After all , there are so many stories from which to choose when you happen to be
a member of our family . I was honored with a mother - daughter story . It follows
here , exactly as Rachel wrote it One afternoon in November , my mother and I ...
Author: Becky Freeman
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
With irrepressible humor and goodwill, Freeman shares the joys, and occasional shock, of the relationship changes between mothers and daughters. To keep it fair, Becky's mom, Ruthie, chimes in to set the record straight and keep her daughter honest.
My girlfriend, twenty-seven-year-old Carla, remembers similar experiences. "My
mother was the queen of 'because-I-said-so's.' I used to think she was like a god
or something since the snow was white because she said so. Night turned to day
Author: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Warm, witty, and wise -- a unique collection of anecdotes and actual conversations helps African-American daughters understand, accept, and, if necessary, forgive their mothers. Tell a woman she is "turning into her mother" and chances are she will deny it. Some will defy it. Ultimately, though, recognition will finally set in...like it or not , daughters often emulate their mothers. In an era when more mothers and daughters are exploring their relationships, Help! I've Turned Into My Mother offers an eclectic collection of true stories that provides a unique opportunity for discussion. Readers will see themselves, or others, in these tales from real-life women of all ages, races, and walks of life. Gathered by the author from messages she received on her website, the narratives include delightful reflections on the joys of growing up female, to hilarious accounts of the agony and ecstasy of being a young woman, to heartfelt tributes to parents and mentors who helped smooth the path to adulthood. Written with humor and warmth, they offer advice, encouragement, and inspiration for anyone juggling the diverse demands of life today.
Last week Caro disclosed that her mother died three years ago and she still
misses her dreadfully. Alliances and friendships often begin ... I fear I'm turning
into my mother, or even my mother-in-law – help!' Jane: 'Oh, Helen, you shouldn't
Author: Lynn Bertram
This book will assist doctors pharmacists midwives and other health professionals in dealing with the issue of medicine use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It gives practical guidance on the principles of safe and effective prescribing summarises the known effects of widely used drugs and provides up-to-date information in one accessible source. With an impressive list of contributors Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation offers clear guidelines and comprehensive advice on a diverse range of topics from drug abuse to hypertension and epilepsy. It is fully referenced and complements other sources of information such as that in the British National Formulary.
Terry, my mother's sister, offered, and was accepted as my friend's foster mother.
So I finished school ... when I looked over at the girls, the older sister was
removing her coat before turning to the younger girl to remove hers. When I took
a dish ...
Author: Michelle Daly
Marie was a severely handicapped five-year old and Michelle was an ordinary teenager when they first met. Michelle Daly soon became the youngest single woman in Britain to obtain legal guardianship of someone else's child. Now, over forty years later, Michelle tells their story-a challenge to all who read it and a celebration of great achievement-in an unsentimental, honest and thought-provoking voice.
Practical Help to Get the Most Out of Your Relationship Linda Mintle. Not onlywas
Renee feeling responsible for her mom (a feeling she had carried since
childhood) but she was unable to ... His presence in our lives impacted our
worldview, and while I had my moments of turning away from Him, I never
completely left. Why ...
Author: Linda Mintle
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
For any woman who would complete this title with "she drives me crazy!" this book is a goldmine of guidance from nationally recognized author, speaker, and family life expert Dr. Linda Mintle. Many grown daughters struggle to find balance and perspective with their mothers, and they don't realize that this emotionally charged relationship greatly impacts the health of all others in their lives. With expertise, great examples, and biblical insight, Dr. Mintle reveals how women can reinvent their connection with their mothers by practicing the spiritual acts of prayer, empathy, and forgiveness making new connections to break old patterns letting go of guilt and shame and finding peace applying anger management techniques discovering ways to honor their mothers and themselves This resource offers practical and spiritually powerful ways for women to find wholeness as they seek healing and renewal in their relationships with their mothers.
I will help you down out of the car and find someone to help." He jumped from the
car, and at that moment, two Russian soldiers came up beside him. "Please," Kurt
begged, turning to them, "Please help my mother. She is going to have her ...
Author: Gigi Wells
The Taste Of Paradise is the story of a young man who moves with his parents to a small town in South Georgia in the summer of 1956, where his father becomes the Superintendent of Schools. At a young age Canaan Cross witnessed the tragic death of a friend. He supressed the pain and sorrow he felt, and buried it somewhere deep within. But the summer of his arrival in a new setting is filled with sorrow, tragedy, death, and murder, including the most shattering event, the death of his grandfather. In the process he takes a job picking cotton on a local farm, becomes friends with migrant workers from Mexico, a strong African-American woman, and a boy who lives next door to him. But can his association with them enable him to make peace with life during that fateful summer?
