The 2018 Baby Names Almanac - eBook
The Hottest Baby Name Trends, Lists, and ForecastsAn instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose for your child tomorrow, The 2018 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to...
Nutrient-rich routines for your future foodie start with wholesome baby food. From baby food makers and accessories to where to find baby food recipes, we'll help you discover the tools you need for homemade baby food.
Before starting your little one on solid foods, be sure to talk with your pediatrician about meal safety and foods to avoid.
Finding a one-size-fits-all baby gate is next to impossible. Let us help you find the perfect baby gate for your unique home, family, and needs.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Whether you prefer plastic baby bottles or eco-friendly glass bottles, all-in-one coolers and warmers or separate, the choices can seem endless when it comes to finding the best baby bottles and accessories. We've got everything you need from bottles and carriers to brushes and sterilizers to make your baby's bottle time a breeze at home or on the go.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Moms-to-be deserve to feel sexy, too! That's why we hunted down these gorgeous pieces of maternity lingerie, from silky chemises to stunning lace maternity underwear. No more ankle-length mumus, 4-inch wide bra straps and granny panties — you've still got it, mama! Here are some of our favorite sexy, high-quality and, yes, comfortable pieces of maternity lingerie from retailers like Nordstrom, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and more.
It may seem old-fashioned, but glass baby bottles are coming back in a big way. Glass is easily cleaned and doesn't absorb odor, color, or taste, making it a major must-try for your baby.
Making memories last is so important when you're a parent, and picking out the perfect camera to preserve each special moment can be a big task. Here are six of our favorite options for parents, from high-quality digital cameras to fun instant-film options.
Coffee is always in the press with it's good, it's bad argument. This book clearly spells out the facts on what coffee is and is...n't. Suppose you have a heart condition and your cardiologist says you should stop. Should you. Did you make the right choice or did you make things worse. Did the doctor render his / her opinion or did they just tell you some outdated fact. Was it specific to your Atrial Fibrillation or Stroke. The point I'm laboring to make is we should make calculated decisions to help ourselves that this book, chapter after chapter tells you whether coffee will help your specific condition and point you to modern research that proves the point. Empower yourself, educate yourself and protect yourself with the facts. Kind regards, Allen Huff, BS, DC read more
There are nearly 12 million children under the age of five in child care each week in the U.S. The trend is to move away from larg...e operations and turn to the small services. This increase in small day care operations created a huge opportunity for someone who adores taking care of children. read more
The Complete Guide to Eating Healthy During Pregnancy — NaturallyThe Natural Pregnancy Cookbook ensures that both you and your bab...y get the nutrition you need, while still enjoying everything you eat. In The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook, physician, chef, and mother Dr. Sonali Ruder takes the guesswork out of planning a healthy diet and presents over 125 delicious, nutritious recipes to suit any taste or palate. It is the perfect resource for expectant mothers.The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook helps to make certain that your body has everything it needs during the many changes that accompany pregnancy. Expertly presented and authoritative, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook also includes a wealth of information on eating while pregnant—from managing morning sickness and mid-day cravings, to knowing how much food is enough for you and your baby. Keeping you strong and your baby healthy takes work—and The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook makes it easy.The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook features a variety of tasty, healthy recipes including:-Baby Bump Banana Flax Bread-Berry and Ricotta Stuffed French Toast-Refrigerator Dill Pickles-Summer Zucchini and Corn Frittata-Banana Nut Health Shake-Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta-Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce-Craveable Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes...and many more!For any expectant mother looking to manage their cravings, keep control of their diet and have fun doing it, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook is your reliable resource each step of the way. Making informed, educated decisions about what you eat during your pregnancy is essential to ensuring your baby is born happy and healthy.From the Trade Paperback edition. read more
A better way to learn maternal and newborn nursing! This unique multimedia presentation provides tightly focused maternal-newborn ...coverage in a highly structured text. Plus, an audio book and a wealth of online learning resources make learning easy . All of the field's must-have information is delivered in an easy-to-grasp, visually clear and precise design, while the audio book, available online at DavisPlus, lets you download the material to listen to anytime, anywhere! read more
