Children are always a joy, but sometimes we all need a little bit of advice and the reassurance that there are other parents who are going through the same situations as ourselves!

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10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children
By Shmuley Boteach

Why do I have to repeat everything? Why does every conversation end in an argument? Communicating with our children. Conversing. Connecting. When did it become so difficult? And how do we begin to change it  for the better? This book was designed to help parents answer these important questions. 

•  Hardcover
Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.  Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to:

  • Change a baby at a packed sports stadium
  • Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear
  • Stay awake (or at least upright) at work
  • Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat
  • Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape

Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

•  Paperback
Briefcase Moms: 10 Proven Practices to Balance Working Mothers' Lives

Briefcase Moms is the ideal book for any working mother seeking to identify her priorities, enhance her work-life balance, and reclaim her time, energy and personal power . . . one intention at a time.

•  Paperback
Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Enjoy Helping Others Excel
By Alan Loy McGinnis

Alan Loy McGinnis, author of the best- selling book The Friendship Factor, studied the great leaders throughout history, the most effective organization, and many prominent psychologists to discover their motivational secrets. There are actually a small number of principles used by good motivators, and the best leaders were using them long before psychology had a name. Fascinating case studies and anecdotes about Lee Iacocca, Sandra Day O’Connor, and many others show how you can put 12 key principles to work in your family or organization. Whether you are a parent, executive, teacher, or friend, you can gain the satisfaction that comes from Bringing the Best Out in People.

•  Hardcover
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Good-Enough Mother
By René Syler with Karen Moline

In an ideal world, mothers would have time to hand-sew their kids' costumes for the school play, prepare all-organic meals and volunteer in the classroom at the drop of a hat. In reality, most moms have to settle for plopping their little ones in front of SpongeBob so that they can prepare yet another chicken nugget-based dinner, guiltily, convinced they're falling down on the job.
In Good-Enough Mother, René Syler pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth about modern mothering and reassure time-stressed moms that even if their children are strangers to made-from-scratch cookies, they can emerge as happy, well-adjusted, fully functioning members of society.

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Mom on the Run: A Mother's Hilarious Journey from Burn-Out to Glory

You know the feeling. One day you're patting your bulging tummy, dreaming up names for your little future President ... and the next thing you know, you find yourself rooting for Ernie from Sesame Street to win the People's Choice Award for Best Actor or hearing "innocent" questions like: "Uh, Mom, how do you put out a fire?" You love them, but some days you dream of escaping -- to the moon. This is the hilarious and inspirational story of one harassed woman's one-day escape from momhood, and her surprising discoveries about the place where Glory dwells: her very own home.

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Moms on the Job: 7 Secrets for Success at Home And Work

The founder and president of the popular Web site, Working Mom, reveals how to give 100 percent on the job and 100 percent to your family. Working mothers will find viable solutions to everyday challenges, practical tips, nurturing and affirmation. Learn how to wear both hats — mother and employee — in a sane and successful way.

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Ninja Soccer Moms

Sports moms waiting for practice to end will enjoy the third bubbly entry in Apodaca's cozy series (after 2003's Dying to Meet You) starring Samantha Shaw, amateur sleuth and owner of Heart Mates, her "beloved and struggling dating service" in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

•  Hardcover
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Parent As Coach : Helping Your Teen Build a Life of Confidence, Courage and Compassion
By Diana Haskins

Parent as Coach is the indispensable guide for Parents, Teenagers, and Adults who care. Diana Haskins brings coaching and parenting together in a thought-provoking yet practical handbook that points the way toward more harmonious parent-teen relationships. Haskins' insights as a parent and personal coach reveal what young people want from adults and how adults can mentor the next generation. Her Seven Ways to Coach Your Teen speak directly to teens' most pressing needs and parents' greatest challenges.

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Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children
By Thomas Gordon

P.E.T., or Parent Effectiveness Training, began almost forty years ago as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by-step advice to resolving family conflicts so everybody wins.  This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world -- and it will work for you. Now revised for the first time since its initial publication, this groundbreaking guide will show you:

  • How to avoid being a permissive parent
  • How to listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you
  • How to teach your children to "own" their problems and to solve them
  • How to use the "No-Lose" method to resolve conflicts

Using the timeless methods of P.E.T. will have immediate results: less fighting, fewer tantrums and lies, no need for punishment. Whether you have a toddler striking out for independence or a teenager who has already started rebelling, you'll find P.E.T. a compassionate, effective way to instill responsibility and create a nurturing family environment in which your child will thrive.

•  Paperback
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Parenting With Fire: Lighting Up the Family with Passion and Inspiration
By Shmuley Boteach

A unique parenting manifesto from one of America's most provocative personalities. With great humor and insight, Boteach shows parents how to take their child to life's mountaintop and create a parent-child bond based on vitality, exuberance, and mutual respect.

•  Paperback
Peeing In Peace: Tales & Tips for Type A Moms

As you try to strike a balance between two very demanding worlds without losing your job, your husband, your time with your children or your sanity, allow us to introduce you to our version of the mother's little helper. Welcome to Peeing in Peace - the perfect play-date for your purse.

•  Paperback
Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth
By American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Now in it's Third Edition, Planning Your Pregnancy and Birth has become a classic, guiding almost 2 million women through their pregnancies. It is written with the collective knowledge of 40,000 experts in the field of obstetrics, but with the pregnant woman's concerns and interests in mind.

