10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness, and Inner Diva

Author: Lyss Stern

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510718966

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 9305

You’ve had a kid or two . . . or three. Now, every time you look in the mirror you ask yourself, “Who the hell is that tired, washed out woman looking back at me?” What happened to the stylish, stiletto-wearing woman who prided herself on living the fabulous life? It’s time to reclaim your pre-baby body, mind, and mojo. No more sulking, stressing, or resenting other moms who have it more together than you and wondering how they do it. Motherhood is a B#tch! tells you how YOU can do it. This guide tells it like it is and explains how women lose their sense of self once they have children and why it’s so important to reclaim it. Motherhood is a B#tch! tackles the toughest issues facing moms today and empowers you to regain your once fierce and fab self. In the end, you’ll be happier, healthier, and hotter than ever. Motherhood is a B#tch! is the modern mom’s bible for dealing with the day-to-day chaos with style and grace. It’s written for the stressed out working mom and the harried stay-at-home mom, who have sacrificed their lives, careers, bodies, and sanity to become moms. And, honey, it’s time to take it all back!
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100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself

Author: Lyss Stern,Julie Klappas

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 0307453715

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 127

View: 6087

The authors have compiled 100 imaginative ways they and their friends--including such celebrities as Kelly Ripa and Jill Hennessy--spend their time when they have 10 luscious minutes to themselves.
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Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism

Author: Anna Fields

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510718370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 9474

For fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer—and every other funny woman—comes a candid feminist comedy manifesto exploring the sisterhood between women's comedy and women's liberation. "I’m not funny at all. What I am is brave.” —Lucille Ball From female pop culture powerhouses dominating the entertainment landscape to memoirs from today’s most vocal feminist comediennes shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential. Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show explores how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to give women a stronger voice in the ongoing fight for equality. From I Love Lucy to SNL to today’s rising cable and web series stars, Anna Fields's entertaining, thoughtful, and candid retrospective combines personal narratives with the historical, political, and cultural contexts of the feminist movement. With interview subjects such as Abbi Jacobson, Molly Shannon, Mo Collins, and Lizz Winstead as well as actresses, stand-up comics, writers, producers, and female comedy troupes Fields shares true stories of wit and heroism from some of our most treasured (and underrepresented) artists. Creating a blueprint for the feminist comedians of tomorrow using lessons of the past, The Girl in the Show encourages readers to revel in?and rebel against?our collective ideas of women's comedy.
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The Essential Survival Guide to Active-Shooter Events

Author: John Geddes,Alun Rees

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 151072124X

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 5116

Dealing with the unthinkable It’s never going to be you. Then one day you hear the clatter of automatic fire at the mall. You have been drawn into the chaos and terror of an active shooter event. What do you do? Who do you turn to? Be a Hero is the essential guide to terrorist attacks that will help you survive. Former Special Air Service terror expert John Geddes will explain how to cope with a life-threatening event. He shows you how to make clear decisions and beat the odds by: Dealing with fear through simple and effective techniques to bring the chemical urges generated by terror at least partially under control Escaping and evading when possible, using everyday objects and landmarks for protection Fighting back if needed, with methods to disarm an active shooter and to use items at hand as weapons Using a weapon if you are licensed to carry, shooting to kill without collateral damage or being mistaken for a perpetrator Providing medical assistance to deal with traumatic battlefield injury and save lives This is not a book primarily for survivalists and ‘preppers.’ Be a Hero is a book for ordinary men and women who could find themselves in the middle of an extraordinary moment. It will help them find the hero inside—and live to tell the tale.
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Author: Jill Weiner

Publisher: Plain Sight Publishing

ISBN: 9781462121892

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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Two children mean twice the laughter, twice the mess, and twice as much fun! Record Baby #2's milestones along with wonderfully funny and fantastic family moments with this warm and whimsical journal by the author of the best-selling memory book When We Became Three. It's a thoughtful and entertaining way to promote goodwill between the siblings while creating a keepsake journal that will have the whole family laughing and reflecting for years to come.
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A Nutrition Guide with More Than 140 Family-Friendly Recipes

Author: Mandy Sacher

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510736875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 9597

