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The bible of natural medicine" (Larry Dossey, M.D.), Natural Health, Natural Medicine is a comprehensive resource for everything you need…to know to maintain optimum health and treat common ailments. This landmark book incorporates Dr. Weil's theories of preventive health maintenance and alternative healing into one extremely useful and readable reference, featuring general diet and nutrition information as well as simple recipes, answers to readers' most pressing questions, a catalogue of home remedies, invaluable resources, and hundreds of practical tips. This new edition includes up-to-the-minute scienti c ndings and has been expanded to provide trustworthy advice about low-carb diets, hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's, attention de cit disorder, re ux disease, autism, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, the u, and much more.
By Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson. 2020
This powerful collection of short stories, essays, poems, and art is a call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racist…and advocates for change. Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators--including Renee Watson (Piecing Me Together), Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Meg Medina (Merci Suarez Changes Gears), and Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor's Tale)--engage young people in frank discussions about racism, identity and self-esteem. Featuring stories and images filled with love, acceptance, truth, peace, and an assurance that there can be hope for a better tomorrow, The Talk is an inspiring anthology and must-have resource published in partnership with Just Us Books, a black-owned children's publishing company that's been in operation for over 30 years. Just Us Books continues its mission grounded in the same belief that helped launch the company: Good books make a difference. So, let's talk. Featured contributors: Selina Alko, Tracey Baptiste, Derrick Barnes, Natacha Bustos, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Raúl Colón, Adam Gidwitz, Nikki Grimes, Rudy Gutierrez, April Harrison, Wade Hudson, Gordon C. James, Minh Lê, E. B. Lewis, Grace Lin, Torrey Maldonado, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, Daniel Nayeri, Zeke Peña, Peter H. Reynolds, Erin K. Robinson, Traci Sorell, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, MaryBeth Timothy, Duncan Tonatiuh, Renée Watson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Sharon Dennis Wyeth
By Vanessa Carnevale. 2021
As I watch her walk away, an arm raised to her face as she wipes tears from her eyes, I…wonder if I really can go through losing her again. Because if I do this, I might gain a child, but I’ll lose her in the process. Isla and Ben are devoted parents to their beloved daughter, Reese. She is their little miracle, the child they thought they&’d never have until donors made her existence possible. But Isla has never told Reese about her biological parents. She wants to be honest with her daughter, but can she bear to open up old wounds?Then Isla receives a call from Lucy, once her closest friend and the donor who made her dreams come true, and it seems she may need to make a decision sooner than she thought. They haven&’t spoken in almost ten years, but Lucy has devastating news: she has lost her beloved husband Nate, just after they decided they wanted to become parents after all.aHeartbroken for her friend, Isla welcomes Lucy back into her life. But then Lucy comes to Isla with a request that changes everything. If Lucy gets what she wants, Isla&’s perfect family could be destroyed.But would she deny the woman who helped her become a mother the chance for her own happiness? A Child of My Own is a heartbreaking, gripping and emotional story about motherhood, loss and friendship, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer and Kate Hewitt.Why readers love A Child of My Own:&‘I devoured this novel whole in one sitting.My God what a ride… it broke my heart>/strong>… I cried and it takes a lot for a book to make me cry. A definite must read novel for 2021.&’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Wow keep the tissues handy… This book will make you laugh and cry but also just fill your heart with love and friendship.&’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘This book grabbed me by the heart and wouldn't let go… Definitely recommend this book for its emotional and passionate telling of the torment and anguish these women had to bear.&’ Yaya Reads Lots of Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Spectacular and emotional… I was spellbound; Carnevale was instantly able to grab my attention and hold it for the entire plot! Her characters are so realistic you'll feel they are your friends, too.&’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘A beautiful story about friendship, love, family and dreams come true. I loved it. It&’s filled with emotions… There was one sentence in the book that I had to reread a few times. I really could not believe my eyes. I never saw that coming. Wonderful story, great book.&’ B For Book Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘A gem of a book. I was engaged from the first chapter and didn&’t want to put it down until I finished it… I highly recommend this book and look forward to the author&’s next offering…
