Watching Momma Die

Watching Momma Die Author Carol Gilligan
ISBN-10 0595774202
Release 2004-08-17
Pages 50
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Watching Momma Die is a true story telling not only the heartache and sadness but also the hope that takes place as the journey toward the end of life occurs. It is a story that tells of the guts it take to stand beside someone you love, watching, unable to postpone or stop the process of death in the lives of those affected. Watching Momma Die is written to touch those who have or will experience a similar situation, especially the love between mothers and daughters. This story is about love, hope and surrender in the months, weeks, days and final hours of the life a life giver, giving hers up. It is written in the hope that others may find comfort and peace as they too face this inevitable journey in life. No matter the title or name, Mom, Mother, Momma, Watching Momma Die is a story of the ties that bind us all together and a love that endures past, present and forever.

The Face of Dementia

The Face of Dementia Author Les Thomas
ISBN-10 9781452093956
Release 2010-11
Pages 204
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his is a wonderful true story about one family's life as they grew up and grew old. It was filled with love, laughter, trials, and the challenges that life gives. The biggest challenge came when she found herself with both parents in various stages of dementia. At times she felt helpless, but also knew that it was up to her to attempt to fulfill their needs, wants and desires. Time moved on and her father passed away, leaving her with her mom to care for. What would she do? What did she do? Most important, what will you do?

Mom and Dad Just Shut Up and Watch the Game

Mom and Dad  Just Shut Up and Watch the Game Author Ellen M. Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781463404840
Release 2011-06-13
Pages 60
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This book is for all kids, parents and coaches who love to participate in sports, but sometimes wish the parents would evaporate from the sidelines. These suggestions apply to a wide range of sports, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, football, hockey, lacrosse and baseball. the author approaches this subject with years of experience in talking with and listening to many children and coaches. The information in this book offers tips and strategies for parents to reflect and self evaluate their own behavior on the sidelines, to ensure an enjoyable athletic experience for all participants.

For Momma s Sake

For Momma s Sake Author Bonnie Gardner
ISBN-10 9781459226661
Release 2012-04-01
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So when general's daughter Darcy Stanton abruptly balked at marrying a macho military man, she shamelessly fled her wedding and hit the road running. But fickle fate delivered Darcy into the arms of irresistible air force sergeant Billy Hays, whose Southern charm and gentle embrace nearly hijacked her heart. Fortunately, this sergeant was a confirmed bachelor. Unfortunately, his beloved, ailing Alabama momma dearly wished to see him wed. So in a twinkling Darcy was back at the altar—conveniently pretending to be Billy's bride. Trouble was, his sweet kiss and tenderness made Darcy secretly long for a real happily-ever-after…as Sergeant Billy's wife!

Inside Mom s Mind

Inside Mom s Mind Author Donna M. Trickett
ISBN-10 9781436353243
Release 2008-10-15
Pages 208
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Although someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer¿s every 72 seconds, Donna M. Trickett, the author of Inside Mom¿s Mind, reveals new hope and understanding through her captivating true story of her mother¿s eight-year struggle with the disease. Inside Mom¿s Mind is saturated with compassion, understanding, inspiration, and a realism that has been acknowledged by professional and family caregivers, alike. You will listen to her mother¿s actual thoughts as you discover over 100 uniquely helpful ideas to better serve your loved one. To learn more about Donna M. Trickett, her writings, and her free workshops, just connect to her web page, Also, a portion of the sales of this book will be donated to the Alzheimer¿s Foundation of America.

Promises I Made My Mother

Promises I Made My Mother Author Sam Haskell
ISBN-10 9780345516572
Release 2009-04-28
Pages 272
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What would my mother say? How would she want me to handle this situation? How can I make this tough decision and stay true to myself? What would my mother say? Sam Haskell still asks himself these questions every day. When Haskell was young, his devoted mother, Mary, instilled in her son the values of character, faith, and honor by setting an example and asking him to promise to live his life according to her lessons. He did, and those promises have served Haskell consistently from his Mississippi boyhood to his long career at the venerable William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. In this inspiring memoir full of touching stories and amusing anecdotes, Haskell reveals how he kept his pledge to his mother to live a decent life–even in the shark-infested waters of Hollywood, where he handled the hottest stars and packaged the highest-rated shows–by refusing to become the cliché of an amoral agent. Here is Haskell as a child in Amory, Mississippi (pop. 7,000), discovering the power of hope as he waits for an unlikely visit from the “Cheer Man” (a representative of the detergent company who gave ten dollars to anyone using the brand), learning humility after pursuing an eighth-grade “Good Citizenship” award he cockily assumed he’d win, confronting the complications of human character when a near-fatal car crash exposed his judgmental father’s true nature. Years later, in Hollywood, Haskell would rely on his mother’s teachings–honesty, self-reliance, and belief in God–as he swiftly rose from the William Morris mailroom to eventually become the company’s Worldwide Head of Television. His capacity for friendship and his insistence on living his version of the Golden Rule (being “thoughtfully political”) allowed him to handle various client crises and the tense negotiations that nearly scuttled the last years of Everybody Loves Raymond and the entire existence of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Haskell has achieved success through self-respect, and from his story we learn how we, too, can maintain our dignity when faced with life’s challenges. This stirring memoir is a testament to mothers everywhere who instill in their sons the lasting values they need to become good men and devoted fathers. From the Hardcover edition.

