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Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Together (even if you never had it in the first place) Momover: The New Mom's Guide to Getting It Together (even if you never had it in the first place)
by Dana Wood

In this sensibly chic guide, Wood reveals the secrets of surviving the emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges that emerge in that bleary-eyed, sleep- and time-deprived first year.



The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy The Sleep Lady's Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy
by Kim West, LCSW-C with Joanne Kenen

Kim West, The Sleep Lady® and nationally respected child and sleep expert, has brought peaceful slumber to many parents and children with her well-thumbed book, Good Night, Sleep Tight. In it West introduced a gentle and effective approach to putting babies and children to sleep that includes her signature step-by-step "Sleep Lady Shuffle."



Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
by Wednesday Martin

Stepmonster illuminates the harrowing process of becoming a stepmother, exposes the myths and realities of being married to a man with children, counteracts the prevailing notion that stepmothers are solely responsible for the problems they encounter, and considers the emotional and social challenges men with children face when they remarry.



Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World
by Rafe Esquith

One of America's most celebrated educators teaches parents how to create extraordinary children-in the classroom and beyond.



Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding
by Marianne Neifert, M.D.

In Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding, Marianne Neifert, MD, one of America’s leading pediatricians and a nationally recognized lactation consultant, gives nursing mothers all the advice they need to breastfeed their babies successfully.



Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture
by Kirsten Olson

While reformers and policymakers focus on achievement gaps, testing, and accountability, millions of students mentally and emotionally disengage from learning and many gifted teachers leave the field. Ironically, today's schooling is damaging the single most essential component to education -- the joy of learning.



Teenagers Suck: What to do when missed curfews, texting, and Teenagers Suck: What to do when missed curfews, texting, and "Mom, can I have the keys" make you miserable
by Joanne Kimes, R.J. Colleary, with Rebecca Rutledge, Ph.D.

Mood swings? Check. Eye rolls? Check. Slamming doors and easily annoyed teens? Check. With an equal dose of empathy and humor, Colleary and Kimes will expertly guide parents through this traumatic, tender, and (dare we say it) sometimes terrific part of raising kids.



Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
by Jenifer Fox, M.Ed.

Your Child's Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths.



The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It
by Tony Wagner

Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy.



Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother! Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother!
by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

So you’re knocked up, huh? Congratulations!

This is one of the most magical and miraculous times in your life. But that doesn’t mean you have a free pass to shovel crap in your mouth all day long! Now that you’re eating for two, it’s more important than ever to stuff your face with the right foods.



The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby The New Mom's Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity, and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby
by Jennifer Wider, M.D.

In this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Dr. Jennifer Wider, a physician as well as the mother of two small children, delivers up-to-date medical information, candid answers to a host of questions, and expert advice on a range of postpartum issues



An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers: Shaking Hands with Aliens An Intimate Understanding of America's Teenagers: Shaking Hands with Aliens
by Bruce J. Gevirtzman

Voted Teacher of the Year and Coach of the Year, Bruce Gevirtzman shares with us the results of his years spent talking with teenagers about topics from life and lust to depression and death.