About MORE THAN A MOM
More Than A Mom: Living a Full And Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs
Almost a decade ago, we browsed together at an autism conference book display table and couldn’t find what we really needed. While we saw collections of parents’ essays and “how-to-parent-your-disabled child” books, we couldn’t find one that tackled the turmoil in our own lives.
We wrote More Than A Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life to answer those questions. After hearing from over 500 moms of kids with all kinds of special needs, we were inspired. With compromises, creativity, and determination, women find ways to create a life that works for them and for their families.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy and Heather
PRAISE FOR "MORE THAN A MOM"
“MORE THAN A MOM is more than a book -- it's a long overdue acknowledgement of what moms give to their children -- in this case, children with special needs. Baskin and Fawcett provide mothers with a smorgasbord of practical and achievable strategies for working towards a full and balanced life. By the time you finish reading it, you'll be convinced that you can take care of yourself while nurturing and advocating for your child. The authors aren't arguing that you can "have it all," but they're arguing that you can -- and should -- enjoy plenty of it.”--Ann Douglas, author, The Mother of All Parenting Books
"From the perspective of a therapist, I would recommend this book for the library of those working with the special-needs population. It can only add to the understanding one should have of the challenges faced by families of these children. It is also full of resources and tools that a professional could pass along to clients."
--ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants
Hurray for a book that makes special-needs parenting sound like something you can survive, even thrive with....With so many books on parenting children with special needs focusing on grief and loss, tragedy and recovery, struggle and strife, what a relief to pick up a book that says, 'Alright, enough moping. Let's get you a good daycare, a rocking fitness routine, and a great job!'"
--Canadian Living Magazine
"This comprehensive book will be invaluable to all parents of children with special needs and to those who work with such families. It's also a worthwhile read for mothers of more typical children, who may need reminding of the book's important central message: you are more than a mom, no matter what your child's needs are. You are a person who deserves a rich and fulfilling life.”
--Teresa Pitman, parenting author, from a review in Off the Shelf
"Readers will find this book not only an uplifting homage to the difficulties of raising a disabled child, but brimming with pragmatic advice as well. The authors give hope and practical advice to those mothers who take admirable care of their children but find it hard to take care of themselves.”--Cymbre Foster, ForeWord Magazine
"One of the best parenting books to cross my desk this year"--Denise Davy, Hamilton Spectator
For more reviews see the Woodbine House website.