Life Without The Baby Journal

Author: Emily Long
ISBN: 9780996555661
Size: 35.76 MB
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The loss of our babies is devastating. We grieve for them, we long for them, and we struggle to find our way in the world without them. When they die, everything changes. Beyond the loss of our precious babies, the person looking back at us in the mirror is a stranger. Life as we knew it no longer makes sense. It feels broken and confusing. The motherhood we expected, the one we planned for and joyfully anticipated has vanished, leaving behind empty arms and wounded hearts. Who are we after our babies die? What does it mean to be a mother without our babies to hold? How do we make sense of the life when our babies have died? The Life Without the Baby Journal guides us through questions and rituals designed and practiced to help grieving mothers navigate the strange, unfamiliar, and broken world of life after loss. Journaling exercises encourage mothers to grieve not just the loss of their babies, but also themselves, their expected motherhood, and the life they had planned. Rituals and thoughtful questions help open space to redefine and get to know the woman and mother they are now in the life they are living after loss. Life will never be the same. We will always miss our babies. Life can, however, be good again. This journal can help.

What Forever Means After The Death Of A Child

Author: Kay Talbot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135057540
Size: 53.86 MB
Format: PDF
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List of Tables. List of Figures. Series Editor's Foreword. Preface. Prologue. Acknowledgements. What It Means to Be a Parent After a Child Had Died. The "Mothers Now Childless" Study: Research Design and Findings. When a Child Dies, Does Grieving Ever End? One Death - A Thousand Strands of Pain: Finding the Meaning of Suffering. Bereaved Parents' Search for Understanding: The Paradox of Healing. Confronting a Spiritual Crisis: Where is God When Bad Things Happen? Confronting an Existential Crisis: Can Life Have Purpose Again? Deciding to Survive: Reaching Bottom - Climbing Up. Remembering With Love: Bereaved Parents as Biographer. Reaching Out to Help Others: Wounded Healers. Reinventing the Self: Parents Ask, "Who Are We Now?". The Legacy of Loss. References. Resources. Appendices. Index.

The You After Baby

Author: Sally Donovan
ISBN: 9781775329107
Size: 37.47 MB
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A guided journal dedicated to the first time Mom. Divided into the emotional and natural states of mind you will roller coaster in, you are able to express your thoughts, with some personal insights for your mind, and a few jabs for your funny bone. A tool that allows you to read, write and tackle your new mamma role with a sense of humour in tact.

Redefining The New Woman 1920 1963

Author: Angela Howard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815327141
Size: 50.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Life Span Human Development

Author: Carol K. Sigelman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111342733
Size: 76.73 MB
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Known for its clear, straightforward writing style, comprehensive coverage, strong and current research-based approach, and excellent visuals and tables, this life-span development text offers a topical organization at the chapter level and a consistent chronological presentation within each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a domain of development such as physical growth, cognition, or personality, and traces developmental trends and influences in that domain from infancy to old age. Within each chapter, you will find sections on four life stages: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This unique organization enables students to comprehend the processes of transformation that occur in key areas of human development. Another staple of the text is its emphasis on theories and how they apply to specific topics in each chapter. This new edition also asks students to engage more actively with the content, and includes a clear focus on the complex interactions of nature and nurture in development, more integrated coverage of culture and diversity, and an exciting new media package for both students and instructors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Devastating Losses

Author: Carol E. Jordan, MS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107478
Size: 15.31 MB
Format: PDF
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This book fills a critical gap in our scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of parents surviving a child's traumatic death or suicide. The book was conceived by William and Beverly Feigelman following their own devastating loss of a son, and written from the perspective of their experiences as both suicide-survivor support group participants and facilitators. It intertwines data, insight, and critical learning gathered from research with the voices of the 575 survivors who participated in the study. The text emphasizes the sociological underpinnings of survivors' grief and provides data that vividly documents their critical need for emotional support. It explains how bereavement difficulties can be exacerbated by stigmatization, and by the failure of significant others to provide expected support. Also explored in depth are the ways in which couples adapt to the traumatic loss of a child and how this can bring them closer or render their relationship irreparable. Findings suggest that with time and peer support affiliations, most traumatically bereaved parents ultimately demonstrate resilience and find meaningful new roles for themselves, helping the newly bereaved or engaging in other humanitarian acts. Key Features: Offers researchers, clinicians, and parent-survivors current information on how parents adapt initially and over time after the traumatic loss of a child Presents data culled from the largest survey ever conducted (575 individuals) of parents surviving a child's suicide or other traumatic death Investigates the ways in which stigmatization complicates and prolongs the grieving process Addresses the tremendous value of support groups in the healing process Explores how married couples are affected by the traumatic loss of their child

Consuming Motherhood

Author: Janelle S. Taylor
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813534305
Size: 51.77 MB
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Consuming Motherhood addresses the provocative question of how motherhood and consumption--as ideologies and as patterns of social action--mutually shape and constitute each other in contemporary North American and European social life. Ideologically, motherhood and consumption are often constructed in opposition to each other, with motherhood standing in as a naturalized social relation that is thought to be uniquely free of the calculating instrumentality that dominates commercial relations. Yet, in social life, motherhood and consumption are inseparable. Whether shopping for children's clothing or childbirth services, or making decisions about adopting children, becoming a mother (and maternal practice more generally) is deeply influenced by consumption. How can the relationship between motherhood and consumption be revealed, and critically analyzed? Consuming Motherhood brings together a group of sociologists, anthropologists, and religious studies scholars to address this question through carefully grounded ethnographic studies. This insightful book reveals how mothers negotiate the contradictory forces that position them as both immune from and the target of consumerist tendencies in contemporary global society.