The increased scrutiny of the age of social media combined with the longstanding tradition of criticizing the way mothers raise their children makes for a judgmental and unsupportive parenting environment. Seal Press parenting books like The Good Mother Myth, Blended, and Bringing in Finn tear down the toxic double-standards of motherhood by bringing you stories and advice from real parents.

Please Don't Bite the Baby (And Please Don't Chase the Dogs)

Lisa J. Edwards

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original
November 2015

Follow certified-professional dog trainer Lisa Edwards’ endearing and entertaining journey to ensure that her household survives and thrives when she introduces her son to her motley pack of animals.


Samantha Waltz (editor)

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
May 2015

Sometimes funny, often poignant, and always deeply personal, the stories in Blended capture the essence of stepfamilies in all of their weird and wonderful varieties.

The Good Mother Myth

Avital Norman Nathman (editor); Christy Turlington Burns (foreword)

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
January 2014

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.”

Got Teens?

Logan Levkoff, PhD and Jennifer Wider, MD

$16.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
March 2014

“We’ve been there. And as parents, we are right there with you.”
—Health and sexuality experts Logan Levkoff, PhD and Jennifer Wider, MD

The Pregnancy Puzzle Book

Ivy Press

$13.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
December 2013

As every expecting mother knows, the hormones of pregnancy have a tendency to decompose brain cells at an alarming rate. Feeling like a space cadet? Forgot where you put your keys or parked your car? To help keep your gray matter operational, The Pregnancy Puzzle Book offers mind exercises in the form of fun crosswords, anagrams, sound-alikes, wordplays, cryptograms, logic puzzles, word pairs, and other games. These pregnancy-themed puzzles are accompanied by top pregnancy tips to prepare readers as much as possible for the nine months ahead. With answers in the back, The Pregnancy Puzzle Book is the perfect gift for all expecting mothers.

Bringing in Finn

Sara Connell

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper and Ebook
October 2013

In this achingly honest memoir, Connell recounts the tragedy and heartbreak of losing pregnancies; the process of opening her heart and mind to the idea of her 61-year-old mother carrying her child for her; and the profound bond that blossomed between mother and daughter as a result of their unique experience together.

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