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Growing Girls: The Mother of All Adventures (udgave 2006)

af Jeanne Marie Laskas (Forfatter)

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Award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas has charmed and delighted readers with her heartwarming and hilarious tales of life on Sweetwater Farm. Now she offers her most personal and most deeply felt memoir yet as she embarks on her greatest, most terrifying, most rewarding endeavor of all….A good mother, writes Jeanne Marie Laskas in her latest report from Sweetwater Farm, would have bought a house in the suburbs with a cul-de-sac for her kids to ride bikes around instead of a ramshackle house in the middle of nowhere with a rooster. With the wryly observed self-doubt all mothers and mothers-to-be will instantly recognize, Laskas offers a poignant and laugh-out-loud-funny meditation on that greatest–and most impossible–of all life’s journeys: motherhood.What is it, she muses, that’s so exhausting about being a mom? You’d think raising two little girls would be a breeze compared to dealing with the barely controlled anarchy of “attack” roosters, feuding neighbors, and a scheme to turn sheep into lawn mowers on the fifty-acre farm she runs with her bemused husband Alex. But, as any mother knows, you’d be wrong.From struggling with the issues of race and identity as she raises two children adopted from China to taking her daughters to the mall for their first manicures, Jeanne Marie captures those magic moments that make motherhood the most important and rewarding job in the world–even if it’s never been done right. For, as she concludes in one of her three a.m. worry sessions, feeling like a bad mother is the only way to know you’re doing your job.Whether confronting Sasha’s language delay, reflecting on Anna’s devotion to a creepy backwards-running chicken, feeling outclassed by the fabulous homeroom moms, or describing the rich, secret language each family shares, these candid observations from the front lines of parenthood are filled with love and laughter–and radiant with the tough, tender, and timeless wisdom only raising kids can teach us.… (mere)
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Titel:Growing Girls: The Mother of All Adventures
Forfattere:Jeanne Marie Laskas (Forfatter)
Info:Bantam (2006), Edition: 1st, 288 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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The chapter involving white guilt and the Transracial Abduction website was hard to read because, holy shit, are you seriously not aware of baby trafficking? Do you seriously not understand why POC who were adopted by white people, regardless of whether it was a legitimate adoption or part of a creepy baby trafficking ring or what, might be a wee bit angry, depending on who parented them and how and what the area they grew up in was like and, you know, a whole shitload of other shit? Jesus christ. ( )
  thewanlorn | Feb 24, 2020 |
I am a big fan of memoirs of almost any kind and having read Laskas' two other books about her farm, her husband, and the adoption of her daughters I expected to enjoy this book and I did. Laskas does not sugarcoat the realities of motherhood or farm life. I believe all of these essays have been published before, but I had not read them. I like Laskas' writing style and her sense of humor. ( )
  nevadaannie | Feb 8, 2015 |
an entertaining writer, laskas is a half-assed christian. i have no repeat for supposedly intelligent people who follow all the trivial details of organized religion. ( )
  mahallett | Jun 8, 2014 |
Book written by a mother of 2 girls adopted from China. Author married late, moved out to a farm and adopted two children. She writes about being a mother and her everyday life. Of interest to adoptive parents are her thoughts on the girls birth mothers, an attack by another adult on how she is an oppressive racist for adopting from a different race and talks about birth mothers and being born. The author is a wonderful, absentminded, less-than-perfect mom with a sense of humor. I enjoyed the read. ( )
  autumnesf | Nov 1, 2007 |
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Award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas has charmed and delighted readers with her heartwarming and hilarious tales of life on Sweetwater Farm. Now she offers her most personal and most deeply felt memoir yet as she embarks on her greatest, most terrifying, most rewarding endeavor of all….A good mother, writes Jeanne Marie Laskas in her latest report from Sweetwater Farm, would have bought a house in the suburbs with a cul-de-sac for her kids to ride bikes around instead of a ramshackle house in the middle of nowhere with a rooster. With the wryly observed self-doubt all mothers and mothers-to-be will instantly recognize, Laskas offers a poignant and laugh-out-loud-funny meditation on that greatest–and most impossible–of all life’s journeys: motherhood.What is it, she muses, that’s so exhausting about being a mom? You’d think raising two little girls would be a breeze compared to dealing with the barely controlled anarchy of “attack” roosters, feuding neighbors, and a scheme to turn sheep into lawn mowers on the fifty-acre farm she runs with her bemused husband Alex. But, as any mother knows, you’d be wrong.From struggling with the issues of race and identity as she raises two children adopted from China to taking her daughters to the mall for their first manicures, Jeanne Marie captures those magic moments that make motherhood the most important and rewarding job in the world–even if it’s never been done right. For, as she concludes in one of her three a.m. worry sessions, feeling like a bad mother is the only way to know you’re doing your job.Whether confronting Sasha’s language delay, reflecting on Anna’s devotion to a creepy backwards-running chicken, feeling outclassed by the fabulous homeroom moms, or describing the rich, secret language each family shares, these candid observations from the front lines of parenthood are filled with love and laughter–and radiant with the tough, tender, and timeless wisdom only raising kids can teach us.

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