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Toddler Discipline, Potty Training 2 Books in 1: Effective Guide for Modern Busy Parents to Help Raise and Train Your Kid. Strategies to Overcome ... by Janet Infant 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Discipline ??ur ?h?ldr?n ?? a huge responsibility, and knowing how to do that ?n ????nt??l ??r?nt?ng ?k?ll t? m??t?r. Does it seem a difficult task? This is the right book for you; keep reading! It ??n b? a b?g ?h?ll?ng? r????ng a ??lf-d?????l?n?d ?h?ld fr?m ?n ??rl? ?g?. Th?? w?uld ?v?n t?k? a gr??t?r t??l f?r ?ur m?d?rn d?? ?nd a ??m?l?x ?????t? f?ll?d w?th ?n ?v?rl??d ?f d?m?nd?, ??t?v?t???, ?nd ?r???ur?. Some ??r?nt? w?uld ?l??m th?t ?t ?? ?m?????bl? t? d?????l?n? th??r ?h?ldr?n b???u?? b?h?v??r? ?nd ?tt?tud?? ?r? ?nn?t? ?nd v?r? h?rd t? ?h?ng?. W?ll, ??u ?r? wr?ng. ?h?ldr?n d? ???u?r? th??r ?ttr?but?? ?nd ?h?r??t?r b? th? w?? th?? ?r? brought u? ?nd d?????l?n? ?t h?m?. T???h?ng ??lf-d?????l?n? ?nd u??ng ?t ?ff??t?v?l? ??n?? ??rl? ?t?g?? ??v? a ?u?????ful r??d ?nt? ?dulth??d. A child w?th ??lf-d?????l?n? h?? ?nt?rn?l?z?d a ??t ?f rules ?? th?t ?v?n wh?n n? ??r?nt ?r ??r?g?v?r ?? around, th? ?h?ld w?ll ??t a th?ughtful, r?fl??t?v? m?nn?r. Becoming a new parent can be very exciting yet frightening at the same time. As a new parent, you must realize you will make mistakes, but you will have to forgive yourself. You will learn from your own experiences and take on responsibility rather than from others. However, this book will provide you all the basics you need. Some parents think that if a child is presented with the routine of potty training early, he will learn to go to the toilet by himself. However, that isn't the case. So, if your child is in the potty-training phase, this guide is the right book for you. Keep reading! Potty training your child or toddler can be an intimidating situation, but it shouldn't be that way. You are not alone in this. While there is a myriad of tips out there to guide you, potty training isn't a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. It all boils down to the unique little individual that you are trying to potty train. The goal of this book is to make this phase as smooth as possible for you and your child. The best way to approach ...

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 202 Pages (4,123 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Someone Special by S.K. Dinning 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

REVIEWS: "Really well written, amusing and uplifting. An inspiring story!" - Katie Fforde, No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Recipe for Love, A French Affair and The Perfect Match. "It certainly is funny." - Anna King, BBC Radio Gloucestershire "This is Fabulous!" - Hayley Goleniowska, Britmums Special Needs Round-Up "The author takes what must have been hideously embarrassing real life events and turns them into tales that make you want to chuckle and even laugh out loud." - Robin Jenkins, Gloucestershire Echo. "Downright hilarious." - Closer Magazine. Admittedly, that last comment is actually from a review of a different, far more successful memoir, but that does not mean it is not valid. As far as I know, nobody from Closer Magazine has actually read 'Someone Special' so we cannot be certain that they did not like it, and if they did, they would probably have written "Down-right hilarious" if it had occurred to them. (All the other reviews are real though) BOOK DESCRIPTION: Jamie has Down's syndrome, autistic spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. He is a beautiful, charming and lovable little boy, but he is also - how can we put this? - an exceptionally "challenging" child. In this hilarious, heart-warming and unforgettable memoir, Jamie's long-suffering dad shares a selection of side-splitting and occasionally poignant stories from Jamie's unconventional childhood. Find out why he can never go back to his local library, and why the staff at his local swimming pool flinch whenever he arrives. The author also offers his own witty take on all sorts of topics connected to the subject of disability, and parenthood in general. This book will be adored by anyone who has ever known someone with special needs, or has ever been a parent, or indeed, has ever learned how to read. FROM THE AUTHOR: There are only so many times that you can hear people say "You should write a book about Jamie" before you eventually ...

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 204 Pages (3,360 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Toddler Discipline: Effective Parenting Guide to Help Raise your Kid. Step-by-step Child-friendly Strategies to Overcome Behaviour Challenges and ... by Janet Infant 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Discipline ??ur ?h?ldr?n ?? a huge responsibility, and knowing how to do that ?n ????nt??l ??r?nt?ng ?k?ll t? m??t?r. Does it seem a difficult task? This is the right book for you; keep reading! It ??n b? a b?g ?h?ll?ng? r????ng a ??lf-d?????l?n?d ?h?ld fr?m ?n ??rl? ?g?. Th?? w?uld ?v?n t?k? a gr??t?r t??l f?r ?ur m?d?rn d?? ?nd a ??m?l?x ?????t? f?ll?d w?th ?n ?v?rl??d ?f d?m?nd?, ??t?v?t???, ?nd ?r???ur?. Some ??r?nt? w?uld ?l??m th?t ?t ?? ?m?????bl? t? d?????l?n? th??r ?h?ldr?n b???u?? b?h?v??r? ?nd ?tt?tud?? ?r? ?nn?t? ?nd v?r? h?rd t? ?h?ng?. W?ll, ??u ?r? wr?ng. ?h?ldr?n d? ???u?r? th??r ?ttr?but?? ?nd ?h?r??t?r b? th? w?? th?? ?r? brought u? ?nd d?????l?n? ?t h?m?. T???h?ng ??lf-d?????l?n? ?nd u??ng ?t ?ff??t?v?l? ??n?? ??rl? ?t?g?? ??v? a ?u?????ful r??d ?nt? ?dulth??d. A child w?th ??lf-d?????l?n? h?? ?nt?rn?l?z?d a ??t ?f rules ?? th?t ?v?n wh?n n? ??r?nt ?r ??r?g?v?r ?? around, th? ?h?ld w?ll ??t a th?ughtful, r?fl??t?v? m?nn?r. Becoming a new parent can be very exciting yet frightening at the same time. As a new parent, you must realize you will make mistakes, but you will have to forgive yourself. You will learn from your own experiences and take on responsibility rather than from others. However, this book will provide you all the basics you need. This book covers: • Strategies to Establish the Discipline • Helpful Toddler Discipline Sidebars and Tips • Prevent Your Child from Having Nightmares • Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say • How to Teach a 2-Year-Old Independence • Punishment: What it does? ... And much more!!! Are you ready to read this book and become a great parent to your child? Then, press the buy now button and buy now!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 103 Pages (3,082 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

ABORTION: Why all the controversy? by Kenneth Edward Barnes Price verified one day ago

The controversy has been going on for many years now. Abortions have been done, for centuries, but not on a scale as they are today. In addition, the earlier abortions were usually before a woman felt life inside of her womb. Today, there are those that say, "It is a woman's right" to have an abortion. On the other side of the scale, there are those that say, "It is murder." What is the answer? Is it murder? Does a woman have a "right" to end a pregnancy? That is what this book is about. Will what I say in this book make any difference in the debate? I do not know. Most people have already made up their mind if abortion is right or wrong. There are others, however, that have not given it much thought. Even if you believe that a woman has a right to have an abortion, have you really looked into what the debate is all about? Have you looked carefully to see why there is such heated augments? If you are right and there is nothing wrong about a woman having an abortion, then you have nothing to worry about. If, however, you are wrong, this book could change your life. Just because "it is the law of the land" or just because the Supreme Court said it is "legal," does not make it right. This same court also said that a slave in America was not an American citizen, but the property of his master. What about God? What does He say about a woman having an abortion? Does the Bible say anything on this subject? It has much to say. Many, however, do not care what the Bible or God says or thinks; some do not even believe that He exists. If this is the case, what I say in this book will not matter to those people; they will only know the truth when they stand before the Creator of the universe and answer to Him. To those that do believe that God created us and all life, I believe you should read what I found in the scriptures and what God has said about how and why we are here. Therefore, I hope by the time you have read the last page of this book you will either know the ...

