The Happiest Mom

Author: Meagan Francis
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781616282622
Size: 14.13 MB
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From the editors of Parenting magazine and the popular parenting blogger Meagan Francis. The Happiest Mom shows us that motherhood is not an obstacle to joy. Drawing on recent happiness research, conversations with hundreds of other moms, and her own experience as a mother of five, Francis shares her ten secrets to happy motherhood in this down-to-earth, funny, and accessible book. Praise for The Happiest Mom: "I found myself underlining passages and laughing out loud in recognition. This thoughtful, hilarious look at motherhood is a terrific resource for anyone who wants to be the happiest mother she can be." —Gretchen Rubin, author of The New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project "This book takes the revolutionary approach that you can be a good parent while actually enjoying yourself." —Ada Calhoun, author of Instinctive Parenting and founding editor-in-chief of Babble.com "The Happiest Mom is packed with the sort of advice you need when you are about to lose it. Every mom needs this book."--Jenna McCarthy, author of The Parent Trap “Francis covers a slew of helpful topics aimed at making your life easier and well, happier in a way that make you go, "Aha! I can do that.” —Kristen Chase, publisher & CEO, Cool Mom Picks "The Happiest Mom is stuffed with tips that made us feel relieved rather than burdened." —Heather Flett and Whitney Moss, coauthors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook "Reading this book is like chatting with your girlfriend and getting all the support, advice, and laughs you need." —Brett Paesal, author of Mommies Who Drink

Happiest Mom On The Block

Author: Katerina Mayants
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781504369176
Size: 12.46 MB
Format: PDF
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A memoir of a wife and mother of four who shares her biggest struggles and breakthroughs in parenting, marital strife and more importantly understanding of her soul purpose. Everything was perfect when she met the love of her life and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Until one day, a terminal cancer diagnosis of her daughter left her childless and suicidal. Shortly after losing her daughter, she lost her job, her friends and almost lost her marriage to infidelity. After hitting rock bottom, she was compelled to sets sail on a journey to discovering the meaning of life and blessings of tragedies. Along her journey she discovers the biggest eye opening, paradigm shattering secrets to true happiness and bliss. She was finally able to bask in the light that was once at the end of a very long, very dark tunnel. Giving birth to three more children she shares her biggest secrets to raising happy, respectful and loving children who adore life in the same way she does. This book is a compilation of thousands of hours of research and experiences that will leave the reader with a deeper understanding of the privilege of motherhood, the secrets to a satisfying marriage and the gift of discovering who you really are so that you too can be the happiest mom on the block!

Mermaid A Memoir Of Resilience

Author: Eileen Cronin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393242737
Size: 14.48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.

New Mom New Woman

Author: Rachel Egan
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781632990044
Size: 17.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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New Mom, New Woman provides you with skills and strategies to become more competent, decisive, and empowered. You will develop a broader perspective of your new life, a deeper awareness of your needs and desires, and a keen understanding that a life you love won’t happen miraculously; it needs to be consciously defined and deliberately designed. Rachel Egan, MBA, is a certified life coach and President of Maternity Transitions®—a national coaching service provider. She is the author of Life after ‘I Do!’ and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

I Killed Mom Again

Author: Naomi Clay Horse
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479700045
Size: 15.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a true account of a critically ill mother and the misadventures with a caring daughter. It could have been a pleasure to care for Mother, but she revealed her true colors. Daughter’s temperament was giving and forgiving. Mother’s temperament was vindictive and selfish. The environment became one of tolerance and intolerance, rather than love. An intense dislike between Mother and Daughter ensued. This is the story of the thirteen months they shared life together.

The Complete Pregnancy Journal

Author: Alex Lluch
Publisher: WS Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781936061310
Size: 14.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For approximately 6 million women each year, the pregnancy experience is amazing, exhilarating and surprising. The Complete Pregnancy Journal helps a mom-to-be document and understand the physical and emotional changes that happen every week of her pregnancy. This book begins with a complete 9-month checklist and a laminated healthy-pregnancy grocery list that takes the guesswork out of shopping for healthy foods. Next, the book covers every aspect of pregnancy in a week-by-week format, including what's happening to mom and baby and helpful tips and advice on diet, exercise, preparing for baby, and other healthy pregnancy information. Journal space for each week lets mom write down her energy, mood, emotions, and changes, and makes valuable notes, such as questions for her doctor. This book also features colorful collage pages for moms-to-be to preserve photos and other memories from each trimester, the birth story, and bringing the baby home. In addition, 8 beautiful dividers with pockets, a front cover window for a personal photo, ribbon bookmark, and worksheets and checklists help parents-to-be keep track of doctor's appointments, contact information, shopping lists, record the birth plan and birth story, and much more.

That S What You Think

Author: Joyce Bortnick
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479727599
Size: 11.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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That’s What You Think chronicles Sara Ellis’s journey from independence to dependence. Although the story is based on her own mother’s dilemmas in aging, beginning when her mother turned eighty-eight years-old, Joyce found the writing to be both joyous and cathartic to fictionalize. “The writing helped me to believe that my mother really thought these things that make this book my heartfelt gift to her memory. “For a long time, sadness blocked me from finishing our story, but my mother’s dignity and the time I spent with her encouraged me to translate the traumas of aging into a story of love and respect. “Thank you, Mom, for taking me with you in your final hours.”