This book may be about a mother coming to terms with a son who has Down Syndrome, but it isn't just for parents of kids with special needs. The writer's raw, beautiful writing about the roller coaster ride she was on draws you right in. Her story and wisdom will leave you with a surge of hope.
If your own mother brought you up believing that a child would take away your independence and freedom, might you be a bit ambivalent about procreating? Exactly. After a lifetime of figuring she didn't want a baby, Rebecca Walker took the parent plunge and here, gives details, candid confessions and insights that speak to us.
Deciding to parent without a partner will feel much less lonely with this book. It's packed with useful tips and insider scoop from the author, a single mother of two, as well as child experts and 100-plus single women. Sperm donor? "Daddy" questions? No topic is taboo, making this an ultimate resource guide.
Dan Savage explores gay marriage with his usual sense of humor in this smart book. Although he's in favor of same-sex couples, and readily explains to his 6-year-old what it means to be gay and married, he himself isn't sure he's ready to commit. Savage shows that there's one thing that brings any family together: love.
Philosophy professor and renowned author Peter Kreeft wanted to leave a legacy to his children, and readers, of the life lessons he's learned. So he put together a collection of messages about family, faith, morality, priorities and more. The book may be a quick read, but the impact will stay with you long after you're done.
At 37, writer Jesse Green fell in love with a man who is a father to an adopted boy. In his memoir he interweaves the tale of that relationship, his upbringing, the couple's adoption of a second boy, and their parenting journey as he takes a broader look at what it means for gay people to become parents.
This adaptation of an online journal is an exceptionally relatable look at Motherhood, Take 2. The book opens with the writer's discovery that she's pregnant, and tracks her nine months—complete with hand-wringing about how her second will affect her relationship with her first one—through new babyhood.
Single mom and recovering alcoholic Anne Lamott documents the first year of her son's life in this critically acclaimed, much-beloved memoir. The writing's quirky, the insights are plentiful, the cast of characters is fascinating and the extreme honesty is admirable.