By Peter Mansbridge, Tessa Lloyd. 2019
When Tessa Lloyd’s sons-in-law became fathers, she searched for resources that would help inspire them—especially parenting stories from other fathers.…However, that book didn’t seem to exist. As a counsellor for children and families, Lloyd understood the ways a father-child relationship can have a lasting effect through the generations. Seeing a need, Lloyd decided to gather these stories herself. This resulting volume collects the stories and portraits of forty Canadian fathers who open up about both their own fathers and their deeply personal parenting experiences. This diverse group includes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, writer Lawrence Hill, academic Niigaan Sinclair, athlete Trevor Linden, restaurateur Vikram Vij, anthropologist Wade Davis, musician Alan Doyle, artist Robert Bateman and philanthropist Rick Hansen. The contributors reflect on their varied parenting experiences and challenges, including parenting while incarcerated, parenting across cultural barriers, parenting through divorce, parenting while transgender, parenting as a celebrity and parenting with a disability. Many common themes emerge throughout the stories, including the process of overcoming cultural messages that encourage men to be strong, authoritarian and emotionally unavailable. The stories are extraordinarily candid and vulnerable, as the fathers describe their own failings, regrets and childhood traumas, as well as the humbling process of trying to do better. In one anecdote, Dr. Greg Wells describes the experience of meeting another father walking the empty streets at three a.m. with an infant, and how that moment of shared recognition gave him strength at a difficult time. The stories in this book offer a similar glimpse into the shared experiences and trials of fatherhood, but also offer fascinating reflections on the more universal experiences of finding one’s place within a family and striving to be a better person for the sake of others.
By Míriam Tirado. 2018
Este libro es una invitación a solucionar las inquietudes que aparecen en este fascinante viaje, que es el de criar…y ver crecer a los hijos, posiblemente, lo más trascendental que haremos en la vida. A través de las experiencias de la autora, periodista especializada en maternidad y consultora de crianza, y también de los cuentos que acompañan su relato, sentiremos la maternidad a flor de piel tanto si todavía está por llegar, como si ya estamos en pleno proceso de criar a nuestros hijos. El embarazo, el parto, y los primeros años de crianza son etapas llenas de dudas e inquietudes, pero no tienen por qué asustar a los nuevos padres. La inexperiencia, el ritmo frenético del día a día, el cansancio hace que surjan miles de preguntas, para las que hallarás respuesta en este libro. Aquí tienes la brújula y el mapa que te ayudará a saber dónde estás, a dónde vas y de dónde vienes, para sentir de nuevo los pies en tierra firme, después del remolino de cambios y emociones que supone tener un hijo o una hija. Desde la perspectiva de una crianza consciente, Míriam Tirado nos habla de lactancia, de dormir por las noches, de cómo adaptarnos a ser uno más en la familia... También nos enseña a acompañar las rabietas y emociones desbordadas de nuestros hijos. Respetando las necesidades de los hijos pero también el sentir de los padres, con empatía y amor, mucho amor, es posible salir airoso de todos los conflictos y disfrutar de una maternidad a flor de piel, que nos llene de gozo y enriquezca profundamente nuestra vida. «Yo estoy aquí, contigo, con ganas de explicarte lo vivido y aprendido durante mi viaje en la maternidad. Podemos caminar juntos, si quieres. ¿Vamos? »Míriam Tirado
