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.

Book by Book

Cindy Hudson

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2009

Mother-daughter book clubs offer a great way for families to grow and share—with each other and with other mother-daughter pairs. In Book by Book, Cindy Hudson offers all the how-to tips mothers need to start their own successful book clubs.

Labor of Love

Thomas Beatie

$18.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
September 2009

Labor of Love is much more than the story of a unique pregnancy and birth—it’s a beautiful and controversial love story, a story of going against the tide, and a powerful and important statement about the evolution of family in the new millennium.

Navigating the Land of If

Melissa Ford

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
May 2009

Author of the extremely successful blog Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters, Melissa Ford presents readers with a guide for navigating the complex world of infertility.

Conquering Eating Disorders

Sue Cooper, PhD and Peggy Norton, RD

$16.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
October 2008

Tracey desperately wanted to look like the models and celebrities in the fashion magazines. She would do anything to have their thin, flawless bodies. Every girl in her school would die for a body like that. Soon meat began to disgust her. Skipping breakfast and eating an apple for lunch became routine. The pounds began to melt off and people were noticing. She loved that feeling—other girls envying her. “You look so good. You are so thin.” Comments like that led to a tighter control on intake and more angst around anyone trying to get in the way of what she was doing. It was working. It felt good. Soon Tracey became too weak to play basketball, and one day she passed out on the court. It was out of control. Stories like the one above are unbelievably common. One out of every one hundred young women is anorexic. Four out of every one hundred college-age women are bulimic. Overall, research suggests that eight million Americans—men and women—have an eating disorder. Yet in the face of these startling statistics, parents do not have a clear understanding of how to help their child overcome an eating disorder. In Conquering Eating Disorders, Susan Cooper, a licensed psychologist and group psychotherapist, and Peggy Norton, a dietician with thirty years of experience, bridge the…

The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide

Melissa Stanton

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
June 2008

Melissa Stanton’s The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide is an all-encompassing, truth-telling how-to book that addresses the many practical and psychological issues facing stay-at-home moms today.

The Maternal is Political

Shari MacDonald Strong (editor)

$15.95 USD, Trade Paper Original and Ebook
June 2008

Written by and for mothers, The Maternal Is Political is crafted to help motivate us to discover, appreciate, and use with greater effectiveness our tremendously powerful (and too often underutilized) political votes and voices to create positive social change.

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