The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Wise and Witty Advice on Everything from Coping with Postpartum Moodswings to Salvaging Your Sex Life to Fitting into That Favorite Pair of Jeans

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221198

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 5935

When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on... "Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug? "Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby "I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't "The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds "Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother "Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!

The Best Friends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747536482

Category: Childbirth

Page: 208

View: 4732

Sequel to THE BEST FRIENDS' GUIDE TO PREGNANCY, providing witty advice for new mothers on everything from coping with postpartum mood swings to salvaging their sex lives. Iovine answers questions, calms fears and gives straight advice and hilarious observations. Provides details of what can be changed and what cannot.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 1596

The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print! Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one. The Many Moods of Pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual). Staying Stylish—You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball)—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. Pregnancy is Down To a Science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing! And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers

A Survival Manual to the "terrible Twos" (and Ones and Threes) from the First Step, the First Potty, and the First Word ("no") to the Last Blankie

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399524387

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 271

View: 3203

Offers advice on such issues as how to survive a trantrum in public and how to say "no" and act like you mean it

The Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear

What to Buy, What to Borrow, and What to Blow Off!

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528453

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 262

View: 9027

A practical guide for new mothers explains how to get infant supplies without breaking the bank, offering tips on wardrobe for mother and child, stocking the nursery, the best brand name merchandise, and crib and car seat essentials.

Baby - Betriebsanleitung

Inbetriebnahme, Wartung und Instandhaltung

Author: Joe Borgenicht,Dr. Louis Borgenicht

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641111056

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 2637

Glückwunsch! Bitte lesen sie diese Anleitung vor Inbetriebnahme gründlich durch. Gratulation, ein Baby! Doch leider hat man das kleine Wunder an Design und Funktionalität ohne entsprechende Gebrauchsanweisung geliefert. Wie baut man nun die Verbindung zu der Neuanschaffung auf, gestaltet die Fehlersuche bei akustischen Signalen, programmiert den Fütterungsprozess oder aktiviert den dringend nötigen Schlafmodus? Auf was muss man bei der Instandhaltung besonders achten, wie gewährleistet man die optimale Entwicklung der Applikationen und sorgt für die Sicherheit des geliebten kleinen Produkts? Glücklicherweise hilft „Baby – Betriebsanleitung“ hier weiter und gibt auf alle drängenden Fragen mit viel augenzwinkerndem Humor und mit witzigen Schaubildern umfassend Antwort.

The Poo Bomb

True Tales of Parental Terror

Author: Jeff Vogel

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740750458

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 8245

Author Jeff Vogel did not go into parenthood with any delusions. He knew that he would love his daughter, and that was terrifying. What if he screwed up? And he knew that life with a baby would be different, that it would be filled with an endless stream of filthy diapers, unexplained wailing, and sleepless nights. Not to mention no sex. The parenting books painted a picture of smart, communicative babies and mindless, limitless joy, but he knew they were lying to him. So he wrote his own book. The Poo Bomb: True Tales of Parental Terror recounts, in a no-punches-pulled style, the first year of life of Cordelia, Jeff's freshly hatched, gooey human girl. The first year of parenthood isn't about joy or fulfillment. It is about menial labor, wiping up human waste, and marking time until the kid is old enough to run and play and thank you for its life. Jeff chronicles the journey through the morass of year one week by week. Rich with irreverent honesty and humor, The Poo Bomb is the reality show of parenting books: It reflects what most parents have sometimes guiltily felt about their not-so-delightful bundles of joy.

The Hot Mom's Handbook

Laugh and Feel Great from Playdate to Date Night...

Author: Jessica Denay

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062078755

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 6267

“The Hot Moms Club is doing for moms what Sex and the City did for single women...empowering them.” —Natasha Henstridge Jessica Denay, author of The Hot Mom to Be Handbook and founder of The Hot Moms Club, now brings us The Hot Mom’s Handbook—the ultimate resource for moms who refuse to set aside their sense of style and self from bump to baby and beyond! This book is an absolute must for fans of The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood and The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving the First Year—with indispensible advice that hot moms like Courtney Cox, Jennifer Garner, Trista Sutter, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Brooke Burns have already taken to heart!

The Girlfriends' Guide to Parties and Playdates

Conquer the Chaos-- and Have Some Fun While You're at It!

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Perigee Books

ISBN: 9780399528460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 1527

Provides entertaining suggestions for both at-home parties and off-premises playdates, with game and craft ideas, affordable and healthy alternatives to goody bags, age-specific activities and gifts, and other helpful advice.

The Best Friends' Guide to Getting Your Groove Back

Loving Your Family Without Losing Your Mind

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747551843

Category: Motherhood

Page: 230

View: 2115

No one understands the difficulties of being a woman better than Vicki Iovine. The author of the hugely successful Best Friends' series, has guided women through most of the milestones in their lives - from being pregnant to surviving the first years of motherhood. Now in her new book, Vicki Iovine tackles the dilemma that plagues every modern woman and mother - how to manage family, work and a personal life all at the same time. With the wit, wisdom and sass that has made her loved, Vicki Iovine takes up all the big issues and breaks them up into manageable sections - ways to stay connected with your spouse, keeping up with the kids, work/home conflicts etc. Funny, pragmatic, and efficient, The Best Friend's Guide to Getting your Groove Back teaches women how to regain control of their lives with attitude - this is an indispensable book for any woman.

Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell After Pregnancy

Every Woman's Guide to Shaping Up, Slimming Down, and Staying Sane After the Baby

Author: Debra Waterhouse

Publisher: Hachette Books


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

View: 339

This new guide from the bestselling author of Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell provides a reasonable approach to conquering post-pregnancy weight without dieting, suffering, and without feeling bad about those extra pounds. Waterhouses latest offering shows women how their post-pregnancy bodies can be fitter, sexier, and stronger.

The Glow

A Journey to Motherhood

Author: Danica Perez

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 9781596872370

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 1769

Twelve years ago, Los Angeles photographer Danica Perez set out to chronicle the miracle of birth with her camera. The result is THE GLOW, a collection of unforgettable pictures of mothers, babies, and birthing that features prominent proud parents including Nicole and Eddie Murphy, Vanna White, Shawn and Larry King, Kelly Preston-Travolta, Bernadette and Sugar Ray Leonard, Heather Thomas, and Daphne and Keenan Ivory Wayans. A mother herself, Perez brings a sense of maternal awe to celebrity subjects and regular ladies alike that makes THE GLOW a source of annual inspiration at Mother's Day-a timeless tribute to the essence of life.

365 Baby Care Tips

Everything You Need to Know about Caring for Your Baby in the First Year of Life

Author: Penny Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881664300

Category: Child rearing

Page: 387

View: 1360

Provides a year's worth of advice for new parents, covering twenty-three areas, from diapering and bathing to beginning discipline and returning to work. Also includes a list of further resources, including books, Web sites, and organizations.

The Babytalk Insider's Guide to Your Baby's First Year

Author: Babytalk Magazine

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 0446511501

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 496

View: 2139

A cross between the bestsellers in this category, The Girlfriend's Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood (with secrets from other moms), and What to Expect the First Year (with advice from experts) -- this is a comprehensive first-year guide from the editors of the critically-acclaimed parenting magazine. Complete with problem-solving strategies; step-by-step instructions; and quick tips and sidebars; this is the only first-year guide that you will ever need -- from the magazine that is the Bible for new moms who have turned to it for generations. Topics include breastfeeding, basic development, sleep, language development, attachment, immunizations and common health problems and solutions. The book offers a combination of expert advice ("the right way") from well-known parenting gurus, as well as "the other ways," a spinoff of the magazine's wildly popular column packed with innovative tricks from other new moms. Chapters like "Sleep and the Lack of It" and "The No-Panic Guide to Health Emergencies" offer a fresh and reassuring voice that provides new moms with the guidance they need. This is sure to become the new go-to guide for new moms everywhere. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Susan Kane is the editor-in-chief of Babytalk magazine. She frequently appears on national television on behalf of Babytalk, discussing issues ranging from affordable daycare to new trends in baby gear. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, with her husband and two children.

The Mask of Motherhood

How Becoming a Mother Changes Everything and why We Pretend it Doesn't

Author: Susan Maushart

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140291780

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 266

View: 6281

A sociologist and mother of three explores how motherhood affects marriages and friendships, relationships with parents, sex lives and self-esteem. She affirms that motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but it can also be the most rewarding.

Sex After Baby

Why There Is None

Author: Kathleen Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894838276

Category: Sex in marriage

Page: 160

View: 1234

After she had a baby at 39, Kathleen Hamilton’s sexual desire dove overnight from, “Honey, can we please have sex tonight, I’ve got a headache?” to nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. It was an identity crisis. None of the books and articles Kathleen could find came close to explaining why was lost her libido, or how or when she might find it again. No one around Kathleen talked openly about her experience balancing sex and motherhood – until Kathleen asked. Funny, frank, political, and poignant, Sex After Baby: Why There Is None is Kathleen’s quest to bring the surprise triple orgasm back into her life. Along the way, the book reveals how Kathleen’s questions about sex after baby – among her friends and neighbours and favourite books – brought her new, unexpected understanding of women’s sexuality and women’s lives.

The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy

Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747533252

Category: Pregnancy

Page: 248

View: 5063

Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real story when you're pregnant? Your best friends of course - at least the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine helps you through the next nine months the way only a best friend can. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too embarrassing to ask about, practical tips and hilarious tales on anything pregnant. From learning that you're expecting ('Oh my God, how do I get out of this?') to the day your newborn arrives ('You mean I have to take it home with me?'), Iovine gives you the low-down on: What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and wind to eating everything in sight; what to expect when going from being a babe to having one Common fears and paranoia - from turning into your mother to leaving the baby on the car roof The many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (well, more than you usually are) The pregnancy experts - from your mum to his mum, they think they know everything and they don't hesitate to tell you what you are doing wrong How to have sex during pregnancy, should you so desire - bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterwards Looking and feeling your best - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mum haircut makes you look like a pinhead whale