Finding Your Inner Mama

Women Reflect on the Challenges and Rewards of Motherhood
Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2007
Product Number: EB00689863
Released: Nov 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834824072
Publisher: Trumpeter
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Motherhood can be one of the most intense and transformative experiences of a woman's life. While there are many books that offer the "do's and don'ts" of effective parenting, few offer guidance on navigating the tumultuous inner experience of being a mother, with all its joy, pain, change, and uncertainty. This collection of writing by psychologists, poets, novelists, spiritual teachers, and everyday moms explores the rich, transformative journey of motherhood. Poet and novelist Louise Erdrich captures the sheer wonder and awe of early motherhood. Self-described "hip momma" Ariel Gore reflects on the challenges of dealing with her daughter's adolescent rebellion. Journalist Joan Peters highlights the rise of the "Power Mom" and the risks of overparenting to our children and ourselves. Zen teacher Cheri Huber shares a spiritual perspective: sometimes it's us parents who need a "time out" so that we can be more fully present and loving with our children. Previously published under the title Your Children Will Raise You.

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