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About Mayim Bialik
Mayim Bialik is best known as Amy Farrah Fowler on America's no. 1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has received four Emmy nominations and a Critics' Choice Award nomination in addition to two Critics' Choice award wins. She also starred in the early-1990s sitcom Blossom. Mayim earned a B.S. from UCLA in Neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, and went on to earn a Ph.D. from UCLA in Neuroscience. She is the author of Boying Up and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Girling Up, as well as Beyond the Sling and Mayim's Vegan Table.
Mayim founded Grok Nation in 2015 as a platform for sharing her writing on everything from religious observance and modesty to women's issues to parenting to politics. She seeks to present herself as a normal, imperfect mom trying to make everything run smoothly in a world that often feels out of her control. Mayim lives in Los Angeles with her brave, bold and brilliant sons.
You can visit Mayim Bialik at groknation.com, follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MissMayim, and watch her videos at youtube.com/mayimbialik.
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Actress Mayim Bialik shares the concerns of parents everywhere: when it comes to nutrition and feeding your family, you want healthy meals, but also food that everyone can enjoy, and a balanced lifestyle that's inexpensive and fuss-free. Not only does Mayim share more than 100 easy plant-based recipes for dishes that are as delicious as they you are healthy, she has also teamed up with pediatrician Jay Gordon to offer:
- Basic nutritional information about a plant-based diet
- The real deal on raising kids on a plant-based diet (myths, debunked)
- Vegan family essentials (including a list of what to always keep in the pantry)
- Tips and strategies for easy meal planning and healthy eating out
And, of course, the food: you'll find recipes for Mayim's favorite breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts, including kid-approved meals like build-your-own tacos and mac n cheez, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired salads that parents will love, comfort-food classics like kugel and matzoh ball soup, and many more.
Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn’t follow the typical child-star trajectory. Instead, Mayim got her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do—she read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the “right” way to raise a child. That’s when she turned to Attachment Parenting, a philosophy and lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon.
To Mayim, Attachment Parenting’s natural, child-led approach not only felt right emotionally, it made sense intellectually and instinctually. She found that when she followed her intuition and relaxed into her role as a mother instead of following some rigid parenting script, both she and her children thrived. Taking into account her experience as a mother (and her scientific background), Mayim presents the major tenets of Attachment Parenting, including:
Baby wearing: How to “wear” your baby in a sling or a wrap to foster a closer bond with your child—it’s possible even for mamas with bad backs (and with big babies)!
Breastfeeding: Learn how to listen to your baby’s cues rather than sticking to a rigid schedule—and why people on airplanes love a nursing mother!
Gentle discipline: How to get your child to behave without yelling, threats, or time-outs—it really is possible.
Co-sleeping: How to avoid “sleep training” and get a great night’s sleep for the whole family.
Without the pretense and luxuries typical of so many Hollywood actors and parents, Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of Attachment Parenting, and how it’s become the guiding principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core principles underlying Attachment Parenting are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.
Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests and school…sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information.
Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test?
Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.
And as an added bonus, Girling Up is chock-full of charts, graphs and illustrations -- all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read.
Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by reading this book.
Praise for Girling Up:
"Bialik is encouraging without being preachy . . . many teens will be drawn to this engaging and useful book." --Booklist
"Ultimately, the author stresses that 'Girling Up' does not end with adulthood—it is a lifelong journey. Thanks to Bialik, readers have a road map to make this trip memorable." --School Library Journal
"Written in conversational style . . . the tone remains understanding, supportive, and respectful of the reader’s individuality throughout the text." --VOYA
Why does my voice crack like that? What should I eat to build muscle? How do I talk to someone I have a crush on? What do I do if someone calls me names or bullies me?
Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before -- and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. But it's easier to do if you're armed with facts.
Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of The Big Bang Theory, talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Using the same cool, fun, and friendly tone that she took in Girling Up, Mayim takes boys--and their parents!--through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today.
In six sections (How Boys Bodies Work; How Boys Grow; How Boys Learn; How Boys Cope; How Boys Love; and How Boys Make a Difference), she takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today's world, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.
Praise for Boying Up:
"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment." --Kirkus Reviews
"Boying Up hits all the hot spots and should be included in tween and teen library collections." --VOYA
Aufklärung auf Augenhöhe von ›The Big Bang Theory‹-Star Mayim Bialik
Erwachsenwerden ist nicht so einfach: Haare tauchen an den seltsamsten Stellen auf, Brüste wachsen, Stimmen brechen, Herzen auch. Die Meinungen der Freunde werden immer wichtiger, die Eltern noch nerviger – und als ob das alles nicht schon genug wäre, kommt noch der Druck hinzu, »männlich« oder »weiblich« oder schlau oder schön genug sein zu müssen. Schauspielerin Mayim Bialik – Amy aus ›The Big Bang Theory‹ – teilt Wissen aus ihrem Studium der Neurowissenschaften und persönliche Erfahrungen mit ihren jungen Leser*innen. Nach der Lektüre bleibt man mit dem Gefühl zurück: Wir alle müssen da durch – Jungs und Mädchen – und wir werden es mit Bravour meistern!