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I Want My Epidural Back

I Want My Epidural Back

Adventures in Mediocre Parenting

  • Author: Karen Alpert
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062427091
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 320
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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.

I Want My Mummy Back

I Want My Mummy Back

A Moving True Story of One Family's Loss

  • Author: Jon Nicholson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 140702308X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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'This account will not hide from the truth of what this illness does to the one who is suffering, and to all those whom that person loved the most. Above all, however, I want to write this book because my story, which is also Emma's and that of our three wonderful children, is nevertheless a story of hope.' Living Without Emma is Jon's Nicholson's moving account of how he and their three young children coped when their mother was diagnosed with the cancer that ultimately took her life. On her 35th birthday, Emma Nicholson was told she had a tumour - it turned out to be osterosarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer. For 14 months she fought the disease and here Jon writes about how her illness put unimaginable strains on his relationship with his wife and the loved ones around them, how it pitched them all into roles they had never foreseen, and how as a family they coped and pulled together in the dark days after her death to discover a life that, although very different from the one they had planned, is happy.

Communication and Sex-role Socialization

Communication and Sex-role Socialization

  • Author: Cynthia Berryman-Fink,Deborah Ballard-Reisch,Lisa H. Newman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317367340
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 588
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Originally published in 1993. The essays in this book collectively seek to illuminate the role of communication and sex-role socialization throughout the life cycle. Section 1 addresses some important issues and behaviours that have an impact on the beginnings of the socialization process. Section 2 covers socialization later on in relationships, the workplace and the political arena while section 3 looks at manifestations of socialization through communication strategies and skills. Finally section 4 addresses ways to alter socialization through instructional practices in higher education. The approach to studying sex-role socialization varies by perspective and methodology and conclusions are interpreted in diverse ways but the results have been very similar and the research in this volume shows that the socialization of males and females continues to reinforce male dominance despite women’s advancement toward equal status in society. This work is of interest in the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology and women’s studies as well as communication.

Choice, Control and Contemporary Childbirth

Choice, Control and Contemporary Childbirth

Understanding Through Women's Stories

  • Author: Julie Jomeen,Lura L. Pethtel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315346923
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
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Current maternity policy advocates choice and control for women in maternity care, and promotes women as active childbirth consumers and decision-makers. However, evidence that women receive true choice within contemporary maternity services is lacking, and continued and pervasive barriers to choice continue to have profound consequences for many. Choice, Control and Contemporary Childbirth explores the narrative childbirth experiences of a group of women, outlining current policy and providing an overview of the relevant discourses to which women are exposed when making choices for maternity care. This book is unique in presenting narratives that reveal varying identities for women across their maternity exerience, illustrating how maternity choices are simulataneously promised and constrained. It provides practitioners, service providers and policymakers in maternity care, and all those with an interest in birth provision, with profound insights into both women's experiences of childbirth and how choices can be better facilitated in future. 'Maternal choice and control are a challenge in contemporary society, with the changing demography of the population, the rising birth rate and financial constraints. Collecting this diverse information in one publication is timely and an invaluable resource for the practising and academically active midwives, obstetricians and health service managers.' - From the Foreword by Tina Lavender

I Want My Darn Skates

I Want My Darn Skates

  • Author: Samantha Lewis
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1504920910
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 228
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“I Want My Darn Skates,” tells about the life of Samantha Lewis from about the age of nine years old throughout her life. God directs her to go back to that point in her life when she began her relationship with Jesus Christ and was introduced to the Word of God. It was also at that point in her life when she really wanted a pair of skates that she worked so hard for but she never got. The story goes from there on through her High School, which she does not graduate from because she marries and becomes pregnant. She enters the United States Air Force and later reenlists. She goes on to become a Commissioned Officer and is retired early from Active Duty because she became disabled. After she and her family returned to Birmingham, Alabama, she eventually gets back to work before having another child. Afterwards, her brother, Josh, moves in on her mother and begins to sell drugs. Samantha knows this brother is selling drugs because she is buying drugs from him. Another brother, Rufus, becomes part of an unsuccessful marriage and ends up on crack cocaine and living on the streets. Samantha is having seizures due to the tremendous amount of stress she is under, which causes her to lose her driver’s license, lose her job, and she feels as if she is losing her mind. She doesn’t know where to turn. Samantha cries out to God. God tells her that what she is going through sounds like a great story. Without any provocation, God tells her if she writes this story, that He will bless it. Watch God do what He said He would do. “God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man that He should repent.” Watch God do what He said He would do.