“See right now if I really wanted to—but I don't like depending on nobody—I could
be living in Rialto with my daddy [her ... pervasive poverty, contact with family
members sometimes turned into a burden, with her mother expecting her to help
Author: Matthew D. Marr
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In Better Must Come, Matthew D. Marr reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Marr, who has conducted fieldwork in U.S. and Japanese cities for over two decades, followed the experiences of thirty-four people as they made use of transitional housing services and after they left such programs. This comparative ethnography is groundbreaking in two ways—it is the first book to directly focus on exits from homelessness in American or Japanese cities, and it is the first targeted comparison of homelessness in two global cities. Marr argues that homelessness should be understood primarily as a socially generated, traumatic, and stigmatizing predicament, rather than as a stable condition, identity, or culture. He pushes for movement away from the study of "homeless people" and "homeless culture" toward an understanding of homelessness as a condition that can be transcended at individual and societal levels. Better Must Come prescribes policy changes to end homelessness that include expanding subsidized housing to persons without disabilities and experiencing homelessness chronically, as well as taking broader measures to address vulnerabilities produced by labor markets, housing markets, and the rapid deterioration of social safety nets that often results from neoliberal globalization.
This makes our job easier, because they can assist more which lessens the
amount of lifting to be done. Also, the only way for them to get the necessary
strength to help themselves is to practice. My mother can assist us in turning over,
Author: Berlinda A. Hart Love
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book has been written for anyone who has become a caregiver at a moments notice, and to say thank you to the many people who reached out to help her family in the time of need. It is intended to be a guide, but not a cure-all. She speaks with a voice of integrity and understanding and included in these pearls of wisdom are successful strategies used to care for her mother, whose acute stroke left her with a severe case of aphasia and apraxia and the inability to walk. Also, her father has been diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. Her belief is that miracles can happen in the midst of trouble and that all it takes is tender loving care to make them happen. She is the recipient of the Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition, she is an itinerant elder and has pastored in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, First Episcopal District.
My mother in Edinburgh had very kindly said that she would look after our two
children , with the assistance of our new mother ' s help , who turned out to be no
help at all and had to be fired for throwing shoes at my stepfather in response to a
Author: Alan Hodgkin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A fascinating autobiographical chronicle of the Nobel Prize winning scientist's life from his childhood in a Quaker family and life at Cambridge in the 1930s to the motivation behind his research on nerve conduction, work on military science during World War II and receipt of the Prize.
She started banging on the door, yelling, “I CAN'T GET OUT, MOM! I CAN'T GET
OUT!” To which my mother rushed to help her baby girl, while everyone on the
bus turned in their direction. When my mother failed to get through to her, ...
Author: Issa Rae
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool. I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.
needed a lot of help to arrange it, and this was the time when I stepped in to help.
I was asked to be matron of honour and soon started helping to find I was on
great terms with Mum. Mum also felt the closeness developing between us by
Author: Josie Coghlan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Josie Released from Within is based on a true story about a young woman who had her whole life ahead of herfamily, security, popularity, beauty, and a bright future. But amongst the most vulnerable set of circumstances, she faced serious trauma caused by a set of events that would change her life forever. This is an inspiring story covering three decades of one womans life, a success story worth reading, with a message for those who struggle with mental illness and with great insight into her world when it crumbled around her.
“Don't you want to talk to your mother, ask her to help you?” Her face turned hard,
her eyes as dead as marbles. “She didn't help me when I needed her the most.
All she's doing right now is mourning what she lost, the life she lost, but she'll ...
Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Two friends as close as sisters -- and one killer secret that will tear their small town apart. In the dust and shadows of the attic, the two girls shared everything -- fanciful stories, high school crushes, plans for the future, dreams to travel the world. For Karen, the attic is her escape from the reality of her stepfather's unwanted attention. Together in the eaves of a house with its own murderous history, the best friends concoct a scheme that will put Karen's stepfather in his place. It wasn't supposed to turn deadly. But in the deceptive stillness of the attic, Karen shares one more secret with her best friend -- a secret to take to the grave . . .
I shot Jack one of my mother's looks with the raised eyebrow before turning to
lead the way back to the kitchen. ... “Help us?” I asked. “With what?” I stared at
Jack, ignoring Rebecca. Out of the corner of my eye I saw her lift General Lee
Author: Karen White
Acclaimed author Karen White returns to Charleston, South Carolina, with the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series. Melanie Middleton has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees—and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...
