughtful, each page presents sentiments and snippets of wisdom that speak to the spirit of motherhood. Contributions come from literary icons, political activists, lifestyle bloggers, fashion designers, and more—and are chronologically organized into chapters on beginnings, comforting, teaching, encouraging, and letting go. This gift book is published in conjunction with a guided journal from Abrams Noterie, Stories for My Child. Together or separately, they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day or a baby shower.

Ein Sommer wie kein anderer

Author: Emma Straub
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426428423
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Ein Familiensommerurlaub und gleichzeitig ein Wendepunkt im Leben aller Beteiligten: ein humorvoller, liebenswerter Familien-Roman Franny und Jim Post begehen ihren 35. Hochzeitstag, Tochter Sylvia hat gerade erfolgreich ihren Highschool-Abschluss gemacht, und Sohn Bobby steht kurz vor der Verlobung mit seiner Langzeitfreundin. Nun freut sich die Familie auf ihren gemeinsamen zweiwöchigen Urlaub mit Freunden auf Mallorca. Denn Sommer, Sonne, Strand und gutes Essen sind perfekt, um die Ereignisse der letzten Wochen gebührend zu feiern und sich gleichzeitig vom stressigen Alltag in Manhattan zu erholen. Doch lange verdrängte Konflikte drohen Harmonie und Entspannung zu zerstören ...


A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101427329
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video

A Mother's Journey

Through Laughter and Tears
Author: Kimberly J. Garrow
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 1589397177
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 312
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"A Mother's Journey: Through Laughter and Tears" is a book that will inspire, encourage, and validate all mothers who have the important job of raising the wonderful children that God has blessed us all with. The author's humorous writings teach us to be able to laugh at life's little tragedies, as we remember that we are not alone in our journey. Motherhood is a shared voyage, the commonalties of which span all ages and all women throughout the world! Kimberly Garrow creatively reminds us that we are together in this beautiful journey called motherhood. The stories in this book will make you laugh and will tug at your heart. The author understands a woman's heart, in relation to preconception, pregnancy, and being a new mom; the whole journey in between and beyond is beautifully captured in the pages of this book. Reading Kimberly's book is like taking a trip through your own life as a mother, whether you are just contemplating becoming a mother, whether you are a mom, or whether you are now enjoying your children's children. Every reader will relate to Kimberly Garrow's cleverly written stories and poems, as well as the underlying emotions and strengths captured throughout this book. This book is a celebration of mothers everywhere! Enjoy the journey!

A Mother's Joy: A Short Story Collection In Celebration Of Motherhood

Author: Lynda Page,Pamela Evans,Anne Baker,Jennie Felton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147223037X
Category: Fiction
Page: 82
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Four of our most-loved saga authors invite you to join them on a journey through motherhood in this collection of heart-warming short stories. Daisy's Day by Anne Baker It's 1920s Liverpool and Daisy must do everything she can to protect her children from poverty and disease. A mother's love is limitless... The First Strawberry by Pam Evans Bombs are falling over London and times are hard for Rose and her family. That is until six-year-old Sydney and a little miracle restore all hope... The Birthday Surprise by Jennie Felton Somerset, 1898. Can two daughters ease their mother's sorrows and bring her a birthday full of joy? How Memories Are Made by Lynda Page Ginnie Owens is facing a devastating decision. But she's about to discover that just when all seems lost a mother's dreams can finally come true.

