Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter

A Memoir

Author: Melissa Francis

Publisher: Weinstein Books

ISBN: 1602861757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9190

The Glass Castle meets The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother in this dazzlingly honest and provocative family memoir by former child actress and current Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis. When Melissa Francis was eight years old, she won the role of lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, the little girl who was adopted with her brother (played by young Jason Bateman) by the Ingalls family on the world's most famous primetime soap opera, Little House on the Prairie. Despite her age, she was already a veteran actress, living a charmed life, moving from one Hollywood set to the next. But behind the scenes, her success was fueled by the pride, pressure, and sometimes grinding cruelty of her stage mother, as fame and a mother's ambition pushed her older sister deeper into the shadows. Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter is a fascinating account of life as a child star in the 1980's, and also a startling tale of a family under the care of a highly neurotic, dangerously competitive "tiger mother." But perhaps most importantly, now that Melissa has two sons of her own, it's a meditation on motherhood, and the value of pushing your children: how hard should you push a child to succeed, and at what point does your help turn into harm?

Read Between the Lines

From the Diary of a Teenage Mom

Author: Jenelle Evans,Tonia Brown

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682614042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 4036

From her appearances on 16 and Pregnant and then Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans’s life was put on display for all to see, and all to judge. Everyone thinks they know her, but what the audience can’t see runs deeper than what is left on the editing room floor. What of Jenelle’s complicated life before her newfound fame? An overbearing mother. Erratic siblings. A father who didn’t seem to care. Though there was no camera to capture those difficult moments, there were, thankfully, a few well-kept diaries. Join Jenelle as she tells her story through the eyes of her troubled youth, taken from her memories that were scrawled across the pages of her own diaries.

Diary of a Worthless Mother

Author: Clare A. Kolewski

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1681399490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 452

View: 3562

In Blair’s senior year in high school, she approached her father about college. His career advice to her was, “Just learn how to type, so that you can keep a job long enough to catch a husband.” And that is exactly what she did. At the ripe age of nineteen, she married her narcissist and unwittingly shackled herself to twenty years of verbal and emotional abuse. Diary of a Worthless Mother: Who Can’t Even Take Care of Herself is the story of an emotionally-scarred young girl who searched for someone different from her father, and married him, instead. Supported by over two hundred citations from experts in the field, the novel provides both a human interest story and a succinct illustration of why and how a narcissist abuses—and the debilitating scars he inflicts upon his narcissistic supply.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman

The Diary of a New Mother

Author: Judith Newman

Publisher: Miramax Books

ISBN: 9781401359638

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 1935

A brutally honest and hilarious memoir from an over-forty first-time mom. Veteran journalist and Ladies Home Journal columnist, Judith Newman spent seven years and $70,000 on infertility treatments, and finally, at age forty, she became pregnant with twins. You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only her account of having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage -- and to the spirit, when even the most sought-after baby comes. Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman who has awakened at 3 AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

A Mother's Diary

How to Survive the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Author: Menetra Hathorn

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412040027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 9790

A Mother's Diary: How to Survive the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a firsthand account of one woman's journey. It represents the struggle of thousands of women every year whose babies begin life in the N.I.C.U. Menetra Hathorn writes the entire book from her perspective - a mother's point of view. She begins by introducing you, the reader, to her world and giving some background information about how her journey began. Next, you walk with her the rest of the way - through a slow and tedious hospitalization. Then, she names and discusses 10 strategies that will help you survive the N.I.C.U. (and beyond). Finally, she shares some valuable insight with relatives and friends while recommending a variety of ways that they can help. A Mother's Diary: How to Survive the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was written because Mrs. Hathorn was unable to find anything like it during her third child's 119-day hospitalization. She wanted to know that she wasn't alone, and she needed some common sense strategies she could implement to help save herself from drowning in a sea of grief, depression, and anxiety.

Diary of a Mother

Parenting Stories and Other Stuff

Author: Christine Louise Hohlbaum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595280404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 9357

Cartoon Cathy meets Erma Bombeck in this hilarious collection of short stories that will keep you laughing and crying from cover to cover. Christine Hohlbaum reels you into the world of child mayhem as she recounts tales of life with small children. From potty-training to the magic of Santa Claus, this book tells all about the ups and downs of parenting. A splendid addition to your leisure reading list!

