Mother's: A Celebration
by : Alexandra Stoddard
Even as women reach for the wider opportunities open to them, they still find that giving birth and raising children are defining roles in their lives. In Mothers: A Celebration, Alexandra Stoddard reaches deep within herself for inspiring insights about the blessings and challenges of motherhood: how this life-changing event transforms, matures and pushes mothers to live more profoundly, wisely and mindfully than ever before.
Drawing on her own experience as the mother of two daughters, as the stepmother of an extensive brood and as a daughter who often challenged her own mother's expectations, Stoddard relates charming anecdotes, bittersweet moments and stirring memories that shed light on the universal triumphs and trials of being a mother. She suggests how to find balance within our many responsibilities, how to learn to play as spontaneously as children and how to trust our instincts as parents even as we must gradually let go.
In this thoughtful and affirming book-perfect for both reading and gift giving-Alexandra Stoddard honors the strength and contribution of mothers. Filled with Stoddard's noted down-to earth honesty and sparkling spirit, Mothers: A Celebration is a book every generation of women can treasure.