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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jim Gaffigan
Publisher: Crown Archetype (2013, May 7th).
In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children—everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills (“they always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”), to the eating habits of four year olds (“there is no difference between a four year old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor”). Reminiscent of Bill Cosby’s Fatherhood, Dad is Fat is sharply observed, explosively funny, and a cry for help from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen Elias Attorney
Publisher: Nolo; Fifth Edition edition (2013, Apr 30th).
Create a special needs trust for a loved one's care and get peace of mindIf you care for a child or other loved one with a disability, you’ve no doubt thought about what will happen when you’re no longer able to give that care. Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this dilemma -- create a "special needs trust."Special Needs Trusts shows you how to leave any amount of money to your disabled loved one -- without jeopardizing government benefits. It provides plain-English information and forms that let you create a special needs trust by modifying your will or living trust document.Funds in a special needs trust can make a big difference in quality of life by paying for:. annual independent check-ups. personal care attendant or escort. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christine Koh
Publisher: Bibliomotion; First edition (2013, Mar 19th).
We're in the midst of a parenting climate that feeds on more expert advice, more gear, more fear about competition and safety, and more choices to make about education, nutrition, even entertainment. The result? Overwhelmed, confused parents and overscheduled, over-parented kids. In Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background noise. They show how to tune into your family's unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life. The book begins by showing the value of a minimalist approach, backed by the authors' personal experience practicing it. It then leads parents through practical strategies for managing time, de-cluttering the home space, simplifying mealtimes, and streamlining recreation. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Monique A. Honaman
Publisher: High Road Less Traffic, LLC (2010, Aug 10th).
The must read roadmap for anyone who is confronting infidelity, divorce, separation, family breakups or communciation breakdowns. Within weeks of being told, "I don't love you and I want a divorce," Monique A. Honaman promised herself, "I won't go through this agonizing event without turning it around and helping others to learn from it." In The High Road Has Less Traffic, Monique shares her personal journey, prepares you for the unexpected hazards, and explains the realization that taking the "high road" can be the most self-fulfilling and productive "exit strategy" to follow for the good of all involved, especially children. Humorous, inspirational and always poignant. Take it straight from the heart, The High Road Has Less Traffic is the only way to go! . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability