Amy Scheibe's debut novel is a fresh, funny, witty take on the magic manic days of young motherhood. Her Jennifer Bradley is a thoroughly modern mommy—a former club kid who is married to the man of her dreams and who quit a fabulous job as an antiquarian objects dealer to raise her two children: Georgia, a very advanced age 4, and baby Max. But it's alarmingly easy to spin a stay-at-home mommy's world on its axis—and Jennifer's is whirling. If it's not her mother-in-law on her tail to expose her precious grandchildren to a better element (not to mention pointing out that dangerous concrete floor in their loft), it's her husband Thom announcing he'll be on the road to Singapore for the next who-knows how long. And is this really the right time for her dad to announce that her mother isn't exactly who Jennifer thinks she is? Or for the ex-boyfriend—aka the Adult Child Actor—to come back on the scene? An American answer to Alison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It, What Do You Do All Day? is a sparkling, lovable novel for mommies of all kinds—whether in the trenches or out on the hustings.
“I think my dad's going to A.A.,” I tell Sven and Penny as we set the kids free in the toddler gym. ... Did I leave anything out that you'd like to share now ... “Some people do that so they can keep drinking and lie about it.
Author: Amy Scheibe
How has the way we spend our time changed over the last fifty years? Are we really working more, sleeping less and addicted to our phones? What does this mean for our health, wealth and happiness? Everything we do happens in time and it feels like our lives are busier than ever before. Yet a detailed look at our daily activities reveals some surprising truths about the social and economic structure of the world we live in. This book delves into the unrivalled data collection and expertise of the Centre for Time Use Research to explore fifty-five years of change and what it means for us today.
Figure 6.1, a daygraph similar to the tempograms of Chapter 1, shows the percentage of people aged 18 to 65 engaged in different types of activities across weekdays in 2015 (from 4am to 4am on the next day). Eight activities (adding up ...
Author: Jonathan Gershuny
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
What Did Jesus Do All Day? bridges two worlds—the one we know today and the one Jesus knew in the Holy Land under Roman rule. Archaeological discoveries, historical writings, and early-Jewish studies continue to uncover what everyday life was like back then. Surprisingly, as the distant past comes into sharper focus, similarities emerge that are far beyond sharing basic needs like food, drink, sleep, companionship and housing. Like us, Jesus’ contemporaries worked and studied hard, worshipped in community, and observed holidays with family and friends. Like us, they struggled with temptation and sin, failure and loss, political upheaval and war, betrayal and violence, sickness and death. Somehow, the closer we look into Jesus’ world, the more familiar it feels—and the more his words ring true.
G-d decides what shall befall a man, but not whether he shall be righteous or wicked. —Talmud w at did Jesus do all day? He prayed and studied, ate and slept, worked and rested, live mong good people and bad—just as we do.
Author: Felicia Silcox
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
What do scientists do all day? Find out in this fully illustrated book that features more than 100 scientists at work. Little ones can explore fourteen scenes of scientists at work in different environments – discover dinosaur bones with the paleontologist on a dig, meet zoologists at the nature reserve, see a doctor doing experiments on the International Space Station, collect seeds with a plant biologist at the botanical gardens, build a robot with a robotics scientist in the testing centre – turn the page to find out what each scientist is doing and how
But what do they do all day? Scientists do all kinds of jobs. Doctors, dentists, and nurses help people, while vets look after animals. Archaeologists study ancient remains. Engineers help plan for the future.
Author: Jane Wilsher
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Voice from the Grave , 242 Voices from the Past , 224 Voices in the Fog , 78 Voyage of Barracks , 71 World of the Wolf ... 36 What Do People Do All Day , 44 What Do the Animals Say , 16 What Do You Love , 17 What Do You Want To Know ?
What do animals do all day? Find out in this fully illustrated book that features more than 100 animals. Little ones can explore fourteen scenes set in diverse habitats – including a jungle, a desert and savannah – then turn the page to find out what each animal is called, and what it gets up to in the wild. This is the perfect book to introduce little ones to animals big and small, and to explain how they work together in nature!
