M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood
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See all our Free alphabet printables including worksheets, printable crafts, hands-on activities and more! Plus here are some of our reader favorites: Seriously, I thought these stories were good enough, many of them, the first THREE times they were published. Five times, in at least one case, and possibly two. But there is not a single new story in this collection, folks. I almost titled this review "R is for Ripoff."
Reading how life is with Autism as a teenager from an inside perspective is priceless. I've always said the best way to understand Autistic people is to talk to them and let them tell how it is. M does that in this book.Additional warning** Several of these stories appear elsewhere. I get that short stories are often published on their own before becoming part of anthology, but what I'm referring to is that the short stories are already in a short-story book OR they are fully published as their own book by Gaiman. A smidge frustrating. No doubt Abbie loves the Lord, her husband, and her kids. I appreciated her desire to share her goal of Biblical based mothering and wanting more from this generation of Christian “mamas.” However, I consider myself a high capacity mom of 3 boys who wears many hats similar to Abbie, but I felt like I only read all the things I was subpar at that she excels. She calls it conviction if you feel less than, I felt like it was straight up guilt/shame. And even if she said “follow me as I follow Christ” referencing Paul… I certainly felt like she gave every opportunity she could to just say - actually just follow me and my ways. But there's a better way! M Is for Mama: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood provides a rallying cry for mothers to join together in seeking Biblical truth as they embrace motherhood and part the cultural sea.
The book is primarily narrated by a 13-year-old girl who calls herself M. M can't understand why she can't be "normal" like the rest of the kids in her classes, thinks her father must have left because of her, gets frustrated with her mother's misunderstandings of her, and sees her anxiety as a ferocious creature that is constantly stalking her and threatening to overtake her. M doesn't seem to fit in with any of the kids in her class, and her pain and frustration becomes more clear during her meetings with a counselor. Part of the book is narrated by M's mother, which give the reader a bit more understanding of her struggles to understand her daughter while desperately seeking signs of her reciprocated love. As always, I found my students’ interest in monsters as a good springboard for learning. That’s why I decided to come up with an easy alphabet craft that they’ll love.
Spring –Letter Matching Spring Activity for Preschoolers, Flower Letter Recognition Games Printable, Hop It Alphabet Matching Game Printable, Spring Shower Alphabet Matching Game, Bunny Letter Matching Puzzles M" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "em," op. cit. Don't for a moment assume from the cute cover that this is a children's book. Possibly it may be marketed as YA, but I'd suggest this is more suited for slightly older reader.
Understanding and education are key to us all getting along and I think this book should be in every school library and all children, autistic or not, should be encouraged to read this book and it's sequel which I've not yet read but intend to. Of all the stories, "The Price" - of course - is extra special. I first read this story many moons ago via Mr Gaiman's "Smoke & Mirrors" anthology. I loved it then and love it just as much now. I remember Mum & I talking about it for ages after a cuppa. We're both cat lovers and agreed this story could possibly explain the mysterious scratches and hurts that seem to have appeared on family cats over the years. Defending their home & hearth. Scary thought & utterly plausible (yes, I have a very vivid imagination). The quality, some sections, some insights.. I would give 3 stars maybe. But I just can’t rate higher than 2 or else it might look like a recommendation.
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By telling M's story, the students of Limpsfield Grange School have told their own stories and have done everyone a valuable service. Not only have they provided awareness that autism doesn't just affect boys and helped readers get priceless insight into how autism works, but they have also helped parents and caregivers of kids with autism, like myself, be more aware of their own behaviors and provided those with autism with a book that just might help them understand more about this thing called autism that seems to take up so much of the space around and within them. M's counselor's messages to M about her value as a person being about so much more than her autism were something that all people should hear, and I'm incredibly grateful that I discovered this little gem of a book. a b c d "M definition and meaning". Collins English Dictionary. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021 . Retrieved 9 February 2021.