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Striving for the Purple Heart: Mothers in the Universal Pursuit of Honor

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Striving for the Purple Heart is a book that every mother should read, whether you are a young mother, a mother of teenagers, or a mother with an empty nest trying to let go after a long and wonderful journey through motherhood. In her book, Kimberly Quinn Smith explores how mothers are "wired" and why they often feel overwhelmed, guilty, and question whether they are good enough moms. She uses heart-felt humor to convey her message that these feelings are universal to all mothers, whether they work inside the ...
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Overview

Striving for the Purple Heart is a book that every mother should read, whether you are a young mother, a mother of teenagers, or a mother with an empty nest trying to let go after a long and wonderful journey through motherhood. In her book, Kimberly Quinn Smith explores how mothers are "wired" and why they often feel overwhelmed, guilty, and question whether they are good enough moms. She uses heart-felt humor to convey her message that these feelings are universal to all mothers, whether they work inside the home or out, whether they are single or married, and whether their children are adopted or have special needs. She defines supermom, and offers strategies to enhance the enjoyment of motherhood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595284085
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/10/2003
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2003

    The New Erma Bombeck

    This book approaches parenting with a refreshing and delightful sense of humor. It reminds us that we are human beings not human doings! Sit down with a cup of tea,a box of tissues,warm fuzzy slippers and enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    a great book for today's stressed moms!

    Smith's book deals with parenting with a sense of humor and good common sense. I gave it to my daughter after she gave birth to her first child. She lives in a community where 'Supermoms' are the norm, and I wanted her to be exposed to another point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    A Voice to be Heard

    Kim Quinn Smith's ' Striving for the Purple Heart' was full of wonderful insights, humor, and strategies for mothers to take care of themselves as well a their children. I was scanning Barnes and Noble on the web, looking for books on parenting when I stumbled across this one. I was drawn to it because of it's title and the cover page which was designed by Smith's daughter. What a pleasant surprise, I would recommend it to all of my friends with children. She has a comic voice similar to Vickie Iovine (author of The Girlfriend's Guide) and a clinical voice that seems to come straight from the Mayo Clinic. She combines these two approaches with such sincerity and such empathy that at the end of the book you want to just call her up and have a cup of coffee together. A MUST Read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2003

    DO NOT BUY

    This book was really bad. I was looking for something new on the subject of parenting and this re-hashed all of the old stuff that is out there, and not in a funny or interesting way. Not worth the time or the money. Many better books out there on parenting and motherhood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2003

    I enjoyed it

    If you are looking for a down to earth look at motherhood this is a good addition your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    Great Book For Mothers and Mothers To Be

    I ordered Striving For The Purple Heart at the suggestion of a friend, and I am truly glad that I did. Smith speaks to the fact that often motherhood feels like a set up to fail...no matter what you do, your best never feels good enough. The chapter on childbirth was hilarious....my husband actually came upstairs to see what I was laughing about! But, I think the point that was the most helpful to me was that by 'choosing your battles' and asking yourself, 'just how important is this?' you can begin to destress your homelife and take much better care of yourself, which is the best gift you can give your kids. I plan to give this book as my baby gift to all new mothers. Diane from Danbury, Ct.

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