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Stormie Omartian s mega bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 8.2 million copies sold) is re-released with fresh c...over designs to reach those eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. After decades of raising her children along with her husband, Michael, bestselling author Stormie Omartian looks back at the trials, joys, and power found in praying for her kids. In 30 easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience as to how parents can pray for their children s safety character adolescence peer pressure school experiences friends relationship with God This resource will encourage readers in the parenting journey whether their kids are three or thirty-three. ISBN-13: 9780736919258 Publisher: Harvest House Publishers Publication date: 1/1/2007 Series:Power of Praying Series Pages: 224 Sales rank: 132,791 Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.34 (h) x 0.56 (d) Read More

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REVISED AND UPDATED WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE When Odd Girl Out was f...irst published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace. In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today. READING GROUP GUIDE AND TEACHER S GUIDE available at www.marinnerreadersguides.com Read More

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In this remarkably useful guide, widow, author, and therapist Genevieve Davis Ginsburg offers fellow widows-as well as their famil...y and friends-sage advice for coping with the loss of a husband. From learning to travel and eat alone to creating new routines to surviving the holidays and anniversaries that reopen emotional wounds, Widow to Widow walks readers through the challenges of widowhood and encourages them on their path to building a new life. Read More

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Following Jesus shouldn t be just one more thing to do Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or ...even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here s a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own. In Out of the Spin Cycle, author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the comparison trap, this dynamic Bible teacher brings Jesus s message alive in short, to-the-point devotionals for your busy life. This is a devotional for you--the woman inside the mom--the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer. So put aside that to-do list for a moment and discover the ways Jesus can lighten your mother load. Jen Hatmaker is the author of eight books and Bible studies, including A Modern Girl s Guide to Bible Study. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen and her husband, Brandon, reside in Austin, Texas, with their three children and lead the ministry work at Austin New Church. Find out more at www.jenhatmaker.com. Read More

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Share with your grandchild the exciting, emotional, amusing, embarrassing, and interesting moments of your life with the "story of... you." Andy and Susan Hilford For the fifteen million grandmothers who are keepers of family history and memories, The Grandmother Book is a lively and timely way to record your story for future generations. * Andy and Susan Hilford present the perfect way for grandmothers of all ages to pass along a grandmother s story. The story is one that recounts coming-of-age moments, life-changing events, a look back at what was, family anecdotes and historical insight. With thoughtful, surprising, at times unexpected, and provocative questions, this book is directed to the new generation of baby boomer grandmothers. From early memories of her childhood, to the time she began her own family, to the present as she watches her family continue to grow, this valuable, prompted keepsake ensures that the thoughts, moments, events, images, and ideas that shaped her life are collected in her voice and in her hand for a precious audience. * This grandmother s book of memories includes spaces for special photographs, report cards, family tree, and other cherished memorabilia and keepsakes, along with thoughtful, amusing, memory-nudging prompts to kick-start grandmother s storytelling * A perfect gift on Grandparent s Day, Mother s Day, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays, the book s hardcover binding and decorative four color art ensure its status as a written family treasure for generations to come. Read More

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In this important follow-up to her book The Power of a Praying® Parent (over 1.7 million sold), Stormie Omartian addresses the are...as of concern parents have for their grown children and shares how to lift them up to God. With stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie helps parents pray with the power of God s Word over their adult children and their career choices and sense of purpose marriages and other vital relationships parenting skills and leadership struggles, addictions, or emotional trials faith commitment and prayer life Each year thousands of parents watch their grown children step out into the world and wish they could do more to support them. They can. Every parent can rest in the power of prayer to turn their child over to the care, protection, and guidance God provides. Read More

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The best just got better. Expect the best! A brand-new fourth edition filled with the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant info...rmation on all things pregnancy. Realistic, supportive, easy to access, and overflowing with practical tips, covering everything you ll need and want to know about life s most amazing journey, from preconception planning to birth to those first miraculous weeks with a new baby. It s all here: the lowdown on lifestyle trends and life in the workplace; the latest in prenatal testing and alternative therapies; the best in birthing options. Comforting answers to hundreds of questions: ? I m so queasy I can t even eat for one. How can I eat for two? ? Can I get highlights in my hair? How about my monthly wax? ? I m only in my second month why am I showing already? ? Can I stick to my normal workout routine while I m expecting? ? Why is my skin broken out and blotchy? And how can I cover it? ? What s safe when it comes to sex? ? I think I felt the baby kicking but I m not sure. How do I tell? ? Will my body ever be the same after I deliver? Read More