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 114 Pages (5,382 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Couples Therapy Workbook: 7-Step Couples Therapy Program for Relationship Improvement – Worksheets, Techniques and Activities by Samantha Diaz 3.9 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

????Are you in a relationship that has experienced its share of ups and downs? ???? Do you want to improve it so that you are happier and get the most from it? This book will show you how, in just 7 easy steps! There are hundreds of millions of relationships the world over. Some of them are good and require little work, while some are toxic and should be avoided at all costs. But it is the ones that fit somewhere in the middle, where couples face regular complex challenges, that can often be the ones that would benefit from the most help. Inside this short book, Couples Therapy Workbook: 7-Step Couples Therapy Program for Relationship Improvement - Worksheets, Techniques and Activities, you can begin to solve the issues you face with chapters that cover: What couples therapy is all about ?Recognizing toxic or unhealthy behaviour ?How you could benefit from couples therapy ?The 7 steps to solving your relationship problems ?Relationship-strengthening activities to try ?Worksheets and techniques for couples And lots more... With this book, even if you are already a strong couple, you could soon reap the rewards and find your relationship moving up to the next level, where you will be happier and more contented than ever. Get a copy of Couples Therapy Workbook and learn the most important 7 steps that will improve your relationship fast!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 147 Pages (474 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

What To Know About Him: A Guide To Understanding Men In Relationships, How To Avoid Playing Games With Your Partner, Find Out if He is Serious about ... by David Washington (Life Love Publishing) Price verified 18 hours ago

NEW BOOK - "WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HIM" Dating or married? Finding it hard to identify whether he is really into you? Concerned that your relationship might not work? Finding the right person to fall in love with can be a confusing process at times. Married and dating couples can sometimes fall out and back in love for many reasons, - lsuch as busy schedules, finances, dishonesty, and disrespect. In this book, we will discuss ways to see the signs and help avoid them before they occur. Do you want to be with someone that will love and respect you? Desiring someone that will be honest with you is a healthy mindset! Building a lasting relationship is key! "Know This About Him" will help you and your current or future partner enhance communication, love, avoid mistakes, know the signs of a good man, and men you should avoid! Let us a review! Download: "Know This About Him" Today! Get Your Copy Today! Enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 106 Pages (1,424 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

Dandelion: Once a foster child, always a foster child. by America DeFleur 4.8 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The echo of the spinning tire beneath her car seemed to ring louder than the music she attempted to drown her thoughts in. Watching the world pass by in a haze, America sped down the freeway and out of the city while flashbacks of her long-forgotten childhood consumed her. Her parents failed her, the foster care system failed her, social workers, probation officers, teachers and everyone who was supposed to protect her, tossed her aside. Now, years after emancipating and finding her husband in another woman's arms, America ran from her past yet again. Feeling weak and defeated, she sped into the distance leaving everyone, and everything she's ever known behind. Realizing that she was exactly what everyone always told her she would become - a statistic, her world shatters. Alone and suffering, she found herself spiraling into a dark hole as memories flood in. She's finally had enough.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 118 Pages (1,531 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

Finding Home (Return to Summit Falls Book 4) by Jacie Middlemann 3.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Finding Home is the fourth book in the ongoing story in the Return to Summit Falls series. Summit Falls is a small town in the middle of nowhere that could be anywhere. It's small enough that even though you might not know everyone... you know who everyone is. And they know you. Years ago four young men left their hometown of Summit Falls. Each of them ready to take on whatever the world had to throw at them. Now, years later, two of them, Jonah Sutherland and Adam Dane, have returned to Summit Falls to make it their home. Parker Colthorpe has arrived unexpectedly in Summit Falls to attend one of Jonah Sutherland's week long symposiums. Or at least that's what he's telling everyone... including one of his former employees, Adam Dane. Finding Home is the fourth in the Return to Summit Falls series that also includes Going Home, Home Again, and Coming Home. It is the story of four men who learned from childhood that not all family ties are those we are born to. Finding Home is about how life, family, and the things most important to us can change in a single day, a single moment... and how family makes the difference in what is yet to come. Return to Summit Falls is a series that includes books classified by Amazon as Short Reads and some that are a bit longer. The books in this series fall in the two hours and more reading time. If you love sitting down with a novella style book you'll enjoy the Return to Summit Falls series.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 110 Pages (3,774 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

28 Tips to Become a Great Grandpa by Lorin Barber (Cedar Fort, Inc.) Price verified one day ago

The world today is fast paced, computerized, and highly stressful. Kids need a break. Kids need peace. Kids need a grandpa. Lorin Barber knows from experience that it takes some effort to be a great grandpa, but he also knows that it's the most rewarding work you could do. (And besides, you can leave all the serious tasks to Grandma!) In this handy guidebook, Lorin has compiled a list of hilarious and helpful tips to turn you into the greatest grandpa on the block.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 163 Pages (1,025 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Tales from the Psychopath's Playground: A Memoir by I Hass 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The author chronicles how her search for answers about what really happened on 9/11 led to researching the real powers that be; Psychopaths and the institutions modeled after their image. The book explores how the values of the psychopath has been baked into the DNA of our financial and political system and examines the harmful impact of their abusive power. Her story weaves through the last several decades to examine where we are today as citizens of a democracy. Recounting her personal story as the wife of a "Master of the Universe" the rabbit hole eventually travels full circle and leads her to an adversary much closer to home. Contact the author at RedPillReplay@Gmail.com or follow The Psychopaths Playground on Facebook. Comments and feedback are welcome.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 160 Pages (3,444 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Recycled Childhood: Foster Care: The Heroes, the Victims, and the Abusers. True Stories. by J.C. Pater 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

What if you could save a child's life? Each year, almost 700,000 American children are abused. Between four and seven kids die every day as a result of abuse or neglect. Child protective services, paralyzed by bureaucracy and relying on underpaid and overworked personnel, often do not intervene on time. Foster parents, the unsung heroes of the system, fight a lonely battle which they frequently lose. Children are tortured, starved, imprisoned, trafficked, or pushed into the foster to prison pipeline. This book will open your eyes and help you get involved. Scroll up and read it now.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 178 Pages (2,906 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 31st, 2020

A Father's Heartbeat: 7 Virtues of Successful Fathers by Randal D. Day Ph.D. (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Day by day, moment to moment, a good father can change the world for his children and generations to come. Find out exactly how in this engaging book for hands-on dads everywhere. Through scholarly research and real-world examples, you'll learn how seemingly ordinary daily acts have the power to change a father into someone extraordinary in the eyes of his children.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 256 Pages (1,555 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 31st, 2020

A Mother's Greatest Gift: Relying on the Spirit as You Raise Your Children by Heidi Poelman (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Strengthen your connection with the Spirit and learn to depend on the Lord for all your parenting questions. This inspiring and insightful book shares personal stories, research, and interviews that will teach you how to seek out the Holy Ghost. Learn to keep the Spirit in your home so you can have help with whatever parenting problem comes your way. Harness the power of a mother's prayer Take refuge in the Comforter and stories of divine intervention Strengthen your ability to hear the Holy Ghost Heed the voice of warning when it comes Rely on faith, trust, and patience when the heavens seem silent Whether your children are tiny, teenaged, or grown, this book will keep you connected to the best gift you could have as a mother and the best one you can pass on to your children -- a legacy of listening to the Spirit's still, small voice.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 176 Pages (926 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Scrag - Up The Hill Backwards: A defiant true story of child abuse by Jesamine James 4.5 Stars (63 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

Based on a true story of a girl coping with an abusive childhood in the 1970s in central England. His voice echoes through her nightmares, "Even when I die, I'll come back to haunt you." It's time for Jes to bury Marie's ghosts forever. Six-year-old Marie finds her world has changed and become one of confusion, deceit and abuse. No longer called by her birth name, she is unaffectionately referred to as Scrag. Her will to survive manifests quite bizarre tactics, as she deviates off course into a childhood of insanity, paranoia, glue-sniffing, self-harming and messages from David Bowie ringing through her ears. Her mind contrives strategies to cope with the continued onslaught that it seems destined to endure. Adulthood is her escape route if she can survive the wait, but can demons be truly locked away in the past forever? This is the story of one child's mind at the mercy of a real life monster. Author note: This is my story of how a paedophile entered my life, home and family when I was six years old. I highlight how he attempted to break my mind, soul and spirit for his total control over me. I fought for my sanity, survival and freedom against his evil and constant onslaught of abuse. I was Marie; now I'm Jes.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 179 Pages (367 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Before the Sunflowers by Ruth Silvestre (Lume Books) 4.3 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

What's a life without music... ? Ruth Silvestres's childhood was marked by poverty - her mother counted out the budget in Oxo tins, whilst singing her daughters to sleep at night. Now in her late eighties, Ruth looks back on her life from her holiday home in rural France, Belair. Sitting with her son, she reflects on the changes that she experienced over the years. Despite the outbreak of World War Two, Ruth heads to university and qualifies as a teacher, but what she really wants to do is sing. Determined to follow her dream, she finds herself an agent who gets her work performing in cabarets, on cruise ships, and she eventually makes the big leap to the West End. As Ruth tells her story, we hear of adventures about make-up lessons from Max Factor, being in the chorus of a West End show starring Juliet Prowse, and being called in to perform at the 11th hour, impressing the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein with her performance. But the greatest achievement in her life was still to come, in the form of her husband, Mike, and the life they shared together. Yet even after losing her husband, and having two hip replacements, Ruth still has a boundless energy and enthusiasm to share her inspirational tale. Filled with history and gentle memories of a time long gone, Before the Sunflowers pays homage to a beautiful life, filled with laughter, music, songs and love. Praise for Ruth Silvestre 'Exuberantly detailed account of buying a house in Lot-et-Garonne and mucking in with the peasantry... the author's great merit is that she makes us accept it on such enchanting terms' - The Observer 'Both romantic and funny. Lovingly portrays the people, history, food and traditions of this beautiful French region' - Summer Break Magazine 'Full of the mystery and romantic promise of life in rural France' A Place in the Sun Ruth Silvestre is a singer and actress who has appeared in a number of BBC productions. She was married to the artist Michael Grater, whose ...

