More Than a Mom: Living a Full And Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs (Mom's Choice Awards Recipient)
Heather Fawcett, Amy Baskin
(2007 Independent Publisher Award, Bronze Medalist in Women's Issues category; 2006 Mom's Choice Awards, Finalist: Adult Books/Non-Fiction; 2006 Best Books Book Award, Parenting/Family Finalist) MORE THAN A MOM explores how women can lead rich, fulfilling personal lives while parenting a child with special needs. The authors' skillful blend of research, personal experiences, and feedback from over 500 mothers across North America results in a book that is jam-packed with practical strategies, advice, and reassurance for mothers trying to create more manageable and fulfilling lives. MORE THAN A MOM addresses the universal concerns and questions of all mothers, coupled with the added intensity of raising children with disabilities. This how-to guide looks at the challenges mothers face at home, at work, and within themselves, with special attention paid to: Staying healthy both physically and emotionally; Keeping friendships; Staying organized; Maintaining your marriage; Nurturing interests and goals; Seeking flexible work options; Changing careers or starting a business; Rejoining the workforce; Finding specialized childcare; Advocating for your child. The mothers who were interviewed for the book have diverse backgrounds and family dynamics. Given their differences and the fact that their children have such varied disabilities, it s striking that these mothers face such similar issues. MORE THAN A MOM provides mothers with many voices and solutions that will resonate with their own circumstances. Husbands, extended family, friends, support organizations, and service providers will also want to read this insightful and fact-filled book.
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