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Raising, and Sometimes Losing, My Butterflies By Jillene Black
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A follow up to the story of the Black family who adopted fourteen children where you learn about the joys and heartaches that come along with raising a different kind of family. Jillene Black is the... More > mother of fourteen adopted children. She lives in Arizona with her husband. She has devoted her life to raising what some consider Arizona’s “throw away” kids. She is sharing their story in the hope that other foster care children will find their forever families.< Less
BETTER BY THE DOZEN, PLUS TWO By James and Kathleen Littleton
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Is there an uneasiness that tugs at you from your interior? Do you want to live in the world without being of the world? This book, written by parents in the process of raising fourteen living... More > children, unmasks many of the fundamental errors of our time, offering a concrete hierarchy of values or priorities to live by in the midst of a seriously disordered modern dominant culture. It is an appealing and interesting read for anyone and everyone designed to move the reader to serious reflection on the state of his or her life, and to hopefully come away with some helpful resolutions of a spiritual and/or practical nature. BETTER BY THE DOZEN, PLUS TWO includes anecdotes and a philosophy of life from a family of sixteen providing insights into the meaning and purpose of life, with the goal of helping the reader to achieve true happiness and fulfillment.< Less
The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: The Frequency Factor By Sheila Kippley
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Mothers average 14 to 15 months without menstruation after childbirth when they breastfeed according to the Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding. The author analyzes the research and focuses... More > on the seven mothering behaviors that define ecological breastfeeding. This form of baby care is the gold standard of going for the green. It is eminently healthy for mother and baby and will save parents many times the small cost of this life-changing book.< Less
Retraining the Black Sex Perception By Andre Whitmore
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Sex is at the base of racism and runs throughout its core. Immersion in European cultures distorts the sexual perceptions of Blacks and cause them to adapt mating, marriage, and family values that... More > perpetuate a reproduction and parenting disadvantage for African-Americans. Retraining the Black Sex Percetion analyzes the need for Black people to retrain their sex perception in order to counter racism and effectively parent future generations.< Less
Learning the Dance of Attachment By Holly van Gulden
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Learning the Dance of Attachment, An Adoptive/Foster Parent's Gude to Nurturing Healthy Development, is a child development guide specifically written for adoptive and foster parents. It explains... More > the normal stages of childhood emotional development and contrasts it with disfunctional behaviors caused by early life deprivation and abuse. This book is helpful as a training tool for potential foster and adoptive parents. Parents already facing frustrating and unexplained behaviors can read this guide to understand the causes of their child's misbehavior and learn tecniques to overcome problems. Child welfare professionals should use The Dance of Attachment as a support tool for clients and families.< Less
Deployed kids By Debbie Nichols
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Written by two sisters, age 13 and 10 who's single parent military mother deployed to Afghanistan and they went to live with their guardian/grandparents. A kid to kid guide book for military children... More > facing a parent's military deployment.< Less
Birth Movement: How To Use the Birth Sling, Squat Bar, Birth Ball, and Positions for Your No-to-low Intervention Hospital Birth By Jun-Nicole Matsushita
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Birth Movement is an instructional photo book. Each page features a position with color photographs taken in a hospital labor and delivery room; a code for appropriate use: laboring, pushing,... More > epidural, narcotic; and a description with instructions for the execution of the position This book is for pregnant women and their birth partners, doulas, midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, and obstetricians to learn how to use movement, positions and birth tools such as the birth sling, birth ball, and squat bar to support natural and low intervention childbirth in the hospital setting. The foreword is written by Katherine Parker Bryden.< Less
Without U - Raising A Child With Down Syndrome By Darlene J. Hollingsworth
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Without U is a practical book for families raising a child with Down Syndrome with application to any disability. THIS BOOK WILL INSPIRE YOU TO ACTION! A must read for parents, relatives, friends,... More > neighbors, and professionals.< Less
Double Duty Log Book for Twins By Kellie Asaro
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Ask any parent of twins and they will tell you that the early months are the most challenging. Caring for two babies at a time can become confusing and downright stressful. Who was fed when? Which... More > twin needs a diaper change? Is it time for the next dose of medication? With the Double Duty Log Book for Twins you can save your sanity and stay on schedule! Keep track of both babies with one convenient daily log. Quickly and easily fill in feedings, diaper changes, naps, medications, important appointments and other notes. Useful for parents and caretakers alike. Gain helpful insight into your twins’ sleeping and eating habits as well as general behavior patterns. Coil bound for easy access. Handy 3 month supply.< Less
