Mummy’s Little Helper: The heartrending true story of a young girl secretly caring for her severely disabled mother

Author: Casey Watson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007479581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The fifth book from bestselling author and specialist foster carer Casey Watson. A recent census shows that there are at least 175,000 child carers in the UK, 13,000 of whom care for more than 50 hours a week. Many remain invisible to a system that would otherwise help them. Abigail is one of those children. This is her story.

Mummy's Little Helper

Author: Sarah Davies

Publisher: Hatchet Publications

ISBN: 9780956144423

Category: Self-Help

Page: 62

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Are you familiar with an aching, inner emptiness that is never satisfied; a huge black hole lurking just beneath the surface that in your lowest moments will suck you down into a bottomless pit of despair; a hole that you do your best to fill with food, alcohol, drugs, sex? Do you have a habit of flitting from one relationship to another constantly searching for love? Or is shopping your addiction of choice? Perhaps you have no obvious problems but a generalised awareness of things being not quite right, a vague unease from which you manage to distract yourself by keeping busy. Do relationships work out the way you would like them to? Are you happy? If life is less than perfect, then this is a place to start and put things right. In this easily accessible book, Sarah Davies suggests a cause of this problem and leads us through the healing process.

A 1950s Mother

Author: Sheila Hardy

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752492543

Category: History

Page: 272

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Embarking on motherhood was a very different affair in the 1950s to what it is today. From how to dress baby (matinee coats and bonnets) to how to administer feeds (strictly four-hourly if following the Truby King method), the childrearing methods of the 1950s are a fascinating insight into the lives of women in that decade. In A 1950s Mother, author, mother and grandmother Sheila Hardy collects heart-warming, personal anecdotes from those women who became mothers during this fascinating post-war period. From the benefits of ‘crying it out’ and being put out in the garden to gripe water and Listen with Mother, the wisdom of mothers from the 1950s reverberates down the decades to young mothers of any generation and is a hilarious and, at times, poignant trip down memory lane for any mother or child of the 1950s.

Incorrect Rhymes

Author: Elma Burke,Janvier Burke,Janeal Burke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 154349031X

Category: Poetry

Page: 106

View: 5993


If you looking for a rhyme You just in time Because Incorrect Rhymes Will blow your mind But if poetry freaks you out And leaves your mind in doubt There is no need to shout This is what Incorrect Rhymes is all about A poem book like no other, full of inspirations, tips, warnings, and challenges for children and parents. This book is very practical and gives children the opportunity to write their own amazing poems in the available spaces. Practice makes perfect; a fantastic way for children to develop their writing skills. Incorrect Rhymes makes a beautiful gift, bedtime poetry reading, school poetry writing and family fun time activity.

Old Before My Time

Author: Hayley Okines

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1908192569

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl. In Old Before My Time, Hayley and her mum Kerry reflect on her unusual life. Share Hayley’s excitement as she travels the world meeting her pop heroes Kylie, Girls Aloud and Justin Bieber and her sadness as she loses her best friend to the disease at the age of 11. Now as she passes the age of 13 – the average life expectancy for a child with progeria – Hayley talks frankly about her hopes for the future and her pioneering drug trials in America which could unlock the secrets of ageing for everyone...

Nasty Nice

Author: Tricia Rhodes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412026148

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Nasty Nice The central character, Ruth, is someone whose life is dominated by fears of the secrets from her past being revealed. The struggle to contain them dominates her relationships with her husband, sister, grandmother, even her own children. Unexpectedly an event occurs which blows her world apart, forcing Ruth to develop complex strategies to preserve her world, and maintain the conspiracy of silence. As the story unfolds, the reader learns not only of Ruth's secrets, but also those in the family which have been kept from her. The climax of the story is Ruth being brought face to face with the ghost from her past. The impact of this strips Ruth bare of her usual strategies, and leads to her coming to terms with who she is - the real person behind the facade. Non-Negotiable This is the story of a man trapped by his own indecisiveness. Caught between events in the past and their impact on his present situation, he exists without a meaningful purpose. Feeling worthless he struggles to pay a penance for the guilt he bears, yet has never come to terms with the part he played in it, not the feeling she struggles to hide. Events take a turn when he is forced into facing his past, has the opportunity to confront. As the story unfolds, past, present and future are brought together for the man who is typical of our times. A modern man who feels control over his own life choices has been eroded. By whom, and with what consequence form the basis of the novel.

Relate Guide To Step Families

Author: Suzie Hayman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409021769

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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According to statistics, one in three people in the UK today is likely to be involved in a step-family at some point in their life. In Step-Families, Suzie Hayman looks at the problems that may arise as a result of this life-change and offers strategies for coping with them. It is common for a 'new' parent to suffer from feelings of isolation, guilt and anxiety while the established parent is concerned with balancing his or her needs with those of their partner, their children and possibly step-children. How do you also manage a sexual relationship if you are a single parent? Or accept the on-going role of the partner's 'ex' and the involvement of grandparents? Suzie Hayman uses personal stories to suggest ways in which you can come to terms with feelings, resolve problems and anticipate trouble before it starts. She takes a candid look at family politics - from an adult's point of view as well as a child's - and also addresses the relationship issues which arise if you and your partner decide to have children of your own.

Just Curious About History, Jeeves

Author: Erin Barrett,Jack Mingo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743462952

Category: History

Page: 288

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Is it true that King Louis XIV never bathed? Was Doc Holliday really a doctor? Who were the twelve knights of King Arthur's Round Table? And what do Scots traditionally wear under their kilts? You'll get the answers to these fascinating questions and many, many more in the wildly entertaining, un-put-down-able Just Curious About History, Jeeves. Based on the legion of unexpected questions posed at the popular Ask Jeeves Web site, Just Curious tackles all the puzzlers, bafflers, and stumpers that find their way into our everyday lives. What were the Pig Wars and were they actually caused by pigs? Who were the first gangsters? Did Cleopatra really wear makeup? Was Ivan the Terrible that terrible? Sure curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. So if you want to know how tall Napoleon was, whether Captain Kidd had any little Kidds, or who the heck Charles the Fat was, look no further than Just Curious About History, Jeeves -- the unequivocal say-all, end-all, be-all authority on history's who, what, where, when, why, and how.

The Lost Christmas Puppy

Author: Linda Steliou

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 140591811X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Little Linda was three years old when she told Father Christmas a secret. 'What I want more than anything is to have a puppy of my own to love'. But with every Christmas that went by, no puppy appeared. Linda grew into a busy working mum and wife, and her dreams of a puppy were pushed to the back of her mind. It wasn't until a special visitor one Christmas Eve, that she began to remember the wish she had made sixty years earlier. . . Fans of Christmas at the Ragdoll Orphanage and The Lost Christmas Puppy will love this book full of charming and touching stories. This is an unforgettable true story about childhood, love, and how an animal can change anyone's life.

And Away...

Author: Bob Mortimer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1398505307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 333


The number one bestseller and Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year by national treasure Bob Mortimer. ‘The most life-affirming, joyful read of the year’ - Sunday Times ‘Winningly heartfelt’ – The Guardian ‘A triumph’ – Daily Mail Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away… Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures (now infamous from his appearances on Would I Lie to You?), from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London. Though he was doing pretty well (the South London Press once crowned him ‘The Cockroach King’ after a successful verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing. Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.)