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Mallory knows she's a good baby-sitter. She's been looking after her seven younger brothers and sisters for years. So when Kristy offers her a steady job baby-sitting for the Arnold twins, Mal thinks it'll be easy money. The twins sure are cute in their little matching outfits. But once Mrs. Arnold leaves, Marilyn and Carolyn turn into twin terrors! They run around the house like spoiled brats, and Mallory can't even tell them apart. Taking care of Marilyn and Carolyn is a baby-sitting nightmare. But Mallory's a responsible member of the Baby-sitters Club--and she's not giving up!
MALLORY McDONALD IS GOING GREEN! As an official member of the Fern Falls Elementary Environmental Committee, Mallory is super excited to make her school and home more environmentally friendly. She's even selected to be class representative for the all-school Green Fair. But the minute Mallory goes green, everything goes wrong. No one wants her "expert" opinion on how to help the environment. Her classmates don't want to participate in the Green Fair project she's created. And worst of all, by the time the fair rolls around, many of them aren't even speaking to Mallory. Can Mallory find a way to save the planet and her friendships?
Mallory's worst nightmare has come true -- gym class has gone co-ed!
Despite her fears of being a "third wheel," Mallory goes on a cruise for the wedding of the mother and father of her two best friends.
Mallory has an important writing project to do and needs some quiet time. No one will leave her alone! What's a stressed-out big sister to do? Go on strike!
Mallory wants a simple Christmas, a nice, cozy one with her family.
An early Signet Regency Romance by superstar and award-winning author Sandra Heath. Available Digitally for the First Time Widowed Mally has returned to her girlhood home in Wales to seek her younger sister, who is believed to have run off with a charming but disreputable American. With her is the devilishly tempting Sir Christopher Carlyon, who yearns to marry her. But the new owner of the castle, and Christopher's oldest friend, Richard Vallender, complicates her feelings. Even as Mally suspects his involvement in her sister's disappearance, she is drawn to her charismatic host. Questions of the heart and seductive lies of love are twin puzzles for Mally, who will discover that everything once safe and familiar is now menacing and strange... Don't miss The Smuggler's Daughter and An Unwilling Heiress--now available in e-book.
South Asia has the highest rates of malnutrition and the largest number of malnourished women and children in the world. Childhood malnutrition is the main cause of child mortality-one-third of all child deaths are due to the underlying cause of malnutrition. For the children who survive, malnutrition results in lifelong problems by severely reducing a child's ability to learn and to grow to his or her full potential. Malnutrition directly leads to less productive adults and thus to weaker national economic performance. The negative impact of malnutrition on a society's productivity and a nation's long-term development is difficult to underestimate. Malnutrition is a key development priority for the World Bank's South Asia region. The Bank intends to increase its commitment to reducing malnutrition in the region. As a first step, Bank staff are preparing a series of country assessments such as Malnutrition in Afghanistan. These assessments will be useful for governments and development partners committed to scaling up effective, evidence-based interventions to reduce malnutrition in their countries. Conclusive evidence shows that a multisectoral planning approach, followed by actions in the various sectors, is the most successful method to improve a populations' nutrition. Malnutrition in Afghanistan provides the background analysis for the development of a comprehensive nutrition action plan. The timing of this report is propitious. The international communities' interest in the developmental benefits of nutrition programming is high. This analytical report is part of a broader effort by the World Bank South Asia region to increase investments in nutrition, recognizing that good nutrition is important to economic growth and development, and because investing in well-proven nutrition interventions pays high dividends in poverty reduction and national economic development.
A part from small-town feuds and church scandal, things have been so quiet in the little Arkansas town of Maggody that even police chief Arly Hanks has found time for a vacation. But she returns to find trouble brewing and tongues wagging at fever pitch. The local old-folks' home has been sold to a mysterious outsider, and overnight the place has been transformed into the Stonebridge Foundation, an exclusive rehabilitation center complete with a stone-faced guard who doesn't speak a word of English and an even nastier dog. Soon there are rumors flying of mental patients roaming the countryside at night, and every character in town is keeping a gun close at hand, just in case. Everyone is dying to know what goes on behind those inhospitable gates, with the exception of Arly, who has enough rural business to keep her satisfied. When the beautiful young receptionist found drowned in the garden pool is identified as a local girl from nearby Farberville, it's clear the case may not only involve the suspicious characters who've recently moved to town, but also some of the citizens of Maggody, who may have a secret or two to hide themselves. There's the doctor who can't resist a dose of his own medicine and a roster of patients that reads like a who's who of tabloid headlines, as well as the local pastor who gets his spiritual inspiration with a little help from the sacramental wine, and the mayor's wife who makes it her business to know everything about everyone. Soon Arly finds herself on the trail of a killer and discovers she may be theonlyinnocent person left in town.
