“The passion Antonella feels for her daughter is the golden thread that runs through Mama.” - from the introduction by obstetrician Michel Odent.
Writer Antonella Gambotto-Burke spent her pregnancy wondering whether she had it in her to love her child as deeply as she did sparkly Prada mules. And then she heard her daughter’s cry. On first hearing that little voice, the impact on her soul was that of the highest magnitude of earthquake, those that occur every hundred years, say, or every thousand. The old shell she called herself cracked and was swallowed by a sudden crevasse, forever lost in the commotion.
Wild with love, Antonella became an attachment parent. She couldn't stop writing about her baby, and kept writing, even when her marriage threatened to shatter under the weight of sickness, bereavement, family pressures and the global financial crisis. And then she began to interview leading childcare experts – among them, Sheila Kitzinger, Laura Markham, Steve Biddulph and Gabor Maté, seeking how to better navigate motherhood in this era of disconnection.
What she learned will change your life.
About the Author
Antonella Gambotto-Burke is the author of six books, and a contributor to a raft of international publications, including Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Rolling Stone, The Mail on Sunday, The South China Morning Post, The Weekend Australian, and The Globe and Mail, among others. Married since 2005, Antonella is the doting mother of Bethesda, and her passions include reading, Astanga and baking cakes. She also really likes eating cakes.