1001 Things it Means to Be a Mom The Good The Bad and The Smelly

1001 Things it Means to Be a Mom The Good The Bad and The Smelly
$9.99

So what, exactly, does it mean to be a mom?

No matter what phase of motherhood a woman finds herself in, she has one thing in common with all other moms: the need to feel appreciated and encouraged. Harry H. Harrison Jr.'s latest dose of trademark wit and wisdompays tribute to the many aspects required to be a mom. Ranging from new moms, working moms, single moms, moms of adult kids and more, 1001 Things it Means to be a Mom provides a big dose of praise and understanding that will leave moms from all walks of life feeling uplifted and highly valued. With two million books in the market, no one knows how to deliver such simple, powerful insights like Harry.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781404104365
Publication Date: 
2008-03-18
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1001 Things Your Kids Should See & Do: (Or Else They'll Never Leave Home)

1001 Things Your Kids Should See & Do: (Or Else They'll Never Leave Home)
$9.99

When it's time for your kids to leave home, will they be ready to face the world? Will they be able to handle the NYC subway system? Will they have experienced the challenge of a summer career camp? Will they be able to compare civilizations and governments around the world? Will their imaginations have been sparked in a foreign land? Will they know that tamales aren't edible until they take the cornstalk off? 

In 1001 Things Your Kids Should See & Do Before They Leave Home, best-selling author Harry H. Harrison Jr. has compiled the definitive book for preparing a child for adulthood. There's so much to do…and so little time.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781404104181
Publication Date: 
2007-03-01

5 Love Languages of Teenagers

5 Love Languages of Teenagers
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Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these peer pressures; it is still parents who can influence teens the most. Get equipped to be a better parent as The Five Love Languages of Teenagers explores the world in which teenagers live, explains the developmental changes, and give tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language.

Get practical tips on loving your teen effectively and explore key issues in your teen's life including anger and independence. Finally, learn how to set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences, and discover useful ways for the difficult task of loving when your teen fails. Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the lives of your teens and family. Over 400,000 copies sold!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802473134
Publication Date: 
2010-05-01

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know: What to Do, What to Say, and How to Behave

50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know: What to Do, What to Say, and How to Behave
$16.99

School, clubs, soccer practice, piano lessons, study groups, latte with friends, dinner with grandparents, sleepovers, birthday parties, shopping young ladies today are always on the go, their busy lives filled with activities and socializing. Girls interact with more people and in more places than ever before. But all of those opportunities to build friendships, make a good impression, and enjoy exciting experiences can go awry if she hasn t learned the basics of good conduct, respectful interaction, and thoughtful behavior.

While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, good manners are as critical today as they ever were. 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern update on the ageless idea that girls should know appropriate and courteous responses to any given situation. Good manners aren t just some quaint idea and old-fashioned concept from the past. They re an essential aspect of every young lady s path to adulthood and the skills she will need to thrive in whatever she chooses to do. In an ever-changing world, good manners never go out of style.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781401600648
Publication Date: 
2011-10-31
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7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom

7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom
$14.99
Being a mom in the twenty-first century is tough. The demands and requests made of moms makes balancing their responsibilities a challenging task.Through 7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom, mothers will learn how to work smarter, rather than harder, as they streamline the situations they encounter each day. With this practical resource, author Kasey Johnson teaches mothers how to set and reach their goals and embrace a new approach to the daily demands of being a mother and wife.A text about returning to the basics of mothering, this inspirational text will challenge women to redefine who they are in the eyes of their children and the world, and bring glory to God for His faithfulness and strength in being a smarter mom.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780834125520
Publication Date: 
2010-09-01
Author: 
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99 Thoughts on Hearing God's Call

99 Thoughts on Hearing God's Call
$5.99

Teenagers don't strive to be ordinary. They're passionate about making a difference and leading lives that matter. 

But discerning hot to follow God's plan in his thole process can be daunting. How do they recognize God's call? How do they know if they're following God's path or their own path? 

99 Thoughts on Hearing God's Call will assist your teenagers on this adventure. Drawing on his own experience as a youth pastor and a staff member at the Christ In Youth ministry, author Johnny Scott will help your students discover how to recognize God's leading and how to pursue God's specific call on their lives.

Teenagers don't strive to be ordinary. They're passionate about making a difference and leading lives that matter.
But discerning how to follow God's plan in this whole process can be daunting. How do they recognize God's call? How do they know if they're following God's path or their own path?
"99 Thoughts on Hearing God's Call" will help your teenagers on this adventure. Drawing on his own experience as a youth pastor and a staff member at the Christ In Youth ministry, author Johnny Scott will help your students discover how to recognize God's leading and how to pursue God's specific call on their lives.
They'll gain some truths from men and women in the Bible who were heroes because of their willingness to trust and obey God and follow his call on their lives. And Johnny passes along wisdom and advice on knowing when God is leading in a specific direction and staying focused on what matters most.
Help your teenagers lead extraordinary lives of significance as they recognize, hear, and follow God's call. God has amazing plans for their lives!
ISBN/SKU: 
9780764465277
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99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children

99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children
$15.00

Bostrom, author of the popular books 99 Things to Do Between Here and Heaven and Making