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All over the U.S. and in over twenty countries around the world, Touchpoints has become required reading for anxious parents of ba...bies and small children. T. Berry Brazelton s great empathy for the universal concerns of parenthood, and honesty about the complex feelings it engenders, as well as his uncanny insight into the predictable leaps and regressions of early childhood, have comforted and supported families since its publication in 1992. In this completely revised edition Dr. Brazelton introduces new information on physical, emotional, and behavioral development. He also addresses the new stresses on families and fears of children, with a fresh focus on the role of fathers and other caregivers. This updated volume also offers new insights on prematurity, sleep patterns, early communication, toilet training, co-sleeping, play and learning, SIDS, cognitive development and signs of developmental delay, childcare, asthma, a child s immune system, and safety. Dr. Sparrow, Brazelton s co-author on several other books, brings a child psychiatrist s insights into the many perennial childhood issues covered in this comprehensive book. No parent should be without the reassurance and wisdom Touchpoints provides. Read More

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"Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor." -Time Magazine Hypno...Birthing®: A Celebration of Life Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that when we release the fear of birth, a fear that is keeping our bodies tense and closed, we will also release the pain. HypnoBirthing is nature, not manipulation. It relaxes the mind in order to let the body work as it is designed. The HypnoBirthing exercises positive thinking, relaxation, visualization, breathing and physical preparation will lead to a happy and comfortable pregnancy, even if you are currently unsure of an intervention-free birth. Your confidence, trust and happy anticipation will in turn lead to the peaceful, fulfilling and bonding birth that is your right as a mother. More than 10,000 happy couples have had their lives changed for the better by HypnoBirthing. More than 500 news organizations including Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dateline, The Richard and Judy Show, Time, Newsweek, Parenting and Better Homes and Gardens have joined the movement for better birthing. Why is HypnoBirthing changing the way the world gives birth? That s simple. Because it works. Read More

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In his bestselling self-help bible, Life Strategies, high-profile psychologist Phil McGraw helped thousands of people break free f...rom destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his attention to troubled relationships, providing a program of expert advice geared to reconnecting partners who are seriously committed to staying together. Filled with questionnaires, checklists, and other diagnostic tools, this authoritative guide allows readers to pinpoint specific problems. McGraw then explodes ten of the most popular relationship myths about romance, problem-solving, and personality differences, replacing them with clear, action-oriented steps to help get partners back on the right track. He eschews the rhetoric of standard "couples therapy, stressing at every turn the importance of taking personal responsibility not only for yourself but for the state of your relationship. Finally he addresses such recurring problems as sex, fighting, and forgiveness and provides serious, hard-hitting advice on avoiding wrong thinking and dealing with real-life issues even renegotiating the fundamental principles of the relationship. Read More

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Expecting to Expect? Plan Ahead. Everything you need to know before you re expecting to help you prepare for the healthiest possib...le pregnancy and the healthiest possible baby. Filled with practical tips, empathetic advice, and savvy strategies all designed to help you get that baby of your dreams on board faster. How to get your bodies into tip-top baby-making shape. Which foods feed fertility. Which lifestyle habits to quit and which to cultivate. How to have sex for conception success (from timing to positions to logistics). And when to seek fertility help. There s even a fertility planner to help you keep track of your conception adventure. Answers to all your baby-making questions: How can I tell when I m ovulating if my cycles aren t regular? Should we be having sex everyday? Every other day? Three times a day? I ve heard certain sex positions can help you conceive true? I m overweight does that affect my chances of getting pregnant? Can certain foods help you get pregnant? I m 37. Does that mean I ll have a harder time getting pregnant? How long should we keep trying to conceive before we get some help? Read More

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It s not just teen moms who struggle or need to find hope. Whether you re a single mom, an addict, or a victim of abuse . . . whet...her you re on the verge of bankruptcy or the brink of divorce . . . whether you re in a dysfunctional family or the product of a broken home . . . whether you battle depression or struggle with anxiety . . . whether you live in fear or hide in shame . . . whether you ve been abandoned, rejected, or ignored--there is hope. It doesn t matter where you find yourself today--how broken, hurting, wounded, or ashamed you are. If God can help me find my way up, I promise, He can do the same for you. ***** You may know her only as Justin Bieber s mom, but Pattie Mallette has an incredible life story of her own. Her story will inspire you to believe that everything broken can be made whole again, that there are no lost causes, and that even in the darkest of places, there is hope. Read More

