Life Without Baby

ABOUT LIFE WITHOUT BABY Life Without Baby aims to “fill the silence in the motherhood discussion” by providing resources, community, compassion, and support to women facing a life without children. Since the site was founded in March ...

Author: Lisa Manterfield

Publisher: Steel Rose Press

ISBN: 9780983012597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

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“What if I never get to be a mother?” When this doubt first takes hold, it can knock you completely off your feet. You feel cheated, frustrated, and no longer sure of your place in society, your family, or your circle of friends. Now…imagine you could spend time with someone who really understands how you feel, who lets you express all the things that once seemed whiny, self-indulgent, or just plain crazy, and who confides that she once felt that way too. Life Without Baby founder, Lisa Manterfield, once stood where you are and not only survived, but thrived. Now she shares what she learned from her own experiences and from the women of the community she created. She’ll help you: – Know when it’s time to cut your losses and let go of your dream – Give yourself permission to grieve the loss that few others can truly understand – Learn some emotional aikido moves to handle social challenges, such as baby showers, Mother’s Day, and the dreaded “Do you have kids?” question – Rediscover your passion and find joy again, without enduring a complete life makeover – Get pragmatic about aging without children and building a new kind of family Based on her small-group workshops and popular ebook series, this book offers a combination of hard-won lessons, gentle queries, and real-world suggestions. Manterfield is a comforting and supportive companion who will guide you gently down your own path to making peace with being childfree-not-by-choice and thriving in a new happily ever after.

Life Without Jealousy

When a new child is born, you reduce the attention you give the older child because babies need constant attention. The older child might see this display of constant attention to the baby as mommy preferring the younger child.

Author: Lynda Bevan

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 9781932690859

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

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Ask yourself... Do you feel the need to be frequently checking up on your partner? Are you suspicious when you meet new people? Do you often question your partner about where they are going and who they are seeing? Do you withdraw from your partner without giving an explanation as to why you doing this? Do you make all of the social arrangements for your partner's life? Have you ever feigned illness to keep your partner at home? Are you frightened of being unable to survive without your partner? Do you examine on your partner's phone records, emails, or text messages "just in case"? Do you put your partner down over small details or infractions of agreements? If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, then this book is for you. This is the book to help you overcome this unwanted emotion. You will embark on a journey to discover the many types of jealousy. You can use this book as a manual to overcome emotional insecurity issues and to give you a clearer perspective on the emotion of jealousy. By engaging with the exercises with this book, you'll be able to see yourself as you really are and further exercises will assist you in eliminating your jealous thoughts and behavior. "It is hard to believe how much useful information the author has packed into this slender tome." --Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited" Learn more at Book #4 in the 10-Step Empowerment Series from Loving Healing Press FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Love & Romance

Tootsie s Chick Life Without a Mother

Now would anyone in theirright mind willfully entrust their threeyearold child with someone who treated them like the hired help? One who abused others with her harsh words and foul mouth? Everyone had returned to normal living.

Author: Dorothy H Arnold, EdD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503533608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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All the good and bad girls who need to know forgiveness, have you made some shameful choices? See how this chick deals with her shame. And she is that little girl without a home or mother, lost in a system called family.

Life Without Rights

The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don't kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!

Author: Birgit Berggrensson

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781627343640

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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The topic of the book is the focus on rights, which has spread like wildfire above all in the western part of the world since the Second World War and the impact this way of thinking has had on how we see our fellow human beings. The author sees rights focused thinking and neighborly love as opposites and does not think that the two are compatible. They are mutually exclusive. In other words a different way of thinking is called for, and this applies to all the things that we human beings feel we are entitled to and claim, starting with The Declaration of Human Rights and continuing to the right to a roof over one’s head; throughout the chapters of the book the author argues that we human beings do not have any rights at all, and how we instead have to take a closer look at the parts of rights focused thinking that might be justified. What is the interface of human rights and compassion? The various topics are introduced to the reader by a fairytale or a story, which is meant to make the reader reflect on the problem before meeting the author’s point of view the same way Jesus made his followers think about a problem by means of parables. What is a human right? How can we tell whether a proposed human right is really one? How do we establish the content of particular human rights and how do we prevent such rights from harming human relations? These are questions that the author tries to answer.

Life Without a Recipe A Memoir

“Well, Dad, so—” New ideas glisten in his eyes. “You know what—you can get him from Jordan! Maybe even, can we get a boy baby? I would like that, a boy baby. What will you name him? Maybe you'd like to name him after my father, Saleh.

