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Each year millions of tweens and teens embark on their very first job as babysitters. With this rite of passage comes questions, fears, and doubts, as well as excitement. This must-have reference book prepares newbies for babysitting kids at any age. It includes tips for handling the most challenging "clients" and ideas for maintaining a babysitting business. With advice on everything from engaging very young children to first aid emergencies to playtime ideas, young babysitters will benefit from having this invaluable book at their fingertips, all while developing skills that ensure fun...and success!
All about your baby#151;based on star signs! Every baby is unique in his or her own way#151;and that uniqueness is mapped out by the stars. Now you have a way to find out what kind of child you will have based on the baby's star sign. Inside, you will find everything you need to know to raise your little star, including personality traits, special talents, what games he will like to play, what songs will get her to sleep, and how to best parent if you are a Cancer but your baby is a Taurus. Babystrology: Because every baby is born under a special star!
On the heels of her three runaway hits, Bookends, Mr. Maybe, and Jemima J, Jane Green delivers a sparkling, sexy tale about the complexities of modern motherly love. Bestselling author Jane Green has won the hearts of thousands of readers with her fresh take on single life and the dating jungle. Now in Babyville, she applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girl's life, in an irresistible new novel about two young women coping with the chimes of their biological clocks, and one independent glamour-girl who tries to tune hers out.Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Will a trip to New York City with a jet-setting friend--and all the glittering energy and eligible men the city brings--help her discover what she really needs? Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases and breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected.And then there's Samantha--happily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaveresque mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friend's incredibly sexy husband the answer? By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn't really a story about babies--it's about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside-down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every girl: motherhood.From the Hardcover edition.
In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba's tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining historical narrative. The company Facundo Bacardi launched in Cuba in 1862 brought worldwide fame to the island, and in the decades that followed his Bacardi descendants participated in every aspect of Cuban life. With his intimate account of their struggles and adventures across five generations, Gjelten brings to life the larger story of Cuba's fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the violent division of the Cuban nation.
A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel MendelsohnThebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy. Drawn by the god's power, the women of the city have rushed to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing with frenzied abandon.Pentheus, the king of Thebes, is furious, denouncing this so-called god as a charlatan and an insurgent. But no mortal can deny a god, much less one as powerful and seductive as Dionysus, who will exact a terrible revenge on Pentheus, drawing the king to his own tragic destruction.This stunning translation by award-winning poet Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updating it for contemporary readers, he brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.
Trinidad is known for its vibrant musical traditions, which reflect the island's ethnic diversity. The annual Carnival, far and away the biggest event in Trinidad, is filled with soca and calypso music. Soca is a dance music derived from calypso, a music with African antecedents. In parang, a Venezuelan and Spanish derived folk music that dominates Trinidadian Christmas festivities, groups of singers and musicians progress from house to house, performing for their neighbors. Chutney is also an Indo-Caribbean music. In Bacchanalian Sentiments, Kevin K. Birth argues that these and other Trinidadian musical genres and traditions not only provide a soundtrack to daily life on the southern Caribbean island; they are central to the ways that Trinidadians experience and navigate their social lives and interpret political events. Birth draws on fieldwork he conducted in one of Trinidad's ethnically diverse rural villages to explore the relationship between music and social and political consciousness on the island. He describes how Trinidadians use the affective power of music and the physiological experience of performance to express and work through issues related to identity, ethnicity, and politics. He looks at how the performers and audience members relate to different musical traditions. Turning explicitly to politics, Birth recounts how Trinidadians used music as a means of making sense of the attempted coup d'tat in 1990 and the 1995 parliamentary election, which resulted in a tie between the two major political parties. Bacchanalian Sentiments is an innovative ethnographic analysis of the significance of music, and particular musical forms, in the everyday lives of rural Trinidadians.
Offers descriptions of 38 Bach Flower Remedies and their application to the treatment of a range of domestic animals, including horses.
Cat owners can care for their felines from kittenhood to old age through a safe and natural system using the flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. This book explores how this healing therapy treats ailments with different flora and can be applied to cats to ease their mental stress, worry, and other emotional problems. Individuals can gain a closer understanding with their cats and spare them from unnecessary medications and drugs in the process. The book delves into the background of the 38 different Bach flower remedies and their applications in animal health, and it also addresses commonly asked questions about cat behavior.
Dog owners can care for their canines from puppyhood to old age through a safe and natural system using the flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. This book explores how this healing therapy heals ailments with different flora and can be applied to dogs to ease their mental stress, worry, and other emotional problems. Individuals can gain a closer understanding with their dogs and spare them from unnecessary medications and drugs in the process. The book delves into the background of the 38 different Bach flower remedies and their applications in animal health, and it also addresses commonly asked questions that dog owners may have.
Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque--and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents' house, where it hung for safety during World War II. He has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and is now regarded as one of the composer's greatest living interpreters. The fruits of this lifetime's immersion are distilled in this remarkable book, grounded in the most recent Bach scholarship but moving far beyond it, and explaining in wonderful detail the ideas on which Bach drew, how he worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects--and what it can tell us about Bach the man. Gardiner's background as a historian has encouraged him to search for ways in which scholarship and performance can cooperate and fruitfully coalesce. This has entailed piecing together the few biographical shards, scrutinizing the music, and watching for those instances when Bach's personality seems to penetrate the fabric of his notation. Gardiner's aim is "to give the reader a sense of inhabiting the same experiences and sensations that Bach might have had in the act of music-making. This, I try to show, can help us arrive at a more human likeness discernible in the closely related processes of composing and performing his music." It is very rare that such an accomplished performer of music should also be a considerable writer and thinker about it. John Eliot Gardiner takes us as deeply into Bach's works and mind as perhaps words can. The result is a unique book about one of the greatest of all creative artists.
After news of his mother's weak heart summons him home, globetrotting journalist Roman Chandler loses a coin toss with his brothers that determines who will relinquish his bachelor status to give their mother a grandchild. Roman decides to "settle down" without giving up his travel-intensive job, and as one of the most handsome men in town, he can have his pick of the local women--except for Charlotte Bronson, his high school crush. Thoughts of her parents' miserable long-distance marriage keep Charlotte from accepting Roman's proposal, despite the sexual sparks that fly at their every encounter. Mutual attraction eventually proves too powerful to resist, however, but first Roman must win her trust....
HAVING HIS BABY... A baby. That's all Hope Delacorte wanted. She dreamed of holding her tiny bundle, sharing first smiles and first steps. But when her wedding plans were shattered, so were her dreams. Now time was running out on Hope's chances for motherhood. Until a certain bachelor she knew proposed a solution... Kids weren't in Josh Kincaid's future plans, but when Hope started talking about making babies, he knew he was the only man for the job. But getting close to Hope was making him crazy. Why else would this marriage-shy guy be building a nursery in his new home--and whistling the wedding march...?
USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway brings you a fan--favorite tale of forbidden love... schoolgirl crush...or a forever love? Lucy Sutton has a mission: to get over Carlo Milano once and for all. And when she becomes the successful security director's temporary employee, she thinks the arrangement is perfect. After all, a strictly professional relationship will help her overcome her longtime unrequited crush. But nothing is business as usual for Carlo For Lucy is no longer a pesky teenager...she is a vibrant, beautiful woman who just happens to work for him. She is smart, sweet--and undeniably sexy. And yes, he knows that he's playing with fire. But the closer he gets to Lucy, the more he's finding it impossible to resist the flame...
Schoolgirl crush. . . or forever love? Lucy Sutton had a mission: to get over Carlo Milano once and for all. And when she became the successful security director's temporary employee, she thought the arrangement was perfect. After all, a strictly professional relationship would help her overcome her longtime unrequited crush. But nothing was business as usual for Carlo For Lucy was no longer a pesky teenager. . . she was still a vibrant, beautiful woman who just happened to work for him. She was smart, sweet--and undeniably sexy! And yes--he knew that he was playing with fire--but the closer he got to Lucy, the more he was finding it impossible to resist the flame. . .
MERGER IN THE MAKING...? Powerful CEO Philip Ambercroft prized efficiency, order--and no temptation in the office. So when he needed a temporary assistant, he decided to hire a no-nonsense, matronly type. But then he met the most qualified candidate... All-too-appealing Madalyn Wier had impeccable references and years of experience--and she soon had her handsome executive boss falling for her womanly charms. But Philip was determined to deny the attraction between them, especially since Madalyn was a single mother who had a daughter to consider. And the confirmed bachelor wasn't prepared to propose a marriage merger...was he?
Wife and marriage were two words missing from Neil O'Rourke's vocabulary. So when an office promotion thrust innocent Libby Dumont back into his life, he knew to steer clear of her. They'd shared one far-too-intimate kiss a decade ago-a kiss that scared away prim-and-proper Libby and left Neil to realize that she wanted far more than he could give.Libby Dumont couldn't believe Mr. Smooth Operator, Neil O'Rourke, was now her boss. Even though Neil was as handsome as ever, he was also absolutely off-limits. But then they were forced to work together on a project. Now was it possible that this bachelor might just be willing to budge...and give her his heart?