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Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more... and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is. In Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety. No child is immune from the effects of stress in today s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today and tomorrow. www.broadwaybooks.com Read More

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, created by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is a comprehensive marriage pr...ogram designed specifically for today s couples by a couple. And now, in this updated edition, the Parrotts award-winning approach has been expanded to incorporate ten more years of feedback, research, and professional experience. This is more than a book it s practically a self-guided premarital counseling course, and it is used by counselors and churches across the country and, now in ten languages, worldwide. Questions at the end of every chapter help you explore each topic personally. Companion men s and women s workbooks* full of self-tests and exercises help you apply what you learn and enjoy intimate discussions along the way. There is even a seven-session DVD kit (with a bonus session for people entering a second marriage) available that you can use on your own or with other couples in a group or a class that want to grow together. In this dynamic DVD you ll not only hear entertaining and insightful teaching from The Parrotts, but you ll also meet other real-life couples who provide amazing candor and perspective. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show you the secrets to building a marriage that lasts. ? Uncover the most important misbeliefs of marriage ? Learn how to communicate with instant understanding ? Discover the secret to reducing and resolving conflict ? Master the skills of money management ? Get your sex life off to a great start ? Understand the three essential ingredients to lasting love ? Discover the importance of becoming ?soul mates? ? and more. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage before (and after) it starts. Read More

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With his characteristic warmth and humor, Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical guide to sex according to God s plan. This frank and ...practical book is a perfect resource for married and engaged couples. Dr. Leman addresses a wide spectrum of people, from those with no sexual experiences to those with past sexual problems or even abuse. Using frank descriptions, this book has a warm and friendly tone that will help couples overcome awkwardness in discussing an issue important to all married couples. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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Si aprendes los cinco lenguajes del amor, serás capaz de hablarle al corazón de tu compañero y entenderte maravillosamente con él.... Read More

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Why is a trip to the garbage dump such a highlight in a boy s life? Have you ever been confused by what makes your son tick? Do yo...u sometimes find yourself wondering why your boy acts the way he does? Well, you re not alone. If boys are going to grow into men of integrity, they must learn loyalty, compassion, honor, courage, and perseverance as children. Let s be honest: raising sons to be good men is a tremendous challenge. Recognizing the incredible value of a mother s influence on her son s life, Rick Johnson offers a practical, commonsense approach to help moms like you prepare for the challenges that will come as your boy grows. In That s My Son, Johnson combines refreshing honesty with extensive research and humorous insight to tackle topics like communication, sexuality, discipline, and respect. Maybe you re a little overwhelmed at the idea of raising your son to be a man of character. Or perhaps you re wondering how to talk with your boy so that he will listen. Whatever your situation, you will find wise counsel and encouragement in this helpful and reassuring book. Rick Johnson is founder of Better Dads, a fathering skills program that allows him to deliver seminars to businesses, churches, hospitals, prisons, and schools across the Northwest. Read More

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This fourth book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Sto...ry of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers polls over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes the stories of each continent and people group. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 4 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8. Read More

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Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting inf...ormation. The four authors of this award-winning book, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: characteristics of gifted children; peer relations; sibling issues; motivation and underachievement; discipline issues; intensity and stress; depression and unhappiness; educational planning; parenting concerns; finding professional help; and much, much more. Winner of a Mom s Choice Awards -- 2008 Gold Recipient! Read More

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Shepherding A Child s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things you child does and says flow from the hea...rt. Luke 6:45 puts it this way, "...out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." (NIV) Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child s heart into the paths of life. Read More

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The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care makes the principles of traditional nutrition available to modern parents. T...he book provides holistic advice for pregnancy and newborn interventions, vaccinations, breastfeeding and child development, as well as a compendium of natural treatments for childhood illnesses, from autism to whooping cough. The work of Rudulf Steiner supports the book s emphasis on the child s spiritual requirement for imaginative play. Read More

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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of ...belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her ?Great Alaskan? father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North ?Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.? Booklist ?Newman s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it s a joy to be in on the ride.? Reader s Digest ?What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.? O: The Oprah Magazine ?Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.? Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! ?A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.? New York Daily News ?[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.? Entertainment Weekly ISBN-13: 9781400069248 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Publication date: 3/19/2013 Pages: 272 Sales rank: 152,114 Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.95 (d) Read More