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 143 Pages (2,580 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

When I Close My Eyes, There's Light by Britiany A. Christian (Ryseville Ventures) 3.2 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

Which path will you take? Naomi is a married woman who has been given a second chance. She has everything she could possibly want after living a life of poverty from her first divorce. She has a beautiful home in the country, two small children and a husband who works hard to provide for her. However, even her new marriage could not relieve the haunting of her brother's tragic death and that of her mother a short time later. And when her best friends' devastatingly handsome and charming brother comes in from out of town, Naomi finds her family, her home, and her love for God put on the line. Will she give in to the temptation of this storm tossed unstable man? Can she keep her life from being destroyed by him? Find out in this fascinating story about deception, the lure of lust and the devastation of unforgiveness in marriage. When I Close My Eyes There's Light is based on a true story. Britiany A. Christian lives with her two adult children in a small town in the heartland of the United States. She has written her first book based on actual events in her own life; with much hope that her painful experiences will help troubled marriages be restored.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 217 Pages (460 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

150 Unforgettable Dates: For Couples at Every Stage by Haley Miller (Cedar Fort, Inc) 3.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

"Put boring dates out of their misery and join the romance revolution! Whether you're looking for a phenomenal first date or an exciting way to spend your anniversary, you'll never have to scramble for a Friday night activity again with inventive ideas like Re-creating Iron Chef in your own kitchen Volunteering to walk dogs at an animal shelter Taking the Myers-Briggs or color personality tests Going on a day-long roadtrip in your own state Celebrating Face Your Fears Day, Dr. Seuss's birthday, or other obscure holidays With entire chapters devoted to double or group dates, long distance love, and bad weather alternatives, 150 Unforgettable Dates has got you covered in every situation! Replace dinner and a movie with these innovative date ideas that will leave you and your partner looking forward to your next night out."

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 176 Pages (1,831 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

9,000 Miles of Fatherhood: Surviving Crooked Cops, Teenage Angst, and Mexican Moonshine on a Journey t by Kirk Millson (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 4.7 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

"And with that we struck the most important bargain of all: If I ever said something unfriendly I would pay him a fine, the amount determined by the severity of the infraction. Lobbing an F-bomb, for example, would cost me 50 pesos. Raising my voice would cost me 5[... ] 'Well, that's my plan," I added. "What do you think?' Peter sat quietly for a few seconds before a smile slowly spread across his face. 'I think I'm going to be rich.'" Forced out of his high-ranking editorial position at the local newspaper, Kirk Millson couldn't bear the thought of starting all over and crawling back to the copy desk. So when his new boss offers him a leave of absence, Kirk jumps at the chance to realize his dream of driving the more than 4,000 miles from Salt Lake City to Panama's Darien Gap. His wife readily consents, with one minor catch: He has to take his son Peter along for the ride. Follow Kirk and his emotionally estranged 13-year-old son on a four-month long journey in this true, no-frills travelogue. In spite of robbers, corrupt law enforcement, and their sub-par Spanish, Kirk and his son Peter undergo astonishing transformations. 9,000 Miles of Fatherhood is the hilarious yet hair-raising memoir that follows a timid boy's rise from D-student to straight-A academic juggernaut and his father's rediscovery of a purpose far greater than the job he left behind.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 221 Pages (4,101 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Santa Lucia: Book One of the Santa Lucia Series by Michelle Damiani (Rialto Press) 4.6 Stars (55 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

An Italian café. A barista with an eye for trouble. And a village determined to create as much as possible. Chiara has presided over the espresso machine at Bar Birbo for as long as anyone can remember. In Santa Lucia, this is the only place to go for a cappuccino served with a side of gossip. The town's residents rely on each other and feel almost like a family, but their secrets are kept well hidden. While romance is in the air for some, the truth behind the love affairs is far more complicated than anyone can imagine. When everyone has ulterior motives and unspoken desires, it's only a matter of time before things finally come to a head. And unfortunately for the townspeople, the revelations could prove deadly. Can the residents of Santa Lucia survive the inferno of their own making? Or will they burn in the flames?

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 366 Pages (3,515 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 29th, 2020

How to Entertain, Distract, and Unplug Your Kids: Tricks, Tools, and Spontaneous Screen-Free Activities by Matthew Jervis (Skyhorse) 3.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A fun and practical guide to keeping kids engaged and off your phone. Face it. Your kids don't want you around ALL the time! As much as you'd like to build that go-cart or that amazing tree house for them, you also need a little time for yourself! Sure, we'd all like to hand our kids the phone when things get tough, but down deep we know that screen time will not build world leaders. So how does a parent like you keep those little rug rats entertained and engaged in a meaningful way while you get your own stuff done? Well, this book is a good start! With these simple tricks, you will turn their boredom into fun, teachable, and productive (sometimes) moments in this irreverent yet practical guide. From photo bombing magazines in the dentist's office to sock matching speed trials to making bread, this book provides spontaneous activities that kids can do with or without you, leaving time for you to do parent stuff like making dinner, reading the paper, or enjoying a glass of wine.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 159 Pages (6,664 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 27th, 2020

Older and Happier!: Inspiring, Amusing, and Useful Advice for Men of a Certain Age by Dag Sebastian Ahlander (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Of today's retired men, one third are reasonably happy, one third are dissatisfied, and one third have resigned themselves to their situation. After retiring, Dag Sebastian Ahlander, former Swedish Consul General in New York, learned the importance of relishing every age—despite setbacks and illnesses—in order to acquire wisdom and perspective and gain greater satisfaction for the years that remain. Drawing on his own experiences, Mr. Ahlander penned Handbook for Happy Old Men , offering 109 pieces of advice for making the change from Grumpy Old Man to Jolly Gent. Mr. Ahlander's suggestions for a better retirement include: Don't become a Micro Management Guru. Don't try to reorganize your wife's kitchen where you have never done a thing during your active years. You don´t have to comment on everything. Life is supposed to be lived, not commented upon. Don´t downsize. Now is your chance to enjoy the home you have spent a lifetime acquiring and arranging. Steer clear of your adult children´s big problems. You'll just lose sleep. But do help them with the small stuff—you have the time now for practicalities, they don´t. Smile and people will smile back at you. A red bow tie helps! Handbook for Happy Old Men is both a thought-provoking call to transformation and a practical guide to making the simple changes that make your life that much happier. Remember, time may be short, but life is long. It's high time to count your blessings and forget the rest. The choice is yours!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 225 Pages (1,606 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

5-Minute Parenting Fixes: Quick Tips and Advice for the Everyday Challenges of Raising Children by Liat Hughes Joshi (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

We all have busy lives but want to be the best parent to our child, without compromise. Many of us turn to the internet when we want a snap answer to a parenting dilemma, but how do we determine what is reliable information? This book is the antidote to those overwhelming search engine results. It's a one-stop source for time-poor parents who need reliable, tried and tested advice on all the parenting conundrums from classic to topical, such as: What's the best way to encourage good behavior? How can I ensure my child has a healthy body image. How can I ensure they do their homework with minimal fuss? How can I get my children to play nicely together instead of fight? With no-nonsense solutions, each designed to be read in less than 5 minutes, this book will help to boost your confidence when making important parenting decisions.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 195 Pages (18,584 KB)
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Agathe's Summer by Didier Pourquery (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 hours ago

One morning in August of 2007, Didier Pourquery's daughter, Agathe, only a few days away from her twenty-third birthday, stopped breathing. Seven years after her death, her father tells her story, based on his notes taken during the last three weeks of her life. He shares not only his sadness and loss, but also the joy that characterized his relationship with his daughter. At her birth, Agathe's doctors said the average life expectancy for a child born with cystic fibrosis was twenty-five years. Once he learned his daughter only had a few weeks left to live, Didier Pouquery began writing daily about her last weeks. The notes he took then became the source of this book: a homage that is full of hope and light, even as it boldly highlights deep human frailty and the pain of losing a child. Pourquery alternates between an account of Agathe's physical condition and a letter addressed to her after her death. We get to know her -- and her father -- through this lyrical and poignant portrait and ode. Who was this joyful and straight-talking girl? How did she grow up in the shadow of this looming disease? How was she able to help those around her, even as she faced a certain and early death? Although Agathe's Summer is one father's testimony to the short life of a child grown into a young woman, it is also the story of the love, hope, fear, and joy that speaks to all parents.

