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On Becoming a Mother

March 4, 2014
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Having a baby is a private miracle, yet it is also the source of much shared joy. For this reason, women and families in every country and every culture have customs to ensure that the journey into motherhood is marked and remembered. From the favourite proverbs printed on the khangas used to carry African newborns to the origins of the baby shower and the Japanese ritual where Sumo wrestlers make babies cry, each page of this new book is filled with inspiration, humour, and insight about the beginnings of parenthood. add to cart

This beautifully curated collection of traditions, folk songs, stories, crafts, lessons and advice from mothers around the world is the perfect gift for the new mother or mother-to-be.

Hear motherhood secrets from:

  • TV Presenter Davina McCall on her home births
  • Fashion designer Donna Karan on the idea of mothering
  • Writer and broadcaster Emma Freud on the funny times
  • Actor Rebecca Front on the importance of listening and explaining
  • Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis on the restorative power of friendship