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The Resource Ready : inside the lives of the new later mothers, Elizabeth Gregory

Ready : inside the lives of the new later mothers, Elizabeth Gregory

Label
Ready : inside the lives of the new later mothers
Title
Ready
Title remainder
inside the lives of the new later mothers
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gregory
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Writing style
Review
In this upbeat, sometimes self-congratulatory book, University of Houston professor Gregory looks at the benefits of waiting until later in life to have children. Recent front-page studies citing a rise in infertility have instilled a sense of emergency in women who put off having children until they have established careers and chosen the right father—or perhaps eschewed the need for one. Gregory’s palliative, informative study of 113 mothers between the ages of 35 and 56 (she doesn’t share where they live, one failing of this work) reveals the rational motivations on the part of these mostly well-educated, professional women for waiting, as well as their varying success in getting pregnant. Married moms, single moms, gay moms, moms who had a baby by nature or with the help of technology or adoption—Gregory shares her happy discovery that most of these “new later moms” felt positive about their choices. Some of the reasons they cite in interviews include bringing more financial power and education to the nest, creating a strong family focus and the likelihood of a stable, “peer” marriage, enjoying a longer life expectancy and a general sense of self-confidence younger mothers may lack. Helpfully, Gregory debunks a lot of the hysterical statistics surrounding infertility and dispenses the wealth of pregnancy and adoption offerings with equanimity and good cheer. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed October 29, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 43, p42)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10114442
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, Elizabeth
Dewey number
306.874/30844
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.43
LC item number
.G74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Working mothers
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why women are embracing the new later motherhood
Label
Ready : inside the lives of the new later mothers, Elizabeth Gregory
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007021050.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ready? -- Waiting : the backstory -- Ready : willing and able -- Moms in the workplace : trickling up, higher wages, flex time, and the clout effect -- Moms at home : when is a job not a job? -- All in the family : changing the ways we live and love -- Sarah laughed : who's fertile and how -- The adoption revolution : expanding the borders of family -- Fifty is the new thirty? : health, looks, evolution, and the new line of older moms -- Epilogue
Control code
652446
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465027859
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007021050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465027859
  • (OCoLC)137331407
Label
Ready : inside the lives of the new later mothers, Elizabeth Gregory
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0719/2007021050.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Ready? -- Waiting : the backstory -- Ready : willing and able -- Moms in the workplace : trickling up, higher wages, flex time, and the clout effect -- Moms at home : when is a job not a job? -- All in the family : changing the ways we live and love -- Sarah laughed : who's fertile and how -- The adoption revolution : expanding the borders of family -- Fifty is the new thirty? : health, looks, evolution, and the new line of older moms -- Epilogue
Control code
652446
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465027859
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007021050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465027859
  • (OCoLC)137331407

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