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What s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child s brain? What s the best w...ay to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it. You will view your children and how to raise them in a whole new light. You ll learn: Where nature ends and nurture begins Why men should do more household chores What you do when emotions run hot affects how your baby turns out, because babies need to feel safe above all TV is harmful for children under 2 Your child s ability to relate to others predicts her future math performance Smart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child s intellectual success at the expense of his happiness achieves neither Praising effort is better than praising intelligence The best predictor of academic performance is not IQ. It s self-control What you do right now before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five years will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide. Read More

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With advice on parenting coming from several angles, what do you listen to and what do you ignore? Develop your own biblical philo...sophy of parenting and use it to filter the many ideas that come your way. In this book you ll learn how to: Identify character qualities to address problems Build internal motivation Transfer responsibility for change to the child Teach kids to be solvers instead of whiners Use creativity to teach your kids spiritual truths Avoid the ?boxing ring? Envision a positive future And much more! With these strategies you ll be able to move from behavior modification to a heart-based approach to parenting. Instead of relying on rewards, incentives, threats, and punishment, you ll learn how to identify heart lessons to teach your child and implement them in practical ways. The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, compiles fifty parenting principles that use heart-based strategies to teach you how to face daily challenges. When parents focus on the heart, kids learn to ask different questions about life. Instead of asking, ?What s in it for me?? they learn to ask, ?What s the right thing to do?? You ll soon see how a heart-based approach to parenting looks deeper and brings about greater, lasting change. The daily interaction you have with your children can impact them for the rest of their lives. With these fifty heart-based strategies, you ll develop your own biblical philosophy of parenting and gain perspective, greater motivation, and confidence that you re moving in the right direction. As you envision a positive future for your children, they ll experience hope and direction and you will too. Start applying these principles today! ISBN-13: 9781400205196 Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc. Publication date: 4/30/2013 Pages: 240 Sales rank: 286,421 Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Identify the source of missteps in your marriage?and learn exactly what you can do about it! Tired of arguing with your spouse ove...r the same old issues? Longing for a marriage with less conflict and more intimacy? Struggling under a load of resentment? In How We Love, relationship experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich draw on the powerful tool of attachment theory to show how your early life experiences created an ?intimacy imprint??an underlying blueprint that shapes your behavior, beliefs, and expectations of all relationships, especially your marriage. They identify four types of injured imprints that combine in marriage to trap couples in a repetitive dance of pain. The groundbreaking principles and practical, solution-focused tools in this book will equip you to? ·identify the imprints disrupting your marriage, ·understand how your love style impacts your mate, ·break free of negative patterns that hinder your relationship, ·enhance your sexual intimacy, and ·create the deeper, richer marriage of your dreams. Discover the truths that have transformed countless relationships? including the authors marriage?so you can stop stepping on each other s toes and instead be swept along by the music of a richer, more passionate relationship. Includes a study guide for individual or group discussion. Read More

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2005 Gold Medallion Award finalist! Dr. James Dobson has completely rewritten, updated, and expanded his classic best seller The S...trong-Willed Child for a new generation of parents and teachers. The New Strong-Willed Child follows on the heels of Dr. Dobson s phenomenal best seller Bringing Up Boys. It offers practical how-to advice on raising difficult-to-handle children and incorporates the latest research with Dr. Dobson s legendary wit and wisdom. The New Strong-Willed Child is being rushed to press for parents needing help dealing with sibling rivalry, adhd, low self-esteem, and other important issues. This book is a must-read for parents and teachers struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they should be able to live by their own rules! Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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Sh*tty Mom is the ultimate parenting guide, written by four moms who have seen it all. As hilarious as it is universal, each chapt...er presents a common parenting scenario with advice on how to get through it in the easiest and most efficient way possible. With chapters such as ?How to Sleep Until 9 A.M. Every Weekend? and ?When Seeing an Infant Triggers a Mental Illness That Makes You Want to Have Another Baby,? as well as a Sh*tty Mom quiz, this is a must-have, laugh-out-loud funny book for the sh*tty parent in all of us. Praise for Sh*tty Mom: ?A totally hilarious and uncensored look at some of the impossible situations we mothers find ourselves in.? TheBump.com ?Smartly, brashly, nearly criminally funny. It also no small thing carries a powerful message to all parents, but especially moms, that distilled to its essence is this: chill.? Time.com ?As the attachment parenting craze has hit a zenith in American culture, four very funny moms comedy writers, TV producers, and a novelist blast open a long-locked safe filled with frustrations faced by all modern mothers, with sympathetic and sharp humor. . . . The authors unfiltered candor is a welcome reminder for readers that they re not alone. . . .? Publishers Weekly starred review ?Both funny and practical.? Brooklyn Based.net "Hilariously entertaining. A must-read survivor s guide for every mother!" --Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts ?Finally, Sh*tty Mom does for motherhood what Chelsea Handler does for female scatology. It s a long overdue little burst of honesty from the supposed minority of mothers who are, in fact, not that maternal. . . . After a generation of supermoms one-upping each other in dead earnest on playgrounds and schoolyards, the emerging mass appeal of Sh*tty Mom is a welcome relief.? The New York Observer "Witty, wise, and wicked! With tongue planted firmly in cheek, these savvy moms dispense some much needed comic relief about raising kids in our crazy culture."? --Dr. Harvey Karp, bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block ?The most inappropriate parenting book I ve ever read. Loved it. The perfect book for any mother who wants to laugh instead of cry at those cringe-worthy moments and the universal indignities we experience on a daily basis.? --Jessica Seinfeld, bestselling cookbook author and founder of Baby Buggy ?An antidote to the hostage situation that is modern parenting?subversive, delicious, and spit-out-your-latte funny.? --Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe Read More