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Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

In this companion volume to his bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, Goleman persuasively argues for a new social model of intelligence drawn from the emerging field of social neuroscience. Describing what happens to our brains when we connect with others, Goleman demonstrates how relationships have the power to mold not only human experience but also human biology. In lucid prose he describes from a neurobiological perspective sexual attraction, marriage, parenting, psychopathic behaviors and the group dynamics of teachers and workers.

•  Hardcover
Soul Matters for Mothers: Wisdom & Inspiration for the Important Issues of Your Life

Soul Matters for Mothers, part of the popular Soul Matters series, is the perfect devotional for refreshing the mind and uplifting the heart of any mother, no matter the age. A wide variety of topics are presented in a format that's easy to follow and fun to read.

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The Childcare Answer Book
By Linda H. Connell

This book covers everything from background checks to creating contracts with the daycare provider. It also covers precautions such as checking the safety of the building in which the child care is provided (fire codes, smoke alarms, insurance, liability, etc.). Checklists for comparison of facilities and other types of childcare are also included for easy use.

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The Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide: 54 Fun Activities to Help Build a Great Relationship

Fathers know that doing things with their daughters is important. Shared activities build trust and self-esteem, show how much dads care, and allow everyone to cut loose and have fun. But even fathers who can beat the generation and gender gaps that make them feel awkward can’t always dream up cool places to go or mutually enjoyable things to do. Like the coach of their favorite team, dads need a game plan, and that’s exactly what Joe Kelly provides in Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide.

Appropriate for girls of any age, the guide enables dads to grab their daughters by the hand and say “Let’s go…”

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The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

Just had a baby? Lie down, rest your weary womb, and muster up a rousing cheer! (Shh! Don't wake the baby!) Now, from the author of The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy, comes the book all new moms have been waiting for, whether they know it or not. Vicki Iovine talks turkey ... and stitches, and weight loss, and depression, and sex (trying it for the first time after labor and delivery? "Inebriate and Lubricate"). Vicki--yeah, I know I'm calling her by her first name but after reading this book you'll be on a first-name basis with her, too--is funny, informative, and utterly (udderly?) irreverent. New mothers have never had it so good.

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The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies-and How You Can, Too

This one-of-a-kind guide to balancing motherhood and work is based on actual journals kept by a group of IBM women during their visits to the company's employee lactation room.  It all began when IBM manager Cate Colburn-Smith sat down in the company's employee lactation room, shed a few silent tears, and wrote the following on a paper towel: I'm a new mom and today is my first day back at work. Is anyone else using this room?

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The Power of A Positive Mom

If you are a mother, you may not look in the mirror everyday and see yourself as having a great influence on the world, but you do! No one has a greater impact on the home than a mother, and that impact can be defeatingly negative or powerfully positive. This book will help ensure that your impact is positive.

•  Paperback
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•  Audio Cassette
The Working Gal's Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby
By Paige Hobey and Allison, M.D. Nied

The Working Gal's Guide to Babyville is your essential year-one resource for life with baby---combining stories and sisterly advice from the trenches, easy-to-execute infant-care recommendations from a pediatrician, and career and budget guidance from a pro. Learn how to nurture a supersleeper, enthusiastic eater, and all-around contented child while managing your life and career with wildly unexpected, Zen-like control!

•  Paperback
The Working Mother's Guide to Life: Strategies, Secrets, and Solutions
By Linda Mason

Linda Mason, a working mom and founder of an award-winning company that cares for the children of working parents across the country, provides a reassuring, practical, and comprehensive guide for working moms based on interviews with more than 100 successful working mothers from diverse backgrounds. Here are countless strategies and tips from these experts on everything from household chores and returning to work with a newborn to finding communities of support.

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This Is How We Do It: The Working Mothers' Manifesto

For those who want to work and those who must work for financial reasons (the majority), This Is How We Do It transcends the guilt, stress, and sacrifice associated with working motherhood. Featuring inspiring firsthand accounts of women who are doing it all-all at once-and having the time of their lives, it reveals innovative solutions of how working mothers successfully (and joyfully) balance their careers and families.

•  Hardcover
What to Expect the First Year

Everything new parents need to know about the care (and feeding) of an infant, from the authors of What to Expect® When You're Expecting. Covers monthly growth and development, feeding for every age and stage, sleep strategies that really work.

•  Hardcover
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Working Mother Magazine

Working Mother is a magazine aimed at the working mother that includes articles on recent news of note, food and nutrition, features on children of different ages, work and money and taking care of yourself. It's the only magazine that helps women integrate their professional, family and inner lives. Written for mothers with children of all ages. Working Mother is the must-read source for new ideas, inspiration and strategies for work/life balance.

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  •       It is heartbreaking to see the tears rolling down the cheeks of your baby when leaving her at preschool or to your babysitter. The scene repeats every day, and it wrecks heavily upon your emotional we ...»
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  •       Everybody poops. But babies have a special power, I guess. Well, that's the only thing that they can do, apart from eating of course, and we all did the same when we were babies too. ...»
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  •       Children are like clay. At the young tender age, they tend to mould themselves based on their interaction with the world around them, just as a lump of clay does. ...»
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  •       Congratulations. You are new MOM and need to know how to feed a newborn baby guideline and tips. Follow the advice and feed your baby nicely. ...»
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  •       Parents know that the growing years of a baby has its own challenges. Everyone wants the child to grow healthy, strong and fit. And when it comes to the food and vitamins intake of your baby, you'll p ...»
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