Her marriage of 30 years to my father had finally ended and her health had
begun to slide, eventually turning into what we now know to be ... We discovered
that medical science and doctors could do very little or nothing to help my mother
Author: S'Roya Rose
S'Roya Rose is one of Australia's better-known Reiki Masters. A controversial leader in her field she lifts the lid on the myths and sheds light on the spiritual growth that can be obtained with the use of Reiki. S'Roya shares her truth that Reiki connects people with their soul essence once again, speeding up their spiritual evolvement. In this way Reiki is a transformational spiritual pathway, a practice that one uses to transform the lower nature or ego as one evolves in consciousness. Much has been written about Reiki as a hands on healing technique, however very little has been said about its spiritual development aspects. S'Roya explains the pathway that is created with the use of reiki energy, how it comes about and how it will affect you. Through the gift of reiki she has been able to help those who search for self-improvement and inner transformation as a path of healing and enlightenment.
My mother picked up on the first ring so as not towake my sister, ifshe was home,
or me.In ... with its peeling blue wallpaper, sipping tea atthe table, until headlights
from a car turning into ourdirt driveway splashed against my bedroom ceiling.
Author: John Searles
Publisher: Hachette UK
It begins with a call one snowy February night. Lying in her bed, fourteen-year-old Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since her mother and father have an uncommon occupation: helping 'haunted souls' find peace. And yet something in Sylvie senses that this call is different from the others, especially when they are lured to the old church on the outskirts of town. Once there, her parents disappear, one after the other, behind the church's red door, leaving Sylvie alone in the car. Not long after, she drifts off to sleep, only to wake to the sound of gunfire. As the story weaves back and forth through the years leading up to that night and the months following, the ever-inquisitive Sylvie searched for answers and uncovers secrets that have haunted her family for years . . . Help for the Haunted is a psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, told in the captivating voice of a young heroine who is determined to discover the truth about what happened that winter night.
Running a quick bath, I heard her voice from the kitchen: “Mum also wants to
know when she can invite you two around for dinner! ... Tense not for the game; I
could see that Rosie wants to help in the kitchen, but knows she will be turned ...
Author: Brendan Jones
Publisher: Untreed Reads
A cardigan of a different colour, a cup of tea and a card game prompt Polly to confront problems in one of her most important relationships. She has to consider the feelings of her mother, her girlfriend and her little sister-but is there someone she's forgotten? A short story.
The Search for Something Important Turns into Something Surprising. Mariam
Walker. sat there ... “So Gia's your new mom–huh,” she said taking one of my fries
. “How'd you know? ... “Hi new girl–Christina may we help you?” she said in a
Author: Mariam Walker
Publisher: Author House
Growing up in an orphanage in Atlanta does not come with many opportunities unless you get adopted. Myra tries her best to live her life as a normal teenager desperately trying to hide the fact she has no parents in her life. The only person she could trust is her friend Nelly who has high hopes for Myra. When Myras hope meter is draining, Nelly tries to bring it back up by offering her best friend a website that could help you find anyone. Myra takes new risks and ends up falling in the deep end of the water hoping shell come back up. Will her plan to find her real mother and still love the one that took her out of her misery work or will she drown in her pool of complete chaos?
My mother thanked her for her generosity, promising to repay her sometime. “Ah!
Go on Tilly, what are friends for,” she chuckled. At six thirty, the lorry arrived and
the men began to help load the women and children onto the back. It was a damp
foggy, ... By noon, the fog had burned off, and it turned into a sunny afternoon.
Author: John J. S. Roders
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Adelaide was from a large middle class family with Jewish roots, living in the more affluent West End of London. Tim was an Irish immigrant, escaping the poverty of his homeland and living along the docks in the East End with the labouring poor. A slum area, the East End was running alive with all manner of vermin and streets fouled with horse dung and urine. Tim did battle each day for what little work there might be available on the docks. How Tim and Adelaide ever met was a mystery that always puzzled the family. Threatened with expulsion from the family by her mother and father, Adelaide married Tim despite their objections. Tim's violent ways and the poverty of living in the East End were compounded by the birth of eight children that ultimately took a huge toll on Adelaide's body and her mental well-being. Young Tilly watched her mother struggle to keep house, home, and marriage together and food on the table for her eight children. Monkery Bottom follows a period of Tilly's life from the time her father first marched off to fight in WW I, until she immigrated to Canada with her two children in 1961. It parallels the struggles of her own mother's life as Tilly endeavours to raise two children as a single parent.