Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mental Health Giveaway Hop

Mental Health Giveaway Hop
March 20-27, 2014
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Reading in Twilight
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Having a teen daughter can be tough and times. Below is a book that inspired me in regards to mother and daughter relationships.

Also, quick tips can be found in this article:

15 Insights on Improving Mother-Daughter Relationships
by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

1. Make the first move.
2. Change yourself.
3. Have realistic expectations.

READ the complete list with details here


Glitter and Glue
by Kelly Corrigan
Just released: Feb 2014

From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between mothers and daughters.

When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting.

But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go home. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the house where she was raised, her mother’s voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral.

This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.


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  1. Omg I'm crying. What a beautiful speech! What a real and beautiful moving speech. I can relate to it so much. Thank you.

  2. Watched (and enjoyed) the video. I'd love to read this book.

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  3. Loved this inspiring talk. The book would be memorable.Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I liked the honesty that sometimes is hidden from mother's speeches.


  5. I´m speechless. I really would love to read the book!

  6. This was a lovely video. I've been wanting to read this book for a very long time. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

  7. Just so wonderful thank you.


  8. Wow. That was wonderful. I would love to read her book.

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  9. Oh my goodness, I loved the video! It was funny at parts yet incredibly touching.

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  10. Really inspiring.. I think I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. A moving intervention.


  12. I love the video and want to read the book,... thanks for the giveaway :)

  13. I am about to be a father for the second time.
    I liked to hear her intervention and will offer this to my wife for her to read as my first daughter grows up! [at]

  14. I am not yet prepared to be a mother, but her words gave me some courage!
    Thanks for this!


  15. I'm not a mother but I am a daughter and this made me bawl because it represents family...not just parenthood or being a mother. It's funny and beautiful. :)


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