For expectant and new mothers, Celebrating Motherhood is a beautiful companion for every stage of motherhood from anticipation to embrace. This moving compilation of contemporary essays, literary excerpts, ancient wisdom, ritual, and image presents motherhood as a life-transforming adventure to be savored and treasured.
As co-author Andrea Gosline writes, "I was moved to compile a book celebrating motherhood because I knew I was not alone in my quest for heightened spiritual awareness as a woman, more peace and knowingness as a parent."
With readings by Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Thich Nhat Hanh, Marlene Dietrich, Princess Grace of Monaco, Vladimir Nabokov, Adrienne Rich, Amy Tan, Carl Jung, Mother Teresa, E. B. White, Ursula LeGuin, Mary Wollstonecraft, the Dalai Lama, Simone De Beauvoir, and many others.
Celebrating Motherhood gathers folklore, birth stories, naming customs, and spiritual guidance for first- or fifth-time mothers. An exquisitely illustrated celebration of life, filled with comfort and joy, this book is an original insight into the sacred journey of motherhood. The perfect gift!
Andrea Alban Gosline is the author of nine books including Mother's Nature, which she conceived of while pregnant with her second child. She is a dynamic speaker, and coaches writers in the craft of fiction and lives in San Francisco with her family. Visit her at www.albanbossi.com or www.andreaalban.com.
Lisa Burnett Bossi is an author as well as an illustrator. Her enchanting illustrations and designs are inspired by dreams, the details of nature, and wishes for a more colorful and compassionate world. She shares her cozy home studio with two black cats, a dog with funny ears, and most often her two beautiful, creative daughters, Lila and Clara.
Ame Mahler Beanland is a writer, award-winning art director, and co-author of Mother's Nature. She lives in Pleasanton, California, with her husband and daughter.
With over half a million copies of her books in print, Judy Ford, M.S.W. is the best-selling author of Conari's "Wonderful Ways" books, which include Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen, Wonderful Ways to Love a Child, Wonderful Ways to Be a Family, Wonderful Ways to Love a Grandchild, andWonderful Ways to Be a Stepparent. Co-author with her daughter Amanda of Between Mother & Daughter, she lives in Washington state