The Good Mother Myth

The Good Mother Myth Author Avital Norman Nathman
ISBN-10 9781580055031
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 224
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In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they’re in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom—they’re just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick, and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer honest perspectives on what it means to be a mother.

Breaking the Good Mom Myth

Breaking the Good Mom Myth Author Alyson Schafer
ISBN-10 9780470675410
Release 2010-01-28
Pages 224
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As a psychotherapist, parent educator and parent coach, Alyson Schäfer has worked with a great many mothers who, in the quest to be a "good mother" have ended up on the door step of despair. Alyson is a forty-something, suburbanite, working-mother of two and can speak to these issues both personally and professionally. This book explains the psycho-social phenomena of how each person creates their own unique "good mother myth" and then examines why these myths are not only faulty, but could in fact lead to poor parenting, marital disaster and individual crisis. Her years of educating parents around these concepts afford Alyson the skill to take complex ideas and explain them to a lay audience in a compelling and easy to understand way. Capitalizing on the need to present parents with information in an easy to digest format, the book is presented as a series of personal stories, each highlighting a common parenting myth. This format will appeal to tired parents who have little time and energy for "academia". Instead, readers learn by taking a voyeuristic peek into the private family lives of the book's characters. Readers can identify with the fictitious parents and coaching clients in the stories and see first hand how the characters ’ life experiences shaped their unique "good mother myths" and how these myths create conflict in their lives. The author offers up ideas for how the character can reject her current thinking and adopt a more useful outlook to improve her situation. The story arc allows readers to identify and then project how their parenting may be unknowingly going off the rails. The goal of this book is to provide parents with some basic education and a means of self-discovery. Readers uncover their own good mother myths and are given an eye-opening glimpse into potential issues to challenge their thinking. A great sense of empowerment is restored as mothers become better able to resist the pulls of their personal and cultural myths, and instead begin parenting with greater intention and in ways that are more suitable to proper child guidance.

The myths of motherhood

The myths of motherhood Author Shari Thurer
ISBN-10 0395584159
Release 1994-05-01
Pages 381
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A groundbreaking examination of the historical myth of motherhood looks at how different cultures have viewed motherhood, showing how our current idea of the "good mother" reflects a reaction to burgeoning women's rights. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

The Politics of Parenthood

The Politics of Parenthood Author Mary Frances Berry
ISBN-10 9781101651452
Release 1994-03-01
Pages 320
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A distinguished scholar presents a landmark historical perspective on parenthood in America. This trailblazing book suggests that behind the rhetoric of maternal responsibility are issues of power, resources, and control. "Berry's book could be a significant impetus for corporate executives and political leaders, conservatives and liberals, and mothers and fathers to support parental involvement that is gender-free."--The Washington Post Book World.

The Myth of the Perfect Mother

The Myth of the Perfect Mother Author Jane Swigart
ISBN-10 0809229382
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 260
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The Myth of the Perfect Mother explodes today's popular "good mother/bad mother" myth and helps the reader both rethink the cultural roles of motherhood and understand the deeper issues that underlie the experience of child rearing. Dr. Swigart's discussions of what it means to nurture include the complexities of parental guilt, maternal clinging, and maintaining one's individuality. She is honest -- sometimes painfully so -- but provides the strength for every mother to revel in her unique, ever-changing role.

Magnus Chase 1 Das Schwert des Sommers

Magnus Chase 1  Das Schwert des Sommers Author Rick Riordan
ISBN-10 9783646928532
Release 2016-07-28
Pages 560
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Magnus schlägt sich nach dem Tod seiner Mutter allein auf der Straße durch, denn seinen Vater hat er nie gekannt. Bis er eines Tages etwas Unglaubliches erfährt: Er stammt von einem der nordischen Götter Asgards ab! Leider rüsten diese Götter gerade zum Krieg; auch Trolle, Riesen und andere Monster machen sich bereit. Ausgerechnet Magnus soll den Weltuntergang Ragnarök verhindern. Dafür muss er ein magisches Schwert finden, das seit 1000 Jahren verschollen ist. Noch hat er keine Ahnung, was für Abenteuer auf ihn warten!

Der gute Herr Jesus und der Schurke Christus

Der gute Herr Jesus und der Schurke Christus Author Philip Pullman
ISBN-10 3596188695
Release 2012
Pages 230
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Der gute Herr Jesus und der Schurke Christus has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der gute Herr Jesus und der Schurke Christus also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der gute Herr Jesus und der Schurke Christus book for free.

Die Terroristin

Die Terroristin Author Doris Lessing
ISBN-10 359629259X
Release 1989-01
Pages 459
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Die Terroristin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die Terroristin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die Terroristin book for free.