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Length: 100 Pages (1,320 KB)
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Baseball Dads: The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love by Wayne Stewart (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

Baseball Dads is a heartwarming collection of notable major league players' favorite baseball-related memories about how their relationships with their fathers shaped them, not only as players, but as the men they are today. From superstars like David Wright, Josh Hamilton, CC Sabathia, Adrian Gonzalez, Chipper Jones, and Kevin Youkilis, to journeyman big leaguers like Adam LaRoche, J. D. Drew, Shelley Duncan, Barry Zito, and Jeff Francoeur, this inspiring book reveals, through its fifteen vivid profiles, the profound impact fathers can have on the lives of their children on and off the diamond. An ideal Father's Day gift, Baseball Dads offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the private lives of some of the game's best players.

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Length: 161 Pages (2,809 KB)
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The Rogue's Road to Retirement: How I Got My Groove Back after Sixty-Five?And How You Can, Too! by George S. K. Rider (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

George S. K. Rider's The Rogue's Road to Retirement takes a unique approach to growing old—don't do it! After retiring, Rider embarks on a bumpy journey to find himself and a new lease on life. For the first time, he gets in touch with his creative side—an unusual direction indeed, since he spent seventy years of his life as a college athlete turned Navy officer turned Wall Street trader and weekend jock. Told through a series of uproariously humorous and sometimes poignant adventures, The Rogue's Road to Retirement is about getting back in touch with your inner rascal and getting off your duff (George ends up in an MTV video, a Pepsi ad doing the polka, and Sports Illustrated)! Rider's adventures and stories reflect on finding a new passion in retirement by: being kind to your kids (after all, you need them to do the lawn work now); discovering the joys of guilt-tripping your grandchildren into hanging out with you; struggling with the age-old dilemma—take another nap or go to the gym; driving your spouse nuts now that you're both home 24/7; barhopping (or barhobbling) after sixty-five; savoring the sweet memories of friends and loves ones now gone; and much more. The Rogue's Road to Retirement is about the rebels, raconteurs, and roués who refuse to grow old gracefully, who want to grow old the way they grew up—raising hell, having fun, and giving their kids and grandkids a run for their money.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 180 Pages (1,233 KB)
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The Simple Joys of Grandparenting: Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes, Games, Crafts, and More (The Ultimate Guides) by Abigail Gehring (Skyhorse) 3.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Beautifully illustrated and chock full of everything you need to be a great grandparent, this is the perfect gift for new grandpas and grandmas. In these pages you'll find classic stories and poems from Rudyard Kipling and Lewis Carroll, as well as the most important recipes (perfect chocolate chip cookies, amazing mac 'n cheese, and the world's cutest cupcakes), crafts that will entertain boys and girls on a rainy day, and words of wisdom from grandparents through the centuries. With illustrations from artists including Kate Greenaway and Beatrix Potter, this is a keepsake book that will be a boon to any grandparent.

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Length: 241 Pages (21,975 KB)
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Dragonfly: A Daughter's Emergence from Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents by Lori Ashley Taylor (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A parent's guide to helping children with autism maximize their potential. Over a decade ago, an autism diagnosis had confined Lori Ashley Taylor's daughter Hannah to an inaccessible world. Lori became a tireless researcher, worker, and advocate, and her dedication showed results. There can be progression and shifting on the spectrum, and Hannah has done just that -- she has emerged. Part narrative and part practical guide, Dragonfly provides anecdotal and practical guidance for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. The author discusses intervention strategies, therapies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and different medical tests. She explains Autism terminology like hyperresponsivesness and stimming. A classroom teacher herself, she recommends educational accommodations and supports. Busy parents can find practical tips on everything from making friends to Sensory Processing Disorder in helpful sidebars in the text. Taylor's personal experience is supplemented by wisdom from a series of round table discussions featuring other parents of children with autism. In the summer of 2013, eight-year-old Hannah wrote "Life of a Dragonfly," a poem with repeated parallel stanzas that used the stages of a dragonfly's life as a mirror for her own physical and cognitive development. Among its wisdom was: "Hope rises, and I begin to reveal my concealed wings. I begin to understand language and what I am meant to do." Taylor has helped her daughter find her wings; in Dragonfly, she gives other parents the tools to do the same.

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Length: 354 Pages (4,161 KB)
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Motherhood Is a B#tch: 10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness, and Inner Diva by Lyss Stern (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

You've had a kid or two... or three. Now, every time you look in the mirror you ask yourself, “Who the hell is that tired, washed out woman looking back at me?" What happened to the stylish, stiletto-wearing woman who prided herself on living the fabulous life? It's time to reclaim your pre-baby body, mind, and mojo. No more sulking, stressing, or resenting other moms who have it more together than you and wondering how they do it. Motherhood is a B#tch! tells you how YOU can do it. This guide tells it like it is and explains how women lose their sense of self once they have children and why it's so important to reclaim it. Motherhood is a B#tch! tackles the toughest issues facing moms today and empowers you to regain your once fierce and fab self. In the end, you'll be happier, healthier, and hotter than ever. Motherhood is a B#tch! is the modern mom's bible for dealing with the day-to-day chaos with style and grace. It's written for the stressed out working mom and the harried stay-at-home mom, who have sacrificed their lives, careers, bodies, and sanity to become moms. And, honey, it's time to take it all back!

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Length: 128 Pages (814 KB)
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The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids . . . and Dangerous for You, Too! by George S. Glass (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Helicopter parents, tiger moms, cosseters, hothouse parents... Whatever we label it, overparenting -- anxious, invasive, overly attentive, and competitive parenting -- may have finally backfired. As we witness the first generation of overparented children becoming adults in their own right, many studies show that when baby boomer parents intervene inappropriately--with too much advice, excessive favors, and erasing obstacles that kids should negotiate themselves--their "millennial" children end up ill-behaved, anxious, narcissistic, entitled youths unable to cope with everyday life. The obsession with providing everything a child could possibly need, from macrobiotic cupcakes to 24/7 tutors, has created epidemic levels of depression and stress in our country's youth, but this can be avoided if parents would just take a giant step back, check their ambitions at the door, and do what's really best for their kids. Written by a noted psychiatrist and a parenting specialist, The Overparenting Epidemic is a science-based yet humorous and practical book that features an easy-to-read menu of pragmatic, reasonable advice for how to parent children effectively and lovingly without overdoing it, especially in the context of today's demanding world.

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Length: 240 Pages (1,198 KB)
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Dying Without God: Francois Mitterrand's Meditations On Living and Dying by Franz-Olivier Giesbert (Arcade) Price verified 19 hours ago

Is one ever truly ready to face death? Can one, without faith, view death as a beginning rather than an end? François Mitterrand is the man "dying without God," and he offers these pages as his final, unforgettable testament.

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Length: 185 Pages (272 KB)
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White Fang and the Golden Bear: A Father-and-Son Journey on the Golf Course and Beyond by Bill Chastain (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

Augusta National is golf's Holy Grail. Navigating the azaleas to play the exclusive course that hosts The Masters is a pipe dream for every golfer. Imagine being afforded the opportunity not only to play the course, but to be able to bring your father along for the ride. To complete the priceless fantasy, Jack Nicklaus -- "The Golden Bear" -- hosts the round. Through fate, coincidence and good fortune, Joe Wessel managed to find a way to make that happen. In White Fang and The Golden Bear, Wessel recounts that special round, how it came about, and what happened on the pristine grounds of Augusta National. With the help of veteran sportswriter Bill Chastain, Wessel's memoir offers the touching story of how the game of golf helped in the development of a special father-son bond and how that relationship grew first throughout Wessel's childhood, then during his tenure as a football player-turned-coach, and finally once he was a dad himself. This book offers the perfect father-son story for any sports aficionado!

