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A friendly, reassuring positive guide for boys as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies…as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from body hair and vocal changes to mood swings and self-esteem, puberty and parenting expert Phil Wilkinson addresses any worries that boys might have relating to what is 'normal'. He reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise, as well as information on how puberty affects girls.Topics covered:What is puberty?Your puberty timelineHow do hormones work?The height and weight raceA deeper voiceSpotty skinHair, hair, everywhereThe art of shavingSweat, smells and personal hygieneChanges down belowMore changes down belowNew feelingsSex explainedMaking babiesKeeping your confidence upMood swingsManaging your feelingsHealthy eatingThe power of exercisePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for girlsGirls have worries, too
By Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus, Juarez Rodrigues. 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJm1VyB9ENQ&feature=youtu.beHusband-and-wife design team Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodrigues set up their hugely popular website eatingfortwocookbook.com when they started interviewing pregnant…women on their strangest cravings.They 'cooked', tasted, rated and photographed each discovery, giving it the look of haute cuisine and a similarly fancy-sounding name. When they posted these creations on their blog, the crowd went wild with reposts and tags. More and more pregnant women submitted their cravings for the 'Vicki and Juarez treatment' and soon media pundits were raving. Pickles and Ice Cream feature 75 almost- never-before-seen recipes, uniquely beautiful (even if their appeal as food might be questionable) photographs of the recipes, along with the stories of the pregnant women who dreamed them up.
By Tony Baker, Allie Kingsley Baker. 2021
A charming illustrated guide to burping, stimulating, and soothing your baby--so you can keep your sanity while helping your infant…find inner peace.The Mama Sutra is an essential parenting handbook to more than forty methods to calm fussiness, encourage bowel movements, and (the holy grail) help everyone get back to sleep. Meet the Lucky Rabbit, the Drunk Monk, the Spraying Mantis, and other time-tested and scientifically proven ways to help your baby feel better, developed with help from experts in the ancient art of holistic healing. Whether your little one is experiencing reflux, colic, constipation, or something you can't quite identify, the simple and fun positions, holds, and massages in this adorable illustrated guide present solutions to soothe them, one beneficial pose at a time. You will become your baby's own enlightened guru.
By Rosamund Dean. 2017
With an easy three-step plan, Mindful Drinking: How To Break Up With Alcohol is here to help the 64% of…Brits who want to drink less, and cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol. You CAN drink less, without giving up!Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing three step guide: The Problem, The Incentive, and The Plan. By following this guide you will be able to experience the benefits of drinking less - drinking less will improve your mood, your skin, your sex-drive and your body as well as reduce stress and anxiety.Whether you are sober-curious, or just want to cut down - Mindful Drinking: How To Break Up With Alcohol shows not only why you should, but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever.What readers have been saying about Mindful Drinking: How to Break Up With Alcohol:'Brilliant book; realistic and creating real positive change''Would highly recommend for anyone who is concerned about the amount they drink, but doesn't want to completely stop.''A brilliantly straightforward and realistic approach to cutting down sensibly.''Really broke a cycle for me of just drinking every weekend.'
It's Never too Late to Sleep Train: The low stress way to high quality sleep for babies, kids and parents
By Dr Craig Canapari. 2019
A revolutionary program that will have everyone - babies, toddler and pre-schoolers - in the house sleeping through the night.When…Dr. Craig Canapari became a father, he realized that even three years of 36-hour hospital shifts didn't prepare him for the extreme sleep deprivation that comes with parenthood. Sleepless nights for kids means sleepless nights for the rest of the family-and a grumpy group around the breakfast table in the morning. In It's Never Too Late to Sleep Train, Canapari harnesses the power of habit to chart a clear and concise path through this crowded, noisy world. The result is a streamlined two-step sleep training plan that focuses on cues and consequences, the two elements that shape all habits and that take on special importance in the case of children. In crisp conversational prose, Dr. Canapari distils years of clinical research and experience to make sleep training refreshingly simple and stress-free. The book is aimed at children between 6 months and early primary school age, who some falsely believe are outside the optimal "window" for sleep training. Dr. Canapari is here to prove that it's never too late. He's on your side in this battle against bedtime, and now parents and children alike can expect a lifetime of healthy sleep.
