Ready for Air
A Journey Through Premature Motherhood
Paperback ISBN: 0816689326
Ready for Air is a harrowing, poignant, and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood. Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year and Kate Hopper eloquently gives a voice to what their parents share, providing a testament to the strength of motherhood—and the sharing of stories—to transform lives.
Bringing Up Bebe
One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting Now With Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting
Paperback ISBN: 0143122967
"The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her American friends take a year or more. French kids eat well-rounded meals that are more likely to include braised leeks than chicken nuggets. And while her American friends spend their visits resolving spats between their kids, her French friends sip coffee while the kids play. Motherhood itself is a whole different experience in France. There's no role model, as there is in America, for the harried new mom with no life of her own. French mothers assume that even good parents aren't at the constant service of their children and that there's no need to feel guilty about this.They have an easy, calm authority with their kids that Druckerman can only envy. Of course, French parenting wouldn't be worth talking about if it produced robotic, joyless children. In fact, French kids are just as boisterous, curious, and creative as Americans. They're just far better behaved and more in command of themselves. While some American toddlers are getting Mandarin tutors and preliteracy training, French kids are-by design-toddling around and discovering the world at their own pace. With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman-a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal sets out to learn the secrets to raising a society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters, and reasonably relaxed parents. She discovers that French parents are extremely strict about some things and strikingly permissive about others. And she realizes that to be a different kind of parent, you don't just need a different parenting philosophy. You need a very different view of what a child actually is. While finding her own firm "non", Druckerman discovers that children-including her own-are capable of feats she'd never imagined."--
Good Eats for a Healthy Pregnancy
Paperback ISBN: 0762449357
For the Most Delicious?and Healthiest?Pregnancy Fuel! As a trained chef, Tara Mataraza Desmond knows how to cook?and eat. But when she became pregnant, all bets were off, and seemingly all food was suspect. Deli meat, raw milk cheese, and alcohol were out, but what is in? Lists of ?verboten
Rock, Meet Window
A Father-son Story
Hardcover ISBN: 1452129223
This funny and poignant memoir from celebrated familyman blogger Jason Good delves into the magic, fails, and meaning of fatherhood. Here he shares the story of his father, a charismatic, communicative, and affectionate man who taught him how to live and how to be a dad to his own two young sons. The moment Jason was told he would lose his father to cancer, and the year that followed, inspired him to reflect on how an imperfect father can be perfection in all the ways that matter in the end. Exploring the highs, lows, and complications of fatherhood with tenderness and humor, Rock, Meet Window will have fathers (and mothers, too) thinking about those extraordinary qualities that make a good father so special to us all.
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Paperback ISBN: 0812981669
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of A Short Guide to a Happy Life presents a candid and whimsical personal account that explores what matters to middle-aged women and how they regard life stages. 200,000 first printing.
What Happy Working Mothers Know
How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance
Hardcover ISBN: 0470488190
A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers balance their duties at home and work includes interactive activities, shows the reader how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success, includes real case studies of working moms, and more.
A Celebration of Mothers from the Storycorps
Hardcover ISBN: 1594202613
Presents the best mom-inspired contributions to the personal-story archive StoryCorps, in a collection that looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood.
The Dad-to-Be's Guide to Staying Cool
Paperback ISBN: 0738218774
Parenting advice, humor, and encouragement for new dads and fathers-to-be on the changing realities that men face during this time: their expectations of income, how big a house they’ll need, the dreaded lack of sleep, and all of the rest.
This Is Ridiculous This Is Amazing
Parenthood in 71 Lists
Hardcover ISBN: 1452129215
Provides a humorous look at parenting through seventy-one lists that highlight such aspects of parenthood as things parents can never do again, being a role model, and reasons a toddler is crying.