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Annotated bibliography of Aboriginal women's health and healing research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/AWHHRG/annotated_bib_AWHHRG.pdf

Provides an interdisciplinary overview of Canadian research literature on issues respecting Aboriginal women, health and healing. Identifies gaps between existing research and community concerns.

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Published: 2005
Mothers in stepfather families

Reviews some of the challenges that mothers in stepfather families face. Offers suggestions for women who are adapting to this role.

Published: 1999
Mothers as earners, mothers as carers: responsibility for children, social policy and the tax system  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/publish/research/010419-0662655206-e.html

Examines and recommends how taxation can be used as an instrument of social policy to further women's equality, reduce their economic vulnerability and support mothers as earners and carers.

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Published: 2001
The clash of the Titans: motherhood meets menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/afi/meno-mother.html
Provides guidance to women experiencing motherhood in their early to late forties. Includes strategies to cope with childrearing and menopausal symptoms. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Mothers and sons
Consists of the newest and best scholarship on mothers and mothering as well as original poetry and book reviews.
Published: 2000
Women with disabilities and mothering: sharing our stories, exploring our options: a symposium report
Discusses some of the issues women with disabilities face during motherhood.
Published: 1994
Misconceptions: truth, lies, and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood
Examines the hidden costs and vested interests surrounding pregnancy and birth. Illustrates the conflicting feelings of inadequacy, fragility, and anger that so many women experience along with their sense of anticipation and joy.
Published: 2001
Redefining motherhood: changing identities and patterns
Challenges the familiar cultural image of the "good" mother through a feminist collection of essays. Showing how constricting and damaging that stereotype is, the contributors replace an unreal, narrow deal with the complexity and diversity of real mothers' lives. Drawing from their broad range of backgrounds and experiences, the writers show the many and varied ways in which women are transforming motherhood.
Published: 1998
Lesbian mothering
Looks at personal experiences in creating a lesbian family.
Published: 1999
From tiny tot to toddler: a practical guide to baby care  
http://www.inspq.qc.ca/TinyTot/
Discusses the first days after birth, the characteristics of the newborn, communicating with your baby, caring for baby, sleep, your child's development, fatherhood, motherhood, family life, feeding your baby, your baby's health, and useful resources for parents. (See Details)
Published: 2007