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Most warning labels are not intended to present a positive message, but Dr. Gary Chapman includes this warning label in The Five L...ove Languages: "Understanding the five love languages and learning to speak the primary love language of your spouse may radically affect his or her behavior. People behave differently when their emotional love tanks are full." In this study, Dr. Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways. What speaks love to you may be meaningless to your spouse. This study contains the key to understanding each other s unique needs. Apply the right principles, learn the right language, and soon you ll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love-and feeling truly loved in return. Read More

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In a world of 72-day celebrity marriages, a 73-year marriage is nearly unimaginable. Against all odds, Cutie and Harry Cooper pers...evered through seven decades of marriage, enjoying triumphant milestones and enduring devastating losses, all while keeping their sense of humor and connection intact. Here, Cutie chronicles their story and extracts time-tested advice on how to know if you ve met "the one," the art of fighting fair, and everything else that goes into staying blissfully bonded. With vintage photos charting their relationship from newlyweds to nonagenarians, this nostalgic and romantic gift book is a practical resource for anyone who dreams of falling in love for life. Read More

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In the tradition of the bestselling Norman Rockwell s Christmas Book and Norman Rockwell s Spirit of America, this third book in A...brams Norman Rockwell series will focus on ?dear ol Dad.? Like the previous books in the series, it pairs Rockwell s illustrations with songs, poetry, short stories, and excerpts from novels, all of which convey the spirit of fatherhood. Additionally, it will contain a chapter on the quintessential pastimes enjoyed by fathers and their children, including playing catch, skipping stones, flying kites, and fishing, as well as easy-to-follow instructions that make these hobbies accessible for any dad. Norman Rockwell s Treasury for Fathers will not only be a perfect Father s Day gift, but also a great gift for Rockwell fans at any time of year. ISBN-13: 9781419706189 Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc. Publication date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 224 Sales rank: 179,405 Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.92 (d) Read More

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Breastfeeding is natural, but it is not entirely instinctive for either mothers or babies. The Nursing Mother s Companion has been... among the best-selling books on breastfeeding for 25 years, and is respected and recommended by professionals and well loved by new parents for its encouraging and accessible style. Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully from the first week through the toddler years, or somewhere in between. This fully updated and extensively revised edition provides new information on topics such as: ? Nursing after a cesarean ? How to resume breastfeeding after weaning (relactation) ? Nursing a ?near-term? (3?to?5 weeks premature) baby ? Treating postpartum headaches and nausea ? Nutritional supplements to alleviate postpartum depression ? Sharing a baby with baby (co-sleeping) and the risk of SIDS ? Introducing solid foods ? Expressing, storing, and feeding breast milk ? Reviews of breast pumps Readers will also find Huggins s indispensable problem-solving ?survival guides,? set off by colored bands on the pages for quick reference, as well as appendices on determining baby s milk needs in the first six weeks and the safety of various drugs during breast-feeding. Now more than ever, The Nursing Mother s Companion is the go-to guide every new mother should have at hand. Read More

