Never a Mother to Me

Author: Tracy Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471102742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3608

In her first book, Never a Hero to Me, Tracy Black told the horrific story of how her father, a respected Army man, was in fact a heartless paedophile who convinced Tracy that her mother's health was completely dependent on her willingness to be abused. In her new book, Tracy continues her shocking story by telling how her mother closed her eyes to the cruelty, treating her little girl with cold indifference. Heartbreakingly Tracy traded her innocence for the love of her mother - love which was never given, no matter how much she suffered. As Tracy approached adulthood, she risked being trapped in damaging sexual relationships. But after years of struggle she found the courage to break out of her past and turn her life around.

From Mother To Stepmother

The single mother's guide to marrying a man, his kids and his ex-wife

Author: Joanna Collie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748125477

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3444

One in three people in the UK is part of a stepfamily. Remarriages now make up 38% of weddings and many of these marriages involve children from previous relationships on both sides. It's an unfortunate statistic that 70% of blended families break up within the first three years. Seven years ago Jo Danks was in that very situation. She had a daughter from a previous marriage and was head over heels in love with a man in a similar position. She desperately needed help and guidance but while there were many books available on being a stepmother, there were none which could advise her on being a blended stepmother. So after several years of learning on the job, she decided to write the definitive guide to the challenges facing the soon-to-be stepmother. With the inclusion of testimonies from other blending stepmothers, life coaches and counsellors, fun self-assessment exercises and the help of lively characters based on the author's young adolescent family, FROM MOTHER TO STEPMOTHER gives encouragement, practical guidance and a strong sense of fellowship to blending stepmothers everywhere.

My Mother Was Never A Kid

Author: Francine Pascal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104611

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 384

I can't believe my mother was ever my age. I think she was born a mother.... Now that she's a teenager, Victoria Martin expects freedom, good times, and maybe even some understanding from her mother. But no such luck! She's still getting the same old lectures, the same old groundings, and the same old punishments. It's obvious her mother was never thirteen years old. Then one day, as she's on her way home to get the telling-off of her life, something very strange happens to Victoria. When she finally arrives in New York, the station looks completely different, as if she's slipped back through time. And then she meets Cici -- cool, outgoing Cici, the best friend a girl like Victoria could want. But Victoria can't help feeling like she's met her somewhere before....

Never a Dull Moment

1950S Village Schooling in Uganda

Author: Katherine Namuddu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479734837

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 7419

Today one hears harrowing stories in Uganda about how hard it has become for rural families to get their children and especially daughters, through the primary school years successfully. It would appear that there are enormous difficulties in getting children to master the basic skills of reading, writing and arithmetic, let alone to learn and apply the basics of personal hygiene, an acceptable work ethic and respect for individuals and institutions. In a spirit of wishing to demonstrate how some rural parents used to pursue and accomplish successfully an education for their children, this book tells the story of how Ntaanya negotiated her 12-year passage through various home and modern schools in a rural village in 1950s. All the stories in this short book are based on actual events spanning a twelve year period generally corresponding to the period when I was growing up in a rural village. The book attempts to show that perhaps the modern school is paying far too much attention to the mechanics of school learning and in the processes it is eroding the complementary work of a variety of traditional learning agencies that in the past, not only provided a child with their first mental and practical curriculum but also greatly supported and consolidated the skills taught in the modern school. While the book does not deal directly with the curriculum of the modern school, it pays a great deal of attention to describing what a young girl learned from the cultural and home environment right from very early childhood. Starting with the processes of naming a girl child, the foundational lessons for a childs identity were laid. Sometimes the lessons were accidental as when Muzeeyi and Mugabis baby daughter ends up receiving a name Ntaanya meaning trouble - when the woman from whom she must inherit the name is already in trouble and has been ostracized by her family, and therefore can never be a positive role model for Ntaanya. Muzeeyi is made aware of this when she introduces Ntaanya to Nasedde, Muzeeyis father-in-law. At other times the lessons are subtle and not actually meant for the child. For example, weaning a toddler would seem like a simple and straightforward matter but it is not so for Muzeeyi who had previously suffered nine miscarriages before Ntaanya came along. The village matriarch and respected traditional birth attendant Zakuzza sees clearly a future problem a child that gets spoilt by an over protective mother and her foster children that are eager to please. Zakuzza speaks her mind and Muzeeyi and Mugabi must obey a village elder. They take action immediately by removing Ntaanya from their home to her maternal grandmothers residence located some fifteen miles away, where a well functioning weaning school has been operating for many years. The wisdom and psychology of weaning away from home is amply demonstrated by Digondas handling of Ntaanya. Digonda knows that the first step of removing the breast as the focal locus of getting a child spoilt has been achieved by distance. Therefore, Digonda continues to provide Ntaanya with all the other elements of any childs expectations as the center of attention. Yet during this period, Digonda ensures that Ntaanya starts on her learning to shape her character, to consolidate her identity and to learn to participate in all the chores and activities that support a thriving household and its industry, including learning to fetch water and preparing herbal medicines, which is Digondas specialization. Importantly Ntaanyas need to play is neither ignored nor taken for granted. As a matter of fact it is emphasized but in a very practical way where Ntaanya learns how to make her own dolls and play cows with the assistance of Digonda and older children in the household. In addition, Ntaanya goes out exploring with the other older children including participating in the harvesting ter

Regretting Motherhood

Wenn Mütter bereuen

Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364118701X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 2232

Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.

