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Bad Mothers United

Bad Mothers United

Author: Kate Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849837945
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-02-28
The long-awaited sequel to the number one bestselling THE BAD MOTHER'S HANDBOOK. Before Yummy Mummies and Slummy Mummies, before the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, before we wondered How She Does It, there was THE BAD MOTHER'S HANDBOOK. Hundreds of thousands of readers lived a year in the life of Charlotte, Karen and Nan as they struggled with becoming mothers for the first time. And now they are back. Certainly older, probably not wiser, and definitely as hilariously catastrophic as before. For all those who have asked how to be a woman, here is HOW TO BE...A BAD MOTHER. A storyteller in the Joanna Trollope league, Long writes astutely and comically about the complexities of motherhood' Independent 'Warm, witty and wise' Red 'One of the authors that I rush out to buy straight away. I find her work challenging, witty, fresh and real' Adele Parks
Mothers United

Mothers United

Author: Andrea Dyrness
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816674663
Pages: 254
Year: 2011
An intimate and inspiring account of immigrant Latina mothers fighting for better schools for their children.
The Bad Mother's Handbook

The Bad Mother's Handbook

Author: Kate Long
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307416895
Pages: 384
Year: 2007-12-18
BAD MOTHER RULE #1: NEVER, EVER, DO WHAT I DID! For seventeen-year-old Charlotte Cooper, it’s too late. Despite her best efforts to finish school, tune out her angry, slightly hysterical mother, and cope with her loving but dotty grandmother, she is unexpectedly (now that’s an understatement) pregnant. And don’t even mention the jerk who knocked her up. Charlotte’s mother, Karen, is trying to convince herself that there are worse things than becoming a grandmother at thirty-three. For instance, there’s wanting to kill Charlotte for the mess she’s made of her life. Between struggling to pay the bills and halfheartedly filling out questionnaires on Internet dating sites, Karen uncovers a scandalous family secret involving her own birth, and then falls back into bed with her sexy ex-husband. So much for perfect timing. In the meantime, Karen’s mother, Nan, is having a wee bit of trouble with names (sometimes her own). But that doesn’t keep her from retaining a few things she’d rather forget. Of course, Nan knows that everything will work out fine for Charlotte and the baby–these things usually do. Now, if only she could put the pieces of her own fragmented memory together, she might have an interesting tale or two to share. In this wickedly funny, disarmingly moving novel, three generations of mothers learn that it’s the simplest mistakes that can change your life forever. With wit and wisdom, Kate Long proves that there are as many kinds of mothers as there are daughters, but the love that binds them all is what truly matters. From the Hardcover edition.
"Bad" Mothers

"Bad" Mothers

Author: Molly Ladd-Taylor, Lauri Umansky
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751202
Pages: 411
Year: 1998-01
During its heyday in the nineteenth century, the African slave trade was fueled by the close relationship of the United States and Brazil. The Deepest South tells the disturbing story of how U.S. nationals - before and after Emancipation -- continued to actively participate in this odious commerce by creating diplomatic, social, and political ties with Brazil, which today has the largest population of African origin outside of Africa itself. Proslavery Americans began to accelerate their presence in Brazil in the 1830s, creating alliances there—sometimes friendly, often contentious—with Portuguese, Spanish, British, and other foreign slave traders to buy, sell, and transport African slaves, particularly from the eastern shores of that beleaguered continent. Spokesmen of the Slave South drew up ambitious plans to seize the Amazon and develop this region by deporting the enslaved African-Americans there to toil. When the South seceded from the Union, it received significant support from Brazil, which correctly assumed that a Confederate defeat would be a mortal blow to slavery south of the border. After the Civil War, many Confederates, with slaves in tow, sought refuge as well as the survival of their peculiar institution in Brazil. Based on extensive research from archives on five continents, Gerald Horne breaks startling new ground in the history of slavery, uncovering its global dimensions and the degrees to which its defenders went to maintain it.
Mothers United

Mothers United

Author: Andrea Dyrness
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816674663
Pages: 254
Year: 2011
An intimate and inspiring account of immigrant Latina mothers fighting for better schools for their children.
Manufacturing 'Bad Mothers'

