7 modern books about motherhood
These are not reference books describing trimesters of pregnancy and baby feeding rules. These are not boring books in which modern mothers reflect on how a woman’s life changes with the advent of children and share their own experiences.
Daria Mosunova "Mom in the Cube" (2009)
The diary of the mother of the triplets, in which the author has a lot of, sometimes rude jokes, gives useful advice and shares stories from personal experience, but in no case does not play in the exemplary mother-heroine. On the contrary, the life of a large family is shown without embellishment, with a galloping life, troubles in the relations of the wife and husband and honest admission that you are tired of children, even though you love them immensely. A sort of red flag for those who complain that it is difficult for them to have one baby! .. Nevertheless, the book does not frighten parents (the Daria Mosunova herself decided on her fourth child after triplets), but honestly and wisely talks about it, supporting the insecure in themselves women seeking the unattainable ideal of supermoms.
Jennifer Pate, Barbara Machen “How to clean up my life after the birth of a child” (2013)
Experience overseas mothers, co-hosts popular in the US talk show "Mother's Life", "melted down" into a book. The authors tell how to find a balance between career and home, between a relationship with a child and a husband, between family, friends and relatives, and not fall into the trap “I don't have time for anything chronically!”. Some councils cause only a smile (“Hire a housekeeper”, “Equip a separate room in your house under your office”, “Ask your husband to sit with the children while you work”), and some may well be noted.
Julia Syrykh “Positive motherhood, or How to raise children easily and effectively” (2014)
A mother who listens to herself and her child, and does not try to squeeze herself and the baby into the framework of some concept of care and upbringing, will be happier and more successful in parenting. And the development of the baby needs not earlier, in the spirit of “after three is too late”, but timely. So says the designer, blogger and mother of two children, Julia Syrykh. She wrote and illustrated a book about her own experience of motherhood - that optimism, respect for yourself and the child,pleasure from communicating with him and the desire to grow from a son or daughter is not a consumer, but a creator, researcher, help to overcome any pedagogical difficulties.
Anna Bykova “An independent child, or How to become a“ lazy mother ”" (2016)
The teacher, the psychologist and the mother of two children are sure that adults are infantile, not dependent, making their children themselves, because it is convenient for them. Their logic is this: why wait until the child collects toys or dresses for a walk, if you can quickly remove the machine dolls and fasten all the buttons and buttons on the bucket? But the “lazy mother” is not the one that watches TV shows all day long, while the son or daughter does what she wants, but the one that allows the kid to tie her shoelaces herself, help with cooking and washing dishes (even if you have to wash the whole kitchen later). Instead of overprotecting, perfectionism and sacrifice (all on the altar for the sake of a child!), The basics of “lazy motherhood” should be cooperation, friendly support, teaching children useful skills, a sense of humor and the right of mother to own life.
Nadia Papudoglo "# tyzhemat. Maternity by the rules and without ”(2016)
This book is an ironic controversy with ideal instam and their pink world,in which the baby is always cheerful and healthy, and his parents have time to sleep, a fitness club, Italian courses and social life. A journalist, a blogger, and a mother, Nadia Papudoglo, does not advise anything, does not impose anything, and honestly admits that one cannot do without mistakes in motherhood, the only question is how to treat this. It is better, of course, with humor, and in the same way, with a smile, to perceive the annoying attention of others and their advice. How, your child is eight months old, and he still does not walk (does not eat on his own, does not quote “Onegin”, does not count to one hundred, and so on and so forth)? Yes, that's right, and you, as a rational parent, do not make this tragedy out of it.
Elena Bezsudova, Tatyana Pospelova “Mom dear! 9 myths about motherhood "(2016)
The dialogue between two young mothers: a journalist and a psychologist - is arranged in a “question-answer” format. They understand the fears and experiences that are typical for each mother (“I screamed at the child. I am a bad mother?”, “I gave birth to a child and went to work - would it harm him?”), And expose stereotypes about parenthood. The authors rightly point out that a modern woman is literally drowning in a sea of ideas about how she should raise a child, and in an attempt to become an ideal mother, she earns only emotional burnout and neurosis.And they add: “We ourselves are mothers and have gone all this disturbing way. And they decided that it was time to write a book that would save women from two enemies of happy motherhood - feelings of guilt and doubt. ”
Anna Shadrina “Dear children. Reducing the birth rate and the growth of "prices" of motherhood in the XXI century "(2017)
A look at motherhood and the phenomenon of reproductive choice in the modern world, when a woman decides for herself whether to have children for her or not (including adoptive ones). And if you start, at what age and status (that is, in marriage or outside it), and how to combine child care with work and maintaining your own financial independence. And all this is in conditions when the society with its overwhelming child-centrism, the cult of “flowers of life” is not located not only for childless women, but also for mothers whose labor and other rights are constantly violated.
As the abstract states, the author describes and explains the processes in which the cost of caring for children in our day steadily increases, turning reproduction into an expensive project that is not accessible to everyone.
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