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

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747536482

Category: Childbirth

Page: 208

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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

Second Edition

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141652472X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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A revised edition of a best-selling reference features twenty-five-percent new material and the original work's trademark combination of humorous and down-to-earth advice, in a resource that features a wealth of anecdotal tips on everything from maternity clothes and pregnancy sex to birthing options and postpartum recovery. Original. 100,000 first printing.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674027

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3633

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With a combined total of over 300,000 Girlfriends' Guides in print, Vicki Iovine offers the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor and straight-from-the-hip advice that has made her one of today's most popular authorities on child rearing. Now she takes the next step in the Girlfriends series by helping mothers deal with that mysterious, baffling, often adorable and frequently alarming being their baby has become--a toddler.

The Best Friends' Guide to Getting Your Life Back

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 9781408814284

Category: Motherhood

Page: 256

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Your kids are no longer babies, you've got some time to yourself again - things should be getting easier, so why do you still feel fatigued, flabby and infant-obsessed? The kids may be able to fasten their own seatbelts and pour their own cereal, but the homework, tucking in, car pools, and birthday parties have just begun. Let Vicki Iovine, show you how to navigate the twists and turns of family life - and find time for your kids, your spouse, your home, your work, and yourself. You're not alone in this "mommy adolescence." In The Girlfriends' Guide to Getting Your Groove Back, Iovine provides her trademark sage, witty advice on: How to focus at work when things at home are in chaos - and vice versaMaking time for yourself - and not the PTA Getting over the romantic myth of "date nights" and weekends away from the kids: The ‘S' word: recapturing the sex-kitten within and keeping the home fires burning; the lowdown Iovine puts the perils of perpetual parenthood into perspective. You'll feel like you do after a long chat with a good friend - relaxed, refreshed, and ready to reclaim your life...

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 2788

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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.

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay

And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom

Author: Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416940838

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 8781

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The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts. Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice, much of it contradictory and confusing. With dire warnings of what will happen if baby is fed on demand and even direr warnings of what will happen if he isn't, not to mention hordes of militant "lactivists," cosleeping advocates, and books on what to worry about next, modern parenthood can seem like a minefield. In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy & Me classes ("Your baby doesn't need to be making friends at three months old -- you do! But not with people you'll meet at Mommy & Me") to attachment parenting ("If you're holding your baby 24/7, that's not a baby, that's a tumor"). Stefanie Wilder-Taylor combines practical tips with sidesplitting humor and refreshing honesty, assuring women that they can be good mothers and responsibly make their own choices. A witty and welcome antidote to trendy parenting texts and scarifying case studies, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay provides genuine support, encouragement, and indispensable common-sense advice.

Confessions of a Scary Mommy

An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary

Author: Jill Smokler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673779

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 5012

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An irreverent assessment of the dark side of parenting combines original essays and anonymous confessions as posted on the ScaryMommy.com site to encourage women to embrace their own parenting approaches without competing with other moms who only seem to have everything under control.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 1747

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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.

Mother Reader

Essential Writings on Motherhood

Author: Moyra Davey

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583220726

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 4962

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This anthology of writings on motherhood turns the spotlight away from the child to the mother herself. Memoirs, testimonials, diaries, essays and fiction describe the powerful changes brought into these writers' lives by pregnancy, childbirth and mothering. Contributors include Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison Sylvia Plath, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Leguin, Grace Paley and Alice Walker. The editor is a photographer for The New York Times.

The Best Friends' Guide to Babies

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 9781408814260

Category: Infants

Page: 224

View: 7652

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There's no magical formula for new mums, but The Best Friends' Guide to Babies can help you cope - laugh! When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr Spock to your mother-in-law has an armful of advice. But no one is delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms you fears and cracks you up as only a friend can with straight advice and hilarious observations on: - Baby euphoria: is it a mind-altering drug? - 'Partner? What partner?': 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 - Competitive mothering: coping with know-it-alls, finger pointers and others who try to 'Out-Mum' you

The Sh!t No One Tells You

A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

Author: Dawn Dais

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580054846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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A humorous guide for new mothers on caring for infants offers advice on the unpleasant aspects of parenting, including birthing without drugs, handling the volumes of waste babies create, and dealing with sleep deprivation.

