Moods of Motherhood:
the inner journey of mothering
Release: November 2014
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910559-21-5 | $15.99 | £10.99 | 8.5″x 5.5″ | 216x140mm | 240PP
eBook: ISBN 978-1-910559-04-8 | 978-1-910559-05-5
Categories: Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood
Moods of Motherhood charts the inner journey of motherhood, giving voice to the often nebulous, unspoken tumble of emotions that motherhood evokes: tenderness, frustration, joy, grief, anger, depression and love. Lucy H. Pearce explores the taboo subjects of maternal ambiguity, competitiveness, and the quest for perfection, offering support, acceptance, and hope to mothers everywhere. Though the story is hers, it could be yours.
This is a book full of Lucy’s trademark searing honesty and raw emotions, which have brought such a global following of mothers to her work.
Each page of this book contains another piece of truth, a moment of time captured evocatively that speaks to my soul on a level I never thought a stranger could. All at once, her words make me laugh, cry, breathe sighs of relief and wish to hug her. This book is a gold mine of must-read loveliness that I think every mama will enjoy as well as find truth in it.
Summer Thorp-Lancaster, Summer Doula.com
Lucy’s writing is gutsy, honest, touching, and very real. Her words leap off the page to reach right into the heart of the mothering life. She does not shy away from ‘ugly’ topics and in so doing makes a potent, vibrant, necessary connection to that which we find in ourselves, but may not voice.
Molly Remer, Talk Birth.com; author of Womanrunes
Lucy’s frank and forthright style paired with beautiful language and her talent for storytelling will have any parent nodding, crying and laughing along – appreciating the good and the bad, the hard and the soft, the light and the dark. It is a must-read for any new mother.
Lucy’s column and blog helped me through my own parenting journey, and Moods of Motherhood will be a wonderful companion to the new mother as she finds her own way through the maze of wonderment that comes with becoming a mama.
Consider this a tribe of mothers to carry with you wherever you go, so that you can find comfort and companionship at all times – especially when those mothers around you are putting on a brave face!
Zoe Foster, JUNO magazine
Lucy’s honesty about her life as a full time homemaker, with three children and a multitude of other hats she wears, will take you on a gentle roller coaster ride of emotions! I laughed and cried all the way through this book, and identified with so much of it! Hugely recommended to all mothers…and fathers if you want some insight into our lives!
Rachael Hertogs, author of Menarche: a journey into womanhood
So many parenting books out there actually have very little in them about the parents. Lucy on the other hand writes from the heart of the mother to all mothers. She talks of the joys and the love of having children but she also talks of the things unspoken; about anger and guilt. It has been so helpful to me to read of a real mother, so much like me, so much like all of us. Reading this book I feel I am walking along side others, I feel comforted by the fact that I am not alone in my mixture of feelings, my mixture of abilities. I cannot recommend this book enough!
Laura Angel, Nestled Under Rainbows
Moods of Motherhood took me by surprise – I marvel at how well Lucy has managed to convey the mixed emotional bag that is motherhood. In one entry she captures the sheer joy of watching your children grow and learn, and I think “yes, that’s what motherhood is all about” and in the next she writes of the mind-numbing frustration that you can feel, and I nod along and think “Yes, I have been here too.”
I loved Lucy’s book because it reminded me that we are not alone, that the highs and lows of motherhood are normal, real, and to be embraced.
Lisa Healy, award-winning blogger at Mama.ie
Moods of Motherhood gets under your skin and into your veins – something very few mothering books manage to do. Lucy’s raw honesty and fearless approach to expressing all facets of motherhood means that the reader can relax and feel they don’t need to be anything other than who they already are.
There’s no moral agenda to make you a *nicer* mother, or a *better* one – yet if women follow her advice about looking after their *whole* selves, and in particular, nurturing and tending to their unique creative inner flame, then the consequence of that is no doubt a happier, more balanced mother, and a more contented mother undoubtedly means a ripple effect on her family and home life in general.
Paula Cleary, Go With The Flow Doula.co.uk