Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother

Child of Mine Original Essays on Becoming a Mother This unique collection of original essays features contributions by Mona Simpson Meg Wolitzer Susan Cheever Sara Bird Naomi Wolf and other contemporary female writers on the joys and frustrations

  • Title: Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother
  • Author: Christina Baker Kline
  • ISBN: 9780385333023
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • This unique collection of original essays features contributions by Mona Simpson, Meg Wolitzer, Susan Cheever, Sara Bird, Naomi Wolf, and other contemporary female writers on the joys and frustrations of the first year of motherhood.

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    1. Some hit or miss essays but the ones that connected did so on a deep level. I appreciated the honesty and candor of these writers as they reveal some of their dark thoughts and feelings about reconciling their former selves and their new role as mother.

    2. I really like Christina Baker Kline's writing, so I was curious about a book of essays that she edited, although a little weary about the sappiness factor in a book about becoming a mother. It was actually really good and more interesting than I thought it would be. I don't think I would give this as a baby shower gift, but a mom passed the 6-month time frame would probably enjoy it. There was one woman who I thought made a good point that parenting is tiring, because it's like hosting your own [...]

    3. Although this was an interesting, and somewhat insightful read, I would not necessarily recommend it. I am positive that there are many mothers who experience these extreme lows of pregnancy and motherhood, and I appreciate the authors' attempt to bring to light the difficult issues when all of the other pregnancy books are so sugar-coated. However, I would recommend it almost as a reference book for mothers who indeed find themselves in these extreme circumstances; it's kind of a bummer if your [...]

    4. This book is a collection of essays on the first year of motherhood. It touches on colic, breastfeeding, labor envy, and all the other things that suddenly are thrust into our story as children come to our family. I loved the variety of voices on what kind of mother you can be, as well as emphasizing the myriad of experiences woman can have. A great read, a great gift for new mothers.

    5. This was pretty great. I breezed through it in a dayetty relevant nowever it was lacking in some "mommy types"ngle mothers, unwed mothers, non-white womenhappy womenbut overall it is really good. Will probably become my standard baby shower gift.

    6. Enjoying hearing the varying perspectives from the different mothers. Helped me appreciate that parenting truly isn't one size fits all

    7. i read this when my children were quite young and found it to be a sweet collection of essays that resonated with my own journey into motherhood. endearing and very genuine.

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