If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Author: Bonnie Compton,Familius Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944822637

Category:

Page: 224

View: 9463

If I Knew Then provides guidance for mothers to self-reflect and dig deep to discover what is important to them from their own perspective. Only from that space can a mother discover how to be the best, most authentic mother for her child.If I Knew Then provides mothers a detailed guidebook for their journey as a mother, complete with the latest understanding and tips for healthy parenting and motherhood. Practical, educational, and inspirational, the book provides self-reflective questions and guided journaling exercises for mothers, specifically related to aspects of their lives and mothering. If I Knew Then engages mothers in an interactive experience that will help map their own journey of motherhood, consciously creating it as they move through the book gaining insight and making personal choices. The text and exercises also guide mothers to mindfully choose the legacy of values and attitudes that they want to pass to their children. As a result, they will be given the opportunity to become a calm and connected mother . . . a mother who is also confident in her journey.
Family & Relationships

The Parent Fix

When Parents Change . . . Kids Change

Author: Maggie Stevens

Publisher: Familius

ISBN: 1939629837

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 6841

Have you ever tried to change another person? If you have, you probably know it is next to impossible. Most parenting books teach parents how to change the child. The Parent Fix focuses on the parents, emphasizing a parent’s need to change to inspire family improvement. If our greatest joys and sorrows come from family relationships, are we truly happy when we are in control of our loved ones? That deep joy we are searching for comes as we watch those we love learn lessons that change their own lives. To have this change it is the parent who must change. In today’s age of troubled youth, broken families, and mixed messages from the media, our families are fighting a tough battle to succeed. With the increase in drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, gang violence, and teenage suicide, many of our families are failing. Parents need help. There is power in parenting—correct parenting. Rather than focusing on the kids, as so many other self-help books do,The Parent Fix stresses that when parents change, kids change. Focusing on key principles like correct judgement, taking time, education and more, Stevens provides concrete ways parents can change their own behavior to improve the behavior of their children. As a mother, Maggie spent years researching and found the answers needed to successfully raise five children. With over thirty years of practical experience, Maggie knows the answers that make a difference. When parents change . . . kids change.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Being There

Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters

Author: Erica Komisar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109294

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 271

View: 3438

In this important and conversation-starting book, veteran psychoanalyst Erica Komisar offers a provocative and compelling premise- a mother's emotional and physical presence in her child's life--especially during the first three years--means that her child has a greater chance of growing up emotionally healthy, happy, secure, and resilient. aWhen that essential presence goes missing, the child is at higher risk for social, emotional, and developmental issues, both immediate and long term. a Compassionate and balanced, and focusing on the emotional health and well-being of children as well as that of the mothers who care for them, this book shows mothers and fathers how to give their children the best chance for developing into healthy and loving adults. Based on more than two decades of clinical work, established psychoanalytic theory, and the most current and cutting-edge neurobiological research on caregiving, attachment, and brain development, the book explains- - How to establish emotional connection with a newborn or young child--regardless of whether you're able to pause your career to stay home - How to select and train quality childcare if necessary--and how to ease transitions and minimize stress for your baby or toddler - What's true and false about widely held beliefs like "Babies are resilient" and how to combat feelings of post-partum depression or boredom - Why three months of maternity leave is not long enough--and how women and their partners can take control of their choices to provide for their family's emotional needs in the first three years
Family & Relationships

