Most daughters have a tremendous attachment to their fathers. It is love at first sight, a relationship that determines the way we respond to the opposite sex, a model that will haunt us our entire lives, and a measure of comparison for any man we meet along the way. We feel safe by our father's side, and his absence can make us seek desperately for something that could fill up the emptiness he has left behind. The truth is that we will never get over our love for him, for all that we may not wish to admit it. As for our dads, they too have eyes for no other woman except us, unless it is our sister. Raised to keep their feelings to themselves, the words that are ultimately left unspoken create relationships that oscillate somewhere between over-protectiveness and unqualified adoration. This is a book to say everything we would like to say to the first, great love of our lives.
Sheriff Rich got the call every lawman dreads - a relative's murder. And it's even worse when it's your sister.
Brigid moved back to Cottonwood Springs to be with friends and family when her marriage and her publishing company both ended. When her best friend's murdered, she's determined to find the killer.
A new romance and an adopted big Newfoundland are pretty comforting at times like these.
This is the first book in the Cottonwood Springs Cozy Mystery Series by two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.
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 ...
The goal of parenting is to train your children to have slightly better manners than a dog. If you've achieved that by the end of day (or even if you've failed majestically trying), it is important to celebrate the little things. Like bedtime. And screw-top wine. And with Mommyfesto, by award-winning humor blogger Leanne Shirtliffe, you'll learn the nitty-gritty about what it means to be a real parent. Without resorting to stereotypical "poo and pee jokes," Shirtliffe finds humor in the insanity of raising children and celebrates using how-to-parent-like-an-expert books as paperweights for your child's art collection in the recycling bin. Mommyfesto contains more than 150 realistic (and downright humorous) truths about parenting, such as:
A Band-Aid and a kiss solve most daily crises. So does talking like a pirate.
Expectations of child rearing should be thrown out the window. It's better than throwing out your child.
If you can survive parented piano lessons, you can survive a ...
Genre: Parenting & Relationships Length: 64 Pages (1,183 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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
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
"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
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