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The First 1,000 Days

Roger Thurow
Authors:
Roger Thurow
PublicAffairs

Do Parents Matter?

Robert A. LeVine, Sarah LeVine
Authors:
Robert A. LeVine, Sarah LeVine
PublicAffairs

Be Safe, Love Mom

Elaine Lowry Brye, Nan Gatewood Satter
Authors:
Elaine Lowry Brye, Nan Gatewood Satter

When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own.No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an "Army brat" turned military wife and the mother of four officers,one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she's endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She's navigated the complicated tangle of emotions,pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love,that are part and parcel of life as a military mother.In Be Safe, Love Mom Elaine braids together her own personal experiences with those of fellow parents she's met along the way. She offers gentle guidance and hard-earned wisdom on topics ranging from that first anxious goodbye to surrendering all control of your child, from finding comfort in the support of the military community and the healing power of faith to coping with the enormous sacrifices life as a military mother requires. Readers looking for encouragement and hard-to-come-by information as they travel the challenging road of having a child in uniform will find Elaine a wise and trusted friend, and Be Safe, Love Mom an essential handbook to membership in a strong and special sisterhood.

Seal Press

The New I Do

Susan Pease Gadoua, Vicki Larson
Authors:
Susan Pease Gadoua, Vicki Larson
Running Press Adult

Baby Bumps

Nicole Polizzi
Authors:
Nicole Polizzi
Da Capo Lifelong Books

Getting Past Your Breakup

Susan J. Elliott
Authors:
Susan J. Elliott

It's over- and it really hurts. But as unbelievable as it may seem when you are in the throes of heartache, you can move past your breakup. Forget about trying to win your ex back. Forget about losing yourself and trying to make this person love you. Forget it! Starting today, this breakup is the best time to change your life for the better, inside and out. Getting Past Your Breakup is a proven roadmap for overcoming the painful end of any romantic relationship, even divorce. Through her workshops and popular blog, Susan Elliott has helped thousands of clients and readers transform their love lives. Now, she'll help you put your energy back where it belongs- on you. Her plan includes: The rules of disengagement: how and why to go "no contact" with your ex How to work through grief, move past fear, and take back your life The secret to breaking the pattern of failed relationships What to do when you can't stop thinking about your ex, texting, calling, checking social networking sites, or driving by the house Complete with inspiring stories from real people and strategies to jump-start the moving-on process, Getting Past Your Breakup is the most effective plan for getting permanently past a breakup, getting your confidence back, and opening yourself to true love.

Da Capo Press

Bipolar Kids

Rosalie Greenberg
Authors:
Rosalie Greenberg

Once considered an adult illness, bipolar disorder is one of the fastest growing categories in child psychiatry, touching the lives of an estimated one million children. But often it goes misdiagnosed, and kids can be prescribed medication that only worsens the condition. With her twenty-five years' experience, child psychiatrist Rosalie Greenberg offers parents and professionals alike an innovative approach to help bipolar youngsters locate that elusive inner calm. Gathering stories from families on the front lines, she shows parents how best to navigate the peaks and valleys of the disorder, addresses family relationships, and guides parents in making meaningful choices about their child's education and treatment options. A masterful book that recognizes the brilliance and creativity in bipolar kids, it will give hope that every child can, with the proper interventions, lead a full, productive life.

Da Capo Press

The Best Birth

Armin Brott, Sarah McMoyler
Authors:
Armin Brott, Sarah McMoyler

Move over Lamaze and Bradley! Already taking the west coast by storm, the McMoyler Method offers a modern, medically savvy approach to labour and delivery that addresses the hopes and fears of today's expectant parents. The Best Birth prepares couples for what will be one of the most astounding, least predictable events of their lives, using simple principles such as: Any birth after which the mother and child are healthy is a success You already have the only doula you need The medical staff wants the same thing you do-healthy mom, healthy baby With the McMoyler Method, there's no guilt or regret for choosing an epidural or having a C-section it's about helping moms cope, involving partners every step of the way, and working with doctors and nurses for the best birth-no matter how it happens.

