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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 192 Pages (2,707 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Two families, half a continent apart, faced with a loved one struggling against the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Two men, who each wind up being the primary care-provider for a beloved mother-in-law. These were roles they never expected to fill. Nothing they had done previously had prepared them for this.
We often hear that life is a journey, and it's the journey that matters - the path and the experiences - more than anything else. The family confronted with a loved one struggling against dementia often faces new, unexpected twists and turns in their journey.
This book offers some perspective on that journey, as we were going through it. It's part memoir, part journal, and all based on the things we were writing at the time. In seeing what we experienced, and the decisions we each made, over the arc of care-giving and then recovery, perhaps you will be better able to understand your own path, choose your own road.
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. ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 216 Pages (759 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 161 Pages (2,809 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Do you think your parent might be toxic?
Do you feel like you are living with the consequences of bad parenting?
Does your parent still treat you badly even though you are an adult?
Maybe your parent has passed away, but you still seem to be affected by them and cant stop thinking about the way they treated you.
This Book is for anyone that has been in a toxic relationship with their parent and would like to learn more about it and learn how to recover from the long lasting traumatic effects that the relationship has left you with.
But First, A Warning:
Before we go further, let me make something abundantly clear:
This book does not contain a "magic wand" that will bring you instant answers without having to do any work.
What I'm about to share with you takes both time and effort and has worked wonders for me and my private clients. And I believe it can help you too.
But this only works for those who are willing look deep inside themselves and are committed to finding true ...
This practical book guides unstable relationships towards understanding and acceptance of the challenges and triumphs of the relationship they experience in a more optimistic and less destructive manner. This book is inestimable support for couples who suffer from Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD).
This content of this book is based on the personal experience and years of research of the author and identifies behavior patterns that have been affecting marriage -- behavioral patterns like nagging, intimacy issues, sudden anger, and memory problems.
The major Ten steps discussed in this book are
• Couples, emotions, and ADHD
• Confusion about diagnosis and treatment
• Anger in relationship
• Navigating chores, tasks and life balance
• Overwhelmed by chores and parenting
• Rebalancing your relationship
• Dealing with denial
• Jealousy in marriages and relationships
• How to recreate love and admiration towards your partner
• Warmth intimacy ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 129 Pages (1,681 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
How does a new mom face the wonder and the wear that a baby brings? What happens to the woman she was? Is it normal to laugh and cry simultaneously?
Sandra Drescher-Lehman, in her disarmingly forthright way, gives language to the eternally long hours of being with babies, the holy moments that change exhaustion to exhilaration, the private fears, that sudden gratitude for one's own mother.
Drescher-Lehman's own hands and heart are deep in this subject. She is a writer and mom to two preschoolers. Her voice is gritty, yet grateful. Her moods move through the range that all mothers know. She brings comfort. She lends identification to this most basic, yet most personal, experience.
Each meditation is brief. Each offers a short Scripture passage and prayer and then suggests an idea or exercise that a preoccupied mom can carry throughout her day.
With a beautiful layout, updated hardcover design, and a ribbon marker, this makes a perfect gift for expectant and new mothers.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 354 Pages (7,543 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
The author sees God as a gracious parent, intent on a restored relationship with humans. It is that ongoing effort which Ott calls the Shalom Project. Ott believes that "God wants a Shalom people," a community of the faithful who together love God and each other, and then live in the world within that strength.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 141 Pages (723 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 120 Pages (535 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 152 Pages (814 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Slow down and take time for yourselfbecause 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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 218 Pages (758 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 240 Pages (21,975 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Zen Meditation for Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
Inspiring practices of Zen meditation for mothers and mothers-to-be.
In Meditation for Motherhood Yogi Brahmasamhara presents step-by-step guidance on authentic Zen meditation, the most powerful, natural, and deeply beneficial practice available to a woman during the phases of creating and nurturing her baby. This is a practical and thoughtful guide for those planning pregnancy and parents-to-be to use right through their pregnancy, a time of great emotional and physical change that can be both exciting and challenging. Yogi Brahmasamhara explains the value of meditation to enhance harmony and wellbeing physically, mentally, and spiritually at a time when many can be plagued by worries and insecurities around their pregnancy and the impending birth.
With more than forty gentle and tailored exercises you will practice the ancient arts of:
Patience to listen to yourself and your baby
Letting go of tension, worry, and ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 256 Pages (2,520 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Dr. Frieda Birnbaum made headlines eight years ago when she gave birth to twin boys at the age of sixty. And despite being a psychotherapist who had counseled other mothers for decades, Birnbaum secretly wondered: What have I gotten myself into? Can I keep up?
It turned out she could, and then some. Like so many people who take on new things at age sixty and older, Birnbaum discovered a new lease on life. She felt more energized than ever (on most days, anyway) to run after twins Josh and Jaret. She parlayed the fame into TV and radio appearances, commenting on subjects from Bill Cosby to Hillary Clinton. Her psychotherapy practice flourished. And as she reinvigorated her career, her relationships with her family, including her husband of more than forty years, grew even stronger. To be incredible mothers (and partners), Birnbaum believes women must be fulfilled and challenged as people first. The secret, she discovered, was to welcome growing older rather than fear it.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 228 Pages (7,492 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
Diagnosed as severely autistic at the age of three, Tito, nearly nonverbal, was brought up by his loving moth-er Soma, who taught him to read English and challenged him to write his own stories. The initial result was The Mind Tree, published in 2003, which Tito wrote between the ages of eight and eleven. The Gold of the Sunbeams is an equally impressive, beautiful collection of stories, each prefaced by a charming note from Tito explaining how the story came into being. Above all, this is the work of a true poet.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 276 Pages (852 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
For parents of children with autism, research is a full-time job. For parents with limited time, ability, or resources to do this, Ken Siri and Tony Lyons have compiled the latest in autism theory, research, and treatment. Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism contains contributions from more than eighty experts on a variety of therapies, models, and multifaceted evaluation and treatment centers. Each contributor gives the reader a basic description of the topic, including its scientific rationale, development, risks, and benefits. Siri and Lyons include the therapies of the future, focusing on current clinical trials, ongoing research, and the researchers striving to better understand autism and find new treatments.
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 528 Pages (4,953 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 206 Pages (1,206 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
"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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 365 Pages (7,553 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 216 Pages (450 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 176 Pages (859 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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.
?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 ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 240 Pages (50,516 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
True Stories of Hope, Addiction, God, Real Estate, Homelessness, Welfare, Domestic Violence, Family, and Miracles.
"Paulina brings her own spin to everything. Her ability to be forthright is a gift. These stories from her personal experience will inspire and encourage you to have a more extraordinary life... and who doesn't want that?"
FRANK FERRANTE, MAY I BE FRANK
We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?
On the outside, Annabel O'Conner has it all - the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother's love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.
Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?
Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly 15-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.
As the mother and ...