- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Ulysses Press; 3/27/12 edition (May 8, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612430619
- ISBN-13: 978-1612430614
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For My Children: A Mother's Journal of Memories, Wishes and Wisdom Hardcover – May 8, 2012
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Overall tho, the book is nice, pages are beautifully done but just not for me. I regifted it to a mommy with older kids.
My mother is my hero and this book is a way to show her that I am interested in knowing all that she knows and how important it is to have those memories "set in stone."
Beautiful cover, beautiful illustrations, excellent questions. I can't wait until she starts to fill in the blanks.
I'd recommend this for new mothers (although some of the questions won't apply until later) as they combat the sleepless nights and learning curve of parenting. For instance, the book asks "If you could ask your parents anything, what would you ask?" In a simple question, the mother is forced to investigate their relationship as a daughter while shaping their thoughts of building an honest relationship with their own child. This in itself, seems to be a worthy pursuit.
The book's primary design, though, is for mothers with grown children (I bought it for my mother). These writing prompts will cause mothers to remember forgotten events and dig up dormant emotions from the days of parenting. This is more than a simple reconnection with the nostalgic past, but an avenue to appreciate these relationships in the present. Many of the questions are fun, some cause deep thought and reflection, and others are downright heart-wrenching.
This book helps you move beyond the facile and temporary, offering a place for honest reflection in a journal format with insightful writing prompts. I highly recommend this book for all mothers.