Buddhism for Mothers

A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children

Author: Sarah Napthali

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458780236

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

View: 1562

Become a calmer and happier mother with Buddhism for Mothers. 'This is an excellent, practical guide to everyday Buddhism not just for mothers, but for everyone who has ever had a mother. ' Vicki Mackenzie, author of the bestselling Why Buddhism Parenthood can be a time of great inner turmoil for a woman yet parenting books invariably focus on nurturing children rather than the mothers who struggle to raise them. This book is different. It is a book for mothers. Buddhism for Mothers explores the potential to be with your children in the all-important present moment; to gain the most joy out of being with them. How can this be done calmly and with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking? How can mothers negotiate the changed conditions of their relationships with partners, family and even with friends? Using Buddhist practices, Sarah Napthali offers ways of coping with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood. Ways that also allow space for the deeper reflections about who we are and what makes us happy. By acknowledging the sorrows as well as the joys of mothering Buddhism for Mothers can help you shift your perspective so that your mind actually helps you through your day rather than dragging you down. This is Buddhism at its most accessible, applied to the daily realities of ordinary parents. Even if exploring Buddhism at this busy stage of your life is not where you thought you'd be, it's well worthwhile reading this book. It can make a difference.
Family & Relationships

Deliberate Motherhood

12 Key Powers of Peace, Purpose, Order & Joy

Author: Power of Moms

Publisher: Familius

ISBN: 1938301919

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6391

The outstanding authors of Deliberate Motherhood have let the trials and hardships of motherhood mold them into better people. Whether the change includes learning patience when the two-year-old “paints” your walls with the black permanent marker or forgiving a teenager who screams “I hate you,” or loving more when that naughty child doesn’t really deserve it, it’s a change that refines us—or as the dictionary describes it, “removes impurities, makes something more effective or become more elegant.” That is powerful! You may think that everything has been said about motherhood, but the delightful thing about Deliberate Motherhood is that every mother/author is one-of-a-kind. They each come from different backgrounds, have different parents, are married (or not) to different people, and certainly have “different” children. Each of the 12 “Powers” provided in this book is a crucial component to help you in your motherhood. And the best part is that you don’t need to do it all at once. You can focus on one “power” a month, and over the course of a year, you’ll see great changes in yourself and in your family. The mark of a great book is that it makes you think . . . and it helps you change . . . which in the case of this book, is an absolute guarantee!
Fiction

The Mother's Promise

A Novel

Author: Sally Hepworth

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466889926

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1741

Sally Hepworth novels are "sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up." —Library Journal (starred review) All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter, Zoe, have been a family of two, living quietly in Northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life. Desperate to find stability for Zoe, Alice reaches out to two women who are practically strangers but who are her only hope: Kate, a nurse, and Sonja, a social worker. As the four of them come together, a chain of events is set into motion and all four of them must confront their sharpest fears and secrets—secrets about abandonment, abuse, estrangement, and the deepest longing for family. Imbued with heart and humor in even the most dismal moments, The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters and the new ways in which families are forged.
Religion

The Magic of Motherhood

The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything In Between

Author: Ashlee Gadd

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031008461X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8027

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts. The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.
Biography & Autobiography

Mother Daughter Me

A Memoir

Author: Katie Hafner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812984595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9153

The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions. Dreaming of a “year in Provence” with her mother, Katie urges Helen to move to San Francisco to live with her and Zoë, Katie’s teenage daughter. Katie and Zoë had become a mother-daughter team, strong enough, Katie thought, to absorb the arrival of a seventy-seven-year-old woman set in her ways. Filled with fairy-tale hope that she and her mother would become friends, and that Helen would grow close to her exceptional granddaughter, Katie embarked on an experiment in intergenerational living that she would soon discover was filled with land mines: memories of her parents’ painful divorce, of her mother’s drinking, of dislocating moves back and forth across the country, and of Katie’s own widowhood and bumpy recovery. Helen, for her part, was also holding difficult issues at bay. How these three women from such different generations learn to navigate their challenging, turbulent, and ultimately healing journey together makes for riveting reading. By turns heartbreaking and funny—and always insightful—Katie Hafner’s brave and loving book answers questions about the universal truths of family that are central to the lives of so many. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Mother Daughter Me “The most raw, honest and engaging memoir I’ve read in a long time.”—KJ Dell’Antonia, The New York Times “A brilliant, funny, poignant, and wrenching story of three generations under one roof, unlike anything I have ever read.”—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone “Weaving past with present, anecdote with analysis, [Katie] Hafner’s riveting account of multigenerational living and mother-daughter frictions, of love and forgiveness, is devoid of self-pity and unafraid of self-blame. . . . [Hafner is] a bright—and appealing—heroine.”—Cathi Hanauer, Elle “[A] frank and searching account . . . Currents of grief, guilt, longing and forgiveness flow through the compelling narrative.”—Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle “A touching saga that shines . . . We see how years-old unresolved emotions manifest.”—Lindsay Deutsch, USA Today “[Hafner’s] memoir shines a light on nurturing deficits repeated through generations and will lead many readers to relive their own struggles with forgiveness.”—Erica Jong, People “An unusually graceful story, one that balances honesty and tact . . . Hafner narrates the events so adeptly that they feel enlightening.”—Harper’s “Heartbreakingly honest, yet not without hope and flashes of wry humor.”—Kirkus Reviews “[An] emotionally raw memoir examining the delicate, inevitable shift from dependence to independence and back again.”—O: The Oprah Magazine (Ten Titles to Pick Up Now) “Scrap any romantic ideas about what goes on when a 40-something woman invites her mother to live with her and her teenage daughter for a year. As Hafner hilariously and touchingly tells it, being the center of a family sandwich is, well, complicated.”—Parade
Family & Relationships

