The day Mom didn't get dressed and went on strike, Dad called her 'a Wild Thing' and Mom said 'Cook your own dinner' and stomped off upstairs to have a bath . . . In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mom finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Moms are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Moms and try to entice her to join their conga . . . But Mom has just remembered who she loves best of all . . . Lovingly illustrated by the award-winning Sholto Walker, this little book is the perfect gift for baby showers, new moms - or any mom who's ever wanted to go on strike.
"In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mom finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Moms are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Moms and try to entice her to join their conga but Mom has just remembered who she loves best of all"--Amazon.
A fascinating and entertaining tour of motherhood in the animal kingdom that reveals a new perspective on the mother/child relationship. Being a mom is a tough job—but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar takes readers on an enthralling tour of the animal kingdom as she explores the phenomenon of motherhood in the wild. A journey through motherhood for the animal kingdom—from the initial phases of gestation and pregnancy through breastfeeding and toddler-rearing and trying to parent a teenager through empty nest syndrome (which, in many of these cases, is quite literal!) to being a grandmother. In Wild Moms, Dr. Bondar answers a whole host of questions about the animal kingdom: How do moms in the animal kingdom cope with crying babies and potty training? How does breastfeeding work in the wild—particularly when a mother is nursing not one baby at a time, but a whole litter? If children with disabilities do not fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution (I.e. Survival of the fittest), then why do we see mothers from various mammalian groups providing ongoing care to disabled offspring? Accessible and entertaining, Wild Moms is a celebration of moms everywhere—and a book guaranteed to make readers think about motherhood in an entirely new way.
Beware the Wild?it bites. Ever since Julie Marchen helped defeat the fairytale world of the Wild, life?s been pretty much back to normal. That is, as normal as life can be for a girl whose mom is Rapunzel. Yes, that Rapunzel. Then the Wild mysteriously releases Zel?s prince (Julie?s dad!)?a rescue-minded hero who crashes full-speed ahead into the 21st century! (YOU try teaching a 500-year-old prince to use a seatbelt.) Julie?s over the moon, but when a wicked Fairy Godmother kidnaps Sleeping Beauty and reawakens the Wild, Julie and her dad set off on an action-packed adventure to save the distressed damsel? and the world. If they can?t, they?ll spend eternity in a fairytale.
In this witty and exuberant collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales, humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services--from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting crime. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women—who also happen to be ghosts. This is a realm in which jealousy, stubbornness, and other excessive “feminine” passions are not to be feared or suppressed, but rather cultivated; and, chances are, a man named Mr. Tei will notice your talents and recruit you, dead or alive (preferably dead), to join his mysterious company. In this witty and exuberant collection of linked stories, Aoko Matsuda takes the rich, millenia-old tradition of Japanese folktales—shapeshifting wives and foxes, magical trees and wells—and wholly reinvents them, presenting a world in which humans are consoled, guided, challenged, and transformed by the only sometimes visible forces that surround them.
Dad suggests a sherry 'To keep us both going', in the cosy front room with the firelight glowing ... Then out comes the Baileys. And mum hits the rum. Hours of merriment and a stocking-clad tango later, they drift off to sleep - the living room in disarray, the presents unwrapped and their careful Christmas preparations in ruins. But come morning it seems a mysterious visitor has saved the day . This tipsy twist on the nation's favourite festive poem is the perfect gift for harassed parents everywhere.
For fans of the bestselling phenomenon The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, Katie Blackburn’s Dozy Bear and the Secret of Sleep is an innovative, beautiful, and rhythmic picture book about a little bear named Dozy who wanted to sleep but didn’t know how… Combining proven sleep and relaxation techniques with Richard Smythe’s gorgeous, dreamlike illustrations, this is the perfect companion for any parent who wants to turn naptime or bedtime into a calming experience.
A parent's guide to movies on video appropriate for children aged two to eighteen reviews more than five hundred movies for families, including plot descriptions, the issues they explore, and warnings about violence, stereotypes, sex, and more. Original.
A teenager's quest to find the perfect partner for her mum When you try to set your mom's life right, be prepared to have your own life turned upside down Seventeen-year-old Ila Isham has a lot to worry about. There's the angst of being an Ali Zafar groupie, for one. Then there are the extra layers of fat she has inherited from her part-Punjabi lineage. Add to this parents who have separated; an enthusiastic best friend, Deepali, whose idea of variety means dating three guys at the same time; and Aunty Maleeka, her mom's best friend, whose good intentions and savvy skills throw up more problems than solutions, and Ila's cup of woes runneth over. Her life takes an exciting turn when she decides to hunt for the perfect partner for her mother. With a little help from Deepali, Aunty Maleeka and Dev of the inviting chocolate-pool eyes, Ila will have to brave it all - from Shaadi.com and OKCupid profiles to handlebar-moustache colonels and middle-aged psychos - if she wants to succeed in her quest.
"Mothering in the Third Wave is a welcome addition to scholarship on both third-wave feminism and feminist mothering. The volume continues in the tradition of earlier third-wave anthologies in its inclusive and diverse vision of feminisms and feminists, while forging new ground in its focus on third-wave mothers and third-wave practices of mothering. In exploring how the institution of motherhood is shaped by today's political and social realities, Mothering in the Third Wave examines contemporary experiences of feminist mothering while connecting to earlier writing on the subject since the 1970s. Recommended for readers of any generation interested in the complexities of feminist mothering in the twenty-first century." - Astrid Henry, author of Not My Mother's Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism
Short, humorous chapters weave together the practical and the spiritual to help couples grow. A diverse array of topics include forgiveness, what a healthy marriage looks like, surviving life in the fast lane, and 45 others.
Today many moms would choose to stay home and raise their children if they felt they had a choice. "The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Making Money is a highly informative resource that provides working women with the tools and the encouragement needed to balance the difficult tasks of maintaining a successful family, earning a supplemental income, and developing a profitable business. From self-analysis to creating a business plan, she provides sound advice for overcoming such barriers as avoiding scams, dealing with the fear that stems from uncertainty, and acquiring the needed start-up capital."The Stay-at-Home Mom's Guide to Making Money also includes profiles in the second half of the book that offer great business ideas for moms in nearly every field of interest. Some examples include: Desktop Publisher, Accountant, Craftsmaker, Transcriptionist, Massage Therapist, and Word Processor. This comprehensive guide helps stay-at-home moms effectively deal with managing a family, a house, a business, and it illustrates creative ways to integrate work and family life successfully.About the AuthorLiz Folger works at home running two successful businesses while raising her two daughters. Also a freelance writer, she enjoys writing on parenting issues and has established her own website called Bizy Moms at: /http: //www.bizymoms.com. She currently resides in Northern California and conducts seminars for moms who wish to work at home.
A family management expert offers a practical and inspirational guide for working mothers that explains the art of family teamwork and details how to establish routines, delegate responsibility, manage finances, save time, and balance one's life. Original. 100,000 first printing. Tour.