Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within
Every woman longs to be a good mother. But what about those women who grew up “undermothered”—whose own mothers were well-meaning but unavailable, absent, distracted, or depressed? How are they to become the good mothers they aspire to be?
In this beautifully articulate book, Kathryn Black, whose own mother's early death inspired her award-winning In the Shadow of Polio, offers affirming news: One doesn't have to have had a good mother to become one. Probing for answers from experts in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, social work, biology, and other disciplines, Black reveals that there are other paths to discovering the good mother within. This moving and powerful book shows how “wounded daughters” can become “healing mothers” who give their own children a legacy of security, happiness, and love.
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Review: Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother WithinUser Review - Tricia McKean - Goodreads
Wasn't spectacular and felt slightly obsessive at times. But it was interesting to read the vignettes about other womens' experiences and gain insight through their stories. Favorite quotes I'd like ... Read full review
Review: Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother WithinUser Review - Felicia - Goodreads
I liked this book so much I purchased a copy to have on hand to always refer to. Highly recommended! Read full review