A Christian mother of seven shares her parenting successes and failures. I'm going to tell you like it is and not sugar coat anything. I've included lots of pracitical information I wish someone had told me when I was a new parent. Gain the wisdom and experience from a mom of seven children in a couple of hours. I am as candid and blunt as I would be with my own daughter. A concise parenting guide including a fool proof potty training method, how to handle temper tantrums in toddlers and teens, and how to deal with different personality types.. It is a candid exploration of parenthood. No topic is off limits.
Jeremy had tried to explain to his parents when he was seven, but their reaction had been so destructive that he hid his true feelings and simply withdrew from the family. He feared and disliked his older brother Richard too.
By eleven, something or someone had to break and it would not be Jem. A visit to his GP released him and the hidden emotions of those closest to him. That was when he learned about love, love of his family, what remained of it and love of a friend, expressing his real identity at last.
Above all she learned to love herself and her new persona, even though she seemed to have a multitude of oppressors.
Stop me when this sounds familiar... You are struggling with being an overachiever and perfectionism. You feel like you aren't good enough, worthy enough, or just not enough in general. You are looking for ways to decrease anxiety and start rebuilding self worth. You try so hard to do enough for everyone that you don't really take care of yourself. And all the while, you just feel like there isn't enough time in the day. You put yourself on the back burner and make sure everyone else is taken care of. You have hard time deciding what you want because you are making sure everyone else is getting what they want.
I have been there too. I have been a chronic apologizer. I have been a black and white thinker. I have had to work on defining truth, building boundaries, and learning how to make good decisions in life. I worried all the time that I would fail and that it would be a catastrophe. I worried about what people would think of me and practiced how to respond to things before they ...
A bad business deal
An unfaithful husband
A hacked computer
A sick child
A death - but was it?
Those are the things that take Kat and Blaine to the Caribbean. Some people think it's a great place for a vacation, but as they quickly find out, it's not just tropical drinks and sitting in the sun.
If someone wants to get lost in the islands, it can be pretty hard to find them. Good thing there's a pitbull and a fast speedboat to help.
This is the eighth book in the Midwest Cozy Mystery Series by two-time USA Today Bestselling Author, Dianne Harman.
We Can Learn a Lot by Reading Old Love Letters
Filled with love letters, and inspirational quotes, this is a book of hope; a book about young and old love, a book about growth, change and so much more. It's about self-worth, self-confidence, and self-love. And, it's even about forgiveness. It's a book about lessons learned, moving forward, and becoming better people. Each letter is filled with words of love and admiration. This book teaches us that we are right where we are meant to be. Let's relax and trust the process. This book is also meant for all who desire true love that lasts.
Who doesn't like reading a good love letter? Love Letters from Exes: Proof that Life Goes On After a Breakup and Love is What You Make It is filled with desire, passion, love, wisdom, and hope. Get it now and reap the benefits!
"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made like bread, remade all the time, made new." ~ Ursula LeGuin
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As her body, schedule, and relationships change, a mom-to-be craves more than just chocolate. With forty devotions offering truth and practical wisdom from transforming your heart as you grow into a mom to discovering insight to navigate your relationships, Expectant delivers many levels of inspiration. Questions are also included to help guide conversations with a partner or a small group. So prepare to be the mom you want to be as you focus on your baby, yourself, other grown-ups, and your new normal, and be encouraged through your relationships with others as you continue on your path to parenthood.
A 31-day devotional exploring the prayers of a woman's heart, Pitcher Full of Prayers is based on Taylor K. Arthur's "Pitcher Talk", in which she discusses how to fill back up to overflowing by first filling up one's own pitcher. From basic needs prayers to a prayer asking for a friend, this book reflects the universal needs of each woman to love and be loved, to feel beautiful, and to fulfill her own unique purpose in life.
"A delightful and wise work that will help parents create and maintain a home environment in which books and reading are joyfully valued."
-- Nancy and Larry Goldstone, authors of Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids and the Bond of Reading
Being a happy mom isn't about sailing through motherhood. It's not about having it all together or having the best kids. Parenting can be chaotic, stressful, and complicated. There are temper tantrums and sibling squabbles. There is self-doubt and frustration, even fear and uncertainty. But there is also laughter and love... and, yes, even bliss. Finding Mommy Bliss-Discovering Unexpected Joy in Everyday Moments helps moms take steps toward the parental happiness that can sometimes be hiding at the bottom of the laundry pile. Author Genny Heikka includes stories from her own experiences as a parent, along with practical advice, tips, and questions that moms can explore on their own or in a group setting. Filled with the humor, heartache, and humbling realizations that only parenting can bring, Finding Mommy Bliss makes for an encouraging, easy read for the busy mom who needs a few minutes of inspiration.
Is a Trafficking Victim the Only One Who Can Help Jean Break Free?
Jean has been called Blue Jean since childhood, but not because of her clothing. She wears nondescript colors and avoids people when she can. Her world is unhappy but predictable, until the new pastor and his handsome brother move into town. A chance encounter brings the town prostitute to church that Sunday, starting a chain reaction that will shake the church to its core.
Will Jean embrace the truth that will set her free, or will fear keep her captive forever?
"Rae brings to light difficult subject matter with empathy and restraint, gracefully exploring the pain of overcoming violation and trauma through the eyes of the victims... This is an uplifting story about the courage it takes to reform a community and care for the marginalized and neglected."
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If you loved Francine River's Redeeming Love, Shredded is for you!
Shredded was inspired by the Biblical story of the scandalous woman ...
Even if you were born in the wrong place, and you grew up dealing with a narcissistic mother, you can leave the past behind and build a better future by taking control of your life.
Caroline Foster, an experienced life coach, will lead you into a painful path of awareness, but she will also give you concrete advice to change your life for the better.
If you read this book:
• You will become aware of all the reasons why your childhood was so traumatic.
• You will learn how to deal with your narcissistic mother without being her victim any longer.
• You will find out all dysfunctional beliefs and habits that you developed during your childhood.
• You will learn how to contrast Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms.
The issue of toxic mothers challenges the status quo in so many ways but does need to be addressed. Adult children of narcissistic parents are often plagued with so much guilt and sense of deep obligation and shame that they feel duty-bound to keep ...