Becoming Grandma

Author: Lesley Stahl
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148347
File Size: 18,20 MB
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The New York Times Bestseller From one of the country’s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman’s life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to “investigate” it—as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman’s life, interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, including Tom Brokaw), as well as the proverbial woman next door. Along with these personal accounts, Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren; anthropologists about why there are grandmothers, in evolutionary terms; and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers. Throughout Becoming Grandma, Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, about how her relationship with her daughter, Taylor, has changed, and about how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron. In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship. From the Hardcover edition.

Becoming A Grandmother

Author: Sheila Kitzinger
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068483538X
File Size: 48,94 MB
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Kitzinger, a social anthropologist, explores the experience of grandmotherhood both personally and historically based on detailed research.

Notebook Diary

Author: Regina Stephens
File Size: 72,21 MB
Format: PDF
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Womens I Cant Keep Calm Im Becoming a Grandma Quote Gift Perfect as a humorous present, great for any occasion where gifts that provoke laughter are appropriated. This notebook makes an affordable birthday gift, Mother's Day gift, Father's Day gift, Graduation, Christmas present, funny office gift for coworkers, desk gift for men and women, graduation gift, stocking stuffer, white elephant, Valentine's Day gift, or as a gag gift for mom, dad, wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, brother, sister, best friend, stepmom, stepdad, grandma, grandpa, coworker, writer and anyone who enjoys their notebooks with a side of a little sassy sarcasm and snarky wit. It makes a great gift for anyone on your holiday gift list. Perfect size 6 x 9 has 120108 pages, High-quality binding, premium design, paperback cover, beautiful matte finish looks. It's a good size for carrying in bags, purses, and backpacks.

Buryin Daddy

Author: Teresa Nicholas
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1628467738
File Size: 38,70 MB
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A descendant of Lebanese Catholic immigrants on her father's side and Baptist sharecroppers on her mother's, Teresa Nicholas recounts in Buryin' Daddy a southern upbringing with an unusual inflection. As the book opens, the author recalls her charmed early childhood in the late 1950s, when she and her family live with her grandparents in a graceful old bungalow in Yazoo City, Mississippi. But when the author is five, her eccentric father—secretive, penurious, autocratic, hoarding—moves his growing family into a condemned duplex nearby. Separated from her beloved grandmother and chafing under her father's erratic discipline, the girl longs to flee from the awful decrepit house. When she's a teenager, she and her father find themselves on conflicting sides of the civil rights movement and their arguments grow more painful, until a scholarship to a northeastern college provides the means of her escape. Two decades later, Nicholas has built a successful career in book publishing in New York. When her father dies suddenly, she returns to Mississippi for the funeral and to spend a month in the hated duplex as her mother comes to terms with her husband's passing. But as she sorts through the strange detritus of her father's life, the author comes to understand that he was far more complex than the angry man she thought she knew. And as she draws closer to her surprisingly resilient mother, affected by stroke but full of blunt country talk, she finds that her mother is also far from the naïve, helpless creature she remembers. Through a series of surprising and oddly humorous discoveries, the author and her mother will begin to unravel her father's poignant secrets together in this graceful and generous exploration of the intermingling of shame and love that lie at the heart of family life.

For Grandma

Author: Christina Anello
Editor: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781441301901
File Size: 46,76 MB
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Our popular Charming Petites "TM" have eye-catching 4-color art and a wide array of subjects. Each has a 24K gold-plated or silver-plated charm to keep on the ribbon bookmark or to wear on a bracelet or necklace. Quotes about love and caring for a special woman.

West Of The Equator

Author: Cheryl Bartlam DuBois
Editor: Frederick Fell Publishers
ISBN: 9780883911297
File Size: 79,81 MB
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West Of The Equator is a satirical account of one man's spiritual journey, as told by his spirit guide, Ian - a well seasoned West Indian merchant sailor who narrates the story of a Chicago stock trader who goes to the West Indies and buys a 75' catamaran to set out in search of Paradise. Instead, he finds a female captain who turns out to be the love of his life, chaos, mayhem, and, eventually, true happiness but only after he faces unbelievable trials and is stripped of everything he owns along the journey. In this humbled state, he discovers that he is, in fact, the island, his life the vessel, and that everything he'd every truly needed had been aboard all along. It is a very funny satirical look at life in Paradise and the Zen of sailing.

How To Live Forever

Author: Marc Freedman
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541767799
File Size: 65,16 MB
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The secret to happiness, longevity, and living on is through mentoring the next generation In How to Live Forever, founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors-a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the gym teacher who was Freedman's father. How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

Becoming A Spacewalker

Author: Jerry L. Ross
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557536937
File Size: 32,16 MB
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This highly illustrated picture book for children introduces scientific concepts and valuable life lessons through an autobiographical account of the life of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross.

The Dinosaur Tamer

Author: Marcia Mazur
Editor: American Diabetes Association
ISBN: 9780945448587
File Size: 57,84 MB
Format: PDF
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Twenty-five fictional stories that will entertain, enlighten, and ease a child's frustration about having diabetes.

Happy Helpful Grandma Guide

Author: Leslie Lehr Spirson
Editor: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780671534943
File Size: 31,61 MB
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A humorous but sensitive guide covers such issues as building a healthy relationship with children and grandchildren, being a long-distance grandma, getting along with in-laws, creating new family traditions, and avoiding conflict. Original.

