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Pamper someone you love with this sweet book of vouchers containing romantic gestures, from breakfast in bed to a dreamy weekend away - it's the gift that keeps on giving!
The much-loved Guardian columnist asks what it takes to make a husband, and looks to his own married life to provide the answer.* *Anything resembling advice should be taken at reader's own risk. You'll never get divorced if you never get married. Not even your granny minds if you live in sin anymore. And if you're single you can choose curtains without somebody else butting in. So why bother with marriage? It can't just be an easy way round having to buy your own deodorant. Guardian columnist Tim Dowling is a husband of some twenty years. His marriage is resounding proof that even the most impossible partnership can work out for the best. Some of the time. So while this book is called `How To be a Husband', it's not really a how-to guide at all. Nor is it a compendium of petty remarks and brinkmanship - although it contains plenty of both. You may pick up a few DIY hints. You might learn that while marriage is founded on love, it endures through bloody hard work. Most likely it will make you whimper with the laughter of painful recognition. `How To be a Husband' is a cautionary tale about throwing caution to the wind. It's the strange romance of two people consenting to share a roll-on. It's a new manifesto for marriage and an answer to why, even when we suck at it, we stick at it.
'Anna Hope has a way of getting inside difficult and painful moments, turning them inside out. I felt I knew these women as my own friends. Taut, electric, complex, funny' RACHEL JOYCE, author of The Unexpected Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
'Few novels leave me genuinely breathless with their brilliance. EXPECTATION is one of them' HANNAH BECKERMAN
Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry – and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends.
Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life?
EXPECTATION is a novel of the highs and lows of friendship – how it can dip, dive and rise again. It is also about finding your way: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel. Most of all, it explores that liminal space between expectation and reality, the place – full of dreams, desires and pain – in which we all live our lives.
In Vroue Na Aan My Hart val die kollig op vroue en vrouwees. Skink ’n koppie tee en skuif reg vir ’n hartsgeselsie met ’n vriendin.
Daar’s so baie om van te kies: Carike Keuzenkamp, Elize Cawood, Anna Neethling-Pohl, Michélle van Breda, Emsie Schoeman, Mariëtta Kruger, Ingrid Jones en selfs Evita. Kry ook ’n blik op die vroue na aan Hannes: sy ma, oumas, vriendinne.
Humoristiese vertellings – soms selfs lekker stout – sorg vir lekker lees en weer-lees.
Real-world, from-the-trenches toddler parenting advice from the author of the bestselling Oh Crap! Potty Training. Toddlers-commonly defined as children aged between two and five years old-can be a horribly misunderstood bunch. What most parents view as bad behavior is in fact just curious behavior. Toddlerdom is the age of individuation, seeking control, and above all, learning how the world works. But this misunderstanding between parents and child can lead to power struggles, tantrums, and even diminished growth and creativity. The recent push of early intellectualism coupled with a desire to "make childhood magical" has created a strange paradox-we have three-year-olds with math and Mandarin tutors who don't know how to dress themselves and are sitting in their own poop. We are pushing the toddler mind beyond its limit but simultaneously keeping them far below their own natural capabilities. In the frank, funny, and totally authentic Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler, social worker Jamie Glowacki helps parents work through what she considers the five essential components of raising toddlers: -Engaging the toddler mind -Working with the toddler body -Understanding and dealing with the toddler behavior -Creating a good toddler environment -You, the parent Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler is about doing more with less-and bringing real childhood back from the brink of over-scheduled, over-stimulated, helicopter parenting. With her signature down-and-dirty, friend-to-friend advice, Jamie is here to help you experience the joy of parenting again and giving your child-and yourself-the freedom to let them grow at their own pace and become who they are.
'A tale of loss and hope, of strength drawn from truly inhabiting the moment.' - Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path Shattered when her 25-year marriage comes to an abrupt and painful end, writer Mary Jane Grant runs away to London to immerse herself in any reality but her own. Reeling from the shock and loss of her marriage and the life she's known, she begins to discover that if she can just focus on the moment, take notice of the people, the sights and smells around her, that her pain and grief start to recede. From the bustling cafes of Camden and the pastel-coloured streets of Primrose Hill, to the sun soaked vineyards of the south of France, her journey leads her to rich new experiences that she could never have imagined in her old life. Real connections are made, she lets go of the things she no longer needs, and takes pleasure in the good, generous and beautiful parts of life that she encounters every day. Beautifully and succinctly told, this is a story about what happens when you embrace life, whatever it may bring, with surprising - and joyful - results. While the tea steeped, I split open the muffin and slathered butter across the warm, crumbly surface. I watched the butter melt. I took a bite. Memories of my grandmother's kitchen came back. I cradled the smooth white cup in my hand, ran my fingers over the uneven top of the time-worn wooden table. I looked around the place and watched people. Time passed. I realised that it was an hour since I first saw the sign telling me to smell the tea. And, all this time I had been possessed of neither sad memories nor anxious worries. I was completely and simply here, with the tea, the place, the people, myself. I was present. And it felt wonderful.