The Diary of a Pissed Off Mom

Author: Victoria Novicke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147714451X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

View: 6068

The Diary of a Pissed Off Mom is just that. Follow me through my journey of motherhood. My story is of a young woman becoming a mother, growing with children and a husband. I share with you the joys, sorrows, trials and tribulations of all that goes with parenting. I am sharing with you the reality of the And They All Lived Happily Ever After .. The truth is, that fairy tale idealism is a load of bullcaca. I didn t realize how difficult marriage and children were. Over the years I have developed my diary not just for them to know who their mother was, but what it was like raising them. Once the teenage years arrived all preconceived thoughts and ideas of parenting strategies went right out the window. I have elaborated on events to add perspective and enlightenment to you, the reader. My wish is to help other parents realize that if you stay true to your beliefs and keep love in your heart, anything can be overcome.

My Mother's Journal

A Young Lady's Diary of Five Years Spent in Manila, Macao, and the Cape of Good Hope from 1829-1834

Author: Mrs. Harriet (Low) Hillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 320

View: 7492


Diary of a Mad Mother-To-Be

Author: Laura Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752858975

Category: Pregnant women

Page: 352

View: 9834

'Either we're having a baby or getting a cat. And since our lease says no pets, I guess it's a baby!' Happily married to Stephen for two years, Amy wants a baby. And it's supposed to be so easy: throw away the contraception, get an obstetrician - right? Wrong. With the help of BABY HOW, BABY NOW magazine [Fifty pages on how to conceive! How do teenage mothers do it?] and an inaudible gynaecologist she dubs the Crotch Whisperer, Amy finds there's much more to getting pregnant than meets the eye. And once you've managed it, things don't necessarily improve. There's the all-day morning sickness. The ban on sushi. Prenatal yoga. Amy can only hope it will all be worth it in the end. She's determined to have her baby without derailing her career, losing her sex appeal or disrupting those fragile relationships with family and friends. Ha! If only life were that simple...

How to Survive the Terrible Twos

Diary of a Mother Under Siege

Author: Caroline Dunford

Publisher: Vacation Work Publications

ISBN: 9780954821937

Category: Infants

Page: 184

View: 2041

"Living with a two-year-old isn't necessarily easy. In fact, your child's second year is as steep a learning curve for you as it is for them...This real life account reassures you that you're not alone, and gives you plenty of suggestions and guidance to make this year feel more like peaceful negotiation than a seige."--BACK COVER.

The Secret Diary of a New Mum (aged 43 1/4)

Author: Cari Rosen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409033821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3843

Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges. But how do you cope when, to top it all, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group? The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4) follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent. One in five babies is born to a mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled. The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth - this is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to menopause and new motherhood at the same time.

DORK Diaries, Band 09

Nikkis (nicht ganz so) geheimes Tagebuch

Author: Rachel Renée Russell

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3505137502

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 837

Ach du Schreck, Nikkis Tagebuch ist spurlos verschwunden. Wo hat sie es nur verloren? Schon bald kommt der Verdacht auf, dass sich jemand das gute Stück gemopst hat. Und zwar keine Geringere als Nikkis BFFI (Beste-Feindin-für-immer) MacKenzie! Und dann erdreistet sich diese Oberzicke MacKenzie auch noch, sich selbst in Nikkis persönlichem, absolut privatem, supergeheimem Buch zu verewigen! Nikki ist empört und zückt die Feder, um ihrer Erzfeindin gehörig die Meinung zu geigen. Nikkis Tagebuch wird zum Schlachtfeld eines turbulenten Zickenkriegs. Der neue DORK-Diaries-Band, abwechselnd aus Nikkis und MacKenzies Perspektive erzählt!

Diary of an Eating Disorder

A Mother and Daughter Share Their Healing Journey

Author: Chelsea Smith,Beverly Browning Runyon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 087833971X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

View: 6741

Chelsea Smith's journal entries help to chronicle her struggle to overcome anorexia and bulimia and give insights into what factors lead to her eating disorder, while her mother's entries tell how her family was struggling to come to terms with Chelsea's illness.