Always Watching

Always Watching Author Chevy Stevens
ISBN-10 9781250031891
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 352
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She helps people put their demons to rest. But she has a few of her own... In the lockdown ward of a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Nadine Lavoie is in her element. She has the tools to help people, and she has the desire—healing broken families is what she lives for. But Nadine doesn't want to look too closely at her own past because there are whole chunks of her life that are black holes. It takes all her willpower to tamp down her recurrent claustrophobia, and her daughter, Lisa, is a runaway who has been on the streets for seven years. When a distraught woman, Heather Simeon, is brought into the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit after a suicide attempt, Nadine gently coaxes her story out of her—and learns of some troubling parallels with her own life. Digging deeper, Nadine is forced to confront her traumatic childhood, and the damage that began when she and her brother were brought by their mother to a remote commune on Vancouver Island. What happened to Nadine? Why was their family destroyed? And why does the name Aaron Quinn, the group's leader, bring complex feelings of terror to Nadine even today? And then, the unthinkable happens, and Nadine realizes that danger is closer to home than she ever imagined. She has no choice but to face what terrifies her the most...and fight back. Sometimes you can leave the past, but you can never escape. Told with the trademark powerful storytelling that has had critics praising her work as "Gripping" (Kirkus), "Jaw-dropping" (Publishers Weekly) and "Crackling with suspense" (People magazine), ALWAYS WATCHING shows why Chevy Stevens is one of the most mesmerizing new talents of our day.

Passage Into Paradise

Passage Into Paradise Author Dorothy Womack
ISBN-10 9780595249268
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 372
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Passage Into Paradise tells the true story of my own mother's struggle with Alzheimers. It also depicts the collapse and recovery of me, the caregiver. This book contains articles also which will instruct, help and comfort those who are dealing with this disease today.


Savvy Author Ingrid Law
ISBN-10 1440634858
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 368
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A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic. For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day. As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up—and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.

Mamma Cat Moves Into Our House

Mamma Cat Moves Into Our House Author Rae Harless
ISBN-10 9781365972973
Release 2017-06-06
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Life is full of challenges, some of the difficult ones you have to look for the humor to continue the pace. Dealing with dementia in the elderly isn't a story everyone will run out and buy, but a story about how a cat helped an elderly parent deal with loneliness and sadness is memorable. Mama Cat's love and dependency on Grandma made the difference and something to live for.

The Flow of Kittens

The Flow of Kittens Author Alex Zekulin
ISBN-10 1477271287
Release 2012-09-19
Pages 106
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Most of us have been to a pet store looking at the kittens and puppies up for adoption. We've watched whole litters of puppies and kittens at play. These tiny balls of fur and fluff briefly stop their antics to stare at us, as we stare lovingly at them. Deep down we wish we could take them all home with us. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to adopt a whole litter of kittens at once? Have you ever wondered what they were thinking? Most of us have a pet cat or dog, maybe two. These pets become a part of our family; we love them, nurture them, put up with them, and cry for them. This book tells the story of our adventures as we adopt a litter of four kittens right from our front porch. The story is told from both my point of view and that of Patches, one of our four kittens. There is a different dynamic raising a whole litter in the house. It's like having a family within a family! These little bundles of high spirited joy lifted our hearts in ways we did not expect, right when we needed it most. Truly little miracles!

Appalachian Child

Appalachian Child Author Bea B. Todd
ISBN-10 1450201490
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 260
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Bea grows up dirt poor among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in central West Virginia. There’s lots of work to do, and amenities such as indoor plumbing and central heating are nonexistent. While others in Nicholas County had it tough, no one else had to suffer the type of abuse she did at home. Bea’s father runs his household like a dictator, and he’s never hesitant to abuse his daughter whenever she does anything not to his liking. Bea gets slapped, kicked, and beaten even at five years old. While Bea’s spirit sometimes wavers as a result of being unable to please her father, her story is ultimately one of survival. By never giving up and trusting in God, she overcomes years of abuse, proving that fate and faith can lead to dreams that victims of abuse often think are unattainable. Become immersed in a story that defines the true meaning of determination as Bea recounts a journey that will inspire anyone who has ever suffered or felt like giving up in Appalachian Child.

