Our kids always had far too many books—I am not at all ashamed to admit it. That’s why it seems so strange that I only brought ten of the children’s books with us when we moved out.
In this month’s Essential Reading on desiting motherhood, our staff recommend a how-to guide, a philosphical look at mothering, and a classic novel of a conflicted mother.
September 26, 2017
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Book clubs are a great way to discover authors and novels that you may never otherwise have come across. In this months Essential Reading, our staff recount some of their favorite book club reads and experiences.
I have no doubt that the book is the thing that cured me, that pushed me out of depression. It wasn’t sleeping again or the antidepressants; it was a collection of short stories.
A part of me was pleased to have my manifesto endorsed by a psychiatrist.
I’m using the opportunity of this Father’s Day to thank all the dads who take the time to nurture a love of books and reading in their children, whether it’s by taking them to the library or bookshop, reading to them, or setting a great example.
We are celebrating the many facets of motherhood with this month’s list of books that are near and dear to us as mothers, daughters, and friends of mothers.
I know that when my baby is sleeping for ten minutes or two hours and I can steal a few moments away, I can sit down and do what I’ve been taught to do.
We publish essays with an intellectual, as well as personal, focus and that explore the topics of writing as a mother, reading as a mother, and working as a professional. Have you written such a piece? Read more about submitting your work here.
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