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The producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so. Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table. Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.
Family Evaluation: The Role of Family as an Emotional Unit that Governs Individual Behavior and Developmentby Michael E. Kerr Murray Bowen
Michael Kerr (who worked with Bowen for many years) and Bowen propose that the enormously complex task of evaluating a clinical family can be orderly when it is grounded in family systems theory. Using family diagrams and case studies, the book is devoted to an elegant explication of Bowen theory, which analyzes multigenerational family relationships and conceptualizes the family as an emotional unit or as a network of interlocking relationships, not only among the family members, but also among biological, psychological, and sociological processes. Bowen's persistent inquiry and devotion to family observation, in spite of obstacles and frustrations, have resulted in a theory that has radically changed our ways of looking at all behavior.
Three foster kids fell into Noah Maxwell's lap and turned his life upside down. The successful businessman knew nothing about children, so he hired single mom Cara Winters to help care for his new brood. Cara sensed that despite Noah's confident facade, old wounds troubled him. But he refused to discuss his past pain, despite her desire to help him heal. Perhaps her love could inspire Noah to relinquish his independence and give Cara and the children the fairy-tale ending they all deserved.
Katy Hart travels to Los Angeles to testify against the knife-wielding woman who attacked her where she is hunted by paparazzi who figure out that she is the mystery woman photographed with Hollywood movie star Dayne Matthews. Tension and pressure build to a dangerous level as Katy and Dayne seek private moments amidst the frenzy. Although Ashley Baxter Blake has a husband and two boys that she loves, she cannot find peace until she finds her older brother.
Nurse Nadia Smith is devoted to the fragile lives in the neonatal intensive care unit. The loss of her own baby has made her care that much more for her tiny patients. Her heart becomes particularly attached to a special set of twins. . . and their daddy. Single dad Dr. Gideon West refuses to leave the sides of his premature newborn twins for even a second. They are the most precious things in the world. Nadia is taken with the gorgeous doctor, and it is clear to Gideon she has already fallen head over heels in love with his beautiful babies. It's not long before he begins to realize what a wonderful wife and mother Nadia would make--if only she would open her heart to him.
Vincenzo could see that Julia had been to hell and back. He could tell that she needed him-to help her enjoy life; to find out how wonderful the world could be. And she needed him to help her find her beloved daughter. And he did all those things. Only when they were falling in love, when life should have been perfect, did Vincenzo discover that the child Julia was searching for was the child he was bringing up as his own.
Family for Keeps A senseless tragedy had shattered Tess Morgan's dreams of a family of her own, and even shaken her faith. But now a very special man, single father Peter MacPherson, wanted to help her find her way home--if only she had the courage to love again. Sadie's Hero A bachelor auction was the only way Sadie Spender could get close to a millionaire to ask for a charity donation. But one date with Andrew Knight--seemingly so cold, yet truly so caring--showed her that this man could offer her far more than mere money.
He never expected to be a father... Then suddenly he was raising twins! Jared Hornby has his hands full caring for his orphaned niece and nephew-and could sure use some help on the home front. Nurse Ashley Ross's motherly touch is just what they need. Having grown up in the foster care system, she understands the longing for a family. Although she told herself she would never get close to another man, helping Jared with the children forges a bond between them. Can he convince her to stand by him-not only for the summer but for a lifetime?
After a devastating tornado ripped through High Plains, a two-year-old was found wandering all alone. Foster mother Nicki Appleton took in the little girl, her heart bursting with love and prayers. Now the storm's aftermath has brought home the man Nicki once expected to marry, and Clay Logan claims to be a changed cowboy. But with her energy focused on a child she may not be able to keep, is there room for another kind of love in Nicki's heart this Thanksgiving?
A FAMILY FOR TORYThere's nothing more rewarding for riding instructor Tory Alexander than making her students happy. So when Slade, the father of her favorite student, asks for a favor, how can she refuse? But is she really ready to be part of a family again?A MOTHER FOR CINDYWidowed mom Jesse Bradshaw has a knack for matchmaking. Now her little neighbor Cindy wants her to find Cindy's lonely daddy a wife. Jesse's determined to help--and Nick's determined to keep his distance. Neither expect love to lead them where it does: right to each other.
They must learn the truth-- or face losing her son... and each other Laura Kelly will need all her reserves. Her young son desperately needs a bone marrow donor and she herself is not a genetic match; neither are any of her relatives. The conclusion is inescapable: Laura was adopted. Private investigator Mitch Tucker has a reputation as the best in town, but even he acknowledges that the search for Laura's birth parents won't be simple. Especially once he realizes that Laura's adoption must have been illegal -- and there are a lot of people around who still want it hushed up. The risks are high, but so is the reward-- Laura, Mitch and a little boy who can become a family of their own.
Because their father is a history professor, Susan, George, and Dumpling Ridgeway are expected to comport themselves with a certain "academic dignity". That doesn't stop them from having fun and getting into mischief. They make a home for George's turtles in the bathtub, adopt an enormous dog, hang ghosts from the window of the tower at the top of the house, and find a way to help football hero Tommy Tucker pass his chemistry exam so he can play in the Homecoming game.
