It seems no mother of a newborn has ever been more hilarious, more honest, or more touching than Anne Lamott is in OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. A single parent whose baby's father is out of the picture, Lamott struggles not only to support her little family by her wits and her writing but to stay sober at the same time. Faith in God helps; so does her loyal band of helpers, from her childless best friend Pammy to her mother and "Aunt Dudu" to the folks at the La Leche League hotline. And between colic, wheat-free diets, and the triumph of solid food, Lamott learns that blessings and losses come together, and that as our capacity for joy increases, so does our capacity for grief. "Smart, funny, and comforting....Lamott has a conversational style that perfectly conveys her friendly, self-deprecating humor." --Los Angeles Times Book Review"Lamott is a wonderfully lithe writer....Anyone who has ever had a hard time facing a perfectly ordinary day will identify." --Chicago Tribune"A funny, self-mocking, vivid account by a gifted novelist and journalist." --The Washington Post
Paperback Dr. Robert Sears, bestselling author and renowned pediatrician, and HappyBaby, the organic baby food company, team up to bring green parenting to everybody. Green parenting - more than just a trendy movement - is the healthiest way to raise happy babies with lasting results. It's only natural for parents today to feel overwhelmed by all the dangers that seem to be lurking in our world. HAPPYBABY is the new definite guide for these parents, explaining why arenting is the best way to protect Baby from environmental toxins and showing just how easy green parenting can be. Drawing on the latest science, the best nutrition, and real clinical experience with countless moms - along with expert advice from Dr. Robert Sears and the team at HappyBaby organic baby food - HAPPYBABY offers a proactive approach to Baby's health and a clear plan for incorporating life changes. From proper nutrition for moms, infants, and toddlers to dealing with post-pregnancy stress; from creating a healthy environment for Baby to managing immunization schedules and planning family activities, this book is the one-stop source for new moms and dads who are committed to having the healthiest, happiest family possible. 416 Pages
Buggy Guard B-Hook - White Voted Mom’s Favorite Stroller Hook, but Dads will love it too. Great for hanging your purse, diaper bag, camera, shopping bags…and the lock discourages theft. Ergonomically designed with moms in mind, the stylish buggyguard B-Hook is constructed using lightweight, heavy-duty aluminum, with a non-slip rubbery grip. Hinge opens outward which makes it easy to slip items on and off with only one hand. Wide lower loop accommodates extra wide handles while the B-Hook’s size keeps items close to stroller. Our 3-Digit Resettable combination lock allows you to secure your valuables, freeing you to enjoy and focus on your children. Perfect for theme parks, shopping malls, traveling, grocery stores, restaurants, the beach and much more. Dads will want to use it for themselves…for golf bags, ski gear, bicycles, camping, etc…so you may want to get them one too! Locking Device is OPTIONAL and is not required for everyday use. Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inchesWeight: 0.29 pounds
Little Critter works hard for his money! When Little Critter wants a new skateboard, Dad tells him that he needs to save his own money to buy it! He tries his very best, but soon finds that saving enough for what he wants isn't so easy. Just Saving My Money is a simple storyperfect for emergent readers who are also learning about what it means to save money. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/22/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
It's a child's wish come true. Mercer Mayer's famous Little Critter character has brought home a puppy. HIs parents will let him keep it if he takes care of the puppy himself. Little Critter agrees. He feels he is doing a good job, but the funny illustrations make it clear that the puppy is a lot of work -- and even a lot of trouble. Does Little Critter think ithe puppy is worth it? Yes, yes, and yes, again.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/30/1998Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Amusing and often touching, this story encompasses the issue of disability in a charming celebration of sibling friendship to which all children can relate My big sister Clemmie is my best friend. She can’t walk, talk, move around much, cook macaroni, pilot a plane, juggle or do algebra. I don’t know why she doesn’t do these things. Just because. A younger brother describes all the fun he has with the big sister he loves so muchjust because, in this heartwarming picture book about being perfectly loved, no matter what. He is enthusiastic about just how loving and special she is, and delights in telling us about all the fun things they do together. Only as his tale unfolds does the reader begin to realize that his sister has special needsand by then the reader just accepts, as he does, all the wonderful things about her. Teachers and librarians will appreciate this book for its sincere and convincing treatment of children with special needs, while parents will use this book to encourage sibling friendship and to read with children who are beginning to ask why a particular child they know is "different."Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Just Hatched Cuddle My Baby Cream Talc Wrap your baby in silky-softness using this naturally derived made-with-love creamy talc. No Yucky Stuff inside. Sulfate / Paraben / Phthalate Free. Gluten Free.Product Measures: 2.5 x 1.5 x 6
Just Hatched Butter My Bottom Tushy Cream Yummy smelling elegant cream to treat and prevent diaper rash. No Yucky Stuff inside. Sulfate / Paraben / Phthalate Free. Gluten Free.Product Measures: 2.5 x 1.5 x 5
