Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement. Wait. What? My fiancé´s father won´t stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family´s Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she´s done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice. They´ve all gone certifiably mad. Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew´s grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky. So what do you do when you´re a fixer and you can´t fix something? You give up on it. Not on Andrew, silly. The wedding. Shopping for a CEO´s Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent´s New York Times best-selling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew´s father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew´s nuptials, much to Amanda´s chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what´s right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094586/bk_acx0_094586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Math is everywhere in shopping! Learn what´s for sale in this audiobook - and how we need math to finish the purchase! You´ll need your math smarts to add and subtract prices, figure out percentages with discounts and sales tax, calculate the best deals, stay within a budget, and more. It all adds up to a lot of fun! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000661/bk_lrnr_000661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Uber-busy Annie Valentine - mum to two demanding children and personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store - is now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire of her own, and she’ll do anything to get there. But what about her adorable new man? As someone who wants nothing more than a quiet life, Ed is shocked to discover Annie staking their home on her success, and now their relationship is on the line. Is Annie´s surprise remedy - an extravagant friends and family holiday to Italy - really what they all need? Especially when a dashing Italian businessman promises to fulfill Annie’s every dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Harbour. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001120/bk_rhuk_001120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Of all of life´s financial shocks, few compare to bringing home an infant. Just one tiny person costs $250,000 to raise - not including college! How will you pay for it? That agonizing question fuels mothers´ choices about their careers, budgets, and families. Some lean in, some scale back or seek new opportunities - there are no easy answers, but lots of rewarding possibilities. Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, the book chronicles people who have stayed in the game - full-time, freelance, self-employed, and more - and emerged more prosperous and empowered. Smart Mom, Rich Mom mines their experiences to uncover both career advice and spending and savings strategies that everyone can use. Stories, checklists, action steps, planning tools, and more explain how to: Prepare financially for parenthood - whether you´re expecting your first child or your third Balance thrift with generating income and investing wisely Find flexibility at work while safeguarding your earning potential Save for both college and retirement, despite increased expenses Plan for unexpected events, like a layoff or illness And much more Kids change our lives, adding joy but draining bank accounts. Smart Mom, Rich Mom helps you adopt healthy habits - and make hard decisions - that pay off in abundance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008998/bk_blak_008998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leading stepfamily expert Ron Deal offers a revised and expanded edition of his signature resource, which addresses key concerns and practical issues facing every stepfamily. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002173/bk_hove_002173_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For health-conscious cooks, clean eaters, and smart consumers, National Geographic introduces a science-based guide to healthy, everyday eating for your whole family - and the planet. Featuring dozens of tips, food pairings, and sample menus, this book is a culinary tour of the 148 foods that have huge nutritional value with the least environmental impact. This guide explores food and its place in cultures around the world, highlights what it adds to healthy menus today, and advises consumers on what to look for, how to choose, how to prepare, and what to avoid in order to make the best choices for the table and for the planet. Barton Seaver, acclaimed chef and author of For Cod and Country and Where There´s Smoke, and nutritional scientist P. K. Newby, have created the ultimate shopping and cooking guide to help you nourish your family while you sustain the planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006956/bk_blak_006956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mealtimes will never be easier or quicker. The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a three-in-one countertop kitchen appliance: a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and pressure canner all delivered in one handy device. It is programmable and has a time delay feature that ensures that your meals are ready and steaming hot at the exact time you want them. Now, with Power Pressure Cooker XL Cookbook, you can understand more about the unique features of this fantastic appliance and the delicious recipes you can prepare for your family, including things like: Mexican breakfast casserole Spaghetti and meatball soup Moo shu pork Gumbo Sweet and sour shrimp New York cheesecake Pears poached in red wine And lots more.... Mealtimes will never be easier or quicker. All you have to do is follow the instructions and leave the rest to the Power Pressure Cooker XL. It will prepare outstanding results for you, every single time. There are few things better than a delicious meal, but a delicious meal which takes less work is one of them. Get your copy of Power Pressure Cooker XL Cookbook today and see for yourself how this revolutionary device can change the way you cook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mindy Newell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104465/bk_acx0_104465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now the star of her own reality show, The Family Frugalicious, Maddie Michaels heads south of the border with her family to cover bargain destination weddings at a swank but budget-friendly Mexican resort. Things get a little too real when timeshare sales manager Alejandro Espinoza makes a play for Maddie one evening and ends up floating dead in the pool the next. Was it an accident or a preplanned part of the Mrs. Frugalicious storyline? When the show´s producers extend the trip so she, her all-but-ex Frank, and the kids can investigate - not to mention get enough footage for a two-part, Emmy-worthy episode - Maddie fears she´s in way more agua caliente than she ever bargained for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011867/bk_adbl_011867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for. After Mr. Frank ´´Finance´´ Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter’s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing ´´frugarmy´´ of budget advice seekers. While Maddie is researching ´´frugasm´´-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good? Includes bargain shopping tips & techniques. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011868/bk_adbl_011868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! answers questions big and small: What are whole foods? How do we phase the processed stuff out and the whole foods in? How do we know what to look for among the glut of choices at the grocery store? Is organic food really worth it? And what the heck is a CSA? In short, how do we navigate our way out of a food maze that was seemingly designed to trap us into consuming an endless cycle of cheap, processed, packaged junk? First, you´ll discover the four steps. These are all-important, easy-to-remember principles that touch on everything from goals to budgeting, and they´ll help steer you in the right direction every time you set out to buy food for you and your family. With these guideposts in mind, you´ll then learn all about the staples that constitute a nutrient-dense diet. From organic meats and produce to raw dairy products to freshly milled grains, you´ll learn why these foods are important, where to find them, and most importantly, how to make sure you´re getting superior nutrition from them. By the end of Section II, you´ll know if you should: Cook your meat rare or well-done. Consume visibly gelatinous bone broth. Eat eggs from chickens raised on soy. (For that matter, if you should eat soy.) Drink raw or pasteurized milk and cream. Consume full-fat, low-fat, or nonfat dairy products. Soak and/or ferment your legumes and grains before cooking them. Invest in your own home flour mill. Buy iodized salt. Drink distilled water. Buy nuts and seeds from bulk bins. Cook with canola or vegetable oil. Feed your pets cooked food. Purchase over-the-counter skin care treatments that tout collagen and antioxidants. Of course, nobody ever said that changing eating habits for the better is easy, especially for little ones. But Put Your Money W... 1. Language: English. Narrator: K. Gomez, Stephanie Selene Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117617/bk_acx0_117617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.