The Father's Almanac

Author: S. Adams Sullivan

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 0307783936

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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A perennial bestseller, now revised and updated for a new generation of fathers, this readable, inspiring guide to the world of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is an indispensable treasury of advice, ideas, and suggestions. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Marguerite Kelly's Family Almanac

The Perfect Companion for Today's Family--a Helpful Guide to Navigating Through

Author: Marguerite Kelly,Katy Kelly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671792938

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 607

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Offers encouragement, support, and guidance on all aspects of family living, including advice on day care, aging grandparents, TV watching, divorce, explaining AIDS, and other issues of modern life
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466828048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.
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Fathers' Liberation Ethics

A Holistic Ethical Advocacy for Active Nurturant Fathering

Author: Gary Ritner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819184665

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 285

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Fathers' Liberation Ethics provides a holistic ethical argument for active involvement by fathers in child caring with their children. Building on social analysis of the causes for father absence, this book provides a radical and comprehensive strategy for transforming the society into one of greater equality between men and women where men share equally in child-care-giving. Contents: A Critique of Traditional Roles; A Critique of the Absent Father; A Moral Argument for ANF; Motivating Myths for ANF; Rebirth for ANF; Do Work Innovations Promote ANF?; Bringing Back the Banished Father; Conclusion.
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The Accidental Diarist

A History of the Daily Planner in America

Author: Molly A. McCarthy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603349X

Category: History

Page: 280

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In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of the republic. The daily planner—variously called the daily diary, commercial diary, and portable account book—first emerged in colonial times as a means of telling time, tracking finances, locating the nearest inn, and even planning for the coming winter. They were carried by everyone from George Washington to the soldiers who fought the Civil War. And by the twentieth century, this document had become ubiquitous in the American home as a way of recording a great deal more than simple accounts. In this appealing history of the daily act of self-reckoning, Molly McCarthy explores just how vital these unassuming and easily overlooked stationery staples are to those who use them. From their origins in almanacs and blank books through the nineteenth century and on to the enduring legacy of written introspection, McCarthy has penned an exquisite biography of an almost ubiquitous document that has borne witness to American lives in all of their complexity and mundanity.
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Llewellyn's 2011 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac

Author: Chandra Alexandre,Castiel,Elizabeth Barrette,Dallas Jennifer Cobb,Raven Digitalis,Ellen Dugan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738711365

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

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Add a little magic to each day in 2011. The quick and easy spells in this almanac make it perfect for beginning spellcasters and busy Witches. Cast a shadow spell, make a protection charm, scry with a magic mirror--the bewitchments, recipes, rituals, and meditations in Llewellyn's Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac help you use the unique energies of each day and season to gain skill in your Craft and enhance your life. For your convenience, the 365 spells are cross-referenced by purpose: love, health, money, protection, home and garden, travel, and communication. This handy spellbook features space for notes and a wealth of spell-crafting essentials so you can create your own spells. Planetary influences for each day * The Moon's sign and phases A glossary of magical terms * Pagan holidays and lore Color and incense correspondences for each day Timing tips to add planetary power to your spells The magical workings in this spellbook were composed by many of your favorite Witches and writers: Chandra Alexandre, Elizabeth Barrette, Castiel, Dallas Jennifer Cobb, Raven Digitalis, Ellen Dugan, Abel R. Gomez, Ember Grant, James Kambos, Sharynne MacLeod NicMhacha, Paniteowl, Susan Pesznecker, Diana Rajchel, Laurel Reufner, and Tess Whitehurst. ~ 10th Year of Publication! ~
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Early American Almanac Humor

Author: Robert K. Dodge

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879723934

Category: Humor

Page: 172

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This collection is a selection of comic items from almanacs published between 1776 and 1800. Dodge uses his smooth, astute writing style to unfold the humor in a section of American Heritage. The eight chapters are categorized by subject, including "Comic American Heroes," "The Tall Tale," and "Men, Women, Marriage, and Sex."
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A Look Backward and Forward at American Professional Women and Their Families

Author: Rita James Simon

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761815822

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This edited volume contains the thoughtful and often inspiring papers that were presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Women's Freedom Network in 1997. Written by scholars, homemakers, entrepreneurs, professionals, and military personnel, the articles in this collection address the status of women, their careers, and their families now and in the past. The volume is divided into four sections, each devoted to a particular area where women have played a significant role. The first section focuses on the family with papers describing the difficult choices women must make to meet the demands of home and career, the changing role of fathers, and impact of divorce on children. In section two, several women discuss their successful careers as entrepreneurs and CEOs in a variety of businesses. The papers in section three deal with the topic of women in the military, addressing issues ranging from physical fitness and injury to pregnancy and sexual scandal. The last section offers insiders' views on the history and professional experiences of women involved in medicine, journalism, law, and academia. Heart-felt and informative, the articles in this collection offer insight into the multi-faceted and ever-changing lives of women today."
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