Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood is an anthology that aspires to encourage today’s moms in their vocation of motherhood. From beautiful poetry to practical tips, essays that capture the small moments of motherhood and reflections on mothering in today’s world, this slender anthology brings together a wealth of wisdom from five ordinary yet inspiring moms.
From the forward by Roberta
Few women I knew celebrated their birth stories or breastfeeding experiences, and it was heartbreaking to me that so few mothers spoke joyfully about being vessels for the miracle of life. I believe that being able to bear children is the highest privilege a human can experience, and yet I saw—both personally and in media—a multitude of examples which regarded motherhood as a curse, of sorts.
I discovered other bloggers who are up to transforming the landscape of motherhood. These writer-moms offer up a glimpse of their lives, courageously sharing their family philosophies and strategies. Many of these perspectives are directly contrary to mainstream parenting in our culture today: freedom of personal choice throughout pregnancy, midwifery, bearing more children than national averages, homeschooling, backyard homesteading and living a faithful life. The women featured in this book are rebels in today’s birthing and parenting culture.
Meet the Love Rebel authors
Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood features writing by myself plus these four lovely bloggers:
Anna Eastland—Just East of Crazyland
Monique Les—The Hard of Hearing Mommy
Melanie Jean Juneau—Joy of 9
Monique LeBlanc—The Last Time Change
Advance reviews for Love Rebel:
“Full of earnest and joyful contributions that inspire and affirm, this exuberant anthology resonates with love and authenticity. It serves as an earthy and affectionate antidote to a world that suggests that motherhood should be considered an afterthought instead of a priority.” ~ Dymphny Dronyk, Q. Med., Senior Consultant & Manager at Communica Public Affairs, President of the League of Canadian Poets Council, and Editor/Publisher at blue skies poetry
“Pope Francis challenges moms and dads to dream about their children… and this little book is a great beginning. I’m a big believer in affirming what is good and in this short work, five spiritually alive mothers make the case brilliantly.” ~ Father Julio Lagos
“There are no cultural boundaries when it comes to love, faith and motherhood. Echoed with laughs and tears, I got inspired by each love rebel’s own experiences, honest reflections and ordinary yet spirit-lifting deeds!” ~ Odilia Lee, monthly columnist of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Evergreen News
“Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood gives comfort and encouragement to its readers by reaffirming the value of their roles within their families, and as a child of God in their own rite.” ~ Lisa Whelton, Made Just for You By Lisa Designs
“Bonnie Way has a way with words in which you can’t help but feel like you are actually there. This book took me back to when my child was small and made me miss all of those things that makes raising a small child so memorable.” ~ Kristy-Lea Tritz, Personal Coach
“Go, rebel moms! Your lives of ‘motherhood as a choice and vocation’ will sow the seeds of love our culture needs: to encourage us all in a way of love, to challenge our 20th century feminist assumptions, and to remind us that a mother’s task is a gigantic act of love. These writers give a voice to the challenge and at the same time celebrate it.” ~ Mary Gallagher, Ascend Online homeschooling coach
“This powerful collection, written by moms worth looking up to, makes me want to be even more rebellious!” ~ Ulrika Drevniok, RN
More places Love Rebel has been featured:
Kimberley Payne’s Books for Book Lovers Blog
Glynis M. Belec’s blog