Seal Press

The Essential Hip Mama

Ariel Gore
Authors:
Ariel Gore

It's been over a decade since Ariel Gore, in a caffeine-induced brainstorm, invented Hip Mama as her senior project in college. The zine that's been called "fun and irreverent" by USA Today, "delightful" by Glamour, and "cutting-edge" by the Chicago Tribune has grown up alongside Gore's daughter, covering subjects from weaning to home schooling with a political edge and a puckish sense of humour. The Essential Hip Mama captures the heart of a decade's worth of earthy, honest, soulful parenting,and topics from circumcision to dating, abortion to the belief that "mothers don't fart." Gore has gathered in one volume the whispers and conversations heard in homes, on playgrounds, and in coffeehouses around the country. Reassuring and hopeful, The Essential Hip Mama is a brilliant testament that one becomes an "expert" simply through the act of mothering, echoing Gore's own words, "Whenever I've needed parenting advice, I've put out a call for submissions."

Seal Press

Beyond One

Jennifer Bingham Hull
Authors:
Jennifer Bingham Hull

Though it may seem at the outset that life can't change much more after your first child, many parents are in for a shock when they realize having another does not merely mean ordering two Happy Meals instead of one. In the words of Alice Walker, "With one you can move. With more than one you're a sitting duck." Beyond One is for parents with growing families what Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions is for the novice.Most parenting books are written for first-timers, yet the addition of a second or third child raises wholly different concerns. Already proficient parents no longer need to read about baby care. They're worried about sibling rivalry, but also about themselves. How, they wonder, will having another affect my marriage, work, and friendships? Will I have enough love for two? How will I manage them? Will I ever get my old body back now that I'm buying family size everything and have so little time to exercise? In Beyond One, Jennifer Bingham Hull chronicles the first three years of life with two children, providing tips, insights, and plenty of comic relief for women (and men) who not only want to grow a family, but get a life.

Da Capo Press

Your Pregnancy: Every Woman's Guide

Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Authors:
Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Da Capo Press

Your Pregnancy Questions and Answers

Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler
Authors:
Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler

With answers to more than 1,200 frequently asked questions, Your Pregnancy Questions and Answers is the ideal pregnancy and childbirth companion. Questions and answers are arranged by subject and grouped logically within each chapter so that everything mothers want and need to know before, during, and after pregnancy is easily accessible. This beautifully illustrated guide includes information on everything from pregnancy preparation to changes in the developing baby, from sex during pregnancy to labour and delivery.

Seal Press

The Mother Trip

Ariel Gore, Ellen Forney, Ariel Gore, Ellen Forney
Contributors:
Ariel Gore, Ellen Forney, Ariel Gore, Ellen Forney
Seal Press

Dutiful Daughters

Jean Gould
Authors:
Jean Gould

These first-person accounts portray, with thoughtfulness and clarity, a wide range of caregiver experiences: the possibility of deepening relationships the opportunity for forgiveness the ability to reach out and to look within to find strength the sorrow of watching a parent grow old and the chance to say goodbye.

Cynthia Macgregor

Cynthia MacGregor is the author of nearly 50 books for parents and children, many with a focus on helping kids through difficult situations. A divorced mother herself, she helped her own daughter (now an adult) cope with parental divorce, and brings real-life experience to the subject of this book.

David Hoffman

David Hoffman is the author of numerous books on popular culture, including Kid stuff: Great Toys From Our Childhood and The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet.  He has written for several television series, worked as a feature reporter for ABC and FOX, and served as a contributing correspondent to Good Morning America and other daytime talk shows.  He minds his manners in Los Angeles.  Mark Zingarelli works out of his studio, The House of Zing. His illustrations have appeared in New York magazine.

Kelley Paul

KELLEY PAUL is a former corporate communications manager and freelance writer in the media and telecommunications industries. In her home state of Kentucky, she is active in fundraising for wounded veterans' charities. Kelley has been married to Senator Rand Paul for twenty-four years, and they are the parents of three sons.

Kim West

Kim West is a mother of two and has been a licensed practising child and family therapist for over fifteen years. Known as 'The Sleep Lady' by her clients, she has helped thousands of tired parents to gently teach their babies and children how to go to sleep and how to stay asleep. For more information, visit Kim's website www.sleeplady.com.

Michael Parker

Michael Parker is the author of seven works of fiction, most recently the critically acclaimed novel The Watery Part of the World. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Oxford American, and many other magazines. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, an O. Henry Award, a Pushcart Prize, and three lifetime achievement awards, including the North Carolina Award for Literature. He teaches in the MFA writing program at UNC-Greensboro and lives in North Carolina and Texas.

Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow is a senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for 30 years. He is, with Scott Kilman, the author of Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, which won the Harry Chapin WhyHunger award and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award; and the author of The Last Hunger Season. He is a 2009 recipient of the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award. A long time Chicagoan, he now lives near Washington, DC.