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Author Dillon, Alena, author.

Title My body is a big fat temple : an ordinary story of pregnancy and early motherhood / Alena Dillon.

Publication Info. Norwalk, CT : Woodhall Press, [2021]


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 GDL Grandview Library Children's, Parents' Shelf    j 92 Dillon,A DIL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's, Parents' Shelf.
Edition First edition.
Description 191 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary My Body Is A Big Fat Temple, a memoir of pregnancy and early motherhood, follows a writer as she debates having children, miscarries, faces morning sickness, uncertainty, physical impairments, labor, breastfeeding, the "baby blues," the heartache of not loving her son as she thinks she should, parenting through a plague, until finally (basically, mostly) blossoming into her new identity. Creating life is a primal phenomenon. It requires grit, resilience, and a lot of bathroom breaks. There are dry heaves and darkened nipples, crotch lightning and brain fuzz, milk stains, sleep regressions, and equal amounts of despair and joy. It's a complicated magic. The undertaking is airbrushed to preserve the ideal of motherhood, and exacerbated by a culture that dictates what women can do and how they should feel. We don't get the full story, so mothers with unromantic experiences feel like aberrations, and worse, alone. This is why the voices of women matter. The voices of mothers matter. Here's one to remind you of the important things.
Subject Dillon, Alena.
Pregnancy -- Anecdotes.
Motherhood -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781949116878 (paperback)
1949116875 (paperback)

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