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Motherhood Comes Naturally And Other Vicious Lies

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Author: Jill Smokler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476728380
Size: 53.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy and the wildly popular blog ScaryMommy.com, a hilarious new essay collection that exposes the “vicious lies” that every parent is told. Newly pregnant and scared out of her mind, Jill Smokler lay on her gynecologist’s examination table and was told the biggest lie she’d ever heard in her life: “Motherhood is the most natural thing in the world.” Instead of quelling her nerves like that well intentioned nurse hoped to, Jill was instead set up for future of questioning exactly what DNA strand she was missing that made the whole motherhood experience feel less than natural to her. Wonderful? Yes. Miraculous? Of course. Worthwhile? Without a doubt. But natural? Not so much. Jill’s first memoir, the New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy, rocketed to national fame with its down and dirty details about life with her three precious bundles of joy. Now Jill returns with all-new essays debunking more than twenty pervasive myths about motherhood. She’s here to give you what few others will dare: The truth.


Intensive Mothering The Cultural Contradictions Of Modern Motherhood

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Author: Linda Rose Ennis
Publisher: Demeter Press
ISBN: 1926452712
Size: 49.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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Book Description: To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Sharon Hays’ landmark book, The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood, this collection will revisit Hays’ concept of “intensive mothering” as a continuing, yet controversial representation of modern motherhood. In Hays’ original work, she spoke of “intensive mothering” as primarily being conducted by mothers, centered on children’s needs with methods informed by experts, which are labourintensive and costly simply because children are entitled to this maternal investment. While respecting the important need for connection between mother and baby that is prevalent in the teachings of Attachment Theory, this collection raises into question whether an over-investment of mothers in their children’s lives is as effective a mode of parenting, as being conveyed by representations of modern motherhood. In a world where independence is encouraged, why are we still engaging in “intensive motherhood?”


Everything S Relative

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Author: Jenna McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698191862
Size: 48.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Her two memoirs were “hilarious.”* Her first novel, Pretty Much Screwed, was “brilliant.”** Now, Jenna McCarthy returns with a novel of crazy last wishes and life-changing first steps… When their mother dies, sisters Jules, Brooke, and Lexi breathe a collective sigh of relief. Their days of being hurt and controlled by Juliana Alexander are over. It turns out, Juliana isn’t about to let a little detail like death stop her. The three estranged sisters—one control freak, one peacekeeper and one red hot mess—are shocked to discover that their mother was hiding a massive fortune, one that promises to completely transform all of their lives. But in classic Juliana fashion, there’s a catch. Three of them, to be exact. Now Jules, Brooke, and Lexi find themselves forced to rely on one another in order to become the women their mother wanted them to be. With millions of dollars on the line and as many obstacles in the way, the sisters embark on a hilarious journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the real meaning of wealth. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED *Jane Heller, New York Times bestselling author **Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author From the Trade Paperback edition.


I Ve Still Got It I Just Can T Remember Where I Put It

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Author: Jenna McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698145860
Size: 71.31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Welcome to Middle Age! Please check your functioning internal thermostat and razor-sharp memory at the door and pour yourself a nice, stiff drink... Jenna McCarthy might be forty-something, but she doesn’t feel forty-something. She certainly doesn’t look forty-something. (Actually she does, but she’s in denial so maybe don’t mention it?) And between complaining about how tired she is, trying to remember what she came in here for and wondering whether she drinks too much, she does not have time for a crisis. She has, however, had time to crack the mysterious midlife code. She’s figured out how to tame her muffin top, keep the spark in her marriage and probably not die a fiery hoarder’s death. She’s learned the trick to looking ten years younger and the secret to feeling ten times happier (and it only cost $14.99 plus shipping and handling). And she’s discovered the one thing she will need to do for the rest of ever if she’s going to continue to refuse to “dress her age.” Tackling everything from cosmetic surgery and financial panic to skinny jeans and the meaning of life, I’ve Still Got It... is a middle age manifesto filled with hilarious misadventures, humiliating confessions and occasional (hot) flashes of genius.


