Description : Following the success of Go the F**k to Sleep, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, and Ketchup Is a Vegetable, a collection of funny, warm, and charmingly profane tales from the frontlines of parenthood by the author of the popular Baby Sideburns blog. Once upon a time you and your partner had a perfect life: dinners out, weekend mornings cuddling in bed, brunch with friends. Then you gave birth to a poop machine (or two). Now, it's all about the pediatrician, breast pumps, princess dresses, and minivans. And discovering that your pride and joy is actually a little A-hole. When your son wakes you up at 3:00 A.M. because he wants to watch Caillou, he's an a-hole. When your daughter outlines every corner of your living room with a purple crayon, she's an a-hole. When your rug rats purposely paint the kitchen ceiling with their smoothies, they're a-holes. At times like these, it's only natural to want to kill them (or yourself). But it's against the law (and there's the suicide hotline). Plus, there's that whole loving them more than anything in the whole world thing. In I Heart My Little A-Holes, Karen Alpert shares hilarious stories, lists, and deep thoughts on the joys and horrors of raising children. Accompanied by cheery illustrations and photos I Heart My Little A-Holes will make you laugh so hard you'll wish you were wearing a diaper.
Description : Now that I’m a mom, I know the most painful part isn’t getting something giant through your hooha. It’s having a real live child. If you are the kind of mom who shapes your kiddo’s organic quinoa into reproductions of the Mona Lisa, do not read this book. If you stayed up past midnight to create posters for your PTO presidential campaign, do not read this book. If you look down your nose at parents who have Domino’s pizza on speed dial, do not read this book. But if you are the kind of parent who accidentally goes ballistic on your rugrats every morning because they won’t put their shoes on and then you feel super guilty about it all day so you take them to McDonald’s for a special treat but really it’s because you opened up your freezer and panicked because you forgot to buy more frozen pizzas, then absolutely read this book. I Want My Epidural Back is a celebration of mediocre parents and how awesome they are and how their kids love them just as much as children with perfect parents. Karen Alpert’s honest but hilarious observations, stories, quips and pictures will have you nodding your head and peeing in your pants. Or on the toilet if you’re smart and read it there.
Description : A brilliant and heartbreaking novel perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why. Aysel and Roman are practically strangers, but they've been drawn into an unthinkable partnership. In a month's time, they plan to commit suicide - together. Aysel knows why she wants to die: being the daughter of a murderer doesn't equal normal, well-adjusted teenager. But she can't figure out why handsome, popular Roman wants to end it all....and why he's even more determined than she is. With the deadline getting closer, something starts to grow between Aysel and Roman - a feeling she never thought she would experience. It seems there might be something to live for, after all - but is Aysel in so deep she can't turn back?
Description : Nothing beats the mouthwatering aroma of freshly baked bread wafting through your home. It’s a scent that makes and brings back memories across generations. Bread is a staple of many diets, yet all too often we rely on processed, packaged loaves that are low in nutrients and generic in taste. It doesn’t have to be that way. With more than 100 delicious and inspiring recipes, I Love My Bread Machine will show off the surprising versatility of your bread machine. The book begins with an authoritative introduction to lay out the basics of various bread machines and how they work, overview of key ingredients, shaping techniques and finishing touches to ensure perfect results every time. The chapters that follow present a collection of superb recipes for breads of all kinds, including everyday loaves, rolls, knots and twists, quick flatbreads, herb-filled focaccias and festive breads for special occasions. Also included is a selection of gluten-free recipes that don’t compromise on texture and flavour. All recipes are clear and easy-to-follow, with preparation and baking times highlighted for each. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced baker, I Love My Bread Machine will give you the skills and inspiration to master your bread machine. You and your family will enjoy fresh, nutritious bread at home any time you want it.
Description : With her signature wit, AK Turner deftly slays all the dragons separating "life with kids" from "life with travel and adventure." Determined to prove that long-term travel need not be reserved for the lone male traveler, Turner tackles obstacles including working while traveling, affording an extended trip, pulling kids out of school, and what to do with them once you've done so. With stories from the author's experiences in a dozen locations around the globe, and the honest and hilarious admissions of her fears along the way, Vagabonding with Kids is a timely affirmation of why we should all journey forth.
Description : Featuring delicious recipes along with the unbelievable stories behind them, the author of What the F*@# Should I Make For Dinner presents a hilarious collection of culinary apologies that are perfect for anyone in need of redemption. Original.
Description : For any woman who would complete this title with "she drives me crazy!" this book is a goldmine of guidance from nationally recognized author, speaker, and family life expert Dr. Linda Mintle. Many grown daughters struggle to find balance and perspective with their mothers, and they don't realize that this emotionally charged relationship greatly impacts the health of all others in their lives. With expertise, great examples, and biblical insight, Dr. Mintle reveals how women can reinvent their connection with their mothers by practicing the spiritual acts of prayer, empathy, and forgiveness making new connections to break old patterns letting go of guilt and shame and finding peace applying anger management techniques discovering ways to honor their mothers and themselves This resource offers practical and spiritually powerful ways for women to find wholeness as they seek healing and renewal in their relationships with their mothers.
Description : No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. Véra Slonim shared his delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humour of any woman he had met. From their meeting in 1921, Vladimir's letters to his beloved Véra form a narrative arc that tells a forty-six year-long love story, and they are memorable in their entirety. Almost always playful, romantic, and pithy, the letters tell us much about the man and the writer; we see that Vladimir observed everything, from animals, faces, speech, and landscapes with genuine fascination.
Description : • Powerful, image-filled reflections on listening to and responding to the Holy within and around us • Personal devotional reading: words for the wordless Have you ever worked up the courage to pray and opened your mouth to discover you didn't know what to say? Perhaps you were worried you might sound foolish or like a toddler or worse yet, you might say something you didn't really mean. Or have you ever steadied yourself to pray, lit a candle, rang the singing bowl, and realized that there were no words in our human language that could possibly contain what it is that you want to say in prayer. Our words have holes in them. Ginny Wilder offers a collection of prayers, poems, reflections, and stories written from a heart that knows what it is like to dwell in the fringe and in the wilderness. It was her ongoing conversation with God, knowing that her words had holes in them, that helped keep her connected and grounded when leaving and coming back to church. These writings are geared towards those who need a different kind of way to nourish their spiritual journey - the spiritually hungry, lost (and found), seekers, and anyone contemplating their prayer life and relationship with God. The language is simple, the settings are personal, and the conversation is always between our hearts and the heart of our God.