Category : Self-Help
Editor : Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN : 9781492618447
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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Live your best life—even after your kids leave home When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives-but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward? From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781400066117
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 225
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A moving memoir about the legendary author’s relationship with her own mother. Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick! The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights. Praise for Mom & Me & Mom “Mom & Me & Mom is delivered with Angelou’s trademark good humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger between these lines, if lives are partially revealed without all the bitter details exposed, well, that is part of Angelou’s forgiving design. As an account of reconciliation, this little book is just revealing enough, and pretty irresistible.”—The Washington Post “Moving . . . a remarkable portrait of two courageous souls.”—People “[The] latest, and most potent, of her serial autobiographies . . . [a] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou’s spectacular canon.”—Elle “Mesmerizing . . . Angelou has a way with words that can still dazzle us, and with her mother as a subject, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and mystery woman.”—Essence

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780064435819
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 42
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Tell me again about the night I was born. Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents. Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, author and illustrator of the best-selling When I Was Little: A Four Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth, have joined together again to create a fresh new picture book for every parent and every child. In asking her parents to tell her again about the night of her birth, a young girl shows that it is a cherished tale she knows by heart. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born is a unique, exuberant story about adoption and about the importance of a loving family.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781982107000
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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The triumphant New York Times Bestseller *The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick* Named one of the Best Books of the Year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle "A gem of a book." —Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo How much can a family forgive? Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbors in the suburbs. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come. In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Workman Publishing Company
ISBN : 9781523512102
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 57
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Introducing two new titles that let kids celebrate Mom and Dad in the best and most personal way—through their own words and pictures! Sweet, lively, and engaging, A Book about Mom with Words and Pictures by Me, and A Book about Dad with Words and Pictures by Me are unique fill-in books that invite kids to be author and illustrator and create a one-of-a-kind gift for Mom and Dad. Every page has a heartwarming, imaginative (and sometimes cheeky!) prompt—a sentence to finish or an illustration to complete—to help kids capture everything they know and love about their parent, from their favorite things to do together to what kind of pizza topping they would be. A sheet of illustrated stickers gives kids even more ways to customize the work! Each book starts with a letter to parent from child, and then the fun begins, from: Your favorite animal is ______. You are terrified of ______! To: I wrote a story about you. Want to read it together? To: Look! I drew a picture of us on an intergalactic space adventure! And finally: This is us, having the greatest adventure ever. I love you, Mom! This is us, doing what we do best. I love you, Dad! The end result? A treasured keepsake of a gift, perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, or any special occasion.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781439158432
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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Everyone has only nice things to say about my mom. Everyone likes her. She looks nice. She bakes great cookies and makes me feel better when I have a bad day. But would a really nice mom do embarrassing things like kiss me in public and tell loud jokes that no one thinks are funny? Well, my mom does those terrible things and worse - that's why I am sure that I have the most embarrassing mom in the world and that my mom is trying to ruin my life... Or is she?

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Delacorte Press
ISBN : 9781524769901
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 160
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Fans of Sophie Kinsella's sparkling humor will love her first ever illustrated series for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo! Ella Brook can't wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella's mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it's up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?

Category : Religion
Editor : Zondervan
ISBN : 9780310362630
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 192
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When the kids are gone, you can discover a richer, deeper, and more fulfilling life than you ever imagined! Whether you've been looking forward to it or dreading it, the experience of coming home to an empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations, and one gigantic, all-consuming thought: Now what? As an empty nester, the options before you are practically limitless--a fact that can be as exciting as it is terrifying. In this book, Jim Burns combines his personal experiences with extensive research, interviews with other empty nesters, and his professional work as a family educator to help you navigate your new life as an empty nester and find joy in the opportunities for life-change before you. Rather than offering shallow suggestions of hobbies you should take up, Burns encourages you to actively pursue a fresh start, reinvent yourself, and thrive beyond this new stage. To help you do this, he equips you with practical advice and timeless principles, including how to: Change the relationship you once had with your children--for the better Face big issues (like aging parents, finances, and kids returning home) with confidence And rekindle your fire and purpose to live with passion day by day Amid his wealth of know-how, you'll uncover what may be the most important takeaway of all: hope that the best is yet to come.

Category : Family & Relationships
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 161159166X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 368
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters provides support during an emotional but exciting time for parents -- sending their children off to college, new homes, or careers. A must read for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters. Full of heartfelt stories about gazing at surprisingly clean bedrooms, starting new careers, rediscovering spouses, and handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of children, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters will inspire, support, and amuse parents. They’ll nod their heads, cry a little, and laugh a lot, as they read these oh-so-true stories.

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Schwartz & Wade
ISBN : 9780553521368
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 32
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A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance - a perfect storytime read this Mother's Day! Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for very young readers and listeners. When the puppy comes to live with his new mom, he is nervous. After all, his mom has stripes and he doesn't. But his mom says she likes that they look different, and soon the puppy likes it, too. (And who cares what anyone else thinks!) The puppy's new mom does all the things other parents do. She plays with him, takes care of him, and sometimes even makes him mad! But that's okay, because when he's feeling sad, she knows just what to say. "A gentle, comforting story about nontraditional families."--Booklist