A Jewish Mother s Guide to Professional Worry

Author: Steve Malkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0978760808
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

When Stephen Malkin realized that his mother was a "professional" worrier, he decided to interview her and, in a scientific way, discover the secrets of her success. The result is A Jewish Mother's Guide to Professional Worry, a book that flies in the face of standard self-help wisdom. In its pages, Malkin provides a series of humorous tips, anecdotes, realizations, insights, rules, and arguments designed to teach readers how to worry in a way that gets them what they want easier and faster; how to avoid mistakes; and when, if ever, to stop worrying. The book even includes methods to help readers worry their way to health, prosperity, and possibly even happiness. Funny, poignant, universally applicable, and profound enough to change a reader's life, this is the ultimate how-to-worry book - perfect for anyone who has mistakenly been told, "Don't worry."

Jewish as a Second Language

Author: Molly Katz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761158400
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Humor

In this completely revised, updated, and expanded second edition of "Jewish as a Second Language," Katz shows how to worry, interrupt, and say the opposite of what one means.

The Fifth Trimester

Author: Lauren Smith Brody
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385541428
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

The first three trimesters (and the fourth—those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. A funny, tells-it-like-it-is guide for new mothers coping with the demands of returning to the real world after giving birth, The Fifth Trimester is packed with honest, funny, and comforting advice from 800 moms, including: •The boss-approved way to ask for flextime (and more money!) •How to know if it’s more than “just the baby blues” •How to pump breastmilk on an airplane (or, if you must, in a bathroom) •What military science knows about working through sleep deprivation •Your new sixty-second get-out-of-the-house beauty routine •How to turn your commute into a mini–therapy session •Your daycare tour or nanny interview, totally decoded

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Author: Bandy X. Lee
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 9781250179456
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Political Science

Explores the consensus of more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that President Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation. --Publisher

Bad for the Jews

Author: Scott Sherman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312668457
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Humor

Presents a humorous look at notable Jewish people in all walks of life, including Barbra Streisand, Judge Judy, Leonard Nimoy, Bernie Madoff, and Joe Lieberman.

The Portable Jewish Mother

Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1598693417
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Humor

A humorous collection of facts, myths, jokes, anecdotes, expressions, and misconceptions about Jewish mothers and the experiences of their children.

The Epidural Book

Author: Richard Siegenfeld
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421407333
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Health & Fitness

The majority of women giving birth in the United States receive an epidural during labor and delivery; many others receive a spinal block. The Epidural Book fully explains anesthesia used during labor and vaginal delivery or C-section, with an emphasis on epidurals. Dr. Richard Siegenfeld answers pregnant women's questions, including • Who administers epidurals and spinal blocks and when?• How does anesthesia affect both the mother and the baby?• Under what circumstances should a woman avoid an epidural?• What happens during the recovery period?• What problems can arise? Written by an experienced anesthesiologist, The Epidural Book is lighthearted and informative. This easy-to-read guide helps an expectant mother prepare for her all-important day. -- Steven P. Cohen, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

A Bittersweet Season

Author: Jane Gross
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307472403
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships

In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed. Reprint.

Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah

Author: Sharon Duke Estroff
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307482655
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

How do you help your child choose between mandatory baseball practice and Hebrew school? How can you plan a birthday party (not to mention bar or bat mitzvah party!) for your child without sacrificing your values, sanity, and pocketbook? How can you keep peace on the homework homefront? And how do you deal with Santa envy–let alone the entire month of December? As any modern Jewish parent knows, balancing family traditions and the realities of contemporary culture can be incredibly challenging. Answering questions both old and new, Jewish and secular, internationally syndicated parenting columnist and award-winning Jewish educator and mother of four, Sharon Duke Estroff illuminates the ways that Jewish tradition can be used to form a lasting, emotional safety net for modern families. Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? is an instant classic.

