Stretchmarks on My Sanity

Stretchmarks on My Sanity

With our daughters happily ensconced in ski school, I strapped the sticks to my feet and hit the lifts with my husband and our company. ... After shouting at each other for ten minutes (obviously nothing Stretchmarks On My Sanity.

Author: Linda M. Sharp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469713939

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 180

View: 353

Proving once again that there is nothing more universal, or funny!, than parenting, internationally recognized humorist Linda Sharp opens the door to her home and welcomes us all in! From the beginnings of pregnancy to the droopy boobed realities of life after labor, to the struggles of raising a 42 year old child named Husband, her candor and wit leave no stretchmark unturned! You'll laugh yourself to tears as you see your own life in every word, and you'll end up wondering if she has been peeking in the windows of your house! Actually she has been hiding in the closet and has asked us to inform you that you are almost out of vacuum cleaner bags.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks

Keeping those traits top of mind will increase the odds you'll encourage and reinforce those characteristics when you see them displayed. ... The tools recommended by authors Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish saved my sanity.

Author: Amber Trueblood

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781642794250

Category: Self-Help

Page: 107

View: 897

Inspiration and ideas for exhausted moms who want to reconnect with themselves—and create more time, peace, and joy in their lives. After spending a long time in the other-focused world of raising young children, women may find themselves struggling to remember how to take care of themselves. They may even feel guilty for wanting to do so, or wonder if it’s even possible. At a time when mothers are busier, more stressed, and less healthy than ever, this book offers realistic answers you can implement into your frenetic life. You’ll learn how to fix the disconnect between what’s truly important to you and what you spend your time, resources, and energy on. Stretch marks serve as emotional, visual, and psychological metaphors representing your ability to grow and push past your limits—and here, Amber Trueblood addresses the challenges mothers face in a funny, entertaining, supportive, and judgment-free environment. Using her A.M.B.E.R. Mindsets, you can learn the tricks and tools necessary to stop living the life you’re told you should be living—and start living freely.
Categories: Self-Help

Femail

Femail

The. Authors. Linda Sharp An internationally read author, columnist, event speaker and media guest, Linda Sharp makes people laugh and think from Maine to Malaysia. Enjoy her book Stretchmarks On My Sanity and add her daily blog, ...

Author: Shana Moore

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595377480

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 292

"I dare you to find even one page of this wonderful book that doesn't make you laugh. Linda and Shana are hysterical squared! And I mean that in a good way their musings made me smile, snort, and shout, 'Exactly right!'"-Debra Garfinkle, author of Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl (Putnam, 2005) Sex may take place in The City, but there's plenty of sass in the suburbs. While Linda Sharp and Shana Moore might cop to being housewives, these gals are far from desperate. Rather than finding their thrills with a pool boy, Sharp and Moore delight in taking the head-splitting struggles all women experience, and making you laugh until your sides have busted their seams. Linda and Shana tell it like you've experienced it only this time around it's funny. Their flat out honest portrayals of PMS and unearned sweat; puppies and grown women who piddle; sagging breasts and husbands who often act like boobs, will leave you smiling, and feeling less alone in your leaky rowboat. "Femail got me laughing out loud! It's a celebration of friendship that's at once irreverent, feisty and heartfelt."-Alison van Diggelen, founder & editor of Silicon Mom "Moore and Sharp unite tongue and cheek for a hilarious, witty, sometimes frumpy, sometimes sexy romp through the daily challenges and international nuances of motherhood in the twenty-first century."-Kymberli Brady, author of The Sleepy Little Star and Give Them Wings and Let Them Fly
Categories: Humor

Stretch mark My Heart Building Our Family through Adoption One Child or Two at a Time

Stretch mark My Heart  Building Our Family through Adoption One Child  or Two  at a Time

People may question your judgment, parenting, and sanity. That's okay. Some have questioned ours. They don't have to raise your kids; you do. Oh, and as an adoptive parent or foster parent, you have just become an educator for life.

Author: Niki Breeser Tschirgi

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457559587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 703

Beginning with infertility and one couple’s struggle with building their family, Stretch-mark My Heart dives headlong into the fragmented world of the US foster care system. Following the adoption journey of Matt and Niki Tschirgi (pronounced Sure-Gee), this book lays the groundwork from start to finish regarding what it takes to have a child permanently placed in your home for adoption. Through fostering, private adoption, open adoption, and foster-to-adopt, Niki recounts the lonely and grievous road of infertility, her and her husband’s decision-making process to choose adoption, the hard work and perseverance to get licensed to be foster parents, and the finalization of six adoptions. Discover how the Tschirgis became a blended family over the course of six years and doubled their family size while moving from Washington to Texas. Stretch-mark My Heart will immerse you in the complicated process of accepting and loving into your home children who were born out of trauma, abuse, and neglect. See how each child was uniquely meant to be a part of this family. Travel along this bumpy yet inspiring road and explore many facets of adoption, including sibling-group, multiracial, infant, and older-child adoption. Although heartbreak, trials, and the unknown are present throughout this book, triumph, miracles, unconditional love, and belonging overshadow the pain and loss of infertility, as well as the brokenness inherent in being a child in foster care. Stretch-mark My Heart will help you understand the intricate and detailed plan that God had for a family to be built together by the power of choice… the choice of adoption.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Remember Mia

Remember Mia

There should be excess weight around the midsection, soft, flabby skin not quite back to its original state. There should be stretch marks, a linea nigra, and darkened nipples. My sanity depended on what I was going to see in the mirror ...