An Egg on Three Sticks

An Egg on Three Sticks Author Jackie Fischer
ISBN-10 9781466849211
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 320
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Finally Abby is thirteen. A real teenager who only wants to pierce her ears, have a boyfriend, and run her own life. But when her mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Abby faces a life far different from what she hoped for. Set in the Bay Area in the '70s, An Egg on Three Sticks is Jackie Moyer Fischer's emotional, funny, and extraordinarily heartfelt novel about Abby's struggle to hold her family together, find love from a mother who has little to give, and simply try to be thirteen. With a voice completely fresh and honest, Abby takes us on a journey that is often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and overwhelmingly hopeful. But a journey no thirteen-year-old should have to take.

The Perfect Mom

The Perfect Mom Author Janice Kay Johnson
ISBN-10 1426886713
Release 2010-12-27
Pages 288
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Everyone says Kathleen Monroe is perfect--the perfect wife, the perfect hostess, the perfect mother. But after a lifetime of practice, Kathleen is beginning to wonder if perfectionism is a good thing. After all, it didn't help her marriage and might just have led to her daughter's illness. And if those aren't enough reasons for her to doubt her priorities, then meeting Logan Carr should be. Logan's great. He's kind, patient and nothing like her first husband. But to Kathleen, he's far from perfect....

They Said I Wouldn t Make It

They Said I Wouldn t Make It Author Frederick Ronzell Best
ISBN-10 9781434358202
Release 2008-03
Pages 336
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While on a fishing trip to upstate New York Clay Devon is sucked beneath the water by some mysterious force. Fighting his way to the surface he finds his camp, boat, and everything familiar are gone. Even the placid, blue lake has been transformed into a murky, stagnant swamp. Making his way along the shore he encounters a gang of hijackers, their carts laden with a crystal vital to all life in this world. Talya, an investigator working for the mine that is the single source of the crystal, rescues him. Realizing he can never return to his own, familiar surrounding, he joins Talya in a plan to recover the stolen crystals. Their search begins in Farside, a den of thieves on the edge of a huge desert. From there the trail leads to Darkveil, where the evil Queen Adria, who has usurped the power of the rightful rulers, banishes Clay and Talya to a labyrinth beneath the city. After encountering numerous perils they meet Prince Brian, last surviving member of the rightful rulers of Darkveil. Together, the three, along with the help of the Hawkmen, who inhabit the lofty crags surrounding Darkveil, battle the forces of Queen Adria to take back control of the city and smash the hijacking ring.

Mom s Pocket Guide to Watching Football

Mom s Pocket Guide to Watching Football Author Linda Wong
ISBN-10 1575001497
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 160
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no need to stare blankly at the TV screen or at the shirtless fan next to you at the game, bewildered by the cryptic hand signals of a referee. Teacher Linda Wong and her son, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kailee Wong, take you through the essential elements of the game in an easy-to-understand format for all prospective fans.Linda and Kailee guide readers through all the basics -- from the field parameters and player profiles to the play rules and scoring system. Linda also shares her experiences as a single mom raising a future NFL linebacker, while Kailee's NFL colleagues offer their own anecdotes and insights into their positions.Complete with a glossary of football terms frequently heard during the game, Mom's Pocket Guide to Watching Football can turn any reader into an avid fan who proudly lets the world know which team she adores!

I ll Be Watching You

I ll Be Watching You Author M. William Phelps
ISBN-10 9780786027187
Release 2008-07-01
Pages 512
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A serial killer who wanted to out-kill Ted Bundy. . . In September 2001, Carmen Rodriguez, a beautiful 32-year-old Hartford mother of four, went missing. At first police were stymied. . .until a killer's crucial mistake led investigators down a long, dark road of cold, calculated murder. . . "Phelps is a first-rate investigator." --Dr. Michael M. Baden In 1987, single mother Mary Ellen Renard was strangled, repeatedly stabbed, and left for dead in her New Jersey apartment. Her vicious assailant had already killed once. . .and would kill again. But unlike the fiend's other victims, Mary Ellen lived to tell the tale. . . "Phelps gives readers an exclusive, insider's look." --Anne Bremner Clean-cut, popular and on the fast track at a multinational computer firm, Rutgers grad Edwin "Ned" Snelgrove shocked friends and colleagues with a plea bargain for Renard's brutal attack--and the heinous 1983 murder of college girlfriend Karen Osmun. Vowing never to be caught again, Ned spent his time in prison obsessively studying the violent career of his idol Ted Bundy. . .then was released ten years early for good behavior. . . "Phelps proves that truth is more shocking than fiction." --Allison Brennan Unflinching and brilliantly researched, this is an exclusive tour into the twisted mind of an all-American killer. . .and a state attorney's tireless efforts to lock him away forever. Includes 16 Pages Of Revealing Photos