Author: Natalie Bovis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Things move quickly in the cocktail fast lane—but slow to a crawl when pregnancy kicks in. Right? Wrong! Even when sporting a “baby bump,” modern moms can stay in the social swing of things with Preggatinis, featuring lip-smacking, liquorless libations designed by master mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, aka “The Liquid Muse.” Within these pages are 75 original Preggatini recipes highlighting fresh juices, herbs, and garnishes as well as ideas for Preggatini Parties—a modern spin on the humdrum baby shower. Organized by pregnancy stages and symptoms, this lavishly illustrated, pocket-sized, virtually intoxicating guide also offers quotes from famous moms and sidebars about pregnancy and health and such options as “De-virginize for Dad”—making these drinks applicable to all. Includes a recipe exclusively provided by Celebrity Chef Michel Richard, recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Chef James Beard award, author of Happy in the Kitchen, and owner of the legendary Citronelle restaurant in Washington, DC.
Author: Janet Frongillo
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Author: Natalie Bovis-Nelsen
Publisher: Gpp Life
Things move quickly in the cocktail fast lane but slow to a crawl when pregnancy kicks in. Right? Wrong! Even when sporting a baby bump, modern moms can stay in the social swing of things with Preggatinis, featuring lip-smacking, liquorless libations designed by master mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, aka The Liquid Muse. Within these pages are 75 original Preggatini recipes highlighting fresh juices, herbs, and garnishes as well as ideas for Preggatini Parties a modern spin on the humdrum baby shower. Organized by pregnancy stages and symptoms, this lavishly illustrated, pocket-sized, virtually intoxicating guide also offers quotes from famous moms and sidebars about pregnancy and health and such options as De-virginize for Dad making these drinks applicable to all. Includes a recipe exclusively provided by Celebrity Chef Michel Richard, recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Chef James Beard award, author of Happy in the Kitchen, and owner of the legendary Citronelle restaurant in Washington, DC."
The latest addition to the best-selling Fortune-Telling series (450,000 copies sold), this gift book for expectant mothers divines the secrets about the baby they carry. From determining the baby's sex and temperament to decoding dreams and omens associated with pregnancy, this little book is a perfect way for moms-to-be and baby shower guests to consult with the cosmos.
Author: Alyssa Gusenoff
Publisher: Quirk Books
Celebrate Maternity—With a Refreshing Materni-tini! From Watermelon Margaritas and Pineapple Mojitos to Mai Tais, Mimosas, and Cosmopolitans, Margarita Mama offers a pitcherful of delicious “mocktails” designed specifically for moms-to-be. These tasty treats are 100 percent alcohol-free and offer plenty of nutritional benefits for both mom and baby. Recipes include twists on old favorites such as Mudslides, Piña Coladas, and Sangria, plus yummy new libations like the Raging Hormone, the Nothing Fits Fizz, and the Perfect Pear of Jeans. Filled to the brim with delicious concoctions and whimsical illustrations, Margarita Mama makes the perfect gift for fun-loving moms-to-be everywhere.
"Funny as hell."--Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant Chicken The ultimate must-have for any mom-to-be with a sense of humor: an irreverent, laugh-out-loud activity book filled with quizzes, mazes, fill-in-the-blanks, journaling pages, and hysterical musings on what pregnancy is really like. Baby shower gifts don't get more perfect than this. · Word finds: Sorry, Nope (all the stuff you're not allowed to have anymore); Bad Baby Names (Murl, anyone?) · Mazes: Make it from Your Desk to the Bathroom Without Throwing Up · Lists: How to Register Without Crying; Things Every OB on the Planet Has Been Asked by Newly Pregnant Women · Journaling: Yoga Teachers (Also Your Mom Friends, Your Parents, People on Facebook, All Articles, and Everyone You Meet) Want to Tell You How to Give Birth, But You Don't Have to Listen · Quizzes: Which $1500 Stroller is Different? "Comfort, solidarity, entertainment, and maybe even total life enlightenment."--Lauren Smith Brody, founder of The Fifth Trimester
What to drink when you’re expecting. When blogger Nicole Nared-Washington got pregnant, she knew she was going to miss Bellinis with her girlfriends and a glass of wine with dinner—and then she realized she this was an opportunity to stay social and fun without the booze. In Baby Proof, Nared-Washington shares the 50 recipes that got her through dinner parties, barbecues, date nights, and even morning sickness. She uses fresh fruit and herbs to create non-alcoholic drinks such as: Baby Sunrise White Grape and Basil Spritzer Raspberry Leaf Sangria You don’t need the spirits to enjoy the cocktail (honestly!).
I'm So Pregnant
Author: Line Severinsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy meets Lobster Is the Best Medicine in this collection of funny illustrations that perfectly depicts the awkward and uncomfortable realities of pregnancy—because creating a tiny human isn’t just sunshine and smiles. Being “a little bit pregnant” may not be a thing. But being “so pregnant”? It’s so possible. In this hilarious book, mom and illustrator Line Severinsen delivers the often ignored, but always honest truth about those magical—and sometimes messy—nine months of pregnancy. From morning sickness that lasts all day to weird dreams that last all night and heartburn that just won’t quit, I’m So Pregnant perfectly captures what it is really like being pregnant. Unlike strangers touching your belly, these playful and adorable cartoons will touch your heart and give a whole new meaning to “belly laugh.”
