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
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
In the summer of 2008, 10 year old Coy Stewart shared his dream of becoming an actor with his parents. Their unwavering support of his dream changed the course of their lives...forever.
Since that... More > summer, Coy has appeared in a regional commercial for CARQUEST, performed on stage as Travis Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, guest starred on an episode of A&E's hit drama The Glades, and become a regular cast member of the PBS award winning children's show, The Electric Company. He currently stars as Kevin Kingston-Persons on the TBS hit sitcom, Are We There Yet?
The Unlikely Journey is the remarkable story of the Stewart family. Derek, Keisha, Coy, and Chayse. Follow them as they embark on an inspirational journey that will take them to places they never thought they would go and do things they never imagined they would do. Their true story is certain to inspire you and leave you believing that dreams do come true.< Less
Statistics show that African American males have higher rates of death by firearm, incarceration, unemployment, and relatively low levels of college graduation in comparison to White males. This book... More > is to give insight into the lives of Black families to help educators, parents, and community members develop best practices in raising, educating, and protecting young Black males. A Black Parent’s Memoir shares a lot of great advice from parents raising African American children and you can read the text numerous times and learn something new each time. In fact, the authors encourage you to reference this text often as a reminder to be the best parent or educator that you can be.< Less
ALL AUTHOR PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO HELP END CHILD ABUSE. Having grown up in an abusive family with a father who briefly went to prison for sexually assaulting one of his sisters, Edward Sternisha... More > writes about the struggle to be a parent to his own child from a pre-marital relationship gone bad. Edward takes you through a spiraling set of two stories that eventually become one in his life-long journey to break the cycle of child abuse. This hard-to-believe True Story even includes a daring car chase involving a dangerous rapist while also telling the stories of an exhaustive cover-up of years of sexual and physical abuse. This winding story is told to bring a voice to the many victims, who even as adults, still bear many scars from childhood. This author will not take one penny from the sales of this book. All author profits will be donated to programs working to end child abuse. Please encourage others to support this cause by buying a book.< Less
In the Name of Love Is a must read for adults and teens alike. Sylinda Mumphery brings to the forefront the challenges our children face today, i.e., pre-marital sex, drug abuse, absentee fathers and... More > mothers and how serious peer pressure can be. Imani, the main character of the book is a prime example of our modern day teen facing the daily challenges of either fitting in or walking the life that was presdestined for her.< Less
The Case for Christian Homeschooling is a clear, thorough, and compelling look, not at ideas and opinions, but data and statistics. We look at the beliefs, practices, and performance of high school... More > seniors, spiritually and academically. How exactly does the fruit of homeschooling compare to the fruit of public schooling?
The studies have been done; the research is available; the findings are clear, stark, and without ambiguity. Hundreds of thousands of Christian families make education decisions every year without knowing the facts. Let the facts be known.< Less
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. www.mamasnotebooks.com< Less
People around the world say:
In a child's lunch box, a mother's thoughts.
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you fall short, you will... More > land among the stars.
You are not a loser til you quit trying.
We change to win.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
If there is no wind, row.< Less
There are aliens among us. Really.
We’re not talking about Yoda or E.T. or even My Favorite Martian. We’re talking about the extraterrestrials that live in our very homes. They may... More > appear vaguely humanoid, but they have their own language, culture, rituals, eating habits. They are a distinct and separate race whose ways are not ours.
We’re talking, of course, about “Tweens.”
Lovin’ the Alien is a humorous look at life with a tween. How does a self-described “middle-aged mom” cope with the ups and downs of parenting an adolescent girl in the digital age?
With a little white wine, a lot of technology, and an unfailing sense of humor.
