It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)

Author: Nora McInerny Purmort

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: January 19, 2020

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“Thank you for the perfect blend of nostalgia-drenched humor, wit, and heartbreak, Nora.” — Mandy Moorecomedy = tragedy + time/roséTwenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron’s hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It’s Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your “one wild and precious life” to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.This book is for people who have been through some shit.This is for people who aren’t sure if they’re saying or doing the right thing (you’re not, but nobody is). This is for people who had their life turned upside down and just learned to live that way. For people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store. This is for everyone who wondered what exactly they’re supposed to be doing with their one wild and precious life. I don’t actually have the answer, but if you find out, will you text me?

Push Back

Author: Amy Tuteur (M.D.)

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: January 18, 2020

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A Harvard-trained obstetrician-gynecologist, prominent blogger, and author of the classic How Your Baby Is Born delivers a timely, important, and sure to be headline-making expose that shines a light on the natural parenting movement and the multimillion-dollar industry behind it.The natural parenting movement praises the virtues of birth without medical interference, staunchly advocates breastfeeding for all mothers, and hails attachment parenting. Once the exclusive province of the alternative lifestyle, natural parenting has gone mainstream, becoming a lucrative big business today.But those who do not subscribe to this method are often made to feel as if they are doing their children harm. Dr. Amy Tuteur understands their apprehensions. “Parenting quickly feels synonymous with guilt. And of late, there is no bigger arena for this pervasive guilt than childbirth.” As a medical professional with a long career in obstetrics and gynecology and as the mother of four children, Tuteur is no stranger to the insurmountable pressures and subsequent feelings of blame and self-condemnation that mothers experience during their children’s early years. The natural parenting movement, she contends, is not helping them raise their children better. Instead, it capitalizes on their uncertainty, manipulating parents when they are most vulnerable.In Push Back, she chronicles the movement’s history from its roots to its modern practices, incorporating her own experiences as a mother and successful OB-GYN with original research on the latest in childbirth science. She also reveals the dangerous and overtly misogynistic motives of some of its proponents—conservative men who sought to limit women’s control and autonomy. As she debunks, one by one, the guilt-inducing myths of natural birth and parenting, Dr. Tuteur empowers women to embrace the method of childbirth that is right for them, while reassuring all parents that the most important thing they can do is love and care for their children.

If You’d Just Listened to Me in the First Place…

Author: Barbara Venkataraman

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: January 17, 2020

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"Nagging just sounds so negative, and I am not a negative person. Truth is, I’m the kind of person you'd ask for directions if you were lost, or tell your life story to while waiting in line at the grocery store, which has happened on more than one occasion, believe me." Sure, Ella Boudreaux is great at nagging--in fact, she’s the best---but where has it gotten her? Nowhere, that’s where. She can’t hold onto a job and she can’t find her true calling, but she knows it’s out there. Could a handsome stranger help her find her destiny? Or maybe he was her destiny...

New Dad Words of Wisdom

Author: Beau Salts

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: January 16, 2020

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ARE YOU A NEW DADDY?  EXPECTING TO BE A DADDY?  KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?  DO YOU NEED SOME GUIDANCE?The prospect of being a first-time parent might seem daunting.  After all, you want the very best for your little bundle of joy.Maybe you have fears and worries, like being unsure if you can soothe your new baby when he or she cries.  Or perhaps you secretly wonder if you’ll be able to do everything right.  If you are feeling a bit clueless, you are certainly not alone.Do you know you need to do some research but just don’t have the time to scour every corner of the internet or every parenting book out there?Well fear not – this book has you covered.  In NEW DAD WORDS OF WISDOM, all that work has already been done for you.  In about an hour, you can learn all the basics you need to know, and save yourself hours and days of tedious research.LEARN THE BASICS OF NEWBORN CARE AND TURN YOUR FEAR AND DOUBT INSIDE OUT! NEW DAD WORDS OF WISDOM was written by Beau Salts, a MALE REGISTERED NURSE, with the rookie dad (or mom) in mind.  It contains all of the do’s and do-nots of parenting, to give your mini-me the very best possible start in life.This concise guide tackles all of the core points of new-born child care.  You are going to learn:The unexpected mindset you have to guard against as a new father, even though you may have thought it could only affect your lady.How a simple $3 item at your local pharmacy can help keep your baby from getting sick.How to deal with unwanted attention from visitors.All about the essential item you are going to need if you don’t want to carry your baby around all the time.Already have a beloved pet?  Learn how to avoid playing favorites when you bring your new baby home.A little trick for diaper care with baby boys that will prevent an unpleasant surprise!How a blanket can minimize the amount of sleep you lose.The products you must AVOID using in the care of your newborn.Your key role as a dad that you must fulfill, and how to fulfill it.How to balance your job and your responsibilities as a father.And much, much more!Sadly, babies don’t come equipped with an instruction leaflet, but this detailed guide contains all you’ll need in a simple and easy-to-digest format.Fatherhood is a monumental and joyous change in any man’s life; ensure you start off on the right foot – you, and your baby, deserve it.Scroll up to the TOP + hit the BUY BUTTON

Push Back

Author: Amy Tuteur, M.D.

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: January 15, 2020

Deal ends: January 15, 2020

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A Harvard-trained obstetrician-gynecologist, prominent blogger, and author of the classic How Your Baby Is Born delivers a timely, important, and sure to be headline-making expose that shines a light on the natural parenting movement and the multimillion-dollar industry behind it.The natural parenting movement praises the virtues of birth without medical interference, staunchly advocates breastfeeding for all mothers, and hails attachment parenting. Once the exclusive province of the alternative lifestyle, natural parenting has gone mainstream, becoming a lucrative big business today.But those who do not subscribe to this method are often made to feel as if they are doing their children harm. Dr. Amy Tuteur understands their apprehensions. “Parenting quickly feels synonymous with guilt. And of late, there is no bigger arena for this pervasive guilt than childbirth.” As a medical professional with a long career in obstetrics and gynecology and as the mother of four children, Tuteur is no stranger to the insurmountable pressures and subsequent feelings of blame and self-condemnation that mothers experience during their children’s early years. The natural parenting movement, she contends, is not helping them raise their children better. Instead, it capitalizes on their uncertainty, manipulating parents when they are most vulnerable.In Push Back, she chronicles the movement’s history from its roots to its modern practices, incorporating her own experiences as a mother and successful OB-GYN with original research on the latest in childbirth science. She also reveals the dangerous and overtly misogynistic motives of some of its proponents—conservative men who sought to limit women’s control and autonomy. As she debunks, one by one, the guilt-inducing myths of natural birth and parenting, Dr. Tuteur empowers women to embrace the method of childbirth that is right for them, while reassuring all parents that the most important thing they can do is love and care for their children.

Potty Training for Busy Parents

Author: Allison Jandu

Category: Parenting & Family

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Deal starts: January 14, 2020

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Potty training triumph—for very busy familiesIt’s time to change out of diapers for good. But what approach to use? Potty Training for Busy Parents is here to help make this vital transition smooth for your child—and for you. You can customize this practical, step-by-step potty training program to fit the time you have available.You’ll learn a variety of techniques designed to be effective no matter your child’s age or personality. Find out how to tailor your approach based on their behavior and attitude during the potty training process. This definitive guide will help put your child on the potty—while taking off all the pressure.Potty Training for Busy Parents includes:Coordinating care—Tips for daycare and a handy notes section make it easy to share potty training strategies with your child’s other caregivers.Supportive words—Stumped on how to talk your child through training? Find ideas for what to say during each step of the process.Training troubleshooting—Get the advice you need if potty training gets tricky, with help for naptime, nighttime, and more.Help your little one transition confidently to a diaper-free life with Potty Training for Busy Parents.