There's a new book coming out soon that I really want called, Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who...
There's a new book coming out soon that I really want called, Holding Her Head High: 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History. single mother bookThe book was written by actress, Janine Turner and covers, "Stories of twelve such women from the third to the twenty-first centuries, women who found ways to twist their fates to represent God's destiny for their lives." I think it sounds a little religious - so I'm hoping the slant is ok for everyone. Religion is fine, I just don't like over-laden religion, especially in books. However, the pros of this book sound amazing. Here's the book description:
"These uniquely powerful, brave women, within the scope of their own world and times, are like the ninety-nine percent of single mothers today who never intended to carry that distinction. They are abandoned, widowed, or divorced, all carrying wounds, yet they also all found ways to exhibit courage, kindness, dignity, and faith to heal themselves by healing others. Actress Janine Turner, herself a single mother, describes the social implications for women and children from the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages to Pioneer days, including a single mother of slavery. Stories from women like Rachel Lavein Fawcett, abandoned single mother of Alexander Hamilton; Abagail Adams, a wartime widow; Harriet Jacobs, an unwed mother of slavery whose autobiography was published the year the Civil War began; and widowed Belva Lockwood, the first woman to officially run for President, all carrying wounds but all offering insight, wisdom, and encouragement."
I think I'll check it out at the library. The stories sound nice, and I like hearing about mamas who beat any sort of odds. Being a single mama myself, I know that being single is an odd - it makes things harder - but it's good to know that it's not impossible to be a happy single mama who raises healthy, happy kids.

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