Celebrating the Wonder of Motherhood

Intimate Moments with My Daughter Mikayla and the Septuplets
Author: Bobbi McCaughey,Gregg Lewis,Deborah Shaw Lewis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
ISBN: 9780785270485
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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Bobbi McCaughey shares her thoughts on motherhood, parenting, and raising children who know and love Jesus

Amazing Grace for Mothers

101 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration and Humor
Author: Emily Cavins,Patti Maguire Armstrong,Jeff Cavins,Matthew Pinto
Publisher: Ascension Press
Category: Religion
Page: 348
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Amazing Grace for Mothers will lift your heart and send your spirit soaring. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all you will refresh your mothering through stories of love, inspiration, miracles, and God’s amazing grace. This collection of 101 stories will bring you the warmth and support of other women, all dedicated to the same glorious role - motherhood. In these pages, you will meet: A mother who hears the most beautiful word in the world - “mom” - from a son who came out of a 19-year coma just moments before. A NFL football star whose sacrificial giving to underprivileged kids is the result of the life lessons instilled by the single mother who raised him. A mother with a troubled pregnancy who seeks the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”) and is answered with both roses and a miracle. A pregnant wife with cancer whose husband exhibits heroic love after she reveals a long-hidden secret. A mother whose fight to live after an unbelievable fishing accident is fueled by her unrelenting love for her two daughters.

Chocolate For a Mother's Heart

Inspiring Stories That Celebrate the Spirit of Motherhood
Author: Kay Allenbaugh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068484835X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
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Moms Love Chocolate, Too! Mothers do it all -- they teach, listen, guide, and protect. They shelter us from life's unexpected storms, nurture us into adulthood, and know just when to push us from the nest. Now the creator of the bestselling Chocolate series offers up a rich, soulful celebration of motherhood, one that any woman -- mother, daughter, sister, or best friend -- will love. Here are more true stories that capture the essence of what it means to be a woman and that honor the unforgettable experience of mothering, from the heartwarming and hilarious to the bittersweet: a mother sending her child off to school, or down the aisle...a mother who knows just what to say and when to say it -- or keep it to herself...a stand-in mom who passes for the "real thing" with flying colors...a mother whose intuition never fails....You're sure to recognize yourself -- or your own mom -- in the pages of Chocolate for a Mother's Heart.

A Mother's Touch

The Difference a Mom Makes
Author: Elisa Morgan,Carol Kuykendall,Mary Beth Lagerborg
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310220077
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 155
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Combines prose tributes and photographs to offer a portrait of the various roles played by a mother, including comforter, playmate, peacemaker, listener, and memory keeper

A Mother's Cherished Memories

Author: Cleo Roberson,Honor Books
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781562928957
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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It would be so simple if we could just capture each special moment of our children's lives with a net. Once captured, we could confine the memories in a special closet and bring them out one by one when we have the time to put them in their own special places. The problem is there is no such net, so like other treasured traditions, it falls to mothers to see that the memories of today are somehow captured and secured for their children's tomorrows. A Mother's Cherished Memories was written to help you capture the precious moments of your family's life. Holidays past, family births, and weddings will come to life as each page is filled with your own special celebrations and life stories. Those memories give children a glimpse into family, a sense of belonging, and a feeling of continuity. And long after our children have become adults and parents themselves, the recorded memories will become precious, tangible reminders of how much they were loved and cherished.

A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters

Stories that celebrate a very special bond
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1605503916
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
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The mother-daughter relationship retains its power and poignancy throughout a woman’s life. As mothers raise their daughters to womanhood, as daughters care for mothers through midlife and beyond, and as mothers watch daughters become mothers themselves, the changing and growing mother-daughter bond is—and always will be—a cornerstone for every woman. In A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Daughters—the fourth installment in the unparalleled Cup of Comfort series—mothers and daughters exchange wisdom, advice, and intimate secrets unlike anything you will find in any other story collection. You will laugh and cry out loud as you share in the uplifting stories within these pages, such as: A daughter welcomes her mother back into her life after she has a baby; A young woman sits down for a good cry on her first night at college, and her prescient mother walks in, saying, "You forgot your pillow"; A grown daughter finally learns to value her mother’s gifts for compromise, love, and empathy; A mother finally bridges the generation fashion gap with her daughter on one memorable shopping trip. Whether you are a mother, a daughter, or both, you will want to share A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Daughters with the women you cherish the most in your life.

Die Mütter

Author: Brit Bennett
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644001243
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Brit Bennett gilt als das Wunderkind der neuesten US-Literatur. Aus dem Stand sprang die 26-jährige Afroamerikanerin mit ihrem ersten Roman an die Spitze der Bestsellerliste. Sie wurde für den PEN-Award nominiert und erntete begeisterte Kritiken; zuletzt kündigte Warner Bros. die Verfilmung an. «Die Mütter», so nennen sich die alten Frauen in der kleinen kalifornischen Gemeinde Oceanside. Sie sind Zeugen des Skandals, mit dem dieser Roman beginnt. Ein Skandal ist es, wenigstens aus ihrer Perspektive: Dass Nadia Turner, deren Mutter sich das Leben genommen hat, mit Luke, dem Sohn des Pastors ... Dass Nadia Turner ein Baby bekommt ... Oder vielmehr beschließt, es nicht zu bekommen. Und das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte, der Anfang einer Geschichte voller Zuneigung und Komplikationen. Nadia kehrt der Kleinstadtenge bald den Rücken, sie geht aufs College, bereist die Welt. Aubrey, ihre beste Freundin, bleibt und stellt sich auf ihre Weise gegen den Chor der alten Frauen, deren Stimmen über die Jahre merklich auseinandergehen. Es dauert nicht lange und sie feiern ein neues Paar in Oceanside: Aubrey und Luke Sheppard. Und das beschäftigt die heimgekehrte Nadia mehr, als sie vor der besten Freundin zugeben kann. Brit Bennett fragt nach dem, was uns hält und was uns bindet, mit allem Respekt und der nötigen Respektlosigkeit. Und sie erzählt von Herkunft, Hautfarbe, Geschlecht in einer Gelassenheit, die staunen macht: ein lebenskluger Roman über das Amerika von heute und das Amerika von morgen.

American Mom

A Celebration of Motherhood in Pop Culture
Author: Meredith Peters Hale
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454929055
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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Take a stunning journey through American motherhood as portrayed in pop culture--magazines, advertisements, cartoons, television, music, movies, and more. This lavishly illustrated book goes decade by decade, from the origins of Mother's Day, to iconic TV moms, to moms of the White House, the workplace, and cyberspace. These captivating images, along with inspirational quotes, fun facts about famous moms, and sidebars, paint a story of an evolving America--and of the fierce, adaptable American woman.

A Cup of Comfort for New Mothers

Stories that celebrate the miracle of life
Author: Colleen Sell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440520216
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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ThereÆs a new baby in the houseùand itÆs not the only one crying. New moms cry happy tears, tired tears, and overwhelmed tearsùand thatÆs when the wisdom, sensitivity, and empathy of women whoÆve been there prove invaluable. In this book, you meet fifty mommies whoÆve lived and loved through those terribly wonderful first months home with baby. From a first time mom faced with keeping her little miracle safe and happy once daddy goes back to work, to a mother who wonders how she will find time for the newest member of her already sizable family, these moving stories provide the support and reassurance first-time mothers need to enjoy their new roleùand their babyùto the fullest!


Author: Claudia O'Keefe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671529986
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 349
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An anthology of poems includes selections written by such writers as Mary Higgins Clark, Amy Tan, and Faye Kellerman

I Love You, Mom!

A Celebration of Our Mothers and Their Gifts to Us
Author: Kelly Ripa
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781401300432
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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Personal anecdotes by such figures as Sally Jesse Raphael, Diane Sawyer, and Christine Todd Whitman recount how their mothers positively shaped their childhood and adult experiences. 250,000 first printing. First serial, Good Housekeeping.

