Why a Daughter Needs a Mom


Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402242778
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 80
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The perfect gift to honor any mom, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Daughter Needs a Mom will be the perfect gift for a girl's most trusted friend.

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad


Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402242786
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 80
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The perfect gift for a girl's first love, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Daughter Needs a Dad will bring together fathers and daughters everywhere.

Why a Son Needs a Mom


Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402242794
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 80
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The perfect gift for a boy's lifelong fan, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Son Needs a Mom will bring together mothers and sons everywhere.

Why a Son Needs a Dad


Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402242808
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 80
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The perfect gift to honor any dad, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Son Needs a Dad will bring together fathers and sons everywhere.

Thank You, Mom

100 Reasons Why I'm Grateful for You
Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581825992
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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"I was a difficult child. I tormented my parents with my struggles for independence, disrespect, and disobedience. I was a rebel without a clue. I was not unlike most children and teenagers. I am pretty sure I rarely showed appreciation for what my mom did for me and gave to me. I simple didn't say thank you when I should have. This is my chance. Thank you, Mom." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Lang says that there were many times when hew as hard on his mother and brought pain to her heart. Many times he didn't have the wisdom to take responsibility for his actions or the humility to admit that he was wrong. And yet she loved and cared for him in spite of his misconduct and ingratitude. Now, years later as a parent himself experiencing the tensions of parenting firsthand, he writes Thank You, Mom to express his gratitude to his mother, not just for the many sacrifices she made on his behalf, but also for the patience she extended to him in those turbulent years. In short, he thanks her for never giving up on him. He knows that he can't possibly thank his mother enough for everything she did for him while he was growing up, but in these pages he tries. In doing so, he touches on many universal themes that mothers and their children have always shared. "Thank you for loving me so much when it didn't seem that I loved you at all." "Thank you for helping me with my homework." "Thank you for making sure I learned to understand and respect 'no.'" "Thank you for teaching me how to do my own laundry." "Thank you for listening to me." "Thank you for protecting me from the dangers I couldn't see." Thank You, Mom is a gift book for anyone who wants to tell that special woman that you love her, that you know what she did for you, and that you look to her as the model for what it means to be a parent.

Why We Are a Family

100 Reasons
Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581824681
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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"My family has been the bedrock of my life - understanding, accepting, loving, helping, and teaching me at every step along my journey. It was from my family that I learned children come first and elders are to be respected, that I learned to give care and solace to those in need, to be thankful always and to give and receive affection often, to live up to my word and duty and to forgive, forget, have fun, and to never miss a chance to tell someone, 'I love you.' It is my family that I think about when in moments of reflection I ask myself what I am worth, what I have done with my life, and what I am going to do tomorrow." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Building a happy, healthy family is a high priority for most of us these days. In Why We are a Family Lang celebrates his family and all families with the traditions, togetherness, and lasting fellowship that strengthens everyone in them. He sees that love is what holds a family together and makes it strong by providing a reservoir of strength and comfort for every member to draw from. Born into a large, loving family, Lang counts his blessings every day for the support and affection his extended family brings to his life. Because of the strong ties that bind his family together, he has no trouble outlining what it means to be a family. From "We help one another, but we don't keep score" to "We love to sit together and reminisce," his 100 reasons for why a family is a family will ring true for families of all kinds. With photographs of families by varying sizes and backgrounds, Why We are a Family affirms all that is good about one of the basic building blocks of our lives and the world around us.

Why a Baby Needs a Mommy

100 Reasons
Author: Gregory Lang,Janet Lankford-Moran
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402265638
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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This gift is a heartwarming and poignant record of a baby's unique needs, told from the point of view of little ones and complete with photos and sentiments that capture the beauty of motherhood.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
Author: Meg Meeker
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345499395
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 267
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Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.

How to Cook Your Daughter

A Memoir
Author: Jessica Hendra
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061974816
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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How does a little girl find her way in a world where nothing is sacred? In 2004, Tony Hendra's memoir Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The book detailed his life as a comedian who helped launch the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase, wrote for and edited The National Lampoon, and performed in such cult classics as This Is Spinal Tap, even as he overindulged in alcohol and drugs. But there was a glaring omission in his supposed tell-all confessional: the sexual abuse of his daughter Jessica. After more than thirty years of silence, Jessica faced a harrowing choice. In this powerful book, she reveals how she came to the decision to publicly confront her father, sacrificing any hope of reconciling with him and setting into motion a New York Times investigation that shocked the literary world when it broke the story of abuse. But Jessica's account is neither a minor footnote nor an angry response to her dad's bestseller. How to Cook Your Daughter -- titled after a satirical piece her father wrote only a few months before the abuse began -- is an unflinching and unsentimental look at a childhood that never was, set in a time and place straight from the pages of the outrageous magazine that her father helped to create. Against the backdrop of the 1970s New York comedy scene, the memoir traces Jessica's journey from a lost and abused child to a young woman struggling with bulimia and anorexia to the mother of two who becomes convinced that challenging her father is the only way to reclaim a life that never seemed her own.