Wisnewski (philosophy, Hartwick College) provides the analysis and some of the funny footnotes as he and his contributors work through postmodernism, religion and religious exclusivity, virtue and perversity, clueless men (in the character's case this is an oxymoron), motherhood, deadly sins, the importance of background people, dogs with personality, the logic of expectation, humor, fallacies, plagiarism, will and wantonness in wives, ego, and death. The result is fun, if you are a fan of the show, but even if you are not, you can get the point and most of the jokes.
"If anyone wrote eloquently and magnificently about affairs of the heart, it was Laurie Colwin." --San Francisco Chronicle At first glance, Polly Solo-Miller Demarest appears to have it all. The only daughter of a distinguished and close-knit family, she marries a handsome lawyer named Henry (just like her father and brother) and has two adorable and well-behaved children, Pete and Dee-Dee. She lives in a comfortable Park Avenue apartment, works three days a week in a rewarding job at the Board of Education, and spends every August in Maine. People regularly tell her, with admiration and envy, that she has life aced. What no one suspects is that this perfect daughter, wife, and mother, always so eager to see to the happiness of others, would be willing to risk everything for love. From the moment she encounters his beautiful portraits in a group show, Polly cannot get Lincoln Bennett out of her mind. Soon she and the solitary, kindhearted painter are wrapped up in a deep and thrilling romance, and Polly has never felt more euphoric--or more terrified. Previously she divided women into two groups--those who have affairs and those who do not--and placed herself firmly in the latter category. How could she have been so wrong? And what does her passion for Lincoln say about the genuine pleasure she takes in her marriage and her family? A sophisticated, sincere, and ultimately hopeful novel about the search for fulfillment, Family Happiness is a testament to the clarity of Laurie Colwin's vision and the elegance of her craft. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
At the centre of people's lives is the family, which can be and should be a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source of people's greatest hope for happiness often turns out to be the source of their worst disappointments. Now, the family therapist, Salvador Minuchin unravels the knots of family dynamics against the background of his own odyssey from an extended Argentinian Jewish family to his innovative treatment of troubled families. Through the stories of families who have sought his help, the reader is taken inside the consulting room to see how families struggle with self-defeating patterns of behaviour. Through his confrontational style of therapy, Dr Minuchin demonstrates the strict but unseen rules that trap family members in stifling roles, and illuminates methods for helping families untangle systems of disharmony. In Dr Minuchin's therapy there are no villains and no victims, only people trying to deal with various problems at each stage of the family life cycle. Minuchin understands the family as a system of interconnected lives, not as a "dysfunctional" group. Each story of a therapeutic encounter brings a new understanding of familiar dilemmas and classic mistakes, and recounts Dr Minuchin's creative solutions. At a time when so many families are stressed to the breaking point by economic and social pressures, this book shows the reader the hidden resources to be found at the heart of the family itself.
This all-ages guide makes genealogy fun and exciting. You'll find answers to all your family history questions using the simple, achievable steps found inside. Family History Detectiveincludes: Tips on how to find family history information in your own home Websites, resources and techniques for online research Complete instruction on locating and using census, courthouse and church records An overview of library and archive research Instructions on how to plan, record and organize your research Fun ways to share your discoveries with others
The author of the bestselling Spenser novels introduces a heroine unlike any other--private eye Sunny Randall. She's street-smart, sexy, and suddenly thrown into a Boston mob war where high-stakes politics and low-down killers conspire to make Sunny's first case her last. Optioned by actress Helen Hunt for a feature film in which she'll take the starring role.
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From William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, bestselling authors of the acclaimed Mountain Man series, comes a sprawling Western saga that brings together for the first time the legendary frontiersmen, the Jensens, in a bloody battle for freedom, justice, and the fate of a territory.... THE FAMILY JENSEN: SMOKE AND MATT Trapped in a remote cabin, surrounded by ruthless gunmen, Matt Jensen and his adoptive father Smoke Jensen join forces with their old friend, Preacher, in the greatest fight of their lives. A ruthless cattle baron has waged an all-out war against the peaceful native tribesmen who have become Preacher's friends. In a bloodthirsty- bid for land, power; and wealth, the baron's drafted an army of professional killers to destroy the homesteaders --among them the Jensen's the only men brave enough to stand in his way. Now, Matt, Smoke, and Preacher face their ultimate and most deadly challenge --and share their hopes, fears, secrets, and dreams--in what could be their final, most desperate hour. No matter what happens, they are the family Jensen. Surrender is not an option.
