Motherhood without Guilt: Being the Best Mother You Can Be and Feeling Great About It

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Oct 1, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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Moms feel guilty about everything...

They think they're not doing enough for themselves, for their children and
for their spouses. They question their decisions about working vs. staying
at home. They agonize over keeping up with housework, struggle in their
relationship with their husband, wrestle with negative feelings about their
children from time to time and worry that they don't measure up to their own
or others' expectations.

In short, feeling guilty is pervasive among mothers; it just seems to come
with the territory. Motherhood without Guilt uses a question-and-answer
format to address all the issues that cause a mother to feel bad about her
mothering, and shows how to:
--Reconcile working vs. staying at home
--Be emotionally available to your kids in just the right way
--Take good care of yourself, too
--Create partnership in parenting with your husband
--Nurture friendships and get support from others


Related title:
The New Mom's Companion
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Contents

What Mothers Do
1
How Mothers Feel
51
Motherhood and Marriage
95
Motherhood and Family
137
Motherhood and Friendship
169
Mothers Who Work
195
Mothers Who Stay at Home
233
Endnote
271
About the Author
277
Index
279
Back Cover
283
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About the author (2004)

Debra Gilbert Rosenberg is a licensed clinical social worker and the mother
of three children. Since earning her master's degree from the University of
Chicago, she has been a psychotherapist working with individuals and
families. In addition, she develops and presents workshops and lectures on
parenting issues and teaches sociology courses on the college level. For the
past 13 years she has been running a discussion/support group for new
mothers. She is the author of The New Mom's Companion (Sourcebooks, 2003).
Rosenberg lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

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