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This gift book for dad collects more than 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coaches of all time. After all, dads do what the ...best coaches do: they motivate, mentor, discipline, and love. Author and parenting expert Tom Limbert takes wisdom from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many more, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword by Steve Young and photos of famous coaches in action, dads will find a wealth of inspiration in these pages. Read More

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In his groundbreaking work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, journalist and child advocate Richard Lo...uv directly links the absence of nature in the lives of today s wired generatoin to some of the most disturbing childhood trends: the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. This is the first book to bring together a body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional helath of children and adults. More than just raising an alarm, Louv offers practical solutions to heal the broken bond. Read More

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The "What s Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls Written by experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-ear...th style, The "What s Happening to My Body?" Book for Girls gives sensitive straight talk on: the body s changing size and shape; the growth spurt; breast development; the reproductive organs; the menstrual cycle; body hair; diet and exercise; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on anorexia and bulimia, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up is an essential puberty education and health book for all girls ages 10 and up. Read More

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Most children are afraid of the dark. Some fear monsters under the bed. But at least ten percent of children have excessive fears ...and worries phobias, separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder that can hold them back and keep them from fully enjoying childhood. If your child suffers from any of these forms of anxiety, the program in this book offers practical, scientifically proven tools that can help. Now in its second edition, Helping Your Anxious Child has been expanded and updated to include the latest research and techniques for managing child anxiety. The book offers proven effective skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to aid you in helping your child overcome intense fears and worries. You ll also find out how to relieve your child s anxious feelings while parenting with compassion. Inside, you will learn to: Help your child practice ?detective thinking? to recognize irrational worries What to do when your child becomes frightened How to gently and gradually expose your child to challenging situations Help your child learn important social skills This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives. Read More

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Ten years ago, Janet Woititz broke new ground in our understanding of what it is to be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic. Today she r...e-examines the movement and its inclusion of Adult Children from various dysfunctional family backgrounds who share the same characteristics. After more than ten years of working with ACoAs she shares the recovery hints that she has found to work. Read Adult Children of Alcoholics to see where the journey began and for ideas on where to go from here. The New York Times has recognized this book as #3 on its Best Seller List. It is a modern classic for children of alcoholic children. Read More

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What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually a...nd collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, "The Anatomy of Peace" shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other s ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world. Read More

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Finally, a book that demystifies our daunting education system by giving parents the insights and strategies they need to build po...sitive relationships with teachers and connect to their children s learning in productive ways. Involved Parents = Better Students How do you ensure your child gets the best education possible when U.S. schools have become overburdened, test-driven institutions that rank only average worldwide? Decades of research confirm that when parents engage with their children s learning, kids do better in school and life. This straight-talking guide helps you: ? understand the critical role you play in your child s education, ? connect with educators in respectful ways, ? encourage a love of reading in your kids, ? minimize homework meltdowns and disorganization, ? support students who struggle academically, ? help children navigate social situations and bullying, and ? fuel your child s mind and body for learning. Parent involvement looks different for every family and every child. Packed with real stories and tested strategies, The Parent Backpack demystifies our complex education system and gives you the insights you need to help your kids thrive. Read More

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Witnessing the addiction of a family member or loved one is a heart-rending experience. But hope can prevail, as shown in this com...pelling new book. Here, the gripping stories of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters of addicts offer important lessons on loving, detachment, intervention, and self care. Read More

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In this second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple, two breastfeeding specialists explain the seven natural laws of breastfeeding... that can help new mothers breastfeed successfully and easily. Breastfeeding may be natural, but that doesn t mean it s easy. Due to a combination of cultural, social, and economic factors, only 74 percent of women breastfeed at the time of hospital discharge, and after six months, that number dwindles to 32 percent. Meanwhile, research proving the health benefits of breastfeeding continues to grow exponentially, and one study even shows that exclusive breastfeeding leads to better and longer sleep at night for parents. The result is a population of new mothers who want to breastfeed but don t know how. Breastfeeding Made Simple teaches mothers and mothers-to-be seven natural laws for successful breastfeeding. This information is distilled from various fields and up-to-date research and is presented in a practical, straightforward way. This new edition has been updated with the latest research on breastfeeding and includes advice for correcting common problems. Chapters offer guidance for maintaining proper attachment, reducing the pain of nursing, understanding normal breastfeeding patterns, maintaining adequate milk production, weaning, and more. Special situations, such as mothers with breast reductions and infants with special needs, are also addressed by this comprehensive handbook. Also, the book now includes a useful index busy moms can use to find solutions quickly and easily. Read More

