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You could win one of six books we have to give away by posting your comment about motherhood after 40 on this blog. Just scroll down and tell us which book you’d like to win and why.

BOOK 1: THREE WISHES: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Three-Wishes-Heartbreak-Astonishing-Motherhood/dp/0316079065), by Carey Goldberg, Pamela Ferdinand, and Beth Jones

THREE WISHES is an honest account of three friends who each contemplated single motherhood—an often gripping tale full of surprising highs and lows on the road to lasting relationships and motherhood after 40.

Starting with Carey, who was the first to take the brave step of choosing a sperm donor, a chain of events began that dramatically changed the lives of each. As the “magic” vial was passed to each friend—either through “fate” or happenstance—they found marriage and motherhood.

With more women feeling compelled to face the choice of single motherhood as they approach midlife, their story is a sign of the times, and bound to resonate in the hearts of our growing multitude.

From the looming biological clock to tragedy and then joy, the journey of these three women is a revealing glimpse into modern motherhood for women in their 40’s.

BOOK 2: This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/This-Isnt-What-Expected-Overcoming/dp/0553370758), Karen R. Kleiman, M.S.W. and Valerie D. Raskin, M.D. (Five copies.)

Five copies have been donated by  Wellsprings Health Associates (http://wellspringshealth NULL.com/), a  multi-disciplinary practice specializing in women’s health and medical psychiatry, based in Chicago, IL.

Wellsprings offers clinical expertise in exploring relationship patterns, prenatal and postpartum adjustment, grief, loss and stage of life transitions in both the personal and professional realms. Other areas of specialization include working with adolescents, young adults and mothers aged 40+. They’ve also pioneered Chicago’s first over-40 mother’s to be support group.

Notes on this blog:

For a chance to win one of our give away books, please post a comment on this blog about motherhood after 40 and which book you’re interested in!

Angel La Liberte is the founder of the website Flower Power Mom.com—The Truth About Motherhood After 40 (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/)(www.flowerpowermom.com (http://www NULL.achildafter40 NULL.com/)), featuring commentary, real mom stories and expert advice about motherhood after 40. She actively advocates for more supportive attitudes towards women having children in midlife and to raise awareness of the real issues related to later life motherhood.

Angel also hosts “A Child After 40”, an online community to empower all women on the journey of motherhood after 40. To join, go to: http://www.achildafter40.com/a-child-after-40-online/

Angel gave birth to her children at 41 and 44 after conceiving naturally. For her full story, go to:http://www.achildafter40.com/my-story/

9 Responses to Post Your Comment For Free Book Giveaway

  1. Michelle says:

    Exciting contest, Angel! Three Wishes is a fantasic book, and any 40+ women considering DE will want to read it.

    Likewise, This Isn’t What I Expected, is timely and informative. 40+ women are not immune to postpartum Depression, the book will give them key information to help them navigate this new chapter in their life.

  2. Diane S. says:

    I would love the book on Three Wishes, please!

  3. Susanne says:

    oh, book one sounds like it would touch my heart the most, since I started out as a single mum. I also feel that to be a single mum who really wants her baby is no sin. The world needs more children who are wanted in such a way.

  4. Molly (http://talkbirth NULL.me/posts) says:

    These both sound like great books! I read This Isn’t What I Expected a long time ago during my first CBE certification. It would be great to have a copy for my lending library for my classes!

  5. Karen at MomAgain@40 (http://momagain40 NULL.blogspot NULL.com) says:

    Would love to have an of the 2 books being offered. But Three Wishes would be great!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Helen says:

    I would love to read Three Wishes, because I am still in shock that after so many years of longing and wishing and trying to figure out how to change my life and fulfill my vision of a family that I was so lonely for, I now have it! I never expected, nor even thought it was really possible to meet a wonderful mate at age 45 and have a wonderful baby at age 49. Except a little, tenacious part of me was not going to stop until it happened. I, too was finally on a track to be a single mom when the guy appeared.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I would be so happy to have a copy of This Isn’t What I Expected because I can relate completely to that topic. I gave birth to my first child at the age of 44. I had no idea I would have a preemie who would be in the nicu for a month, go home and a month later almost lost her to Influenza A. Then she had a developmental delay. Problems with my relationship ensued, lonliness and isolation followed and of course, I never expected any of this let alone PPD…..and did I mention my daughter had heart surgery too! Well it took me a few years to finally break free from PPD. Sometimes I think back on the scary and painful experiences of my early motherhood and feel so blessed that we have all made it through the rain. I am happier now than I have ever been in my life and enjoying my fantastic journey as a Flower Power Mom.

  8. Shannon Hall says:

    Love either. One would relate to how I waited. Two with feelings I have now! Thanks

  9. Karen T says:

    I would love to read three wishes. They count us women out after 35 like old race horses with options of egg donor and your child will have 3 eyes. Not so!

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