In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061690295

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2189

They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms. These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging. Now Dr. Laura, building on principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides a wealth of advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they navigate the wonders and struggles of being stay-at-home moms. Learn how: to hold your head high and deal with naysayers; to see the benefits of being home not only for your children but also for your marriage; to understand the changes you see in yourself; to realize that the sacrifices you endure now will make for lasting bonds and a stronger family, in addition to a more cohesive community. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.
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In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061867667

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 9427

In In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms, internationally syndicated radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger celebrates these essentially important yet overlooked women. The author of eleven New York Times bestsellers—including Stop Whining, Start Living and The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage—and #1 female radio talk show host in the country, Dr. Laura offers support, guidance, and words of inspiration and wisdom to the more than 6.8 million full-time stay-at-home mothers nationwide.
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In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061720119

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 499

They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms. These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging. Now Dr. Laura, building on principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides a wealth of advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they navigate the wonders and struggles of being stay-at-home moms. Learn how: to hold your head high and deal with naysayers; to see the benefits of being home not only for your children but also for your marriage; to understand the changes you see in yourself; to realize that the sacrifices you endure now will make for lasting bonds and a stronger family, in addition to a more cohesive community. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.
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Flex Mom

The Secrets of Happy Stay-at-Home Moms

Author: Sara Blanchard

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683505603

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 8976

Motherhood doesn’t have to mean losing yourself... Most moms are grateful they make the choice to be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), but after a couple of years, they may feel like they’re losing their mind. The alternative is going back to work, but that doesn’t seem right either. Flex mom is for mothers who want a third model of motherhood, somewhere between stay-at-home mom and working mom. This third way is to be the primary caregiver for their children while deliberately creating a path that fuels their passions – leaving them fulfilled and confident. Described as a melting pot of positive psychology and coaching, with the humor and honesty of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Flex Mom helps moms make the fleeting childrearing years their best yet.
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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061796743

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 9183

In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage. Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship. Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the incredible power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura shows you—with real-life examples and real-life solutions—how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life. Dr. Laura's simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279911

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

View: 8282

Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.
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Domestically Challenged

A Working Mom's Survival Guide to Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

Author: Alana Morales

Publisher: Wyatt-Mackenzie Pub

ISBN: 9781932279702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 6469

When you decided to stay at home, you probably thought about the quality time you'd spend with your kids and the wonderful meals you would cook. Maybe you even thought you would do some decorating or take up yoga. Later you realized things would be different. Your house is messier. You still have days where the kids drive you crazy. And then you wonder - what did I get myself into? Relax. Domestically Challenged can help. Written as a humorous guidebook, this book will show new stay at home moms how to: . Keep the kids entertained without hiring a circus . Find ways to keep up with housework, short of hiring a housekeeper (though we'd like to!) . Deal with the emotional aspects of her new job (including boredom and every mom's favorite - guilt) . And do such outlandish things such as finding time for herself.
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Power of a Positive Woman

Author: Karol Ladd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451604689

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 6991

This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Do you want to be a positive woman of powerful influence? Do you want to make a lasting impression on the lives of the people around you? You can become a positive woman—no matter where you find yourself right now—simply by choosing to allow God's power and strength to pour through you. This life-changing book explores seven principles that can help you become a powerful force in your family, your church, your community, and your world. Through biblical teaching, inspirational quotes, and true stories of women just like you, you will learn to incorporate your life as you have a powerful impact on those around you. Every woman—including you—has the potential to become a positive, powerful influence in her world. Never underestimate the power of a positive woman. That woman can be you!
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From Boardroom to Baby

A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-At-Home Moms

Author: Kristin Helms

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632651254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9373

