Staff Picks

Can I Sit With You Too? By Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Byde Myers
Paperback: $18.00
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Can I Sit With You Too? is the second collection of stories from the Can I Sit With You? project. These new tales represent an even wider range of schoolyard experiences, including best friend... More > disappointments, new kid fears, harsh discrimination, living with disabilities, and emerging sexuality. By sharing moments from kindergarten through high school, these stories once again remind us that we are not alone: chances are, if it happened to you, it happened to someone else, too. The Can I Sit With You? project has been featured on NPR, and in live shows and readings from Seattle's Annex Theatre to the San Francisco Bay Area's Book Passage. Proceeds from this book benefit SEPTAR, the Special Education PTA that Jennifer and Shannon helped found in 2007.< Less
Communicate, Not Just 'Conversate' With Your Teen By Coach Nakumbe
eBook (PDF): $5.99
This handbook was created to teach parents how to respond instead of react to what their teens are doing or saying. When you respond to things, YOU are in control, when you are reaction mode, we are... More > not in control and fear has opportunity to creep in and guide our thinking. This handbook will take you step by step through easy to do lesson plans and action steps that will give you the confidence to respond instead of react and learn to gain respect not just feel validated.< Less
Handbook to Joy-Filled Parenting By Barbara Moon
Paperback: $19.95
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(4 Ratings)
Are you a new or expectant parent? Or are you seeking help and answers for your teen? Handbook to Joy-Filled Parenting is a comprehensive parenting book that can help you parent from birth to... More > college. Barbara Moon combines information about the latest research on how joy affects a child’s developing brain with practical, every-day tips for all ages. Drawing from her experiences as a mother, grandmother, nanny, counselor and mentor, Barbara illustrates her tips with stories and examples, emphasizing her passion for prevention of problems by following God’s design for life, while encouraging parents to face their own issues and find healing when needed. If you have a passion to be a good parent, Joy-Filled Parenting should be part of your library.< Less
Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood By Melinda Roberts
Paperback: $15.00
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(10 Ratings)
Take a woman fresh out of college, plop her down in Silicon Valley, saddle her with a mortgage, let her ride the tech boom, give her three babies in four years, slap her with the tech bust, watch... More > vicariously as her marriage disintegrates, end her career, and hand her a computer. What do you get? A memoir in real time adapted from the wildly popular weblog, The Mommy Blog.Mommy Confidential is a naked, brutally funny, endearingly honest chronicle of family life beset by disaster on many fronts. Mindy keeps her family together through catastrophic illness, four bouts of postpartum depression, financial peril, relationship Chernobyl, familial Waterloo, and job instability. All through it her sense of humor and her sharp, edgy, witty writing keep her together and upright.< Less