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Length: 177 Pages (17,238 KB)
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Yoga for Couples: Fun and Engaging Exercises to Increase Flexibility and Create a Spiritual Connection by Guillermo Ferrara (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

In addition to increasing your flexibility, harmony, and spiritual balance, Yoga for Couples helps by narrowing the bonds that tie us together. This activity encompasses a combination of techniques and exercises that invigorate the body, pacify the mind, and elevate the spirit. This revolutionary book by Guillermo Ferrara presents a kind of yoga that is dynamic, youthful, and current, one that you can practice with whomever you want, regardless of any romantic connection. The exercises and advice in this guide are a gift for the muscles, organs, and skin, serving as a refuge of vital energy. It contains: • Yoga for couples poses • Exercises to increase flexibility • Yoga-style cooking ideas to share • Yoga and dancing moves • Details on the philosophy of yoga • Insight on meditation for two • Information on sacred spaces • Advice on breathing and increasing energy

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 144 Pages (29,928 KB)
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One Minute to Zen: Go From Hot Mess to Mindful Mom in One Minute or Less by Ali Katz (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

From the political climate to natural disasters, to managing the stress and overwhelm of everyday life, women have more to deal with than ever. Life feels overwhelming and exhausting much of the time. The third in her Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, One Minute to Zen will provide numerous tools to help deal with stress in one minute, the same amount of time it can take for all hell to break loose! When teaching moms across the country, while giving talks to corporations, and across Ali's thriving social media channels, people are asking for more tools to use quickly and effectively to help recover from the stress they face in daily life. In One Minute to Zen, Ali has compiled a list of tools that make it possible to recalibrate, achieve balance, and recover from stress quickly and with ease, in order to live a more mindful and joyful life. Known for her authenticity and relatability, Ali shares personal stories and anecdotes to help connect her audience and show how to really put her suggestions to use. The goal is to put these tools into the hands of every mother who needs them (we all do!) and also teach them how to pass them on to their children, thus creating in each family a chain reaction of calm and confidence when faced with challenges big and small.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 226 Pages (631 KB)
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God's Challenge for Dads: A 90-Day Devotional Experiencing God's Truths by Eric R. Ballard (Good Books) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Have you gotten comfortable -- maybe even complacent -- in your spiritual life? Maybe you can check off all the right boxes -- going to church, reading your Bible, praying before meals. Maybe you even lead a small group or serve as a deacon and tithe regularly. But when was the last time someone really shook up your faith, really challenged you to get after it, to pursue God with your whole heart? In this devotional written specifically for dads, Eric Ballard draws wisdom from the men written about in the Bible to push you out of your comfort zone and into a more authentic, whole-hearted relationship with God, which will lead to more meaningful relationships with your family, coworkers, and community. Each devotional includes a scripture, insight into the context and purpose of the passage, a brief prayer, and a challenge. Sometimes the challenges are external -- simple ways to let your wife know you think she's amazing or to make your children feel cared for. Sometimes they're internal -- like daring to let go of your own self-sufficiency and acknowledge you can't do anything right without the Holy Spirit working through you. Allow yourself to be pushed, stretched, and molded into the dad God has called you to be. Discover the Bible's wisdom on everything from work struggles to parenting difficult kids to loving your wife well. Take an honest look at the idols you need to lay down, now. Look a little closer at how you think and talk about work. Discover what godly parenting really means. Are you ready to accept God's challenge? Your kids will be grown before you know it. Don't wait another minute to become the dad God wants you to be.

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Length: 197 Pages (538 KB)
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How to Survive Retirement: Reinventing Yourself for the Life You?ve Always Wanted by Steven D. Price (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

You've worked hard for the better part of four or five decades, and now you've decided it's time to call it quits. Or your employer or industry regulations may have made that decision for you. What now? Although a life of ease may have been your dream, retirement brings with it a host of questions, problems, and responsibilities that never occurred to you and now may seem insurmountable. How to Survive Retirement will help you plan for most any eventuality during the golden years. The book is divided into four major areas: • Making The Break: The emotions of retirement. • Where Did The Money Go?—Financial considerations • I Don't Feel So Great—Physical/medical aspects of retirement. • Hey, Look What I Did!—Filling leisure time. Doing nothing may become the hardest thing you've ever done. However, thanks to this survival guide, you'll be able to enjoy the rest of your life.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 160 Pages (3,174 KB)
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Finding the Magic in Mommyhood: How to Create the Illusion of Sanity amid Raging Hormones, Sleep Deprivation, and Diaper Rash by Sara Sadik (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In the gaping cracks between our mommyhood expectations and the messy reality, magic shines through. So much legend, tradition, and everyday talk makes pregnancy out to be a magical experience. But there's no sparkle, no glitter and glamour when you need to pee 3,302 times per night or are struggling to understand what each baby wail means. Finding the Magic in Mommyhood punctures those myths that becoming a mom is all radiance and bliss and balances the hopes and dreams of every new mom and mom-to-be by delivering a roller-coaster of emotion and honesty to recast every breakdown as a breakthrough. Sara knows, all around the globe, a mom is a mom is a mom. Regardless if baby's first solid meal is pureed pear or... hummus. She shares her story of living in Dubai with NYC habits, a London-Lebanese mindset, and Palestinian perseverance to empower moms everywhere to find the good in the midst of the hard, discouraging, or overwhelming. Topics include the pre-preggo phase, pregnancy, and the first year of mommyhood, including how Sara adjusted when an X-ray revealed her baby had hip dysplasia -- a congenital misalignment requiring her to wear a brace. Finding the Magic in Mommyhood tackles unexpected and even uncomfortable topics with ease and humor to help fellow moms dig extra deep to find strength, let alone magic in the moments when you resent this baby you're supposed to love, loathe your husband, or lose yourself and want solely to find a glimpse of sanity... and you again.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 200 Pages (3,675 KB)
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First Bites: Homemade, Nourishing Recipes from Baby Spoonfuls to Toddler Treats by Leigh Ann Chatagnier (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Start your baby off right with real food to nourish their every need. First Bites teaches you the ins and outs of introducing food so good, even you will want to eat it! This adorable and innovative cookbook is packed full of easy recipes that are bursting with flavor and nutrients to expand your baby's palette and give them the vitamins they need to thrive. Work your way through flavorful purees that will delight your baby's taste buds and get them excited about a new world of real food. Then, you'll transition them into eating little bites that get them ready to participate in family meal time! Your baby will not only love eating these delicious recipes but will also develop healthy eating habits early on. Recipes include: ?Cinnamon vanilla pear puree ?Zucchini, pea, and thyme mash up ?Curry coconut sweet potatoes ?Lentil and veggie fritters ?Whole wheat banana mini pancakes ?Peachy coconut chia pudding ?White peach and raspberry smoothie ?Kale and white cheddar mini frittatas ?Healthy salmon fish sticks ?So many more!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 278 Pages (50,516 KB)
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Hazard: A Sister's Flight from Family and a Broken Boy by Margaret Combs (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (33 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Hazard is a poignant, unflinching memoir of the emotional intricacies of growing up with a severely disabled sibling. Margaret Combs shows how her Southern Baptist family coped with lived reality of autism in an era of ignorance and shame, the 1950s through the 1970s, and shares her own tragedy and anguish of being torn between helping her brother and yearning for her own life. Like many siblings of disabled children, young Margaret drives herself to excel in order to make up for her family's sorrow and ultimately flees her family for what she hopes is a “normal" life. Hazard is also a story of indelible bonds between siblings: the one between Combs and her sister, and the deep and rueful one she has with her disabled brother; how he and she were buddies; and how fervently she wanted to make him whole. Initially fueled by a wish that her brother had never been born, the author eventually arrives in a deeper place of gratitude for this same brother, whom she loves and who loves her in return.