From Boardroom to Baby provides emotional encouragement and practical guidance for career women who are opting out of the workforce to stay home with their children. A recent Gallup poll concluded that stay-at-home moms were significantly less likely than working moms to consider their lives "thriving" and experienced higher rates of depression. Even so, millions of mothers are choosing to put their careers on hold and stay home with their children. From Boardroom to Baby shatters the stereotypes associated with "staying home" and empowers new moms to blaze their own unique paths through motherhood and beyond. Along with a thoughtful map and modern-day tools to help moms carve out meaning and purpose in their new roles, From Boardroom to Baby offers: Heartfelt stories of the author's own journey from a Fortune 500 company to life on the home front. Mindful exercises that prompt soul searching and self-discovery. Expert advice from a mental health counselor. Meaningful affirmations that promote grace and strength throughout motherhood.
Posted in Business & Economics

Mommy Wars

Stay-at-home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families

Author: Leslie Morgan Steiner

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812974484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 3343

A candid and thought-provoking collection of twenty-six essays by both working and stay-at-home mothers of all ages and geographical locations explores the complex issues involved in how women balance their personal and professional lives, with contributions by Jane Smiley, Terri Minsky, Susan Cheever, and others. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Posted in Business & Economics

Being There

Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters

Author: Erica Komisar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109294

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 271

View: 8162

In this important and conversation-starting book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar offers a provocative and compelling premise- a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. aWhen that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. a Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, the book explains- - How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home - How to select and train quality childcare if necessary--and how to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler - What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and how to combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom - Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years
Posted in FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Home-alone America

The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes

Author: Mary Eberstadt

Publisher: Obeikan Bookshop

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

View: 6120

Argues that divorce rates, career-oriented families, and unhealthy parenting practices are contributing to such childhood problems as obesity and mental illness, and calls for more active parent participation in child care.
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Living a Rich Life As a Stay-At-Home Mom

How to Build a Secure Financial Foundation for You and Your Children

Author: Anita Fowler,Karen Jensen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508959175

Category:

Page: 170

View: 9913

With the rising costs of living, stretching the paycheck seems to be getting harder and harder. "Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom," outlines clear, simple, and effective strategies that make financial management easier. Here are just a few of the valuable insights you'll discover: * Maximizing time and income efficiently is important for busy stay-at-home moms. We teach how to save money in a convenient and practical manner. * Debt is extremely binding. If you are in debt, rest assured it is possible for you to get out of it, set aside money in savings, and build a retirement. We'll show you how. * We share many ideas on how to teach your children about money, as well as how to help them build a strong work ethic. * Money can make marriage even more complex than it already is. Some couples have very similar beliefs on money management, but most do not. We discuss some perspectives on how to make money management work in a marriage. * Excellent credit is very important for life-long financial stability. Learn how to improve a less-than-good credit score. * Many families wonder whether they should rent or buy. Before deciding, there are many factors to consider. Our advice may come as a surprise. If you already have a mortgage, you will learn how you can save tens of thousands on the life of your home loan. * Budgeting comes easily for some but is more difficult for others. You will see many ways to budget for different types of marriages, families, and personalities. * We illustrate some simple ways a mom can prepare her family for natural disasters, income loss, and economic depressions. * Do you want or need to make money, yet still desire to be a stay-at-home mom? You will receive access to 32+ interviews with money-making stay-at-home moms. * Do the endless homemade meals, loads of laundry, and hours of cleaning sometimes feel meaningless? We'll show you how important they are and how much they SAVE your family in the long run. You'll also read about: * Why those who give are the richest of ALL. * WHERE TO INVEST. * If becoming a stay-at-home mom is financially possible for a dual-income family. * Ideas on how to combat rising health insurance premiums * Food-saving tips for the 'Anti-Couponer,' 'Efficient-Couponer,' and 'Wholesale Shopper.' Because our children are our greatest priority "Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom" also covers: * Helping your children prepare for college and even pay for it on their own. * Learning a very simple but effective way to teach your children to save and manage money. * Getting rid of the entitlement attitude. Too many young adults suffer today because they believe they are entitled to things without working for them. * Helping your child build an excellent credit score. Implementing principles from this book will help you build a secure financial foundation for you and your children. Purchase your copy and get started on the path to financial security today.
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Primates of Park Avenue

