Who s Going to Watch My Kids

Author: Rachel Levy Lesser
Publisher: Turning Stone Press
ISBN: 1618520954
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Who’s Going To Watch My Kids? is the true story of working mom Rachel Levy Lesser’s struggles to find and hold on to a nanny for her two young children. It also includes the stories of 15 other working moms and their humorous and heartfelt nanny tales. Each mother longs to employ the modern day Mary Poppins - that perfect nanny who they soon learn doesn't exist. This book explores the unique relationships that develop between working mothers (and fathers) and the nannies and the kids they care for. These relationships are more than professional yet not as intimate as familial ones (or sometimes even more so!) The working mothers in this book, Rachel included, put up with more issues from their nannies than they ever would with their employees in their offices, but in turn they also learn many lessons from their nannies and grow closer than they ever imagined. Rachel includes her own nanny rules based off of lessons learned from her experiences and those of the other mothers in the book.

My Name Is Rebecca Romm

Author: Rachel Levy Lesser
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781564923868
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rebecca Elizabeth Romm was named after her late grandmother Rebecca. She is annoyed when everyone compares her to her mother¿s mom, because all she wants is a name of her own. That changes when Rebecca¿s teacher assigns the class a research project on their names. Rebecca soon learns that most of her classmates were named after special people: some after family members like her, others after leaders, pioneers, musicians and even places. That night back at home, Rebecca asks her mother what made her grandmother so special. As she listens to her mother, Rebecca soon feels proud of her name and understands that being named after someone might not be so bad after all. Moreover, she learns that she is still unique and like no one else. ¿My Name is Rebecca Romm, Named after My Mother¿s Mom¿ is a meaningful story about love, self-acceptance and family values. As parents read this book with their children, it will spark conversations about the names in their own families.

Shopping for Love

Author: Rachel Levy Lesser
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469103737
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Shopping for Love is a memoir written by first-time author Rachel Levy Lesser. It tells the story of Lesser’s life through vignettes of her shopping experiences with her grandmother, aunt, and mother over the course of twenty-five years. Shopping was a long-standing tradition in Lesser ́s family, and it became a gift for her mother throughout her long battle with cancer, in fact, extending the quality and quantity of her mother’s life. It is written with humor through a daughter’s eyes and her understanding of life and its joys and sorrows. The vignettes are laid out in chronological order, and each one of them weaves a story about family members and imparts important lessons learned along the way. The Devil Wears Prada meets Tuesdays with Morrie in this heartfelt, humorous journey of a daughter coming to terms with her young mother’s mortality, the strength she found in the example her mother set, and the hope they discovered together in the ladies’ dressing room. Readers will laugh through their tears and identify with the bond that every daughter has with her mother, and each mother with her daughter too. They will be transported to the dressy shoe floor at Neiman Marcus, the Trish McEvoy makeup counter at Henri Bendel’s, and then back to the chemotherapy treatment room at Jefferson University Hospital. Lesser’s story reminds us that it is the little moments that often hold the most meaning and memory. Early Praise for Shopping for Love "In this delightful book, shopping becomes a metaphor for the journey through life during which generations of one family meet and celebrate life ́s milestones and learn to face the inevitable grief of loss." - Paula Deitz, Editor, The Hudson Review "This humorous and heartfelt memoir will immediately draw you in, and you’ll be smiling through your tears until finishing that last page. Rachel Levy Lesser is a wonderfully gifted storyteller; this tale will run like a movie through your mind. It reminds us of what is most precious in our lives, and gives the gift of true appreciation of sharing treasured moments with those we love." - Melanie C. Kaplan, LSW Program Coordinator, Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley

These Girls

Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451612540
Format: PDF, ePub
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Follows the personal and professional challenges of three New York City roommates who compete against one another while pursuing ambitions, hiding painful secrets, and navigating turbulent romantic relationships.

How to Be a Grown Up

Author: Emma McLaughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451643454
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"[N]ovel about a forty-something wife and mother thrust back into the workforce, where she finds herself at the mercy of a boss half her age" -- provided by publisher.

Selection Day

Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501150855
Format: PDF
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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a “ferociously brilliant” (Slate) novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their crazy, obsessive father to be star cricket players that “offers the sound of a serious and nervy writer working at the top of his form” (The New York Times). Manjunath Kumar is fourteen and living in a slum in Mumbai. He knows he is good at cricket—if not as good as his older brother, Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling, and is fascinated by curious scientific facts and the world of CSI. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn’t know. Sometimes it even seems as though everyone has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju meets Radha’s great rival, a mysterious Muslim boy privileged and confident in all the ways Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change, and he is faced by decisions that will challenge his sense of self and of the world around him. Filled with unforgettable characters from across India’s social strata—the old scout everyone calls Tommy Sir; Anand Mehta, the big-dreaming investor; Sofia, a wealthy, beautiful girl and the boys’ biggest fan—Selection Day “brings a family, a city, and an entire country to scabrous and antic life” (Chicago Tribune). Aravind Adiga’s “voice is so exuberant, his plotting so jaunty, that the sadness of this story feels as though it is accumulating just outside our peripheral vision” (The Washington Post). It is, simply, “extraordinary” (The Atlantic).