¿Alguna vez te has angustiado por si lo estás haciendo bien?¿O te has sentido culpable por no haber sido un…padre perfecto? Libérate del miedo y déjate llevar por la emocionante aventura de educar a tus hijos. Todos queremos criar hijos felices, sanos y exitosos, pero llevarlo a la práctica es algo más complicado. A medida que avanzamos en la crianza, descubrimos un sinfín de consejos contradictorios que nos pueden llevar a hacernos sentir culpables y frustrados. Hoy, más que nunca necesitamos padres conscientes que desarrollen una profunda conexión con sus hijos. Este libro nos enseña que no hay una «forma correcta» de educar y ofrece las herramientas necesarias para despojarnos de todo complejo, liberarnos de falsas creencias y, sobre todo, ayudarnos a educar desde la tranquilidad, la calma y la serenidad. Reseñas:«Para escribir sobre educación hay que tener inteligencia, información y entusiasmo. Tres cosas que Óscar González demuestra tener.»José Antonio Marina «Para quienes somos activistas educativos, contemplar el paso firme de Óscar González, nos llena de esperanza.»Javier Urra
By Maritchu Seitún. 2021
Las bases de la crianza de la psicóloga infantil más leída de la Argentina. Después de haber atravesado tiempos tan…difíciles, es necesario que los adultos desplieguen sus mejores habilidades para demostrarles a sus hijos que de las peores crisis y cambios se sale con amor, respeto y amabilidad. Maritchu Seitún sentó en este libro las bases de la crianza, desde el nacimiento hasta la adolescencia tardía, un libro que interpela a madres y padres sobre los valores más profundos y las cuestiones cotidianas, un libro con ideas claras sobre el ejercicio de la maternidad y la paternidad bajo la mirada amorosa y firme de la psicóloga infantil más leída de la Argentina. La propuesta es que los adultos piensen en sus propias infancias, qué madres y padres tuvieron y qué madres y padres pueden y quieren ser. Maritchu reflexiona sobre los temas que contribuyen a la formación de los hijos, para que se conviertan en personas éticas y actúen en consecuencia cuando los mayores ya no estén cerca. Indaga en los cambios que atraviesan los niños en las diferentes etapas, y cómo acompañarlos en cada una. Y aborda los temas centrales en la crianza, como la autoestima y el estrés, y qué hacer para afrontar los momentos duros de la vida. Criar con empatía es una obra lúcida, basada en la propia experiencia de la autora como profesional, madre y abuela. Un libro indispensable para superar épocas complejas.
By Vanessa Carnevale. 2021
&‘This book broke my heart. It reduced me to tears a quarter of the way in and I don&’t think…I stopped crying until the end.&’ Goodreads ReviewerYour life or your unborn child&’s – how do you choose?Paige and Nick are happy. They have a beautiful home, a loving family and, most importantly, they would do anything for each other. Now, they are having a baby and it feels like all their dreams are coming true.But joy turns to despair when they discover that Paige has a rare, life-threatening heart condition and they lose their longed-for child. Heartbroken, the couple must accept the reality that they may not become parents after all.Just as they begin to come to terms with their loss, Paige unexpectedly falls pregnant again. Paige&’s heart is still weak, and to carry the baby to term puts them both at risk. The couple now face an impossible decision: Paige&’s life or the life of their unborn child?If Paige keeps the baby, she could lose her life and destroy the man she loves. If Nick tries to stop her, he may lose them both forever. It&’s the most important decision they have ever had to make – and time is running out.My Life for Yours is a heartbreaking, gripping and emotional story about love, loss and an impossible choice, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer and Kate Hewitt.What readers are saying about My Life for Yours:&‘WOW!!! What can I say about this book????… Grabbed me from page 1 and it kept me on the edge of my seat. So heartbreaking… I can honestly say I have only cried a handful of times when I have read a book and this one got to me!! This was fantastic.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘An emotional and heartbreaking book and really makes you think about the heart wrenching choices some people have to make. Once I had started reading I couldn't put it down… be warned tissues will definitely be required.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Wow loved this book, it just blew me away. An emotional rollercoaster… I can't recommend this book enough.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘OMG! I had to take a break after finishing this book!!… I had two mini Niagara Falls flowing down my face… It made me smile, it made me cry… One of the best books in this category that I have ever read… I have found 'my' queen of the waterworks.&’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐&‘Freakin fantabulous!!..…
By Ben Brooks. 2020
