A Labor of Love

An Autobiography


Author: Anne Geddes

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740765620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Beginning with early childhood memories and continuing through her 25-year career, Anne Geddes reveals the events, emotions and images that have shaped her life.

Labor of Love

The Invention of Dating


Author: Moira Weigel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374713138

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8418

“Does anyone date anymore?” Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That’s not the way to find true love. The first women who made dates with strangers were often arrested for prostitution; long before “hookup culture,” there were “petting parties”; before parents worried about cell phone apps, they fretted about joyrides and “parking.” Dating is always dying. But this does not mean that love is dead. It simply changes with the economy. Dating is, and always has been, tied to work. Lines like “I’ll pick you up at six” made sense at a time when people had jobs that started and ended at fixed hours. But in an age of contract work and flextime, many of us have become sexual freelancers, more likely to text a partner “u still up?” Weaving together over one hundred years of history with scenes from the contemporary landscape, Labor of Love offers a fresh feminist perspective on how we came to date the ways we do. This isn't a guide to “getting the guy.” There are no ridiculous “rules” to follow. Instead, Weigel helps us understand how looking for love shapes who we are—and hopefully leads us closer to the happy ending that dating promises.

Labor of Love

Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies


Author: Heather Jacobson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584388

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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While the practice of surrogacy has existed for millennia, new fertility technologies have allowed women to act as gestational surrogates, carrying children that are not genetically their own. While some women volunteer to act as gestational surrogates for friends or family members, others get paid for performing this service. The first ethnographic study of gestational surrogacy in the United States, Labor of Love examines the conflicted attitudes that emerge when the ostensibly priceless act of bringing a child into the world becomes a paid occupation. Heather Jacobson interviews not only surrogate mothers, but also their family members, the intended parents who employ surrogates, and the various professionals who work to facilitate the process. Seeking to understand how gestational surrogates perceive their vocation, she discovers that many regard surrogacy as a calling, but are reluctant to describe it as a job. In the process, Jacobson dissects the complex set of social attitudes underlying this resistance toward conceiving of pregnancy as a form of employment. Through her extensive field research, Jacobson gives readers a firsthand look at the many challenges faced by gestational surrogates, who deal with complicated medical procedures, delicate work-family balances, and tricky social dynamics. Yet Labor of Love also demonstrates the extent to which advances in reproductive technology are affecting all Americans, changing how we think about maternity, family, and the labor involved in giving birth. For more, visit http://www.heatherjacobsononline.com/

Labor of Love


Author: Murray Leinster

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612102425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 5

View: 7315

There's a basic difference in the method of thinking we of today use as against that used a millennium or more ago. It's remarkably hard to spot - because we assume that, of course, everybody always thought this way, didn't they . . .

Labor of Love

One Chicago Teacher's Experience


Author: Deborah Lynch Walsh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595097200

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 9486

A personal account of one teacher’s journey through the labyrinth that is urban public education. While claiming to need teachers meeting the highest of intellectual and professional standards, the educational bureaucracy really demands bureaucrats who execute decisions, not professionals who make decisions. The teacher whose life is at the center of this book, turns, surprisingly, to her union to reclaim what she believes to be the legacy of her profession. Thus, begins a parallel journey into the inner workings of the teachers’ union movement. She finds another contradiction as compelling as the first: Does the teachers’ union represent "workers" or "professionals?” Is it to focus strictly on bread and butter issues or are professional issues also its concern--even its obligation? Written by someone who knows both the school system and the union from the inside out, this book asks the tough questions, explodes the erroneous myths, and exposes the conflicting contradictions in public education and in its union movement. Most of all, however, it describes the enormous stakes that await the decision that the teachers themselves have to make. It comes down to one critical question: Are they “workers” or are they “professionals?” [author bio]Deborah Lynch Walsh is a Chicago Public School teacher, an activist in the Chicago Teachers Union, and an advocate for teacher empowerment and education reform. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in education, and a Ph. D. in educational policy analysis. Walsh has worked in schools and unions for 25 years.

A Labor of Love

The Journals of a Mystic


Author: Linda Sullivan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595293050

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

View: 6639

This is the true story of a young woman in search of love and her mystical master who stumbles upon a secret society of mystical jazz musicians. Will she find love? Will she find her master? What actually unfolds is stranger than fiction, as she follows the mystical path laid out for her into magic that surpasses all belief or comprehension.

Labor of Love


Author: Brandy L Rivers

Publisher: Brandy L Rivers

ISBN: 0990784460

Category: Fiction

Page: 33

View: 4648

Memories not her own made Darla run. Fear of the unknown kept her hiding. Without her, Tomahawk is incomplete. Someone knows what each is missing, and moves to put them back together. Will love seal their fate?

Labor of Love

Mother in Training\A Billionaire and a Baby


Author: Marie Ferrarella

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373688350

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1182

A charming trio of adorable romances celebrates the wonders of impending motherhood and includes Sharon Sala's "Sympathy Pains," in which an expectant single mom rescues a gorgeous widower's baby daughter, an event that will change her life forever. Original.

Labor of Love


Author: Emily Franklin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480452262

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3778

Love finally connects with her mother—and finds her whole world turned upside down Big changes are afoot for Love Bukowski. Just when she meets her half-sister for the first time in Los Angeles, she gets a call from her long-lost mother and hops a plane back to Martha’s Vineyard. Love is ready to embrace the new and exciting steps toward her senior year—but in Massachusetts, she finds more than she bargained for. Her mom is still not there, her boyfriend, Charlie, has changed from a down-to-earth guy into someone she’s not sure she knows anymore, and her old flame Jacob is wearing his heart on his short-sleeved tee. She could use some advice, but her dad doesn’t have all the answers. Arabella’s in California, and her best buddy Chris has distractions of his own. Only one woman can clear things up—one who’s never been a part of Love’s life before.

