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Johnson, Kimberly Ann

Summary: A holistic, practical guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. Pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum offer women some of the most emotionally enriching and satisfying experiences of their life. But many women entering motherhood are shocked at their lack of preparation or awareness about what that actually means for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shambhala 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.6 JOH

Wang, Holman

Summary: "Being a mom is eleven jobs in one! This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A general who rallies the troops (or unruly kids), a curator of modern art (or finger paintings), an archaeologist looking for buried treasures (or socks)... when Mom gets home from her day job as a carpenter, she never knows which job will be waiting for her,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAN

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: Lenny, the class reporter, follows Elsie for a school project and learns about her life with her two moms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Summary: After years of looking for Mr. Right, Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini finally finds the man of her dreams, Kevin Fields, only to discover that his mother, Viola, is the woman of her most unpleasant nightmares. Viola is a recently fired news anchor who is afraid she will lose her son the way she has just lost her career, Viola becomes determined to scare off her son's new fiancée by becoming the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD M

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MON

Harrington, Claudia

Summary: "Learn about diversity in a gentle manner through the eyes of a second grader Lenny. Join him as he shadows his classmates for a special report on the Students of the Week. Through innocent, simple questions, Lenny discovers his new friends' families aren't all that different from his own."--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Looking Glass Library, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC HAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HAR

Richmond, Lori

Summary: With the schools closed and his babysitter sick, Bunny accompanies his mother to work--but he finds waiting in her office with nothing to do or eat a bore so he goes exploring (what could possibly go wrong?).

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RIC

Lodato, Victor

Summary: "Eight-year-old Edgar Fini remembers nothing of the accident people still whisper about. He only knows that his father is gone, his mother has a limp, and his grandmother believes in ghosts. When Edgar meets a man with his own tragic story, the boy begins a journey into a secret wilderness where nothing is clear: not even the line between the living and the dead. In order to save her son, Lucy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lodato 2017

Austin, Nefertiti

Summary: "When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided to adopt two black children through the foster system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for black women in the 'mommy wars.' Austin set off on her path with no place to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUSTIN, NEFERTITI AUS

Pixley, Marcella Fleischman

Summary: It's the summer of '83 on Trowbridge Road, and June Bug Jordan is hungry. Months after her father's death from complications from AIDS, her mother has stopped cooking and refuses to leave the house, instead locking herself away to scour at the germs she believes are everywhere. June Bug threatens this precarious existence by going out into the neighborhood, gradually befriending an imaginative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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Felicien, Perdita

Summary: "A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Perdita Felicien's story is woven into her mother's like an intricate braid. To understand Perdita's story, you must know Catherine's. Catherine is larger than life. At seventeen years old, she is determined and tenacious, and longing to experience a better life. But she is also pregnant with her second child,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday Canada 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 FEL

Summary: Sue works in a library; her son Daniel eats chips and listens to Metallica. When his father and stepmother cancel his summer plans to visit them in Florida at the last minute, Sue and Daniel suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in the unassuming battleground of their suburban home as they each reckon with private tragedies, and pursue their passions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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2 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Familius 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 306.8 DEL

Summary: Single mom Maggie is trying to maintain the balance of being devoted to son Jordan while having a career. Jordan needs help at school and meets Casey, a tutor. They quickly bond, and Casey becomes more like a father figure. What he wishes most, however, is for his mom to find happiness and love again at Christmas. With the help of faith and fate, Maggie discovers anything is possible.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark Channel 2018

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1 available in KBL Holiday Storage, Call number: DVD Ma

Summary: After following his dreams to go on tour, Trace returns to an uncertain future with Abby. Kevin plans a special outing with Sarah. Though happy with her own relationship with David, running his family's inn together does not meet Jess's expectations. Fresh off penning a national bestseller, Bree meets with potential producers for a new play. Meanwhile, Mick discovers one of his contractors has...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hallmark 2020

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ch 4

2 holds on 3 copies

Summary: A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. Karla will stop at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD KID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KID RATED R

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ki

Blake, Ashley Herring

Summary: For two years, twelve-year-old Hazel has coped with her Mum's accidental death by overprotecting her sister and Mama, but when Mama reconnects with her first love, roles begin to shift.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BLA

Chamberlain, Diane

Summary: "When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before--and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION CHA

Kittredge, Caitlin

Summary: Myra Bloodgood was a confusing mix of protective and abusive, a manipulative personality who never told the truth about Ivy's father was, or why they were living their lives on the run. After her death, Ivy is sent to Darkhaven, an island off the New England coast, to live with a rich uncle she didn't know existed. Forced to reckon with her mother's past, and long-held family secrets, she wakes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Steel, Danielle.

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Summary: Set in the Deep South, Danielle Steel's Southern Lights unfolds the story of a mother and daughter both commencing new and separate lives, one in corporate Manhattan, fighting to put a serial killer behind bars, and the other in sultry Charleston, reconnecting with the father she's barely known.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2009

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

Summary: Mollie (Kirstie Alley) is a single working mom who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James (John Travolta), a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late in this baby's-eye view comedy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LOO

Greathead, Kate

Summary: "A tender, witty debut novel about a single mother raising her daughter among the upper crust of New York City society in the late twentieth century from a nine-time Moth StorySLAM champion. Laura hails from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, born into old money, drifting aimlessly into her early thirties. One weekend in 1981 she meets Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Greathead 2018

Van Niekerk, Colleen

Summary: South Africa, 1994. Against a backdrop of apartheid and racial violence, Yolanda Petersen returns to the land of her youth at the behest of her mother. While there Yolanda longs to reconnect with her estranged daughter, Ingrid, the product of an illegal mixed-race affair with a white man. But Ingrid is missing, and as Yolanda quickly discovers, she isn't the only woman in Cape Town desperate to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

Summary: Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA STE

Bakst, Dina

Summary: Provides practical tips for navigating the workplace while pregnant or being a new parent, covering such topics as morning sickness, maternity leave, and discrimination.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BAK

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