Fourth Sunday

Fourth Sunday

The Journey of a Book Club

  • Author: B. W. Read
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451608039
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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What happens when a real life book club decides to write their own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read. Fourth Sunday written by B.W. Read (aka “Because We Read”) is the tale of seven women and their journey towards friendship by way of a simple book club. Over time, their friendship grows beyond books, as their lives, relationships, careers, and families become one. The core group of women—Gwen, Natalie, Allana, Brianna, Camille, Destiny, and Adriane—shares not only their love of books at these monthly meetings but their life experiences as well. Over two years, the women undergo a number of trials within their own lives as they confront divorce, illness, romantic highs and lows, sexual experimentation, and career challenges. Throughout the good times and bad times, their book club family provides support, encouragement, laughter, and love. Fourth Sunday is timeless cosmopolitan literature. The novel incorporates intellect and riveting facts about medical, political and small business state of affairs while balancing playfulness and sensuality. It is funny, it is sad, it is contemporary, but most of all it is real.

Sandman

Sandman

  • Author: Thomas Trabosci
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469169517
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 411
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Psychologist Emily Morgan has everything in life a woman could ask for; a loving husband, a nice home, and a successful private practice in the city. But this seemingly perfect life soon changes when she agrees to take part in a new - and controversial - inmate analysis program aimed at understanding the psyche of one of the towns most heinous serial killers, Edgar Dumont. Intrigued by Edgars lack of remorse and calm demeanor, Emily enters a world of unadulterated violence and cruelty as she becomes trapped within his deadly game of manipulation and deceit.

Rhythm's Fate

Rhythm's Fate

When Goodbye Is Too Hard to Say

  • Author: Darla Marx,Michael Sperandio
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1438937059
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 116
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'Rhythm's Fate' is the true story of two people's journey into uncharted water's called internet dating. It is the story of a woman who chose a man out of a sea of faces and her unwavering faith as they are tossed into the eye of the storm. What starts out as a simple email turns into a saga of epic proportion. A song writer seducing his prey with written words, Rake Michael consumes Unwavering only to be caught up in the web he has created. Through poetry their tale unfolds as they fight demon's from their past and obsess over the unknown. Their story is of reason and fate. When two people are brought together by more than mere circumstance but by the touch of death as a soul passes into the after life. In the end Jazzman and Dr. D discover they must listen to the rhythm that beats from the heart, when the secret is revealed, when "goodbye is too hard to say."

So You Want to be a Medical Mum?

So You Want to be a Medical Mum?

  • Author: Emma Hill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199237581
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 223
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In 2006 over 60% of medical graduates in the UK were female, and the number of women going to medical school as 'mature students' is steadily increasing. Most of these women will, at some point, choose to have a baby, but the question always asked is 'How?' Not, of course, from a biological perspective, as doctors are all scientists at heart; but how do to fit it in with a medical career? Along with the problem of finding time to actually have a baby, and copingas a pregnant doctor, there is the problem of finding information when it is most needed. This book addresses this problem, bringing a wealth of information together in one easy-to-use resource. Written by a new mother, who has faced the joys and frustrations of combining medicine and being a mother,this book is a "one stop shop" for all new mothers and mothers to be.

Preparing for a Healthy Birth

Preparing for a Healthy Birth

  • Author: Sylvie Donna
  • Publisher: Fresh Heart Publishing
  • ISBN: 1906619050
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 564
  • View: 8848
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Are you pregnant, or hoping to have a baby soon? This book is a reassuring and thought-provoking 10-step guide for women who want to go through pregnancy and birth with as little intervention and disturbance as possible, with a midwife or consultant in attendance, for the sake of safety. Based on the idea that childbirth is a healthy process and not a sickness of any kind, this book will provide you with the information and inspiration you need in order to get your baby - or babies! - born healthily. (Actually, the book features several mothers of twins or triplets, who also had completely normal births, as well as mothers who were considered 'high risk' for other reasons, such as being over 30.) The 10-step programme is presented in a chatty, easy-read format and includes information not usually easily-available to non-experts, as well as plenty of first-hand accounts or comments from women who've had entirely healthy births. (There are also a few cautionary tales from those who didn't...) Contributions come from Michel Odent (pioneer of water births), Janet Balaskas (the woman who realised we're better off not lying down when we give birth!) and Bill Bryson (the travel writer)... as well as from many other experts and 'ordinary' but extraordinary mothers, who made this book possible. In short, this is a handbook which could make a real difference to your future and also that of your babies and wider family. There is a comprehensive Glossary and Index, which could be very useful to you if you're new to this business of having babies, or if you want to make your experience far better than it was last time. A comment from an antenatal teacher: "What every woman will want to know, put simply and clearly." A comment from a midwife, perinatal researcher and adjunct professor (Betty-Anne Daviss): "Sylvie has created a prescription for healthy birth in a 10-step approach to keep parents focused on what is important in a potentially disastrous birth environment... She has... provided us with a book that encapsulates anything you wanted to know about keeping your birth normal and healthy..." And a comment from a mother: "Had a very late night Friday as I could not put your book down. Wow!"