Basking in the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands boast attractions well out of proportion to their tiny size. Whether one is visiting for the magnificent prehistoric temples, the exuberant festivals, or simply to get away from it all on Gozo, this inspirational travel guide will help connect the visitor with the real Malta.
Celebrating the angelic, pure white toy dog prized for his sweet personality, the Maltese, this Smart Owner's Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.Each Smart Owner's Guide offers a description of the breed's character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy's homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call "It's a Fact," "Smart Tip," "Notable & Quotable," and "Did You Know?" Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called "Pop Pups" and "True Tails." Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the "Try This" feature pages.The Smart Owner's Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Maltese, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there's a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner's Guide is fully indexed.
Latina daughters finally have a chance to honor their mothers and inspire readers -- by paying homage in MamÁ to the strong women who have sacrificed and struggled, laughed and cried, and fought hard to create a better life for their daughters. In MamÁ, you will discover the beauty as well as the complexity of the mother-daughter bond. Maria Perez-Brown spoke with Latinas from a variety of nationalities and lifestyles -- some are famous, and some not so well known. The women she interviewed include actresses, doctors, filmmakers, as well as such public figures as Cristina Sara-legui, Esmeralda Santiago, Jaci VelÁsquez, Rosario Dawson, and Celia Cruz. In their own words, these daughters tell us about their relationship with their mothers -- and of a bond every woman will recognize.
Mama Cat has three kittens, Fluffy, Skinny and Boris. Where Mama Cat leads, Fluffy and Skinny follow. But what about Boris - will he ever stop napping and join the fun?
There's not a killer in the world who can hide from Mama....Dark encounters and deadly lessons I was happy to volunteer a few days back home to help Mama distribute clothing to the needy. But I didn't expect big-city dangers to follow me all the way to Otis, South Carolina. Instead of doing good deeds and cooking up a storm, Mama was digging deep into shady secrets after young Brenda Long was discovered dead in a shallow grave. Someone wanted Brenda silenced bad enough to kill, and the list of suspects is long. But is the killer the drug-dealing teacher that Brenda threatened to expose? Or can it have been the man who was sent to jail after Brenda caught him stealing -- now paroled and bent on exacting his revenge? Everyone knows that Mama has had good luck as the town's unofficial sleuth. But as a maze of tangled relationships leads to dead ends and dead bodies, time is slipping away. For our worst enemies can masquerade as friends -- and even Mama's luck can run out....From the Paperback edition.
In this universal and timeless story of a child testing the limits of her independence a mother proves that a parent's love is forever. Share this classic award-winning book with someone dear to you! This book contains information in the back on Alaska's climate and other artifacts mentioned in the story.
TOO LOUD! WHAT A RACKET! UNBEARABLE! Why don't you practice outside, dear? Not only Miles' parents, but the whole neighborhood has had enough of Miles' new saxophone! However, when Miles teams up with three other musicians to form the Swamp Band, their music suddenly gets a startlingly different reception. "We love that Swamp Band music!" yell the sharp-toothed, long-tailed, yellow-eyed alligators. "We like it LOUD! Come and play for the Alligator Ball." The Swamp Band is delighted . . . but little do they know what is in store for them after their first all-night jamboree. Every noise-loving child (and noise-hating parent) will revel in Thacher Hurd's funny, jazzy tale inspired by the traditional American song "Mama Don't Allow." Presch-3
Mama Drama: Making Peace with the One Woman Who Can Push Your Buttons, Make You Cry, and Drive You Crazyby Denise Mcgregor
Offering concrete advice on how to heal volatile relationships with one's mother, McGregor, drawing from her own experiences and those of other women, shows why there is so much dissatisfaction in mother/daughter relationships.
