A Jewish Mother's Guide to Professional Worry


Author: Steve Malkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978760809

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 174

View: 3346

When Stephen Malkin realized that his mother was a "professional" worrier, he decided to interview her and, in a scientific way, discover the secrets of her success. The result is A Jewish Mother's Guide to Professional Worry, a book that flies in the face of standard self-help wisdom. In its pages, Malkin provides a series of humorous tips, anecdotes, realizations, insights, rules, and arguments designed to teach readers how to worry in a way that gets them what they want easier and faster; how to avoid mistakes; and when, if ever, to stop worrying. The book even includes methods to help readers worry their way to health, prosperity, and possibly even happiness. Funny, poignant, universally applicable, and profound enough to change a reader's life, this is the ultimate how-to-worry book - perfect for anyone who has mistakenly been told, "Don't worry."

Jewish as a Second Language

How to Worry, How to Interrupt, How to Say the Opposite of What You Mean


Author: Molly Katz

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761158405

Category: Humor

Page: 182

View: 2009

In this completely revised, updated, and expanded second edition of "Jewish as a Second Language," Katz shows how to worry, interrupt, and say the opposite of what one means.

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure


Author: Rachel Friedman

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 038534337X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 2033

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she's never done before: simply live for the moment.

The Epidural Book

A Woman's Guide to Anesthesia for Childbirth


Author: Richard Siegenfeld

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407337

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 3967

The majority of women giving birth in the United States receive an epidural during labor and delivery; many others receive a spinal block. The Epidural Book fully explains anesthesia used during labor and vaginal delivery or C-section, with an emphasis on epidurals. Dr. Richard Siegenfeld answers pregnant women's questions, including • Who administers epidurals and spinal blocks and when?• How does anesthesia affect both the mother and the baby?• Under what circumstances should a woman avoid an epidural?• What happens during the recovery period?• What problems can arise? Written by an experienced anesthesiologist, The Epidural Book is lighthearted and informative. This easy-to-read guide helps an expectant mother prepare for her all-important day. -- Steven P. Cohen, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The Portable Jewish Mother

Guilt, Food, And... When Are You Giving Me Grandchildren


Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781598693416

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 1344

A humorous collection of facts, myths, jokes, anecdotes, expressions, and misconceptions about Jewish mothers and the experiences of their children.

Bad Mother

A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace


Author: Ayelet Waldman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0767932161

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 6168

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as a “bad mother”? Writing with remarkable candor, and dispensing much hilarious and helpful advice along the way—Is breast best? What should you do when your daughter dresses up as a “ho” for Halloween?—Ayelet Waldman says it's time for women to get over it and get on with it in this wry, unflinchingly honest, and always insightful memoir on modern motherhood.

Talk to God and Fix Your Health: The Real Reasons Why We Get Sick, and How to Stay Healthy


Author: Rivka Levy

Publisher: Matronita Press

ISBN: 9789657739013

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

View: 7695

'Talk to God and Fix Your Health' is holistic medicine at its best, combining cutting edge alternative medicine ideas with the latest scientifically-proven advances in spiritual healing and energy medicine techniques. The result is a practical guide that's packed with easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement ideas to heal body, mind and soul.

A Bittersweet Season

Caring for Our Aging Parents-- and Ourselves


Author: Jane Gross

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030747240X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 434

View: 6663

In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed. Reprint.

The Fifth Trimester

The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Success After Baby


Author: Lauren Smith Brody

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385541422

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 3851

The first three trimesters (and the fourth—those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. A funny, tells-it-like-it-is guide for new mothers coping with the demands of returning to the real world after giving birth, The Fifth Trimester is packed with honest, funny, and comforting advice from 800 moms, including: •The boss-approved way to ask for flextime (and more money!) •How to know if it’s more than “just the baby blues” •How to pump breastmilk on an airplane (or, if you must, in a bathroom) •What military science knows about working through sleep deprivation •Your new sixty-second get-out-of-the-house beauty routine •How to turn your commute into a mini–therapy session •Your daycare tour or nanny interview, totally decoded

The Pregnancy Bible

Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Early Parenthood


Author: Joanne Stone,Keith Eddleman

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552977965

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 1009

Provides advice on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, covering such topic as prenatal care, intimacy and emotions, childbirth classes, and the stages of labor.

Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah?

The Essential Scoop on Raising Modern Jewish Kids


Author: Sharon Duke Estroff

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307482650

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2381

How do you help your child choose between mandatory baseball practice and Hebrew school? How can you plan a birthday party (not to mention bar or bat mitzvah party!) for your child without sacrificing your values, sanity, and pocketbook? How can you keep peace on the homework homefront? And how do you deal with Santa envy–let alone the entire month of December? As any modern Jewish parent knows, balancing family traditions and the realities of contemporary culture can be incredibly challenging. Answering questions both old and new, Jewish and secular, internationally syndicated parenting columnist and award-winning Jewish educator and mother of four, Sharon Duke Estroff illuminates the ways that Jewish tradition can be used to form a lasting, emotional safety net for modern families. Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? is an instant classic.

Raising a Child with Soul

How Time-Tested Jewish Wisdom Can Shape Your Child's Character


Author: Slovie Jungreis-Wolff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429948920

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 4018

With the seemingly insurmountable pressures placed on families today, many parents lack the spiritual foundation and practical knowledge to chart a clear-cut course in child-rearing. Parents question whether nurturing their children's souls is even possible in the fast-paced materialistic culture in which we live. Utilizing the insight that springs from her knowledge of Torah wisdom, her personal experiences and the experiences of those she has counseled, Slovie Jungreis-Wolff, a longtime parenting coach and advisor to young couples and families teaches in detail how to approach the entire gamut of issues, with a special emphasis on strengthening the child's morality and character. Parents will learn how to: • Instill simchas hachayim, "true joy," in their children • Value chessed, kindness, in a self-absorbed world • Create a mikdash me'at, a home filled with calm and reflection • Teach children gratitude and appreciation • And much more... From discipline to sibling rivalry to effective communication skills, Raising a Child with Soul offers unique concepts and pragmatic ideas that can be understood and applied to both Jewish and non-Jewish households.

The Stress-free Pregnancy Guide

A Doctor Tells You what to Really Expect


Author: Carol Livoti,Elizabeth Topp

Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association

ISBN: 9780814480557

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 294

View: 3714

While there is perhaps no happier time in a woman's life than the first few months of her pregnancy, it can also be stressful. Are the symptoms they are experiencing normal? Are they eating right? And most important, is their baby all right? The Stress-Free Pregnancy Guide dispels myths and puts mothers' endless worries to rest with a healthy dose of reassuring and reader-friendly advice. Expectant moms will discover exactly why their bodies are experiencing certain changes, what else to expect, and how to recognize any rare but real problems should they occur.

From Frazzled to Focused


Author: Rivka Caroline,Amy Sweeting

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1938416252

Category: Mothers

Page: 202

View: 2533

It takes more effort to be disorganized than to be organized. Do, delegate, delete. Prioritize those priorities. Practice makes good enough. Don't put it down, put it away. Outsource those decisions. Let your systems do your thinking.

The Jewish Wedding Now


Author: Anita Diamant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501153943

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 9491

Now completely revised, this definitive guide provides a wealth of options for creating a Jewish wedding--whether totally traditional or cutting-edge contemporary--that combines spiritual meaning and joyous celebration.

Buying Dad

One Woman's Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor


Author: Harlyn Aizley

Publisher: Alyson Publications

ISBN: 9781555837556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 313

View: 3612

Harlyn Aizley takes the reader on one of the most personal, intimate and utterly female journeys any woman, gay or straight, can make - that of becoming a mother. Aizley's story begins with the search for sperm. The journey unfolds within the context of her relationship with her female partner, her mother's cancer diagnosis, the threat of her own possible infertility, and finally pregnancy itself. Aizley's wry voice and candid prose embrace this confluence of major life events with humour and wisdom.

New York


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

View: 8469