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Length: 290 Pages (919 KB)
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100 Yoga Activities for Children: Easy-to-Follow Poses and Meditation for the Whole Family by Shobana R. Vinay (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Fun and healthy yoga exercises for kids and adults. Many children do not instinctively understand the importance of relaxation and meditation. It can be a difficult concept to grasp for someone at a young age. Yoga can be an accessible and fun way for children to learn the advantages of de-stressing and relaxing. By starting yoga early, your children will develop their natural flexibility and balance while simultaneously releasing mental and physical tension. With the fun activities featured in this book, learn one hundred ways to introduce them to this healthy exercise, which could develop into a lifelong practice. Included in this book are sections discussing: • Relaxation • Meditation • Breathing • Mudras (Sanskrit for “gesture" or “attitude") • Standing and sitting postures • Elongated postures • Games incorporating yoga Additionally, 100 Yoga Activities for Kids features full-color illustrations and diagrams on every page to aid in the explanation and instruction of each pose. Discover the amazing benefits of these elaborate and simple postures, and explore a fun and healthy activity to share together.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 112 Pages (9,735 KB)
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In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T. of Making Babies (Assisted Reproductive Technology) by Geoffrey Sher (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This extensively updated and revised edition of In Vitro Fertilization: The A.R.T. of Making Babies addresses the key issues and concerns of infertile couples. Written by one of the top in vitro specialists in the country, this book discusses in plain language everything couples need to know about IVF. From how to locate and choose the best IVF programs to what to expect as you go through the process, this book will prepare couples for the complex and emotional IVF journey. Included here are: • Conditions that negatively affect fertility, such as sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and immune system conditions • Surrogate motherhood, egg donation, and other third-party parenting options • Detailed discussion of ovulation and the influence of age on egg quality • Ethics in fertility technology, including the recent controversies over cloning This book provides extensive technical guidance to couples who are considering in vitro fertilization, allowing for a more well-informed life changing decision.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 383 Pages (1,669 KB)
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Going Beyond Mom: How to Activate Your Mind, Body & Business After Baby by Randi Zinn (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (44 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Born out of her popular website Beyond Mom, Randi's book is a guide for mothers looking to jump-start their business ideas by finding connection from within. The 1.2 million women in America each year who choose not to return to traditional work after having children have found themselves filled with an unexpected creative energy, but lack the knowledge and network to tap it. With the support of the Beyond Mom community behind you, Randi provides the guidance and the tools women need to find their strength, body, and mind, thus laying the integral foundation to bring entrepreneurial ideas to fruition. Her distinct approach is as practically accessible as it is holistic -- a former yoga teacher who also possesses a decade of experience as an acting CEO, she knows that personal well-being is critically connected to any thriving business venture. Because the first step to personal wellness and idea growth begins with you. In addition, each chapter features an interview from the Beyond Mom network of celebrity moms, successful businesswomen, and clients, like bestselling author and coach Alexandra Jamieson, renowned psychotherapist Terri Cole, IntenSati founder Patricia Moreno, and author/anthropologist Wednesday Martin, just to name a few. Honest, smart, and relatable, Randi provides wisdom and encouragement to build entrepreneurs (who are also moms) from deep within!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 208 Pages (607 KB)
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Say No to Placenta Pics: And Other Hilarious, Unsolicited Advice for Pregnant Women by Jillian M. Parsons (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Two Best Friends Make It through a Pregnancy, with All its Gut-Busting Hilarity and Gross Bits Maternity isn't all sunshine and rainbows and natural glows. It's also elastic waistbands, hot flashes, and throbbing breasts! When Jillian Parsons's best friend forever, Allison Baerken, finds herself knocked up, both women are thrown into a nine-month roller coaster ride of emotions -- even though only one of them is pregnant. Say No to Placenta Pics is the ultimate BFF's uncensored, tell-all guide to the down and dirty of pregnancy for all badass moms-to-be (and their nonpregnant friends watching from the side lines) who desperately need a joke over the next nine months. Together, Allison and Jillian ride the learning curves from first trimester to after birth, rejecting standard pregnancy fluff in self-help books , exploring the issues about mother-to-be-hood no one else seems to have the guts to: • The anti-sex appeal of maternity negligées • Surviving the high school experience of online mommy groups • Resisting the urge to overshare on Facebook • Executing the right angles on a maternity photo shoot • Listening to yet another birth story from a stranger Witty, tongue-in-cheek, and fearlessly relatable, Say No to Placenta Pics is the realest girl talk between two women who deliver a satirical breakdown of modern-day maternity and what it means to be, and not to be, a Mom

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Length: 254 Pages (673 KB)
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Paul's Prayers: A Mother's Account of Raising an Autistic Son by Susan Anderson (Good Books) 4.8 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild 2018 Seal of Approval "A journey of compassion, frustration, and triumph... Anderson's love for her son marks this beautiful portrait of family and faith." -- Publishers Weekly Paul's Prayers is the story of a moderately autistic young man navigating life with a spiritual intelligence that runs further than most people can walk. Written by Paul's mother, this insightful memoir gives readers a unique look at the challenges and joys of raising her autistic son in a large Catholic family. The first of six children, Paul's early years were an exciting and confusing time for his parents. At the time, very little information on autism and its early signs was available, and the fact that the disorder is a spectrum ranging from mild to severe was not widely known. Unpredictable outbursts and sensitivities to light and schedule disruptions lead Paul's parents to refer to his condition as "The Marauder." The Marauder sweeps over the hospital nursery as the fluorescent lights blind Paul's eyes. The Marauder throws his black cape over the Christmas holidays, stealing four-year-old Paul's speech for three long days. In school, The Marauder keeps other students at bay, leaving Paul isolated and alone. Finally a developmental assessment gives some clarity to the exhausted family: Paul is on the autism spectrum, and they will all have to adjust their perspectives. Small victories emerge as Paul begins to reach developmental milestones in creative ways. Six years of piano lessons lead to a dramatic improvement in reading skills. A jaunt through the mountains with his father introduces Paul to his talent for running; with his brothers, he joins the high school cross country running team, which goes on to win the state championship. After high school, Paul works for the family business and attends college. Throughout this intimate memoir, every day is a challenge to be met with creative thinking, patience, and faith. Paul finds comfort in ...

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Length: 216 Pages (450 KB)
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Ask Your Gynecologist: Answers to Over 200 (Sometimes Embarrassing) Questions Women Ask through Every Age and Stage of Their Lives by R. Scott Thornton (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Ask Your Gynecologist was written for all of the women who cannot find the information they need to answer their questions about their bodies. Drs. Thornton and Schramm examine the most commonly asked questions and give valuable insight and advice about everything related to gynecology, including pap smears, the menstrual cycle, family planning, infections and disorders, pregnancy, and surgery. Each chapter is divided into questions so readers can look up specific issues quickly. Examples inspired by real women's situations are also included so readers can see that all of their questions are valid and worth asking. Advice on how to choose a gynecologist, when to make an appointment, and how to ensure that daughters visit a doctor is also included, as well as a full glossary and index.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 456 Pages (4,955 KB)
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Motherhood Smotherhood: Fighting Back Against the Lactivists, Mompetitions, Germophobes, and So-Called Experts Who Are Driving Us Crazy by JJ Keith (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

What's the first thing a woman does when she thinks she might be pregnant? She Googles. And it goes downhill from there. While the internet is full of calming and cheerily supportive articles, it's also littered with hyper-judgmental message boards and heaps of contradictory and scolding information. Babies on Boards takes parents through the trenches of new parenting, warning readers of the pleasures and perils of mommy blogs, new parent groups, self-described “lactivists," sleep fascists, incessant trend pieces on working versus non-working mothers, and the place where free time and self-esteem goes to die: Pinterest (back away from the hand-made flower headbands for baby!). JJ Keith interweaves discussions of what “it takes a village" really means (hint: a lot of unwanted advice from elderly strangers who may have grown up in actual villages) and a take-down of the rising “make your own baby food" movement (just mush a banana with a fork!) with laugh-out-loud observations about the many mistakes she made as a frantic new mother with too much access to high speed internet and a lot of questions. Keith cuts to the truth—whether it's about “perfect" births, parenting gurus, the growing tide of vaccine rejecters, the joy of blanketing Facebook with baby pics, or germophobia—to move conversations about parenting away from experts espousing blanket truths to amateurs relishing in what a big, messy pile of delight and trauma having a baby is. It turns out those little buggers are more durable and fun than we think they are!

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Length: 113 Pages (859 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

BabyCalmâ„¢: A Guide for Parents on Sleep Techniques, Feeding Schedules, and Bonding with Your New Baby by Sarah Ockwell-Smith (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (133 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Congratulations! You are about to become, or recently became, a new mom. But now what? You may feel overwhelmed by all the advice given to you by friends, family members, online sites, and the slew of contradicting information about calming a crying baby, getting on a feeding schedule, and training your infant to sleep through the night. BabyCalm? (a company founded in 2007 in England by Sarah Ockwell-Smith and expanding to the United States this year) runs classes that aim to turn stressed-out parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. In BabyCalm?, Ockwell-Smith sets out to provide new mothers with the inspiring ethos and methods of her successful company. BabyCalm? aims to empower new parents to raise their baby with confidence. Focused primarily for new mothers (but with a plethora of sound advice for fathers as well), Ockwell-Smith provides a wealth of information—starting with trusting your maternal instincts above all else—on calming your crying baby, implementing sleep training techniques, facilitating a feeding schedule, bonding with your new infant, understanding your baby's essential needs, and much more. Including parenting tips from around the world as well as ways in which to create confident children, BabyCalm? is the only book you'll need to set you on the solid path of good (and stress-free) parenting during your baby's first year.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 273 Pages (1,738 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Pregnancy Made Simple: An Illustrated Guide from Conception to Birth by Claire Plimmer (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Pregnancy is exciting for parents-to-be! Your life is about to change forever, whether this is the first new baby in your life or not. The amount of information out there about pregnancy can be overwhelming for everyone involved. But fear not: this practical pictorial guide, packed with accessible and stylish infographics, will help you to get up to speed and give you all the essential facts you need, as well as a healthy dose of fun trivia to help you remember and break up the facts. This book covers everything you need to know about pregnancy: • Getting Pregnant: Once you've decided to have a baby, it's not always as easy to get pregnant as you once thought! • Being Pregnant: Pregnancy myths, morning sickness, and all the changes happening to you and your baby. • Nourishment: Cravings! Everybody gets them -- but what should you avoid indulging in? • Well-Being: Different methods of exercise, what tests should you get, and, most important, how to relax! • Final Stages: All the last-minute things you should do before the baby arrives! From what to stock in the nursery to the first signs of labor, this section will make sure that you're completely ready to go when it's time. This book offers both men and women an easy guide to pregnancy, from finding out what's going on inside a pregnant woman's body to understanding the various cravings she might experience.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 243 Pages (71,345 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family by Arabella Carter-Johnson (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (98 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her. One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren't typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula, named after one of Iris's favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace" in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown. Whether exploring, playing, sleeping, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. With Thula's safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family. This heartwarming story is illustrated with sixty of Iris's gorgeous impressionistic paintings, works of art that have allowed her to express herself since the age of three. A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way. With Thula by her side, she'll sit and paint for hours, and the results are stunning. Inspiring and touching, Iris Grace follows the struggles and triumphs of a family—and a miracle cat—as they learn to connect with an amazing child.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 368 Pages (57,152 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Understanding Teenage Anxiety: A Parent's Guide to Improving Your Teen's Mental Health by Jennifer Browne (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