The North American Edition of the Australian Bestseller In The Wholesome Child, leading pediatric nutritionist Mandy Sacher provides creative and effective strategies and recipes designed to get even the fussiest of eaters to try new, whole foods. Mandy knows switching gears and eating healthier doesn’t happen overnight with young children, but that small changes can make a massive difference to the health and well-being of a family. Presented in eight easy-to-follow steps―Swap to Whole Grains, Reduce Sugar, Increase Vegetables, Boost Protein, Healthy Fats, Balance Fruit, Rethink Dairy, and Avoid Nasties―Mandy’s expertly researched and informative guide is accompanied by more than 140 delicious, easy-to-make whole food recipes and menu planners. All recipes adapted for the North American audience using imperial measurements, have been inspired by a genuine passion for healthy eating and tested by real families. The Wholesome Child provides meaningful answers and proven solutions to the questions and challenges that are raised time and time again in Mandy’s workshops, in parenting forums, and by her clients and friends. It’s an invaluable companion that will help parents support their family’s health journey while bringing fun and enjoyment to meal times.
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Author: Emily Liebert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451471881

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3111

An engrossing novel that examines the intricacies of marriage, friendship, and the power of unexpected connections... Annabel Ford has everything under control, devoting her time to her twin boys and keeping her household running smoothly. But when her husband of a decade announces that he's leaving, she's blind-sided. And suddenly her world begins to unravel. Piper Whitley has always done her best to balance it all--raising her daughter Fern by herself while advancing her career as a crime reporter. Only now that she's finally met the man of her dreams, Fern's absentee father shows up, throwing everything into a tailspin. Married to the heir of a thriving media conglomerate, Mackenzie Mead has many reasons to count her blessings. But with an imperious mother-in-law--who's also her boss--and a husband with whom she can no longer seem to connect, something has to give. On the surface, these three women may not have much in common, but just when they each need someone to lean on, their lives are thrust together, forming unlikely friendships that help each woman navigate her new reality.
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Author: Toni Turner,Gordon Scott

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071798382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8413

Offers advice on managing investments in both uptrending and downtrending markets, revealing how to evaluate company financial reports, recognize signals that foretell shifts in the market, and exit investments at the right time.
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Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters

Author: Erica Komisar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109294

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 271

View: 3179

In this important and conversation-starting book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar offers a provocative and compelling premise- a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. aWhen that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. a Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, the book explains- - How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home - How to select and train quality childcare if necessary--and how to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler - What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and how to combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom - Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years
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The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between

Author: Ashlee Gadd

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031008461X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3403

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts. The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.
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An Insider's Guide to Styling the Stars

Author: Sasha Charnin Morrison

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452105774

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 3648

In this unprecedented insider's guide, fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity stylists and shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. Interviews with key players reveal the ins and outs of the glamorous (and often gritty) world of styling, while hundreds of glossy photos illustrate good (and bad) looks. Full of real-life advice, this guide profiles famous image transformations undertaken by stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the essentials every stylist must have on hand (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most importantly, shows how to get a Choo in the door and then survive in this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive industry.
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Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention, and Affection

Author: Laura Doyle

Publisher: Benbella Books

ISBN: 9781944648381

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

View: 7803

Can a wife single-handedly bring a boring or broken marriage back to life? This improved and expanded edition of Laura Doyle's acclaimed First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors features real-life success stories from empowered wives who have done just that--and provides a step-by-step guide to revitalizing your own marriage. Laura Doyle's marriage was in trouble, and couples counseling wasn't helping. On the brink of divorce, she decided to talk to women who'd been happily married for over a decade, and their advice stunned her. From it, she distilled Six Intimacy Skills--woman-centric practices that ended her overwhelm and resentment, restoring the playfulness and passion in her marriage. Now an internationally-recognized relationship coach, Doyle has shared her secrets with women around the globe, saving thousands of marriages with her fresh, revolutionary approach. Practical and counter-intuitive, the Six Intimacy Skills are about focusing on your own desires and transforming your own life--not bending over backwards to transform your husband. Incorporating these skills will empower you to: Attract his attention like a magnet when you relax more and do less Receive affection not because you told him to make more of an effort, but because he naturally seeks you out Feel more like yourself--and like yourself more If you've been trying to "fix" your relationship and it's not working, maybe the problem was never you, or your husband, or even the two of you as a couple. Maybe the problem is that nobody ever taught you the skills you need to foster respect, tenderness, and consideration. With humor and heart, The Empowered Wife shows you how to improve your relationship in ways you hadn't thought possible. You'll join a worldwide community of over 150,000 empowered wives who finally have the marriages they dreamed of when they said "I do."
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Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood

Author: Allyson Downey

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056199

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 9221

For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's two-month paternity leave. Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.
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A Novel

