Motherhood is full of mysteries:
How did your husband's underwear get in the freezer? Who stuck the spaghetti all over the cat? What happened to the Thanksgiving turkey that was sitting on the table a few minutes ago? [and] Son, If you didn't go to the bathroom in the potty, where did you go to the bathroom?
As a parent, there will be many times when life just doesn't go the way you expect, and sometimes you just have to laugh. Returning author Kersten Campbell is a mother who's been there. Her sage advice and sense of humor in this collection of real-life anecdotes will help you keep your cool under pressure, let go of what you can't control, and enjoy the wild ride of being a parent.
We all know kids don't come with a manual and so far there's no app for fatherhood, but that doesn't mean you should parent empty-handed. Whether you're a dad to tots or teens, these simple but effective rules are here to help. Now you can apply the essential basics great fathers rely on every day and finally feel like you've earned that "World's Best Dad" mug.
Nobody ever said creating a family was easy. For many adoptive and foster families, the journey begins with the pain of infertility and learning to cope with the unexpected. Whether you conceive your children the old-fashioned way or open your heart and home for the miracle of adoption, building a family takes faith, hard work, and a lot of love, but the joys of being together make it all worth it.
In Conceiving in the Heart you will meet families of all shapes and sizes. Their stories are different, but the feelings that bind them to each other are universal. Join them in their miraculous journeys to becoming forever families and be inspired by these accounts of ordinary people with an extraordinary ability to love.
Deana Coreen Kastello shares her own experience of adopting, as well as many others in this heartwarming and sincere tribute to adoption and foster care. This beautiful collection of scriptures, poems, and true stories reminds us all that there is more than one way to create a family.