If you're the parent of a teenager experiencing chronic anxiety, this book is for you. Today's teens are high-strung and socially overextended. We shrug it off as a millennial problem, but is it? In a world that encourages the quick fix, instant gratification, and real-time feedback, can we really expect our children to cope as we did less than two decades ago, in the land of handshakes, eye contact, elbow grease, and grit? This book is a product of a combination of three very different perspectives: those of the anxious teen, the parent, and the therapist. We need to understand what we've created in terms of our current society to gain proper insight on why we're seeing increasingly rising levels of anxiety in our teenagers. Topics include: • Physical and Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety • Teens and Self-Harm • Anxiety and Gut Health • Sports: Concussions and Anxiety • Natural Ways to Help Your Teen Cope • And much, much more Within each chapter, author (and parent) Jennifer Browne and co-author (Jennifer's teenage son) Cody Buchanan, who struggles with anxiety and depression, will weigh in on what this affliction feels like, physically, mentally, and emotionally. They share personal experiences to help parents better understand their teens and learn a lot along the way.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 230 Pages (1,218 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Get the Most out of Motherhood: A Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Parenting Guide by Ali Katz (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Slow down and take time for yourself—because a better you is a better mom! The second book in the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, Get the Most out of Motherhood will help moms create balance, peace, and well-being in their homes, leaving behind their old ways of being constantly stressed-out and frantic. In the first book, Ali focused on internal issues and taught women that by caring for themselves first, they can better care for their families and loved ones. This book is the natural next step for moms who now understand that a better you equals a better mom! She will guide women on how to embrace their best selves while parenting so they can strengthen relationships with their children, create systems in their homes that work, and actually enjoy doing it. It is divided into three parts: • Mindful mom mindsets: bring your best self to parenting • Mindful mom methods: systems for your home that work • Mindful mom moments: ways to bond with your kids Easy and accessible, and filled with unique tools and ideas as well as personal examples that readers will relate to, this book will help moms go beyond the basics to build a healthier and happier family unit.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 218 Pages (758 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Victory over Autism: Practical Steps and Wisdom toward Recovery for the Whole Family by Mary Romaniec (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Children are recovering from autism, as are their families. Children are recovering from autism, and yet the general public is largely unaware that this is even possible, let alone happening at astounding rates. While traditional medicine continues to be stymied on the causes and potential remedies, other physicians and proactive parents have partnered to become a progressive force for change. In Victory over Autism, Mary Romaniec takes the reader through the personal stages parents will experience when their child is first diagnosed with autism, and shows how to become part of the next generation of proactive parents who are making a difference in the well-being of their children and families. Romaniec explores the stages of grief associated with the diagnosis, followed by an examination of the winning attributes parents should—and will—possess or adopt as they strive toward the goal of better health and full recovery for their child. Victory over Autism includes personal accounts of overcoming the autism odds, looking out for all family members, and addressing marriage issues, and explores ways of getting the parent into the mind-set that a victory over autism is a realizable goal.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 204 Pages (1,920 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism: The Most Crucial Things You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vaccinations, ... by Tony Lyons (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The latest research shows that as many as 1 in 88 US children now has autism, and the number keeps rising. Parents of these children become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments, and parents of girls with autism face particularly unique challenges. After countless hours of study, Tony Lyons is sharing what he has learned. In 101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism you will learn how to deal with troubling issues such as periods, birth control, and the risks of sexual abuse. Both Mom and Dad will learn which menstrual pads work best and why the ones with wings just are not them. And how exactly do you get your daughter to actually start using them? 101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism has the answer. Other topics include: How to get the most useful evaluation Where to find other parents of girls with autism Getting insurance to cover treatments Coping with the unique social issues that girls face Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons Maintaining a social life for both you and your daughter Handling marital stress and divorce Where to go on vacation And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your daughter might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, following up with comprehensive evaluation, and pursuing education and treatment, 101 Tips for the Parents of Girls with Autism is the book that every parent of a girl with autism needs.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 242 Pages (1,320 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Beyond Autism: My Life with Lina by Helena Hjalmarsson (Skyhorse) Price verified one day ago

A Passionate Memoir about Life with a Teenage Daughter with Severe Autism, Following the Progress of Acclaimed Book, Finding Lina. Like her passionate first book, Finding Lina, about her daughter with severe autism, Helena Hjalmarsson brings an intensity of purpose and love to her second memoir about Lina, Beyond Autism. Lina's world is one of excruciating challenges. Helena's world is the same, but with her own insights, indominable spirit, and amazing clarity she sheds light and hope for other parents, siblings and caretakers of children with autism, as well as the children with autism themselves. She unflinchingly examines "the paradoxical nature of autism, the never-ending mystery of who our children are and how they got here, in the middle of this unfathomable hurricane of leaky guts, inflammation, yeast, autoimmune disorders, seizures, sensory breakdown, loss of words, physical freedom, sleep, friends, normal life as we are used to refer to it." Beyond Autism is one of an increasing number of "you are not alone" literary statements from parents of children with autism forwarded to the people whose lives, similarly, often blocks the view of the larger community. Beyond Autism is intended to be a meeting place, of sorts. A smile of recognition. A reason for a little dark joke amongst parents. What Helena recognizes is that whenever Lina is not in mayhem, she is in heaven. "In those times she seems so free of the burdens of a past and a future, so deeply present and accepting of the moment... Whenever she is not suffering, it seems to me that she is at that enlightened, awakened place that most people struggle for a whole life time to catch a glimpse of." It's that glimpse that Helene explores, and shares for all those who want, too, to catch and gain insight into the lives of those with autism and those who love them.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 182 Pages (1,317 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Doctors, Schools, Taxes, Vacations, Babysitters, ... by Ken Siri (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Current research shows that as many as one in seventy boys in the United States now has autism. Parents of these boys become full-time researchers, always looking for the latest information on doctors, education, and treatments. After countless hours of study, Ken Siri shares what he has learned. Following his comprehensive guide to treatment options, Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, he now presents the essential guide to parenting a boy with autism. In 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys you will learn about navigating puberty with your son including issues such as personal hygiene, inappropriate touching, and sex. Parents of autistic boys contend with many unique problems due to increases in size, strength, and aggression as the boy ages. How do you keep both yourself and your son safe when he is suddenly twice your size? Other topics will include: • Teaching your son about grooming, washing, and deodorant • Choosing a school • Getting insurance to cover treatments • How to handle bullying • Legal issues and Medicaid pros and cons • Maintaining a social life for both you and your son • Handling marital stress and divorce • Where to go on vacation • And many more! From what to do when you first suspect your son might have autism, to coping with the first diagnosis, to following up with comprehensive evaluation, continuing education, and treatment, 1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys is the book that every parent of an autistic boy needs.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 481 Pages (1,252 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

What to Do When a Loved One Dies: Taking Charge at a Difficult Time by Steven D. Price (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

At some point in everyone's life, everyone will be placed in the position of dealing with the death of a loved one. Arranging all the necessary details at such a difficult time can prove overwhelming. However, help is now at hand in this guide that covers all the essential aspects: • Ways to avoid probate and other estate problems while you're still alive through gifts and trusts • Pre-funeral formalities, such as when the loved one dies in another state or country • Selecting a funeral parlor and working with its director and clergy with regard to the funeral service • Disposition of the remains, whether burial or cremation • Probating the will or marshalling the assets if the deceased died intestate • Survivor benefits and other financial and tax matters • Mourning and grief therapy Drawing from the counsel of funeral directors, clergy, attorneys, estate planners, and psychologists and with references to Web sites and other sources of further information, this book provides straightforward and reassuring advice that is both practical and comforting at this difficult time.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 194 Pages (573 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

