Class Mom

Class Mom Author Laurie Gelman
ISBN-10 9781250124708
Release 2017-08-01
Pages 336
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Laurie Gelman’s clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom—a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics. Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom—or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max—this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree. From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for. Relatable, irreverent, and hilarious in the spirit of Maria Semple, Class Mom is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction—the kind of novel that real moms clamor for, and a vicarious thrill-read for all mothers, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman’s acerbic truths.



Class Mom

Class Mom Author Margaret McNamara
ISBN-10 141698593X
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 32
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In this eBook with audio, Nia volunteers her mama to be in charge of planning a great party for Mrs. Connor’s class. Everyone is excited—but Nia’s mama doesn’t know she’s been volunteered! Nia knows her mother is shy about speaking English, and is much more comfortable with her native Spanish. With the party fast approaching, can Nia and her mama pull off a great party for the first-grade class?



Media and Middle Class Moms

Media and Middle Class Moms Author Lara J. Descartes
ISBN-10 9781135850449
Release 2010-04-02
Pages 208
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Written by nationally recognized anthropologists Conrad Kottak and Lara Descartes, this ethnography of largely white, middle class families in a town in the midwest explores the role that the media play in influencing how those families cope with everyday work/family issues. The book insightfully reports that families struggle with, and make work/family decisions based largely on the images and ideas they receive from media sources, though they strongly deny being so influenced. An ideal book for teaching undergraduate family, media, and methods courses.



Odd Mom Out

Odd Mom Out Author Jane Porter
ISBN-10 9780446402910
Release 2007-09-27
Pages 432
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Advertising executive Marta Zinsser is no poster child for her wealthy Seattle suburb-and nothing could please her more. This former New Yorker wears combat boots, not Manolos, and drives a righteous Harley hog instead of a Mercedes SUV. Now she's launching her own agency in this land of the Microsoft elite, even though her ten-year-old daughter wishes she'd put on a sweater set and just be normal. Can this ex-urbanite remain uniquely herself without alienating the inner circle of smug, cookie-cutter executive wives? And when push comes to shove, can she stop being the proud odd mom out and take a chance at something frighteningly-and tantalizingly-new?



In Meeker Times

In Meeker Times Author Lorna Idol, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781496937896
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 244
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In Meeker Times is Lorna Idol’s whimsical journal into the past, bringing forth into the present values that are likely to bring success to children regardless of where they are raised. She captures some of the essence of her experience of growing up in a very small town in the mountains and countryside of Northwestern Colorado where the residents in this small community helped to raise the children. In Meeker Times contains a collection of 28 stories, most are true and a few are whimsical. Lorna Idol brings to the reader’s mind what it was like to grow up in an isolated, rural western town where three, four and even five generations of families live in the same town. Through her stories, she explores the various human characteristics and values that were taught to children in this small and distant place of living. Sometimes, she writes about outside people who did not fully understand about country living and the lessons to be learned. Sometimes, she extends her exploration to how sometimes human characteristics seem to flow over into the behaviors of animals, which abound in the rural life in Colorado. Sometimes, she muses about what might have happened. Primarily, she writes about true events that happened, especially to her ancestors. The stories are organized around seven values for living that were the essence of life and part of one’s upbringing in growing and thriving in this small and closely knit community: On Falling in Love, On the Village Raising the Children, On Determination and Persistence, On Listening or Not, On Building Confidence, On Spiritual Practices and On Being Prepared.



A Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Other Essays on Media Culture

A Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Other Essays on Media Culture Author Angharad N. Valdivia
ISBN-10 0816519358
Release 2000
Pages 206
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From ads for Victoria's Secret to the character roles of Rosie Perez, the mass media have been defining race and femininity. In this diverse set of essays, Angharad N. Valdivia breaks theoretical and methodological boundaries by exploring the relationship of the media to various audiences. Throughout A Latina in the Land of Hollywood we are challenged to think differently about the media messages we often unconsciously consume, such as the popular representations of certain Latina cultural icons. Valdivia shows how reporters focus on Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchœ's big smile, Brazilian media magnate Xuxa's blonde hair, and Puerto Rican actress Rosie Perez's high-pitched voice, never quite creating a comprehensive portrayal of these women. In her discussion of lingerie catalogs, Valdivia uncovers a similarly skewed depiction. The lush, high-class bedrooms of Victoria's Secret differ as much from the earthy, spare world of Frederick's of Hollywood as the types, sizes, and uses of the lingerie that the two companies sell. Valdivia takes a look at family films, arguing that single mothers are almost always portrayed as either trampy floozies or sexless, hapless women, whereas single dads fare much better. Whether examining one teenager's likes and dislikes or considering single parenthood in family films, Valdivia investigates how popular culture has become the arena in which we struggle to know ourselves and to make ourselves known. She calls for scholars to move beyond investigating implicit themes in films and media to studying the ways that audiences of different colors, ages, genders, and sexual preferences might understand or misunderstand such cultural messages. A Latina in the Land of Hollywood aims to explode traditional discussions of media and popular culture. It is a must-read for anyone interested in popular culture, television, and film.



Mom and Me and Mom

Mom and Me and Mom Author Maya Angelou
ISBN-10 9781405521710
Release 2013-03-26
Pages 208
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'In the first decade of the twentiety century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.' So begins this stunning portrait of Vivian Baxter Johnson: the first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines, purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, and mother to one of our most cherished literary treasures. Anyone who's read the classic, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, knows Maya Angelou was raised by her paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou details what brought her mother to send her away and unearths the well of emotions Angelou experienced long afterward as a result. While Angelou's six autobiographies tell of her out in the world, influencing and learning from statesmen and cultural icons, Mom & Me & Mom shares the intimate, emotional story about her own family.



Hillbilly Elegie

Hillbilly Elegie Author J. D. Vance
ISBN-10 9783843715775
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 304
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Armut und Chaos, Resignation und Gewalt, Drogen und Alkohol: In diesem Teufelskreis befinden sich viele weiße Arbeiterfamilien in den USA – entfremdet von der politischen Führung, abgehängt vom Rest der Gesellschaft und damit anfällig für die einfachen Lösungen von Populisten. Früher konnten sich die „Hillbillys“, die weißen Fabrikarbeiter etwa aus Ohio oder Kentucky, erhoffen, kraft ihrer Arbeit zu bescheidenem Wohlstand zu kommen. Doch spätestens gegen Ende des 20sten Jahrhunderts zog der Niedergang der alten Industrien auch die Arbeiterfamilien in eine Abwärtsspirale, aus der die meisten bis heute keinen Ausweg finden. J. D. Vance ist es anhand der Geschichte seiner Familie wie keinem anderen gelungen, diese ausweglose Situation und die Krise einer ganzen Gesellschaft eindrücklich zu schildern. Sein Buch bewegte Millionen von Lesern in den USA und erklärt nicht zuletzt den Wahltriumph eines Donald Trump.



Mit Worten kann ich fliegen

Mit Worten kann ich fliegen Author Sharon Draper
ISBN-10 9783764190385
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 320
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Melody ist eine unerschütterlich positive Person, die sich von keiner Härte des Schicksals kleinkriegen lässt. Sie ist elf Jahre alt, hat ein fotografisches Gedächtnis und ist die cleverste Schülerin auf der ganzen Schule. Doch niemand weiß es. Die meisten Menschen glauben, dass sie unfähig ist zu lernen. Melody ist durch eine zerebrale Kinderlähmung schwerstbehindert und kann weder sprechen noch laufen noch schreiben. Es ist zum Wahnsinnigwerden, dass sie sich nicht verständigen kann - bis sie eines Tages doch einen Weg findet, sich auszudrücken. Leider ist nicht jeder dazu bereit, sie anzuhören.



I m the Dumbest Kid in Class

I m the Dumbest Kid in Class Author Cheryl Hecht
ISBN-10 9781300966173
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I m the Dumbest Kid in Class has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from I m the Dumbest Kid in Class also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full I m the Dumbest Kid in Class book for free.



