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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: WovenWord Press; 1 edition (March 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976667800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976667803
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,175,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finally! A book that gives women a hundred ideas for honoring the women in your community who are becoming mothers. Mother Blessings gives women a friendly-overdue roadmap for creating ceremonies and beautiful symbols of love and support that provide a safe and sacred environment for women to share the joys and fears as they make the journey to motherhood. Sheri Menelli, Author of Journey into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth --Sheri Menelli, Author

Anna Stewart has given us a wonderful, inspiring, and soul-touching collection of ways to honor and nurture mothers and mothers-to-be. It's so practical and so thorough, that it's a great resource for women on the way to motherhood, and for those who love them. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., co-author of Mother Nurture: A Mother s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships --Rick Hanson, Ph. D

Advance Praise for Book!! This book is the golden ticket to deliver us from the pastel, game playing baby shower that belittles and makes cute the sublime transformation of a woman into a mother. Herein lies the real thing full acknowledgement of the splendor and challenges that mothering brings to a woman s life. Beyond that, this book masterfully guides the new mother and her support community in creating an intentional ceremony that celebrates, honors and nurtures the new mother, all in an artful manner befitting the majesty of her new role. Beth Osnes Author of Twice Alive: A Spiritual Guide to Mothering Through Pregnancy and the Child s First Year and co-founder of Mothers Acting Up --Beth Osnes

About the Author

Anna Stewart, author, educator, mentor Mother to three unique teens Published over 400 articles, reviews and essays on pregnancy, parenting and disabilities National conference speaker and trainer Expert writer for Empowering Parents Website Family advocate in Boulder, CO Other books (4): School Support for ADHD on Kindle The Spirit of Pregnancy: An Interactive Anthology for Your Journey to Motherhood by Bonni Goldberg (Apr 1, 2000) Journey into Motherhood: Inspirational Stories of Natural Birth by Sheri L. Menelli (Oct 2004) A Different Kind of Perfect: Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs by Cindy Dowling, Bernadette Thomas and Neil Nicoll (Sep 12, 2006)

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Anna Stewart, author, mentor, mom
Mother of three
National conference speaker
Pregnancy coach instructor for the Academy of Parent Coaches International (www.acpi.biz)
Columnist for InspiredParenting, JustforMom, NaturalFamilyOnline and others
Advisory board member for Exceptional Families
Parent Mentor Liaison for Boulder Valley School District

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Caron B. Goode, NCC on April 13, 2006
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Wow! I found out that I am going to be a grandmother. I asked my daughter if her friends were planning baby showers for her as she had for them. She replied, "Mom, I don't know if I want all that. I want something different."

I found the answer. Mother Blessings: Honoring Women Becoming Mothers by my friend, Anna Stewart, provides ceremonies and rituals that connect you and celebrate you. Mother Blessings addresses the transition that new dads and moms face and suggests ways to move into parenthood gracefully.

I first met Anna years ago at my first Mother Blessing for a mutual friend. We shared our birth stories: hers was joyful and ecstatic; mine, frightening and full of fear of loss as we thought my daughter might be stillborn. Anna brought wisdom to me, and she can bring wisdom to you and other generations through the stories in her new book.

I hope you'll support passing this wisdom along...unto seven generations. It is easy to read, full of activities that involve all family members, and offers rituals for welcoming all new children into families.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Stewart on April 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
I hated the idea of friends throwing me a typical baby shower - ribbon hats, silly games. It didn't feel right and I was so nervous to be a first time Mother. This book offers many, many great ways to celebrate not just the new baby but Mom too! To have the support of your friends and family is so critical at this time in your life. Mother Blessings leaves no guess work, and can be mixed and matched to fit each individual. You owe it to every woman you know to share this treasured book!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy McBride on April 28, 2006
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This is a book that every woman needs to read to learn how to honor any of the mothers in their lives, whether new or seasoned. I wish this book was around when I was preparing to start my family over 25 years ago, when looking into the unknown territory, I had the same doubts about parenting that the women in this book expressed.

While I did not have the guidance this book provides of honoring my daughter preparing for the birth of my grandson three years ago, I now know that it is never to late to welcome and honor her in her decision to have my grandchild. I plan to use it as a reference in planning a celebration for her, as a way to welcome her into our "mother's club".

This book touches a part of your heart that makes you glad to be a woman and a mother. It is an excellent compilation of ceremonies, many from other cultures that can enrich our lives.

I want to thank Anna, for writing such a powerful, meaningful and inspiring book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Pabst on April 11, 2008
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While there is a lot of good information, there aren't a lot of specific details about any one topic. The book could've used some photos, especially of the belly art she describes or the pubic hair cake. The author seems to skip around, unsure whether her audience is the mother-to-be or someone throwing a blessingway. I enjoyed the recipe for belly paint, which I've been unable to find anywhere else, but for the money I'd recommend Mother Rising for anyone serious about throwing a blessingway.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa on April 8, 2006
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This book is long overdue.... motherhood and the blessing it IS has not been properly celebrated until now... where Anna has brought forth wonderful, communal rituals that do celebrate this event. With friends and family, now, there is a truly creative and involved step by step story-manual to help those of us that don't know how to create that celebration we yearn for. I highly recommend this book as gift to daughters, friends, to self.
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