By Siobhan Miller. 2019
THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOUR BIRTH BETTER. IT IS FOR EVERY WOMAN AND EVERY TYPE OF BIRTH. 'Siobhan manages to…completely demystify hypnobirthing, making it accessible and relevant to all women and all births. This book will be a complete game changer and I will be recommending it to mums-to-be from now on' Sarah Turner, author of The Unmumsy MumExpert hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Positive Birth Company Siobhan Miller has made it her mission to change the way women around the world approach and experience birth. Through her teaching she seeks to educate and empower women - and their birth partners - so that they can enjoy amazing and positive birth experiences, however they choose to bring their babies into the world.In this book, Siobhan debunks common myths about hypnobirthing and explains why she believes it can make every type of birth a better experience - from a water birth at home to an unplanned caesarean in theatre.So, what is hypnobirthing? Essentially, it's a form of antenatal education, an approach to birth that is both evidence-based and logical. Hypnobirthing certainly doesn't involve being hypnotised; instead, it teaches you how your body works on a muscular and hormonal level when in labour and how you can use various relaxation techniques to ensure you are working with your body (rather than against it), making birth more efficient and comfortable.Siobhan's advice and guidance will change your mindset and enable you to navigate your birth with practical tools that ensure you feel calm and in control throughout.By the time you finish this book you'll feel relaxed, capable and genuinely excited about giving birth.
By Genevieve Roberts. 2019
Going Solo is the empowering and uplifting story of one woman's choice to become a single mother. 'I hope this…story gives hope to anyone who wants children and to anyone who finds themselves single. Not to follow this path necessarily, but to remember that there are always many options.'Aged thirty-seven, single and having experienced two miscarriages, Genevieve Roberts found out that her fertility levels were dwlindling. On hearing this news, she made the courageous decision to embark on motherhood solo and eventually became pregnant using a sperm donor.Genevieve describes her initial fear of the prospect of birth without a partner, and the trepidation she felt towards all the responsibility she has taken on. She recounts all the milestones of pregnancy and motherhood that most women share with their partner -- going to NCT classes alone, taking part in birthing workshops with her sister-in-law, her amazement that two people in her pregnancy yoga class are following the same path as her. But ultimately what triumphs is Genevieve's excitement at meeting her daughter. She recalls the first months of parenthood, navigating the love, worry and tiredness of life with a newborn without a partner. She describes the beautiful simplicity of the relationship between herself and her daughter, as she gets to know Astrid without having to consider a partner. Going Solo is for anyone whose life has taken an unexpected twist; for people who are interested in modern families and for those who want to take control of their life and follow their dreams of parenthood. It celebrates the fulfilment that comes from following what makes you happy, and reminds us that beauty may be found when life offers a surprise or a deviation from convention.
By Smriti Prasadam-Halls. 2019
When a new baby is on the way, siblings-to-be have lots of feelings and plenty of questions. But whether they're…impatient, curious or a little worried, this friendly and reassuring guide explains each step of the pregnancy journey and helps little ones feel involved and excited. With a month-by-month approach that compares the size of the growing baby to something familiar to the young reader, such as a speck of sand at the seaside or an egg, readers also find out about how Baby is developing, from when the heart might first beat to when they'll be able to feel it kick. The book also includes information about how life might change once Baby arrives, and how exciting it will be to have a new baby brother or sister.
Who would you be if you felt at peace and had more time and money? An organized life enables you…to have more freedom, less aggravation, better health, and to get more done. For nearly twenty years, Regina Leeds-named Best Organizer by Los Angeles magazine-has helped even the messiest turn their lives around. Anyone can get organized-she’ll prove it to you! One Year to an Organized Life is a unique week-by-week approach that you can begin at any time of year. Regina helps you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Master time management Make your kitchen efficient Permanently organize closets and drawers Deal with your finances Reclaim dumping grounds” like the guest room, garage and basement Declutter the kids’ rooms Organize your travel plans-and the vacation photos and souvenirs Entertain with joy Regina reveals her magic formula for organizing anything, plus her method to stop the chronic cycles of clutter, misplaced items, and lateness. Whether you’re living in chaos or just looking for new ways to simplify, this essential book will help you get the whole household organized-and stay that way.