'AN INDISPENSABLE USER'S GUIDE TO ADOLESCENTS.. THE MOST REASSURING THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT IT'S SO GOOD' Daily Mail'EVERY…PARENT SHOULD READ THIS BOOK' Clover Stroud'A MUST-READ FOR THOSE WITH TEENAGE KIDS' Candice Brathwaite------------A GUIDE TO TEENAGERS FROM THIS CENTURY - FOR PARENTS FROM THE LAST CENTURYWritten from a teenager's perspective, this is a unique field guide for parents about the secret lives of 21st century adolescents - from mental health to self-harm, from drugs to sexting - and how you can help them and yourself through these turbulent years without losing their trust.Things They Don't Want You To Know is a look at modern life through the eyes of a teenager, by someone who recently graduated from that club. Along the way, Brooks takes readers on a tour of the websites that most parenting manuals would rather pretend don't exist. Yet this is the stuff your kids are all over, on a daily basis. There is porn, there are hallucinogens, there is cyberbullying and suicidal ideation. Brooks' point is that to remain completely unaware of their existence can mean that as a parent, you end up getting blindsided. And being blindsided means you won't know what to say and how to say it when things go wrong.You'll be surprised, shocked but you'll also be reassured. This book will help you to understand and support your kids. They won't thank you, but they might hate you less.
By Jude Morrow. 2020
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a poignant and honest memoir detailing Jude Morrow&’s journey to parenthood, and how…his autism profoundly affected that journey, for both better and worse, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum.I knew that Jupiter has seventy-nine known moons and where the swimming pool was located on the Titanic, yet I didn&’t know how to connect with this beautiful child who called me &“Daddy.&” Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a candid view of life and love through the eyes of an autistic adult—who went from being a nonverbal and aggressive child to a hard working and responsible father to a non-autistic son. Growing up autistic, Jude Morrow faced immense challenges and marginalization, but he was able to successfully—though not without difficulty—finish university and transition into a successful career and eventually parenthood. Those with autism can have difficulty understanding the world around them and can find it hard to find their voice, but in this poignant and honest memoir, Jude defiantly uses his found voice to break down the misconceptions and societal beliefs surrounding autism, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. Jude views his autism as a gift to be shared, not a burden to be pitied, and as he demonstrates through his honest recollections and observations, autistic people&’s lives can be every bit as happy and fulfilling as those not on the spectrum.
&“To Raise a Boy is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking view of the world that we have created for boys,…and a call for change.&” —Peg Tyre, author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys &“A stunning work of investigative journalism that looks at the systems and structures that have failed our boys.&” —Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her A journalist&’s searing investigation into how we teach boys to be men—and how we can do better.How will I raise my son to be different? This question gripped Washington Post investigative reporter Emma Brown, who was at home nursing her six-week-old son when the #MeToo movement erupted. In search of an answer, Brown traveled around the country, through towns urban and rural, affluent and distressed. In the course of her reporting, she interviewed hundreds of people—educators, parents, coaches, researchers, men, and boys—to understand the challenges boys face and how to address them. What Brown uncovered was shocking: 23 percent of boys believe men should use violence to get respect; 22 percent of an incoming college freshman class said they had already committed sexual violence; 58 percent of young adults said they&’ve never had a conversation with their parents about respect and care in sexual relationships. Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide. Nearly 4 million men experience sexual violence each year. From the reporter who brought Dr. Christine Blasey Ford&’s story to light, To Raise a Boy combines assiduous reporting, cutting-edge scientific research, and boys&’ powerful testimonials to expose the crisis in young men&’s emotional and physical health. Emma Brown connects the dots between educators, researchers, policy makers, and mental health professionals in this tour de force that upends everything we thought we knew about boys. Johns Hopkins chair of the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Robert Blum says, &“The story of boys has yet to be told, and I think it&’s a really important story.&” Urgent and revelatory, To Raise a Boy begins to tell that story.
