They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.
"Homeschooling Stay at Home Mom"
For many of us, the typical workday makes us feel like hamsters on the proverbial wheel. Plagued by crises and distractions, we work hard all day. But when we go home we’re not much closer to reaching our goals. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Vanderkam shows how successful people employ certain daily practices to make sure their work hours are invested, not squandered.
"worth listening to :)"
Laura Vanderkam has combined her three popular mini auidobooks into one comprehensive guide, with a new introduction. It will help listeners build habits that lead to happier, more productive lives, despite the pressures of their busy schedules. Through interviews and anecdotes, she reveals...What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast - to jump-start the day productively. What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend - to recharge and prepare for a great week. What the Most Successful People Do at Work - to accomplish more in less time.
"Annoying, but worth the listen"
'All the men I did get to know, every single one of them, has filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman, I have never had the courage to lift my hand. And because I am a prostitute, I hid my fear under layers of make-up.' So begins Firdaus' story, leading to her grimy Cairo prison cell, where she welcomes her death sentence as a relief from her pain and suffering.
Annabel Wheaton learned the hard way that love only leads to heartache. That's why she agreed to marry an earl who needs her money. But Christian Du Quesne, Duke of Scarborough, thinks she's about to make the biggest mistake of her life, and he's determined to stop her.
From their very first meeting, Julia knew that Aidan Carr, the oh-so-proper Duke of Trathen, had a bit of the devil in him, a devil who secretly yearned for what he could not have, a devil who harbored a desire for her. So when she needed to be caught in a compromising situation, Aidan was the answer to her prayers. Aidan is supposed to be looking for a bride, yet his scandalous liaison with Julia is all he can think about.
"short story made long"
Nancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed.
"Good, but not great."
Lady Beatrix Danbury had always known she would marry William Mallory. She'd loved him forever and she'd never doubted he loved her, too. But when she made him choose between their life together or his lifelong dream, Will chose the latter... and left two weeks before their wedding. Will has no illusions that Beatrix would welcome him back with open arms, but six years did not dim his love or desire for her. The only problem is, she's about to marry someone else.
You have a sink full of dishes to wash, three loads of laundry to do, 17 bills to pay, 36 e-mails to answer, a big stack of novels on the nightstand you would love to read, and zero minutes of free time. You cannot add more hours to the day, but Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, will help you make the most of the time you do have and get things done.
"Less Ranting and Complaining more Information"
From 1919 to 1986, Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel provided a summer retreat from the city heat for New York's Jews, and entertained the great, the near-great, and the not so great, Jews and Gentiles alike. A melting pot of the Borscht Belt, sports, and show-biz worlds, loyal visitors included Red Buttons, Rocky Marciano, Eddie Fisher, and Jackie Robinson. Tania Grossinger grew up there.
The youngest person to sail around the world by herself shares why she did it.
This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them.
"The Rescue Industry is Built on Sex Worker's Backs"
On a test of visual perception, children with autism perceive moving dots with more clarity than children without the disorder. The results, published in the May 6 Journal of Neuroscience, reveal a way in which children with autism see the world differently.
The cellular network of the future is here, for one business customer.
"Facebook Gives Peek at How It Taps User Data for Research" is from CNET.com, published on June 16, 2016. It was written by Laura Hautala and narrated by Rex Anderson.
Here's an eye-opening examination of the "hookup" culture, seen through the experiences of high-school- and college-age women who confront the hard lessons of dating, love, and sex. Stepp follows three groups of young women and comes away with some disturbing insights. Relationships and romance are seen as messy and time-consuming, and love is postponed or, worse, seen as impossible. Many young women can't handle this, and they're being battered physically and emotionally by the new dating landscape.
"Essential Reading for Parents"
In the wake of the November 2011 elections, the Tea Party has gone from a well-funded, media-savvy fringe group to become the new kids in Congress. Their presence is unpredictable and potentially explosive. Tea partiers Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Dan Coats now sit in the Senate alongside the GOP's new poster boy, Marco Rubio. In total, some 30 Tea Party supporters won seats in Congress. Their party is evidently here to stay - but what exactly does that mean for the future of the country?
"Just Not Interesting"
In a backyard in southern New England, Bumblebee emerges from her winter hibernation and soon her nest is a flurry of activity. Follow Bumblebee and her young as they collect nectar while buzzing around a New England backyard. Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane is a fun and informative story. Your children will have a blast listening and learning about the animals that live in an American backyard!
Women taking a form of estrogen had fewer relapses.
In monkeys, pupil size is related to perception of duration.
"Eyes Offer Peek at Brain’s Timekeepers" is from the December 10, 2016 issue of Science News.