Survival of a Single Mom

Survival of a Single Mom Author Catherine Green
ISBN-10 9781606936467
Release 2009-02-01
Pages 60
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"The Lord won't give me more than I could handle" says mom and author, Catherine Green. She takes us along for a roller-coaster ride through her life as a single mom and hangs on for dear life with her two kids at her side as they go through the highs and lows, the happiness and sadness, the struggles and fears and the laughter and tears that go along with the amazing job of being a mom. This relatable and true story reassures single mothers that they're not alone in their journey-issues such as: playing the role of mom and dad, money (or lack of it), divorce, work, asking for and accepting help, dealing with emergencies, dating, and the sheer panic of being the sole parental caregiver and provider, are all discussed in this single mom's journey of survival.



Class Lives

Class Lives Author Chuck Collins
ISBN-10 9780801454523
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 224
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Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system. The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and moving. One contributor grows up in hunger and as an adult becomes an advocate for the poor and homeless. Another acknowledges the truth that her working-class father's achievements afforded her and the rest of the family access to people with power. A gifted child from a working-class home soon understands that intelligence is a commodity but finds his background incompatible with his aspirations and so attempts to divide his life into separate worlds. Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender. Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience. It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.



A Mom s Wish

A Mom s Wish Author Christina Lee
ISBN-10 9781618977502
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 56
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Spend twenty years on a journey with Christina Lee and her family. A Mom’s Wish lets you in on everything Christina wishes she had known before her family learned to cope with her son’s autism.A Mom’s Wish: Finding the Path Through the Autism Maze starts at the beginning, with the birth of the family’s children. It explains the first signs and symptoms of autism, and tells about the various doctors, school encounters, and lessons learned over the years.“This book also gives tips on dealing with schools and others that I wish I would have known in the beginning. It ends with our son’s successful high school graduation, and gives a view in his own words of what autism means to him.”At the end of the book there are lists of websites, books and Internet resources that will help other families with an autistic child. A Mom’s Wish is written from the heart to help others make this amazing journey.



A Letter for My Mother

A Letter for My Mother Author Nina Foxx
ISBN-10 9781593095321
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 240
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Collects essays and letters from thirty-three women writers about the bond between mothers and daughters.



The Wild Girls

The Wild Girls Author Pat Murphy
ISBN-10 9781101042762
Release 2008-10-16
Pages 272
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It?s 1972. Twelve-year-old Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called ?Fox,? and lives with her author dad in a rundown house in the middle of the woods. The two girls start writing their own stories together, and when one wins first place in a student contest, they find themselves recruited for a summer writing class taught by the equally unusual Verla Volante. The Wild Girls brilliantly explores friendship, the power of story, and how coming of age means finding your own answers.



Teen Mom

Teen Mom Author Tricia Goyer
ISBN-10 9780310339069
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 224
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Everything changes the day you discover you're going to be a mom. It's not just yourself that you think about—you have a child to care for, too. While you wouldn't trade your child for the world, some days are just hard. Baby-daddy drama, dealing with your parents, and worries about school, work, and your future slam you. Your friends can't relate to your little family, and you wonder if God has turned His back on you, too. Tricia Goyer understands. A mom at age 17, Tricia remembers what it felt like to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. She's also been the coordinator of a teen mom support group for over twelve years, and she's cheered on many young moms—from all walks of life—through their journey. In Teen Mom, Tricia pours out her heart and shares advice for the hard things you face. She also longs to provide encouragement, reminding you that you can be the mom your child deserves—not in your own strength, but in the strength God provides.



Rattled

Rattled Author Debra Galant
ISBN-10 9781429919234
Release 2007-04-03
Pages 256
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Set in the fictional subdivision of Galapagoes Estates," Rattled is a very funny look at what happens when soccer moms, animal rights activists, dishonest real estate developers and, of course, rattlesnakes get together and fight for ascendancy in the rapidly developing New Jersey suburbs. Heather Peters is anxious to move to the newly minted development. All she wants there is a nice house. Well, a nice house and a nice piece of land. And of course a basement gym, a master bath with radiant heat, Jacuzzi and his-and-her toilets. She could make do without a media room if she had to. After all, the pioneers hadn't had plasma TV, and they'd survived. Heather is not your average suburban housewife—or maybe she is. Her fortuitous meeting with a endangered species of rattlesnake sets this first novel in motion. You may find yourself feeling sorry for the snake.