Meer as ’n honderd jaar na die laaste skote in die Anglo-Boereoorlog geklap het, word genl. Christiaan de Wet steeds bewonder as onverbiddelike bittereinder, die held wat tot die einde toe volhard het. Sy jonger broer, Piet, word onthou as die joiner. In Broedertwis probeer Albert Blake verstaan waarom hulle lynreg in stryd met mekaar gekom het. Wie was reg? Christiaan, wat ten alle koste die vryheidstryd wou voer, of Piet, wat ’n einde aan die smart en lyding van die oorlog wou bring?
HOW TO CREATE THE LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAN YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF…
If you have ever wished that men came with instruction booklets, you need despair no longer. Barbara De Angelis’s international best-selling 'Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know' is the book you’ve been waiting for since your first date!
'This book reveals:'
Secrets about men and sex that men will never tell you
Barbara De Angelis Ph.D. is a world renowned relationships psychologist and counsellor. She is the author of 'The Real Rules, Are You the One for Me?' and 'The 100 Most Asked Questions about Love, Sex, and Relationships.'
For many people who have never spent time in the state, Oklahoma
conjures up a series of stereotypes: rugged cowboys, tipi-dwelling
American Indians, uneducated farmers. When women are pictured at
all, they seem frozen in time: as the bonneted pioneer woman
stoically enduring hardship or the bedraggled, gaunt-faced mother
familiar from Dust Bowl photographs. In "Red Dirt Women," Susan
Kates challenges these one-dimensional characterizations by
exploring--and celebrating--the lives of contemporary Oklahoma
women whose experiences are anything but predictable.
Wat sê die Bybel oor liefde, seks en verhoudings?
Was jy al verlief? Is dit regtig die moeite werd om te wag met seks? Is Bybelse beginsels ou reëls vir ’n moderne tyd?
Dít is van die meer as 30 kwessies waarby Anniéria McFarlane saam met tieners stilstaan in Liefde, seks en verhoudings.
Tieners weet vandag alles wat daar is om te weet van seks – of so dink hulle. Maar daar is ’n boodskap wat hulle pelle en die TV nié so duidelik uitbasuin nie – hoe spesiaal God seks gemaak het en hoe Hy wil hê dit beskerm moet word.
Liefde, seks en verhoudings kyk na die seksuele versoekings waarvoor meer as 20 Bybelse karakters te staan gekom het en wat jongmense uit hulle situasies kan leer.
Hierdie nuttige boek sal jou tiener help in die warboel emosies en keuses waarvoor hulle daagliks te staan kom.
No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to think such thoughts, or possibly even tempting fate? Yet there will come a time when you must raise these issues and, ideally, this should be before any problems arise. The Essential Family Survival Guide to Caring for Older People is the ultimate source of information and help for families with care responsibilities. Deborah Stone draws on her extensive experience working in elder care to offer practical advice on every aspect of the field indepth. Topics range from how to get help immediately, legal information, care funding options, a guide to useful technology and advice on the main physical and mental health issues that affect older people. Plus guidance is given on dealing with social services and ensuring you choose the right care for your situations. Crucially, the book also offers help on how to cope as a carer with practical advice on juggling family, work and your caring responsibilities while looking after yourself.
From Torey Hayden, the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of
One Child comes Lost Girl, a poignant and deeply moving account of a
lost little girl and an extraordinary educational psychologist's
courage and determination.
People pleasing, social anxiety, instagram twattery and everything in between... Welcome to adulthood! We spend our childhood wanting to be grown-ups and, when we get there, long for the simplicity of our youth and quake at the horrific responsibilities, demands and the unstoppable to-do lists that come with adulthood. In her new book, Katie Kirby pinpoints with painful precision just how your crap life is now you're all grown up. Aside from the spiralling worries that shadow you wherever you go - peaking at around 3AM ffs: my leg hurts, I've not upgraded my operating system, should I become vegan? why haven't I done anything about carbon emissions?; there is your perverse impulse to say yes to requests for help and invitations to dinner with people you don't like and who have nicer hair than you. Thankfully there is a silver lining, which mostly takes the form of lying to yourself, learning how to evade unexpected callers and cheating the system with your Tesco Clubcard. Honest, relatable, hilariously funny and containing no useful advice whatsoever, take comfort in the knowledge that it's not just you, we're all f*cked.
"Amy Wilson's hilarious, tender memoir...had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking." -Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project From the creator and star of the one-woman off-Broadway show Mother Load, comes When Did I Get Like This?, a screamingly funny take on being a modern woman, wife, and mother told with "a level of hilarity that even non-moms can appreciate" (Time Out). Amy Wilson's poignant and provocative, utterly outrageous look at "the Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be" has already earned an appreciative response from Three-Martini Playdate author Christie Mellor, who calls it, "As entertaining as it is reassuring."
