Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter

A Memoir

Author: Melissa Francis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1602861757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5850

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?

Diary of a Mother

Parenting Stories and Other Stuff

Author: Christine Louise Hohlbaum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595280404

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 4784

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 Sugar Mom

Don't Tell the Kids!

Author: Robin Marshall

Publisher: Marshall Arts Communications

ISBN: 9780991338115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 3229

"The Diary of a Sugar Mom: Don't Tell the Kids!" by Robin Marshall, chronicles one middle-aged woman's inner strength, as she journeys through the world of sex, wealth, infidelity and emotional compartmentalization in order to pay the bills, feed her family and provide for her kids' futures. This is a story of a strong woman who raised her children, held a full time job, and kept her "secret" from everyone! When faced with an underemployed husband and her own temporary job loss, this "Girl Next Door" discovered the world of "SUGAR DADDY." The character DORA was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and respected professional woman... who had a SECRET. Once you start reading, it will be hard to put down!

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: 2459

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.

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: 7995

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.

The Diary of a Pissed Off Mom

Author: Victoria Novicke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147714451X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 214

View: 5651

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.

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: 5685

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.

Diary of a Mad Mother-To-Be

Author: Laura Wolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752858975

Category: Pregnant women

Page: 352

View: 9183

'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...

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


Category: China

Page: 320

View: 6914

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: 6196

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.

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: 2744

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 Stressed Out Mother


Author: Nicola Kelsall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995668508

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 1263

Diary of a Stressed Out Mother is a satirical comedy series about family life. Bedlam is the first of four books about Dora Loveday, a long-suffering, harassed mother of four kids, two unruly dogs, a psychotic cat, and wife to an impulsive and uncompromising husband.

Diary of a Mediocre Mom

Why I Hate Water Parks and Other Mid-life Musings

Author: Patricia D'Ascoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979371622

Category: Families

Page: 124

View: 5609

After finding it was impossible to be "Super Mom" and realizing she was really nothing more than ordinary when it came to motherhood, Patricia D'Ascoli chose instead to find humor in her daily struggles as a mother of three boisterous boys. Her reflections range from frustrations over potty training her stubborn first born to lamenting the start of another summer vacation to celebrating the return of September and a new school year. Although she will never be voted "Mother of the Year," she hopes that her future daughters in law will give her just a little credit for creating the wonderful men they married. Diary of a Mediocre Mom: Why I hate Water Parks and Other Mid-Life Musings will make you laugh, make parents feel better about their own parenting and maybe give kids a little insight as to what their parents are going through.


Author: Bettina von Arnim

Publisher: N.A



Page: 243

View: 8302

Diary of a Land Surveyor

Author: WG Vanderhorst, PLS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149905811X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 5091

I remain a man of Eureka, California, Humboldt Hill. Whether we see life as same, or not, we may learn. The most important part of life is we are not “equal”. We must start from there. “Equality” begins with putting something “in”. I shall do the math.

The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year 2011

Author: Bola Essien-Nelson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197227

Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 6568

The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year 2011 is collection of random blogs written by Bola Essien-Nelson giving the reader an insight into her daily life. It captures, in her own unique conversational manner, the soars and dips, the losses and the victories, the whoops of joy and the frustrated cries of defeat, and pain of an ordinary woman desperately chasing after her extraordinary God. Bola hopes that, as you read this book, the words you encounter will make you smile a little, laugh out loud a lot, and maybe even tear up on occasion as you realise that you are not alone and that many of lifes experiences are universal. She hopes that you will read and come to a deeper understanding of the incredibly intense love God has for you and that this realisation will birth a new hunger in your belly to chase after God and to do so desperately.