... and I love it when they do mine. I am a TEACHER I am an EXTERMINATOR As a GOLDEN JACKAL mum, I spend six months teaching my puppies. I'm a RÜPPELL'S SAND FOX. When I eat rats and insects, I save crops and people from disease.
Author: Wendy Hunt
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
WHAT DOES AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL DO ALL DAY LONG? Dr. William Ries is one of a limited number of school administrators who have considerable experience within both the public school system and the Catholic school system of our country. A veteran of the Korean War, Dr. Ries chose the field of education over a possible baseball career. He began his career in Cincinnati’s inner city as a teacher of Physical Education, eventually being promoted to the principal ship and staying with the public schools for 22 years. Upon retirement, Dr. Ries unexpectedly was hired within The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and remained as principal for another 15 years. Is there a difference in running a public school versus a Catholic school? Read his exciting, sometimes controversial, sometimes humorous, but never boring account of managing within both school systems. Dr. Ries is retired from education. He enjoys reading, playing senior softball, senior volleyball, a card game called “Hearts”, biking and watching his 7 grandchildren participate in basketball, football, soccer and lacrosse games.
This is my first principal's position, and I expect to do a good job. ... The next working day, Elizabeth entered my office with an assistant secretary. ... People kept arriving, and the meeting had to be moved to the cafetorium ...
Author: Dr. William Ries
Provides profiles of 175 career opportunities for the twenty-first century, and includes salary ranges and a personal-preference questionnaire to aid in selection.
Most of us have moments of clarity during which we see vivid images of what our future careers will be like but lack a method to make these ideas ... We believe in the creative style of career search. ... What do people do every day?
Author: Alan B. Bernstein
Publisher: Princeton Review
Category: Study Aids
Each day life presents us with new experiences. Some are positive while others cause us to question our deepest beliefs. I Can Do All Things addresses a variety of these topics, relating them to strong faith and diverse life stories. In each chapter the author shares in-depth thoughts, personal stories, and Biblical reflections. An underlying message of strength and perseverance through faith carries the writer through a vast array of events woven together across a short lifetime. Gain insight and determination as you journey through the book. Discover the answers to tough questions and find the strength within yourself.
... wouldn't get lunch for a couple of days that week. It meant we as volunteers had to see and experience the hungry faces and moods of sixty kids that week. This man was surrounded by people willing to help. All he had to do was ask, ...
Author: Kailee Autton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner, 2007 Davidoff Award presented by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Winner, Scholarly Illustrated Category, 2007 AAUP Book Jacket and Journal Show. and Winner of the Architecture & Urban Planning category in the 2006 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. Over the last fifty years, the process of community building has been lost in the process of city building. City and suburban design divides us from others in our communities, destroys natural habitats, and fails to provide a joyful context for our lives. In Design for Ecological Democracy, Randolph Hester proposes a remedy for our urban anomie. He outlines new principles for urban design that will allow us to forge connections with our fellow citizens and our natural environment. He demonstrates these principles with abundantly illustrated examples—drawn from forty years of design and planning practice—showing how we can design cities that are ecologically resilient, that enhance community, and that give us pleasure. Hester argues that it is only by combining the powerful forces of ecology and democracy that the needed revolution in design will take place. Democracy bestows freedom; ecology creates responsible freedom by explaining our interconnectedness with all creatures. Hester's new design principles are founded on three fundamental issues that integrate democracy and ecology: enabling form, resilient form, and impelling form. Urban design must enable us to be communities rather than zoning-segregated enclaves and to function as informed democracies. A simple bench at a centrally located post office, for example, provides an opportunity for connection and shared experience. Cities must be ecologically resilient rather than ecologically imperiled, adaptable to the surrounding ecology rather than dependent on technological fixes. Resilient form turns increased urban density, for example, into an advantage. And cities should impel us by joy rather than compel us by fear; good cities enrich us rather than limit us. Design for Ecological Democracy is essential reading for designers, planners, environmentalists, community activists, and anyone else who wants to improve a local community.
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Author: Randolph T. Hester
Publisher: Mit Press