Synopses & Reviews
Meditations for New Mothers
is a little book that should live on every motherís night table. It is a motherís group, the wisdom of the ages, and a really close friend all rolled into one. Moved to write it after the birth of her first son, Beth Wilson Saavedra addresses the full range of emotions, conflicts, anxieties, wonders, and plain old day-to-day issues that arise in early motherhood.
Meditations on Love. Meditations on Limits. Meditations on Laughter. Meditations for feeling stretched too thin, for postpartum depression, for needed relaxation ("When I take time to rest I am not wasting time, I am enjoying it"). Meditations on Priorities, Delusions of Adequacy, the Edge of the Abyss, and Serendipity ("All the energy I put into warding off lifeís alterations is energy that I could be using to unexpected surprises that await me each day").
For the ups and downs and unknowns of motherhood comes a balm and a bracer in the form of meditationsóa lifeline thrown from one mother to the next.
A bedside book containing a year's worth of daily meditations selected to refresh, reassure and amuse women who have just become mothers.
In the tradition of Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much, the runaway bestseller by Anne Wilson Schaef, comes a collection of daily meditations to refresh, reassure, and raise a smile on the face of women who have just become mothers. Saavedra writes to the full range of emotions, conflicts, anxieties, wonders, and issues that arise in early motherhood.
Also by the same Author - MEDITATIONS FOR MOTHERS OF TODDLERS, a companion to the first book designed for mothers who've reached the next stage and the day-to-day challenges of parenting toddlers.
You are a mother now, and your life is very different. Self-Esteem. Loss of Memory. Growth. Duty. Bliss. Fear. Delusions of Adequacy. Mystery. Awe. The changes that transform a new mother are sudden and insistent. But they are also universal: they happen to everyone.
In a lifeline thrown from one mother to the next, Beth Wilson Saavedra has written a book of meditations that reassuringly address the emotions, doubts, conflicts, anxieties, and wonders of living with a newborn. It is a woman's group, the wisdom of the ages, and a close friend all rolled into one. Keep it on your night table.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-306) and index.
About the Author
Beth Wilson Saavedra is the author of Meditations for New Mothers and Meditations for Mothers of Toddlers. She is the mother of three and lives with her family in Colorado.