Courage was in the blood. A battle was on the land. Three generations of mountain men, bound by a passion for justice, have come together in William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone's towering new saga--as the legendary Jensens fight for one another's lives on the untamed American frontier... ONE FAMILY. ONE CAUSE. ONE DEADLY MISTAKE... A woman and an iron horse put Matt Jensen in the crosshairs of a man out to reap a fortune with a new railroad through Paiute land. First Cyrus Longacre steals the land. Next he frames Matt Jensen for the murder of a beautiful woman. The final step is to keep Smoke & Preacher far away from Nevada Territory...until some hired killers get their attention. Suddenly, the elder Jensens have a hunch young Matt is in trouble and together they're riding to Paiute country. They have a hanging to stop and a war to start: three men against a half a hundred. Impossible odds. Unless your name is Jensen. Courage was in the blood. A battle was on the land. Three generations of mountain men, bound by a passion for justice, have come together in William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone's towering new saga--as the legendary Jensens fight for one another's lives on the untamed American frontier... ONE FAMILY. ONE CAUSE. ONE DEADLY MISTAKE... A woman and an iron horse put Matt Jensen in the crosshairs of a man out to reap a fortune with a new railroad through Paiute land. First Cyrus Longacre steals the land. Next he frames Matt Jensen for the murder of a beautiful woman. The final step is to keep Smoke & Preacher far away from Nevada Territory...until some hired killers get their attention. Suddenly, the elder Jensens have a hunch young Matt is in trouble and together they're riding to Paiute country. They have a hanging to stop and a war to start: three men against a half a hundred. Impossible odds. Unless your name is Jensen.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyWilliam W, Johnstone's legendary mountain men have fought their battles and conquered a fierce frontier. Now, three generations of the Jensen clan are trying to live in peace on their sprawling Colorado ranch. But for men with fighting in their blood, trouble is never very far from their doorstep. . .. . .Into The Eye Of A Storm They are strangers in a strange land--a band of German immigrants trespassing across the Jensen family spread. Led by a baron fleeing a dark past in Germany and accompanied by a woman beautiful enough to dazzle young Matt, the pilgrims are being pursued by a pack of brutal outlaws hungry for blood, money--or maybe something else. . .. The Jensens are willing to help the pioneers get to the promised land in Wyoming. But they don't know the whole story of their newfound friends, or who the outlaws really are. By the time the wagon train reaches Wyoming the truth is ready to explode--in a clash of hard fighting, hard choices, and hard deaths in a violent land. . .
William W, Johnstone's legendary mountain men have fought their battles and conquered a fierce frontier. Now, three generations of the Jensen clan are trying to live in peace on their sprawling Colorado ranch. But for men with fighting in their blood, trouble is never very far from their doorstep... INTO THE EYE OF A STORM They are strangers in a strange land --a band of German immigrants trespassing across the Jensen family spread. Led by a baron fleeing a dark past from Germany and accompanied by a woman beautiful enough to dazzle young Matt, the pilgrims are being pursued by a pack of brutal outlaws hungry for blood, money--or maybe something else.... The Jensens are willing to help the pioneers get to the promised land in Wyoming. But they don't know the whole story of their newfound friends, or who the outlaws really are. By the time the wagon train reaches Wyoming the truth is ready to explode --in a clash of hard fighting, hard choices, and hard deaths in a violent land...
The Jensen clan is William W. Johnstone's epic creation--God-fearing pioneers bound by blood on an untamed and beautiful land. Once more, Preacher, Smoke, and Matt are reunited in a clash of cultures and a brutal all-out fight for justice... HELL TO PAY Smoke Jensen and his adopted son Matt are cooling their heels in Colorado when they are called to the Dakotas. Preacher, the legendary mountain man, is in the midst of a vicious struggle. Someone --has kidnapped a proud Indian chiefs daughter and grandchild. When the kidnapping turns to murder, and Preacher vanishes after clashing with a ruthless Union colonel turned railroad king, Matt sets out to infiltrate the Colonel's gang of killers; Smoke seeks out the only honest citizens in the crooked town of Hammerhead-. It will take brave men to blow Hammerhead wide open and force the Colonel and his gunmen on a hard ride into a killing ground. And the Family Jensen will make sure there is hell to pay...
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st CenturyThe Jensen clan is William W. Johnstone's epic creation--God-fearing pioneers bound by blood on an untamed and beautiful land. Once more, Preacher, Smoke, and Matt are reunited in a clash of cultures and an brutal all-out fight for justice. . .Hell To PaySmoke Jensen and his adopted son Matt are cooling their heels in Colorado when they are called to the Dakotas. Preacher, the legendary mountain man, is in the midst of a vicious struggle. Someone has kidnapped a proud Indian chief's daughter and grandchild. When the kidnapping turns to murder, and Preacher vanishes after clashing with a ruthless Union colonel turned railroad king, Matt sets out to infiltrate the Colonel's gang of killers; Smoke seeks out the only honest citizens in the crooked town of Hammerhead. It will take brave men to blow Hammerhead wide open and force the Colonel and his gunmen on a hard ride into a killing ground. And the Family Jensen will make sure there is hell to pay. . .
Adopting a highly pragmatic approach, Family Law in Practice encourages students to build on their existing basic practitioner skills, and highlights how to approach writing opinions and drafting documents specific to family law. It provides invaluable practical advice on how to prepare for different types of hearing, what factors to consider in relation to negotiation, how to make persuasive submissions, and how to handle witnesses effectively, ensuring that the junior practitioner is fully prepared for his or her first steps in the family courts. Key updates to this new edition include coverage of the Children and Families Act 2014, the Crime and Courts Act 2013, and the Child Maintenance Service. Case law has been revised throughout and the major changes affecting civil partnership, same-sex marriage, and the Single Family Court are fully covered.
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