This deluxe storybook features two Little Critter stories in one book! In the first story, Little Critter enjoys a day in the city with his mom. Then boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can flip the book over to read about Little Critter's very first camping trip with his dad.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/7/2014Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
I'm just like my mom. Me parezco tanto a mi mamá. I'm just like my dad. Me parezco tanto a mi papá. With Akemi Gutiérrez's charming illustrations, renowned journalist Jorge Ramos explores the many ways in which all children are just like their parents—in two languages! Junto con las simpáticas ilustraciones de Akemi Gutiérrez, el respetado periodista Jorge Ramos explora las varias maneras en que los hijos se parecen a sus padres. ¡Y lo hace en dos idiomas! Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/29/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When Little Critter wants a new skateboard, Dad tells him that he needs to save his own money to buy it! From feeding the dog to selling lemonade, Little Critter learns the value of a dollar. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/22/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
RJ s way of doing things isn t working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is upset because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames Norma the booger picker and Rodney the alphabet burper for distracting him during class. The fifth and final book in Julia Cook's award-winning series, Best Me I Can Be! Follow RJ as he learns he can save himself a lot of grief if he stays on task and does things the right way!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/8/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
In this gorgeous collection featuring eight of Kipling's JUST SO STORIES, each tale is illustrated by a different leading contemporary artist.How did the rude Rhinoceros get his baggy skin? How did a 'satiably curious Elephant change the lives of his kin evermore? First told aloud to his young daughter ("O my Best Beloved"), Rudyard Kipling's inspired answers to these and other burning questions draw from the fables he heard as a child in India and the folktales he gathered from around the world. Now, in this sumptuous volume, Kipling's playful, inventive tales are brought to life by eight of today's celebrated illustrators, from Peter Sís's elegantly graphic cetacean in "How the Whale Got His Throat" to Satoshi Kitamura's amusingly expressive characters in "The Cat That Walked by Himself." From one of the world's greatest storytellers come eight classic tales just begging to be heard by a new generation — and a visual feast that offers a reward with every retelling. Featuring illustrations by:Christopher CorrCathie FelsteadJeff FisherSatoshi KitamuraClaire MelinskyJane RayPeter SísLouise VoceBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/7/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
My grandpa is getting oldBut that's how he is, and I love himThis unique look at old age through the eyes of a young bear is big-hearted, poignant, and beautifully observed. Whether they are boldly traveling the world in an armchair or quietly listening to the song of a hidden bird, the mutual adoration of grandfather and grandson is warmly evident. This moving and memorable book about the very special relationship between an elderly grandparent who is beginning to lose his memory and his adoring grandchild is just the book to have on hand for families in a similar situation.Praise for My GrandpaSTARRED REVIEW"The relationship between grandfather and grandson is evocatively portrayed in this spare but powerful look at the warm interdependency of age and youth."-Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/9/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Teach My Toddler - The Alphabet This coordinated set includes 2 foam puzzles, 1 poster, 26 flashcards and a matching board book. Teach My Toddler The Alphabet introduces toddlers to the 26 letters of the alphabet in a fun and educational way. Just 20 minutes a day with the award winning Teach My Toddler tools and your toddler can master uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.Product Dimensions: 13" x 11" x 1"Recommended Ages:2 – 3
Open these enticing board books to find darling die-cut pages, adorable artwork, and a fun finger puppet in each. My Little Sweetheart is just right for sharing at bedtime or any other time. While My Little Stocking is perfect for holiday reading and playtime fun!
Corolle Miss Pink Star & BlanketA wonderful set for ages birth and up! Miss Pink Star has a soft, cuddly body that's easy for little fingers to grasp and hold. Her smooth vinyl face is delicately scented with vanilla — a Corolle signature — and has a sweet expression that will both captivate and soothe baby. The matching blanket included in the set is just the right size -- 18.5" x 18.5" -- to slip into a diaper bag or tote and take along wherever Baby goes.Designed in France and part of Corolle's Babi Corolle Collection for the very young, Miss Pink Star features high-quality materials and careful details, such as sewn-on clothing. And like all first dolls in the Babi Corolle Collection, Miss Pink Star is machine washable (air dry naturally).
Teach My Preschooler - Ready to Print This smart set includes 1 magic drawing board, 78 transparencies and a printing guide. Teach My Preschooler Ready To Print offers a head start in learning to print. Just 20 minutes a day with the award winning Teach My Preschooler printing tools and your little one can master printing uppercase & lowercase letters as well as numbers to 100!Product Dimensions: 13" x 11" x 1"Recommended Ages: 3
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