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Jenny McCarthy's hilarious, no-holds-barred personality has made her an instantly recognizable TV personality and a bestselling author. In Baby Laughs she examines the full range of challenges that new mothers face, including: * The humiliations of postnatal "numbing spray," Tucks medicated pads, and adult diapers; jelly belly, balding, and gum disease; and becoming a "five-foot puke rag" for the baby * Heart-stopping terrors, such as baby manicures, breathing checks, and burp failures * Inadequacies, such as lullaby illiteracy and the need for a "heavy rotation" of toys, videos, and mobiles * Daddy antics, such as infant wrestling, home-movie mania, sleeping like a log, and expecting sex * Dueling grandmas, germ-ridden guests, Olympic-class competitive mommies, anorexic pets- and much more. Mothers and fathers will find much-needed relief and insight in this sometimes touching, sometimes gritty, but always perceptive and outrageously funny account of what it truly means to have your very own small bundle of joy. .
Silhouette romanceMac Duncan hadn't considered becoming a father when he donated a sperm sample to help out a friend...
Four wish lists. Two holiday stories. The most wonderful time of the year. This two-in-one features "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Jenkins and "Second Chance Christmas" by Overton. Original.
Maynard's first work of fiction, about a small New England town and a group of young women, married and unmarried, wanting babies, having babies, raising or losing babies...
Desperate and determined, Maggie Stanley grabs her small baby and runs into the snowy Idaho night. In her loneliest, blackest hour, she unexpectedly finds a warmth and comfort she has never known in the tender compassion of a handsome, down-and-out stranger. In Rafe Kendrick, Maggie recognizes a soul wounded like her own-though she knows she must never trust any man ever again. Rafe is more than he seems-an enigmatic man of secrets who could give Maggie the moon, had he not vowed to spend his life alone. But sometimes love's flames can transform a cold world into paradise-and a man who's lost nearly everything, a woman who's forgotten how to dream, and the helpless child who needs them both can become that most wondrous creation: a family.
Readers will love this collection of two full-length heartwarming stories of emotional romance. In Baby Love, two couples suddenly find themselves parents, leading to plenty of surprises, joy. . . and passion!
From the bestselling author whom Timemagazine hails as one of the leaders of her generation, an insightful, moving, and entertaining memoir of pregnancy and the decision to conceive a child after years of uncertainty. Like many women her age, Rebecca Walker was brought up to be skeptical of motherhood. A young woman's future was limitless, their mothers' generation told them. A child could rob one of independence, economic freedom, professional advancement, and just about everything else worth having. But all the empowerment and reproductive choice offered to this generation, Walker now realizes, may actually have led to a new kind of struggle. For fifteen years Walker recognized a persistent yearning to have a baby but feared actually choosing to do it. As a result, she almost missed what she now knows to be the single most meaningful experience of her life. In Baby Love, Rebecca Walker tells the story of her pregnancy: not just the physical evolution, but also the emotional and intellectual transformation from ambivalence to certainty to unconditional love. It's the story of the birth of her son, as well as the tale of a generation-a wise, thought-provoking, and above all engaging memoir by a writer who has proven herself to be an important voice of her era.
Had His Mere Touch Made Her Conceive a Child? He was an enchanting stranger......a dark-eyed drifter so compelling, Bitsy Davis bared her soul, telling him she couldn't have children. Her mesmerizing prince comforted her without so much as a single kiss. But weeks later, Bitsy got shocking news: she was pregnant! Now he had to claim her son....For years the stranger haunted Bitsy's dreams-until she found him hiding in her hometown. Living under an assumed name, "Ambrose Carpenter" had secretly befriended Bitsy's son. And now Bitsy vowed to deny his astonishing claim-that her son was also his!
Alice Mitchell has seen better days. But that was before the heartbreak of infertility, divorce and losing her trendy New York restaurant. Then, after five long years, her ex-husband reappears in her life. Gabe needs a chef. Alice needs a job. The attraction between them is still undeniable--and just as impossible. Even if sparks fly again, she can't give him what they once wanted more than anything: a baby. Creating a family, however, doesn't always mean creating a child. . . Sometimes it just means allowing love to survive. But will they realize that before it's too late--a second time?
