Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Family & Relationships
CONTAINS A BRAND NEW CHAPTER Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum Happy Baby is now a Number One podcast. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher. Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong. Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be. This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.
Author: Karen Savage
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Family & Relationships
Savage shares with you the triumphs and trials of new parenthood from initial sleep deprivation (It wasn’t even living in actual “days” really… more like an incoherent string of two-hour chunks) to losing the weight (My stomach not only bears a frightening resemblance to a deflated tire, but also has the texture of an orange peel). Savage takes you through a journey of Airplane Baby Haters, Mommy’s Night Out, Developmental Races, making friends with the Tim Horton’s guy, and the joys of shared parenting. You’ll feel like your having a drink with a good friend dishing about modern motherhood. Karen shows you how to sift through all the experts out there, cope with your in-laws and dealing your own insecurities, Savage reminds new moms that just doing your best is what already makes you a great mom, and that sometimes all you have to do is just show up for them, no experts required! Karen shares the journey with you, with humour, honesty, and empathy. From the magical to the maddening, Karen Savage guides you through the ups and downs of new parenthood, where instructions are not included.
A NARRATIVE OF MY ADVENTURES IN JORDAN AND EGYPT ... in which I learn to eat foul, scale high cliffs, bob like a cork, descend into tombs, attempt to decipher the Book of the Dead, sail up the Nile, trek through a desert, ululate in a frenzy, explore a Bedouin village, meet wonderful people and live in the lap of luxury...
Growing up in a doomed hometown with a missing father and a single mother, Nicholas Dawidoff listened to baseball every night on his bedside radio, the professional ballplayers gradually becoming the men in his life. A portrait of a childhood shaped by a stoical, enterprising mother, a disturbed, dangerous father, the private world of baseball, and the awkwardness of first love, The Crowd Sounds Happy is the moving tale of a spirited boy's coming-of-age in troubled times. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Sheila Kippley
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness
Good for you and your baby . . . now and forever! Sheila Kippley shows that not only is breastfeeding the best care you can give your baby, it's also good for you as a Catholic woman. Learn how nursing will deepen your love and develop your habits of meditation and prayer.
High Stress ... High Seas ... High Hopes ... Never forget who’s in your boat! This is the cruise of our lives. We are here to celebrate!! If it rains, we will get out and dance in it ... If there are high winds we will grab a hand and hold on for dear life. Our cruise has a limited time-frame; every moment is precious. Choosing the cruise is simply choosing to love, live, and laugh because even when the high winds come we know that the God of the universe is right there in our boat. He stills the storms then and now ... So, all aboard we dare not miss the cruise! From infertility, adoption, special needs, to the terrible twos and beyond, this book will make you laugh and make you cry. From the ‘turbo toilet’ to ‘baggage claim’ this Lucy and Ethel duo will have you chuckling (snorting and cackling may also occur). When you are done laughing and crying, we hope you will agree with the ‘barefoot authors’ that “Our Faith Floats”!
Ben is an adventurous child, who like most wants to get top marks on his school report. He gets a great idea from God and goes on the journey of fulfilling this task with his best friend Penny. When completed, he learns a new meaning to live by and gets his top mark . . .
'Betsy May was a little girl. She wasn't very big but she felt important'. Join Betsy May on her adventures in nineteen classic stories from the world's best loved children's author, Enid Blyton. For younger readers,The Tales of Betsy Mayare perfect for fans ofThe Faraway TreeandThe Wishing Chair.
From a childhood spent playing marbles and climbing trees in Ceylon to a medical career in bustling Singapore, Dr K. Puvanendran’s experiences have been rich and varied. A leading neurologist, he counts kings and presidents among his former patients. This charmingly written autobiography traces the trajectory of his life against the changing landscapes of two vastly different countries. As a boy in Jaffna, Dr Puvanendran found imaginative ways to fill his time. He recounts with great relish the carefree pranks, adventures and school experiences. Woven into the evocation of these simple pleasures are also sobering glimpses of the darker periods in Ceylon’s history. After attending medical college in Colombo, Dr Puvanendran stayed in Ceylon to work before accepting a position at Outram Road General Hospital, now Singapore General Hospital, in 1971. As the narrative unfolds, we read about the roots of his interest in neurology, the highs and lows of his career, the doctors who inspired him and the most memorable medical cases from his fifty years of practice. Some of these intriguing cases include sleep-related crimes, for which he has testified in court as a local pioneer in sleep medicine. Dr Puvanendran’s story takes us through the old world of Ceylon and into the heady post-independence days of Majulah Singapura (“Onward Singapore”, as the national anthem proclaims), offering along the way a successful doctor’s take on the study and practice of medicine.
Author: Jennifer White Gradnigo
Release Date: 2014-02
Madison illuminates her mother's world. Some days, Jennifer White Gradnigo feels like Madison's the only thing in her world. She wanted a child so badly before she met her husband that she was in the process of adoption. When Madison came into their life, it truly was like Christmas. However, she didn't fully realize how all-consuming motherhood would be for her. In Motherhood: Not for the Weak, Jennifer talks candidly about what she experienced during her pregnancy and in the weeks immediately after giving birth. She never heard about most of what she experienced from anyone, including her sisters. Once she started sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly about pregnancy, it seemed to make others feel comfortable enough to do the same. Jennifer shares honest reflections about her pregnancy, birth story, and the first few weeks postpartum.