Labor of Love

The Invention of Dating


Author: Moira Weigel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0374536953

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 1588

It seems as though every week there s a new app available on your smartphone promising dates aplenty just swipe right. A mate, on the other hand, is becoming harder and harder to find. The age-old quest for true love requires more effort than ever before. Let s face it: Dating is work. Which, as it happens, is exactly where it began, in the nineteenth century as prostitution. In Labor of Love, Moira Weigel dives into the secret history of dating while holding up a mirror to the contemporary dating landscape, revealing why we date the way we do and explaining why it feels so much like work. This isn't a guide to getting the guy; there are no ridiculous rules to follow in Labor of Love. This is a brilliant, fresh, and utterly original approach to help us understand how dating was invented and, hopefully, to lead us closer to the happy ending that it promises. Rights Catalog Text.

Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow

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


Author: Jacqueline Jones

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465021107

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6310

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.

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: 7972

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

The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy


Author: Thomas Beatie

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 0786741104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8458

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.

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: 6916

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

A Labor of Love

An Autobiography


Author: Anne Geddes

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740765620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7786

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

Wine Family Women of Piemonte


Author: Suzanne Hoffman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997235906


Page: 300

View: 3409

Compelling stories over many generations of the contributions of the women of 22 wine families from the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato regions of Piemonte, Italy.

Labor of Love

A Midwife's Memoir


Author: Cara Muhlhahn

Publisher: Kaplan Publishing

ISBN: 9781607146728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 7119

“Labor of Love…makes me want to stand up and shout, ‘Yes! Right on, sister!’” — Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom “A practicing certified nurse-midwife … [Muhlhahn] has the battle scars to prove it … as well as enough emotional dings to give her plain-speaking single mom’s memoir an edge.” — Booklist Cara Muhlhahn is force of nature. Single mom, jazz singer, salsa dancer, traveler, and midwife to more than 700 babies, she holds nothing back in her astonishing memoir. As one of today’s most beloved and sought-after midwives, Muhlhahn delivers an engaging story of the choices and sacrifices she has made in order to live a life of passion and devotion. At an early age, Cara wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. She decided she would help women during their most significant experience—giving birth. Balancing her medical knowledge with intuition, the challenges of single parenthood with work, and personal sacrifices with the joys of birth, Muhlhahn captures what it’s like to know your purpose, and live life to its fullest. Written with searing honesty, Labor of Love will inspire and amaze.

Labor of Love


Author: Rachel Hawthorne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061973602

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3592

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!

More Than a Labour of Love

Three Generations of Women's Work in the Home


Author: Meg Luxton

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9780889610620

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 4783

Originally published in 1980, this new edition of More Than a Labour of Love is the first of our Women's Press Classics series, which celebrates our most enduring titles. Based on participant observation and in-depth interviews, this book describes the work women do in their homes, caring for children and partners, and maintaining the house. It shows how their lives are shaped by domestic responsibilities and challenges the ways in which their work is neither recognized nor valued. Arguing that the work they do is socially necessary and central to the economy, it calls for a transformation of current social and economic relations.

Labor of Love


Author: Arlene Warner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595287085

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5403

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

How to Write a Eulogy


Author: Garry Schaeffer

Publisher: G M S Pub

ISBN: 9780964578029

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 8587

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: 2279

"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

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: 3548

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

A Conversation Between Mother and Daughter about Abortion


Author: Brianna Razlaff,Jana Razlaff

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1618627708

Category: Philosophy

Page: 122

View: 2891

I vowed to never tell my daughter the truth. I was going to take it to the grave with me. So many times, as I watched Bri grow from infant to toddler, child to teen, I would think of how incredible she is. I couldn't imagine our family without her. In fact, there would not have been a family without her. Jana Razlaff was a pro-choice teen who found herself pregnant and alone. Abortion seemed to be the only option. However, God stepped in and changed her path—she was unable to get the abortion she thought she so desperately needed. This is the true story of Jana and Brianna Razlaff. Jana, a pregnant teen, and Brianna, her almost-aborted baby. Their book gives the reader an intimate look into the mind of a teenage girl choosing abortion and the thoughts of the daughter, whose life was nearly snuffed out. Because of this unique approach, the reader will gain a new insight into both sides of this complex and controversial topic. Parents will walk away with tools to use in conversations with their daughters about abortion and sex. Young girls and women will find the courage to really think about the impact of their choices. And those who have chosen abortion will find healing and restoration in the forgiving arms of God.

Your Labor of Love

A Spiritual Companion for Expectant Mothers


Author: Agnes M. Penny

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618901494

Category: Religion

Page: 137

View: 8423

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.

Labor of Love


Author: Emily Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440619840

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5015

Just when Love meets her half-sister in LA, her dad calls to burst her blissful summer bubble. Her mother, whose identity was kept a mystery her entire life, is in Martha's Vineyard. Love has to cut her trip short and book it home. Unfortunately, what she finds isn't her mother, but a whole world turned upside down. For one thing, Love's boyfriend Charlie has traded in his fishing pole for a pair of stiff khakis to please his equally stiff and overbearing parents. Meanwhile, her ex professes to still have feelings for her. Thankfully she has her friends and Dad to rely on. But even Dad doesn't have all the answers. Only one woman can clear things up, a woman who's never known Love. Has she come back to stay? Maybe ignorance was bliss.

Labor of Love

Mother in Training\A Billionaire and a Baby


Author: Marie Ferrarella

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373688350

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9142

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.

A Labour Of Love: A Guide To Natural Childbirth Without Fear


Author: Gabrielle Targett

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483544435

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 307

View: 4237

This book presents information in an empowering, confident, open and honest way. It is written from the eclectic experiences of Gabrielle Targett who has worked as a doula and independent childbirth educator for over ten years. As mother of three children all naturally birthed in the water, Gabrielle has a wealth of experience and knowledge which she shares in this unique book. The information is beautifully intertwined with stories from the heart, backed up by factual information and quotes from other authors who write about childbirth education; the likes of Ina May Gaskin, Spiritual Midwifery and Dr Grantly Dick-Read, Childbirth Without Fear. A Labour of Love is a non-medical approach to childbirth that emphasises empowering and asserting confidence in women and their partners. Each and every chapter has something to offer, to assist in acknowledging just what is necessary when preparing for a natural birth. It also assists de-mystifies and questions the fear surrounding birth today. This book covers so many issues that are often overlooked as being of importance when preparing for a natural birth. Considering the main points addressed in this book are actually ‘The Fundamental Ideas’ and ‘Information’ based on factual information which all women/couples should be aware of prior to giving birth and experiencing a natural labour and birth.