A Labor of Love

An Autobiography


Author: Anne Geddes

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740765620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4197

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: 5825

“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, 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: 999

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

Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies


Author: Heather Jacobson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584388

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 1477

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/

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: 1471

"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

Labor of Love


Author: Murray Leinster

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612102425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 5

View: 9252

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


Author: Arlene Warner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595287085

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7964

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.

Labor of Love

Mother in Training\A Billionaire and a Baby


Author: Marie Ferrarella

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373688350

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3168

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.

Hospice, A Labor of Love


Author: Cindy Longanacre,Denise Heath,John Spivey

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 9780827214613

Category: Medical

Page: 128

View: 5096

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.

A Labor of Love

A Complete Guide to Childbirth for the Mind, Body and Soul of the Jewish Woman


Author: Rachel Broncher

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781568713274

Category: Childbirth

Page: 375

View: 4524

A complete guide to childbirth for the mind, body, and soul of the Jewish woman. This sensitively-written, comprehensive book leaves no aspects of labor and delivery unmentioned. From epidurals to exercises, breathing to breastfeeding, and lots of positive encouragement, this is a book every expectant Jewish mother will find valuable. The author, a renowned childbirth teacher, with over twenty-five years of experience, combines vital information, practical guidance, and the timeless wisdom of our rich Jewish heritage to empower women to make their birth a labor of love. With a foreward by Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, M.D. Includes ribbon bookmark and a special bonus CD featuring deep relaxation techniques.

Labor of Love


Author: Rachel Hawthorne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061973602

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2626

To Do: Investigate the French Quarter Buy new hammer Stop worrying that hard hat is going to ruin my hair Stop thinking about ex-boyfriend. No guys this summer! Find some cool jazz clubs to visit later Get psychic readings with Jenna and Amber Get Jenna and Amber to stop talking about psychic readings, the cute guy the psychic said I would meet, and the cute guy I just met. No guys this summer!!! Throw self into work. Stop thinking about the cute guy!

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: 2901

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.

Labor of Love


Author: Emily Franklin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480452262

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4298

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

The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy


Author: Thomas Beatie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786741104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9935

Thomas Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant and due to give birth in July. The news made headlines across the globe, but it’s only one chapter in a fascinating saga. Labor of Love reveals Beatie’s unique life experiences: his less-than-idyllic childhood in Hawaii, his feelings of being a young man trapped in the body of a woman, his fight to conceive a child, and the obstacles surrounding the delivery. This astonishing narrative permits an intimate look at a family that refuses to let other people’s definitions of family deter them from creating one on their own terms. Labor of Love is much more than the story of a unique pregnancy and birth — it’s a beautiful and controversial love story about going against the tide, a powerful statement about the evolution of family and identity in the new millennium.

A Labor of Love

The Journals of a Mystic


Author: Linda Sullivan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595293050

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 80

View: 2188

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.

A Labor of Love

How to Write a Eulogy


Author: Garry Schaeffer

Publisher: G M S Pub

ISBN: 9780964578029

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 4422

Health, a Conscious Truth

A true labor of love.


Author: Diana Andrew

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452554228

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 80

View: 5519

This book was written with the intentional pursuit to change the way people think and feel about health. This book is intended to make you feel understood as a human being with feelings, with a past, and with a future. Health consists of you. This book was written with you in mind, in spirit, in body, and in truth. This is not a how-to of health; it is a book written with love, compassion, and understanding.

Labor of Love


Author: Mary Manners

Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN: 1522300910

Category: Fiction

Page: 119

View: 6293

Addy Shaw lost her husband to a heart attack only months after they bought their dream house in the country. Together, they had plans to turn the hundred acre ranch into something profitable. But now, Addy’s heart feels as barren and raw as the unworked land that surrounds her. Angry and bitter, Addy is determined to never let anyone close enough to make her hurt again. Jace Baldwin gave up his quest for the perfect eight-second ride after an accident nearly claimed his life. He’s turned his sights to ranching, and, at only thirty-six, is considered one of the youngest experts in the horse industry. Jace spends his days working his family’s land and wondering how he might acquire the rich and untapped neighboring land from elusive Addy Shaw. When an unexpected turn of events leads Jace to Addy’s doorstep, he’s torn. Helping her turn her land to the good will mean bypassing the sale he desires. But Addy’s need and that of her son, Garrett, waken tenderness in Jace’s heart that he cannot deny. And when Addy confides in Jace a troubling secret held tight to her heart, he wonders whether the turn of events will bring him and Addy closer together or shatter any hope they might have for a future, together.

Your Labor of Love

A Spiritual Companion for Expectant Mothers


Author: Agnes M. Penny

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618901494

Category: Religion

Page: 137

View: 3186

In this book, the author shares the very Catholic spiritual solutions she found to the problems and struggles of pregnancy. In 36 short chapters, she covers many topics, including Love's Great Adventure, Tiredness, Mood Swings, Praying for Your Baby, Seeking Physical Comfort, Fearfulness, Bearing Saints, A Long Wait, Marital Difficulties, Post Partum, and many others. A great support for young mothers, it is perfect for women who want to accept the challenges and joys of motherhood according to God's will. Highly practical, truly Catholic and very uplifting.