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The Motherhood : Australian women share what they wish the'd known about life with a newborn

After her son was born, Jamila Rizvi felt isolated, exhausted and confused. While desperately in love with her new baby, the world she'd known had disappeared overnight and so had her sense of self. Jamila's salvation came in the form of a letter. A dear friend, Clare Bowditch – who had been there herself – wrote to tell Jamila she would get through this. Her comforting words reassured Jamila that she was seen, that she was supported and that she was not alone. Now Jamila wants to pay it forward to the next generation of new mothers. The Motherhood is a collection of letters from some of Australia’s favourite women, sharing what they wish they’d known about life with a newborn. Coming from writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, no two stories are alike – but all are generous, compassionate and deeply honest. As the old adage goes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ – and it also takes a village to properly support a new mother. Here is your village. These sisters (with babes) in arms are here to share the joy, the fear, the love, the laughter, the tears and the frustration, and to hold your hand in the dark. Together, they will give you the strength and courage to find your feet as a new mum.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004380436 306.874 MOT
Adult Non Fiction   East Maitland library . . On Loan . 8 Oct 2019
32320004377788 306.874 MOT
Adult Non Fiction   Rutherford library . . Available .  
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Classification Number 306.874 MOT
Title The Motherhood : Australian women share what they wish the'd known about life with a newborn [BK]
Publisher [Docklands, VIC] : : Penguin Random House Australia,, 2018.
After her son was born, Jamila Rizvi felt isolated, exhausted and confused. While desperately in love with her new baby, the world she'd known had disappeared overnight and so had her sense of self. Jamila's salvation came in the form of a letter. A dear friend, Clare Bowditch – who had been there herself – wrote to tell Jamila she would get through this. Her comforting words reassured Jamila that she was seen, that she was supported and that she was not alone. Now Jamila wants to pay it forward to the next generation of new mothers. The Motherhood is a collection of letters from some of Australia’s favourite women, sharing what they wish they’d known about life with a newborn. Coming from writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, no two stories are alike – but all are generous, compassionate and deeply honest. As the old adage goes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ – and it also takes a village to properly support a new mother. Here is your village. These sisters (with babes) in arms are here to share the joy, the fear, the love, the laughter, the tears and the frustration, and to hold your hand in the dark. Together, they will give you the strength and courage to find your feet as a new mum.
Subject Motherhood -- Anecdotes -- Correspondence
Parenting -- Anecdotes -- Correspondence
Newborn infants -- Care
Motherhood
Motherhood -- Personal narratives
Mothers -- Attitudes
Parenting
Infants -- Care
Parenting -- Anecdotes
Motherhood -- Anecdotes
Additional Author Rizvi, Jamila
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