A Mother for Choco


Author: Keiko Kasza
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399241918
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A lonely little bird named Choco goes in search of a mother. On board pages.

Being There

Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters
Author: Erica Komisar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109294
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 271
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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

Raising a Daughter

Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman
Author: Jeanne Elium,Don Elium
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307779068
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 432
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Girls are born believing that they can do anything, but our media-driven culture of mixed messages and conflicting values can make growing up a confusing and risky business. And for parents, it is a daunting responsibility to raise confident, independent daughters while still keeping them safe. Jeanne and Don Elium address such complex challenges as: • peer pressure and evolving social roles • emotional effects of physical changes • moodiness, eating disorders, and depression • the consequences of early sexuality • the gender gap between girls and boys • new research on ADD and ADHD in girls • daughters and single parenting Raising A Daughter guides parents through each stage of a girl’s development, from infant to toddler, through middle childhood, the teen years, and on into early adulthood. A bestseller since 1994, this newly revised classic offers a practical exploration of what it means to have a daughter, and a compassionate study of what it means to be a woman coming of age in today’s world.

Why My Heart Still Skips a Beat

100 Reasons
Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 140224276X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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We all search for the person who will complete us, the one who will fill our hearts with joy and bring a sense of security. Once we find this person, falling in love is easy-but staying in love requires effort and commitment. In this book, author Gregory E. Lang gives couples 100 ways to say, "After all these years, these are a few of the many reasons why I still love you." Accompanied by Lang's own beautiful black and white photographs, this is the perfect gift for couples whose love is timeless.

Why Mommy Drinks


Author: Gill Sims
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008267456
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Why Mommy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

Regretting Motherhood

A Study
Author: Orna Donath
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171377
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 272
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Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.

Parentally Incorrect

True Tales by Real Moms about the F**ked-Up Things Their Kids Have Done
Author: Shayna Ferm,Tracey Tee
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757320562
Category: Humor
Page: 144
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For over four years, Ferm and Tee have been performing to sold-out audiences across the country. The Pump and Dump Show is a fun and rowdy evening of comedy, singing, games, prizes, drinking, cursing and commiseration, with a clear and universal theme: Parenting is screwed up and hilarious, and we're all just doing the best we can. Motherhood is wonderful for many reasons, but moments of clarity are so often outweighed by public outbursts, poison control phone calls and poop (everywhere!) it's difficult to stop and realize that it's not always a direct reflection of our parenting skills. This gift book is a collection of segments from Ferm and Tee's popular show, including: The Most F**ked Up Thing Your Kid Has Done Recently cards. One of the most popular segments of the show, members of the audience write down crazy and memorable things their kids have done. It is hysterical, cathartic, and never disappoints. Sad Cake moments. Ever eaten cake that was just kind of sad? It's a situation, happenstance, or object that is a bit of a bummer, like getting in a fight on date night or getting puked on when there is no wine in the house. #SadCake Stump the Breeder trivia questions. So you think making a person makes you an expert on making a person? Test your knowledge by answering "extremely difficult" questions so you feel like you know what you're doing. Awesome MOMents. Games for moms to play when and if they ever get a night with friends, like: The Parentally Incorrect Drinking Game--If you've done it, you drink. If you haven't done it, you drink. Lies We Tell Ourselves Before We Have Kids. I'll still hang out after the kids go to bed. Yes you will. But not with your friends. With a glass of wine to help you forget the smell of spit up.

If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine


Author: Renee Charytan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532828768
Category:
Page: 40
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Being a mother is hard work, and all mothers deserve a good laugh. If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine is a modern mother-honoring parody of a classic children's book.

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother


Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408825090
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they had perfect school marks and exceptional musical abilities. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

Pieces of Why


Author: K. L. Going
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147509866
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Tia lives with her mom in a high-risk neighborhood in New Orleans and loves singing gospel in the Rainbow Choir with Keisha, her boisterous and assertive best friend. Tia's dream is to change the world with her voice; and by all accounts, she might be talented enough. But when a shooting happens in her neighborhood and she learns the truth about the crime that sent her father to prison years ago, Tia finds she can't sing anymore.

Everything, Everything


Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0553496662
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie.com And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.