Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the chaos in your life? Ever felt like running away because it was all too much? Wanted to hide in the closet for a moment's peace and quiet? You know what you need? Some good ole mom humor!
If you need a break from the realities of this motherhood gig, wrap yourself up in the comfort of a book from someone who gets it. Heather chronicles real-life humiliation, embarrasses herself frequently, and shares the joys and heart-aches of helping her ADHD son find his place in the world while ensuring his brother doesn't get lost in his shadow. A successful day sometimes is simply managing to complete yoga class without passing gas.
Just Tell Me I’m Pretty delivers real-life stories of a woman who embodies the modern day struggle to be perfect, told with humor, honesty, and unabashed candor. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll ponder why moms talk so much about poop...
Grab your copy today - after all, it's the best book Heather's mom has ever read!
Can you come sit at the table? Tammy Letherer’s husband of twelve years spoke these words on a Tuesday night, just before Christmas, after he had put their three children in bed. He had a piece of paper and two fingers of scotch in front of him. As he read from the list in his hand, his next words would shatter her world and destroy every assumption she'd ever made about love, friendship, and faithfulness.
In The Buddha at My Table, Letherer describes—in honest, sometimes painful detail—the dismantling of a marriage that encompasses the ordinary and the surreal, including the night she finds a silent, smiling Thai monk sitting at the same dining room table. It’s this unexpected visitation, this personification of peace, that sticks with her as she listens to her husband reveal hurtful, shocking things—that he never loved her, he doesn’t believe in monogamy, and he wants to “wrap things up” with her in four weeks—and allows her to find the blessing in her husband’s betrayal. Ultimately, it’s when she realizes that she is participating in her life, not at its mercy, that she discovers the path to freedom.
A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life
You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.
What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD—and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together. Based on more than 25 years of experience counseling young people and their families, Dr. Saline’s advice and real-world examples reveal how parents can shift the dynamic and truly help kids succeed. Topics include:
Setting mutual goals that foster cooperation
Easing academic struggles
Tackling everyday challenges, from tantrums and backtalk to staying organized, building friendships, and more.
With useful exercises and easy-to-remember techniques, you’ll discover a variety of practical strategies that really work, creating positive change that will last a lifetime.
This book reveals hundreds of practical relationship tips you can use to save, enhance and sustain your marriage. Focusing on what makes successful marriages work, this book reveals the essence of four decades of interviews with happily married couples throughout the world. The findings demonstrate that no love survives without doing the simple things. The stories and advice included show couples how to do the simple things necessary for a happy marriage.
Written by a popular and very active couple known as "America s #1 Love and Marriage Experts," Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz help audiences around the world answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. They are frequent guests on radio and television, and in the print media. Their upbeat, positive approach to living happily ever after has been well received by their vast worldwide readership. With more than 37 years of research on successful marriage throughout the world and their own 52-year marriage, Dr. Charles and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz know what makes marriage work.
Slow down and take time for yourself—because a better you is a better mom!
The second book in the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, Get the Most out of Motherhood will help moms create balance, peace, and well-being in their homes, leaving behind their old ways of being constantly stressed-out and frantic.
In the first book, Ali focused on internal issues and taught women that by caring for themselves first, they can better care for their families and loved ones. This book is the natural next step for moms who now understand that a better you equals a better mom! She will guide women on how to embrace their best selves while parenting so they can strengthen relationships with their children, create systems in their homes that work, and actually enjoy doing it. It is divided into three parts:
Mindful mom mindsets: bring your best self to parenting
Mindful mom methods: systems for your home that work
Mindful mom moments: ways to bond with your kids
Easy and accessible, and filled with unique tools and ideas as well as personal examples that readers will relate to, this book will help moms go beyond the basics to build a healthier and happier family unit.
Author Robert J. Bernstein has found a different approach in helping people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on cognitive thinking, the goal is for people with ASD to be able to live in the world and connect with the people in it as themselves. Bernstein believes that whatever he does therapeutically must be on the individual’s terms—he or she must lead. Therapy examples are categorized by age groups, and demonstrate people with autism’s abilities to express their unique humanity, and engage more fully in the human interactions that give life meaning and make it worth the effort of getting out of bed every day.
Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey, a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities, have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job at Goodwill, she also moves into a newly remodeled cottage in her parents’ backyard and Linda believes that all their difficult times may finally be behind them.
Life, however, proves not to be so simple. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments with sex, considers a tubal ligation, and at twenty quits Goodwill and runs away with Emmett, a man more than twice her age. As Lindsey grows closer to Emmett, she slips further away from her family but Linda, determined to save her daughter, refuses to give up. A touching memoir with unexpected moments of joy and humor, Loving Lindsey is a story about independence, rescue, resilience, and, most of all, love.
While many people are quick to judge parents in the anti-vaccination camp, few actually take the time to learn about the reasons behind their choice not to administer shots according to the medical establishment’s schedule.
In this candid memoir about the very real damage vaccines inflicted on her family, author Bridget Long shares the horrors of watching her daughter fall gravely ill just days after getting multiple shots at her fifteen-month checkup.
Though Long struggles in the beginning, faltering without knowledge and naively trusting the medical establishment, she pulls herself out of despair and ultimately finds help for her daughter—and absolution for herself.
Though ridiculed and scorned, Long learns to trust her own instinct and intuition as a mother, and fights to be heard by the people whose greatest motivation is protecting their own interests and not her child's.
Honest, painful, and ultimately redemptive, Injecting Change will encourage anyone whose life has been adversely impacted by vaccinations.
It can be lonely parenting a special-needs child, but you are not alone.
A Memoir / Self Help book by Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim.
Parenting is a challenging journey, especially when raising a child who requires extra attention. There are days when it feels as if you're trapped in a dark cave with no way out. The lonesomeness and helplessness exhaust you. You may be looking for some words of inspiration to know that you are not alone.
A Mother's Heart is a book for any parent in a similar circumstance. This book is written by a mother raising a special needs son with a genetic disorder. It encapsulates both the elements of a memoir and a self-help book. The author candidly shares her need to make heart-wrenching decisions throughout the journey, including family life and working with the school systems.
This is a book not only helpful for parents with a special needs child, it will also give insights to individuals who may encounter or be involved with parents of special needs children.
Teens: How do you get your parents to hear you, take you seriously and prepare for your future? How to Raise Respectful Parents is your guide for how to do both.
Parents: Does your teen tune you out? Do you wonder how to communicate so they more easily tune in? How to Raise Respectful Parents is your guide to improved teen communication.
How to Raise Respectful Parents is a teen’s guide to navigating adult culture by equipping teens with communication skills. Each chapter introduces a new communication skill by using real world examples and conversations between parents and teens. Teens will feel empowered as they try their new communication skills at home, school and work, laying a foundation for entering adulthood. These skills empower teens while enticing parents to read and practice the relationship building and communication skills outlined in the book. Teens will learn how to grow meaningful, more satisfying relationships with their parents through sample conversations and communication exercises about popular teen subjects including homework, driving, friends, dating, social media and more. Tips are also included for helping teens deal with adult culture.
Written by Twylia G. Reid, Broken Wings is a true story of a mother's unwavering love and courage for her son in the aftermath of a car accident. Main character, Mylon, was in all respects a bright young man on track towards the future he imagined when his life changed forever. Reid walks readers through accounts of emotional struggle and moments of despair following the accident. She shares the pain of her son's TBI diagnosis; and her commitment to support him through recovery and learning to live anew. Like Reid's family, many families have been hit with unexpected events leading to the question, "... What just happened?" According to the CDC, "Approximately 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability and the consequences of severe TBI can affect all aspects of an individual's life. This can include relationships with family and friends, as well as their ability to work or be employed, do household tasks, drive, and/or participate in other activities of daily living." Despite being a non-fiction, Broken Wings is memorable. It has all the elements of an inspiring read from gripping truths and descriptive imagery to finding hope. This is a story that will leave an unforgettable mark on the minds of readers.