What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing doc ë Paperback Read ´ Naomi Stadlen

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What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing doc ë Paperback Read ´ Naomi Stadlen º [PDF / Epub] ✩ What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing ☉ Naomi Stadlen – Gwairsoft.co.uk In this look at mothering Naomi Stadlen draws on many years' woEs to reveal what they and you are doing when it may look to everyone else like nothi This book does a beautiful job of allowing us to examine what it is mothers especially stay at home mothers do all day and than that to name and honor those things It can be very easy to feel like you're not getting anything done when in fact you are working hard all day at arguably the most important job there is Stadlen shows how the typical ways we measure success and efficiency and accomplishment cannot be applied to the work of the stay at home parent and offers other ways to understand what SAHMs do She has a lovely folkloric personal narrative approach that is appropriate to her thesis The book for the most part would apply to fathers too especially those who stay home with their babies as my husband did for a year My only criticism so far is that the book can get a little touchy feely I'm ok you're ok but I suppose it's better to err on the side of gentleness when your audience is sleep deprived and hormone wired

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Her mothers of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds She explores mothers' experienc My wife is pregnant so we've been looking around for things to read and other ways to learn about parenting This book was suggested by a friend of mine who is also a father though he strongly warned me that I might find it very sexistI understand what he means now but it is also much worse While there are some wonderful uotes from new mothers on those shortly this book is mostly a minefield for any new mother's confidence Stadlen slyly but constantly pushes the agenda that the only good mother is one who stays at home with her kids all while constantly claiming that she only describes mothers' experiences and does not prescribe how to be a good mother I don't know if my wife will stay at home like this she hasn't decided yet but we certainly want honest analysis to help us make a good decision not political manipulationFor example in the chapter on what is motherly love Stadlen argues that a good mother would never have bad feelings towards their child and she names and shames many others who write about feeling that way Other chapters are similarly slanted while overtly claiming not to be especially in the second half of the bookThe good moments I mentioned? This book does have a lot of uotes from mothers interspersed amongst the text and the chapter headings categorise them nicely They make the point that mothering is unexpectedly hard often in invisible ways I think that's a good point and I'm glad they come through despite the author's commentary To summarise What Mother's Do is a dangerous book read it for the uotes if you must but open your eyes before you start

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What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like NothingIn this look at mothering Naomi Stadlen draws on many years' work with hundreds of ot this is the best parenting book i have ever read it is uniue in that the author doesn't tell you what you should do instead the book is all about the things mothers do that freuently do not even have an adeuate vocabulary to describe them it is you are probably already doing this to some degree and i am just writing it downthis book not only hit upon many thoughts i had been having it hit on upon thoughts i hadn't even begun to think it was like she looked inside me and wrote a book about everything i have felt and thought since my son was born i have even been keeping a list of some of the passages that speak to me it has chapter titles like nothing prepares you and So tired i could die the basic premise of the book is that mothers do all these things that we don't even really have words to express she makes a point in the first chapter that we have a litany of words to describe the things mothers do wrong but very few for what moms do right the example she gives is we have the words negligent and over protective but no word for protecting her child in the right amount she goes on to have chapters about being instantly interruptible and motherly love and the power of comfort and the feeling that you didn't do anything all day but you did the book wraps up with chapters on a new mom's relationship with her husband and another about her relationship with her own mother the woman who wrote it is english so the vocabulary is a little different but you get used to it nappiesdiapers mummom cotcrib chemistpharmacist etcnot only do i highly recommend this book for all moms this is the kind of book i think young men and women should be reading in highschool and college it was so good as soon as i finished it i a cried and b wanted to re read it again right then