Based on the wildly popular blog, "Lovin' the Alien," this book is the perfect gift for parents of tweenagers. Or the perfect treat if you find yourself in that particular ... um ... otherworldly situation.< Less
The Parent's 20 Minute Guide helps parents utilize CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) and Motivational Techniques to help you change your child's substance use. Family members who... More > are trained in CRAFT are more likely (than those trained to do interventions or who attend Al-Anon) to reduce or stop substance use in their loved one as well as increase the loved one’s willingness to get help. In CRAFT, the concerned family member (that’s you!) also feels better. This guide will help you with such tools as: How to react when your child has been using substances and when he has NOT been using; How to co-parent and collaborate as effectively and smoothly as possible; Getting more of what you want to see from your child and less of what you don’t; How to talk to your child so that you are more likely to be heard; How to take care of yourself all along the way< Less
Madison illuminates her mother’s world. Some days, Jennifer White Gradnigo feels like Madison’s the only thing in her world. She wanted a child so badly before she met her husband that... More > she was in the process of adoption. When Madison came into their life, it truly was like Christmas. However, she didn’t fully realize how all-consuming motherhood would be for her.
In Motherhood: Not for the Weak, Jennifer talks candidly about what she experienced during her pregnancy and in the weeks immediately after giving birth. She never heard about most of what she experienced from anyone, including her sisters. Once she started sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly about pregnancy, it seemed to make others feel comfortable enough to do the same. Jennifer shares honest reflections about her pregnancy, birth story, and the first few weeks postpartum.< Less
A Most Powerful insight into making Right Choices and Right Decisions in life...from High School to many years as an adult. This book will give you simple, yet HIGHLY EFFECTIVE tools in dealing with... More > life increasing challenges. Many people do look back and say; "If I ONLY KNEW BACK THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW", my life would be different. This book is a MUST HAVE for: Parents, High School/College Students, Young Adults, Everyone. This book opens the door to conversations that many parents need to have with young adults under their care. It will motivate and inspire you to take action, set goals and help you inspire others. Parents, if you feel you haven't had adequate time to prepare your children for life beyond the home, this book would be a Great gift to yourself and to your children. This book can be a Homework Assignment for your children. Or better yet, a "How To Prepare For Life" assignment that you both can discuss in the days, months, and years ahead. It will definitely give them a head start in life.< Less
Alcoholism and Drug abuse is the number one threat to families in this decade. As we all live into our 80's and 90's, sobriety in MIDLIFE is more important than ever! Looking at your family's... More > history, back 1-2 generations has been the way therapists can see patterns in your life, too. Sobriety is possible! Staying sober can help your relationships, and your love life! I look into my past, and other clients history, as examples of how we all continue to work towards a balanced, happy life. I have been sober for over 20 years! Want to find out how you can do it?< Less
This story is written by a Mother and a wife who has been through many storms, and still continues to go through some, with the battle of one of out five children, in a bout with drugs and alcohol.... More > But, through faith, dedication, loyalty and perseverance, she continues to hold on to the only thing she knows that will last which is prayer and the word of God knowing and believing that Psalm 91:11 says, “For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee always”.< Less
Today’s headlines about the actions of twenty-first-century children tell us that they are in distress. Unusual behaviors surface as disobedience, failure to learn, anxiety about socializing,... More > excessive excitability, and inability to follow directions. What can parents do?
In this guide, Dr. Maria R. Burgio reminds parents that while many behavior problems are part of growing up, they must distinguish between normal behaviors and those that require help. She explains how children normally develop from infancy through adolescence and provides worksheets for tracking behaviors and identifying problems outside the normal range.
Dr. Burgio also identifies the special challenges of parenting twenty-first-century children, discussing topics such as sexual activity and substance abuse in children and adolescents, as well as how social media can effect social development.
As a twenty-first-century parent, you must get the information you need, for a wise parent is the key to a healthy child.< Less
The journey towards motherhood is not an easy one for any new mum-to-be, let alone one who has a long history of anxiety and depression. This book is a collection of diary style blog entries kept... More > over the course of one year. From the first positive pregnancy test (or four) to baby'a first christmas, this book chronicles one epic, and life-changing journey to becoming 'mum'. At times funny, often poignant but always honest, this is every new Mums' experience, from one girls unique perspective.< Less
Small Town, Big Dreams is a community anthology featuring the writings of a diverse group of residents from the Central Coast town of Guadalupe California. Here we have our parents, social-workers,... More > volunteers and community leaders sharing their life experiences and wisdom. Each is making a difference in their own way, using their own skills. Their ultimate goal is to help our community thrive and to give future generations the opportunity for a healthy and fulfilling future.< Less