A lovely look at the types of Dads there are - which type of dad are you 'blessed' with? Share laughs and fun with dad this Father's Day with this great gift book Dads. What would we do without them? They may get the raw deal next to Mums but they are always there for you when you need their wallet and for that reason alone they should all be celebrated in their smelly and beerbellied glory - each and every kind. Featuring: the grumpy old man dad, ATM dad, the reckless dad who lets you stay out longer than mum, the dad who has no idea how to turn the oven on and the dad who shows off his new toys to the neighbours, among many other hilarious examples. All dads are different, unique and special - and whether they let you borrow the car or not - they all deserve celebrating! DADTASTIC! is One Small Book for Dads, One Joyful Look at Dad-kinds!
So, you're losing your sh*t with your kids. You scream, you shout, you snap at them. You're cranky and irritable more often than you'd like to admit. You know how you want to parent; you want to be a calmer, more rational and intentional parent, but no matter how hard you try, you can't help it. You keep losing your shit. Just remember: YOU ARE NOT A BAD PARENT. How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids is as honest and compassionate as it is pragmatic about helping you work through your sh*t to be a more present and positive parent. Increasingly relevant to today's parents, who are more overloaded, overwhelmed, and overworked than ever before, Carla Naumburg PhD has the antidote to the feelings of complete despair and rage. How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids is a simple, accessible and humorous guide to more effective and mindful parenting.
At 27 years old, I found myself with a broken down marriage and two children under two to raise on my own. I had no other option than to survive. Nah, scratch that, I needed to thrive. But where would I begin? I wasn't sure if I knew how to live alone, let alone how to boss it solo with a couple of kids in tow. It's been a hell of a journey signposted with dating fails, money worries and ex-husband woes, but when was a Back-up Plan ever straightforward? This book is the one I needed to read in the lonely 3am darkness of an unfixable marriage, lying next to a man I was sure I didn't want to be tied to anymore but whom I was too scared to leave. This book is the one I needed to read when I picked up my first packet of anti-depressants and read Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation to feel off-the-cuff and cool (but just felt more depressed). This book is the one I needed to read in the infinitely long days that stretched ahead of me alone with two infants, minimal sleep and no hope. This book is the one I needed to read when shamefully I carted my two toddlers to Boots to pick up my very first Morning After Pill after my very first One Night Stand. This book is the I needed to read when my world was about to fall apart.
What's married life like from the man's point of view? What does a wedding actually mean to a man? Do men really not know how to do laundry? Now, with masculinity in crisis (again), it's more important than ever to understand the secret lives of husbands. Couldn't our relationships be better navigated if we listened, impartially, to how the world looks from inside a man's head? Do they feel sad at the thought of never falling in love again? Would they ever admit that their partner's cooking is worse than their mother's? Melissa Katsoulis's mission is not to find the perfect husband, or the worst. It's about talking to married men and understanding their world. We are inundated with statistical research about gender and domestic politics but it doesn't tell us how things really feel to real men. Through interviews with ordinary men, experts and imaginary Greek gods, Melissa will uncover everything you need to know about the man in your life. From a whistle-stop tour of husbands through history to husbands in the nursery, husbands on holiday, husbands in the kitchen and husbands of a certain age, The Secret Life of Husbands is a warm and witty journey of discovery about the modern-day husband.
At last, a humorous, anecdote-filled exploration of the many ways in which women stab each other in the back and talk about each other behind closed doors
If you exhibit any of these traits, you may be guilty of being a Player hateHER: You get upset when people don't notice how fabulous you are.You vow to get revenge on your boyfriend's mistress, instead of him.You become angry when you see someone wearing the same outfit you purchased, as if it were produced just for you.
Player hateHER shows women why they hate on one another, and, most important, how they can stop A much-needed lesson in respecting one another and respecting yourself.
Advice, insight, and inspiration for relishing the single life!
We live in a country that places an unhealthy emphasis on relationships, yet nearly 50 percent of all American women are single. But does being alone mean you have to be lonely and miserable? Absolutely not.
Nobody knows that better than Jen Schefft, who got engaged to a rich and handsome man on TV's The Bachelor, only to break it off after six months--and who later stunned and infuriated viewers nationwide when she turned down the proposals of both finalists on The Bachelorette the following year. But even though she was reviled in the tabloid press and on the Internet, Jen believes it would be a far worse fate to commit to a relationship that was wrong for her.
Better Single Than Sorry is an indispensable guide to thriving as a solo in a couples-obsessed culture. In this warm, compassionate, down-to-earth, and empowering book, Jen Schefft has a positive message to impart to millions of sensational single women: Love yourself . . . and never settle for anything less than everything you deserve.
When does an affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touchbut with the first forbidden thought. The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Womans Battle can help you learn to do that.
Make a good marriage great! Over 1000 women surveyed in order to create this book of tell all tips!
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