Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me
Paperback ISBN: 1558619232
"Paloma Negra," Ana Castillo's mother sings the day the daughter leaves home, "I don't know if I should curse you or pray for you." Growing up as the intellectually spirited daughter of a Mexican Indian immigrant family during the 1970s, Castillo defied convention to find herself as a writer and a feminist. A generation later, her mother's crooning mariachi lyrics resonate once again. Castillonow an established Chicana novelist, playwright, and scholarwitnesses her own son's spiraling adulthood and eventual incarceration. Standing in the stifling courtroom, Castillo describes a scene that could be any mother's worst nightmare. But in a country of glaring and stacked statistics, it is a nightmare especially reserved for mothers like her: the inner-city mothers, the single mothers, the mothers of brown sons. Black Doves: Essays on Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Through startling humor and love, Castillo weaves intergenerational stories travelling from Mexico City to Chicago. And in doing so, she narrates some of America's most heated political debates and urgent social injustices through the oft-neglected lens of motherhood and family. Ana Castillo is one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Chicana literature. She is the author ofSo Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, as well as theGuardians, Peel My Love like an Onion, and many other books of fiction, poetry, and essays. Her newest novel,Give It to Me won a 2014 LAMBDA Literary Award; her seminal collection, Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma was re-released as a twentieth anniversary edition in November 2014; and the award-winningWatercolor Women, Opaque Men will be re-released in a new edition in the fall of
The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
Paperback ISBN: 141652472x
A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.
25 Things Every New Dad Should Know
Essential First Steps for Fathers
Hardcover ISBN: 1558328939
A baby brings great joy to a new father, but also, perhaps, some uncertainty. For many men, fatherhood may seem like a new job for which they have had no training or experience. In these pages, pediatricians, and fathers, Robert and James Sears offer reassuring, timeless advice to help new dads prepare for and embrace their important role. In an encouraging and light-hearted tone they highlight 25 important facets of becoming a dad and emphasize the rewards and pure joy that come with parenthood. This inspiring read is the perfect gift for any new or expectant father!
When a Child Is Born
The Natural Child Care Classic
Paperback ISBN: 0892817518
The classic guide to physical, mental, and spiritual health for mother and baby during pregnancy and childrearing . A book that helped begin the natural childcare revolution . Discusses every aspect of pregnancy and nurturing, including recommended diet and health habits for the expectant mother, common ailments during pregnancy, and preparing older siblings to have a new family member . Takes women step-by-step through the birth and nursing processes and provides advice for treating common childhood ailments and for instilling good habits in toddlers Written at a time when breast-feeding was discouraged and antibiotics were indiscriminately prescribed, When a Child Is Born helped begin the natural childcare revolution. Based on Rudolph Steiner's work, stressing that a child comes into the world with an intact soul as well as body, When a Child Is Born provides the spiritual link missing from most current books on childcare. It discusses every aspect of pregnancy and nurturing, providing all the information needed to physically and psychologically prepare for the baby's arrival. Women are taken step-by-step through the birth and nursing processes, and later chapters provide advice for naturally treating every common childhood ailment and for instilling good habits in toddlers that will lead to a lifetime of physical, mental, and spiritual health. As useful today as when it was first written, parents will find Dr. zur Lindenis practical advice and uplifting message a constant source of support.
Carry On, Warrior
The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life
Paperback ISBN: 1451698224
A New York Times essayist shares her journey from a self-destructive college student to a devoted family woman and teacher while illuminating the importance of trusting in a higher power and being truthful about life's challenges.
Dads and Daughters
How to Inspire, Understand, and Support Your Daughter When She's Growing Up So Fast
Hardcover ISBN: 0767908333
Explains how men can strengthen their relationships with their daughters, offers solutions to common father-daughter relationship problems, and discusses issues including sex, dating, body image, media culture, and money.
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.