If Your Mother Never Told You

Author: Crystal Ferguson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453510311

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 66

View: 8320

This book was created in the hopes of informing and diverting my young sisters who are reiterating a cycle of disappointments as well as hardships. My direction is to build an environment that creates educated and powerful young sisters who will accomplish a completed education, which in return will definitely allow them the chance at a successful career. My sole purpose is to produce as well as display every opportunity that's available to our fortunate sisters and allow that same opportunity to present itself to our unfortunate sisters. In addition, my focus is to build each and every young sister's self-esteem level and guide them through a variety of everyday issues as well as solutions that young women face in today's society.

No Limits (To a Mother's Love)

Author: Maria MCDonald Dorden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469139375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 98

View: 6597

Without her mothers knowledge, in the midst of post-partum depression and dealing with bi-polar disorder, a young mother travels to Utah and end up relinquishing her parental rights to an adoption agency utilizing illegal adoption practices. No limit to a Mothers love tells of one grandmothers fight to regain custody of her grandchild. Dealing with the death of her own mother as well as her daughters emotional issues, Maria Dorden courageously entered into a fight with the adoption agency and the State of Utah. Her courage, determination, and love of her children and grandchildren ultimately lead to triumph.

A Mother’s Love Never Dies

True Stories in Poetic Form with Spiritual Emphasis

Author: Troy T. Brown

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456779986

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

View: 2177

“A Mother’s Love Never Dies” is one of the most valuable, vibrant and veracious volumes that honours the life of mothers. Mothers are extremely excellent and special persons who deserve our unconditional honour, love and respect. This book has a unique composition of profound poetry, moral messages and scriptural supports. Troy encourages all siblings to cherish, love and respect their mother. A message that he consistently promotes is, “Learn to admire the bountiful beauty that lies beneath the surface of your mother’s skin, for it is rich and burly.”

Songs My Mother Never Taught Me

Author: Selcuk Altun

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 1846591104

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 3525

After the death of his overbearing mother, the privileged Arda reclines in his wealth, reflecting on his young life, and on the life of his father, the famous mathematician Mürsel Ergenekon, who was murdered on Arda's fourteenth birthday. While on the other side of the city 'your humble servant' Bedirhan has decided to pack in his ten-year career as an assassin. Their two lives become intrinsically bound in this remarkable thriller that takes us through the streets of Istanbul. We learn that Bedirhan in fact killed Arda's father, and that they share more in common than he or we could begin to imagine. Meanwhile, Selçuk Altun, a former family friend, is playing a deadly game, providing Arda with clues to track down his father's killer ...

A Mother's Love

Author: N.A

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452029563


Page: N.A

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Welfare and a Dream

Author: Linda Faye Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465315365

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 8337

Welfare And A Dream is the story of a young girl named Ebony born into a life of poverty. Her family lived on the welfare system. She endured abuse by her mother. Ebony longed for her mother to love her. It wasnt until she was on her death bed that she told Ebony she loved her. Ebony dreamed that one day she would escape her dysfunctional life. She found out the hard way that dreams dont always come true. She didnt know how to better herself. She met and fell in love with Zarius, a drug dealer. She had two children for him. Life was good for a while until he ended up in prison. While he was in prison she became involved with another man Miles who she vowed to have a no strings attached relationship with. She let him know that as soon as Zarius got out of prison she was going back to him. But the tables turned when she became pregnant by Miles. Ebony mistreated Miles because he wasnt Zarius. But Miles was determined to win her love. Zarius was angry when he found out she was with child. He didnt want anything to do with her. Eventually Miles moved on and she was left alone with three kids. She had become a statistican unwed mother with three kids. Her life was filled with pain and heartache. Would she ever overcome?

What Mother Never Told Me

Author: Donna Hill

Publisher: Kimani Press

ISBN: 0373534620

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2054

When she discovers that her dead mother is really alive and living in France, Parris McKay searches for her to get answers and, along the way, meets two women who also struggle with legacies of long-buried secrets.

A Mother’s Work Is Never Finished

Author: Alyssa Olson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490828818

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 5546

Mothering is hard work! You are on call 24-7. Privacy would be nice; some sleep is vital, and a routine helps. These are just some of the things we encounter as mothers. We often tend to place our expectations too high for ourselves.

