Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy Author Tarryn Fisher
ISBN-10 1541221435
Year 2017-01-12
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.

Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy Author Willow Yamauchi
ISBN-10 9781554830794
Year 2012
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Insomniac Press

Women are expected to embrace the beautiful gift of becoming a Mommy. Giving birth, nourishing our young - these things are the fulfillment of a life's ambition. You'll be spoken of in the same breath as patriotism and apple pie. There you'll be: on a pedestal, admired, happy. All you have to do is be a Good Mommy. Alas, that is a lie. That creature: a figment of our imaginations. The truth is, you will fail. The truth is, we all fail. Bad Mommy celebrates the parenting line between Joan Crawford and June Cleaver. Chances are, you already know the things you don't do right, but what about everyone else? Wonder no longer, you are not alone. If you possess two X chromosomes and have ever contemplated joining the ranks of Mommy, you are, in fact, part of a secret sisterhood. For the first time ever, twenty of your comrades will peel back the veil of denial to confess their fears, shame and dirty little secret--every last one of us is a Bad Mommy.

Bad Mommy Moments

Bad Mommy Moments Author Cindy Kane
ISBN-10 9781938690280
Year 2012-11-13
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Hillcrest Publishing Group

Are you an overwhelmed, guilt-ridden mom? Are you secretly counting down the hours until bedtime? Are you completely ignoring your child to read the back of this book? Don't worry û you're not alone. Welcome to Bad Mommy Moments: those short periods of time (that feel like eternities) when you do something "bad" that will haunt you for the rest of the day. Or week. Or forever. Using a humorous compilation of prose, poetry, photography, and graphics, blogger Cindy Kane tracks the two-year storm of new motherhood through the mind of a woman who struggled to adjust. That is, until she traded in her dreams of perfect parenting for finding ways to laugh. At herself. And in laughter, she found unexpected hope. Bad Mommy Moments celebrates the days of new motherhood that SUCK. Because it's often after our worst moments that we realize how lucky we are. Book jacket.

Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy Author Aisha Mcburnie
ISBN-10 0989546365
Year 2015-11-01
Language en

True story of one woman's struggle with addiction and battered woman syndrome

Confessions of a Scary Mommy

Confessions of a Scary Mommy Author Jill Smokler
ISBN-10 9781451673784
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Sometimes I just let my children fall asleep in front of the TV. In a culture that idealizes motherhood, it’s scary to confess that, in your house, being a mother is beautiful and dirty and joyful and frustrating all at once. Admitting that it’s not easy doesn’t make you a bad mom; at least, it shouldn’t. If I can’t survive my daughter as a toddler, how the hell am I going to get through the teenage years? When Jill Smokler was first home with her small children, she thought her blog would be something to keep friends and family updated. To her surprise, she hit a chord in the hearts of mothers everywhere. I end up doing my son’s homework. It’s wrong, but so much easier. Total strangers were contributing their views on that strange reality called motherhood. As other women shared their stories, Jill realized she wasn’t alone in her feelings of exhaustion and imperfection. My eighteen month old still can’t say “Mommy” but used the word “shit” in perfect context. But she sensed her readers were still holding back, so decided to start an anonymous confessional, a place where real moms could leave their most honest thoughts without fearing condemnation. I pretend to be happy but I cry every night in the shower. The reactions were amazing: some sad, some pee-in-your-pants funny, some brutally honest. But they were real, not a commercial glamorization. I clock out of motherhood at 8 P.M. and hide in the basement with my laptop and a beer. If you’re already a fan, lock the bathroom door on your whining kids, run a bubble bath, and settle in. If you’ve not encountered Scary Mommy before, break out a glass of champagne as well, because you’ll be toasting your initiation into a select club. I know why some animals eat their young. In chapters that cover husbands (The Biggest Baby of Them All) to homework (Didn’t I Already Graduate?), Confessions of a Scary Mommy combines all-new essays from Jill with the best of the anonymous confessions. Sometimes I wish my son was still little—then I hear kids screaming at the store. As Jill says, “We like to paint motherhood as picture perfect. A newborn peacefully resting on his mother’s chest. A toddler taking tentative first steps into his mother’s loving arms. A mother fluffing her daughter’s prom dress. These moments are indeed miraculous and joyful; they can also be few and far between.” Of course you adore your kids. Of course you would lay down your life for them. But be honest now: Have you ever wondered what possessed you to sign up for the job of motherhood? STOP! DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK UNTIL YOU RECITE THESE VOWS! I shall remember that no mother is perfect and my children will thrive because, and sometimes even in spite, of me. I shall not preach to a fellow mother who has not asked my opinion. It’s none of my damn business. I shall maintain a sense of humor about all things motherhood.

Mommy Why Do Bad Things Happen

Mommy  Why Do Bad Things Happen Author Kathy Hurley
ISBN-10 9781449026301
Year 2009-12
Pages 16
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

Parents have many lessons to teach their children. One of those lessons is how and why bad things happen to them and to others. I hope this will help caregivers and children.

Bad Mother

Bad Mother Author Ayelet Waldman
ISBN-10 9780767932165
Year 2009-05-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Anchor

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as a “bad mother”? Writing with remarkable candor, and dispensing much hilarious and helpful advice along the way—Is breast best? What should you do when your daughter dresses up as a “ho” for Halloween?—Ayelet Waldman says it's time for women to get over it and get on with it in this wry, unflinchingly honest, and always insightful memoir on modern motherhood.