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In this ground-breaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on how couples can stay together instea...d of come apart. Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers: ? How to leave the past behind and set attainable goals ? Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works and how to make changes last ? "Uncommon-sense" methods for breaking unproductive patterns Inspirational and accessible, Divorce Busting shows readers in pain that working it out is better than getting out. Divorce, the author maintains, is not the only way, the most desirable way, or even the quickest way to end a troubled marriage. In this breakthrough book she offers the alternative--a step-by-step approach to transforming an ailing marriage into a healthy and happy one. Read More

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Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of... abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues. Tyndale House Publishers Read More

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The Top of Its Class! The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet was nominated for the 2012 International Association of Culinary P...rofessionals annual Cookbook Awards competition. Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards and widely lauded as the most selective in the industry, the IACP has been presenting its cookbook awards for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in culinary writing and publishing. Past nominees include Julia Child, Mark Bittman, and Thomas Keller, among others. Food Made with Love Is Food You Can Trust! Preparing simple, homemade food in the comfort of your own kitchen is one of the greatest gifts you can give your little one. Not only does it allow you to nourish your child with the most pure and wholesome ingredients, but it also gives you the peace of mind of knowing what has gone into every bite your baby takes. Full of recipes to suit every age and stage from six months all the way to twenty-three months The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food your baby will go absolutely ga-ga for. From quick purées like Mighty Tasty Blueberry and Pear Mash and No-Cook Prune Purée, to new and nourishing meals like Sweet Omelet Surprise and Finger-Lickin Good Lentils and Potato with Cheese, you ll find it a breeze to prepare any and all of the recipes you and your little one fancy. And to make things even more easy-peasy, you ll find each recipe also contains: Two methods for preparation-stovetop or microwave-wherever applicable, so you can whip up recipes in whatever time you have. Many microwave options make it possible for meals to be made in less than 10 minutes. An easy-to-spot snowflake icon on all recipes suitable for freezing, so you can make baby s meals at your convenience, or in batches, to save time and money. A complete nutritional analysis, so you can be sure you re giving your child the best possible start. Make your own super-delicious, super-nutritious homemade baby food today it s guaranteed to be the best thing that s ever crossed the high chair! Read More

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Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the l...ine between cool and constructive, it s crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn t shy about teaching. Yet the bulk of the 350-page mega-resource presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way, featuring the best of the old as well as the best of the new: classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, stop-action movie-making-plus tons of sidebars and extras, including trivia, best-of lists, and QandAs with leading thinkers whose culture-changing ideas are made accessible to kids for the first time. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate. Unbored is exciting to read, easy to use, and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humor. Kids will just think it s awesome. Contributors include Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE magazine; Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man; Douglas Rushkoff, renowned media theorist; Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG; John Edgar Park, a CG supervisor at DisneyToon Studios; and Jean Railla, founder of GetCrafty.com and Etsy consultant. Read More

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Motherhood is full of uncertainty. What do my children really need? Why are they doing that? Is this normal? What can I do to help... them? How can I know for certain that I am doing this right? The logistics are easy. Anybody can do laundry and carpool. But what makes a mother the best mom she can be? It s not better scheduling. Or more activities. Or less. It is passion the passion to teach, protect, study, and prepare her children for the future. Great, but how? Susan Merrill, the mother of five incredibly different children, has asked that question countless times. And she has read countless answers specific to a certain child s temperament, age, or situation. But nothing she read offered an overall approach to parenting that would enable her to say with confidence, ?I am doing this right.? She never guessed she would find a foundational plan a reliable, universal parenting approach in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. In The Passionate Mom, Susan takes you on a journey through Nehemiah and into the heart of parenting. Her stories and confessions in every chapter reveal what she has learned: no mom can control her child s future, but every mom can parent well. There is a plan a roadmap for how a passionate mom can parent almost any child, confidently. "...This book reaches mothers like me at both the heart level and the head level, showing us how to guide our children passionately and practically..." --Shaunti Feldhahn, social researcher, national speaker and best-selling author of "For Women Only" ?Being a mother is the greatest joy of my life. My friend Susan Merrill regularly inspires me in my role as a Mother. In her book, she will inspire you!" --Denise Jonas, Mother of Kevin, Joe, Nick and Frankie Jonas "Every mother s goal is to see her children fully blossom. In The Passionate Mom Susan Merrill not only outlines the qualities women need to be successful moms, but also lays out a practical, biblical plan to help develop those qualities. She provides sound advice to help in the difficult task of raising children." --Lauren and Tony Dungy Read More

