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    Book Review: Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change Editor: Stephanie Marohn Publisher: Elite Books ISBN: 978-1-60070-067-5

    Eating for Pregnancy: The essential guide and Cookbook

    Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition guide and cookbook is a wonderful tool for all women, especially pregnant women. Whether you know a lot or know nothing about healthy eating for mommy and baby, this book has something for everyone. The cookbook is not only full of delicious recipes (who says you have to be pregnant to make them?!), but also very helpful information on foods the baby needs and that your body needs to help sustain the pregnancy and keep you healthy. Along with these delicious recipes that are easy to make and are what I would consider “normal”. The recipes are not flamboyant, but everyday pantry items or easy to find in you local grocery store. There is also a ton of helpful information to help answer any pregnancy questions in regards to your diet and what you should or shouldn’t be eating. Some of these questions include; “What should I be eating? What is dangerous and why? If I eat this how is it benefiting the baby and I?” There is also a section for your last 9 months after baby is born. The exercises and eating tips are designed to help you loose the baby weight and regain your body! This book is truly for those considering having a baby to those who have had their baby and everyone in between! Among the many helpful tidbits of information you will find helpful list that give sources of fiber, vitamin C, and other important nutrients. There is information on how much fish, water, vitamins, and other items that you should or shouldn’t be consuming. The recipes are in convenient categorized sections and come complete in a seven day menu planner. The author gives a list of pantry items needed for each categorized chapter of recipes along with time saving tips, storage tips, conversion charts and a variety of other very helpful pieces of information. The recipes range from breakfast to dinner with snack and vegetarian dishes. Eating for Pregnancy will quickly become a part of your family even after your baby is born. The recipes are for families too! If your pregnant, planning to get pregnant, recently had your baby, are a health care professional or simply like to collect cookbooks or are interested in good nutrition, Eating for Pregnancy is for you! It would also make a wonderful gift for any expectant mother to be! It is well worth the time and money.

    Psychologist Gary Buffone shares his understanding of how parents can help children of all ages maintain healthy lives in a land of abundance. Living in a country filled with economic and material abundance, how have so many advantaged children’s lives become a slippery downhill slope to boredom, financial irresponsibility, dependency, narcissistic entitlement, depression, and abject failure? And more importantly, how can parents deal with the very real and complex issues surrounding their money and kids. "Choking on the Silver Spoon" provides sound, practical advice to help parents apply the Five immutable Laws of Financial Laws of Financial Parenting throughout the family life cycle. From teaching youngsters about money, to dealing with the entitled teen, to fostering healthy ambition and a strong work ethic, to tips on when and how to best transfer assets to adult children.

    book review, Children and Traumatic Incident Reduction Creative and Cognitive Approaches (Book #2 in the TIR Applications Series) Edited by: Marian K. Volkman, CTS, CMF Publisher: Loving Healing Press ISBN: 978-1-932690-30-9

    In "Moving Your Aging Parents" by author Nancy Wesson readers will learn how to: Identify needs and desires to create a quality new life; Cope with the Depression Era mind-set; Create emotionally sustaining environments to nurture the soul; Ready and sell the family home; Ask the RIGHT questions to help divest of treasures: Manage your energy and spirit throughout the process: Determine when it's time to consider alternative placement; Perform the ordinary in a non-ordinary way -- allowing you to preserve and heal family relationships.

    "The ART of Grandparenting" edited by Valerie Connelly is filled with insights, humor and advice for new grandparents everywhere who find themselves awed and somewhat baffled by their newly acquired stature in their families, their lives and in their hearts that of grandparent. All the authors who joined this project with vigorous enthusiasm and who willingly brought to it their wisdom, wit and talents as writers. Their heart-felt honesty shines in every word. Their warmth and desire to share their experiences with those of us who are new to the role of grandparent brings us comfort and optimism.

    Author Dr. Andrew Gibson, creator of Parenting Angry Children and Teens (PACT) Training, has written "Got An Angry Child?" to share his successful methods with parents everywhere in a format that is easy to follow and offers practical techniques for change. "Got An Angry Child?" is for any parent with a child who is acting out, angry, or has been diagnosed with a psychiatric label such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiance, conduct disorder, or bi-polar disorder. PACT training has already helped thousands of parents and children restore love and integrity to their relationships.

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