- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Mother's Milk Books (Sept. 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0957385803
- ISBN-13: 978-0957385801
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Musings on Mothering: About Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding: an Anthology of Art, Poetry, and Prose Paperback – Sep 2012
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A full colour paperback printed on thick, glossy paper which is packed full of lovely poetry, thought-provoking prose and stunning artwork. A beautiful gift for any mother, or mother-to-be. All royalties go to the charity La Leche League GB. REVIEWS: "Musings on Mothering is a beautiful, inspiring collection of shared thoughts. Wherever you are on your path, there is something within these pages that will speak to you." Melissa Corkhill, editor The Green Parent. "For anyone at home with a new baby - I can recommend @MothersMilkBks's Musings on Mothering." Professor Alice Roberts, anatomist, television presenter, author and mother. "This is an amazing book. It is possible to become entirely lost in it... On first reading I was overwhelmed by the power of what is within." Saffia Farr, editor of JUNO
Top Customer Reviews
The irony is that I read this anthology of prose, poetry and pictures in the middle of the night - not because of child-related disturbances... unless you count the soppy dog who kept sneaking in and may have triggered the sleeplessness which was ultimately all my own (to believe some, only stupid martyred parents don't get a solid 8 hours every night). But it did enhance my appreciation of the pieces which relate to night-time parenting - the private joys as well as the better known (and all too real) fatigue.
I was surprised and delighted to see contributions from men about their children, the mothers of their children, their own experiences and their own mothers. I felt the inclusion of contributed visual images - drawings, cartoons, child art, batik, sculpture, quilting, photographs - and the way they were matched with text really enhanced the collection.Read more ›
What is so lovely is that pictures from one mother will match up with a poem from another mother who may even live the other side of the world. Whoever we are motherhood unites us, and this book reflects that beautifully.
Musings is a book for returning to time and again, remembering our need to conceive, remembering our children as babies and remembering our own childhood. Musings is a gift for new mothers, mothers of few or many, and mothers of grown up children.
I haven't let it out of my sight for the last few weeks
It goes everywhere with me. Car, bath, kitchen, meetings.
It lifts me up on frantic crazy mummy days, makes me belly laugh and realigns my values.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the most rewarding moments that mothers have is feeling relaxed enough to listen to each other and muse about what they have heard, although not necessarily acting on it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ritsy
A beautiful book that celebrates parenthood in all it's guises. Refreshing to read as an 'old hat' mother because of the way it sees the parenthood journey through so many... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tara GP
This is a wonderfully put together collection of poems, stories and pictures, which are inspiring and comforting. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by Matilda
I bought this book but returned it a week later because it wasn't what I thought it was.
It was pretty spiritual and some of the poems were a bit gory in their writing. Read more