Mothering, An Art of the Heart by Diane Knittle
Nine Moms with Forty-Three Children Share Their Reflections from the Empty Nest

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"Nine moms with forty-three children share their reflections from the empty nest..."

"Mothering: An Art of the Heart" is an honest, upbeat, heartfelt and personal look at the messy and wonderful business of raising children. It is a collection of short and engaging stories that celebrate family life, written by real mothers about real children. The “nine moms” are professional women with careers in education, health care, art and ministry. Their children are grown -- now with lives and professions and children of their own. In their “reflections from the empty nest,” the authors see that the legacy of handing down parenting skills can be disrupted in this day and age by distance, societal values and the sheer busyness of life schedules.

The intention of this book is to pass along to the next generation the “mother wisdom” that the authors learned from their mothers, grandmothers, other moms and from their own experience. But this is not simply a collective memoir for their own children: in telling their stories, they hope to inspire all mothers, from brand-new moms to empty-nesters, to recognize their profound value and influence in nurturing strong, healthy families.

The following endorsements can be found on the back cover of this book:
"This is a wonderfully helpful and inspiring book for any mother, especially one just starting out on the journey."
MJ Ryan, author of Attitudes of Gratitude and co-creator of Random Acts of Kindness

“Building strong families is a challenge to all of us. Parenting skills are learned -- over time, and within whatever networks of support we have in our lives -- often through the sharing of our experiences as we go. Mothering: An Art of the Heart is a generous sharing of family stories and provides to readers a rich tapestry of collective learning, honest reflection, and encouragement.”

Mary Jo Brach, Service Director
Family Resource Centers of Crestwood Children's Center

“ This charming, wonderful poignant collection of stories from real mothers about real children is the perfect resource for mother, mothers-to-be, wanna-be mothers and all those who love children. These nine women share their joys, their sorrows and their pride but most of all they share the wisdom that formed over years of shaping their young into real people. It is a true and earnest journey of motherhood to be enjoyed, contemplated, discussed and reread time and again.”

Ruth Anderson Lawrence, M.D., D.D. (hon.) Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine

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A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to groups that support women and children in need.

About Diane Knittle

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Published January 13, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 282 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships.

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The strongest moments in the book include stories of how the writers overcame hardship—the death of an adult child and the diagnosis of breast cancer—and taught their children to do the same.

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