A Memoir

Author: Wednesday Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476762716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2571

"Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"--
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The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

Author: Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

ISBN: 9780061142840

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 222

View: 6629

Argues that couples must recognize the polarity between masculinity and feminity in order to sustain a mutually satisfying marriage, in a guide the draws on examples from the author's call-in radio show.
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Surviving a Shark Attack (On Land)

Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062042231

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 4758

Filled with her trademark no-nonsense voice, and building on the principles developed during her long career as a licensed therapist, Dr. Laura Schlessinger shows readers how to survive enemies—traitors, backstabbers, and saboteurs—at work and at home. As in her previous books, including Bad Childhood–Good Life, Stop Whining, Start Living, and In Praise of Stay at Home Moms (an instant New York Times bestseller), Dr. Laura offers readers the perceptive, common-sense insight they need to live healthier, better lives.
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Leave Me

A Novel

Author: Gayle Forman

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206489

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 800

“This surprising, compassionate story brings to life the secret, guilty fantasy of many overworked moms.” —People “In an enthralling novel reminiscent of Anne Tyler’s Ladder of Years, a woman who recently suffered a heart attack runs away to recover her equilibrium.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, and every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is often the case, once we get where we’re going we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves. With bighearted characters--husbands, wives, friends, and lovers--who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears we’re all running from. Gayle Forman is a dazzling observer of human nature. She has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head on and asks, what happens when a grown woman runs away from home?
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Ketchup Is a Vegetable

And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

Author: Robin O'Bryant

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466857196

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 8993

If you don't have anything nice to say about motherhood, then... read this book. Robin O'Bryant offers a no holds barred look at the day to day life of being a mother to three, running a household and the everyday monotony of parenting. It's not always pretty but it's real. Whether she's stuffing cabbage in her bra... dealing with defiant yet determined daughters... yelling at the F.B.I... or explaining the birds and the bees to her preschooler... you're sure to find dozens of humorous and relatable situations. From the creator of Robin's Chicks, one of the South's most popular blogs on motherhood, misunderstandings and musings, comes a collection of essays that will not only make you laugh and cry, but realize that you're not alone in your journey. Sit back and relax, pour yourself some "mommy juice," throw a fresh diaper on your baby and deadbolt the bedroom door to keep your kids out... because once you start reading you'll be too busy wiping away tears of laughter to wipe anybody's butt.
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The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee

Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children

Author: Wendy Mogel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416593063

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 3630

Provides parents with advice on using Jewish teachings from the Torah and Talmud to overcome struggles with raising children, nurture strengths and uniqueness, and encourage respectfulness towards their parents and others.
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The Essential Stay-At-Home Mom Manual

How to Have a Wondrous Life Amidst Kids and Chaos

Author: Shannon Hyland-Tassava

Publisher: Booktrope Editions

ISBN: 9781935961260

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 5732

Are you a stay-at-home mom who loves at-home motherhood, yet sometimes feels stressed, overwhelmed, and lonely? Do you know that your toddler's leftover fruit snacks plus a giant mug of coffee is not a nutritious lunch, but you're too tired and busy to eat better? Is your last kid-free outing a distant memory? If so, this book is for you. When psychologist Shannon Hyland-Tassava transitioned from full-time working professional to full-time stay-at-home mom, she discovered that the path was far rockier than portrayed in parenting magazines and diaper commercials. Along with the joy of new motherhood came numerous obstacles to good emotional and physical health. In The Essential Stay-at-Home Mom Manual: How to Have a Wondrous Life Amidst Kids and Chaos, Hyland-Tassava applies her expertise as a clinical psychologist to mothers' challenges, combining expert advice with relatable anecdotes, amusing blog excerpts, and wisdom from her own experiences. The result is an indispensable guide that includes both clinical self-help solutions for better emotional and physical health and practical strategies for making at-home motherhood easier and more fun
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