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Summary: More than 60 mothers from a variety of situations and backgrounds, present inspiring ideas, poignant stories, and practical applications to help mothers find great success and personal growth in the beautiful and challenging work of raising the next generation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Familius 2013

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Reid, Jordan

Summary: In Carrying On, lifestyle blogger Jordan Reid weaves real-world fashion, beauty, home decor, and entertaining advice into a deeply personal, candid account of what pregnancy (and new parenthood) is really like. Fearlessly taking on topics that every mom-to-be wrestles with, including judgment from peers (and total strangers), relationship upheavals, intimacy issues, and the greatest worry of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618 REI

Laditan, Bunmi

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Summary: There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the 'Motherhood Better' bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION LAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Laditan 2017

Cho, Catherine

Summary: "The riveting story of a mother who is separated from her newborn son and husband when committed to an involuntary psychiatric ward in New Jersey after a harrowing bout of postpartum psychosis"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHO, CATHERINE CHO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B Catherine Cho CHO

Nicogossian, Claire

Summary: "A few years ago, Dr. Claire Nicogossian began noticing a trend in her therapy room: Mothers are struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through motherhood. In the confines of a safe, judgment-free space, they share about the heavy guilt they carry from losing control and yelling at their children; the crippling fear that they are failing their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Page Street Publishing Co. 2020

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Howard, Linda

Summary: "Sarah Harper had loved Rome Matthews silently for years. She'd seen him marry her best friend, then lose his wife and sons in a tragic accident. Years later, when he turned to her for comfort and made her his wife, Sarah felt her world was at last complete. Only one thing could have made her happier: to have Rome's baby. But that was denied to her, because Rome dared not risk losing another...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOW

Summary: Photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media Films 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Mothers 2016

Albert, Elisa

Summary: In snowy upstate New York, Ari, a struggling mother of a one-year-old, and Mina, a nine-months-pregnant woman who is new to town, become comrades-in-arms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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Denton, Lauren K.

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Summary: When Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family's future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm and their hearts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION DEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Denton 2018

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Martin, Jamie C

Summary: Introverted mothers face unique challenges. Jamie C. Martin lifts the false burdens and negative stereotypes off your shoulders, letting you know you're not alone. Martin shares vulnerable stories from her own life as well as thoughts from other kindred-spirit moms. Her practical suggestions and creative inspiration, combined with quotes and insights from four well-known introverted writers,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2019

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Masony, Meredith

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Summary: "Meredith Masony founded That's Inappropriate in 2014 as an innocent and humorous way to chronicle her chaotic days as a working mom, child wrangler, and busy wife. It soon evolved into a massive, dynamic community of parents-now nearly three million strong-brought together by their shared belief that parenthood and marriage don't have to be perfect. Now, in 18 to Life, Meredith shares her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 MAS

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: P306.874 Masony

Quintana, Pilar

Summary: "In Colombia's brutal jungle, childless Damaris develops an intense and ultimately doomed relationship with an orphaned puppy. Colombia's Pacific coast, where everyday life entails warding off the brutal forces of nature. In this constant struggle, nothing is taken for granted. Damaris lives with her fisherman husband in a shack on a bluff overlooking the sea. Childless and at that age 'when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Editions 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

Roberts, Keiler

Summary: "Keiler Roberts mines the passing moments of family life to deliver an affecting and funny account of what it means to simultaneously exist as a mother, daughter, wife, and artist. Drawn in an unassuming yet charming staccato that mimics the awkward rhythm of life, no one's foibles are left unspared, most often the author's own....Roberts can get lost in the rewarding melodrama of playing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 ROB

Stivers, Carole

Summary: "In this mind-bending debut novel, Carole Stivers explores what it means to be a mother in a world that is more chilling and precarious than ever. It is 2049. When a U.S. attempt at stealth biowarfare goes awry, a team of scientists is engaged to ensure human survival on earth. Their best efforts fail, and they must turn to their last resort: a plan to place genetically engineered children...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STI

Thompson, Becky (Rebecca F.)

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Summary: Presents a twenty-one day Christian journal for mothers with thoughts that focus their attention on their marriage and the way to integrate their romantic feelings for their husband with the love and feelings of responsibilities they have for their children.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WaterBrook 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248 THO

Thomson, Lorrie

Summary: When the young woman she considers like a daughter returns to Hidden Harbor with a secret heartbreak, Katherine Lamontagne does not know how to reach out to her, until a stranger in town spurs the two women toward healing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Alam, Rumaan

Summary: "That Kind of Mother dives deep into big questions about parenthood, adoption, and race: Is mothering something learned, or that you're born to? How far can good intentions stretch? And most of all, can love can really overcome the boundaries of race and class? With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam's second novel is both heartfelt and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALA

Bannister, Ilona

Summary: "A rich, bighearted debut that takes us from working-class Staten Island in the wake of the September 11th attacks to upper crust London a decade later, revealing a story of loss, motherhood, and love found in the most impossible of places, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Ann Napolitano"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAN

Bechrakis Serhant, Emilia

Summary: "In this picture book, illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling artist of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, families of different shapes, colors, and sizes must cross deserts, navigate rough seasons, and climb mountains--all to find their miracle babies. Emilia's story reminds us that, despite the challenges and complications often thrown our way, hope will always prevail. To the Moon...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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Carnes, Natalie

Summary: "This is a woman's answer to Augustine's Confessions. The narrator gives birth to her daughter and finds she has given birth to a new self. But this conversion to the new life of motherhood demands other conversions, further births, newer selves. As she struggles with the thorny issues of modern parenthood-raising a white child in a world of racism, a daughter in a world of patriarchy, and a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.8 Carnes 2020

Howard, Rachel

Summary: What is the cost of motherhood? When The Risk of Us opens, we meet a forty-something woman who deeply wants to become a mother. The path that opens up to her and her husband takes them through the foster care system, with the goal of adoption. And when seven-year-old Maresa--with inch-deep dimples and a voice that can beam to the moon--comes into their lives, their hearts fill with love. But...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HOW

Johnson, Nancy

Summary: It's 2008, and the rise of Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. In Chicago, Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man. He's eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She has never gotten over the baby she gave birth to, and abandoned, when she was a teenager. She had promised her family she'd never look back, but Ruth knows that to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Johnson, Nancy

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Summary: It's 2008, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated Black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man who is eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She knows that to move forward she must make peace with the past. Returning home to her Indiana factory hometown, she finds it plagued by racism, unemployment,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC JOH

Zumas, Leni

Summary: In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ZUM

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