The Hottest Baby Name Trends, Lists, and ForecastsAn instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose fo...r your child tomorrow, The 2015 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names to browse. Here's a sneak peak at the ideas, forecasts, predictions, and suggestions you'll find: Why some names are more popular than you think (Madelyn, Tristan) The cutting edge names on the rise (Daleyza, Jayceon) and the superhot names cooling fast (Bridget, Orlando) The crossover pop culture names that will be moving to the cribs of tomorrow (Elsa, Tobias) Just how many Sophias and Noahs are out there A look at whether popular unisex names like Sidney or Justice are used more for boys or girls The hottest names in your state The literary inspiration that's bumping up certain names, and the surname that is skyrocketing for girlsFeaturing easy-to-ready charts, graphs, and maps, you'll discover how to make the latest trends your own and find a name you love." read more
It's Memphis in the 1970's, it's sweltering outside, and eleven-year-old Angel is trying to maneuver her increasingly messy childh...ood. She's at the mercy of the adults in her world--a mother who's on the hunt for a rich new husband, a cruel nun named Sister Claudia and a stream of potential step-parents.There's also her crazy father, Ray. He's a dangerous man and an awful parent, but Angel holds out hope that one day, he'll change. It's a hope that grows stronger when he hints of buying her a incredible gift--one that could transform her entire life.Weaving together threads of deception, dysfunction and childhood resilience, "The Watch" is a coming-of-age story you'll never forget. read more
The signs are everywhere, Jory's stepfather, Caleb, says.Red leaves in the springtime. Pages torn from a library book. All the fis...h in the aquarium facing the same way. A cracked egg with twin yolks. Everywhere and anywhere. And because of them Jory's life is far from ordinary. He must follow a very specific set of rules: don't trust anyone outside the family, have your works at the ready just in case, and always, always watch out for the signs. The end is coming, and they must be prepared.School is Jory's only escape from Caleb's tight grasp, and with the help of new friends Jory begins to explore a world beyond his family's farm. As Jory's friendships grow, Caleb notifies Jory's mother and siblings that the time has come for final preparations.They begin an exhausting schedule digging a mysterious tunnel in anticipation of the disaster. But as the hold gets deeper, so does the family's doubt about whether Caleb's prophecy is true. When the stark reality of his stepfather's plans becomes clear, Jory must choose between living his own life or following Caleb, shutting his eyes to the bright world he's just begun to see. read more
This encyclopedic cookbook is the comprehensive guide for parents who believe that preparing and enjoying good, healthy food shoul...d be an important part of family life. Speaking to all the needs of families with children of all ages, Kathy Gunst and the editors of the award-winning Parenting magazine offer more than 325 recipes for every meal of the day as well as for special occasions.The heart of the book for busy working families is the Monday-through-Friday chapters of quick breakfasts, quick lunches, and quick dinners (with nearly seventy-five recipes), followed by chapters on leisurely weekend breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Other chapters cover desserts, snacks, drinks, microwaving, and cooking basics.But there is much more here than a collection of outstanding recipes from a working mother of two young children. Gunst offers special ideas and strategies on how to have the pleasure and avoid the pitfalls of eating out with the kids; what to do about your picky eater; entertaining, or how to throw a dinner party without losing your mind; cooking with kids; the importance of family meals; and new ways to shop for groceries. She also gives dozens of tips, menus, and theme ideas for birthday parties, holidays, and other special occasions. read more
Thomas Watson was an English Puritan preacher in the 17th century. Watson was also a prolific writer and his devotionals are stil...l well read today. This edition of The Spiritual Watch includes a table of contents. read more
Based upon Matthew's stirring account of Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee, this small, but powerful prophetic book deals with C...hrist's Kingdom authority over the governments and nations of the world, His outpouring of the Spirit of God upon the nations, and the restoration of apostles to the work of the Kingdom of God. Our Lord's divine strategy in raising up the present apostolic movement is for the purpose of enabling today's apostles restore authentic Kingdom foundations and reform, reorganize, and restructure His Church, so that it might function as one holy apostolic community in the world and succeed in its Kingdom mission to disciple the governments and nations of the earth and fill all things with the glory of the sons of God. read more
Detective Beth Tyler must decipher riddles left to her by her deceased father and protect his latest archeological find. She becom...es a target for every ruthless privateer, collector and Federal agent, including the roguishly handsome, Jeremy Steele. When they first meet, one is fire and the other, ice.Beth tries her best to thwart Jeremy’s attempt to join her excursion, but slowly she realizes it is best to keep her adversary close by her side. As the perilous journey unfolds, so too does a passionate attraction between them; and together they unveil a discovery that will change how history was once written."Five stars ~ A riveting, enthralling & intriguing science fiction romance that offers a spellbinding plot, thrilling adventure, scorching love story and a message you will soon not forget long after the last page is read and the book is closed," RomanceJunkies.com read more