So, you found yourself a man. You owned him, you operated him, you dragged him back to your cave and married him -- and now you can't remember why you wanted him! Not to fear, because celebrated relationship expert Regena Thomashauer has returned, ready to turn the walking, talking, care-taking coma that is your marriage into a hot, juicy celebration of love and life Have you ever felt that your daily responsibilities are taking a toll on your general enthusiasm, your desire for intimacy? Or that you need to ask your husband for permission before you go somewhere or do something? Or that you find yourself angry at him for no real reason? You may be suffering from the Good Wife Syndrome. The Good Wife Syndrome is a common malady characterized by an unnatural drive to sacrifice yourself, organize your married life around your husband's needs, and then blame your bewildered husband for your profound unhappiness. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual is here to remedy your condition by administering a simple yet tremendously effective antidote: fun. Yes, that's right, fun. Mama Gena wants you to throw out your preconceived notions of what marriage should be and allow yourself to construct a marriage based on your own personal gratification. Because whether it's enjoying a great cup of coffee, taking the day off work, or having great sex, when a woman indulges her desires she inflates her feminine power and has an uplifting effect on everything and everyone around her. To help you on your quest to revive your marriage, Mama Gena suggests a radical idea: that the community of women around us (the support system she calls our Sister Goddesses) has a greater influence on the outcome of our relationships than the partners we choose. Women's desires can turn dreams into reality, and when women get together, their power multiplies exponentially. Mama shows you how to harness that power and channel it into the daily acts that benefit your love life. She includes dozens of exercises to help you and your Sister Goddess girlfriends focus on fun, praise yourself daily, let go of anger, and learn to appreciate the men you have. Then once you've started practicing these new behaviors, Mama trains you to train your husband -- to communicate without rancor, to welcome his point of view, to reinstate the practice of lust, and much more. Mama Gena wants you to throw off the shackles of the Good Wife Syndrome and enjoy a marriage that's free of guilt, blame, and obligation. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual will help you craft a partnership that enables you to do more, have more, and be more than you could ever be on your own.
The irrepressible founder of a hugely popular "school for goddesses" shows you how celebrating your sensuality can help you achieve your dreams. You've heard the saying "Do what you love, and the money will follow." Mama Gena takes that sentiment one step further, and exhorts women to do what they love because everything will follow -- success, romance, wealth, fulfillment. Profiled everywhere from The New York Times to The Conan O'Brien Show, relationship expert Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. Mama Gena) urges women to learn this simple principle: self-indulgence is the key to self-empowerment. But in order to pursue pleasure, one must know pleasure. Believe it or not, most women can't pinpoint what really makes them happy. After all, are women ever taught to celebrate their appetites, whether it's for chocolate ice cream or a more entertaining sex life? In her "School of Womanly Arts," Mama Gena transforms ordinary women into glowing Sister Goddesses -- women fully in tune with the mystical, creative power of their sensuality -- and teaches them how to use their creative power to build the life they want. She explains the lost art of giving in to desires (even if it's just for a new lipstick), seeking fun and plea-sure at home and at work, and navigating the world using feminine power instead of patriarchal rules. This is pleasure boot camp, and be forewarned, the exercises are tough: assignments include flirting for fun, flexing your intuition, buying yourself presents, bragging about your accomplishments, and much more. Sister Goddesses report magical results: they get job offers, fall in love, find new possibilities and passions. Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts will help readers across the country recognize and unleash their full feminine potential -- and have a great time doing it.
Barbara insists that laughing in the face of adversity is not a form of denial, but a proven tool for managing stress, coping with pain, and maintaining hope. And to prove her point, she presents this funnybone-tickling, heart-touching laugh manual.
Why is Mama wearing her maid's uniform on Christmas morning? Surely she isn't working at the hotel today? Mama does have to work, and to make matters worse Gloria has to go with her. When they get to the hotel, Gloria can't believe how beautiful everything is. The tree in the lobby is as tall as the ceiling, and the dining room tables are piled high with delicious food. But the fancy things are only for the guests. Gloria has to stay in the kitchen until Mama's shift is over. And by that time, Christmas will be almost over, too. Young readers everywhere will cherish this touching story of a Christmas where the most important gifts don't come wrapped in pretty paper and ribbons. Ages 7 and up.
Abandoned by their mother after the death of their father, three youngsters are determined to keep their situation a secret so that the authorities will not split them up and send them to foster homes.
The New York Times bestseller that celebrates motherhood-for-mothers and those who love them. Beloved pastor and bestselling author T.D. Jakes pays tribute to his mother-and mothers everywhere-with powerful, heartwarming stories and lessons from his own experiences as a son and pastor. Woven into these vignettes are Biblical stories and testimonials from famous children of mighty mothers whose nurturing wisdom and influence helped to shape their worlds, and whose invaluable lessons were the building blocks of great character. Bishop Jakes incorporates those lessons-from believing in God and oneself, to learning the value of support, responsibility, and celebrating others, to understanding the power of prayer, wisdom, and endurance-in Mama Made the Difference, a must-have not only for mothers, but also for daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents-and anyone else who has ever felt the power of a mother's love.
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