Finding Zoe

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Author: Brandi Rarus
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363454
Size: 79.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: At just a few months old, Zoe was gradually losing her hearing. Her adoptive parents loved her—yet agonized—feeling they couldn’t handle raising a Deaf child. Would Zoe go back into the welfare system and spend her childhood hoping to find parents willing to adopt her? Or, would she be the long-sought answer to a mother’s prayers? Brandi Rarus was just 6 when spinal meningitis took away her hearing. Because she spoke well and easily adjusted to lip reading, she was mainstreamed in school and socialized primarily in the hearing community. Brandi was a popular, happy teen, but being fully part of every conversation was an ongoing struggle. She felt caught between two worlds—the Deaf and the hearing. In college, Brandi embraced Deaf Culture along with the joys of complete and effortless communication with her peers. Brandi went on to become Miss Deaf America in 1988 and served as a spokesperson for her community. It was during her tenure as Miss Deaf America that Brandi met Tim, a leader of the Gallaudet Uprising in support of selecting the university’s first Deaf president. The two went on to marry and had three hearing boys—the first non-deaf children born in Tim’s family in 125 years. Brandi was incredibly grateful to have her three wonderful sons, but couldn’t shake the feeling something was missing. She didn’t know that Zoe, a six-month-old Deaf baby girl caught in the foster care system, was desperately in need of a family unafraid of her different needs. Brandi found the answer to her prayers when fate brought her new adopted daughter into her life. Set against the backdrop of Deaf America, Finding Zoe is an uplifting story of hope, adoption, and everyday miracles.


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Author: Малколм Гладуелл
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171246158
Size: 40.57 MB
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Category : Psychology
Languages : uk
Pages :
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Book Description: Ця книжка про те, як подолати труднощі, якщо ти не гігант Голіаф, а звичайна людина.

Чому сила не завжди є запорукою перемоги? Як перетворити свої недоліки на переваги? Що робити в абсолютно безвихідних, на перший погляд, ситуаціях? Щоб відповісти на ці та інші запитання, Малкольм Гладуелл переосмислив біблійну легенду про аутсайдера Давида та фаворита Голіафа. Автор доводить, що успіх не залежить від масивності обладунків та міцних м’язів. Адже переваги можуть легко перетворитися на вади і навпаки. У книзі наведені історії з життя реальних особистостей, талановитих та звичайних, геніальної школярки, яка не впоралася з вимогами престижного університету та сироти з бідної родини, який здійснив прорив у боротьбі з дитячою лейкемією. На їхньому прикладі автор доводить, що наші уявлення про переваги і недоліки є хибними. Адже саме прості аутсайдери здатні подолати могутніх фаворитів.

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Малкольм Гладуелл — відомий канадський журналіст авторитетного щотижневика The New Yorker та The Washington Post, поп-соціолог, автор міжнародних бестселерів. Журнал Time назвав Гладуелла одним з 100 найбільш впливових людей. Його книги трималися на перших позиціях в списку бестселерів The New York Times та The Globe and Mail. Володар премії Американської Соціологічної асоціації за видатні досягнення в соціології, доктор філології Університету Ватерлоо. Його заслужено називають найбільш оригінальним американським журналістом.


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Author: Лаймен Баум
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457057003
Size: 42.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 4444
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Book Description: Маленькі читачі матимуть змогу познайомитись із найпопулярнішими казковими повістями американського письменника Френка Баума. «Дивовижний чарівник із Країни Оз» – це захоплива історія про дівчинку Дороті з Канзасу, яка разом із песиком Тото потрапляє у казкову Країну Оз. Зустрівши Страшила, Залізного Лісоруба і Лякливого Лева, Дороті вирушає з ними до Смарагдового Міста, щоб могутній чарівник допоміг їм у здійсненні найзаповітніших бажань. У повісті «Дивовижна Країна Оз» розповідається про неймовірні пригоди Страшила, Залізного Лісоруба та їхніх нових друзів у чарівній країні. Для дітей молодшого шкільного віку.


To Day

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Format: PDF
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The Secular Chronicle

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Size: 76.24 MB
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Languages : en
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