For more than two decades, the study of motherhood has focused on three main categories: motherhood as institution, motherhood as experience, and motherhood as identity or subjectivity. While this work has been groundbreaking, it fails to account for motherhood in the twenty-first century, which has been transformed by increa... read more
Today, to be pregnant seems not far from entering into a religious order. There is an expectation that mothers will fit the bill of breastfeeding, nappy-washing, home-cooking supermums. So are mums who rely on formula, childcare and disposable nappies lazy or liberated?
The conflict between a woman's individual identity... read more
The Little Things is a cartoon created by parents for parents, which sympathises, commiserates and celebrates with mums and dads everywhere.
Launched in 2010 The Little Things is the most successful new cartoon to have come out of New Zealand in many years, and despite slashed budgets and shrinking readerships it has be... read more
This timeless parenting book combines beautiful photographs with essential messages and facts from neuroscience.
Become a calmer and happier mother with The Complete Buddhism for Mothers. Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. These books are different. Together for the first time, these three bestsellers -... read more
Tougher economic conditions mean that more and more mothers have no choice but to go out to work to keep up with the cost of living. It means that time famine has become a fact of life - and overstretched women are desperate like never before for time-saving tips to help them cope. Packed full with ingenious short-cuts and tr... read more
|Author:||Melissa Doyle & Jo Scard|
A practical down to earth and entertaining guide for all working women who want to have babies but keep their careers on track too.
This is a parenting book with a difference - rather than a serious tome laying down the law, Libby Purves lighthearted book shamelessly describes how to cut the corners and bend the rules that never mattered much anyway. Forget the other parenting books that hide the real truth - this is the true battle manual for mothers on ... read more
When first published in 2001, it divided female critics and readers. One famous columnist wrote a piece demanding that Cusk's children were taken into care, that she was unfit to look after them. Oprah Winfrey invited her on the show to defend herself and the book as protests grew about the its honest, gritty account of the m... read more
With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable. This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numero... read more
Have you ever spent all day looking after your baby or young child - and ended up feeling that you have 'done nothing all day'? Do you sometimes find it hard to feel pleased with what you are doing, and tell yourself you should achieve more with your time?
Maybe it's because you can't see how much you are doing already.... read more
Nicole Hall shares her innermost thoughts on all aspects of new motherhood, such as breastfeeding, mastitis, sleep deprivation, body changes and the relationship with her husband, often jotting down her thoughts in the wee hours of the morning while breastfeeding.
|Author:||Ann Pleshette Murphy|
This is the book every mum needs, and it hasn't been available until now. "The Seven Stages of Motherhood" looks at the experience of parenting not only in the first year or two of a baby's life, but right on through childhood and adolescence and even into adulthood. Ann Pleshette Murphy argues that women evolve as mothers th... read more
Looking at the next stage of the parenting journey, this is the second book in Sarah Napthali's best selling 'Buddhism for Mothers' series.
A hard hitting look at our troubled society, the intergenerational cycle of crime and criminal families and the women who have the power to change things for the better - if we let them.
Take a pragmatic look inside the deep-seated issues underlying our appalling youth crime statistics. Examine the background of infamo... read more
Karyn Riley's book How to Keep the YOU in Mum is full of practical tips, strategies and ideas to help you rediscover your identity, have time for what's important and find balance in your life. Contains quick tips for busy mums and inspirational stories shared by mothers.
How to Keep the YOU in Mum is ideal for time-poo... read more
Warm and wise, this beautiful collection of uplifting and frequently funny insights reveals motherhood in all its hues - the heartbreak and exhilaration, the good days and bad, the tears and the laughter. After hearing the thoughts of almost a hundred mums on the wonder, anxiety and joy of being a mum, you realise all those e... read more
Motherhood, for a first-timer, can be an overwhelming and even frightening experience but admitting this doesn't seem to be the done thing.
The birth, according to Eleanor, is the least of it. It's what happens after the birth that blows your mind. You're meant to look like an expert from day one despite the fact th... read more
Mothers describe falling in love with their babies and then, more slowly, learning to understand them. Children flourish when their mothers love and understand them.
For over 20 years, Naomi Stadlen has listened to hundreds of mothers talking at her weekly discussion groups. In How Mothers Love she offers unique insight... read more
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Mums is filled with tried-and-true advice to help mothers feel better about themselves while they parent, and to provide them with greater peace and joy as they try to create a nurturing environment in which their families can thrive. Parenting can feel like a big 'to do' list at times, and oft... read more