The Birth Of A Mother

How The Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever

Author: Daniel N. Stern,Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern,N Stern

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786724625

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 925

As you prepare to become a mother, you face an experience unlike any other in your life. Having a baby will redirect your preferences and pleasures and, most likely, will realign some of your values.As you undergo this unique psychological transformation, you will be guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. In a most startling way, having a child will influence all of your closest relationships and redefine your role in your family’s history. The charting of this remarkable, new realm is the subject of this compelling book.Renowned psychiatrist Daniel N. Stern has joined forces with pediatrician and child psychiatrist Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern and journalist Alison Freeland to paint a wonderfully evocative picture of the psychology of motherhood. At the heart of The Birth of a Mother is an arresting premise: Just as a baby develops physically in utero and after birth, so a mother is born psychologically in the many months that precede and follow the birth of her baby.The recognition of this inner transformation emerges from hundreds of interviews with new mothers and decades of clinical experience. Filled with revealing case studies and personal comments from women who have shared this experience, this book will serve as an invaluable sourcebook for new mothers, validating the often confusing emotions that accompany the development of this new identity. In addition to providing insight into the unique state of motherhood, the authors touch on related topics such as going back to work, fatherhood, adoption, and premature birth.During pregnancy, mothers-to-be talk about morning sickness and their changing bodies, and new mothers talk about their exhaustion, the benefits of nursing or bottle-feeding, and the dilemma of whether or when they should return to work. And yet, they can be strangely mute about the dramatic and often overwhelming changes going on in their inner lives. Finally, with The Birth of a Mother, these powerful feelings are eloquently put into words.

Gregs Tagebuch - Von Idioten umzingelt!

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732508684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8097

Bei dieser Ausgabe handelt es sich um ein PDF. Bitte informieren Sie sich vor dem Kauf darüber, ob Ihr Gerät diese Datei öffnen und korrekt darstellen kann. Greg hat von seiner Mutter ein Tagebuch geschenkt bekommen. Und das, obwohl Tagebücher doch eigentlich nur was für Mädchen sind! Oder etwa doch nicht? Greg jedenfalls beginnt einfach mal darin zu schreiben und zu zeichnen: über seine lästigen Brüder, seine Eltern, seinen trotteligen Freund Rupert, den täglichen Überlebenskampf in der Schule, ein echt gruseliges Geisterhaus und über den verbotenen Stinkekäse ...

The Motherhood Diaries

Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476711453

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6675

As a mother, you love your kids. You’d do anything for them, but chances are, at some point in their childhood, you’ve probably wondered, “What in the world was I thinking?” Even if you’ll never admit it, if you’ve ever wished for Calgon to take you away, then The Motherhood Diaries is for you! As the working mother of three children, ReShonda Tate Billingsley knows motherhood isn’t a perfect science. She openly shares stories with her thousands of followers on social media about her children: thirteen-year-old Mya, the diva whose Instagram post—and subsequent punishment— went viral; to ten-year-old Morgan, who has a serious case of middle-child syndrome and a knack for giving her teachers a few of her mother’s favorite things; and finally, Myles, a witty and precocious five-year-old who, as his grandmother says, “has been here before.” It was while chronicling her journey that she discovered she wasn’t the only mother who longed for the days when she could use the restroom in peace, who sometimes sat in the driveway because she didn’t want to go in the house, and who sometimes wondered, Is this what I signed up for? Hence, The Motherhood Diaries was born. Through humorous and enlightening dialogue and narrative, ReShonda chronicles her own journey, as well as reveals candid imperfections of a mother trying to balance it all. With humorous and heartwarming stories from other mothers also trying to “get it right,”The Motherhood Diaries shares candid and honest conversations about the good, the bad and the downright disastrous path of mothering in the New Millennium.

Jung, My Mother and I

The Analytic Diaries of Catharine Rush Cabot

Author: Catharine Rush Cabot

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856306013

Category: Psychology

Page: 623

View: 9249

Catharine (Katy) Cabot, a young American woman in Europe, was for many years a patient of C.G. Jung and she was also a part of his Zurich circle from the 1930's through the 1950's. She kept a diary, recording the details of her psychoanalytic sessions with Jung along with her inner and outer experiences. 'Onkel' (Uncle), as Jung was known to her, became an integral part of her life in those years and he, his family and their friends all figure prominently in her life story as it unfolds in these pages. The journals include descriptions of therapy sessions, interpretations of dreams, sketches, letters, fragments of dialogue and Katy's reflections on how her life was developing. There are stories from the famous Psychological Club of Zurich, the Eranos Conferences in Ascona and other historic occasions in the circle around Jung. This fascinating account provides a rare portrait of Jung's Zurich in those creative years and of the life of a unique individual as she - with the help of her psychoanalyst - coped with life's vicissitudes. We see how doctor and patient worked with the stuff of her life, some of it specific to her, much of it universal and timeless.