By Diana Licalzi, Kerry Criss. 2019
For women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding, Drinking for Two provides 45+ delicious, plant-based mocktail recipes carefully…crafted to deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants, and target common pregnancy symptoms, all leading to a healthy pregnancy. • With recipes for flat, bubbly, apres-dinner, and warm comfort drinks, registered dietitians Diana Licalzi and Kerry Criss carefully developed and tested each mocktail to include whole foods and all-natural sweeteners. Quick-to-prepare recipes (including many that are gluten free!) feature plant-based and everyday ingredients that are healthy for mom and baby, accompanied by notes to highlight the benefits of various ingredients with respect to common pregnancy symptoms like nausea and swelling. The book also features other valuable nutrition information to help women modify their diets and stay healthy throughout their pregnancy. • Whether for fun at a party or to put up your feet and relax at home, Drinking for Two has the perfect mocktail recipe. A perfect gift for moms-to-be!Recipes include • No Way Rose • Mocktail Mule • Ging-osa • Virgin Mary • Sour Mock-a-rita • ...and many more
'I love The Baby Feeding Book's no-nonsense, realistic, empowering and compassionate approach. It's a must-have book for all new parents'…Rebecca Schiller, author of The No Guilt Pregnancy PlanFrom breastfeeding and bottle-feeding to giving solids, this is the only book you will need to feed your baby with confidence and without judgement, in the first year. The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic guide into the world of feeding babies and becoming a parent. Packed full of expert information, practical tips and true stories from parents, this book smashes through the myriad of myths and conflicting advice to detail everything any new parent wants to know, in order to help them make their own informed decisions and feed happily and successfully, according to their own goals. Vanessa Christie, international board-certified lactation consultant and mother of three, covers everything from the differences between breast and formula milk, building a confident mindset, being mindful of marketing strategies, boosting emotional wellbeing and understanding why babies behave the way they do. She also navigates the practical sides of feeding, such as how do you find the best breastfeeding position for you? When do you need to sterilise? How do you prevent mastitis? Should you top-up so baby sleeps longer? How do you store breastmilk? How do you choose a bottle? When should you give your baby nuts? And so much more...Sure to be a staple for every new parent, The Baby Feeding Book will be the indispensable and gentle guiding hand you need, whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you.
By Lori Bregman, Gather Round Games. 2021
Mamaste meets Mindfulness Cards in this deck focused around meditation, breathwork, and movement specifically for those expecting.Here is the support…any mama-to-be needs as she preps for the transition to motherhood. With 78 unique cards filled with thoughtful meditations, movement activities, breathwork exercises, and soothing affirmations, this collection of cards supports expectant mothers through pregnancy, birth, and their new motherhood by nurturing their spirit and talking through their fears.Written by renowned doula Lori Bregman and with soothing artwork accompanying each card, this deck offers expert advice on filling all aspects of pregnancy and birth with comfort and confidence. The Doula Deck is a bridge between mindfulness and motherhood, with support you can keep in your pocket, display on your nightstand, or take with you out into the world.• PROFESSIONAL ADVICE: With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Lori Bregman is a source of wisdom in pregnancy and birth. She runs a complete mind-body-spirit support system that helps women throughout fertility, pregnancy, birth, and new motherhood and has built a thriving career based on her passion for supporting more mindful, healthy, happy mothers and women of all kinds. Now she can help you on your own journey to motherhood, wherever you are.• BABY SHOWER GIFT: With its expert advice on mindfulness during an important life moment, this serves as the ideal gift for anyone who is pregnant. With its luxe package and lovely illustrations, this deck of cards is not only insightful and useful but also gorgeous and gift-worthy.• ELEGANT ART: With gorgeous colors and elegant portrayals of the female body throughout pregnancy and motherhood, these cards offer so much more than just a list of exercises. They’re a visual source of comfort and encouragement as well as a helpful tool.• UNIQUE FORMAT: Not everyone has the opportunity to hire a doula, and this deck offers a unique way for moms-to-be to practice self-care and find additional support during the birth experience by simply pulling a card and completing the activity whenever they need to.Perfect for:• Expectant mothers interested in natural living and doula support• Doulas• Baby shower attendees
By Bertha Alvarez Manninen. 2014
In this provocative and accessible book, the author defends a pro-choice perspective but also takes seriously pro-life concerns about the…moral value of the human fetus, questioning whether a fetus is nothing more than "mere tissue." She examines the legal status of the fetus in the recent Personhood Amendments in state legislatures and in Supreme Court decisions and asks whether Roe v. Wade should have focused on the viability of the fetus or on the bodily integrity of the woman. Manninen approaches the abortion controversy through a variety of perspectives and ethical frameworks. She addresses the social circumstances that influence many women's decision to abort and considers whether we believe that there are good and bad reasons to abort. Manninen also looks at the call for post-abortion fetal grieving rituals for women who desire them and the attempt to make room in the pro-choice position for the views of prospective fathers. The author spells out how the two sides demonize each other and proposes ways to find degrees of convergence between the seemingly intractable positions.
