Several local Catholic mothers recently released the book Mothering, An Art of the Heart: Nine Moms with Forty-Three Children Share Their Reflections from the Empty Nest, which compiles their insights about raising their children. The book is available on CreateSpace and Amazon.com.
Authors are Sheila Roney, Patricia Bertucci, Patricia Urban, Mary Dahl Maher, Patricia Costigan, Elizabeth O’Toole, Diane Knittle, Suzanne Shady, and JoAnn Figueiredo.
The book stemmed from a conversation several of the mothers were having over coffee about a son who had turned his life around and had secured a good job, prompting one of the moms to suggest that they should write a book about their experiences mothering. Through conversations together and the guidance of a project manager, the mothers stitched together a book on the important aspects of their individual journeys, including joy, nurturing, socialization, values, traditions, faith and humor.