Great with Child

Letters to a Young Mother

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393061826

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

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A collection of letters written by the mother of a toddler to a pregnant friend explores such topics as the childbirth experience, the identity shift that occurs when a woman enters motherhood, and the ambivalent emotions experienced by mothers when their babies start experiencing independence.
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Use Your Words

A Writing Guide for Mothers

Author: Kate Hopper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740222

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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USE YOUR WORDS introduces the art of creative nonfiction to women who want to give written expression to their lives as mothers. Written by award-winning teacher and writer, Kate Hopper, this book will help women find the heart of their writing, learn to use motherhood as a lens through which to write the world, and turn their motherhood stories into art. Each chapter of USE YOUR WORDS focuses on an element of craft and contains a lecture, a published essay, and writing exercises that will serve as jumping-off points for the readers’ own writing. Chapter topics include: the importance of using concrete details, an overview of creative nonfiction as a genre, character development, voice, humor, tense and writing the “hard stuff,” reflection and back-story, structure, revision, and publishing. The content of each lecture is aligned with the essay/poem in that chapter to help readers more easily grasp the elements of craft being discussed. Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. USE YOUR WORDS takes the approach that creative writing can be taught, and this underscores each chapter. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. When they learn to ground their writing in concrete, sensory details and begin to understand how to create believable characters and realistic dialogue, their own writing improves. USE YOUR WORDS reflects Kate’s style as a teacher, guiding the reader in a straightforward, nurturing, and passionate voice. As one student noted in a class evaluation: “Kate is a born writer and teacher, and her enthusiasm for essays about motherhood and for teaching the nuts and bolts of writing so that ordinary mothers have the tools to write their stories is a gift to the world. She is raising the value of motherhood in our society as she helps mothers build their confidence and strengthen their game as writers.”
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Tender Hooks

Poems

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393058628

Category: Poetry

Page: 119

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Beth Ann Fennelly is fearless in delineating the joys, absorptions, and—yes—jealousies of new motherhood. Having studied motherhood "as if for an exam," reality proved "wilder and deeper and funnier" than anything she'd anticipated.Tender Hooks is Fennelly's spirited exploration of parenting, with all its contradictions and complexities.
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Love Letters to My Baby

A Guided Journal for Expectant and New Mothers

Author: Vickey Banks

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 9781576735800

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 92

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Love Letters to My Baby is a one-of-a-kind guided journal to help you, or a new mother of your acquaintance, pen your thoughts, feelings, and hopes about your yet unborn child.
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Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960477

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908, and Kappus collated and published the ten letters after Rilke's death. The letters contain insights which are as profound today as when they were written, touching on sexuality, love, creativity and other aspects of the human condition. The book is perenially and hugely influential in the US, where it enjoys the accolade of being Lady Gaga's favourite book.
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Moral letters to Lucilius

Author: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 5000643488

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

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The Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (English: Moral Epistles to Lucilius) is a collection of 124 letters which were written by Seneca the Younger at the end of his life. They are addressed to Lucilius, the then procurator of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. In these letters, Seneca gives Lucilius tips on how to become a more devoted Stoic. Lucilius was, at that time, the Governor of Sicily, although he is known only through Seneca's writings. Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, these letters illustrate the upright ideals admired by the Stoics and extol the good way of life as seen from their standpoint They also reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca's ideas - his disgust at the shows in the arena or his criticism of the harsh treatment of slaves. Philosophical in tone and written in the 'pointed' style of the Latin Silver Age these 'essays in disguise' were clearly aimed by Seneca at posterity.
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NCV, Mom's Bible, eBook

God's Wisdom for Mothers

Author: Bobbie Wolgemuth

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418562262

Category: Bibles

Page: 1504

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Mom’s Bible: God’s Wisdom for Mothers gives women an awareness of just how precious and vital they are in God’s plan for the family. Available in the New Century Version and drawing on solid Bible teaching, it encourages women at every stage of life to strengthen their relationship with God. A perfect gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or whenever it’s time to say “thank you” to a special mom. Includes these special sections: Book Introductions: historical, emotional, and spiritual context for each Bible book Walking In...: ways that are pleasing to God Our God Is...: discovering who God is and what He does, based on His words and actions Godly Character: exhibiting godly qualities in daily living Passing It On: creating a legacy of faith to inspire the next generation Moms in the Bible: lessons from some of the Bible's most famous mothers Insights: short, practical thoughts on Bible passages from a mom's perspective Wonderful Counselor: issues facing moms from the perspective of a Christian therapist Questions Kids Ask: answering the tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christian life First Touch Verses: verses to mull over throughout the day Topical Index
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C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684823721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Contains the text of letters that the famed author wrote to children, as he shared his feelings about school, writing, and animals, among other topics, and demonstrated his deep understanding of young people. Reprint.
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