Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Madame Vigée-Le Brun et sa fille
(self portrait)
In Mexico City, there is a monument called Monumento a la Madre with an inscription that translates as "To her who loves us before she meets us."  After mom meets her kids, though, it's no holds barred - there are as many different mothering experiences as there are mothers!  Here's a dip into the offerings on motherhood from the library catalog.

Just for Fun

Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth about the First Year of Mommyhood by Jenny McCarthy

Confessions of a Slacker Mom by Muffy Mead-Ferro

It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita by Heather B. Armstrong

Lift by Kelly Corrigan

Four of a Kind: A Treasury of Favorite Works by America's Best-Loved Humorist by Erma Bombeck

Mothering Guides

No More Perfect Moms: Learn to Love Your Real Life by Jill Savage

Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti

Good Enough is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood by Becky Beaupre Gillespie & Hollee Schwartz Temple [eBook]

Beyond the Baby Blues: The Complete Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Handbook by Catherine Knox [eBook]

How to Rock Your Baby: And Other Timeless Tips for Modern Moms by Erin Bried

Dealing with Loss

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood

Blue Nights by Joan Didion

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp

Paula by Isabel Allende


Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son by Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott

Empty Nest

Fun Without Dick and Jane: Your Guide to a Delightfully Empty Nest by Christie Mellor [eBook]

Beyond the Mommy Years: How to Live Happily Ever After--After the Kids Leave Home by Carin Rubenstein

New Memoirs

Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk

Chanel Bonfire: A Memoir by Wendy Lawless

Lucky Me: My Life With--and Without--My Mom, Shirley MacLaine by Sachi Parker, Frederick Stroppel

The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet--A Memoir by Dara-Lynn Weiss [eBook]

Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story by Carol Burnett

The Sacred Thread: A True Story of Becoming a Mother and Finding a Family, Half a World Away by Adrienne Arieff

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir by Kelle Hampton

Mothering Mother

Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother by Meg Federico

Mothering Mother: A Daughter's Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir by Carol D. O'Dell

A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents--And Ourselves by Jane Gross

For other recommendations, see our Mother's Day 2012 post.  Or try a subject search of  "Mothers".

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