Baby food finally goes plant-based in this cookbook featuring 300 easy, delicious recipes that any parent can make to ensure…their babies and toddlers get all the nutrients they need…without any of the ingredients they don&’t.Every parent wants to make sure their baby is eating the freshest, healthiest food possible, whether their baby is eating mashes and purees or simple finger foods. The Big Book of Plant-Based Baby Food makes preparing baby food easier than ever with these 300 simple, plant-forward recipes that give your children the nutrients they need, all while being delicious to eat! Focused entirely on whole, natural foods from plant-based sources, this book includes recipes like: -Basic baby-approved purees that feature a wide range of fruits and veggies, from the simplest applesauce to a tasty garden vegetable and lentil mash -Functional snacks like teething biscuits for babies to chew or homemade puffed treats that toddlers will love to pick up for improved motor skills -And finger foods that sound so delicious you&’ll want to try them yourself, like sweet potato fries, strawberry raspberry muffins, and whole wheat mac &‘n&’ cheese These easy, appetizing recipes will ensure that your kids are getting all the nutrients they need with ingredients you love!
Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans
By Michaeleen Doucleff. 2021
The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from…them? When Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff becomes a mother, she examines the studies behind modern parenting guidance and finds the evidence frustratingly limited and the conclusions often ineffective. Curious to learn about more effective parenting approaches, she visits a Maya village in the Yucatán Peninsula. There she encounters moms and dads who parent in a totally different way than we do—and raise extraordinarily kind, generous, and helpful children without yelling, nagging, or issuing timeouts. What else, Doucleff wonders, are Western parents missing out on? In Hunt, Gather, Parent, Doucleff sets out with her three-year-old daughter in tow to learn and practice parenting strategies from families in three of the world&’s most venerable communities: Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. She sees that these cultures don&’t have the same problems with children that Western parents do. Most strikingly, parents build a relationship with young children that is vastly different from the one many Western parents develop—it&’s built on cooperation instead of control, trust instead of fear, and personalized needs instead of standardized development milestones. Maya parents are masters at raising cooperative children. Without resorting to bribes, threats, or chore charts, Maya parents rear loyal helpers by including kids in household tasks from the time they can walk. Inuit parents have developed a remarkably effective approach for teaching children emotional intelligence. When kids cry, hit, or act out, Inuit parents respond with a calm, gentle demeanor that teaches children how to settle themselves down and think before acting. Hadzabe parents are world experts on raising confident, self-driven kids with a simple tool that protects children from stress and anxiety, so common now among American kids. Not only does Doucleff live with families and observe their techniques firsthand, she also applies them with her own daughter, with striking results. She learns to discipline without yelling. She talks to psychologists, neuroscientists, anthropologists, and sociologists and explains how these strategies can impact children&’s mental health and development. Filled with practical takeaways that parents can implement immediately, Hunt, Gather, Parent helps us rethink the ways we relate to our children, and reveals a universal parenting paradigm adapted for American families.
By Janice Johnson Dias. 2021
An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future—from…the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of 1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS.&“A stunning and pathbreaking how-to guide and memoir for every mom, dad, or caregiver who believes in rearing children to be healthy individuals and caring citizens.&”—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness Renowned sociologist Dr. Janice Johnson Dias has devoted her life to nurturing and training girls to become change-makers—whether through her investment in her daughter Marley&’s humanitarian projects or through her work with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation&’s &“SuperCamp.&” In these unprecedented times, her work has never been more urgent, as parents find themselves asking: How do we teach our children to change the world? Dr. Johnson Dias knows that self-realized girls are created through intentional parenting. And so she asks parents to make deliberate choices—from babyhood through adolescence—that will give their girls the resources and foundation to take hold of their own futures and to create sustainable social change. Unlike other parenting experts, Dr. Johnson Dias doesn&’t urge parents to focus solely on their children. Instead, she tasks them with a personal challenge: to find their own joy. Just as Dr. Johnson Dias brings her own jubilant passion to parenting, mentoring, and teaching, she inspires caregivers to do the same. Using cutting-edge research and Dr. Johnson Dias&’s own experiences, Parent Like It Matters offers information and strategies for making discussions of racism and sexism a daily practice, identifying heroes and mentors, educating yourselves together, and uncovering your girl&’s passions and what issues drive her the most. Parenting is enormous work; it can be as overwhelming as it is fulfilling. Within the pages of Parent Like It Matters, parents will find the invaluable tools they need to raise resilient, optimistic girls who determine for themselves what their world will look like.
