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It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters

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The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked — aside from "When are you due?" — has got to be "Are you having a girl or a boy?" When author Andrea Buchanan was pregnant with her daughter, she was thrilled to be expecting a girl. Some people were happy for her; visions of flouncy pink dresses and promises of mother-daughter bonding were the predictable responses. Other people, though, were concerned: "Is your husband OK with that?" "You can try again." "Girls are tough." This mixed message led her to explore the issue herself, with help from her fellow writers and moms, many of whom had had the same experience. As she did in It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, Buchanan and her contributors take on what it's really like to raise a child-in this case, a girl-from babyhood to adulthood.

It's a Girl, is a wide-ranging, often humorous, and honest collection of essays about the experience of the mother-daughter bond, taking on topics like "princess power" ("Shining, Shimmering, Splendid"), adding a girl to a brood of boys ("Confessions of a Tomboy Mom"), dealing with a daughter's eating disorder ("The Food Rules"), and mothering "hardcore mini-feminists" ("Tough Girls").

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The wide-ranging essays in this collection examine the mother-daughter bond and the experience of raising girls. Taking on topics like "princess power" ("Shining, Shimmering, Splendid"), adding a girl to a brood of boys ("Confessions of a Tomboy Mom"), dealing with a daughter's eating disorder ("The Food Rules"), and raising hardcore junior feminists ("Tough Girls"), the contributors explore the gap between their expectations about raising girls and the reality of the situation with wit, grace, and refreshing honesty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580051477
Editor:
Buchanan, Andrea J.
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Editor:
Buchanan, Andrea J.
Author:
Buchanan, Andrea J.
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Family & Relationships-Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Mothering
Subject:
Motherhood
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7 x 5.38 in 7.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The wide-ranging essays in this collection examine the mother-daughter bond and the experience of raising girls. Taking on topics like "princess power" ("Shining, Shimmering, Splendid"), adding a girl to a brood of boys ("Confessions of a Tomboy Mom"), dealing with a daughter's eating disorder ("The Food Rules"), and raising hardcore junior feminists ("Tough Girls"), the contributors explore the gap between their expectations about raising girls and the reality of the situation with wit, grace, and refreshing honesty.
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