Americanah

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 0345807464
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WINNER 2013 – National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction FINALIST 2014 – Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A searing new novel, at once sweeping and intimate, by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun: a story of love and race centered around a man and woman from Nigeria who seemed destined to be together--until the choices they are forced to make tear them apart. Ifemelu--beautiful, self-assured--left Nigeria 15 years ago, and now studies in Princeton as a Graduate Fellow. She seems to have fulfilled every immigrant's dream: Ivy League education; success as a writer of a wildly popular political blog; money for the things she needs. But what came before is more like a nightmare: wrenching departure from family; humiliating jobs under a false name. She feels for the first time the weight of something she didn't think about back home: race. Obinze--handsome and kind-hearted--was Ifemelu's teenage love; he'd hoped to join her in America, but post 9/11 America wouldn't let him in. Obinze's journey leads him to back alleys of illegal employment in London; to a fake marriage for the sake of a work card, and finally, to a set of handcuffs as he is exposed and deported. Years later, when they reunite in Nigeria, neither is the same person who left home. Obinze is the kind of successful "Big Man" he'd scorned in his youth, and Ifemelu has become an "Americanah"--a different version of her former self, one with a new accent and attitude. As they revisit their shared passion--for their homeland and for each other--they must face the largest challenges of their lives. Spanning three continents, entering the lives of a richly drawn cast of characters across numerous divides, Americanah is a riveting story of love and expectation set in today's globalized world. From the Hardcover edition.

Serpent of Light The Movement of the Earth s Kundalini and the Rise of the Female Light 1949 to 2013

Author: Drunvalo Melchizedek
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458753158
Format: PDF, ePub
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Every 13,000 years on Earth a sacred and secret event takes place that changes everything. Mother Earth's Kundalini energy emerges from its resting place in the planet's core and moves like a snake across the surface of our world. Once at home in ancient Lemuria, it moved to Atlantis, then to the Himalayan mountains of India and Tibet, and with every relocation changed our idea of what spiritual means. And gender. And heart. This time, with much difficulty, the Serpent of Light has moved to the Andes Mountains of Chile and Peru. Multi-dimensional, multi-disciplined, and multi-lived, for the first time in this book, Drunvalo begins to tell his stories of 35 years spent in service to Mother Earth. Follow him around the world as he follows the guidance of Ascended Masters, his two spheres of light, and his own inner growing knowledge. His story is a living string of ceremonies to help heal hearts, align energies, right ancient imbalances, and balance the living Earth's Unity Consciousness Grid-- in short to increase our awareness of the indivisibility of life in the universe. We are all--rocks and people and interdimensional beings--one!

Surrendering to Motherhood

Author: Iris Krasnow
Publisher: Write Well
ISBN: 0985134003
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Surrendering To Motherhood – Losing Your Mind, Finding Your Soul is a life-changing book that send a message to the author’s own generation of women programmed to “have it all,” great jobs and great families. As her provocative and passionate book unfolds, Krasnow shows readers through personal experiences and powerful ancedotes the importance of streamlining big careers, so they can savor this moment while their children are young and growing. Her underlying message is this: The fleeing moment of childhood is over in a fingersnap, so don’t miss that magical time. “We can always go back to our big jobs; we can never go back to the times when our children were young and needy. Soon, too soon, your cuddly babies will be stubble-faced teenagers going off to college. So be there, now, as much as you can,” writes Krasnow, formerly the national feature writer for United Press International. Now an author and professor in the School of Communications at American University, Krasnow left her job in daily journalism when, at the age of 39, she gave birth to twins and she and her husband were suddenly parents of four sons, ages three and under. Her children captured her, forcing her to, happily, climb down the ladder into her messy kitchen and living room As she writes: “Having small kids is like the last day of summer vacation, when you are savoring ever second coming at you, when you merge with that wonderful, intense, central part of Being — the sun on your face, the sand at your feet. My children finally forced me to stop, to be present in the present, and to be happy at that destination. Immersed in the glory of my kids, I abandoned the relentless desire to climb higher and higher.” This books shows others how to surrender to what Krasnow calls “the spectacular cacophony” of our kids.

Letters from Motherless Daughters

Author: Hope Edelman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738217549
Format: PDF, Docs
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Letters from Motherless Daughters is a compilation of the letters Hope Edelman received in response to her groundbreaking New York Times–bestseller, Motherless Daughters. Reaffirming her precious link with motherless women across the country, Edelman presents these moving, honest, and often hopeful letters alongside her own insight to offer readers the opportunity to further learn from loss. The words of these brave women illustrate the profound pain, astounding strength, and undying perseverance of living through the loss of one’s mother without ever outliving the need for her. Edelman has added a new introduction and new letters, tailoring this important book to a new generation.