Thursday, May 6, 2010

For You on Mother's Day

Recently, a friend shared a link to a youtube video that she thought I would really enjoy.  It was an author doing a reading of her new book, a memoir on motherhood.  Enjoy it I did!  And it got me thinking about another book I had recently read based on an online review I had read.  Both the book and the video shared interesting and poignant perspectives on what being a mom is all about. 

With Mother's Day just a few days away, I decided to depart from my regular postings on re-entering the world of work.  Instead, I wanted to give you a little gift.  So...go make a cup of fresh tea or coffee, get comfortable, and enjoy the next 3 video is the clip a friend sent me, one is from an author whose newest book I've enjoyed so much, and the other one features one of our dearest national treasures...

Dr. Maya Angelou's Letter to My Daughter is a book she wrote for us.  While she is the proud mother of a son, she considers us all her daughters.  In this video, she talks about the book, a bit about her life, and even graciously shares some of her precious wisdom. You'll want to get your hands on your very own copy of Letters once you watch the video.  Better still, download the audio version on itunes or to get the added bonus of getting to listen to Dr. Angelou share these wonderful lessons and stories.

Next in line is Katrina Kenison reading from her Gift of An Ordinary DayI won't even attempt to describe this video as a lady in the audience says it best at the end of Kenison's talk when she declares, "Now, isn't that the truth!"

The third part of my hat trick Mother's Day gift to you highlights Kelly Corrigan, author of the bestseller The Middle Place, talking about why she wrote her newest book, Lift, a little book with huge heart that talks about raising daughters.  I loved this book so much, I bought a bunch of these to give as gifts.  I'm already in need of a re-order despite the fact that it was just published less than 8 weeks ago.

I promise to get back to the subject at hand, helping Comeback Moms to make a successful re-entry onto the career roadway, next week!  I sincerely hope you enjoyed these treats.  Happy Mother's Day!!

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