Never a Mother to Me

Author: Tracy Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471102742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.
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Welfare and a Dream

Author: Linda Faye Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465315365

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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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?
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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

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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.
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My Mother Was Never A Kid

Author: Francine Pascal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104611

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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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....
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Never a Dull Moment

1950S Village Schooling in Uganda

Author: Katherine Namuddu

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479734837

Category: Education

Page: 246

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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
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Clutching Poochie

Author: Jane Bozman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469140616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

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This is a record of how I dealt with sexual abuse before I was old enough to have words to talk about it. I have always known Poochie's name, but I did not understand who she was. It turns out she was the defining presence in my life. From the moment I jumped out of my skin on to the wall when I was three, I was eager to talk about it with someone. Those around me focused on the legal definition of rape. I did not know about rape, but I wondered why I jumped out of my skin.
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A Mother's Guide to Manhood

Author: Gwen Spratt,Dalen Spratt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456713795

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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The best teachers in life are those who have not only studied, but truly experienced the message that they are trying to relay. Whether it is religion, sports, or simple life lessons, your words and actions must be genuine. A wise man once said, "You can't teach what you don't know, but if you do know, why not spread the knowledge." The words on these pages were written to inspire hope. They are not only meant for the multitude of people that don't believe a woman can raise a son into a successful man without the immediate help of a father, but as well as for the individuals who are proving that theory wrong every day. There is hope. Through faith, strength, dedication, and prayer a former school teacher turned pastor was able to successfully raise her son into a respectable, focused, and driven man. This story and its lessons highlight the ups and downs, the smiles and frowns, and the tears of joy and sorrow that are all a part of the tremendous journey that a mother and son embark on together through life's everlasting trials and tribulations.
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If Your Mother Never Told You

Author: Crystal Ferguson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453510311

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 66

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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.
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Songs My Mother Never Taught Me

Author: Selcuk Altun

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 1846591104

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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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 ...
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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

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“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.”
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