Every woman wants to eat her best. But eating well can be challenging during the best of times. During pregnancy it is aggravated with curveballs such as nausea, cravings, or life. Before you ruin your healthful intentions, check out The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook, which offers a compromise by providing 100 recipes that meet every mother’s needs by adapting them to her moods. Feeling nauseous? Turn Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins into a lemony-soup. Craving comfort foods? Modify Asian Cabbage Salad into a traditional but healthy treat. Ready to shed your baby pounds? Transform Fettucine with Mushrooms and Slow-Roasted Tomatoes into a beautiful salad. Feeling good today? Try some Broiled Salmon with Caramelized Fennel and Sweet Onion paired with Crisp Roasted Sweet Potatoes. And the Lemon Cookies and Devilicious Cupcakes are great for any mood. Easily customizable recipes also mean that mom-to-be and her family can sit down and enjoy the same meal, no matter how she’s feeling. With helpful tips and options that minimize prep time, The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook is a must-have for any expectant, new or not-so-new mother, who needs a flexible solution for preparing delicious, healthful, meals! As the founder of Mothers & Menus, Inc. and a busy mom of three, Karen Gurwitz knows how hard it can be to find time to take care of yourself. In The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook, she encourages you to tune in to your body’s needs and give yourself permission to honor your cravings. Her voice and the cookbook are a great accompaniment to your journey of motherhood, whether you are in the early stages, or have been on it for quite some time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Say No to Placenta Pics
Author: Jillian M. Parsons
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Two Best Friends Make It through a Pregnancy, with All its Gut-Busting Hilarity and Gross Bits Maternity isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and natural glows. It’s also elastic waistbands, hot flashes, and throbbing breasts! When Jillian Parsons’s best friend forever, Allison Baerken, finds herself knocked up, both women are thrown into a nine-month roller coaster ride of emotions—even though only one of them is pregnant. Say No to Placenta Pics is the ultimate BFF’s uncensored, tell-all guide to the down and dirty of pregnancy for all badass moms-to-be (and their nonpregnant friends watching from the side lines) who desperately need a joke over the next nine months. Together, Allison and Jillian ride the learning curves from first trimester to after birth, rejecting standard pregnancy fluff in self-help books , exploring the issues about mother-to-be-hood no one else seems to have the guts to: The anti-sex appeal of maternity negligées Surviving the high school experience of online mommy groups Resisting the urge to overshare on Facebook Executing the right angles on a maternity photo shoot Listening to yet another birth story from a stranger Witty, tongue-in-cheek, and fearlessly relatable, Say No to Placenta Pics is the realest girl talk between two women who deliver a satirical breakdown of modern-day maternity and what it means to be, and not to be, a Mom
Details an alternative to Lamaze childbirth that includes a more natural breathing method and a totally unmedicated birth that many second-time parents prefer.
Author: Natalie Bovis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Cocktails good enough to eat! Your favorite food is fresh, local, and homemade—and now your cocktails can be, too! Whether you're plucking fresh mint from your own garden or buying buckets of juicy blackberries from the farmers' market, taking these inspiring ingredients from garden to glass is what Edible Cocktails is all about. And mixing unique, delicious drinks like a Lavender Gin Sour or a Basil Grass Lemon Drop is easier than you think. Just try the following: Plant your own "cocktail garden" Utilize seasonal, fresh farmers' market finds or pluck tasty treasures in the wild Infuse spirits and make homemade liqueurs Create homemade syrups, purees, and jams Use eggs, dairy, and even meat in your cocktail for modern mixology explorations With full-color photographs and more than 100 cocktail recipes, you'll be infusing your life—and your cocktails!&151;with wholesome and homegrown ingredients in no time.
The Art of the Shim
Author: Dinah Sanders
Publisher: Sanders & Gratz
More drink. Less Drunk. You deserve a great cocktail -- and you don't have to over-indulge to get it! Shims -- serious, low-alcohol cocktails -- are where everyone can come together, whether it's for the one drink of the evening or when this is but the first of many. This book is your invitation to a world of delicious, sophisticated drinks which provide all their pleasures without walloping you over the head with booze. Celebrate two centuries of the cocktail with recipes for every taste, from the sunny cheerfulness of a Ben's Good Humor to slow sippers like the Bitter Giuseppe. Cheers!
“Your fun, tongue-in-cheek guide through the world of growing pregnancy possibilities!” —Brooke Burke The Hot Mom to be Handbook by Jessica Denay is not your ordinary pregnancy book. It’s the ultimate resource for any expecting mom to be who refuses to check her sense of style and self at the white picket fence. Founder of the popular social networking site the Hot Moms Club, author Denay is on the pulse of hot mom trends and has worked with celebrity moms such as Mariska Hargitay, Trista Sutter, Lauren Holly, Ricki Lake, Kelly Rutherford, Joely Fisher, and Jenny McCarthy—and now she offers indispensible guidance for every hot mom who wants to “Look and Feel Great from Bump to Baby.”
The first book of its kind, renowned sexologist Sandra Margot has delivered a term by term guide to sustaining emotional and sexual intimacy between couples during the sensitive and often taxing time leading up to and just after the birth of a child. Filled with practical advice and suggestions, this book will help keep both partners feeling connected and fulfilled, strengthening the marital bond in preparation for the baby's arrival.