Monday, May 07, 2012

Didn't I feed you yesterday? and other thoughts on motherhood.

Confessions of a scary mommy
This collection of original essays takes an irreverent look at the underbelly of parenting - things most moms would never admit, but feel every day. Brutally honest and hysterically funny, Confessions will leave you feeling less alone in the sometimes overwhelming and exhausting world of motherhood.
Bringing up bébé : one American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting
With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal-sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is.
The naked mom : motherhood revealed
An honest exploration of the truths about motherhood discusses how to balance home, family, and career; caring for your body; and advice on handling the tough emotional challenges all modern mothers face.
Good enough is the new perfect : finding happiness and success in modern motherhood
Based on exclusive data, more than 100 in-depth interviews, and the latest research, "Good Enough Is the New Perfect" is a guide for moms to be happier and more satisfied in all areas of their lives, as mothers, wives, and professionals.
Battle hymn of the tiger mother
Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.
Didn't I feed you yesterday? : a mother's guide to sanity in stilettos
Laura Bennett is not a soccer mom or a PTA mom or a helicopter mom-and she’s certainly not mother of the year. Another breed of mother entirely, Laura is surely more Auntie Mame than June Cleaver. As a busy mother of six, Laura is on an impossible mission: raising a brood of fast-moving, messy, wild sons in the jungles of Manhattan. So what other choice does she have than to sit back, grab a martini, and let the boys be, er, boys?
When did I get like this? : the screamer, the worrier, the dinosaur-chicken-nugget buyer, & other mothers I swore I'd never be
The author describes her quest to provide what is best for her children in the age of too many options, in a book divided into short chapters for busy mothers.
The war on moms : on life in a family-unfriendly nation
Turns the "mommy wars" debate on its head by arguing that a mother's real "enemy" is not other women, but a nationwide indifference to the cultural and economic realities facing parents and families in the United States today.
Something like beautiful : one single mother's story
An award-winning journalist describes how her relationship with a prisoner rendered her a heartbroken single mother when he was denied parole and sentenced to deportation, after which she fell into depression and addiction before finding the strength to move on and pursue another love.
Bad mother : a chronicle of maternal crimes, minor calamities, and occasional moments of grace
In our mothers' day there were good mothers, neglectful mothers, and occasionally great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers. If you work, you're neglectful; if you stay home, you're smothering. If you discipline, you're buying them a spot on the shrink's couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as "a bad mother"?
It sucked and then I cried : how I had a baby, a breakdown, and a much needed margarita
From the creator of one of the most popular personal blogs on the web comes an irreverent and captivating parenting memoir covering the joys and indignities of pregnancy, childbirth, and all the unexpected emotions that come with having a baby.
Naptime is the new happy hour : and other ways toddlers turn your life upside down
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 has become a rampaging toddler, complete with his or her very own, very forceful personality. With biting wit and boatloads of common sense, Stefanie Wilder-Taylor addresses all these concerns and more.
Motherless mothers : how losing a mother shapes the parent you become
Edelman investigates the effects of early mother loss--whether through death or abandonment--on how women raise their own children. Drawing upon her own personal experience as well as information gathered from a survey of more than 1,000 women, she identifies eight distinct parenting traits they all share.
12 simple secrets real moms know : getting back to basics and raising happy kids
Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Pushed by Jennifer Block is another great one...