Passed Down From Mom – A Collection of Inspiring Stories About Moms & Motherhood
Mothers have lessons to share with their children, their friends, spouses, and even strangers. This collection of short stories is told from the viewpoint of more than a dozen different mothers from all backgrounds: they were born in different countries, with different traditions, different paths to motherhood, and different advice. The common theme they all share is their motherhood. The stories include:
• Birthing from the Heart, the adoption memory of Alison Rand;
• A Love Letter to My Daughter about becoming a mother for the first time, by Brita Moe;
• All Little Ants Need Their Mother, about Valerie Nifora's Greek immigrant mother and a world of possibilities;
• Creando Una Casa, Nancy Brooker's memories of the food and smells of her Italian mother's home;
• Share, where a medical diagnosis gifted Cori Edwards with her mother's stories of growing up;
• Motherhood Awakens Divine Power, Intuition, and Consciousness, where Whitney Mullings transforms her family from the rigor of her Chinese roots to something that nurtures them all; and more.
The advice of these authors works for new moms and mothers ready to share their memories alike; they cover topics like adoption, blended families, immigration stories, and post-partum depression. The stories inside touch on acceptance, worthiness, struggle, triumph, love, family, and peace. Whether you are a mother yourself or have a strong bond with your own mother, the memories within this collection will resonate with you and inspire you.
About Valerie Nifora (Long Island, New York Author)
Valerie Nifora is an author and a poet. Born and raised in Suffolk County, New York to Greek immigrant parents, Valerie spent over 20 years, as Marketing Communications Leader for IBM. She has used her gift as a storyteller to create award-winning campaigns and ghostwrite for several executives.
Her first book, I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak, and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love. She currently holds a 5-star rating on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Target. The San Francisco Book Review also granted I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry 5-stars explaining her work as follows: “The versatility and beauty of her work easily garners Nifora’s collection 5 stars,” further explaining, “Through her words, we come to better understand that significance and beauty of a romance, regardless of how short-lived.”
She also co-authored the book, Passed Down from Mom. A Collection of Inspiring Stories About Moms & Motherhood which is proving to be an Amazon bestseller. Valerie’s piece focuses on the life lessons her Greek mother taught her about gratitude and perspective while being raised poor. Her piece is called, “All Little Ants Need Their Mother.” Proceeds from this book will be given to charity to support mothers and children. Both books are available with several retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Apple Books, Kobo, Bookshop.org among others.
Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.