The Mothering Heights Manual for Motherhood: Volume 1
Mothering Heights, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Jessica Weaver
ompiled by the creator of motheringheights.net,
The Manual for Motherhood
is an interesting collection of essays and poems from the
Mothering Heights Mother's Day Essay Contest
. Split into sections like
Madness & Mayhem
Feeding the Zoo
, essays relate anecdotes from pregnancy to those about dealing with adult children.
hile it is a cute, quick read, I was bothered by the lack of any apparent proofreading (sorry, I am a copy editor in my 9 to 5). If you are not psychotic when it comes to that sort of thing, you will probably enjoy reading the fun (although rampantly sentimental) essays written by a collection of authors of all ages and stages - 31 women authors and one man whom I found very charming. My administrative assistant assured me that I would understand it all better once I became a mom; she found many of the essays hysterical as a mom of three girls under five.
he Manual for Motherhood
could be a cute gift book for a pregnant friend or an easy read for those moms who want someone else out there to relate to their situation.
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