This touching, thought-provoking book includes pieces on motherhood in its many manifestations written by more than sixty remarkable men and women from ordinary life, whose reflections and sentiments will resonate with readers far and wide. Among the contributors are young, middle-aged and elderly mothers (and stepmothers), as well as sons and daughters of all ages and from many different backgrounds. By turns funny and profound, this book is always engaging.
- Includes stories that are reverential and loving, as well as stories that are sad and clouded by yearning, loss, and regret
- Offers a compelling portrait of the diverse range of beliefs and experiences related to what is the most powerful and complex of human relationships
- Describes universal experiences that everyone can relate to, no matter your age, gender, or parenting status
Written as a keepsake book that can be thoughtful gift for someone special in your life, This I Believe: On Motherhood feels like flipping through a family photo album, each page offering another richly detailed snapshot of daily life from the delivery room to the deathbed.
Keywords: Social & Cultural History, motherhood, stories about being a mother, stories about being a mom, what it’, s like to be a mother, mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, mothers and children, reflections on motherhood, expectant mothers, successful mothers