His secret son... BABY IN THE MIDDLE Three years ago, Lesley MacDonald had experienced a miracle--she'd adopted her little boy. She'd gone on to create a snug and loving cocoon for her small family, but suddenly a stranger appeared, jeopardizing their peace--and claiming to be her son's natural father! West Chadwick's world turned upside down the moment he learned he'd fathered a child. The former playboy was determined to be a dad his son would admire--and a man Lesley would embrace. Winning over the mother of his child was proving to be a challenge, but he would do anything to be a part of their lives....
Explains massage for preemies, newborns, and toddlers Soothe your baby and promote well-being the all-natural way Curious about baby massage? Featuring illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide makes it easy to use techniques that can reduce your baby's stress; ease the discomfort of colic, constipation, and teething; and create a strong attachment between the two of you. You'll also find suggestions for making massage part of your everyday routine. Discover how to: * Ease common ailments * Enhance your bond with your baby * Stimulate growth and development * Comfort a fussy baby * Massage babies with special needs
If your baby was suddenly choking on a Cheerio, would you know what to do? With Baby Medbasics, a frantic parent can find that urgent information quickly and easily. With first aid for choking, CPR, fever, bleeding, and burns, Baby Medbasics boils it down to the essentials, providing parents and caregivers with an absolute "must-have" reference in preparing for serious emergencies.In an emergency, every second counts: with its quick-to-find tabs, lay-flat spiral design, and portable size,Baby Medbasics is an empowering "peace of mind" resource for parents and caregivers. If your baby was suddenly choking on a Cheerio, would you know what to do? With Baby Medbasics, a frantic parent can find that urgent information quickly and easily. With first aid for choking, CPR, fever, bleeding, and burns, Baby Medbasics boils it down to the essentials, providing parents and caregivers with an absolute "must-have" reference in preparing for serious emergencies.In an emergency, every second counts: with its quick-to-find tabs, lay-flat spiral design, and portable size,Baby Medbasics is an empowering "peace of mind" resource for parents and caregivers.
NO MAN ESCAPES THE SINS OF HIS PAST. Six years after quitting the Florida Mob, Peter Mallory is about to be dragged back in. Stalked by a vicious killer and losing his hold on power, Mallory's old boss needs help - the kind of help only a man like Mallory can provide. But behind the walls of the fenced-in island compound he once called home, Mallory is about to find himself surrounded by beautiful women, by temptation, and by danger - and one wrong step could trigger a bloodbath...
Welcome to the fast paced high stakes world of Rasheed an anti-hero you'll love to hate much like Scarface. Caught up in a game of fast money, faster women, and a hustler's dream, Rasheed's secrets and lies threaten to completely sever his alliance with his baby's mother Michelle. Trapped in an emotional whirlwind of sex, love, and mistrust, Michelle attempts to hold the threads of their lives together. With the passing of each day their bond unravels further forcing Michelle closer to confronting the reality which is her life or suffering in silence. A cautionary tale for all "Baby Mommas" filled with tragedy,irony,violence and betrayal.
Baby My BabyBeth was a strong, stubborn ranching woman-a Heller through and through. Asher Blackwolf was a breathtaking, maddening Sioux male. And together they'd once made magic, made the earth move. Yet now their passionate marriage was over, their precious dreams in ashes. All save the new spark of life unexpectedly swelling Beth's belly.... But could one tiny baby possibly bring headstrong Beth to her senses-and her proud, beloved Blackwolf to his knees?