Ideals Mother's Day

Author: Ideals Publications Incorporated
Publisher: Ideals
ISBN: 9780824913144
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 64
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Here is a beautiful celebration of traditional motherhood. Stories from grateful children remember their mothers, traditional poems also explore the world's debt to mothers, and quotations from famous people in history tell of their gratitude to their mothers. Beautiful photographs of the symbols associated with mothers -- needlework, books, home -- illustrate this publication and make it the perfect gift for a mother, mother-in-law, or someone who has been "like a mother".

God and Jetfire

Confessions of a Birth Mother
Author: Amy Seek
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374713820
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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A searching, eloquent memoir about the joys and hardships of open adoption God and Jetfire is a mother's account of her decision to surrender her son in an open adoption and of their relationship over the twelve years that follow. Facing an unplanned pregnancy at twenty-two, Amy Seek and her ex-boyfriend begin an exhaustive search for a family to raise their child. They sift through hundreds of "Dear Birth Mother" letters, craft an extensive questionnaire, and interview numerous potential couples. Despite the immutability of the surrender, it does little to diminish Seek's newfound feelings of motherhood. Once an ambitious architecture student, she struggles to reconcile her sadness with the hope that she's done the best for her son, a struggle complicated by her continued, active presence in his life. For decades, closed adoptions were commonplace. Now, new laws are guaranteeing adoptees' access to birth records, and open adoption is on the rise. God and Jetfire is the rare memoir that explores the intricate dynamics and exceptional commitment of an open-adoption relationship from the perspective of a birth mother searching for her place within it. Written with literary poise and distinction, God and Jetfire is a story of a life divided between grief and gratitude, regret and joy. It is an elegy for a lost motherhood, a celebration of a family gained, and an apology to a beloved son.

When All That's Left of Me Is Love

A Daughter's Story of Letting Go
Author: Linda Campanella
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1617774170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 228
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When All That's Left of Me Is Love is an intensely personal story about one family's determination to enjoy life while anticipating death. Linda Campanella's emotional account of her last year with her mother, Nancy Sachsse, wrote itself on the pages of her mind as she lay awake unable to sleep in the days and weeks following Nan's death one year and one day after a diagnosis of terminal cancer. It is a heartwarming memoir filled with insights and inspirations that will help anyone jolted into confronting the inevitability and sudden imminence of death. Join the author as she reconstructs and relives a year of living while dying and, in the process, comes to terms with the pain and permanence of her loss. When All That's Left of Me Is Love is indeed a sad story born of death, but it is above all an uplifting portrait of living, loving, believing, and letting go. It is a celebration of the special bond between mothers and daughters, a touching love story, a spiritual journey, a poetry lesson, and even a case for happy hour. This story of a daughter's undying love for her dying mother will move and inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life. "'This book is truly a testament of love, as the title suggests. It is about love refined and deepened by grief and gratitude. It is a tribute to a mother who loved with her last breath and beyond. It is the story of a daughter who gives herself away through the gift of her pen.' -Sharon G. Thornton, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Theology at Andover Newton Theological School"

Anna Forster erinnert sich an die Liebe

Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641201780
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Auch wenn du deine Erinnerung verlierst, wirst du doch nie die Liebe vergessen ... Anna Forster ist erst achtunddreißig, als sie die erschütternde Diagnose Alzheimer erhält. Sie weiß, dass ihr Zwillingsbruder Jack nur ihr Bestes will, und dennoch tut es weh, als er ihr vorschlägt, in ein betreutes Wohnheim zu ziehen. Sie weiß außerdem, dass in der Einrichtung nur eine weitere Person in ihrem Alter lebt – Luke, mit dem sie so viel mehr verbindet als mit allen anderen Menschen, die sie kennt. Anna und Luke verlieben sich ineinander, doch nach einem tragischen Vorfall setzen ihre Familien alles daran, die beiden zu trennen. Nur eine Person kann dem Liebespaar helfen: die Köchin Eve, die selbst einen schweren Schicksalsschlag verkraften musste. Doch ist sie bereit, alles für Anna und Luke aufs Spiel zu setzen?