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Nickole Brown · BOA Editions Ltd.
Format: Print book

An unleashed love song to her late grandmother, Nickole Browns collection brings her brassy, bawdy, tough-as-new-rope grandmother to life. With hair teased to Jesus, mile-long false eyelashes, and a white Cadillac Eldorado with atomic-red leather seats, Fanny is not your typical granny...
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The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child's Tomorrow

Laura Jana · Da Capo
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

What if, despite the best of intentions, we are raising our children to succeed in a world that no longer exists? The Toddler Brain helps parents recognize the connection that exists between their own parenting behaviors and their child's ability to acquire valuable twenty-first-century...
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The Best Possible Immigrants: International Adoption and the American Family

RACHEL RAINS WINSLOW · University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

Prior to World War II, international adoption was virtually unknown, but in the twenty-first century, it has become a common practice, touching almost every American. How did the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families become an essential part of American culture in such a short period...
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The Everything Big Book of Party Games: Over 300 Creative and Fun Games for All Ages!

Carrie Sever · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Tons of party games, including popular "minute-to-win" challenges!What's the secret to the best parties? Games--and the sillier, the better! Get your guests out of their chairs and into the fun with activities guaranteed to keep everyone laughing, including:Cookie Face (Who...
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Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

ANGELA GARBES · Harper Wave
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

What to read after What to Expect . . . . A badass, feminist, and personal deep-dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood that debunks myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes...
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The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth: A Complete Labor and Childbirth Companion for Parents to Be

Lindsey Bliss · Harvard Common Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Experienced doula, Linsey Bliss, shows you how to prepare physically and mentally for every element of having a child, from pregnancy to fourth trimester in The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth. Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother...
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Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality

Laura A. Jana · American Academy of Pediatrics; Third Edition edition
Format: Print book

The new edition of this bestselling guide to newborn care has been fully revised and updated. Written by two pediatricians and focusing on the first few months of an infant's life, Heading Home With Your Newborn, 3rd Edition, includes new information on breastfeeding and the involvement...
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Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes

Christia Spears Brown · Ten Speed Press
Format: Paperback

A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers. Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts...
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Motherhood Smotherhood: Fighting Back Against the Lactivists, Mompetitions, Germophobes, and So-Called Experts Who Are Driving Us Crazy

JJ Keith · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

What's the first thing a woman does when she thinks she might be pregnant? She Googles. And it goes downhill from there. While the internet is full of calming and cheerily supportive articles, it's also littered with hyper-judgmental message boards and heaps of contradictory and scolding...
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Expecting 411: The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Michele Hakakha · Windsor Peak Press
Pages: 623
Format: Paperback

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Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits

Jocelyn Elise Crowley · University of California Press
Pages: 205
Format: Hardcover

After 20, 30, or even 40 years of marriage, countless vacations, raising well-adjusted children, and sharing property and finances, what could go wrong? Gray Divorce is a provocative look at the rising rate of marital splits after the age of 50. Renowned author and researcher Jocelyn...
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Plague: One Scientist's Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Kent Heckenlively · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 415
Format: Paperback

On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) , prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental...
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Healing Well and Living Free from an Abusive Relationship: From Victim to Survivor to Overcomer

RAMONA PROBASCO · Revell
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

One out of every four women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence or abuse in her lifetime. Through Dr. Ramona Probasco's own powerful personal story of coming out of an abusive relationship, along with her twenty years of experience as a Licensed Marriage...
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Toddler 411 5th edition: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Toddler

Ari Brown · Windsor Peak Press; Fifth edition, Revised edition
Format: Print book

You've made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brings its own set of challenges and questions - and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the wisdom...
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Giving Birth with Confidence: 3rd Edition

Judith Lothian · Meadowbrook
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

For a Safe and Healthy Birth ... Your Way! Giving Birth with Confidence will help take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make decisions that best ensure the safety and health...
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