It was supposed to be a simple supply run, but after the world ends, nothing is ever simple.Fifteen years have passed since civili...zation broke down. Between a war declared on all but the most basic technology, worldwide economic collapse, and a plague-spurred global panic, governments have collapsed leaving law and order to be defined by those left behind. Stephen knows he should be grateful but can't help wishing his life was more than survival. That was until he met a girl on the run from a group known as the Watch.Now, caught between rival factions with their own hidden agendas, Stephen has no choice but to go on a mission to reclaim a piece of missing technology.He is told the device is the key to a better future, but in the new order, who can you really trust?If you've ever wondered what magic might be like if it was rooted in modern science and enjoy coming of age stories with light romance, or epic quests, The Watch & Wand, book two in the Project Gene Assist Series, will keep you turning the pages. You always have a choice. Make the right one. read more
From New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly, Abby Kimball returns in a new mystery with her unusual ability to see the ...dead and even more secrets from the past.Looking to take a break from busy home renovations, Abby and boyfriend Ned Newhall jump at the chance to vacation on Cape Cod. Not only do they plan to get away from the dust and grime, but since Abby has no known ancestors in the area, the trip promises to be free of the unsettling ghostly appearances that have darkened her recent days.Dreams of a relaxing vacation are soon dashed, however, when a storm blows in and brings with it a scene from the past more disturbing than any Abby has ever experienced. The long-dead woman who appears to Abby is someone she’s met before, but this time her presence defies any explanation at all.Determined to unravel the mystery of the woman’s recurring appearances, Abby follows a trail of family history and upheaval that spans generations and may yield the biggest revelation of all, not just about Abby’s ancestors but about her living relatives as well.About the Author:Sheila Connolly is an Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author who writes four bestselling cozy mystery series: the Museum Mysteries, the Orchard Mysteries, the County Cork Mysteries, and the Relatively Dead Mysteries. In addition, she has published Once She Knew, a romantic suspense; Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany; and a number of short stories. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats and travels to Ireland as often as possible. read more
The Hottest Baby Names Trends, Lists and Forecast An instant snapshot of how the world today is shaping the name you may choose fo...r your child tomorrow, The 2013 Baby Names Almanac is jam-packed with information and trends, plus thousands of names t read more
Tender and passionate autobiographical essays by the National Book Award–winning author of Becoming a Man.“Does it go too fast?” M...onette asks about life at the beginning of one piece. The answer is a resounding “yes” for the individuals who populate this stunning work of nonfiction. These ten autobiographical essays memorialize those whose lives have been claimed by AIDS. Following Becoming a Man and Borrowed Time, Last Watch of the Night is Monette’s third and final self-portrait. In this collection, he confronts death—those of lovers and friends, and even his own eventual demise—with both bravery and compassion.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections. read more
The start of a rollicking debut fantasy series where two watchmen protect the streets of one of fantasy's most dangerous cities.A ...member of the Yenara City guard has gone missing. The culprit could be any of the usual suspects: drug-dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, or humans being typical humans.It's up to two reluctant partners -- Rem, a miscreant who joins the Watch to pay off his bail, and Torval, a maul-wielding dwarf who's highly unimpressed with the untrained Rem -- to uncover the truth and catch the murderer loose in their fair city."A brilliant premise, wonderfully told. A city that breathes, and heroes you can't help but root for." -- Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld"A glorious tour through fantasy's seamier side. A wilder ride than Middle Earth, and you'll love every minute of it!" -- Jon Hollins, author of the Dragon Lords series read more
Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of u...nusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers** alike. Author and mariner Frank Lanier began to compile these entries while serving in the Coast Guard; they were included in the Plan of the Day published aboard the various ships Lanier was stationed on starting in the 1980s. He explains these colorful terms and entertaining phrases in plain language and presents their origins—many of which will surprise you! Inside you will find words and phrases . . .FROM THE FAMILIAR . . .Over a Barrel--Sailors were sometimes tied over a barrel while being flogged. Rummage--A ship's cargo or the packing of it in the vessel's hold, the yardsale-type association of the term arising from the fact damaged cargo was often sold at a "rummage sale," a clearing out sale of unclaimed goods at the dock. Rubbernecker--A sailor who stood by and looked on as his shipmates worked. Square Meal--A solid, hearty meal, said to be derived from the square, wooden platters hot meals were served upon aboard ship in good weather. To "Fudge It"--A sailor's term for a lie, nonsense; exaggeration that can be traced to one Captain Fudge, a seventeenth-century sailor whose propensity for telling outrageous whoppers prompted his crew to meet any tale of dubious origin with a cry of "You Fudge It!". . TO THE BIZARRE . . .Dog’s Vomit--A moist hash of hardtack biscuits and meat cooked together. Kissed by Mother Carey--Those whose destiny seemed forever tied to the sea. Suck the Monkey--The clandestine siphoning of spirits from one of the ship's casks via a straw or other such tube. Swallow the Anchor--An old salt who retired ashore, forever giving up his life at sea.With the intriguing Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch, you'll soon be able to talk like a sailor worth his salt!*Sailors**Unexperienced sailors read more