Labor of Love


Author: Arlene Warner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595287085

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3023

Can Nessa, granddaughter of a Southern belle, find love in 1898 Oklahoma Territory? Homesteader Sam Jackson falls in love with fifteen-year-old Nessa, Love at first sight. When Nessa's father gives Sam permission to court her, she realizes she must leave her childhood behind. She struggles to become a capable young woman in the rugged Oklahoma Territory of the late 1890s, while Sam labors to win her love, and provide a home for her. A tornado and a blizzard bring Nessa to a closer relationship with God, and to the realization that she loves Sam. She begins to plan for her wedding, but unexpected obstacles emerge that put her marriage in jeopardy.

A Labor of Love

Weaving Your Own Virgin Birth on the Loom of Life


Author: James Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595399312

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 1875

A LABOR OF LOVE; Weaving Your Own Virgin Birth on the Loom of Life continues the metaphysical mediation of life, once again featuring Christo Sahbays, the itinerant metaphysician who infills with heart wisdom, igniting inspiration in those who have ears and want now to hear, and eyes who want now to see. This second entry in the author's new MY SPIRITUAL AWARENESS SERIES is a heartfelt extension of its predecessor that takes the reader to the divine Essence each is in order to encourage letting go of, or forgiving, those childhood images that are the warp upon which our history has been woven time and again. When the freedom to just be what we always have been, are, and always will be quickens our Spirit, we come at last to embrace our own divinity, which then leads us to embrace the divinity all of life so beautifully just Is. This second offering in the MY SPIRITUAL AWARENESS SERIES stems from the first--. A third in the series, KEYS TO THE DOOR OF TRUTH; Metaphysical Musings of a Born-Yet-Again, leads to future writings that will deal with such topics as the metaphysical meaning of Jesus and his disciples, the Sermon on the Mount, some of the various "newfound" Gospels, and those portions of the remaining three Gospels that do not replicate the content of the Gospel of John--all placed in a practical perspective.

A Labor of Love

Critical Reflections on the Writings of Marie-Catherine Desjardins (Mme de Villedieu)


Author: Roxanne Decker Lalande

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838638248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

View: 7912

"Thanks to the continued efforts of present-day seventeenth-century scholars, a study devoted to the works of Marie-Catherine Desjardins (Madame de Villedieu) should be of considerable interest to students and teachers of seventeenth-century literature, as well as a contribution to the fields of comparative literature and women's studies." "The purpose of this edition is to bring together for the first time a significant number of critical analyses on Marie-Catherine Desjardins by prominent scholars in a full-length study devoted to the full range of genres. The essays in this volume analyze a reasonable range of the author's works - novels, plays, letters, short stories - and demonstrate an impressive knowledge of the historical contexts - biographical, literary, social, and political - influencing Villedieu. The authors engage in textual analysis informed by relevant scholarship on Desjardins and on other seventeenth-century writers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Hospice, A Labor of Love


Author: Cindy Longanacre,Denise Heath,John Spivey

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827214613

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 3130

Sharing stories of real people they have encountered as professional hospice caregivers, the authors explore both the practical and philosophical aspects of the hospice movement. Straightforward and nontechnical in approach, Hospice, A Labor of Love offers help and inspiration to hospice volunteers, pastoral counselors, and the families of those who are receiving hospice care.

Praying Hearts and Labor of Love


Author: Gwendolyn Pless

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467829552

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 9548

Praying Hearts and Labor of Love is a fictional journey of life's joys and pains presented in a spiritually reflective, encouraging, uplifting and sometimes humorous view. The main characters in each one of the four short-stories are 'every day people' who persevere, and are triumphant and victorious through overwhelming and heart breaking situations. You can identify with them, cry with them and celebrate their victories with them...this book is definitely a page turner from begining to end, and will leave you smiling...send her a line or two at: [email protected] and let her know how you liked her debut release!

Love, Life & Lyrics


Author: Marcus Coble

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456846469

Category: Poetry

Page: 226

View: 5972

When you think all is lost, Love, Life, and Lyrics will bring you back to found. If you can’t find the words to say, this book will guide your tongue to say “I love you”; “You are special”; or “I miss you deeply.” Love, Life, and Lyrics was written to keep marriages together, single mothers marching forward, and lovers seeking other lovers. If you are looking to encourage, remind someone how important they are or be romantic with your wife; it’s in this book. And if you are looking to be supercharged spiritually, through stories of struggle and stories of victory than this book will feed that desire. I give you a gift that will keep on giving back.

Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow

Black Women, Work, and the Family, from Slavery to the Present


Author: Jacqueline Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465021107

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7249

The forces that shaped the institution of slavery in the American South endured, albeit in altered form, long after slavery was abolished. Toiling in sweltering Virginia tobacco factories or in the kitchens of white families in Chicago, black women felt a stultifying combination of racial discrimination and sexual prejudice. And yet, in their efforts to sustain family ties, they shared a common purpose with wives and mothers of all classes. In Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow, historian Jacqueline Jones offers a powerful account of the changing role of black women, lending a voice to an unsung struggle from the depths of slavery to the ongoing fight for civil rights.

Labor of Love

A Story for Boys


Author: Julia Magruder

Publisher: N.A



Page: 144

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