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"HuffPost Parents bloggers, Kara Lawler and Regan Long, have written a beautiful, inspiring collection of essays that speak to mothers at all stages of their journey."
Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post
"While one of the most extraordinary experiences, motherhood can be one of the most isolating experiences a woman will ever face. All that most of us want to hear is that we are not alone on this crazy ride - and that is just what A Letter for Every Mother will accomplish. Compiling a collection of stories that every single person in this market will relate to, with a message that each of them craves, is a genius move. I believe this book will sell itself and I can't wait to see it published."
Tori Grenz, Editor of Mamalode
"Kara and Regan have managed to capture the entire essence of being a mother - the highs, the lows and everything in between - in this beautiful collection of essays. You will find yourself comforted by the commonalities we all face, and reminded that, even though it doesn't always feel like it, we're all on the same side. Motherhood, like the words on these pages, unites us."
Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy, New York Times bestselling author
Kara Lawler and Regan Long invite readers to join their tribe of mothers and be encouraged, uplifted and inspired on their parenting journey. A LETTER FOR EVERY MOTHER is the perfect gift for every mother.
In A LETTER FOR EVERY MOTHER, authors Kara Lawler and Regan Long have written a heartwarming compilation of letters addressed to mothers from all walks of life, meant to celebrate, inspire and commiserate with all stages of the parenting journey. This book will encourage, inspire and uplift mothers from all walks of life.
Kara and Regan invite readers to join their tribe of mothers, to learn from one another and band together to face one of the hardest jobs in the world: becoming and being someone's mother. Their mission is to inspire and to create a community through this book to remind mothers that we're all in this together-an especially welcome message in the current atmosphere of competition and anxiety of parenting.
A LETTER FOR EVERY MOTHER is warm, inviting, inclusive-and the tone is inspirational or irreverent, depending on the letter or subject you happen to turn to. After all, motherhood is an oxymoronic experience; it is both exhilarating and exhausting, uplifting and demeaning, wonderful but terrible, too.
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About the Author
Kara Lawler is a high school English teacher who regularly writes on her own blog, MotheringtheDivide.com. Together with her family, she does small-scale farming on the family homestead in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Regan Long is a serial entrepreneur, retired teacher at 31, paid family leave advocate and health coach. She is the founder of her own blog, The Real Deal of Parenting, as well as her website at reganlong.com. She has a passion for helping others and is a philanthropist at heart.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Letter for Every Mother by Kara Lawler and Regan Long is an exquisite collection of essays that shows the joys, struggles, and humorous moments associated with parenting. The book is a great reminder that everyone encounters problems, but that being a mother is a blessed honor. It also provides a good dose of advice for various situations related to parenting (and marriage). One of my favorite essays was “Dear Perfect Mother,” which encourages us to strive for our own version of “perfect.” The variety of essays offer something for everyone, but will especially resonate with mothers of young children. The authors write in a down-to-earth, relatable way. As the reader, you feel like you are rooting for the authors – and that they are rooting for you! I received this book for review.
I don't know about you, but there are days I wish someone would give me a letter of encouragement as I do this mothering thing. A Letter for Every Mother by Kara Lawler and Regan Long is a book full of encouraging letters for moms written by moms who understand the challenges of mothering. A Letter for Every Mother contains letter for moms of all ages and all types. Some of the letters include: To the Mom on the Sidelines at the Water Park, To the Mom of the Autistic Child (they nailed this one and had me in tears!), To Every First-Time Parent, Dear Tired Mother, To the Good Mom, the Bad Mom, the Supermom, and I'm Just a Mom. One of the letters I especially wish I had had when I was a younger mom, For all of my fellow busy mothers. . .to be given the freedom to let go of all of the busy-ness that I felt I had to do to please every one. For the purposes of this review, I read A Letter for every Mother all the way through. These letters are so encouraging and uplifting. The great thing about this book, is that it doesn't need to be read straight through for all of the busy moms out there. It could be an uplifting start to your day or an encouraging ending to your day. It would be a great gift to a good friend--or to yourself. The letters are fairly short and could offer inspiration in the midst of a bad day when you lock yourself in the bathroom for two minutes. I would encourage all the moms to get a copy and to give a copy. A Letter for Every Mother is truly inspiring. It seems to come from the hearts of women who have lived and learned to live better--and want to pass it on. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
In A Letter for Every Mother the authors Kara Lawler and Regan Long undertook a grand and generous task of writing letters to empower, encourage and enrich the journey through motherhood for so many women. They each strip down the highs, lows and many of the secret places in between that mothers often battle through and dare not voice aloud. A Letter for Every Mother arranges the letters in five sections, beginning with welcoming the new mother into the “tribe” and preparing her for the many unexpected moments ahead such as sleeplessness, fatigue, fears, and regrets. The remaining sections encourage mothers to just relax and enjoy the ride, because children grow up so quickly and no matter what struggles they face it will all be worth it in the end. I enjoyed this book, but found it dull and repetitive at times due to the authors citing their numerous pregnancies and exhaustion in nearly every letter. It was wonderful knowing that they managed growing families and careers, and were confident in their choices, but it was not necessary to recount it so many times throughout the book. These letters will make readers laugh, smile and cry. My three favorite letters were “Dear Mothers: We All Became Mothers”, “To the Poor Mother” and “To the Praying Mother”. I would recommend this book, because it is full of faith and hope. A Letter for Every Mother by Kara Lawler and Regan Long would be an exceptional gift on Mother’s Day for a future mother and a mother with a growing family. I received this book free from the publisher through their book review bloggers program and I was not required to write a positive review.