Author: Diana Abu-Jaber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393249101

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A “bold, luscious” memoir, “indispensable to anyone trying to forge their own truer path” (Ruth Reichl). On one side, there is Grace: prize-winning author Diana Abu-Jaber’s tough, independent sugar-fiend of a German grandmother, wielding a suitcase full of holiday cookies. On the other, Bud: a flamboyant, spice-obsessed Arab father, full of passionate argument. The two could not agree on anything: not about food, work, or especially about what Diana should do with her life. Grace warned her away from children. Bud wanted her married above all—even if he had to provide the ring. Caught between cultures and lavished with contradictory “advice” from both sides of her family, Diana spent years learning how to ignore others’ well-intentioned prescriptions. Hilarious, gorgeously written, poignant, and wise, Life Without a Recipe is Diana’s celebration of journeying without a map, of learning to ignore the script and improvise, of escaping family and making family on one’s own terms. As Diana discovers, however, building confidence in one’s own path sometimes takes a mistaken marriage or two—or in her case, three: to a longhaired boy-poet, to a dashing deconstructionist literary scholar, and finally to her steadfast, outdoors-loving Scott. It also takes a good deal of angst (was it possible to have a serious writing career and be a mother?) and, even when she knew what she wanted (the craziest thing, in one’s late forties: a baby!), the nerve to pursue it. Finally, fearlessly independent like the Grace she’s named after, Diana and Scott’s daughter Gracie will heal all the old battles with Bud and, like her writer-mom, learn to cook up a life without a recipe.

Life Without Plastic

intellectually and physically—to the toxins that surround us in everyday life. Fortunately, when our son came into this world very early one frigid January morning, he was a healthy seven-pound (3-kg) baby full of life, joy and magic, ...

Author: Jay Sinha

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781624144264

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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After the birth of their son, Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon set out on a journey to eliminate plastic baby bottles as the Canadian government banned BPA. When they found it was difficult to procure glass baby bottles, Jay and Chantal made it their mission to not only find glass and metal replacements for plastic, but to make those products accessible to the public as well. Printed on wood-free FSC (sustainable certified) paper and with BPA-free ink, Life Without Plastic strives to create more awareness on the issue of BPA, polycarbonates and other single-use plastics, and provides readers with safe, reusable and affordable alternatives. While plastic has its uses in technology, medical and some products around the home, certain single-use plastics release chemicals when put in contact with food and water. These disposable plastics are also found in produce and cleaning products. Jay and Chantal show readers how to analyze their personal plastic use, find alternatives and create easy replacements in this step-by-step guide. Get your family healthier, spread consciousness and create positive reflection on you for helping the environment by taking action.

What s Life Without a Dream

I think the baby may be telling me something.” But after a few minutes, the feeling went away. The next morning, she went to see her obstetrician, Dr. Felix Tankersley, who instructed her to go to the hospital if and when the feeling ...

Author: Gary Marting

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480852471

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Gary Marting grew up with an abusive father, and outside school, he mixed with the wrong crowd. Eventually, he began abusing alcohol, and one time, he came dangerously close to teaming up with a friend to commit a felony. After a dismal record in high school, no colleges would accept him. Knowing all that, it would seem like hed be the last person to make something of himself, but somehow, he became an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War and then achieved his dream of becoming an FBI agent. In Whats Life Without a Dream?, he looks back at his difficult childhood, including how he overcame childhood bullying, as well as what led him to join the Air Force and his role in the war. Marting could have easily allowed his life to unfold in a different direction. But with determination and grit, he climbed over obstacles and never once gave up on his dream. Join Marting as he examines how he beat the odds, met his wife by sheer chance in Las Vegas, and made his mark as an FBI agent catching federal fugitives and solving white-collar crimes.

Parenting Life Without Parole

Surviving Your Child's Addiction Willy. I find that it is easier doing my breathing exercise when I am outdoors in fresh air. It really doesn't matter if it is cold, hot, dry, or humid--as long as it is “fresh”.

Author: Willy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481763486

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 440

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The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that there are 14 million Americans who use illegal drugs and perhaps 17 million Americans who are alcoholics or abuse alcohol. Shrapnel from each abuser’s actions impact the lives of countless family members, friends, and acquaintances significantly raising the toll attributable to this national crisis. While there are a variety of programs geared to addressing the needs of the abuser and getting them on the road to recovery, too often the family and friends are left to fend for themselves. “Parenting-Life Without Parole” provides both a practical and Christian based perspective on how those impacted by the abuser’s choices can learn to cope with the multitude of challenges they are facing.

Life Without Limits

Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life Nick Vujicic. When two ultrasounds were performed during her pregnancy, the doctors detected nothing unusual. They told my parents that the baby was a boy but not a word about missing limbs!

Author: Nick Vujicic

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307589750

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! • What Would Your Life be Like if Anything Were Possible? Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, Nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way. Nick tells the story of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured while learning to deal with them as a child, teen, and young adult. “For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.” Nick shares how his faith in God has been his major source of strength, and he explains that once he found a sense of purpose—inspiring others to better their lives and the world around them--he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits. Let Nick inspire you to start living your own life without limits. Nick offers practical advice for realizing a life of fulfillment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. He encourages the reader by showing how he learned to accept what he could not control and focus instead on what he could. Includes a Life Without Limits Personal Action Plan to help anyone determine their unique path to a successful life.