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO Man trouble! Tano Cavallieri should have come with a government health warning: mad, bad and too dangerous to know. The Italian hunk was used to women chasing him! But when it came to pretty brunettes like Rea Halton, he was prepared to slow down! Rea had other ideas. She knew Tano's type too well--tall, dark and indiscriminate.... Rea wasn't about to become a notch on anyone's bedpost--let alone a man who changed his women as often as he changed his shirts! Besides, it was his land, not his lips, she was interested in, even if she couldn't help but notice that he was much hotter property! Love, laughter and a hero with great legs! Who could ask for anything more in Emma Richmond's warm, witty and wonderful new romance.
The Evening Star's Police Blotter:WANTED!Small-town reporter Lindsey Gray is being charged with stealing police chief Dan Meadows's heart. Ten years her senior, Chief Meadows always thought of her as a little sister. But now that he's discovered her beauty, it looks like there might be something brewing there. Hopefully the chief isn't too late. Lindsey was last seen leaving town for a quick getaway. She is considered gorgeous and gutsy. If you have any information on this green-eyed goddess, please contact the Edstown Police. Chief Meadows is offering a reward to anyone who can lead him to her whereabouts!
Bull riding--and all the danger that comes with it--is in Dusty McPherson's blood. When an injury knocks him out of the rodeo and back home to Desperation, Oklahoma, all he can focus on is riding again. Until he's welcomed by a gorgeous redhead aiming a shotgun at him.To Kate Clayborne's surprise, the handsome trespasser is not only a farmhand hired to help maintain the Clayborne farm, he'd been her high school crush. Used to living on her own terms and without the help of a man, Kate is reluctant to work with Dusty. Being so close to him now means trusting him, relying on him...and dealing with the attraction between them. Can she trust her heart to an adventure-seeking bull rider whose life is full of risks?
First-time father! Sworn bachelor Luke Farraday's stubborn resistance to help or friendship--least of all from a woman--had been an infuriating puzzle to Shannon Kelleher since their first prickly meeting. Until Luke's sister left him temporarily in charge of his tiny baby nephew! To her amuesement, the usually independent tough guy was helplessly out of his depth--and desperate for Shannon's assistance. As she taught the reluctant "father" to feed and change little Cody, Shannon noticed a change in Luke. His defenses were melting--just like her heart. And slowly his story began to emerge....
Finding out he's a father is life-changing enough. Only now the four-year-old daughter Garrett Miles never met is coming to live with him. Turning to Libby Carter for guidance could be the ideal solution. Garrett thinks Libby is great, and she seems to like him and the idea of sharing child care. But there are some things the single mother isn't sharing. Libby fled with her son to Desperation to escape her abusive ex. She's hoping the close-knit Oklahoma small town will be the place where she can finally stop running. Especially now that Garrett's in her life. But Garrett is a lawyer, and if he discovers she violated her custody agreement and crossed state lines, he'll have to turn her in. After one man nearly destroyed her, can she trust another with her son's life?
Back in her hometown for the first time in years, Jaz Harper is determined to face old flame Connor Reed with dignity. She won't be hurt again. But Jaz hasn't reckoned on Connor having become even more irresistibly handsome--or a bachelor dad. As Connor's daughter bonds with Jaz, Connor realizes Jaz's warm nature is slowly melting away the hardened demeanor he's built up over the years. . . .
A Confirmed Bachelor Stretch marks, teddy bears and tea parties were beyond the ken of Michael Holiday--syndicated single guy and quintessential unattached male. So what made him buy a home next to a single mom of six--and why did he want to barbeque hot dogs? A No-Nonsense Man Janice Parker's well-honed mother's intuition told her Michael was too sophisticated, too suave--and too sexy. No way was this man husband and father material. Yet, one by one he charmed her kids.... How would she survive seven against one?
This sexy, sought-after surgeon intended on staying single until he was good and ready for marriage. And no woman-- especially not one who worked for him-- was going to get him to change his mind. But it was taking all his resolve to remain immune to the fierce passion nurse Callie Sheeley' s presence aroused. Even harder to resist was the loving tenderness radiating from the dark eyes of this virginal beauty. Could one sizzling kiss dissolve the last of his defenses and open his heart?
Paging Dr. Love! Cardiologist Quinn MacDowell has no time for affairs of the heart-especially those not related to his job. So when bubbly Diana Connor gets underneath his white coat like no woman has before, Quinn is determined to keep his hands, and his heart, to himself. She's just too...well, peppy...for a man as serious as him. Or so he keeps telling himself... No matter how hard she tries, Diana just can't seem to break through Quinn's icy facade. The hunky doctor must want someone who doesn't come with all of her baggage. But then these polar opposites find themselves working side by side, and both are hit by Cupid's arrow-for which there's no cure!