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The Art of Losing It

A Memoir of Grief and Addiction

by Rosemary Keevil
edition: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, dysfunctional families, inspiration & personal growth, death, grief, bereavement, single parent

When her brother dies of AIDS and her husband dies of cancer in the same year, Rosemary is left on her own with two young daughters and antsy addiction demons dancing in her head. This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It a young mother jerking from emergency to emergency as the men in her life drop dead around her; a high-functioning radio show …

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Do You Ever Cry, Dad?

A Father's Guide to Surviving Family Breakup

by I.J. Schecter
edition: Paperback
tagged: fatherhood, single parent, divorce & separation

The help divorcing dads need to survive marital breakdown while staying close to their kids.

Divorce and separation are overwhelmingly sad, especially when kids are involved. In Do You Ever Cry, Dad? I.J. Schecter shares his experience, stories from other fathers, and insights from family experts to provide practical and emotional support to dads go …

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Say No to Placenta Pics

And Other Hilarious, Unsolicited Advice for Pregnant Women

by Jillian M. Parsons, with Allison Baerken
edition: Paperback
tagged: motherhood, single parent, stepparenting

Two Best Friends Make It through a Pregnancy, with All Its Gut-Busting Hilarity and Gross Bits

Maternity isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and natural glows. It’s also elastic waistbands, hot flashes, and throbbing breasts! When Jillian Parsons’s best friend forever, Allison Baerken, finds herself knocked up, both women are thrown into a nine-mo …

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Mothering in Marginalized Contexts

Narratives of Women Who Mother in and through Domestic Violence

by Caroline McDonald-Harker
edition: eBook
tagged: single parent, women's studies, motherhood, domestic partner abuse

This book provides a rare and in-depth examination of the narratives, experiences, and lived realities of abused mothers—a group of women who, despite being the victims, are often criticized, vilified, and stigmatized for failing to meet dominant ideologies of what a “good mother” is/should be, because they have lived and mothered in domestic …

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Mommyfesto

We Solemnly Swear ($%*!) . . . Because We Have Kids: A Book about the Reality of Parenting

by Leanne Shirtliffe
edition: Hardcover
tagged: motherhood, stepparenting, single parent

The goal of parenting is to train your children to have slightly better manners than a dog. If you’ve achieved that by the end of day (or even if you’ve failed majestically trying), it is important to celebrate the little things. Like bedtime. And screw-top wine. And with Mommyfesto, by award-winning humor blogger Leanne Shirtliffe, you’ll le …

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Not the Whole Story

Challenging the Single Mother Narrative

edited by Lea Caragata & Judit Alcalde
edition: eBook
tagged: women, social work, single parent

Not the Whole Story is a compilation of sixteen stories narrated by single mothers in their own way and about their own lives. Each story is unique, but the same issues appear again and again. Abuse, parenting as single mothers, challenges in the labour market, mental health and addictions issues, a scarcity of quality childcare, immigration and st …

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