The Present Parent Handbook

101 Ways to Use Ginger to Fight Disease, Manage Symptoms, and Feel Beautiful Natrually

Author: Timothy Dukes

Publisher: Familius

ISBN: 9781945547133

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 5723

The Present Parent Toolkit addresses both the dilemmas and delights in each parenting moment, providing practices to manage both. With an A-Z approach, parents will learn how to be more mentally and emotionally available to their children.
Psychology

The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships

The Truth About Karma in Relationships

Author: Carmen Harra,Alexandra Harra

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698190114

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 7766

Licensed clinical psychologist, intuitive counselor, and upcoming Bravo celebrity Carmen Harra shows readers the power of karma! When it comes to our interactions with family, friends, and the people we live with or work with, the drama can be overwhelming and confusing if we aren’t guided by love—the karmic cure for every hurt, rift, misunderstanding, conflict, and betrayal. In her new book Karma Queen: The Truth About Karma and Relationships, Carmen Harra draws upon her knowledge of psychology and metaphysics, her experience as a therapist and counselor, and her own relationships to help readers untangle the complexities of their relationships and get the most out of them. This book applies Carmen’s ideas to all types of relationships, because she firmly believes that karma affects every relationship in our lives—including whether we ever meet our soul mate. Rich in practical, solid advice, the book will also feature stories drawn from Carmen's new reality show and from her life.
Family & Relationships

Mitten Strings for God

Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry

Author: Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 044693092X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 7939

Mothers are pulled in a million different directions while trying to give their kids fulfilling, productive, joyful childhoods. They mistake activity for happiness, and fill their kids' heads with information when they ought to be feeding their souls instead. This is a book for mothers who yearn to find a balance in their own and their children's lives. Through stories and suggestions, Katrina Kenison shares her insights into how to celebrate life's quiet moments, softly reminding busy mothers to pause and remember the deep sense of well-being that comes from a listening ear, an open heart, and a quiet little space carved out of time.
Family & Relationships

Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years

Author: Laura Davis

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 030781677X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

View: 3838

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.
Parenting

The Conscious Parent

Author: Shefali Tsabary

Publisher: Hodder Faith

ISBN: 9781473619388

Category: Parenting

Page: 304

View: 2941

Conscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children. The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.' The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
Religion

Treatise on the Love of God

Author: Saint Francis de Sales,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 561

