The Girlfriend's Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Wise and Witty Advice on Everything from Coping with Postpartum Mood Swings to Salvaging Your Sex Life to Fitting Into that Favorite Pair of Jeans

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399523304

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8977

Describes a new mother's physical and emotional changes
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Wise and Witty Advice on Everything from Coping With Postpartum Mood Swings to Salvaging Your Sex Life to Fitting Into That Favorite Pair of Jeans

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439558362

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 2630

Describes a new mother's physical and emotional changes
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Wise and Witty Advice on Everything from Coping with Postpartum Moodswings to Salvaging Your Sex Life to Fitting into That Favorite Pair of Jeans

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221198

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 6362

When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on... "Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug? "Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby "I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't "The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds "Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother "Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674027

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 9559

With a combined total of over 300,000 Girlfriends' Guides in print, Vicki Iovine offers the kind of tongue-in-cheek humor and straight-from-the-hip advice that has made her one of today's most popular authorities on child rearing. Now she takes the next step in the Girlfriends series by helping mothers deal with that mysterious, baffling, often adorable and frequently alarming being their baby has become--a toddler.
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 584

The practical, comforting, honest, and hilarious bestseller for moms-to-be, with more than one and a half million copies in print! Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real skinny when you’re pregnant? Your girlfriends, of course—at least, the ones who’ve been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine talks to you the way only a best friend can—in the book that will go the whole nine months for every mother-to-be. In this revised and updated edition, get the lowdown on all those little things that are too strange or embarrassing to ask, practical tips, and hilarious takes on everything pregnant. What really happens to your body—from morning sickness and gas to eating everything in sight—and what it’s like to go from being a babe to having one. The Many Moods of Pregnancy—why you’re so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (or at least more than usual). Staying Stylish—You may be pregnant, but you can still be the fashionista you’ve always been (or at least you don’t have to look like a walking beachball)—wearing the hippest designers and proudly showing off your bump. Pregnancy is Down To a Science—from in vitro fertilization to scheduled c-sections, there are so many options, alternatives, and scientific tests to take that being pregnant can be downright confusing! And much more! For a reassuring voice or just a few good belly laughs, turn to this straight-talking guide on what to really expect when you’re expecting.
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The Girlfriend's Guide to Getting Your Groove Back

Loving Your Family Without Losing Your Mind

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399526305

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

View: 3242

Provides advice for mothers whose children are past the toddler stage and finally have some free time but don't remember what to do with it, with anecdotes from other mothers in similar situations.
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Parties and Playdates

Conquer the Chaos-- and Have Some Fun While You're at It!

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Perigee Books

ISBN: 9780399528460

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 1836

Provides entertaining suggestions for both at-home parties and off-premises playdates, with game and craft ideas, affordable and healthy alternatives to goody bags, age-specific activities and gifts, and other helpful advice.
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The Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear

What to Buy, What to Borrow, and What to Blow Off!

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528453

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 262

View: 815

A practical guide for new mothers explains how to get infant supplies without breaking the bank, offering tips on wardrobe for mother and child, stocking the nursery, the best brand name merchandise, and crib and car seat essentials.
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The Sh!t No One Tells You

A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

Author: Dawn Dais

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580054846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 5387

A humorous guide for new mothers on caring for infants offers advice on the unpleasant aspects of parenting, including birthing without drugs, handling the volumes of waste babies create, and dealing with sleep deprivation.
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How It Feels When a Parent Dies

Author: Jill Krementz

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307820300

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 1286

18 children from age 7 - 17, speak openly of their experiences and feelings. As they speak we see them in photos with their surviving parent and with other family members, in the midst of their everyday lives.
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When the Belly Button Pops, the Baby's Done

A Month-by-Month Guide to Surviving (and Loving) Your Pregnancy

Author: Lorilee Craker

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307564894

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 4783

“This is your brain…This is your brain on progesterone!” Have the hormones of pregnancy pushed you slightly over the edge? Here’s permission to give in and have a few belly laughs as a mother of two and a panel of experienced moms revel in the humorous side of pregnancy. This warm and funny month-by-month guide contains serious wisdom for pregnant moms looking to have a joyful pregnancy. Reassuring and helpful for both body and soul, Lorilee and her Pregnant Pals address the whole mother–as only good friends can–with sidebars, checklists, quotables, and down-to-earth help such as: ·Tips on conquering nausea, narcolepsy, and general nuttiness ·How to panic-proof your pregnancy ·Good food and good exercise for great pregnant bods ·Chic, no-tents-allowed fashion tips ·Survival strategies for labor day Serving up spiritual encouragement for the whole nine months, this is the essential pregnancy book for Christian moms! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood

Author: Jane Buckingham

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061748242

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 1988

From the author of the bestselling The Modern Girl's Guide to Life comes a must-have book for the young mom, including best-kept secrets, practical advice, and multiple solutions for problems from birth to age four Just when you thought you could cook (hey, one meal counts), clean (if the queen was coming), and seduce a man (well, long enough to get married), life throws you a curveball that makes all of your previous ineptitudes in life pale in comparison. With the appearance of one little extra line on a pregnancy test, you're thrown into a world of covering up leaks on shirts and taking a pacifier away from a two-year-old who has the grip of a pit bull. In this funny, smart, and honest book, Jane Buckingham cuts through the clutter to give you simple information and practical advice for navigating the different stages of motherhood. From how to get your child to sleep and how to wean, to how to get him off the pacifier and how to stop his tantrums, this book will help moms feel in the know and in control! Some of Buckingham's favorite tips: If your baby has a hard time feeding because of a stuffy nose, turn on the shower to steam up the bathroom and feed her there. Put your children's paints in an empty egg carton -- it's the perfect size, and there's no mess to clean up when you're done. Use an old raincoat with the arms cut off as a smock. You should buy a new car seat, rather than borrowing a friend's old car seat, as there are constant safety upgrades. Also, be sure you are the person registered to that car seat (send in that registration card!) so that you'll be notified in case of a recall. Keep the three-day rule in mind: Almost any bad habit can be broken in three days. Granted, they may be tough, torturous days, but you can do it! The Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood helps modern moms do it all with love, style, and flair!
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The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy

Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Author: Vicki Iovine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747533252

Category: Pregnancy

Page: 248

View: 7408

Your doctor gives you medical advice. Your mother buys you baby clothes. But who can give you the real story when you're pregnant? Your best friends of course - at least the ones who've been through the exhilaration and exhaustion, the agony and ecstasy of pregnancy. Now, four-time delivery-room veteran Vicki Iovine helps you through the next nine months the way only a best friend can. Here is straight talk about those little things that are too embarrassing to ask about, practical tips and hilarious tales on anything pregnant. From learning that you're expecting ('Oh my God, how do I get out of this?') to the day your newborn arrives ('You mean I have to take it home with me?'), Iovine gives you the low-down on: What really happens to your body - from morning sickness and wind to eating everything in sight; what to expect when going from being a babe to having one Common fears and paranoia - from turning into your mother to leaving the baby on the car roof The many moods of pregnancy - or why you're so irritable/distracted/tired/lightheaded (well, more than you usually are) The pregnancy experts - from your mum to his mum, they think they know everything and they don't hesitate to tell you what you are doing wrong How to have sex during pregnancy, should you so desire - bearing in mind you'll have no interest afterwards Looking and feeling your best - cautionary style tips from your best friend, who really would tell you if your perky new-mum haircut makes you look like a pinhead whale
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Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781570613814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

View: 2945

Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.
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Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies

Author: Sharon Perkins,Stefan Korn,Scott Lancaster,Eric Mooij

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119275792

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 480

View: 5898

Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dad hood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. --Publisher.
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Confessions of a Scary Mommy