Yes, your baby's perfect name is out there. The trick is finding it. The perfect baby name will speak to your heart, give your child a great start in life--and maybe even satisfy your relatives. But you can't expect to just stumble on a name like that in an A to Z dictionary or on a trendy list. That's why you need The Baby Name Wizard. Created by a name-searching mom, it uses groundbreaking research and computer generated models to pinpoint each name's image, examine its usage and popularity over the last 100 years, and suggest other promising ideas. A perfect guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard will engage you from the first name you look up and keep you enchanted through your journey to the just-right name for your baby.
The fun and easy way to name the new bundle of joy Brimming with over 5,000 names, from traditional to unique, this is the perfect reference for parents-to-be looking for naming guidance. It features a an impressive assemblage of options for both boys and girls-from Biblical, medieval, and Shakespearean names to musical and international names-along with a list of today's most popular names and the favorite names of previous decades. Each entry contains variant spellings as well as the name's meaning, history, and derivations. Plus, fun sidebars offer examples of celebrities who chose unique names for their little ones and perfect suggestions for future political leaders, artists, and movie stars.
There was only one way to keep her child.... SHE WAS GOING TO LOSE HER BABY! Rachel St. James's dream of having a baby was finally in her grasp. But the adoption contract stipulated that little Elizabeth had to grow up in a two-parent home. And Rachel would do anything to keep the little girl--including marrying a man she didn't love.... HE WAS GOING TO GAIN A WIFE! Paul Delaney had secretly loved Rachel for years. Now she needed a husband, and he was more than happy to volunteer for the temporary fantasy. But when make-believe started feeling all too real, Paul knew he had to convince her that the three of them could be a genuine family--or walk away from her forever....
Justin Bond knew all about forging steel ties, but human bonds were another matter-- especially when it came to winning back his wife! And with Heather agreeing to accompany him to Texas to meet his Fortune relatives, he' d reluctantly sworn to be the perfect gentleman... But when their platonic arrangement gave way to passion, Justin learned Heather' s three-month-old secret. A baby had torn them apart, but now could baby Timmy keep them together?
What Delaney wants......is a baby. A baby of her own. At thirty, she longs to break away from the constraints of her life. Longs to reach out for her heart's desire. She'd prefer marriage as well, but there's no man in Dundee, Idaho, she's interested in marrying.Then one winter night she and her best friend, Rebecca, go to Boise with the intent of finding a man for Delaney. She meets a handsome stranger named Conner, a man who might be able to provide her with the solution she needs...and the baby she wants!Afterward she thinks she must have been out of her mind. But it's too late. Because she's pregnant. And because the stranger isn't a stranger anymore. Conner Armstrong is now living on a ranch just outside Dundee.
THAT'S NOT MY BABY! Ever since her ex-husband had stolen her baby, Linnea Swanson had waited for this moment. But the diaper-clad infant delivered by sexy Special Agent Talal Zohnir wasn't hers. Frustrated and disheartened, Linnea had no choice but to turn to the compelling special agent for help... And to journey with him to a dangerous country that had positively medieval notions concerning women. But this tenderhearted, indpendent mother was prepared to do anything to both keep her gift daughter and find her beloved birth child...even if it meant marrying Talal!
Kate Stevens needs a daddy for her baby-to-be. Candidates must be dependable, stay-at-home family men who don't rush off to sea every time the wind changes. Patrick Berzani need not apply. The adventure-loving sailor may be the baby's biological father, but he's far from daddy material. Patrick thought he and Kate were great together before, but now? They could be even better. And for Kate to believe he wouldn't be a good father to his child, well, Patrick has something to say about that, too! He just has to convince Kate. So while she interviews prospective daddies, Patrick plans to prove he's the ideal--the only--father for their child. And the man Kate loves and needs.
Best friends...to parents? Nurse Georgie Taylor has just one thing on her Christmas list: a baby! But she never expected her best friend, broodingly handsome Dr. Liam MacAllister, to offer to be the father... Liam's heart has always been strictly off-limits-a baby is the last thing on his Christmas list! But he'll do anything to make Georgie happy, and seeing her pregnant with their miracle baby ignites feelings that he just can't ignore...feelings that could destroy a beautiful friendship-or result in so much more!