Author: Alexandra Burt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698183865

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 617

Like Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, Remember Mia is a riveting psychological suspense, exploring what happens when a young mother’s worst nightmare becomes devastatingly real… First I remember the darkness. Then I remember the blood. I don’t know where my daughter is. Estelle Paradise wakes up in a hospital after being found near dead at the bottom of a ravine with a fragmented memory and a vague sense of loss. Then a terrifying reality sets in: her daughter is missing. Days earlier, Estelle discovered her baby’s crib empty in their Brooklyn apartment. There was no sign of a break-in, but all traces of seven-month-old Mia had disappeared. Her diapers, her clothes, her bottles—all gone. Frustrated and unable to explain her daughter’s disappearance, Estelle begins a desperate search. But when the lack of evidence casts doubt on her story, Estelle becomes the number one suspect in the eyes of the police and the media. As hope of reuniting with Mia becomes all she has left, Estelle will do anything to find answers: What has she done to her baby? And what has someone else done to her?
Categories: Fiction

What Makes Me the Woman

What Makes Me the Woman

For years I avoided the full-length mirror at all cost I did not want to confirm with my eyes youth lost I rationalized that I was not in league with vanity, But what I felt with my hands still teased my sanity We had moved into a new ...

Author: Eileen Freeman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469121963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 66

View: 484

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The New Mom s Survival Guide

The New Mom s Survival Guide

How to Reclaim Your Body, Your Health, Your Sanity and Your Sex Life After Having a Baby Jennifer Wider, M.D.. worn down as it stretches and grows with your pregnant body. Pregnant women aren°t the only people blessed with stretch marks ...

Author: Jennifer Wider, M.D.

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553905304

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 923

Why can’t I lose the extra weight? Why am I shedding like my pet golden retriever? I’m just too tired to have sex— and it hurts. What should I do? How can I tell the difference between the “baby blues” and a real depression? Why am I having so many fights with my husband? At last your baby has arrived, and you’re experiencing all the joys that come with being a new mom. But you may not have bargained on acne and enlarged feet, not to mention constipation, vaginal pain, mood swings, or perhaps one of the more serious conditions that pregnancy can trigger. So what can you do to deal with all these unexpected challenges? In this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Dr. Jennifer Wider, a physician as well as the mother of two small children, delivers up-to-date medical information, candid answers to a host of questions, and expert advice on a range of postpartum issues, including: Sex and intimacy after pregnancy—physical and mental roadblocks •Marital stresses and strains •How to safely lose weight and exercise •Cracked nipples and other breast-feeding concerns •When the baby blues are more than just a phase •Coping with thyroid problems, anemia, diabetes, urinary incontinence, and other conditions that can show up during or after pregnancy From redefining yourself to taking care of yourself while caring for your baby, The New Mom’s Survival Guide offers such a wealth of practical help that new moms will turn to it again and again.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Stretchmarks on My Sanity

Stretchmarks on My Sanity

Proving once again that there is nothing more universal, or funny!, than parenting, internationally recognized humorist Linda Sharp opens the door to her home and welcomes us all in!

Author: Linda Sharp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595176410

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 182

View: 940

Proving once again that there is nothing more universal, or funny!, than parenting, internationally recognized humorist Linda Sharp opens the door to her home and welcomes us all in! From the beginnings of pregnancy to the droopy boobed realities of life after labor, to the struggles of raising a 42 year old child named Husband, her candor and wit leave no stretchmark unturned! You'll laugh yourself to tears as you see your own life in every word, and you'll end up wondering if she has been peeking in the windows of your house! Actually she has been hiding in the closet and has asked us to inform you that you are almost out of vacuum cleaner bags.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Cowboy Casanova

Cowboy Casanova

His blue eyes continue to drink in the sight without adding his touch. “You're almost too perfect to touch, ... Thoughts of more of my imperfections start overthrowing my mind, and my hands begin to move to cover the blemishes.

Author: Xavier Neal

Publisher: Xavier Neal

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

View: 369

A country music king. A chess playing queen. A classic tale that begins in paradise... What starts as an annual five day music festival on the beach leads to two people falling in love with new rhythms. Opposites anxiously trying to learn the beats of one another's hearts. Will the endless noise of one industry ultimately tear them apart, leaving their relationship to be nothing more than a forgotten melody, or will they manage to survive and create their perfect harmony? * This book is a COMPLETE standalone. The Culture Blind Series can be read in any order *
Categories: Fiction

Got the Baby Where s the Manual

Got the Baby  Where s the Manual

Respectful Parenting from Birth Through the Terrific Twos Joanne Baum ... In the Name of the Child : A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of Conflicted and ... Sharp , Linda , “ Stretchmarks on my Sanity .

Author: Joanne Baum

Publisher: James Currey

ISBN: 0978591402

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 253

View: 202

Categories: Family & Relationships