Just Let Me Lie Down
By Kristin van Ogtrop
Kristin van Ogtrop knows she's lucky - fulfilling career, great husband, three healthy kids, and, depending on the hamster count, an impressive roster of pets. She also knows she is tired. Always. Using stories and insights from her own life, she provides a lexicon for the half-insane working mom. Anyone who has left a meeting to race to the Halloween parade immediately understands van Ogtrop's definition of 'Kill the messenger' as 'The action you must take in order to forget about the office for a time-that is, to remove your Blackberry/ Treo/ iPhone/ whatever from your person and store it as far away as your neurotic self will allow.' Filled with essays, lists, and resonant observations, JUST LET ME LIE DOWN establishes van Ogtrop as the Erma Bombeck of the new millennium.
Johns Hopkins Complete Home Guide To Pills & Medicines
By Editors of The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter Health After 50
Patients everywhere are taking a more active role in their own healthcare than ever before-and this is just the book they need to keep handy. This indispensable guide contains the most current information on more than 700 generic and 2,300 brand-name prescription and over-the-counter drugs-3,000 in all. The material is culled from a database that is continually updated according to the latest FDA reports, and each entry is reviewed by a specialist at Johns Hopkins, giving the book a level of authority unsurpassed by any other home drug reference. The synopses are written in accessible language and outline all of the essentials: what each drug is for and how it works; dosage, over-dosage, and when to call the doctor; interactions with food, alcohol, and other drugs; plus information for seniors, children, pregnant and nursing women, and others with special needs. There is even a special section on dietary supplements. It is a reference no home should be without. The information in The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide to Pills & Medicines is backed by the prestige and reputation of Johns Hopkins Medicine, which was recently rated the number-one U.S. medical center by U.S. News & World Report for the fourteenth year in a row.
Jigsaw Puzzle Family
By Cynthia Macgregor
"For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together," MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Familyhelps kids realize they're not alone-many, many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent... new rules in the house... new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters... living somewhere new. Readers will find engaging stories of children facing the same issues, dozens of practical and helpful suggestions for making stepfamily life better, gentle guidance in understanding the mixed feelings that go with fitting into a blended ("jigsaw puzzle") family, and lots of reassurance that time will help.