The Becoming Of Age

Author: Pamela H. Gravagne
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 078647260X
File Size: 13,38 MB
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"This is an examination of the ways that aging and old age are represented and meaning in popular film. Arguing that the narratives, discourses, and philosophical positions that underlie filmic depictions of growing older are historical and open to revision, the author evaluates how a given film both portrays characters and tells the story of aging itself."--

Theater Week

File Size: 58,81 MB
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Author: Andrew Goldstein
File Size: 70,38 MB
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Self Pity

Author: Smoke
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456845365
File Size: 61,36 MB
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Ciara(CeeCee) is the mail carrier that's more than a mail-lady. She is a friend, a wife, a mistress, a mother, a daughter, a party girl, and alcoholic. You name it Miss CeeCee is in the midst of it. However, her many hats have taken control of her being and she finds herself lost. She gives up on trying to change things and rolls with the punches of life....just getting by hoping one day the lord will take her and she's out of her miserable existence. Yes,CeeCee is/was depressed. After a traumatic experience involving her family she's pushed over the edge. She wants to commit the ultimate sin. CeeCee starts to plot on ending her life. She gathers everything she needs, and evaluates her life past, present with no future. She has some up and down moments as she tries to carry out her plan. Will she really do it? Or, realize that life is bittersweet and she's just caught up in a world of SELF PITY. This is the first novel of the Self Pity series. After walking in CeeCee's shoe's there are other sides of the spectrum. Following novels will include MAMACITA, MYSTERY LADY, and various others characters from this series....Ending with GENERATIONS. The point of this novel is to warn my brothers and sisters that depression does exist, and some people really need help. We must not ignore suicide simply because we as individuals don't believe in it. This is real, and it takes lives everyday

Becoming A Woman Of Substance

Author: Jennifer McKelvey
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469151405
File Size: 39,14 MB
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Becoming a Woman of Substance is a triumphant tale of an ugly duckling from a small town blossoming into a beautiful swan trying to survive in the big city. Most times she swims but occasionally she sinks. Either way, you know you're in store for an informative, fun-filled ride. Each chapter details the journey of being unaware to becoming aware of what is needed to grow into a woman who has real character and substance. How we get there depends on the path we chose. It'll be easy to relate to the struggles, challenges, and triumphs. We live in a society that doesn't always encourage this kind of self-reflection. However, in this book you will learn how to take back that power and have the peace and joy you desire.

Becoming Multisensory

Author: Donna Kettler Guice
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412007836
File Size: 57,60 MB
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This captivating, story-based guidebook for the spiritual seeker outlines specific methods for getting through life's experiences by connecting with All That Is, ultimately creating a personal Heaven on Earth. With courage and honesty, Guice describes a past filled with addictions that helped to numb painful emotions arising from lack of self-esteem. After a lifetime of perceiving herself as not good enough, she has an awakening where she hears the voice of God, and life is never the same. She becomes the spiritual seeker and has spiritual experiences that take her to places she never dreamed of. You will learn about meditation, spiritual journeys, and a six step process of Becoming Multisensory. As the author begins to LISTEN and BECOME AWARE of everything around and within her, old negative thoughts and practices are discarded and she takes a different, less traveled road. This book is an emotionally moving autobiography interspersed with stories of healing, synchronicity, and Divine Guidance that will motivate and inspire you. You will learn how to meditate, how to listen to your intuition, how to watch for signs from nature and the dreamtime, and how to make wise decisions that empower you. Prepare to be motivated!

Grandma S Notebook

Author: First Glance Books
Editor: First Glance Books
ISBN: 9781858331034
File Size: 76,34 MB
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Becoming A Mother While Losing My Own

Author: Claudia Parker
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469174588
File Size: 30,84 MB
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Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own is an amazing testimony of Gods grace. Claudia Parker takes us through her life with riveting accounts of pain, rejection and scandal. After she accepts Christ her capricious relationship with her mother is reconciled. Their bond is strengthened when she finds out shes expecting her first child. Unfortunately, she learns that her mother may not live long enough for them to meet. Becoming a Mother While Losing My Own is a story of resilience. Its a story of faith and the human spirit triumphing over adversity. You will witness how Gods mercy gave a woman a chance to create a family life vastly different than the one she grew up in. If you want to be inspired this is the book to read.

Grandma Rules

Author: Jill Milligan
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602396833
File Size: 80,74 MB
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A lighthearted tribute to grandmothers shares whimsical anecdotes about the joys and occasional pitfalls of a life with grandkids, in an unsentimental, gift-appropriate volume that irreverently celebrates a grandmother's well-deserved arrival in the years in which her own children have become parents.

Drums Of My Flesh

Author: Cyril Dabydeen
Editor: Tsar Publications
File Size: 37,68 MB
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In a central park in Ottawa's Sandy Hill, Gabe, an immigrant from Guyana (South America), explores the past in the company of his young Canadian-born daughter. But this novel goes beyond the traditional innocence to reality plot, as it also embraces a quest for spiritual beingness in a compelling setting fraught with irony. Grounds shift as characters come fully to life; tropical and temperate zones merge; the past and present form intermittent shadows. Gabe's story of growing up in an Indian family struggling to live traditionally in faraway Guyana, and Christian, Hindu and Muslim worlds come together, as the plot unravels, and we continually move back and forth faced with new realities, new awakenings.