Item description for The Mother's Book of Well-Being: Caring for Yourself So You Can Care for Your Baby by Lisa Groen Braner...
Overview Through a series of short essays, one for each week of the first year of motherhood, the author provides practical tips and affirmations for new mothers dealing with sleep deprivation, lack of privacy, feelings of frustration, and other issues.
Publishers Description Motherhood can be exciting, thrilling, frightening, exhausting, and rewarding sometimes all at the same time. A Mothers Book of Well-Being starts and ends with the premise that the better the new mother takes care of herself, the better caregiver and mother she can be. Through 52 short essays, one for each week of the first year of motherhood, the author provides practical tips (surviving sleep deprivation, finding time alone) as well as spiritual sustenance to assist new mothers in overcoming common feelings of isolation, frustration, and uncertainty.
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Studio: Conari Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.3" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Jan 9, 2003
Publisher Conari Press
ISBN 1573248223 ISBN13 9781573248228
Availability 0 units.
More About Lisa Groen Braner
Lisa Groen Braner currently resides in Bonaire, in the state of Georgia.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Mother's Book of Well-Being: Caring for Yourself So You Can Care for Your Baby?
Wonderful book for a new mom especially Jun 21, 2008
This book was recommended to me by a friend. i have cried, laughed, been inspired....its a great book. You really cant read it before baby though. its best to read it in the throws of new motherhood! i would suggest this for any mom. great shower gift! better than most 'mommy' books.
Bran for the Soul Jul 27, 2004
Lisa Braner provides for her readers a nourishing, cleansing and nurturing book of wisdom, broken down into manageable, bite-size pieces. Her 52 bits of sage advice take the new mother through the phases of motherhood from newborn to toddler. Even the cover evokes images of comfort: three little ducks in a sudsy bath; a baby's foot in a mother's hand; and cozy slippers resting delicately in a basket.
Braner's honest examination of motherhood left me, a two-time mother, feeling understood and, quite frankly, loved! Her thoughtful essays interweave the right amount of personal stories to give the reader the feeling that Braner has been there, too. I will never look at my "skinny jeans" in the same way; nor will I engage in negative self-talk, which so many mothers do. Her book made me want to kick back, take a guilt-free bath, and enjoy my kids as their childhoods enfold before me. Thank you, Ms. Braner, for your contribution to mothers' wellness!
Very inspirational! Perfect for new mothers! Nov 19, 2003
The joy of new motherhood is often overshadowed by the need for rest, relaxation and the search for a little private time. Ah, I remember those days as though they were yesterday.
In "The Mother's Book of Well-Being," by Lisa Groen Braner, new mothers will find 52 weeks of inspirational passages, self-giving ideas and suggestions for enriching their role as a mother. Children will benefit not only from the love you give to them, but also from the love you give to yourself.
MyParenTime.com highly recommends this book - mothers will find a wealth of support and helpful suggestions on how to enrich their lives, thus enriching the lives of their children. The short passages allow just enough time for quick reads throughout the day. It's small size is perfect for carrying in your purse or a diaper bag :). New mothers, who often forget to care for themselves, will learn how to stay on the path to well-being.
Dad liked it too Mar 4, 2003
I bought it for my wife who found it enjoyable and wished she had it 20 months ago (out daughters age). I am also finding it terrific reading and as a stay-at-home Dad can relate to many of the experiences and am in need of many of the remedies.
Treat yourself (or guys, treat your wives and come off looking like the caring husband you are) and read this book.
The Mother's Guide to Well-Being Jan 14, 2003
Lisa Braner has written a wonderful book that touches a deep part within all of us, whether we are a new mother or a grandparent. The wisdom contained in this small book, found on almost every page, is so universal that no one can read it and not be richer for having done so.
Her words flow effortlessly, teaching all of us that the best parts of life come in those small moments we can't plan for no matter how organized we think we are. Learning to treasure the unexpected joys that our children bring reflects a larger truth that runs its course throughout our lives.
Instead of mourning the days that are gone or anticipating the days that are yet to be, Lisa Braner gently reminds us that we have to steady our focus in the here and now because that's the only time we really have. Whether those treasured moments rest in the love light of a child's eyes or in the quiet of a garden after a soaking rain, the larger truth of her message is that we must ensure our lives maintain Balance because, as she so eloquently writes, "our most treasured memories usually hang on the edge of mere moments."