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Discover the Truth He Wants You to Know The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they re the...re, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants you to ?get? him to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you. In her landmark bestseller, For Women Only, Shaunti Feldhahn reveals what every woman single or married needs to know. Based on rigorous research with thousands of men, Shaunti delivers one eye-opening revelation after another, including: ? Why your respect means more to him than your love. ? How he feels deep inside about his role as provider. ? What it means for a man to be so visually ?wired.? ? Why sex for him is primarily emotional, not physical. ? What he most wishes he could say to you. Now, in this expanded and updated edition, you ll find insights from the latest brain research plus an all-new chapter that shows what s really going on when he seems to ?check out.? (You ll be surprised and pleased.) Millions worldwide have experienced dramatic change in their relationships because of the ?aha? moments and practical ideas in this little book. Discover how to love your man for who he really is. Read More

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In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter s story of... a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and celebrated broadcast journalists. Whether a gift was meant to keep a daughter warm, put a roof over her head, instruct her in the ways of womanhood, encourage her talents, or just remind her of a mother s love, each story gets to the heart of a relationship. Rita Dove remembers the box of nail polish that inspired her to paint her nails in the wild stripes and polka dots she wears to this day. Lisa See writes about the gift of writing from her mother, Carolyn See. Cecilia Muñoz remembers both the wok her mother gave her and a lifetime of home-cooked family meals. Judith Hillman Paterson revisits the year of sobriety her mother bequeathed to her when Paterson was nine, the year before her mother died of alcoholism. Abigail Pogrebin writes about her middle-aged bat mitzvah, for which her mother provided flowers after a lifetime of guilt for skipping her daughter s religious education. Margo Jefferson writes about her mother s gold dress from the posh department store where they could finally shop as black women. Collectively, the pieces have a force that feels as elemental as the tides: outpourings of lightness and darkness; joy and grief; mother love and daughter love; mother love and daughter rage. In these stirring words we find that every gift, ?no matter how modest, tells the story of a powerful bond. As Elizabeth Benedict points out in her introduction, ?whether we are mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, or cherished friends, we may not know for quite some time which presents will matter the most." Read More

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Protect Yourself from Manipulation, False Accusations, and Abuse Divorce is difficult under the best of circumstances. When your s...pouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD), narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better many of these ?persuasive blamers? leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get their way. Splitting is your legal and psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic Stop Walking on Eggshells, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way. Turn to this guide to help you: Predict what your spouse may do or say in court Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic thinking Choose a lawyer who understands your case Learn how e-mails and social networking can be used against you Read More

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Give your baby and toddler the best start in life and help them grow up healthy, happy, and strong with delicious, homemade foods.... Packed with 90 easy-to-prepare recipes made with wholesome ingredients, The Baby and Toddler Cookbook along with its companion volume, Baby and Toddler On the Go offers a fresh and nutritious approach to feeding children from 6 months to 3 years. Making fresh, homemade meals for your baby and toddler is one of the best ways to give him a healthy, happy start in life. And while every parent can appreciate the convenience of already-prepared foods, balancing them with wholesome meals you have prepared yourself not only provides better nutrition, but also teaches your baby good eating habits. Packed with over 90 recipes and loads of nutritional information, The Baby and Toddler Cookbook makes cooking healthy meals easy, even for busy parents. By setting aside only a few hours a week, you can make and store an array of nutritious foods to keep baby happy and fed. All along the way, this book will give you helpful hints, guidance, and plenty of recipes to ease your path to nutrition. Each chapter begins with detailed information about the child s nutritional needs and how to address the needs at mealtime. Organized by age, the recipes follow, showing how to introduce different, appropriate foods at every development stage, from 6 months to 3 years. Each of baby s stages is covered, from starting solid foods and introducing new ingredients and textures, to easing into toddlerhood with plenty of ideas for fun meals, snacks, and desserts. This book also includes tips for making foods ahead, using the freezer to maximum advantage, and making food fun for your toddler. Selected recipes include: -Sweet Potato Puree -Creamy Pumpkin Risotto -Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal -Tofu, Rice and Avocado -Almond Butter and Banana Bites -Chicken and Veggie Pockets Read More

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