Helping Your Anxious Teen

Author: Sheila Achar Josephs
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626254671
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

"... thoughtful tools for helping young people help themselves." —Library Journal Parenting a teen isn't easy, but parenting an anxious teen is especially challenging. Written by a psychologist and expert on adolescent anxiety, this essential book will show you what really works to overcome all types of teen anxiety and how to apply specific skills to support your teen. Most parents find it frustrating when common sense and logical methods such as reassurance don’t seem to work to allay their teen’s anxiety. They want to know: Why is anxiety so hard to get rid of once it takes hold? Why aren’t my efforts to help working? And how can I best help my teen break free from anxiety to become happy and resilient? This powerful book, based on cutting-edge research and cognitive behavioral strategies, will help you develop the know-how to effectively manage teen anxiety. You’ll learn the best ways to support your teen in overcoming problematic thinking and fears, discover what behaviors and coping strategies unwittingly make anxiety worse, and understand how anxiety is best defeated with surprisingly counterintuitive methods. Step-by-step guidance, along with numerous real-life examples and exercises, will help you to: Sensitively redirect your teen’s worries when they intensify Reduce social anxiety, perfectionism, and panic attacks Proactively address common triggers of stress and anxiety Implement a proven approach for decreasing avoidance and facing fears From overcoming minor angst to defeating paralyzing fear, you and your teen will feel empowered by radically new ways of responding to anxiety. With Helping Your Anxious Teen, you’ll have a wealth of research-backed strategies to lead you in being an effective anxiety coach for your teen.

A Good Enough Parent

Author: Bruno Bettelheim
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780394757766
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Family & Relationships

Suggests how parents can develop their own insights into child rearing, how to comprehend the children's behavior, and how to cope with situations in ways most beneficial to the child's well-being

Raising a Child with Soul

Author: Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429948922
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

With the seemingly insurmountable pressures placed on families today, many parents lack the spiritual foundation and practical knowledge to chart a clear-cut course in child-rearing. Parents question whether nurturing their children's souls is even possible in the fast-paced materialistic culture in which we live. Utilizing the insight that springs from her knowledge of Torah wisdom, her personal experiences and the experiences of those she has counseled, Slovie Jungreis-Wolff, a longtime parenting coach and advisor to young couples and families teaches in detail how to approach the entire gamut of issues, with a special emphasis on strengthening the child's morality and character. Parents will learn how to: • Instill simchas hachayim, "true joy," in their children • Value chessed, kindness, in a self-absorbed world • Create a mikdash me'at, a home filled with calm and reflection • Teach children gratitude and appreciation • And much more... From discipline to sibling rivalry to effective communication skills, Raising a Child with Soul offers unique concepts and pragmatic ideas that can be understood and applied to both Jewish and non-Jewish households.

Go the F k to Sleep

Author: Adam Mansbach
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453224748
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Genre: Humor

A laugh-out-loud, adults-only bedtime story for parents familiar with the age-old struggle of putting their kids to bed “Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.” Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.

Mother Angelica s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality

Author: Raymond Arroyo
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780385521802
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Religion

“Everything starts with one person . . . I don’t care if you’re 5 or 105, God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world.” “If you are following God, He never shows you the end. It’s always a walk of faith.” “Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.” —Mother Angelica Are you unsure of your purpose in life? Stuck in the past and worried about the future? Hamstrung by fear, failure, or trials? Mother is here to help. For more than twenty-five years, Mother Angelica has dispensed spiritual wisdom and practical advice to millions around the globe through her lively broadcasts on EWTN. Now she shares with you her personal life lessons and hilarious counsel as never before. Raymond Arroyo, author of the bestselling biography of Mother Angelica, has assembled an inspiring collection of her powerful insights, comic musings, and no-nonsense guidance for everyday living. Culled from never-before-seen interviews, private conversations, and recorded lessons not heard in over thirty years, to which Arroyo had exclusive access, these selections capture Mother Angelica’s spunky spirit and profound wisdom at their zenith. In Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality, the beloved nun is your personal mentor. Together you’ll discover: How to find God’s Will in your life How to pursue inspirations fearlessly How to make sense of pain and suffering How to spiritually overcome personal faults and trials Created in cooperation with Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, this devotional treasury is accompanied by original prayers from Mother Angelica’s private collection. Within are the meditations, personal beliefs, and pithy life lessons that transformed a disabled child of divorce into Mother Angelica, founder and CEO of the world’s largest religious media empire. Packed with real-world hope, this little book is sure to transform your life in a big way. A portion of the proceeds of this book goes to support the work of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery