The Artistry of Motherhood

In My Mother's Arms

by Alexis Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781434360502

About the Book

Both heartwarming and thought-provoking, The Artistry of Motherhood weaves the soul of motherhood with stories, selected scriptures, and more of the author's original poems. Whether navigating the uncharted course of being a first time mother or being a seasoned mother of 19 children, the "heart and soul" of motherhood is the same.

Motherhood is one of life's most powerful and rewarding roles, as well as one of the greatest forms of art known to mankind. As you take this "artistic" journey through the pages of this book, hopefully, a deeper meaning, enriching lessons, and gems of strength will be a few of the treasures you find.

About the Author

Alexis continues to express her creativity and God-given talent to inspire others through the medium of words. In this volume her thoughts turn to motherhood, a journey she knows well; however, knowing about motherhood and understanding it are different for understanding is often just out of reach. Mothers process their role differently, but there are some common threads that make us more alike than different. Alexis feels that wanting what's best for our children is the most common thread.

After raising her children and having a successful career in human resources, Alexis is now pursuing her interest in creative writing full-time. She focused on her goal to compile some of her original poems into a book with the publication of The Artistry of Life. In this, her second book, she looks at life standing before a different easel and a new canvas, this time to share "brushstrokes" of thought about the journey of motherhood. Her perspective, as the mother of four children, has given Alexis much insight for this book, The Artistry of Motherhood.

Alexis earned a B.S. degree in home economics at Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, in Virginia and a M.Ed. in health education from the University of Memphis. She continues to work diligently on bringing to the attention of public officials ways that educational opportunities can be improved for children awaiting adoption through legislative changes. And now that her own life has been affected by breast cancer, Alexis intends to use her experience as motivation for taking a more active role in breast cancer advocacy and education.

Alexis and her husband, Joe, reside in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She has lived in 10 states and calls both North Carolina and Virginia "home."