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Primal Mothering in a Modern World Paperback – April 20, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Sunfood Nutrition; 2 edition (April 20, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965353346
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965353342
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "mrsmonchichi" on August 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
I can't say that I agree with everything in the book (what a boring world if we all agreed!) but I love that she puts her children first, follows her mothering instincts, and that she busts the myth that you have to have lots of money and lots of products in order to have healthy, happy children. In my case, she's preaching to the choir, but I found it inspiring. That said, I really was bugged by all the plugs. Every time I saw bold print, I thought "Here we go." I realize she's both trying to make a living and a difference, but to me it messed up the flow of the book - stick a catalog at the end, and leave out the commercials. Still, a very good message - keep your babies close, eat well, and follow your bliss.
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34 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15, 2001
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I'm an AP'er, homebirther, extended breastfeeder, etc and i thought I'd love this book but i did not! Although I agree with Hygeia's belief that mothers must be with their children, I don't think its the job of the govt to see that this can happen. Its up to us as enterprising parents to make it happen. Taking hand outs is not the example that I want my child to see. She recommends in her chapter on going to a raw food diet fasting your babies!! She suggests that we not feed our babies in order to cleanse their systems!! I was shocked! Its one thing to choose a radical lifestyle for yourself but to impose this on your child, when it may not be the healthiest choice is wrong in my opinion.
This book really turned me off. I found her to be way to proud of what she is doing and rather judgemental in tone towards those who choose differently.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sita C Payne on August 17, 2010
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Frankly, I was quite UN-impressed. I expected this book to speak to me, as a natural-living, homebirthing, extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, attached-mom. I was really hoping to like this book. But I found it hard to even make my way through it. It's one thing to promote primal mothering, to encourage moms to listen to their instincts and know when to blow-off well meaning friends and family that tell you to cry-it-out or encourage you to disconnect from your child. BUT, it's wholly a different story to me when a person encourages families to sacrifice everything else in order to be a "primal mother". In what universe does one make the choice to NOT WORK and NOT PAY RENT because it infringes upon your decision to be a "primal mother". How is that taking BETTER care of your family, and not worse?? How is it OK to live in your car so that you can be a "primal mother"? Join the real world lady...you are being selfish to make your kids homeless just so you can "stay connected" and not work.

I could go on and on about the issues I had, but I had to just put the book down because this woman was so off-base that I couldn't stand to keep reading. She offers no scientific backup for any of the claims she makes either. I am all for instinctual parenting, and I would love it if attachment parenting became the mainstream, but that certainly won't happen when books like this continue to convince the rest of the world that AP is the radical, selfish choice that this book makes it out to be. Check out other books in the API bookstore instead!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vedina M on September 7, 2005
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a factual "how to" on mothering then this may not be the book for you, although it filled to the brim with pearls of wisdom and good advice that I believe is indispensable to parents today. It is partly Hygeia's story of motherhood, and although it is quite personal, there are many universal elements as well.

I decided to give the book 4 stars instead of 5 just because I can see how the authors stance of writing may not appeal to less open minded/conservative readers. She writes unaplogetically and honestly.

The negative reviews here are very misleading as I don't think those readers were being very judgemental and close minded. Not knowing the author personally I cannot speak for her but I think that her past history of drug abuse and sexual promiscuity is no reason why her ideas should be discredited. Se writes about these topics briefly and honestly and highlights that only after coming to terms with her demons was she able to make the decision to have a children as she feels that we owe it to our children to love, honour and understand ourselves.

There is also controversy surrounding her fruitarian lifestyle. I am not a fruitarian and my initial reaction to this was sceptical but after doing my own research I found that their is ample evidence that a fruitarian diet is actually very beneficial for mind and body. However most people seem to be content to just rely on their initial reactions and make unfounded judgements.

I woul highly recommend the book to mothers, mothers to be, and fathers too. I found it to be a fantastic read that makes you think. Just remember to you are in no way obliges to take on Hygeia's lifestyle choices as your own, but I think it is important to read with understanding and an open mind.
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