By Caitlin Kiernan
The ultimate resource to looking your best during and after cancer treatment, from a veteran beauty industry insider. Like many women who receive the shattering diagnosis of cancer, Caitlin Kiernan was concerned about her health and her future, but also about how the treatment would affect how she felt and looked - would she lose her hair? Would she lose her nails? How would she look after a double mastectomy?But unlike other women who battle cancer, Kiernan has spent her entire career as a beauty editor, beauty director (most recently for Life & Style Weekly), and now beauty producer. As someone who works in the public eye and in the fashion industry, Kiernan had to quickly learn how to look her best even when she was feeling her worst. So she called on her list of extensive contacts and beauty insiders - from hair professionals to top medical doctors (at institutions like Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mt Sinai Hospital) to style mavens and even celebrities (including Wendy Williams and Hoda Kotb) - to gather the best and most useful beauty tips for cancer treatment.The result is Pretty Sick: the ultimate guide to beauty during (and after) cancer treatment, covering skin care, hair care (and wig shopping), nail care, makeup, an explanation of breast cancer surgical options, style advice for life post mastectomy, and much, much more. Illustrated with charming line drawings and peppered with advice from celebrities and cancer survivors, Pretty Sick will be a welcome and trusted resource during treatment, helping women to look their best even when they don't feel their best.
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers
By Clyde Edgerton
After three decades of being a father, Clyde Edgerton-with four kids ranging in age from six to 30-is supremely qualified to give tips to dads of all ages. His fathering advice, pre-birth through schooling, involves plenty of his trademark humor, but also sound guidance enhanced by his training and experience as an educator. Papa Edgerton suggests that on occasion a father might forego reading and just point to the pictures of dogs and cats in baby books, and also that he might place a blanket on the lawn, lie on his back with the whole family, and watch Sky Television. Edgerton's humorous and helpful counsel will guide new parents on interacting with in-laws and coping with sleep deprivation, while also providing strategies for recovery after you've cursed in front of a mimicking baby. "If you don't feel apprehensive just before your first child is to arrive, you are abnormal," writes Edgerton. Yet by way of his experience, observation, and imagination, he provides caution and pure joy in equal measure.
Postcards from the Bump
By Ame Mahler Beanland, Emily Miles Terry
Despite the abundance of parenting primers, no single book helped expectant parents focus on a key player in the process,the developing baby itself,until now. Postcards from the Bump teaches parents to recognize the many cues babies give about their burgeoning personalities and what they'll be like once they've entered the world. Here are true stories from moms, helpful tips, and how-to's,from dressing your bump to planning a babymoon" to learning what those cravings mean,as well as simple, indulgent recipes like Gingerbread Patty Cakes" and Dark Cluster Love Bars." The perfect gift for the mommy-to-be, Postcards from the Bump takes the focus off the hardships, fears, and pounds of pregnancy and places it firmly on the babies.
Planning A Winter Wedding
By Suzan St Maur
Weddings in the cooler months of the year can offer huge cost savings, afford spectacular locations and travel opportunities, and are more reliably planned for when you are not hoping for the appearance of the sun. With themes ranging from autumn leaves to winter wonderlands and mid-winter festivals, cooler-month weddings can be particularly romantic, glamorous, beautiful and unusual.Weddings expert Suzan St Maur shows you how to: pick a superb location at a far lower price than in peak season; create a magical, themed small wedding; arrange a wedding abroad that's breath-taking value for money; organise fun hen and stag parties at bargain prices; choose a truly charming theme you'll cherish forever; select outfits that make a striking fashion statement; fire up your imagination with seasonal floral and other lovely decorations; savour the appetising delights of cooler-months food and drinks; and, find and book a honeymoon to suit your tastes as well as your wallet.Contents: 1. Location; 2. Smaller weddings; 3. Weddings abroad; 4. Hen and stag parties; 5. Themes; 6. Clothing; 7. Flowers and decorations; 8. Reception; 9. Food; 10. Drinks; 11. Photography / Videography; 12. Transportation; 13. Honeymoons.
Planning Wedding Reception At Home
By Carol Godsmark
If you're planning to hold your wedding reception at home,in your village hall or even in a local barn there's a lotmore to think about than if you go the hotel route.You'll need to source and book the marquee and contact hire companies for tables and chairs, crockery and cutlery, table linen, loos, refrigeration, bar facilities, a generator - and more.The good news is that a wedding reception at home can be much more intimate and personal and you are able to be more flexible in terms of timing. You are also better able to control the cost - and with the average wedding totting up at around GBP17,000 in today's market, that's an important consideration. With this book you'll be able to event manage the day yourself so that all the details are covered and everything runs smoothly with the minimum of stress. Alongside all the more general advice and tips you'll find information on:* Preparing a budget and getting quotations for the marquee or village hall.* Choosing the menu, including a selection of sample menus.* If you're cooking yourself, how to prepare and shop for the chosen menus.* Buying alcohol, planning the bar and finding staff to man it.* How to hire equipment and gauge quantities of plates, cutlery, serving dishes,and tablecloths.* How to find good staff and instruct them on their duties.* Organising the music and ensuring sufficient electrical power.* Planning the big tidy up afterwards!
Parent Group Handbook for Calming the Family Storm
By Gary D. McKay
Calming the Family Storm is a powerful resource for families dealing with anger issues. The Parent Group Handbook is a helpful handbook for families and organizations that want to work together to study the book's many helpful procedures. The Handbook offers ideas for organizing groups, group leadership skills, and charts for dividing Calming the Family Storm into chapters for each group session. Includes both six-week and seven-week lesson plans, questions for each chapter, ideas for making the most of skill practice and journal work.
Pregnancy, Birth, And The Early Months The Thinking Woman's Guide
By Richard Feinbloom
This complete guide to pregnancy is for the woman who wants all the facts in order to make her own decisions. Earlier editions have established the book as a trusted reference, and this third edition brings every section up to date. Dr. Feinbloom offers women the very latest research results, generally available only to obstetricians on professional databases. New information includes sections on prenatal testing, genetics, the best nutrition, drugs during pregnancy, new approaches to labour support and pain relief, prevention of prematurity, Caesarean section, and the advantages and disadvantages of new technology. With this guide in hand, expectant couples will have all the information they need to ask the right questions and plan a safe and joyous birth.