"I think every mother can relate to these feelings. I loved the author's humor and thought provoking perspective!" reader review (Debanair) --Barnes & Noble
A collections of essays, short fiction, poetry and a novella-- all about the various aspects of Motherhood.
This book contains:
Preconceived: a Poem
Watermarked Dreams: An Essay
Vignette: Morning Chaos (short fiction)
The SAHM I AM: An Essay
Blessings: a Poem
Back to Back Babies: Coping with the Daily Stress: An Article
Cultivating a Rose, Instead of a Weed (or Attempting to Raise a Daughter)
Why I Write in the Bathtub What I Create in the Bed: An Essay
Prime Red Perspective: a Poem
On Adoption: An Essay
Bathroom Break: An Essay
My Son, My Firstborn: a Poem
Connections: An Essay
When Mommy Can't Fix It: An Essay
Of Love and Loss: An Essay
Of Genes and Hormones (or I Can't Believe I Wanted This!)
Memories For Sale - A Novella
Apples to Oranges: An Essay
Mother/Me: a Poem
Several of the works contained in this collection have been previously published in various formats, from newspaper columns to online magazines.
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****Yay! Reflections just received it's first review on Amazon (4 stars!) *****
"Reflections on Motherhood by Karen Fowler was not your typical "feel good" book. It was a refreshing change from the saccharin sweet stories of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and others. Ms. Fowler chose selections that captured the true essence of motherhood. From the story of the mother who believed that we all gave up our dreams when we had children to the mother whose favorite room in the house had become the bathroom because it was only there that she could escape for a few minutes of solitude, I think any mother can relate.
I experienced many different emotions while reading this book. For example, I laughed when I read "Why I Write in the Bathtub What I Create in the Bed" and nearly cried while reading "My Son, My Firstborn." A must read for anyone who has ever experienced motherhood."