Recuerda que hay que angustiarse, pero nada de actuar con irresponsabilidad. Tiga Whicabim se quedó con la cosquilla de averiguar ...el nombre de su mamá desaparecida. Ahora deberá buscarla en Ciudad Plata. Pero entonces, de la nada, colores extraños comienzan a filtrarse de nuevo en el mundo blanco y negro de Villa Alcantarilla. Primero fue una manzana verde, y ahora la desagradable señorita Heks —la antigua tutora de Tiga— ha vuelto del mundo que hay más allá del desagüe, vistiendo un horripilante vestido naranja. ¿Podrá Tiga descubir qué está sucediendo, o algo maléfico y con la forma de Celia Crayfish logrará interponerse en su camino? Además, ¿alguien se atreverá a usar los sombreros especiales que Fran encargó? read more
Winner of six Nebula and five Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative authors of our time. Her st...artling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction. Here in one volume are twelve of her greatest stories, including double award-winner "Fire Watch," set in the universe of Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog, in which a time-traveling student learns one of history's hardest lessons. In "A Letter from the Clearys," a routine message from distant friends shatters the fragile world of a beleaguered family. In "The Sidon in the Mirror," a mutant with the unconscious urge to become other people finds himself becoming both killer and victim. Disturbing, revealing, and provocative, this remarkable collection of short fiction brings together some of the best work of an incomparable writer whose ability to amaze, confound, and enlighten never fails.From the Paperback edition. read more
Questions over immigration and asylum face almost all Western countries. Should only economically useful immigrants be allowed? Wh...at should be done with unwanted or 'illegal' immigrants?In this bold intervention, Alexandra Hall shows that immigration detention centres offer a window onto society's broader attitudes towards immigrants. Despite periodic media scandals, remarkably little has been written about the everyday workings of this system, or about the people responsible for setting immigration policy. Detention, particularly, is a hidden side of border politics, despite its growing international importance as a tool of control and security.This book also looks at the social life and the relationships between officers and immigrants to explore broad social trends, as well as resistance within the system, and provides rare insights into the treatment of the 'other'. read more
In her dreams, police sketch artist Adelaide Charboneau is haunted by violent images of crime scenes—as they happen. Her extraordi...nary gift becomes a curse when a string of murders raises suspicion against her. Then the danger targets her and she's forced to depend on a practical-minded detective for protection.Royce Beckett has always relied on pure human instinct and skill to bring criminals to justice. And he knows firsthand that it's not always enough. With Adelaide under his watch, he soon realizes that her abilities are just as genuine and powerful as the desire between them. But as much as he wants to give in, staying alive means staying alert…despite the gut-wrenching temptation. read more
AROUND-THE-CLOCK PROTECTOR Despite the threats against her life, Danielle Barclay thinks having a bodyguard is unnecessary. Or at ...least that's what she tells herself before meeting Jake Rabb. A former Delta Force soldier, Jake is used to rope-lining from helicopters into enemy territory-not following around a senator's daughter. The lovely deputy district attorney is as strong-willed as she is brave, especially when the escalating danger assures Jake that her stalker means business. As the attacks become personal, Danielle finally puts her trust-and her feelings-on the line with her defender. But how will Jake protect her if the stalker is closer than they think? read more
In our fast-paced modern world, quitting one's job to live off the land is a common if often unrealized dream, but Kathy Sletto an...d her husband Terry know that one of them will simply have to. They were both raised on farms, they own a picturesque parcel of land, and they love the sheep they are raising on the side, but the work with the animals is taking over their lives. She is the fiber arts specialist, and she jumps at the chance.Besides, they got into this predicament because of Sletto's crazy love of animals. An initial purchase of two sheep quickly grows to an entire flock with the addition of llamas, an alpaca, and way too many angora rabbits— each treated more like family than livestock. It's a fault Sletto recognizes when she can't bring herself to cull her favorite sheep for the good of the flock, put down a roaming dog, or give up on a lamb born blind. She sees in these animals distinct personalities, respects their quirks, and recounts their adventures in hilarious tales—Tony the lonely, lambloving alpaca, Steve the possum-playing rabbit, Mack Dawg the llama with berserk male syndrome.When freelance grant writing promises to balance the household books, Sletto must counterpoise new demands with the old, showing how the most modern and most ancient of work can coexist in this American life. read more
The Truth Shall Set Your Wallet Free is aimed at debunking the myths that prevent people from achieving their wealth goals. And th...e first myth that needs to be bashed is that financial advisors are only for the very rich. In fact, there are more financial advisors who cater to modest-income Americans than those who cater to the rich.Myths propagated by the media, regulators, and even the financial industry itself harm every American, from those at the poverty level to billionaires and everyone in between. This is the first time a holistic view of the entire advice market has been written by a non-advisor industry insider, without bias from any of the financial services sectors. read more