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.
Tales from Another Mother Runner
Triumphs, Trials, Tips, and Tricks from the Road
Paperback ISBN: 1449449905
"I no longer try to outrun heredity. I run to make my own history."---Nicki, another mother runner Every mother runner has a tale to tell. A story about how she realized, fifteen years after being told that sheâ€™s best being a bookworm, that there is an athlete inside her. Or the one about how she, fifty pounds overweight and depressed, finally found the courage---and time---to lace up her running shoes. Or maybe itâ€™s about setting a seemingly impossible goal---going under two hours in the half-marathon---and then methodically running that goal down and tearing up across the finish line. Or it might be an account of friendship: she was new to town, was having a hard time making friends, was asked to join a group run, and now she's got four BRFs (best running friends) who are her allies, her cheerleaders, her reality checks. Maybe it's just a simple story of the beauty of starting the day off with an endorphin rush. Or, sadly, it could be about how, through the guidance of a thoughtful running friend, she found the space and rhythm to process being raped---and regained her strength and sense of self through every footstep. In Mother Runners, elite runners Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea share not only their own stories of personal triumph on the pavement but also the inspiring stories of many members of the vibrant mother runner community they've built on their popular site, Run Like a Mother. While the common theme is running, the variations that happen through the miles are as endless as the miles themselves: losing weight, gaining confidence, finding yourself, connecting with friends, expecting more, setting goals, dealing with disappointment, figuring out how to train efficiently, clearing your head, reconnecting with your memories, building a better you. Whether you've run more marathons than you can remember, or you're just getting started, you'll find the inspiration you need to get out there, keep pushing, and run like a mother.
Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World
Paperback ISBN: 0060004339
The author of Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress shares her experiences of raising her unusual son, whose unique perspectives and savant-like talents caused him to be repeatedly labeled, misdiagnosed, and misunderstood throughout his childhood. Reprint.
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.
Waiting For Birdy
A Year Of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, And The Wild Magic Of Growing A Family
Paperback ISBN: 0143034774
The Internet columnist chronicles a year in her life as she anticipated the birth of her second child while coping with the realities and challenges of life with an active toddler.
How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids
Paperback ISBN: 1582974411
A complete guide to developing a writing career geared specifically to stay-at-home mothers explains how to get started as a freelance writer, with practical advice on how to network, form a business, and craft fiction, nonfiction, and children's writing. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Father to Daughter
Life Lessons on Raising a Girl
Paperback ISBN: 0761174893
Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speak to the important business of raising daughters, and distill their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page—some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone. Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It’s filled with helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She’s not breakable. And accepting bittersweet reality: Prepare for the day when you’re not the most important man in her life.