By Joshua Coleman. 2020
A guide for parents whose adult children have cut off contact that reveals the hidden logic of estrangement, explores its…cultural causes, and offers practical advice for parents trying to reestablish contact with their adult children.&“Finally, here&’s a hopeful, comprehensive, and compassionate guide to navigating one of the most painful experiences for parents and their adult children alike.&”—Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to SomeoneLabeled a silent epidemic by a growing number of therapists and researchers, estrangement is one of the most disorienting and painful experiences of a parent's life. Popular opinion typically tells a one-sided story of parents who got what they deserved or overly entitled adult children who wrongly blame their parents. However, the reasons for estrangement are far more complex and varied. As a result of rising rates of individualism, an increasing cultural emphasis on happiness, growing economic insecurity, and a historically recent perception that parents are obstacles to personal growth, many parents find themselves forever shut out of the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. As a trusted psychologist whose own daughter cut off contact for several years and eventually reconciled, Dr. Joshua Coleman is uniquely qualified to guide parents in navigating these fraught interactions. He helps to alleviate the ongoing feelings of shame, hurt, guilt, and sorrow that commonly attend these dynamics. By placing estrangement into a cultural context, Dr. Coleman helps parents better understand the mindset of their adult children and teaches them how to implement the strategies for reconciliation and healing that he has seen work in his forty years of practice. Rules of Estrangement gives parents the language and the emotional tools to engage in meaningful conversation with their child, the framework to cultivate a healthy relationship moving forward, and the ability to move on if reconciliation is no longer possible.While estrangement is a complex and tender topic, Dr. Coleman's insightful approach is based on empathy and understanding for both the parent and the adult child.
By Michele Borba. 2021
The bestselling author of UnSelfie explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors…of success in the 21st century -- and offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future.Michele Borba has been a teacher, educational consultant, and parent for 40 years -- and she's never been more worried than she is about this current generation of kids. The high-achieving students she talks with every day are more accomplished, better educated, and more privileged than ever before. They're also more stressed, unhappier, and struggling with anxiety, depression, and burnout at younger and younger ages -- "we're like pretty packages with nothing inside," said one young teen. Thrivers are different: they flourish in our fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Why? Dr. Borba combed scientific studies on resilience, spoke to dozens of researchers/experts in the field and interviewed more than 100 young people from all walks of life, and she found something surprising: the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down not to grades or test scores, but to seven character traits that set Thrivers apart (and set them up for happiness and greater accomplishment later in life). These traits--confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism--will allow kids to roll with the punches and succeed in life. And the even better news: these traits can be taught to children at any age...in fact, parents and educations must do so. In Thrivers, Dr. Borba offers practical, actionable ways to develop these traits in children from preschool through high school, showing how to teach kids how to cope today so they can thrive tomorrow.
By Karissa Stelma. 2021
Infertility affects about 15 percent of couples globally, yet somehow infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are taboo subjects, often…hidden and un-talked about. 1000 Needles: How to Increase Your Odds and Take Control of Your IVF Journey removes the stigma with a touch of sass and an unapologetically honest voice, exploring one couple&’s IVF challenges and discoveries in order to normalize the infertility conversation. This guidebook: addresses the medical and personal sides of the fertility coin,suggests research-backed lifestyle changes to boost your odds of success,sifts through drug and treatment options,dispels myths, breaks taboos, and more! Most importantly, 1000 Needles offers that elusive kernel of hope, whether you are just beginning IVF or nearing its desperate end. The combination of meticulous research and personal experience that resulted in a successful pregnancy and birth for the author provides a solid cheat sheet of what to expect as you traverse your own IVF journey.