Mommy Daddy I Had a Bad Dream

Mommy  Daddy  I Had a Bad Dream Author Martha Heineman Pieper
ISBN-10 0983866406
Year 2012
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Smart Love Press LLC

When Joey, a bouncy happy kangaroo, has a series of bad dreams, his parents lovingly help him understand them. Children will be fascinated and enlightened as Joey learns to make sense of his bad dreams and to put himself back to sleep feeling comforted and in charge.

Hello My Name Is Mommy

Hello  My Name Is Mommy Author Sheri Lynch
ISBN-10 9781429906821
Year 2004-04-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin

Hilarious and true and inspirational, Hello, My Name is Mommy is for every pregnant woman and new mother who ever felt helpless and out of control instead of confident and aglow. Sure, women know pregnancy is no bed of roses, but Lynch taps into her own dysfunctional childhood and fears about becoming a mom to label a much profounder worry many moms-to-be have: that their own pasts were so screwed up that they're doomed to repeat the cycle. Dr. Spock may tell moms to trust their instincts, but Lynch's Misfit Mommies want to do every last thing but that. They feel like frauds and imposters, and Lynch's real-girl's voice will be instantly recognizable to them. Lynch will walk and talk new moms through it all: from lamenting the hot dogs and second-hand smoke they were raised on (and, of course, "you turned out just fine") to the realization that kids are kind of germy and gross (but feeling that way doesn't make one a bad mother) to keeping it together at work with Cheerios in the old nursing bra.

Bad Bones

Bad Bones Author Linda Ladd
ISBN-10 9781601830524
Year 2014-09-29
Pages 395
Language en
Publisher eKensington

BAD OMEN Homicide detective Claire Morgan has a bad feeling when a man's body is found in a Missouri State Park. The crime scene is buried in snow. The corpse is frozen in ice. And nearly every bone has been broken, shattered, or crushed. . . BAD BLOOD Claire's suspicions only get worse when the body is thawed and identified. The victim was an ultimate fighter on the cage-match circuit. His wife blames her ex-husband, a Russian mafioso. But Claire knows this is no mob-style execution. This is something worse. Something evil. . . BAD BONES Raised from childhood to inflict pain, the killer uses rage as a weapon. Punishing without mercy. Killing without conscience. Upholding a dark family tradition that is so twisted, so powerful, it destroys everything in its path. And Claire is about to meet the family. . . Praise for Linda Ladd's Claire Morgan Thrillers "One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever." —Fresh Fiction "Chilling, compelling suspense. . .be prepared to lose sleep!" —Eileen Dryer "Exciting, thrill-a-minute!" —Midwest Book Review "Plenty of suspense and surprises." —Publishers Weekly 136,500 Words

Children of Divorce

Children of Divorce Author Debbie Barr
ISBN-10 9780310829188
Year 2009-07-13
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Zondervan

The adults who love them want to know, "How can I help?" Based on research and interviews with single parents and children, Children of Divorce provides a sympathetic, insightful answer to their question. It shows: -How to tell your child about divorce -How children respond to divorce according to their age -How to help children grow spiritually -How parents, grandparents, church workers, and teachers can help children of divorce -- This realistic yet compassionate book tells the truth about divorce -- how it forever changes the lives of those it touches. It speaks candidly about how children respond to divorce and the changes it imposes on their lives. But Children of Divorce also tells the truth about how Christianity in action can make a difference.

Mommy Who Are the Bad Guys

Mommy  Who Are the Bad Guys Author Denise L. Tressler
ISBN-10 9781468597349
Year 2004-12-10
Pages 56
Language en
Publisher Author House

When a little boy named Scotty becomes curious about bad guys, he looks to his mother for the answers to his questions. His loving mother openly and honestly explains the dangers of child predators to her son. Who, what, where and why pertaining to child safety unfold as they hold their conversation. The text is simple talk for difficult topics such as strangers, "no touching places", what to do if approached, and who to turn to for assistance if a child is found in any of these situations. The colorful illustrations help to bring visual comprehension of the perils of these encounters across to young readers. For the parents: The author created this work to be used as a tool to aid you when discussing child safety awareness with your children.

Mommy s Choice

Mommy s Choice Author Scott Curtis
ISBN-10 9781604775365
Year 2007-12-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press

Curtis pens a story of the strong bond that builds between a mother and her son, a story of love and friendship that grows deeper with each passing year. They share a closeness and a bond that can survive anything, or so they thought.

When My Mommy Dies Can I Live with You

When My Mommy Dies  Can I Live with You Author Carolyn McLendon
ISBN-10 9781449749590
Year 2012-05
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press

Joy desperately reaches out for help because her single mom is dying. Living in an underprivileged part of town, their lives are filled with sickness, violence, fear, and danger.When My Mommy Dies, Can I Live with You?gives a glimpse of how an average empty-nester couple were compelled to help Joy. They learn the awful reality of the poverty and terror in a part of the city just a few miles from their home. God protects Joy and orchestrates events so their lives intersect. “I have known Dave and Carolyn for over thirty years. We have two girls the same ages as their two daughters. I have seen tremendous Christian growth in their lives over these years. The story in this Christ-centered book does not surprise me. It is filled with their practical faith and tender hearts as they continue to reach out to hurting people. It is informative as it exposes the dilemma of poor people whose lives have been affected by the HIV/AIDS virus and other social problems. It is challenging as it forces the reader to evaluate the quality of his/her own Christianity. It is almost a diary of their experiences and the reader will be a different person in many ways when the book is closed.” —Ben West, retired pastor and missionary to the Philippines