What We Did to Me

My Life’S Journey Toward Self-Love

Author: A.K. Wilks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148362501X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 77

View: 7694

What We Did to Me is a look into the life of a child whom felt unwanted,trying all the wrong things to get the love she so hungered for from her mother. She got the attention she wanted from all the wrong people: her parents male friends, and certain male family members. Getting kidnapped and assaulted, she thought surviving made her stronger. The strength she thought she had came from drugs, and they only masked the pain. Marrying the man her mother chose for her only made matters worse.

God Has Never Failed Me, But He's Sure Scared Me to Death a Few Times

Author: Stan Toler

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434765954

Category: Religion

Page: 253

View: 1487

Celebrated author Stan Toler has a gift for finding the humor in life's most challenging situations. Now two of Toler's most beloved books are available with an updated look. These freshly designed books will introduce Toler's heartwarming insights to a new audience and generation, while delivering his trademark tales filled with hope and laughter. In God Has Never Failed Me, Toler offers a collection of stories that will encourage us in the waiting room between "Help!" and Rescue. Combining a rich blend of spiritual truths with humorous insights, these engaging stories and anecdotes will remind readers of God's unfailing love for His children.

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

A Novel

Author: Kaylie Jones

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617752258

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 1298

Every page is a joy."—Sue Harrison, Self Magazine ". . . discerning, brightly written . . . Highly recommended."—Library Journal With a brand new author's introduction and a previously unpublished chapter. The inspiration for the Merchant Ivory film starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Hershey, a rich and poignant family story from the daughter of novelist James Jones (From Here to Eternity). Based on the author's early years in Paris with her famous father.

A Mother’S Nightmare:

Drugs, Gangs and Prostitution

Author: Cassidy O'Hara

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469190222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 77

View: 2168

You hold your child's hand for a short while, but you hold their hearts for eternity. This book tells my story, and the story of my family. Hold your children close to you and love them each and everyday. Most of all rely on God, and count your blessings.

We Never Danced

(A True Story About the Life of a Prayerful Mother and Her Love for Her Family, Friends, and Acquaintances And, Most of All, Her Commitment to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.)

Author: Carroll Elton Humphrey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483627667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 9440

Patsy Ruth Cline Humphrey passed away January 24, 2013, at the age of seventy-seven. She was born in West Virginia and raised in Dallas, Texas, from her junior high years, graduating from Sunset High School in l953. From the time she married her husband, Carroll Elton Rusty Humphrey, until her departure from this earth, she was noted for several things in her life. Although she was crippled and suffered pain from rheumatoid arthritis for the last thirty-two years, prayer was a major part of her life, whether it was private time or ministering to others. She should be remembered primarily for all of her Christian outreaches through her mentoring to so many young women across the United States and on the island of Okinawa. Being a mother was a first priority, but reaching out to so many young women was very important during her lifetime. And in her latter days, time spent with all the nurses who worked with her was more than just the medical care she received, but the prayers and mentoring she provided the nurses. Prayer was that special gift that God gave to her, and she used that gift very well over her entire life on this earth.

Things My MotherS Never Told Me

Author: yvonne craig inskip

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481796496

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 390

View: 5174

‘I’m six years old and having a life crisis.’ Are you my mummy?’ is the question I could never ask because I love both my mothers equally: Tyna, the tiny one and Bigga, who is bigger. I haven’t got a daddy either, and it seems rude to ask’. This is a sharp and entertaining true story, beginning in war-torn London, of how the author navigated her way through family passions and oddities, secrets and multiple identities. On the way she encounters a Christmas pudding sent annually care of the Bank of Scotland; sitting on a Tutor’s cat during a Cambridge University interview; running the family corner shop as a school girl; discovering a cache of beautiful postcards from all over Europe; and the seaside wedding of one of her mothers. ‘One of my mothers is has yet another stroke. I’m by her side when the consultant points to a scar on her belly and asks her what it is. Silently she raises her hand and gestures towards me. A Caesarean section all those years ago. I am her daughter. We never speak of it’. ‘After Bigga and Tyna died, I begin a paper trail to find news of my father. One morning I walk across Westminster Bridge to meet a half-sister. I have been an only child for 50 years. Over lunch I discover that I am the sixth of seven siblings born to four women - and I have a famous Swiss grandfather’. The book ends by tackling some questions I’m often asked, such as: Were your mothers lesbians? Does a child need a father? Is the past good for you? Do therapists help?’

Becoming a Mother, While Losing My Own

Author: Claudia Parker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469174588

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 2094

Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own is an amazing testimony of Gods grace. Claudia Parker takes us through her life with riveting accounts of pain, rejection and scandal. After she accepts Christ her capricious relationship with her mother is reconciled. Their bond is strengthened when she finds out shes expecting her first child. Unfortunately, she learns that her mother may not live long enough for them to meet. Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own is a story of resilience. Its a story of faith and the human spirit triumphing over adversity. You will witness how Gods mercy gave a woman a chance to create a family life vastly different than the one she grew up in. If you want to be inspired this is the book to read.