Alison Clarke is a freelance historian and also works part-time at the Hocken Collections, University of Otago. After working in nursing for twenty years, Alison completed a PhD in history at the University of Otago in 2003. This was published in her first book, Holiday Seasons, and in various book chapters and articles, one of which won the Bruce Mansfield Award for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History, 2002–2003.
Alison has continued to research and write about various aspects of the social and religious history of nineteenth-century New Zealand, publishing further book chapters and articles. She has also written a centennial history of Dunedin student residence Knox College. In 2008 she received a grant from the New Zealand History Research Trust fund for her project on the history of childbirth.
Alison's current project is a history of the University of Otago, she shares some of this research on her blog University of Otago 1869-2019 ~ writing a history.
In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are.
Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock," and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.
It recounts the misfortunes of the escaped Irish convicts who set out to walk from Sydney to China, guided only by a hand-drawn paper compass, and explains the role of the coconut in Australia's only military coup.
Our nation's beginnings are steeped in the strange, the ridiculous and the frankly bizarre. Girt proudly reclaims these stories for all of us.
Not to read it would be un-Australian
"A sneaky, sometimes shocking peek under the dirty rug of Australian history." - John Birmingham
"Hilarious and insightful -- Hunt has found the deep wells of humour in Australia's history." - Chris Taylor, The Chaser
Challenging negativity and fear of childbirth, and brimming with everything you need to know about labour, birth, and the early days of parenting, The Positive Birth Book is the must-have birth book for women of the 21st century.
In The Blissful Baby Expert, Lisa Clegg draws on her own experience of motherhood and her professional life as a nanny and maternity nurse to share her essential, trusted advice. Gentle, reassuring and practical, her book guides you every step of the way from birth to two years. It includes:
- Equipment – what is essential and what is helpful
- Coming home – how to cope and bond in the early days
- Sleep – flexible plans to help your baby settle and sleep
- Feeding – guilt-free breast- and bottlefeeding
- Weaning – when to start and how to do it
- Q&As – common worries and what to do
- Development – what to expect and advice on toys
Every baby is different and this is why Lisa's book isn't a restrictive one-size-fits-all plan. Instead, she gives you the knowledge you need to trust your own instincts, build your confidence and learn to recognise what is best for your baby. With this knowledge, you'll enjoy calm, happy parenting and a blissful, settled baby.
'Do you guys know about Headspace...? It's kind of genuis.' Emma Watson
The best start for your baby begins with your mind
Widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost experts on mindfulness, Andy Puddicombe, co - founder of Headspace, is your friendly guide in this wonderful new approach to pregnancy, birth and new parenthood.
Whether you are trying for a baby, are mid-term, or have already arrived home with your new baby, this practical and reassuring guide will teach you and your partner how to calmly navigate the anxieties and demands of this epic adventure. With helpful exercises for both mother to be and her partner, Andy shows how to live mindfully and get the most from pregnancy and the early days of parenthood.
The Headspace Guide To...A Mindful Pregnancy provides you with tools to live mindfully during this rare and precious opportunity to nurture a healthy happy mind. Imagine creating the most peaceful environment possible for your child and this book will show you how.
In today's world, men are more involved in their wives'pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad'sGuide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-onguide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotionalaspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, suchas setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care ofyour newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time tobreak the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives,this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect duringthe first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed thelittle one.
You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the newtechnology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleanedfrom them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to takethe fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, newdevelopments on infertility treatments, and so much more!Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earthadvice and informationReveals how smoking leads to development problems and thepossible dangers of e-cigarettesShows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout thepregnancy and during the deliveryOffers practical tips for chronicling baby's life fromultrasound to year one
If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide ofwhat to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete,easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.