The New Dad's Playbook
Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 0801018978
NFL superstar, commentator, activist, and dad lays out his step-by-step game plan from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Superbowl (birth) to post-season (after the baby's home), teaching men how to prepare to be the best possible partners and fathers they can be.
The Self-Care Solution
A Modern Mother's Essential Guide to Health and Well-Being
Paperback ISBN: 1631520687
Combining the thoughtful and expert narrative of a veteran mom of four children with the voices of hundreds of moms she surveyed,The Self-Care Solution offers insightful answers to poignant questions about how mothers take care of themselves, their relationships, and their jobs while raising their children—and how they don’t. Here, mothers reveal their struggles with self-care, and the consequences of neglecting themselves and their relationships, and share successful strategies to combat these issues. Each chapter also includes reflective self-assessment questions for mothers to gauge where they are from a self-care standpoint, as well as lists of tried and true tools they can employ to achieve more balance, and ultimately more satisfaction, within themselves and in their relationships. Inspirational yet practical,The Self-Care Solution will dramatically impact women who are navigating the critical responsibility of motherhood while attempting to stay true to themselves.
The Mindful Mother
A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Enjoying Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond With Mindfulness
Paperback ISBN: 1780288743
The Mindful Mother shows you how to cultivate a daily practice of mindfulness, to be present, positive and truly engage in your life-changing journey through pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. When you become a mother, alongside falling in love with your child, you can also struggle to put the pieces of your life back together again with a young baby in toe. The Mindful Mother helps you to keep both feet firmly on the ground through the joys and frustrations of having a baby or small child, as you learn to accept, resolve and grow into your new mothering role. It explores how to approach everyday mothering scenarios and dilemmas from a more mindful and calm perspective, giving you the tools to live with greater self-awareness, contentment and insight. Using clear mindfulness exercises and techniques, you can understand how your mind works, so you can enable it to work with you, rather than against you. So being a mother becomes a journey of self-discovery, as you get to know yourself more deeply, in the reflection of getting to know your child. The Mindful Mother empowers you to appreciate and fully live in each moment you share with your baby or child, to truly enjoy being the mother you are now.
The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth
Paperback ISBN: 0399525173
Provides up-to-date information on the newest childbirth procedures and options, discussing such topics as cesareans, obstetricians and midwives, alternative birthing methods, medications, fetal monitoring, Lamaze classes, and other tests, procedures, and treatments. Original.
Do Fathers Matter?
What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked
Paperback ISBN: 0374535353
The Psychology Today "About Fathers" blogger and author of Acquainted With the Night explores fatherhood from psychological, genetic and neuroscience perspectives to challenge misperceptions and demonstrate the profound impact of fathers on children's lives. 40,000 first printing.
Darth Vader and Son
Hardcover ISBN: 145210655x
What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if Luke, I am your father was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ( Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader! ), and the special bond shared between any father and son.
Sci-Fi Baby Names
500 Out-of-This World Baby Names From Anakin to Zardoz
Paperback ISBN: 1594741611
Presents five hundred baby names taken from science fiction movies, books, and television shows, providing information on each name's origin and source, and includes a description, quotation, and trivia information.
The Expectant Father
The Ultimate Guide for Dads-To-Be
Paperback ISBN: 0789212137
"The fourth edition of this best-selling, ground-breaking, information-packed guide for dads-to-be is now significantly, updated, revised, and expanded. We are expecting! The twentieth-anniversary edition of this thoroughly updated and revised parentingclassic remains the most informative and reassuring book for expectant fathers everywhere. In addition to sharing the wisdom of the ages, Armin A. Brott, Mr. Dad, presents new insight into the emotional, financial, and physical-yes, physical-effects of impending parenthood on men. Thanks to this handy reference moms-to-be will know their partner understands and supports them during this anxious and exciting time, and that he has all the tools he needs to be a fantastic, hands-on dad. This information-packed, month-by-month guide incorporates the expertise of top practitioners in their fields, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists. It also draws from Brott's own experience as a father of three and from the real-world experiences of the thousands of dads he's interviewed. With the humor of New Yorker cartoons and Brott's gentle approach, The Expectant Father serves as a friendly and readable companion for dads-to-be seeking confidence, guidance, and joy! What's new in this edition of The Expectant Father? - The latest health and safety info - How technology is changing fatherhood - How men's brains change by being involved during pregnancy - Society's shifting expectations for dads - The amazing effects on children when fathers are active partners before birth - How pre-birth participation makes dads more likely to be active parents post-birth - Updated resources. and new research on the big questions that haven't changed much over the years - Am I really ready to be a dad? - How are we going to afford this? - How do I balance work and family? - Will I be able to handle labor and delivery while being there for my partner? - What if something goes wrong? - How will this affect my relationship with my partner? -Will we ever have sex again? - What am I supposed to do with a new baby? - How can I be a good dad? - Will I ever see my friends again or have any time to myself?"--