Manufacturing 'Bad Mothers'

Author: Karen Swift
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442631597
Pages:
Year: 1995-04-27
Child neglect has been characterized over the past century as a problem of deficient care of children by mothers. A complex and punitive child welfare system has emerged, based on a view that the children of these mothers require legally sanctioned rescue by those better suited to care for them. Karen Swift challenges both the accepted view of child neglect and the present official response to it. Beginning from a critical theoretical perspective, she argues that our usual perceptions of neglect hide and distort important social realities. This distorted perception only serves to reproduce the conditions of poverty, marginalization, and violence in which these families live. The current child welfare system, far from rescuing neglected children, helps instead to ensure the continuation of their problems, and the outcome is especially dramatic and damaging in Aboriginal communities. Swift explores the historical, organizational, and professional dimensions within which child neglect becomes a visible social reality. Also examined are relations of class, race, and gender embedded in our usual understanding of child neglect. The discussion shows how these relations are continually reproduced through ordinary, everyday work practices of social workers and others who deal with mothers accused of child neglect. The 'good parent' model, through which help and authority are apparently merged, continually indicates that the mothers are unworthy of help. Their own experience disappears as they are faced with procedures designed to examine their present suitability for the job of parenting. The same procedures produce children as actually being helped through the exertion of state authority over their parents – but most of the help provided children is theoretical, and some of it is quite damaging. Swift also looks at both current and alternative notions of helping families. Finally, she argues that each of us can help to transform oppressive social realities.
Mothers & Daughters

Mothers & Daughters

Author: Kate Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377564
Pages: 464
Year: 2010-02-18
A riveting novel from the number one bestselling author of The Bad Mother's Handbook Carol married young - to philandering Phil - and became a mother young - to highly-strung Jaz. Carol put up with Phil's infidelities: suffer in silence and keep the family together was her mantra. Not so Jaz. The moment she discovers her own husband Ian's errant ways - with a woman he barely knew - she throws him out of the house, changes the locks and bans him from seeing their toddler son Matty. In so many ways independent and strong, where her daughter is concerned Carol is a coward. When Jaz finds out that her mother has enlisted the support of Ian's father David to try to get her back together with Ian, Jaz is beyond furious and disappears with Matty. With a deft lightness of touch - and a dash of unexpected romance - Kate Long takes us into the heart of this mixed-up but utterly recognisable family who fight for what they believe in, even if it puts the closest members on opposing sides.
The Bad Mothers

The Bad Mothers

Author: Jana Zvibleman
Publisher: Luminare Press
ISBN: 1944733477
Pages: 24
Year: 2017-10-23
The Milk-and-Cookies Mothers. The Much-Too-Busy Mothers. The Wire-Monkey-Surrogate-Mothers, providing milk but no fur . . . Every kind of mother, no matter how well-meaning, whether gracious or worried or big-hippo-critical, is likely to be blamed at some point for not doing it right. In this, their own story, our world's so-called Bad Mothers escape the pointing fingers and come into themselves. Here is their long-overdue, hilarious celebration. "All of these bad mothers are me," some women say. "I'm certainly not a bad mother," some women say. "But, let me tell you about my mother!" The author's "get it?" musings enhance the important conversation about our stereotypes, expectations, and potential.
Bad Mother

Bad Mother

Author: Ayelet Waldman
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767932161
Pages: 224
Year: 2009-05-05
In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as a “bad mother”? Writing with remarkable candor, and dispensing much hilarious and helpful advice along the way—Is breast best? What should you do when your daughter dresses up as a “ho” for Halloween?—Ayelet Waldman says it's time for women to get over it and get on with it in this wry, unflinchingly honest, and always insightful memoir on modern motherhood.
Laws Relating to "Mothers' Pensions" in the United States, Denmark and New Zealand ...

Laws Relating to "Mothers' Pensions" in the United States, Denmark and New Zealand ...

