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What have you read recently,or in the past,that has really inspired you?thought provoking?mind opening?interesting ideas or just a damn good read.Thanks

Mummy to 4

Apparently everyone knew about this book apart from me lol! But I found a copy of “Celebrating the Great Mother” in the local charity shop, and it’s wonderful, full of great ideas to celebrate the seasons etc.

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The bosom of the Mother is the natural pillow of her offspring.

Funnily enough I was looking at this book on amazon only this morning!!Thank

Mummy to 4

Winter stories by Tove Jansson (creator of the moomins)

clothes, clothes, clothes, music, music, music, boys, boys, boys by viv albertine (of the slits)

‘Buddhism for Mothers’ is amazing and so is ‘Hold on to your Kids.’ Also love Ten Mindful Minutes.
Sterling Silver Charms hand knotted onto hemp or waxed cotton card and set against beautiful keepsake cards with inspiring quotes and words.

Notes on a Waldorf inspired family life:

Love Tove Jansson! I don’t read much that could be classified as uplifting, but you did say thought-provoking, so I will recommend _The Other Hand_ by Chris Cleave (published as _Little Bee_ in the US and Canada) and _Hand-Me-Down World_ by Lloyd Jones. Just for opening your eyes/making you think about immigration, race, etc.

I loved ‘The Other Hand’ but I did find it disturbing too.  I haven’t read much recently due to work and not enough sleep but my favourite book from 2014 is a really chick lit book ‘A hundred pieces of me’.  I really enjoyed it and it has inspired me to take photos again.  It also made me think about what is important to me - helps with the constant decluttering.  It is not a ‘worthy’ book but was a jolly good read! 


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