Author: Laurie Gelman

Publisher: Henry Holt

ISBN: 1250124697

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3990

Laurie Gelman’s clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom—a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics. Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom—or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max—this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree. From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for. Relatable, irreverent, and hilarious in the spirit of Maria Semple, Class Mom is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction—the kind of novel that real moms clamor for, and a vicarious thrill-read for all mothers, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman’s acerbic truths.
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Raising Teenagers with Advice from Pro Football’s Greatest Head Coaches

Author: Erika Katz

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632991446

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 3589

Did you ever wonder why your teenagers listen to their coaches and not to you? It’s because their coaches hold them accountable! Show up on time or get benched! If you want to turn your family into a championship team, take a page out of the playbook of the NFL’s greatest head coaches and start parenting like a coach! Between the constant texting, crazy sleep habits, insatiable appetites, and pushback at every turn, it’s easy to wonder how you’re going to raise your sons and daughters to be responsible young adults. Grab your clipboard, because Erika Katz has sought the advice of Super Bowl-winning head coaches John Harbaugh, Tom Coughlin, Jimmy Johnson, Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Howie Long, and so many more! Katz took their coaching advice and developed a parenting technique that is life changing for parents of teenagers. Katz’s unprecedented access to these renowned coaches provides parents with a guide to commanding the respect of their home and getting the whole family to work toward common goals! Through entertaining anecdotes and easy-to-follow tips, Coach Parenting gives parents the tools they need to put their teenage sons and daughters on the path to success! ​Erika Katz is a parenting expert regularly featured on The Today Show, Fox News, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, Inside Edition, NBC News 4 New York, Fox 5 New York, CBS2 New York, PIX11 News, and Telemundo.
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Author: Laura Kilmartin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533528698

Category:

Page: 230

View: 4314

Sarah thinks her life is on track until the night of her 29th birthday party. The discovery of a list written by her younger self outlining what she wanted to achieve by the age of 30 turns Sarah's world upside down. Suddenly her seemingly happy life and career look lackluster, setting Sarah off on a journey to transform her life. On her quest to achieve perfection one month at a time - a happy marriage, partnership in a law firm and being able to fit in a size six purple suede miniskirt - Sarah learns to challenge society's ideals of achievement. Filled with harsh reality, humor, and romance, Next Year I'll Be Perfect explores what true happiness and success is all about.
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A New York Dog Tale

Author: Sibylle Eschapasse

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480804738

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7094

Argy Boy is a little black and white dog who lives high above the New York City skyline. He is so happy and comfortable in the apartment he shares with a friendly kitten, a talking parrot, and two goldfish. Argy loves to run and chase Blizzard the kitten all around the apartment. Run, run, run! Argy likes to listen to Soleil the parrot. Talk, talk, talk! Argy enjoys watching the goldfish, Woody and Moonstruck, swim around their bowl. Swim, swim, swim! But then one night, Argy hears a strange scratching noise coming from the kitchen. When he runs to investigate, he finds an unexpected visitor. Now, the fun really begins! Argy is so happy to have another pet friend: a tiny ballerina mouse. Shake, shake, shake! Argy Boy! is the heartwarming tale of a little city dog who makes a new pal and takes her for a ride around his apartment, where they both discover that playing with friends is more fun than anything else in the whole, wide world. Happy, happy, happy!
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A Study of the Development and Negotiation of Parental Behaviour

Author: Kathryn C. Backett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349052043

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 5061

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How to Make a Life By What You Give

Author: Jean Shafiroff

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578266181

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 5475

Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world. The possibilities of philanthropy are almost limitless. Successful Philanthropy removes the guesswork and helps you shape your own personal path, providing much-needed insight and guidance into making philanthropy a lasting part of your life. Learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. A comprehensive guide, Successful Philanthropy provides details on all aspects of philanthropy, including what most boards look for in a candidate and, for those who are thinking of starting a charity, specific information on what anyone ought to know before venturing in that direction. Though philanthropy is a big word, it can be practiced in small ways anywhere, and anyone can become a part of building lasting change. Successful Philanthropy discusses the importance of teaching the next generation the value of giving in schools and at home to improve our community, our country, and our world. Giving back to those in need is among the most rewarding and self-fulfilling parts of being human. Successful Philanthropy invites you to explore the many ways that you can find fulfillment through a lifetime of philanthropic giving. From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781432911416

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7829

This book presents the flags, folklore, culture, architecture, government, industry, and natural wonders unique to New York.
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