Born in Africa, Conceived in Heaven: A Father's Journal By Dan Tarrant
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Born in Africa, Conceived in Heaven is the story of one man's journey to fatherhood, a journey that took Dan to many unexpected places and experiences that stretched him as a person, a husband and a... More > Christian. Dan readily admits that there were many times he "could not see the path forward." If not for a profound sense that God was calling so directly to adopt John and Nya, Dan says the only logical thing to do would have been to give up. Praise God that we walk by faith and not by logic alone. If you are a Christian, regardless of your Church, you'll enjoy Dan's search for God's will in the midst of his family's search to be a family. If you are not a believer, you'll be surprised at the organic rather than didactic manner in which Dan searches for and finds the role of God in his journey. Dan's original intention was to write this for his children. They are the primary audience in this series of journal entries. John and Nya, this is really your book. Thanks for sharing it with the world!< Less
Healing in a Violent Land By John Jarvis
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In recent times, America has been rocked again and again by violent mass shootings in parking lots, in movie theaters, on college campuses, and, most shockingly, in a first-grade classroom at Sandy... More > Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. Healing in a Violent Land is an effort by adult women writers at Bay Path College in Burlington, Massachusetts, to educate their peers on this heart-wrenching issue. At the same time, these writers-in-training model skillful ways to research and to write in MLA and APA research paper styles for other student writers. Above all, the book reinforces the principles that students learn to write best by writing about things that matter to them and by doing so for real world audiences beyond the classroom.< Less
{Unexpected} By Jennifer Jacob
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{Unexpected} is a collection of stories that include real-life accounts from families who have received a diagnosis of Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Families from around the world share what it was... More > like for them to receive a prenatal, birth, or uniquely timed diagnosis, and those families with a potential but unconfirmed diagnosis share their experiences as well. Readers will follow along as the contributors describe the many facets of their diagnosis experience and the range of emotions that came with it. {Please visit for our stories and for additional support}< Less
Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids: How to Teach Your Child About the Joy of Food! By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP
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Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a certified speech language pathologist who has specialized for over 12 years in helping children love a variety of food. Her practice focuses on the family and... More > teaching the fundamentals of parenting in the kitchen. Mel wrote this book in the same manner that she works with families; with an open heart and a touch of humor. Raising an adventurous eater is meant to be fun. Enjoy the journey! “This is a much needed book. Happy Mealtimes addresses the important and neglected topic of HOW to feed children. It has all the tools you need to help your child explore new tastes and enjoy eating!” - Carolyn Aibel, Ph.D.< Less
Turning The Corner By Jeremiah Griffin, Melvia Wallace
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Turning the Corner chronicles the experiences of the authors who have worked with thousands of participants with multiple challenges, including early life trauma. The book highlights The Inner... More > Journey Training© model that they used to help participants get back on track with their lives. In preparing participants for living wage jobs, the authors used a holistic approach to address both the lack of employable skills as well as the emotional, educational, behavioral, psychological, and other issues that contribute to their lack of success. This included problem solving at work and home, shifting cultural paradigms, and addressing the behavioral issues and belief systems that prevent participants from getting and keeping employment. Turning the Corner has two purposes: (1) to help practitioners understand the mindset of the participants that they serve and (2) to provide effective intervention strategies that assist the hardest to serve population in leading successful lives.< Less
Mama's Notebook: Weekly Planner and Organizer By Mama's Notebooks
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Mama’s Notebook provides you with an easy, flexible, and efficient way to organize your life. In one glance, you can coordinate your meal plan with the whole day’s events and tasks, and... More > there’s always ample room to take notes on the things that matter to you most! Unlike other planners, you can start up Mama’s Notebook on any week of the year, and you can skip weeks as needed. The back section of the planner provides you with easy reference sheets to help you schedule and shop efficiently.< Less
Groundbreaking Interventions: Working with Traumatized Children, Teens and Families in Foster Care and Adoption By Jeanette Yoffe, M.F.T.
