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    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à that being a mother and not being a mother are each as terrible and wonderful as being alive is What these essays do show, however, is that in this age of supposed reproductive choice, so many women still don't have the luxury of choosing their mothering story or how it will play out And those who do exercise choice often still end up contending with judgement or backlash The essays also make clear that women are not as divided between the mothers and the childless as we might be led to believe Women's lives are so much complicated than that There is mutual ground between the woman who decided to have no children and the woman who decided to have none at all A woman with no children also endures a similar kind of scrutiny as the woman who's had many, both of them operating outside of societal norms A woman who has miscarried longs to be acknowledged for her own beyondvisible mothering experiences, for the baby she held inside her And while infertility is its own kind of journey, that journey is also just one of so many whose origins lie with the desire for a child."/>
  • Paperback
  • 314
  • The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood
  • Kerry Clare
  • 26 October 2017
  • 9780864924872

10 thoughts on “The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood

  1. Clare Clare says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThe essays in this book are wonderful. Some made me laugh, and some moved me to tears. It's not entirely fair to judge a book by what it's not, so I won't dwell on it, but I would have loved at least one essay about becoming a mother to a child with a disability. And I'd love to see another volume deal with mothering as action as opposed to motherhood as a state of being. I didn't really find myself in these essays, but what is here is lovely.


  2. Michael Bryson Michael Bryson says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIhttp://thenewcanlit.blogspot.ca/2014/...

    I'm enjoying reading this book. I enjoy the diversity of the stories, the variations of circumstance.

    I wonder why, though, in 2014 we can't have a book about parenting. The P Word. How many generations until these marketing categories get broken down?

    But it's not just that, I know. The entire parent council of the school across the street from my house is made up of women. Women are the do-ers, overwhelmi


  3. Ann Douglas Ann Douglas says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThe M Word offers an intelligent conversation about motherhood, providing a variety of perspectives on what it means to become a mother (or not). The book is honest and inclusive. Every woman will find her experience reflected somewhere in these stories.

    [ reviewed from galleys ]


  4. Julie Julie says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBII need to buy more copies of this wonderful anthology because I keep giving it away to friends who I think will find comfort in it. Penned by 25 very fine Canadian authors (thoughtfully curated by Kerry Clare) these are honest, brave, penetrating stories representing a wide spectrum of experience.


  5. Laura Frey (Reading in Bed) Laura Frey (Reading in Bed) says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThis is everything I wanted in an essay collection about motherhood. Not perfect, but I love the kind of random approach of listing the essays alphabetically rather than sorting into themes because parenting IS pretty random. Several of these essays made me cry with recognition of something really honest that gets lost in these conversations... the ambivalence... we're all good mothers and we're all bad mothers. I'm the same person I was before becoming a mother, and I'm a totally different person. I can't imagine my life without my kids, and I can imagine what it's like to be child free. It's not one extreme or the other. Anyone who says it is is


  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThe most subversive collection of essays on motherhood I have read. Overall, the collection of experiences gathered by editor Kerry Clare covers an impressive range of experiences and reactions to motherhood--including infertility, loss, nannying, teenagers, indecisiveness and disi


  7. Erin Erin says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThoughtful and diverse collection of essays that all women can relate to.
    Each essay is unique and represents a different take on being a mother - or not being a mother as the case may be.
    While there are other books that share stories of motherhood, most of them seem to be geared towards first-time moms and have a predominately light and almost superficial treatment of motherhood. The essays in this book are more thoughtful, sometimes dark, intensely personal and very touching.


  8. Alexis Alexis says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIExcellent collection of essays about motherhood, infertility, ambivalence and not having children etc. For some reason, I found myself really affected by the essays about becoming a stepmother, which is weird because I have no connection to it in my life. (I think I was thinking about a friend who became a stepmother last year)

    This is a really beautiful and thoughtful book. I read it in one sitting.


  9. H H says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThis was hit and miss. Probably about 3 or 4 were really good, and a handful were a real slog.


  10. Elle Elle says:

    The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word Conversations epub, The M Word Conversations about MotherhoodM Word Conversations mobile, The M Word Conversations about Motherhood MOBIThis is a wonderful anthology, with so much to unpack here. It truly covers the range of what it means to be a mother, from those who choose to have children freely, to those who make the choice not to be a mother at all, and everything in between


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About the Author: Kerry Clare

The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood eBook à word: mobile, conversations free, about pdf, motherhood kindle, The M book, Word: Conversations epub, The M Word: Conversations about MotherhoodM Word: Conversations mobile, The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood MOBIKERRY CLARE'S first novel, Mitzi Bytes, Word: Conversations Kindle Ö was called entertaining, engaging and timely by the Toronto Star, who also noted that it heralds the arrival of a fantastic, fun new novelist on the Canadian scene She is editor of The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood, a National Magazine Award nominated essayist, and editor of Canadian books website thShelf She writes about books and readi.