Author: United States. Children's Bureau, Laura Amelia Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 102
Year: 1914

Mothers Who Can't Love

Mothers Who Can't Love

Author: Susan Forward, Donna Frazier Glynn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062204351
Pages: 304
Year: 2013-10-01
With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.
Something Only We Know

Something Only We Know

Author: Kate Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471128938
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-08-13
Sometimes a secret is too big to hide... Jen is a trainee journalist working on Chester's local paper, dreaming of something bigger. Her sister, Helen, is beautiful but damaged, and hides a secret that has affected the whole family, one they cannot escape but one she is trying to move on from. As Helen learns to become a whole person once again, her family struggles with the past, and how they will move forward together. And Jen realises that the one person she needs to help her through is the one person she cannot have - Helen's boyfriend, Ned… Praise for Kate Long: 'A storyteller in the Joanna Trollope league, Long writes astutely and comically about the complexities of motherhood' Independent 'Warm, witty and wise' Red 'One of the authors that I rush out to buy straight away. I find her work challenging, witty, fresh and real' Adele Parks
Before She Was Mine

Before She Was Mine

Author: Kate Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377556
Pages: 400
Year: 2012-03-01
Freya is torn between her two mothers. Liv, her adoptive mother who nurtured and raised her, is earthy, no-nonsense. The total opposite to Melody: with her vibrant, explosive personality and extensive, brightly coloured wardrobe, Freya's birth mother is still apt to find herself thrown out of Top Shop for bad behaviour. Hard as it has been for Freya to try to reconcile her two families, it has been harder for her mothers. Proud of her mature and sensible adoptive daughter, Liv fears Melody's restless influence. Meanwhile, forced to give up her baby when she was just a teenager herself, Melody now craves Freya's love and acceptance - but only really knows how to have fun. Then tragedy strikes, and the bonds of love that tie these three women together will be tested to the max. Can they finally let go of the past, and pull together in order to withstand the toughest challenge life could throw them?
Manufacturing 'Bad Mothers'

Manufacturing 'Bad Mothers'

Author: Karen Swift
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442631597
Pages:
Year: 1995-04-27
Child neglect has been characterized over the past century as a problem of deficient care of children by mothers. A complex and punitive child welfare system has emerged, based on a view that the children of these mothers require legally sanctioned rescue by those better suited to care for them. Karen Swift challenges both the accepted view of child neglect and the present official response to it. Beginning from a critical theoretical perspective, she argues that our usual perceptions of neglect hide and distort important social realities. This distorted perception only serves to reproduce the conditions of poverty, marginalization, and violence in which these families live. The current child welfare system, far from rescuing neglected children, helps instead to ensure the continuation of their problems, and the outcome is especially dramatic and damaging in Aboriginal communities. Swift explores the historical, organizational, and professional dimensions within which child neglect becomes a visible social reality. Also examined are relations of class, race, and gender embedded in our usual understanding of child neglect. The discussion shows how these relations are continually reproduced through ordinary, everyday work practices of social workers and others who deal with mothers accused of child neglect. The 'good parent' model, through which help and authority are apparently merged, continually indicates that the mothers are unworthy of help. Their own experience disappears as they are faced with procedures designed to examine their present suitability for the job of parenting. The same procedures produce children as actually being helped through the exertion of state authority over their parents – but most of the help provided children is theoretical, and some of it is quite damaging. Swift also looks at both current and alternative notions of helping families. Finally, she argues that each of us can help to transform oppressive social realities.
Mothers of Massive Resistance

Mothers of Massive Resistance

Author: Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019027171X
Pages: 360
Year: 2018-02
Introduction: Segregation's constant gardeners -- Massive support for segregation, 1920-1942 -- The color line in Virginia: the home grown production of white supremacy -- Citizenship education for a segregated nation -- Campaigning for a Jim Crow south -- Jim Crow storytelling -- Massive resistance to the black freedom struggle -- Partisan betrayals: a bad woman, weak white men, and the end of a party -- Jim Crow's international enemies and nationwide allies -- Threats within: black southerners, 1954-1956 -- White women, white youth, and the hope of the nation -- Conclusion: the new national face of segregation: Boston women against busing