The personally harrowing and medically enthralling story of a family's struggle to save a child from a deadly immune deficiency.A…journey through the deepest valleys and highest peaks of parenting. When a two-month-old baby falls ill, his apparently ordinary symptoms turn out to signal a rare and lethal immune deficiency. For parents Miguel Sancho and Felicia Morton, the discovery that their son, Sebastian, has chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) upends their lives and leaves the family with few options, all of them terrifying. With Sebastian at constant risk of deadly infection, they spend the next six years in some degree of self-quarantine, with all its attendant anxieties and stressors, as they struggle to keep their son alive, their marriage intact, and themselves sane.The quest for a cure leads them into the alternate universe of the rare-disease community, and to the cutting edge of modern medicine, as their personal crises send them fumbling through various modalities of self-help, including faith, therapy, and meditation. With brutal honesty, Sancho describes how his struggles derail his career, put his marriage on life support, get his family evicted from a Ronald McDonald House, and ruin a Make-A-Wish trip.Sancho's riveting tale of the diagnosis and treatment of his son's illness takes us deep inside the workings of the immune system, and into the radically innovative treatment used to repair it. Ultimately Sebastian is saved with a stem cell transplant using discarded umbilical cord blood, a groundbreaking technique pioneered and practiced by the medical wizards at Duke University Hospital.Deeply researched and darkly humorous, this is a wrenching tale with a triumphant ending.
The three mothers: How the mothers of martin luther king, jr., malcolm x, and james baldwin shaped a nation
By Anna Malaika Tubbs. 2021
This program is read by the author. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son…Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers , scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes. Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little were all born at the beginning of the 20th century and forced to contend with the prejudices of Jim Crow as Black women. These three extraordinary women passed their knowledge to their children with the hope of helping them to survive in a society that would deny their humanity from the very beginning—from Louise teaching her children about their activist roots, to Berdis encouraging James to express himself through writing, to Alberta basing all of her lessons in faith and social justice. These women used their strength and motherhood to push their children toward greatness, all with a conviction that every human being deserves dignity and respect despite the rampant discrimination they faced. These three mothers taught resistance and a fundamental belief in the worth of Black people to their sons, even when these beliefs flew in the face of America's racist practices and led to ramifications for all three families' safety. The fight for equal justice and dignity came above all else for the three mothers. These women, their similarities and differences, as individuals and as mothers, represent a piece of history left untold and a celebration of Black motherhood long overdue. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books " The Three Mothers is a fascinating exploration into the lives of three women ignored by history after raising sons who helped shape a movement. By tracing the intellectual, political, and emotional strands of each woman's life, Anna Malaika Tubbs uncovers hidden complexities within black motherhood that illuminate our understanding of the past while also shedding light on the overlooked contributions of black women today. An eye-opening, engrossing read!"—Brit Bennet, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Half and The Mothers "Anna's connection to these women is palpable on the page — as both a mother and a scholar of the impact Black motherhood has had on America. Through Anna's writing, Berdis, Alberta, and Louise's stories sing. Theirs is a history forgotten that begs to be told, and Anna tells it brilliantly."— Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning
By David Caren. 2012
New updated edition. Congratulations, you’re having a baby. Yes, that’s right, you’re expecting too! David Caren delivers a long ‘overdue’…practical, straight-talking pregnancy guide for Irish expectant dads – all from a dad’s perspective. Combining real-life experiences from a fraternity of Irish fathers, tried-and-tested tips and expert views, with highlights including: Testing, Testing: Scans and Checks What’s Up, Doc? Monitoring Mum Prams, Trams & Automobiles: Choosing the Right Wheels Lights, Camera (Maybe?), ACTION: The Delivery Gone with the Sleep: Surviving Sleep Deprivation Accessible, entertaining, reassuring – everything an expectant and new dad needs to know! Fully reviewed and updated.