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A book of 16 interventions designed to teach new and imaginative ways for working with traumatized children in foster care and adoption and their families. Groundbreaking Interventions provides a... More > wide variety of play-based methodologies that have been successful in working with children over the age of five in foster care and adoption.< Less
BEBÉS BIEN AJUSTADOS By Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani
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Descubra información bien documentada y de fácil lectura por parte de la Dra. Jennifer acerca: - Mejorar la fertilidad - Cuidado personal durante el embarazo - Cubrir sus necesidades... More > físicas y emocionales - Técnicas para aliviar el dolor en el parto - Cómo tener un parto seguro y natural - La lactancia materna, las fórmulas y el cólico - Primera nutrición para bebés - Consejos para la pareja y equipo de parto - Minimizar las toxinas nocivas - Alternativas a los fármacos - Cómo guiar el desarrollo de su hijo - Hábitos saludables en la dieta familiar - Y MUCHO más...< Less
The Road Map to Senior Care By Stephen Andriko
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Author Stephen Andriko provides expert analysis that affords the reader a non-judgmental approach to navigate through the maze of confusion that surrounds this extremely sensitive subject. He... More > discusses various delivery means such as in-home care or out-of-home placement. Further, he discusses average costs for the various alternatives and offers resources that can help along the journey. The purpose of the book is to minimize the effects that painful emotion can have on the decision process.< Less
Pure Birth Empowerment Guide By MELISSA CAMERON
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Pure Birth Empowerment Guide provides readers with perspectives that remind us all of the intuitive guidance that resides within. This is most powerfully observed during the time of pregnancy,... More > labor, birth and motherhood. This guide provides an opportunity to look within and understanding the true nature of birth, including the body, mind and spirit. Also included are prenatal yoga poses and guided meditations that help prepare women for birth.< Less
Conscious Parenting: A Guide to Living with Young Children By Stephen Spitalny
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Conscious Parenting; A Guide to Living With Young Children offers some basic principles to help you through the challenging moments that will arise in your life with young children. This accessible... More > guide includes many simple tools for you to use to enhance peace and harmony in your life with young children. If taken up, you will experience deeper connecting with your young children and an increase in your awareness of yourself. Taking up the suggested principles and practices will enhance your connecting with anyone.< Less
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Now, here he lay, lifeless in front of me in a coffin, without the ability to redeem himself from the blunder of abandonment and to become the father he could have been — without the chance to... More > explain why. Death had robbed him of the chance to make right the wrong he had done to his children .I know now, as a father, I can hurt my children more in life than I can in death, because they will remember the quality of our interactions together. However, I also know that if a child is not hurt because of your death, you may have hurt them while you were alive.< Less
Pictures from: The 58th Warren Family Reunion, E1T1 By Leonard Anderson
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E1T1, with the intent to reach one is a picture book of "The 58th Warren Family Reunion". It was created to visually document and stress the importance of FAMILY. In addition, Family is... More > celebrated through Family-history, Family-Love and Inspiration: A family effort that tracks activities and events during the 4th of July weekend, 2014. By: Leonard Ly Shawn Anderson: WARREN Descendant of Jewel Warren (Mother) / Paul James Warren (Grand Father) / Elijah William Warren (Great Grand Father).< Less
Memories and Thoughts By Dr. Benita Saplala Yap
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Dr. Benita Yap is a 90-year old mother, historian, educator, and storyteller. In 1945, her husband, Catalino, opened the doors to St. Anthony Institute (now called St. Anthony College of Technology... More > [SACT]), in Mabalacat. In 1947, Catalino married Benita and together in 1966 co-founded Dau Academy (now St. Mutien College). In 1993, Benita became President when Catalino passed and by 1995, Antonio (eldest son of Benita and Catalino) took the helm as President and founded SACT Graduate School along with other schools resulting into the St. Anthony School System, located in one of the largest provinces in the Philippines called Pampanga. With more than 65 years in academia, Benita continues to grace her students, faculty, family, friends, and colleagues with her continuous sense curiosity and wonder through the pursuit of lifelong learning. This book is part of a series.< Less
Kid-ganize! By Kristi Pelzel
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“KID-GANIZE!” is a word created to combine the words kid and organize because that’s exactly what this book is about – Kids Organizing! This topic is important because... More > organization, and the ability for kids to understand the concept and learn to do it independently, is at the heart of what families deal with almost every day. Although personal responsibility and self-organizing pertain to one person’s actions, there is an emphasis in this book on viewing it as a family affair. When a child in the home is able to independently manage their things, find their things, and take care of their things it increases the quality of life for everyone. Being organized translates into any environment. If taught successfully, these skills can stay with them as they make their way through school, sports, home life, and throughout their lives as they grow.< Less
Finding You In Fertility By Francisco Arredondo, Maria Quevedo
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The authors, a reproductive endocrinologist and a psychotherapist, will provide you with both expert information from a medical perspective and emotional tools to guide you through... More > fertility. Whatever your unique process, FINDING YOU InFERTILITY© can be a powerful element in preparing you for the family you will create. Our hope and intention that the emotional resiliency and self-discovery that this workbook provides will transfer into all other aspects of your life!< Less