By Susan Isaacs Kohl. 2004
A "Best Practices" Book That Parents Will Turn To Again And AgainA kind of Mr. Rogers for parents of children…of any age who hope to find relief and words of encouragement in the roller coaster of parenting.Parents are doing a better job than they think they are. Author Susan Kohl has been a parent watcher for more than 30 years, and she knows what parents do well. Whether you are experiencing the first steps of motherhood or fatherhood or simply looking for wise words in your child-rearing adventures, you’ll find tips on how to raise your child the best way possible.Channel your child’s energy. Kohl uses her personal experiences and includes relevant statistics, psychological truths, and proven strategies to construct positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. The Best Things Parents Do is divided into four simple yet powerful chapters:The Best Attitudes Parents HoldThe Best Things Parents DoThe Best Things Parents Do for ThemselvesThe Best Things Parents Do for Each OtherLearn the best parenting styles for raising your little ones successfully.If you enjoyed parenting books like The Danish Way of Parenting, Parenting from the Inside Out, or Simplicity Parenting, then you’ll love The Best Things Parents Do.
By Aleks Jassem, Nikita Stanley. 2020
If you want to get your mind and your money right in a mansplaining-free environment, the Rebel Mamas are here…to help Get Your $hit Together is the antidote to all those boring financial planning books you don’t want to read. With honesty, humour and genuine encouragement, the Rebel Mamas teach you how to make smart decisions about your money (or lack thereof), stay sane and become empowered. With hot tips (and pics), quizzes, sensible tactics and clear advice, the Rebel Mamas will help youlearn how to broach money convos with your partneruntangle wills, guardianship and other morbid subjectnavigate the world of parental leavefigure out if, when and how to go back to workchoose childcare optionsditch debt and spend more mindfullyunderstand investment strategies and create generational wealth And more—because the only thing better than self-care is economic freedom, baby!
This ground-breaking book challenges us to re-think ourselves as techno-sapiens—a new species we are creating as we continually co-evolve ourselves…with our technologies. While some of its chapters are imaginary, they are all empirically grounded in ethnography and richly theorized from diverse disciplines. The authors go far beyond a techno-optimism vs. techno-pessimism stance, stretching our thinking about birthing techno-sapiens to consider not only how our cyborgian reproductive lives are constrained and/or enabled by technology but are also about emotions and spirit. The world of reproductive health care and particularly that of genetic engineering is developing exponentially, and current challenges are vastly different from those of a decade ago. The book is provocative, intended to generate debate, ideas, and future research and to influence ethical policy and practice in human techno-reproduction. It will be of interest across the social sciences and humanities, for reproductive scholars, bioethicists, techno-scientists, and those involved in the development and delivery of maternity services.