View: 4921

THE following Treatise presents, at first sight, considerable difficulties. They do not arise from any defect in the Saint’s mode of expression, but are inherent in his subject and manner of treatment, “going deep down into the roots” of the Love of God. Thus he speaks in his Preface, and continues: “The first four books, and some chapters of the others might doubtless have been omitted without disadvantage to such souls as seek only the practice of holy love. . . . I have been forced to say many things which will appear more obscure than they are. The depths of science are always somewhat hard to sound.” But he tells us that the state of the minds of his age required this deeper treatment; and whatever may be thought as to the best way of presenting modern religious teaching to an age so ignorant, so shallow and so unthinking as is our own with regard to spiritual truths, there can be no question that this masterpiece of the chief doctor of ascetic theology must not be brought down to our level, but that we must raise ourselves towards it. Aeterna Press
Social Science

Loose Leaf for AM GOV 2017-2018

Author: Ralph Baker,Joseph Losco

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259444937

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 2292

Designed with today’s students in mind, AM GOV is a concise, magazine style program that teaches students how to think critically, and politically. With an emphasis on current events, AM GOV engages its readers through approachable content and digital tools that are proven to help students better understand and connect with the concepts and language used in the AM GOV course.
Literary Criticism

Degrees of Freedom

American Women Poets and the Women's College, 1905-1955

Author: Bethany Hicok

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838756935

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 4184

In this original contribution to the history of American poetry in the twentieth century, Bethany Hicok traces the influence of the women's college on the poetic development of three major American poets--Marianne Moore at Bryn Mawr, Elizabeth Bishop at Vassar, and Sylvia Plath at Smith. Drawing on extensive archival research, Hicok argues that each poet was part of a supportive but also competitive community of writers and scholars who honed their writing skills in college classes and on literary magazines. This story, however, is not a monolithic one, nor is it a narrative of unbroken progressiveness. Surprisingly, as Hicok demonstrates, the Bryn Mawr from which Moore graduated in 1909 was more enlightened in certain respects than was Smith College in the 1950s, when Sylvia Plath swept all the awards in English. Nevertheless, Hicok's study demonstrates how academic communities provided young women with a sense of cultural authority at different times, and in different ways, in America.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The Good Sleeper

The Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby--and You

Author: Janet Krone Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805099433

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 304

View: 4534

A clinical psychologist who developed a Sleep Disorders Treatment Program at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center uses her years of experience to help new parents train their infants to become great sleepers through proven methods and practices. Original.
Health & Fitness

Sacred Pregnancy

A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms

Author: Anni Daulter

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944443

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 332

View: 9770

Sacred Pregnancy was written to help the pregnant woman journey within herself to prepare for the birth of her baby. Sacred Pregnancy is a gorgeous four-color book especially created for mothers-to-be to reflect on the many personal milestones of the full gestation period of a pregnancy.
Family & Relationships

Yell Less, Love More

How the Orange Rhino Mom Stopped Yelling at Her Kids - and How You Can Too!: A 30-Day Guide That Includes: - 100 Alternatives to Yelling - Simple, Daily Steps to Follow - Honest Stories to Inspire

Author: Sheila McCraith

Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)

ISBN: 1592336337

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 4153

A 30-day guide for parents includes 100 alternatives to yelling; simple, daily steps to follow; and honest stories to inspire parents to calmly discipline their children. Original.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Mantras Made Easy

Mantras for Happiness, Peace, Prosperity, and More

Author: Sherianna Boyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440599971

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 6911

Discover the power of your words! Your cellphone rings--you automatically reach for it. Your child calls for you--your innate response is to go to him. Just like you are programmed for these responses, so too can you train your brain to manifest your life's goals and dreams. It is as amazing and powerful as it sounds--and it is entirely possible with the help of mantras. Simply put, mantras are syllables or phrases you repeat. The act of repeating these words can energize you, aiding you to manifest your ambitions. In Mantras Made Easy, you will learn how to positively influence your thinking as well those around you. Whether you hope to achieve happiness, forgiveness, peace, or wealth, there are mantras here to guide you. With coaching from professor and counselor Sherianna Boyle, you will tap into the power of this ancient practice and unlock your true potential. From overcoming challenges to starting a whole new chapter of your life, the 200 mantras in this book will allow you to achieve your highest potential and become a source of infinite love. If you're ready, just say the word.