How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

  • Filename: how-not-to-hate-your-husband-after-kids.
  • ISBN: 9780316267113
  • Release Date: 2017-03-21
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jancee Dunn
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Featured in New York Magazine's The Strategist A hilariously candid account of one woman's quest to bring her post-baby marriage back from the brink, with life-changing, real-world advice. How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids tackles the last taboo subject of parenthood: the startling, white-hot fury that new (and not-so-new) mothers often have for their mates. After Jancee Dunn had her baby, she found that she was doing virtually all the household chores, even though she and her husband worked equal hours. She asked herself: How did I become the 'expert' at changing a diaper? Many expectant parents spend weeks researching the best crib or safest car seat, but spend little if any time thinking about the titanic impact the baby will have on their marriage - and the way their marriage will affect their child. Enter Dunn, her well-meaning but blithely unhelpful husband, their daughter, and her boisterous extended family, who show us the ways in which outmoded family patterns and traditions thwart the overworked, overloaded parents of today. On the brink of marital Armageddon, Dunn plunges into the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of the country's most renowned couples' and sex therapists, canvasses fellow parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an "explosive situation." Instead of having the same fights over and over, Dunn and her husband must figure out a way to resolve their larger issues and fix their family while there is still time. As they discover, adding a demanding new person to your relationship means you have to reevaluate--and rebuild--your marriage. In an exhilarating twist, they work together to save the day, happily returning to the kind of peaceful life they previously thought was the sole province of couples without children. Part memoir, part self-help book with actionable and achievable advice, How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids is an eye-opening look at how the man who got you into this position in this first place is the ally you didn't know you had.

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

  • Filename: how-not-to-hate-your-husband-after-kids.
  • ISBN: 9781473536791
  • Release Date: 2017-03-23
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jancee Dunn
  • Publisher: Random House



‘Clever, honest and hilarious . . . her book should become a baby shower classic.’ Publishers Weekly How did I become the ‘expert’ at changing a nappy? Jancee Dunn wondered. This, combined with a lack of sleep, a suddenly unfair division of household chores and her husband’s new found passion for very long bike rides, meant that Jancee found it hard to look at her well-meaning, clever, funny husband playing with his i-phone without feeling a white-hot rage. Like many expectant parents, they’d spent weeks researching the safest car seat but little time thinking about the titanic impact the baby would have on their marriage — and the way their marriage would affect their child. Tired of having the same fights over and over, Dunn consults the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of the renowned sex and couples' therapists, canvasses friends and parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an ‘explosive situation’. No one said it would be easy, but could it be that the person who got you into this position is the ally you’d forgotten you had? Funny, honest and actually helpful, this book can’t do the washing but it might just save your marriage.

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

  • Filename: how-not-to-hate-your-husband-after-kids.
  • ISBN: 9780316267113
  • Release Date: 2017-03-21
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jancee Dunn
  • Publisher: Little, Brown



A hilariously candid account of one woman's quest to bring her post-baby marriage back from the brink, with life-changing, real-world advice. How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids tackles the last taboo subject of parenthood: the startling, white-hot fury that new (and not-so-new) mothers often have for their mates. After Jancee Dunn had her baby, she found that she was doing virtually all the household chores, even though she and her husband worked equal hours. She asked herself: How did I become the 'expert' at changing a diaper? Many expectant parents spend weeks researching the best crib or safest car seat, but spend little if any time thinking about the titanic impact the baby will have on their marriage - and the way their marriage will affect their child. Enter Jancee, her well-meaning but blithely unhelpful husband, their daughter, and her boisterous extended family, who show us the ways in which outmoded family patterns and traditions thwart the overworked, overloaded parents of today. On the brink of marital Armageddon, Dunn plunges into the latest relationship research, solicits the counsel of the country's most renowned couples' and sex therapists, canvasses fellow parents, and even consults an FBI hostage negotiator on how to effectively contain an "explosive situation." Instead of having the same fights over and over, Dunn and her husband must figure out a way to resolve their larger issues and fix their family while there is still time. As they discover, adding a demanding new person to your relationship means you have to reevaluate--and rebuild--your marriage. In an exhilarating twist, they work together to save the day, happily returning to the kind of peaceful life they previously thought was the sole province of couples without children. Part memoir, part self-help book with actionable and achievable advice, How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids is an eye-opening look at how the man who got you into this position in this first place is the ally you didn't know you had.

The Fifth Trimester

  • Filename: the-fifth-trimester.
  • ISBN: 9780385541428
  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Lauren Smith Brody
  • Publisher: Doubleday



The Fifth Trimester is your new best friend: a brilliant, tells-it-like-it-is guide that helps moms cope with the demands of the real world after the baby arrives The first three trimesters (and the fourth—those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. No matter what the job or how you define work, you're going to have a lot of questions. When will I go back? How should I manage that initial "I want to quit" attack? Flex-time or full-time? How can I achieve 50/50 at home with my partner? What's the best option for childcare? Is it possible to look like I slept for eight hours instead of three? And . . . why is there never a convenient space to pump? Whether you're in the final stages of pregnancy or hitting the panic button on your last day of leave, The Fifth Trimester is your one-stop shop for the honest, funny, and comforting tips, to-do lists, and take-charge strategies you'll need to embrace your new identity as a working parent and set yourself up for success. Based on interviews with 700+ candidly speaking moms in wildly varied fields and incredible expert advice, The Fifth Trimester tackles every personal and professional detail with the wit, warmth, and inspiration you need to win when you head back to work. Like What to Expect When You're Expecting and The Happiest Baby on the Block, this is an indispensable guide every new mom needs on her shelf.

Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo

  • Filename: why-is-my-mother-getting-a-tattoo.
  • ISBN: 0345515285
  • Release Date: 2009-06-23
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jancee Dunn
  • Publisher: Villard



Despite her forty years and a successful career as a rock journalist, Jancee Dunn still feels like a teenager, especially around her parents and sisters. Looking around, Dunn realizes that she’s not alone in this regression: Her friends, all with successful jobs, marriages, and families of their own, still feel like kids around their moms and dads, too. That gets Dunn to thinking: Do we ever really grow up? Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? explores this phenomenon–through both Dunn’s coming to grips with getting older and her folks’ attempts to turn back the clock. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming essays, Dunn conspires with her sisters to finagle their way into the old family homestead, dissects the whys and wherefores of her parents’ obsession with newspaper clippings, confronts the seamy side of the JC Penney catalogs she paged through as a kid, and accompanies her sixtysomething mother to a New Jersey tattoo parlor, where Mom is giddy to get a raven inked onto her wrist. And Dunn does it all with humor and insight. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex

  • Filename: how-to-love-your-kids-more-than-you-hate-your-ex.
  • ISBN: 9781578265176
  • Release Date: 2014-12-23
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Helen Fried
  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press



Life does not end at divorce. As you begin to pick up the pieces and work to move on with your life, it can be easy to forget that your children are going through everything you are. They need to be shown that they are not losing their parents, and that they are still loved. How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex will show you how to rise above your own hardships, and keep your focus on all the wonderful things still in your life, starting with the most important—your children. Covering topics from child support to sharing custody, to dealing with teenagers and new romances (for you and your ex) How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex is a valuable resource and a much-needed comfort during what can be the most difficult and trying experience of your life. Written in the voice of a caring friend offering helpful advice and the occasional bit of tough love, How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex contains both the information and the support you need to keep your mind off your divorce and onto your children. A guide to surviving divorce and separation by growing stronger as a family, parents and children both will benefit from the simple wisdom and heartfelt strength contained in this touching little book. How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex also includes: * Inspirational quotes and words of wisdom * Moving poetry on love and loss * Tips on how to speak to your children after a divorce, what boundaries to set for your ex, and much more Fun, informative and freeing, How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex is a guide for parents who are looking for answers after divorce, both for them and for their children. Seeking to help deal with the difficult emotional process of divorce and establish the priority of loving their children, How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex is more than a book—it’s a way forward. From the Hardcover edition.

The Happiest Mommy You Know

  • Filename: the-happiest-mommy-you-know.
  • ISBN: 9781501135781
  • Release Date: 2017-01-10
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Genevieve Shaw Brown
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Subtitle in pre-publication: Why putting yourself first is the best thing you can do.

Make Your Kid A Money Genius Even If You re Not

  • Filename: make-your-kid-a-money-genius-even-if-you-re-not.
  • ISBN: 9781476766829
  • Release Date: 2017-02-07
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Beth Kobliner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The New York Times bestseller that is a must-read for any parent! From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life—a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move. You don’t need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance—or your family’s income—this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years—and peers—when it comes to money.

Entitlemania

  • Filename: entitlemania.
  • ISBN: 9781626343467
  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Richard Watts
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group



For everything you give your child, you take something away. ENTITLEMANIA IS AN EPIDEMIC. Well-intentioned parents across the country are enabling a “me” generation of children who lack the wisdom and satisfaction of accomplishment that only struggle and adversity can bring. As a veteran advisor and legal counsel to America’s most successful families, Richard Watts has seen the extremes of entitlement up close and wants to help you avoid creating it in your own children. Entitlemania will teach you how to redirect kids and repair adults who believe the world owes them something. Your greatest challenge may be learning to control your own actions! ​Entitlemania will provide practical strategies like creating boundaries, walking your talk, and allowing children to fend for themselves. A groundbreaking book that sheds important light on an increasingly pervasive social trend affecting children at every age—and at every income bracket! The big takeaway for parents: You may have to let your children fail so they can learn how to succeed.

