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Mommy Confidential: Adventures from the Wonderbelly of Motherhood By Melinda Roberts
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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
STOP YELLING, START LISTENING - Understanding Your Middle School Child By Darryl Sollerh & Leslie King, LCSW
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“Sage advice for frustrated parents.” KIRKUS REVIEWS Through their years of working with Middle Schoolers and their parents, Darryl Sollerh and Leslie King, LCSW, have developed a... More > compassionate yet realistic approach that takes into consideration both the parent and child's point of view. Filled with real-life examples, they examine the likely flashpoints for family conflicts, from Middle Schooler social lives to their homework habits, from their misrepresentations to their calls for fairness, from their demands for independence to their need for dependence. Sollerh and King's approach, at heart, seeks to spark an empathetic awakening in both parent and child, not only as they each meet the initially difficult phases of any challenge or crisis, but also as they move into the future, guided by a new awareness capable of supporting their ongoing efforts to grow in a relationship of shared dialogs, mutual respect and deepening understanding.< Less
Almost 18 " A Mother's Journey Through Grief " By Paula Marie Osipovitch
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My daughter Trisha left this world due to a reckless driver just one month short of her eighteenth birthday. Confusion, rage, anger, and denial became my new world. I felt alone, as if I were free... More > falling for years. But my words are a sanctuary. My desire is to bring awareness to other parents who have lost children. My message is to convey to bereaved parents that they are not alone on this journey and their feelings are not only acceptable, but also normal. I hope to provide a forum in which those who suffer as I have can compare their feelings along with mine, can share in the same emotions I have, as we try to learn the best way to continue moving along in a world that for us can never be the same.< Less
Handbook to Joy-Filled Parenting By Barbara Moon
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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