A Shot of Hope: Real Wisdom from a Real Sibling Warrior Providing Real Hope for Autism by Zack Peter (Carrel Books) 4.4 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

“Autism shakes up your world. It has changed my life and I wasn't even the one diagnosed with it. My brother's name is Ethan Wolfgang, but we call him Deets. He is one of the greatest gifts my family has ever received. And one of the most challenging." So begins Zack Peter's memoir of his family's struggle to cope with his brother's autism. And thus began Peter's mission to ensure that his brother will one day live an independent life. He candidly describes his attempts to get his family on board with Ethan's biomedical treatment and his fight against their reluctance. He relates how his life changes when he comes up with the idea of hosting a local fundraisers, which then throws him into the world of activism. He describes how this leads to his becoming a full-time advocate for autism. As everything in his life becomes more and more centered around “the spectrum," Peter faces the personal struggle of being a voice for the cause while trying to maintain his own identity. Sharing the wisdom he's learned in a voice that's equal parts snark and heart, Peter offers a memoir that's as funny as it is poignant, filled with no-nonsense advice and what he calls “The Hope Rules," which are designed to help preserve sanity, dignity, and the will to stay strong. Whether you know someone with autism or not, Zack Peter's refreshing take on his life as a sibling and activist serves as inspiration to persevere, even when the odds seem impossibly long. It's everything you need to help keep your head up…like the bottom of your glass.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 135 Pages (2,707 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Mama, Mama, Only Mama: An Irreverent Guide for the Newly Single Parent—From Divorce and Dating to Cooking and Crafting, All While Raising the Kids ... by Lara Lillibridge (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

"Laugh-out-loud amusing and all-around entertaining." -- Library Journal "One of the best new parenting ebooks." -- BookAuthority A Single Mom Shares Her Inspiring and Hilarious Tales of Parenting, Full of Love, Advice, and Humor Being a single mother means relaxing your cleanliness standards. A lot. Being a single mother means missing your kids like crazy when your ex has them, only to want to give them back ten minutes after they come home. Being a single mother means accepting sleep deprivation as a natural state. Being a single mother means hauling a toddler, a baby, and a diaper bag while wearing high heels and a cute skirt, because you never know when you'll meet someone. Being a single mother means finding out you are stronger than you ever knew was possible. Since birth, Lara Lillibridge's children wanted, "Mama, Mama, only Mama!" whether they were tired or just woke up from a nap -- whether they were starving or had just finished a bowl of goldfish crackers. Over ten years later, not much has changed. Between hilarious episodes and candid stories, Lillibridge offers the bits of advice and enlightenment she's gained along the way and never fails to commiserate on the many challenges that come with raising children in a non-nuclear family. This creative, touching memoir will resonate with single moms everywhere, whether solo parenting is new territory or well-trodden ground for them. Written in the style of a diary with blogs, articles and recipes tucked between the pages, Mama, Mama, Only Mama follows Lillibridge and her two children, Big Pants and Tiny Pants, out of divorce, through six years of single parenting, and into the family blender with a quasi-stepfather called SigO. Complete with highly useful recipes such as congealed s'more stew, recycled snack candy bars, instant oatmeal cookies and a fine chicken casserole that didn't pass Tiny Pants's "lick test," Lillibridge grows into her role as mother, finds true love, and comes to terms with ...

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 365 Pages (7,553 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Anna: A Daughter's Life by William Loizeaux (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome, Anna Loizeaux's chances for survival were uncertain. Each day was a gift and each moment was precious. Much of her brief life was spent in hospital nurseries and operating rooms, where medical technology and human intervention mustered all their resources to give her the chance for life that nature had not. In the end, they couldn't. Anna lived only a few precious, wonderful months, and when she died she shattered the lives of her parents. Where is the design to the death of a child? What is left to hold on to? William Loizeaux began to write a journal. Begun out of the agony of grief and the determination to forget nothing, Anna: A Daughter's Life becomes an affirmation: there is no life without a marker. In the terrible beauty and uncompromising honesty of her father's prose, Anna has her marker. This stunningly beautiful record of a father's grief begun out of isolation and helpless rage, becomes an act of celebration. In it, he finds, and offers to us, the courage and spirit that asked so much from so brief a life. Here is an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable child that reaches out to us all

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 216 Pages (759 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Kids Are Turds: Brutally Honest Humor for the Pooped-Out Parent by Jenny Schoberl (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (72 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

When do you know for sure that you've become a parent? For Jenny Schoberl, it wasn't when a human fell out of her lady parts or the first time her baby said “Mama." It was when she found herself, a grown woman, hiding in the bathroom to eat a candy bar, just so she didn't have to share. Parenthood changes people's lives in horrifying and inevitable ways. No matter how hard you resist, you soon find yourself being that parent far too often to deny it. It won't be long before mom jeans and minivans are calling your name. Discussing bowel movements over dinner? Guilty. Peeing with an audience? Check. Grocery shopping alone? Sounds like a tropical vacation! Watching cartoons hours after the kids have gone to bed? Now your only hobby! What do you do when motherhood turns you into someone you hardly recognize? When you open your mouth and, holy hell, your mother comes out? Kids Are Turds proves that you don't need to be Super-Mom to be a “good" mom (whatever that is), but you absolutely do need a sense of humor to get through the hard days. Either that, or you can give in, yank up your mom jeans, and rock a mile-long camel toe. So for the love of retinas everywhere, be strong!

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 206 Pages (1,206 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Everyday Wisdom: Extraordinary Inspiration from Around the World by Diana Fransis (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

If you could tell the world anything, what would it be? The idea for this book stemmed from the author's inspirational thesis titled “Words of Wisdom," which comprised of interviews conducted with older adults. By asking them about their purpose in life, success, happiness, and any advice they wanted to share, we gain insight into moving and beautiful responses. Now, the topic is taken to the next level by opening it up to the rest of the world. People of all different cultures, religions, and experiences deserve to have a voice through this book, which was inspired to encompass words of wisdom about living the good life from ordinary individuals from all walks of life. It will open and enlighten our perspectives regarding the world's abundant philosophies and has the ability to unite people of different backgrounds and opinions. In such a progressive world, it may be easy to overlook the importance of the things that really matter. Wisdom of the Ages will remind one to carry out the most organic purpose of being a human.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 113 Pages (535 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

The Little Red Book of Grandmother's Wisdom (Little Red Books) by Holly Rubino (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

For first-timers, veterans, or those hoping to join the ranks real' soon, here is a collection of more than 250 memorable quotations that capture the ups and downs and all points in between of what it means to be a grandmother and the inherent wisdom, power, and grandchildren-spoiling privileges that come with it. Heartwarming musings, advice, opinions, and observations are drawn from famous grandmothers around the world and those who know them all too well. Illustrated with full-color photos throughout, The Little Red Book of Grandmother's Wisdom is the perfect gift for the beloved bubbe, nonna, or "queen mum" in your life. "You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven today and we don't know where the hell she is." -- Ellen DeGeneres "Just like his grandmother, [Barack] just keeps getting up and moving forward... with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace." -- Michelle Obama "I would say my grandmother would be like my personal god." -- Jamie Foxx

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 224 Pages (8,206 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Mother Knows Best?: The Truth About Mom's Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice by Sue Castle (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Will a little warm milk really help you go to sleep? (Yes—although cold milk works just as well.) Does turning a light off for a few minutes actually use more energy than it saves? (No.) Is chicken soup the best cure for the common cold? (Not clear, but it certainly helps.) If you pick up a baby every time she cries, will she get spoiled? (No, babies need all the love they can get!) Your mother should know... but does she? Here is the book that finally sets the record straight on the received wisdom and commonly accepted notions we've all routinely followed for generations. Mother Knows Best? will entertain and amuse as it informs, offering not only the real basis in fact but also the origin and purpose of Mom's sometimes dubious counsel.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 128 Pages (851 KB)
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Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism (International Perspectives on Aging Book 19) by Liat Ayalon (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 564 Pages (2,731 KB)
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Added: Jul 19th, 2020

Reflections on Enchantress from the Stars and Other Essays (Collected Essays Book 1) by Sylvia Engdahl Price verified one day ago

Here are the author's collected essays about her Newbery Honor book Enchantress from the Stars and other Young Adult and adult science fiction novels, plus two autobiographical essays illustrated with photos. Her comments on Enchantress deal with issues she would like all its readers to be aware of. Please note: This book is one of three that replace Reflections on the Future, which dealt with different topics that have now been separated. Nearly all of the essays in this one were in that book.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships [x]
Length: 217 Pages (9,500 KB)
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Added: Jul 11th, 2020
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