In this new, expanded edition with more than fifty essays on the joys and heartaches of motherhood—from longing for a newborn to waiting for a teen to arrive home late at night—Kathryn E. Livingston, who has written for national magazines on parenting topics and co-authored two parenting books, explores the universal feelings and experiences all mothers share. The perfect gift book for new as well as “seasoned” moms, All About Motherhood charts the interior journey women make when they give birth and take on the most demanding and dynamic role of their lives. With poignancy and candor, this mother of three captures the essence of motherhood, probing the conflicting emotions a woman feels in her heart as she watches her babies grow up. “Treat yourself to this glorious compilation of essays about real mothering.” —Michele Borba, Ed.D, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries “Regardless of subject, Livingston remains inquisitive, easygoing and often witty.” –Publishers Weekly “Kathryn E. Livingston’s essays distill all that we mothers know to be true about ourselves. Her witty, reassuring pieces are islands of calm in our hectic parenting world.” —Abigail Gary, editor, mother
Kathryn E. Livingston has been writing on parenting issues for nearly three decades. The mother of three sons, she lives in Bergen County, NJ. Visit her website: http://www.kathrynlivingston.com and her blog: http:// www.livwrite.blogspot.com
The cover illustration of this book - a photograph of a mother, hair still wet from a shower, snuggling with her new baby - says clearly that this is a book for the Everymom. Kathryn Livingston's observations and insights about the journey of motherhood had me nodding my head, sometimes chuckling, sometimes misting up as I recalled my own experience. The subject is a universal one, and the author draws from that and connects it to the personal footprints each child leaves on a mother's heart. Even the format of the book is perfect for moms...each essay a freestanding snapshot to be savored as nuggets of time allow.
This sweet and beautiful book is a must read for anyone who is a mother, knows a mother or wants to be a mother! It is poignant and insightful. It pulls on your heartstrings while at the same time it fills you with joy and happiness. The author weaves her magic in and out of her memories and milestones, hers along with those of her children. Her tender and gentle voice stays with you long after you have finished the last page. And isn't that the true definition of a great author?
What a great gift idea--for Mother's Day or a special birthday. These essays will enchant and delight everyone. Each has its own message about motherhood, children and life in general. Not only for mothers-fathers , daughters,friends, aunts and grandparents will enjoy receiving and rereading this charming book.