Raising the Kid You Love With the Ex You Hate

  • Filename: raising-the-kid-you-love-with-the-ex-you-hate.
  • ISBN: 9781608324217
  • Release Date: 2013-01-29
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Edward Farber
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group



You and your former wife/husband are struggling to be civil to each other and you recognize the conflicts could be damaging to your child. Dr. Farber, a clinical child psychologist who’s been in practice for 30+ years, knows what you’re up against. He writes compassionately and insightfully about the concrete, doable steps you can take to avoid letting differences with your ex get in the way of being the best mom or the best dad you can be. Conflicts inevitably arise from living in two households. You don’t have to like your ex, but, if you are going to co-parent successfully, you will still have to deal with your ex. Dr. Farber helps you navigate the upheaval with practical advice based on real-world families. His book shows you how to: • Know what to say, and not to say, to your child about separation and divorce • Cope with child support and other money issues • Handle the holidays and special family occasions • Choose and adjust to new schools • Introduce your child to a potential new partner • Co-parent when an ex has a personality disorder, addiction problem, or is a bully • Decide when to recruit the help of a parent coordinator • Raise a healthy child while co-parenting You’ll draw strength and encouragement from the positive outcomes he’s helped hurting parents and children achieve as they confronted such gripping problem areas. Dr. Farber’s expert analysis and counsel will show you how to use co-parenting to turn your broken marriage into a working divorce that supports the emotional and developmental health of your children caught in the crossfire.

Secrets of an Organized Mom

  • Filename: secrets-of-an-organized-mom.
  • ISBN: 9781451672879
  • Release Date: 2013-02-26
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Barbara Reich
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Award Recipient Professional organizer Barbara Reich offers a life-changing program—focused on decluttering and streamlining your home—that helps families live simpler, less chaotic lives: “Everyone should Barbarafy,” raves The New York Times. Mothers can feel like life is one never-ending loop. Just when one problem or responsibility is overcome, another one trips us up. But help is on the way: Barbara Reich has all the strategies for staying ahead of the curve—and she’s wrapped them up into four easy steps that can be applied to any organizing project: purge, design, organize, and maintain. The keys to Barbara’s success are simplicity and consistency. Room by room, she goes through the most problematic areas in the home—from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit—and approaches organizing in manageable bites. In addition to cleaning and organizing tips, she talks about how to avoid social overload, preaching the power of “No”—for example, when your child wants to attend six birthday parties in one weekend. As the mother of thirteen-year-old twins, Barbara offers insight into the lives of crazed moms as only a mother could. Combining the humor of a sympathetic friend and the no-nonsense advice of a true type-A personality, Reich offers clever, appealing solutions that are genuinely achievable for everyone.

Drop the Ball

  • Filename: drop-the-ball.
  • ISBN: 9781250071750
  • Release Date: 2017-02-14
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Tiffany Dufu
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books



A bold and inspiring memoir and manifesto from a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement who shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go. Once the poster girl for doing it all, after she had her first child, Tiffany Dufu struggled to accomplish everything she thought she needed to in order to succeed. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all, Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go. In Drop the Ball, Dufu recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list, and meaningfully engage the assistance of others—freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home. Even though women are half the workforce, they still represent only eighteen per cent of the highest level leaders. The reasons are obvious: just as women reach middle management they are also starting families. Mounting responsibilities at work and home leave them with no bandwidth to do what will most lead to their success. Offering new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has stalled, and packed with actionable advice, Tiffany Dufu’s Drop the Ball urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others—only then can they focus on what they truly care about, devote the necessary energy to achieving their real goals, and create the type of rich, rewarding life we all desire.

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things

  • Filename: strangers-tend-to-tell-me-things.
  • ISBN: 9780316352581
  • Release Date: 2017-03-14
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Amy Dickinson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



In Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville--America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love. By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this moving narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off. Exploring central themes of romance, death, parenting, self-care, and spiritual awakening, this touching and heartfelt homage speaks to all who have faced challenges in the wake of life's twists and turns. From finding love in middle-age to her storied experience with stepparenting to overcoming disordered eating to her final moments spent with her late mother, Dickinson's trademark humorous tone delivers punch and wit that will empower, entertain, and heal.

Bringing Up B b

  • Filename: bringing-up-b-b.
  • ISBN: 9780698197213
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Pamela Druckerman
  • Publisher: Penguin



The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How? With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

You re Doing a Great Job 100 Ways You re Winning at Parenting

  • Filename: you-re-doing-a-great-job-100-ways-you-re-winning-at-parenting.
  • ISBN: 9781682680063
  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Biz Ellis
  • Publisher: The Countryman Press



Stop feeling like sh*t for being a mom—laugh-out-loud affirmations for every parent Guess what? This “parenting book” is not designed to make new parents feel bad. Authors and co-hosts of the popular comedy podcast One Bad Mother, Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorn, know firsthand that raising kids is tough. They also know that, most likely, parents are winning more than they’re failing. This book reminds parents that it’s okay to have a low bar. Celebrate what did happen, not what didn’t, including gems such as: Did you get up this morning? Great! You’re doing an awesome job! Your kid fell asleep? Even if it was just for two hours, that’s amazing. Good job! Has your kid eaten? That’s probably your doing, so yeah, you’re a winner! The perfect gift for the growing family, You Are Doing a Great Job! is the much-needed reminder to screw all expectations and advice. It belongs on the shelf next to Go the Fu*k to Sleep and Let’s Panic About Babies. Or better yet, tear out the pages and hang them up.

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