Strong As a Mother

How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood: The Only Guide to Taking Care of YOU!

Author: Kate Rope

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250105595

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 5993

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Expert, practical advice for complete mental and physical maternal health Kate Rope's Strong as a Mother is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood. Everyone knows the secret to having “the Happiest Baby on the Block.” This is your guide to being the Sanest Mommy on the Block. It will prepare you with humor and grace for what lies ahead, give you the tools you need to take care of yourself, permission to struggle at times, and professional advice on how to move through it when you do. This book will become a dog-eared resource on your nightstand, offering you the same care and support that you are working so hard to provide to your child. It will help you prioritize your emotional health, set boundaries and ask for help, make choices about feeding and childcare that feel good to you, get good sleep, create a strong relationship with your partner, make self care an everyday priority, trust your instincts, and actually enjoy the hardest job you will ever love. This book is here to take care of you.

Pregnancy Sucks

What to Do when Your Miracle Makes You Miserable

Author: Joanne Kimes,Leslie Young

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144052677X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 9785

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Discusses the physical, emotional, and social challenges that can occur during pregnancy, from dealing with morning sickness and weight gain to feuding with one's family over the baby's name to suspecting that one's husband is having an affair. Original. 35,000 first printing.

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy

A Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond

Author: Dawn Dais

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056342

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2775

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The fourth book in Dawn Dais's popular Sh!t No One Tells You series offers "been there, freaked out about that" advice for expectant parents The fourth title in Dawn Dais's popular parenting series, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is quite possibly the funniest, and most heartfelt, yet. After all, pregnancy is not all about scanning Pinterest for baby shower themes and registering for ironic onesies, and sometimes the less flattering aspects of gestation have a way of dimming a bit of that so-called pregnancy glow. Not to worry! Dawn is here, ready to shepherd you through the experience of one human body taking on the task of growing another human body. (Spoiler alert: It ain't always pretty.) Dawn covers it all, sharing expert lists, tips, warnings, and even a series of Parent-Training Workouts designed to increase readers' tolerance to the various indignities of parenthood, like peeing with an audience and surviving an afternoon in Chuck E. Cheese. The Sh!t No One Tells You About Pregnancy is a must-have guide for expectant moms (and their partners!) who are looking for some counsel, comedy, and camaraderie during their ultimate countdown to parenthood.

The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood

Author: Michael Crider

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780738210278

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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In high school, Michael Crider was the jokester, the drummer in a band, the Howie Mandel impersonator. Fast-forward ten years and the funny man has married and become the family man. The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood—Crider's candid, down-to-earth account of his transformation—proves that even without much sleep, he has kept his sense of humor completely intact.From the moment he hears the unexpected news that the pregnancy test is positive to the end of his son's first year of life, Michael Crider is awed, anxious, and all-too-human. In between these milestones, he endures the aches and pains of his wife's pregnancy (which had a clear impact on his own bodily comfort), swallows his pride when bunny wallpaper replaces his beloved Budweiser mirror, has a short and only partially-appreciated stint as her labor coach on the Big Day, and experiences every one of his son's “firsts” as though they were his own. Honest, informative, hilarious, and heartwarming, The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood is a must-read for all new parents.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

Author: Sheila Kitzinger

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: 9780679724339

Category: Breast feedings

Page: 160

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A practical, pictorial guide to every aspect of breastfeeding. Diagrams and 200 photographs.

The Mask of Motherhood

How Mothering Changes Everything and Why We Pretend It Doesn't

Author: Susan Maushart

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781741665345

Category: Motherhood

Page: 349

View: 6601

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When a woman becomes a mother, her relationships, her professional identity and her sense of self will never be the same again. The presence of children does not simply add to the lives of parents, it transforms those lives completely. The precise nature of this transformation remains once of the best kept secrets of contemporary adult life, shrouded in a conspiracy of silence. For expectant mothers - whether that expectation is imminent or distant - The Mask of Motherhood provides a backstage look at the realities of contemporary mothering, from pregnancy and childbirth to the juggling act we all call 'working motherhood'.