Purple Leaves, Red Cherries
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Purple Leaves, Red Cherries

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Purple Leaves, Red Cherries offers a non-judgmental, up-front and diverse examination of how motherhood impacts women’s lives.

Mothers can learn from other women’s experiences, share their own stories and benefit from the book’s toolkit, which is designed to help women cope with the complexities of motherhood.
Hardcover, 177 pages
Published May 2nd 2011
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Better than chocolate, a blissful treat for a mothers heart and soul!

Purple Leaves, Red Cherries is a collection of beautiful art and inspirational short essays written by mothers, for mothers. It is a total of 48 stories in all divided into 12 sections. This is certainly a book I wished had been around when my children were very little, as that time in my life left me feeling the most alone and vulnerable, when it came to mothering. To read the words of these women brought through some real con...more
One of the worst baby books so far. Well, it was so bad that I even brought it to work so my colleagues could enjoy the short stories - and have a good laugh. Content is great to read if it would be found somewhere on a blog, or a web-site where people share their personal stories of all sorts. But to be put in a book, and presented as something that can comfort, inspire and make me believe that despite all of this life is great... Well, do not need to read this opus for it. My own friends and r...more
This would be a great gift for an expecting or new mom. Each of the true anecdotes in this book is short, easy to read even if you only have a moment to yourself or if you are exhausted. But the best thing of all is that these moms share some universal truths about motherhood that aren't usually shared and that aren't necessarily reflected in the popular images and literature of motherhood. For example...It is normal to not feel blissful and serene all the time. Not breastfeeding is okay if it i...more
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A great read for any mother. As a new mom, it's sometimes hard to sort through all the emotions that go along with this job. It is comforting to hear other perspectives on what moms feel or go through. There is so much pressure these days to be a perfect mom, it is refreshing to find that other women don't have it all together, all the time.
Wonderful and beautiful illustrated book.
Stories are personal and real....I read this book in a few hours,it was compelling and the mothers are from all walks of life,beginning from
the journey of motherhood.
I loved the graphics,colours and real stories.
This makes an EXCELLENT gift for any mother--from the first time pregnant woman or the grandmother celebrating her 10th grandchild. The book is down to earth, heartwarming, and dynamic.
A beautiful book for all mothers, especially those with babies or young children. Lovely illustrations and words of reassurance and comfort.
This book is perfect for Mother's Day!
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