Frowned upon by conservative fellow PTA members for her past as a single parent, Jen reluctantly agrees to become class mom during her youngest child’s kindergarten year, a role that is challenged by parent drama, hypersensitive allergies, and a former flame.
A moving memoir of Clarke’s surprise discovery of her birthmother—Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole—and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards.
An actress humorously describes her life growing up around her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother and the strong bonds they forged, explaining how, as a family, they struggled with outsider status.
The creator of the hugely popular Mommy Shorts blog, sharing her remarkably average parenting skills, pays homage to the every-parent and suggests that they are the people having the best child-rearing experience of all.
The actor and stand-up comedian presents a loving tribute to his late mother that shares the wisdom he gleaned from her throughout his life, his ongoing struggles with food and dysfunctional home dynamics, and how he learned to laugh at the absurdities that shaped their family.
The respected journalist describes the transformative experience of becoming a grandparent, sharing personal anecdotes while drawing on interviews with scientists, doctors, and celebrity friends to explore the evolutionary and anthropological influences of grandparenting.
Fed up with the endless mommy fads, trends, studies, findings, and facts about how to raise children? Tiger Mom or Cool Mom? Organic or vegan? “TV is the devil” or “TV is a godsend”? Filled with sage advice, laugh-out-loud stories, sure to appeal to any and every renegade mom who’s forged her own path to childrearing.
Bruce is a grumpy bear who likes no one and nothing but cooked eggs, but when some eggs he was planning to boil hatch and the goslings believe he is their mother, he must try to make the best of the situation.
“Say It!” by Charlotte Zolotow ; illustrated by Charlotte Voake
It’s a golden, windy autumn day, and a mother a daughter set out walking among the swirling leaves. As they wend their way, they share little adventures — spying a kitten, seeing the trees zigzag with streaks of color, catching some floating milkweed, watching the setting sun color the clouds. Throughout their walk, the girl keeps urging her mother to “say it” with more and more persistence. What could “it” be? From a sterling picture-book team comes a quiet story that shows the many ways love is expressed in the small moments shared between parent and child.
In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent’s love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place.