Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Ultimate Mom (Today ONLY)

THE ULTIMATE MOM

Uplifting Stories, Endearing Photos, and the

Best Experts’ Tips on the Toughest Job you’ll ever Love


By Maria Bailey
Host of Mom Talk Radio & Cofounder of newbaby.com


Must-know advice, entertaining stories, and compelling photos for—and about—the greatest source of unconditional love . . . MOMS

Motherhood. There are few words in the English language that conjure up as many images and emotions as this one simple word. Every year, four million women in the United States give birth, while more than 250,000 adopt children in this country or beyond our borders. Still others marry into the role of motherhood, committing to care for their spouse’s children from another marriage or become a foster parent to a child who yearns for the warmth of a mother’s love. The Ultimate Mom: Uplifting Stories, Endearing Photos, and the Best Experts' Tips on the Toughest Job You'll Ever Love (Health Communications, Inc.; April 2009) by Maria Bailey is the “Ultimate” collection of stories of the joys and challenges of motherhood, combined with the best must-know advice from parenting experts.

A sampling of the wonderful and varied stories within THE ULTIMATE MOM include an hysterical account by one South Florida mom of having to make it through security at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport with her teenage son and his friend, only to be stopped by security . . .
“One of the agents grabbed a plastic bin. He asked me to step over to where they had corralled Danny. Danny removed two silver necklaces. He took off a belt and a watch. The watch face was the size of a personal pan pizza. The boy was so heavily laden with metal you could’ve sunk him for an artificial reef . . . From the depths of his pockets Danny brought forth a bundle of keys; several packages of guitar strings; quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies; three football-shaped fishing weights; and a knife. Wisely, the agent confiscated the knife.”

Or the very moving story of a woman with cancer who dreams of becoming a mother. Unable, because of her illness, to bear children she applies to one adoption agency after another only to be turned down until one day the unimaginable happens . . .

“Passionate, powerful, unconditional love like I had never known enveloped me like uncontrollable waves. A sense of peace and wholeness fell upon my spirit as I cradled my baby and gazed into her dark eyes. I needed her as much as she needed me. She was mine . . . it was as though she had always been mine and merely waited for the right time to come.”

All of the stories in THE ULTIMATE MOM are filled with the devotion and dedication that every mother feels for her child and are accompanied by beautiful eye-catching photos that depict motherhood in all its guises. Advice from experts such as Jen Singer, creator of www.mommasaid.net and author of Stop Second Guessing Yourself—The Toddler Years and Leslie Godwin, author of From Burned Out to Fired Up give valuable tips to moms on how to deal with everything from sibling rivalry to parenting a spirited child to achieving life balance and staying connected with your partner. In Must-Know Info, “Finding Your Unique Parenting Style,” expert Leslie Godwin counsels moms to:

● Set your sights on the big picture

● Pick your battles

● Use your intuition

● Take a break when you’ve reached the breaking point

● Pray, practice your faith, and ask for guidance if you are spiritual

With insightful stories, more than sixty, four-color photos of moms, spanning the generations, and sage parenting advice that all moms can use, THE ULTIMATE MOM is the “Ultimate” book for the “Ultimate” job.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maria Bailey is an award-winning author, radio talk show host, and nationally known speaker. She is the founder of bluesuitmom.com, the award-winning website for executive working mothers, and cofounder of newbaby.com, the largest resource of online video for moms. She is the host of The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV, the host of Mom Talk Radio, the first nationally syndicated radio show for moms, and radio co-host of Good Day with Doug Stephan.

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