Heartwarming, inspirational, funny and revealing, Jessica Rowe interviews some of Australia's most influential women about their experience of becoming a mother.
Each year, every year, new mothers face all sorts of challenges in their mothering - some expected, and many entirely surprising.
Thinking about balancing children, life, relationships and work, the perennial question women pose is 'Can I have it all?' - but sometimes the truer question is, 'Can I get through this?'
Discussing with eleven extraordinary women what it means to be a mother, Jessica Rowe reveals the obstacles they encountered along the way, the joys and the heartache, the myths and the realities. Featuring exceptionally honest conversations with these fascinating women - Lisa McCune, Heidi Middleton, Elizabeth Broderick, Wendy Harmer, Collette Dinnigan, Maggie Tabberer, Tina Arena, Quentin Bryce, Nova Peris, Gail Kelly, Darcey Bussell and a chapter from Jessica herself - the ultimately joyous and shared nature of the motherhood journey is revealed.
With humour and great humanity, Love. Wisdom. Motherhood. is inspirational.
Jessica Rowe is a broadcaster and writer who in a career spanning twenty years has worked at all the major Australian commercial television networks. She is co-author of the bestselling book The Best of Times, The Worst of Times with her mother, Penelope Rowe.
Jessica has been a long-time campaigner for mental-health issues and is patron of the Mental Health Council of Australia and an ambassador for beyondblue.
She lives in Sydney with her husband, their two young daughters and their grey cat, Alfie.
A percentage of the purchase price of every book sold will be donated to beyondblue.
Self-help & practical
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Advice on parenting