Stories of the Academy

Stories of the Academy Author Mary Beth Spore
ISBN-10 0820452815
Release 2002
Pages 175
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Stories of the Academy looks at relationships between women entering the ranks of faculty in higher education and more experienced faculty. Occasionally these relationships are so mutually fulfilling that they lead to great satisfaction and personal reward and can be named Good-Mother relationships. These relationships are deeper and more profoundly influential than traditional professional relationships for they involve a mythic or spiritual dimension. The archetype of the Good Mother provides a way to name and explicate these relationships. Using mythology and philosophy as guides to come to understand these relationships, the book first defines the myth of the Good Mother, demythologizes the myth, presents Good Mother stories told in conversational form, and, ultimately, searches for the mythic meaning in those stories. Written for anyone in the academy, this book also has broader implications for other professionals, particularly women. « This book could transform the academy. Presented with passionate conviction and eloquent wisdom, these life stories show that the groves of academe need not be the heartless and treacherous mindfields that they often have been. The authour offer an alternative, person-centered vision that challenges us to understand that professionalism need not exclude compassion and that the quest for scholastic excellence does not preclude the need for enabling (and yes, ennobling) nurturing. (Joanne J. Viano, Assistant Professor of English and French, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg) « At breakfast one morning, I was seeking encouragement from a dear friend to re-enter academe. Little did I know that the results of our conversation would bethis powerfully inspiring book. Turn the pages with me as these fine scholars tell stories of struggle and triumph in the academy from the thrilling and heartening new perspective they identify as the Good Mother. (Mary Ellen Collins, Communication Specialist) « This book represents a giant step forward in the direction of true education. For too long, higher education has been ruled by a left-brain, male-dominant, competitive smallness that manifests itself in a denial of human emotions and spirituality. The stories in this book are not about a less rigorous approach to teaching and mentoring; they are about a larger definition of teaching and mentoring. This book is not about being a woman in academia; it is about being fully human in academia. (G. Lynn Nelson, Author of 'Writing and Being')

Ageing Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

Ageing  Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism Author I. Whelehan
ISBN-10 9781137376534
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 254
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How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.

Wo drei Fl sse sich kreuzen

Wo drei Fl  sse sich kreuzen Author Hannah Kent
ISBN-10 9783426440063
Release 2017-08-25
Pages 432
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Der neue Roman "Wo drei Flüsse sich kreuzen" von Bestseller-Autorin Hannah Kent ist ein mitreißendes Drama um die Macht von Angst und Aberglaube - basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte. Irland 1825: Die 14-jährige Mary soll der verwitweten Bäuerin Nora mit deren schwer behindertem Enkel Michael zur Hand gehen. Der kleine Junge, so munkelt man im Dorf, sei ein Wechselbalg, ein Feenkind, und mache die Kühe krank. Mary gibt nichts auf das Gerede, doch als Nora davon hört, reift in der einsamen, verzweifelten Frau eine ungeheuerliche Idee: Wenn es ihr gelingt, den Wechselbalg zu vertreiben, würde sie den gesunden Michael wiederbekommen und endlich wieder eine echte Familie haben. Getrieben von Angst und Aberglaube und unterstützt durch die geheimnisvolle Kräuterfrau Nance ist sie bald bereit, alles zu versuchen – und Mary fällt es immer schwerer, sich gegen die beiden Frauen durchzusetzen. Hannah Kent gelingt es durch ihre kristallklare Sprache erneut, eine grausame und wahre Geschichte eindringlich zu erzählen; die rauhe Schönheit Irlands verschmilzt mit dem Seelenleben ihrer Figuren, die dem Leser, wie schon in ihrem Debüt-Roman "Das Seelenhaus", ganz nahe kommen.

Lean In

Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg
ISBN-10 9783843705783
Release 2013-03-30
Pages 312
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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.

What No Baby

What  No Baby Author Leslie Cannold
ISBN-10 9781459609891
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 432
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What, a book about fertility that doesn't blame women? In an otherwise barren national debate, Cannold offers fertility crisis management par excellence' - Susan Maushart, columnist and author.What, no baby? takes us into the lives contemporary women who plan to have it all yet have ended up childless due to reluctant men, demanding jobs and the ever-increasing expectations of what it takes to be a good mother. Respected researcher and ethicist Leslie Cannold argues that women want to mother just as much as they ever did but are unwilling to sacrifice everything they've built to do so. A must-read for anyone concerned about Australia's decline in fertility.

Die gute Erde

Die gute Erde Author Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-10 3423144378
Release 2015-08
Pages 336
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Die gute Erde has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die gute Erde also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die gute Erde book for free.

Sterblich sein

Sterblich sein Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 9783104035840
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 336
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Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Embracing Our Selves

Embracing Our Selves Author Hal Stone, PhD
ISBN-10 9781608681259
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 272
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This highly acclaimed, groundbreaking work describes the Psychology of Selves and the Voice Dialogue method. Internationally renowned psychologists Hal and Sidra Stone introduce the reader to the Pusher, Critic, Protector/Controller, and all the other members of your inner family. They have refined the process to the point where voice dialogue is considered one of the most effective techniques in psychology today.

Mothers and daughters

Mothers and daughters Author Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN-10 UVA:X004418490
Release 2000
Pages 302
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In 1976, Adrienne Rich wrote in Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution that Othe cathexis between mother and daughter_essential, distorted, misused_is the great unwritten story.O In the quarter century since Rich wrote those words, the topic of mothers and daughters has emerged as a salient issue in feminist scholarship. Using womenOs writing, film, feminist theory, and personal experience, contributors to Mothers and Daughters explore how the mother/daughter relationship is represented and experienced as a site of empowerment. This volume will offer readers an important and welcome chapter in the story of the complex relationship that is a part of nearly every womanOs life.