A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Our Changing Bodies Kids ask a lot of questions (and that's an understatement). Sometimes…the answers are easy for parents to come up with . . . and sometimes they're a little more complicated. That's what this book is for! When Boys and Girls Become Men and Women should accompany children (and their parents) on the long road to adulthood and allows both groups to explore this new territory together, step by step. Everyone looks different, and everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, interests and passions, but our bodies go through similar processes, no matter how similar or different we may look or act. When Boys and Girls Become Men and Women is perfect for those who are curious about their own bodies, as well as their peers', and for grade-schoolers and preteens who want to know more about everything from puberty to pregnancy. Chapters include: What Girls Want to Know About BoysWhat Boys Want to Know About GirlsGirls and Boys Grow UpGood Personal HygieneLove—and What It EntailsWhat Happens During Sexual IntercourseSex, Pregnancy, and ContraceptionEven Healthy People Should Go to the DoctorPregnancy—From a Cell to a Whole PersonA Baby Enters the World Jörg Müller and Dagmar Geisler's When Boys and Girls Become Men and Women is the perfect introduction to sexual education for elementary school and middle school students, as well as young adults.
Trying to get pregnant? You&’ll want this book in your arsenal! Joining the ranks with pregnancy experts such as Heidi…Murkoff, Dr. Avena is back and here to help. Making a healthy baby begins with healthy ingredients. Learn how to hack your diet to increase fertility—getting your body into the best baby-making shape—in only four weeks! The latest research reveals that by optimizing nutrition, you can boost your chances of conceiving and having a safe, healthy pregnancy and baby. But with so much information out there, how can you make sure you&’re getting the nutrients you need to maximize fertility and avoiding the seemingly healthy foods that could be interfering with fertility? In this comprehensive guide, diet and nutrition expert and research neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Avena offers revolutionary science-based advice for women and men who are either thinking about having a baby, already trying, or dealing with fertility issues. Dr. Avena pares down the research so that you can apply the new science to your real life, including valuable information such as: *What nutrients are specifically tied to fertility and pregnancy, how much of each you need, why you need it, and which food sources are best *Which plant-based protein sources promote pregnancy without disrupting hormone levels *Why men&’s fertility is just as important as women&’s, and which foods can increase sperm motility and health *How to add pregnancy-friendly fats to your diet *The truth about the link between body weight and fertility . . . and much more, including a 4-week plan to get you started on the path to parenthood. A psychologist and mother herself, Dr. Avena also offers practical advice, as well as 40 delicious, simple recipes that you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle to create the best environment for your baby-to-be—one that will positively impact the whole family, all while feeling better than you&’ve ever felt.
By Patricia Stuart-Macadam. 1995
Breastfeeding is a biocultural phenomenon: not only is it a biological process, but it is also a culturally determined behavior.…As such, it has important implications for understanding the past, present, and future condition of our species. In general, scholars have emphasized either the biological or the cultural aspects of breastfeeding, but not both. As biological anthropologists the editors of this volume feel that an evolutionary approach combining both aspects is essential. One of the goals of their book is to incorporate data from diverse fields to present a more holistic view of breastfeeding, through the inclusion of research from a number of different disciplines, including biological and social/cultural anthropology, nutrition, and medicine. The resulting book, presenting the complexity of the issues surrounding very basic decisions about infant nutrition, will fill a void in the existing literature on breastfeeding.
By Danielle Claro, Adrienne L. Simone, Jaqueline Worth. 2020
Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know-and…what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In The New Rules of Pregnancy, two leading OB-GYNs guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-to-digest, compassionate, and motivating way. Instead of a detailed week-by-week look at your baby's development, it's all about you and how to help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. It assumes an intelligent, busy listener (who, somewhere inside, is shouting, "Just tell me what to do!"). Every aspect of pregnant life is covered-from the practical details (how to fly pregnant) to the complex issues ("What makes it postpartum depression?"). The book also covers that critical "fourth trimester"-"Nursing" and "How to Feel Like Yourself Again"-because once the baby is born, self-care typically goes out the window, and you really need someone to have your back. Its strong point of view and expertise come from gynecologist Adrienne Simone and obstetrician Jaqueline Worth-two renowned New York doctors dedicated to bringing patients the safest, calmest, least invasive pregnancies possible. The book's voice-motivating, supportive, real-comes from Danielle Claro, coauthor of The New Health Rules