An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary

Author: Jill Smokler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 8763

Sometimes I just let my children fall asleep in front of the TV. In a culture that idealizes motherhood, it’s scary to confess that, in your house, being a mother is beautiful and dirty and joyful and frustrating all at once. Admitting that it’s not easy doesn’t make you a bad mom; at least, it shouldn’t. If I can’t survive my daughter as a toddler, how the hell am I going to get through the teenage years? When Jill Smokler was first home with her small children, she thought her blog would be something to keep friends and family updated. To her surprise, she hit a chord in the hearts of mothers everywhere. I end up doing my son’s homework. It’s wrong, but so much easier. Total strangers were contributing their views on that strange reality called motherhood. As other women shared their stories, Jill realized she wasn’t alone in her feelings of exhaustion and imperfection. My eighteen month old still can’t say “Mommy” but used the word “shit” in perfect context. But she sensed her readers were still holding back, so decided to start an anonymous confessional, a place where real moms could leave their most honest thoughts without fearing condemnation. I pretend to be happy but I cry every night in the shower. The reactions were amazing: some sad, some pee-in-your-pants funny, some brutally honest. But they were real, not a commercial glamorization. I clock out of motherhood at 8 P.M. and hide in the basement with my laptop and a beer. If you’re already a fan, lock the bathroom door on your whining kids, run a bubble bath, and settle in. If you’ve not encountered Scary Mommy before, break out a glass of champagne as well, because you’ll be toasting your initiation into a select club. I know why some animals eat their young. In chapters that cover husbands (The Biggest Baby of Them All) to homework (Didn’t I Already Graduate?), Confessions of a Scary Mommy combines all-new essays from Jill with the best of the anonymous confessions. Sometimes I wish my son was still little—then I hear kids screaming at the store. As Jill says, “We like to paint motherhood as picture perfect. A newborn peacefully resting on his mother’s chest. A toddler taking tentative first steps into his mother’s loving arms. A mother fluffing her daughter’s prom dress. These moments are indeed miraculous and joyful; they can also be few and far between.” Of course you adore your kids. Of course you would lay down your life for them. But be honest now: Have you ever wondered what possessed you to sign up for the job of motherhood? STOP! DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK UNTIL YOU RECITE THESE VOWS! I shall remember that no mother is perfect and my children will thrive because, and sometimes even in spite, of me. I shall not preach to a fellow mother who has not asked my opinion. It’s none of my damn business. I shall maintain a sense of humor about all things motherhood.
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Ready Or Not...Here We Come!

The Real Experts' Guide to the First Year With Twins

Author: Elizabeth Lyons

Publisher: Finn Phyllis Press

ISBN: 9780974699028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 8705

You've expanded (to the point where you've traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and felt your belly bounce like jelly as your dynamic duo engaged in a boxing match. And the adventure has only begun! In her first humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her “multiples” sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice.Topics include: -Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom -Twinproofing Your Marriage -Breastfeeding Strategies (and Why It's Okay if You Don't) -Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches -Getting Twins on a Schedule—Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins—from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending everything's under control—with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling and shouting, “Thank heaven, I'm not alone!”
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Belly Laughs

Author: Jenny McCarthy

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1742734596

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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25 Things Every New Mom Should Know

Author: Martha Sears,William Sears

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1558328920

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4996

Becoming a new mother is a time of joy, hope, and sometimes a little uncertainty. In this warm and heartfelt book, America's most-trusted childcare experts help brand-new moms meet the challenges and changes of motherhood with reassuring advice on how to bring out the best in their babies, and themselves. Above all, they encourage new mothers to trust their own instincts and thoroughly enjoy their new babies.
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Black Milk

On Motherhood and Writing

Author: Elif Shafak

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3912

Black Milk is the affecting and beautifully written memoir on motherhood and writing by Turkey's bestselling female writer Elif Shafak, author of Honour, The Gaze and The Bastard of Istanbul which was long-listed for the Orange prize. Postpartum depression affects millions of new mothers every year, and- like most of its victims- Elif Shafak never expected to be one of them. But after the birth of her first child in 2006, the internationally bestselling Turkish author remembers how "for the first time my adult life . . . words wouldn't speak to me". As her despair finally eased, Shafak sought to resuscitate her writing life by chronicling her own experiences. In her intimate memoir, she reveals how she struggled to overcome her depression and how literature provided the salvation she so desperately needed. 'An intimate, affecting memoir . . . Her passion for literature is contagious, and her struggle with postpartum depression and writer's block reinforces how carefully all of us must tread. Beautifully rendered, Shafak's Black Milk is an epic poem to women everywhere' Colleen Mondor Elif Shafak is the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love and is the most widely read female novelist in Turkey. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is a contributor for The Telegraph, Guardian and the New York Times and her TED talk on the politics of fiction has received 500 000 viewers since July 2010. She is married with two children and divides her time between Istanbul and London.
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