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Monday, September 15, 2008

Book on MOTHERHOOD

My cousin, Karin, is compiling a book of stories from Mothers. If you have any stories that you'd like to share, I know she would be grateful. Thanks!

Would you or anyone you know like to contribute to a volume of stories on motherhood? I am continually collecting stories for a book on which I am working. The book has seven sections as follows:

1. Awaiting (which would include any anticipation of getting pregnant or adopting, of longing to get pregnant, finding out you were pregnant, and any remembrances, hopes, helps, or strength you felt or now feel while awaiting the event of birth; stories of pregnancy)

2. New Life (any stories of birth or receiving your child)

3. Building (life lessons for you or your child as you have built a family together; also moments where you have helped to build self-esteem or confidence)

4. Growing (stories of growth or development—physically, spiritually, emotionally)

5. Learning (moments where you and your child really communicated or felt—at a deeper level—something that they and/or you needed to learn)

6. Letting Go (stories of times when you let them go to grow on their own—first day of kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, leaving home, etc.)

7. Mothering Moments (times when you have been a nurturer to nieces, nephews, piano students, anyone else that is important to you in your life that you mother).

I thought of you as one who would be happy to contribute to this collection of stories. Will you please take a moment to record at least one experience to share on why you do what you do? Will you please pass along my information to anyone who comes to your mind? The email account I am using for the book is motherhood123456@gmail.com. I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me while I continue to work on this project. Thank you!
Sincerely, Karin.

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