Space for the Spirit, offers fun, practical, and thought provoking ideas for nurturing the spiritual lives of children, parents, and families. Each of the 99 entries includes a Scripture passage, a theoretical or practical suggestion for weaving together faith and daily life, and a provocative challenge that encourages readers to spend some time contemplating the lessons learned.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664235369
Publication Date: 
2010-11-29

Angry Birds and Killer Bees: Talking to Your Kids about Sex

Angry Birds and Killer Bees: Talking to Your Kids about Sex
$13.99
If you've been dreading - or avoiding - answering that question, you're not alone. But it may be one of the most important questions you can answer for your child.Angry Birds and Killer Bees is a book that can help you turn 'The Talk' into an ongoing conversation that counters the myriad sources of bad information children are exposed to on a daily basis and helps them understand the beauty of true intimacy. Within the three main sections - Sex: Myths and Messages, Sex: Technology, Biology, and Intimacy and The Finer Points; STARTing the Conversation, you ll find information to help you talk with your children about sex, puberty, and relationships. You'll be able to help them: Navigate the social influences of their peers and the culture we live in;Understand the deep bonds that come from a healthy sexual relationship; andView sex as a beautiful, God-given gift that is designed to enhance our emotional and spiritual lives.This book is designed to teach you how and when to talk to your children about sex in ways that will help them grow into emotionally and sexually healthy adults.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780834130944
Publication Date: 
2013-10-01
Author: 
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Becoming the Parent God Wants You to Be

Becoming the Parent God Wants You to Be
$16.99
This curriculum gives parents the skills needed to raise kids in the real world. In 12 lessons, you’ll learn about how birth order affects your family, the difference healthy authority can make, and the power of parenting with love and limits.
ISBN/SKU: 
1576831000
Publication Date: 
2005-07-01

Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory

Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory
$14.99

Written by an adoptive mother and an adoptee daughter, Before You Were Mine offers a unique Christian perspective on creating a Lifebook that commemorates your child’s birth story. Complete with worksheets and advice from adoptive families, you’ll find that remembering and celebrating your child’s history can be fun, rewarding, and even redemptive. You’ll discover how to uncover and organize details of their birth story, make the story both truthful and positive, and use the Lifebook to trace God’s faithfulness. This powerful concept takes the guesswork out of how and when you’ll talk about your adopted child’s beginnings―and offers him or her a lasting memento that helps them overcome uncertainty and fear to rest in Christ’s unconditional love. How will you embrace your child’s birth story as part of God’s plan? Before You Were Mine will help you relax and rejoice in the beautiful story God is writing for your child.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780310331032
Publication Date: 
2011-10-18

Beyond the Brady Bunch: Hope & Help for Blended Families

Beyond the Brady Bunch: Hope & Help for Blended Families
$14.99
A message of hope for blended families, from a couple who have been in the trenches - and made it. Blending a family is far more messy and complicated than any television show portrays. Beyond the Brady Bunch is a heart book, not a how-to book. Christians who find themselves in the midst of step-family life often feel hopeless and far from God, struggling with grief and unforgiveness. From personal experience the authors have found that all the how-to steps in the world don't work if there isn't first a heart change. Speaking with honesty and vulnerability they share their own mistakes and how God dealt with their hearts. The book will help stretch hearts, minds and homes past the image of perfect and another happily ever after into the hope of God's promise to restore, heal and rebuild.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781434766458
Publication Date: 
2010-08-01
Author: 
Publisher: 

Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
$26.99

Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table?

What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones?

Should you be your child's Facebook friend?

As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain?

As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.

We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us. It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down the iPad and come to the dinner table.

Have iPads replaced conversation at the dinner table?

What do infants observe when their parents are on their smartphones?

Should you be your child's Facebook friend?

As the focus of family has turned to the glow of the screen—children constantly texting their friends, parents working online around the clock—everyday life is undergoing a massive transformation. Easy availability to the Internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from the unsavory aspects of adult life. Parents often feel they are losing a meaningful connection with their children. Children are feeling lonely and alienated. The digital world is here to stay, but what are families losing with technology's gain?

As renowned clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair explains, families are in crisis around this issue, and even more so than they realize. Not only do chronic tech distractions have deep and lasting effects, but children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot: close, significant interactions with the adults in their lives. Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and parents, and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater under-standing, authority, and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution unfolding in their living rooms.

We all know that deep connection with the people we love means everything to us. It's time to look with fresh eyes and an open mind at the disconnection we are experiencing from our extreme device dependence. It's never too late to put down the iPad and come to the dinner table.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780062082428
Publication Date: 
2013-08-13

Blessing on the Way: Counting Each Day While You're Expecting

Blessing on the Way: Counting Each Day While You're Expecting
$14.99
You’ve been blessed with a pregnancy and can’t wait to hold your baby in your arms. As you prepare to be a mother—again or for the very first time—these short, inspirational readings will help you grow your spiritual life even as new life grows inside you.

A Blessing on the Way is an attractive devotional that provides expectant mothers with an encouraging message for each day, as they count down the 280 days until the birth of their child. Each daily devotion features a short inspirational thought or quotation as well as a passage of Scripture. Additional pages are included with space for moms to record their personal thoughts and reflections as they prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781426780608
Publication Date: 
2014-03-04

Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children

Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children
$14.99
In the face of high unemployment rates, rising costs of living, economic recession, and the present generation’s general malaise, many parents feel obligated to offer prolonged housing and financial assistance to young adult offspring. But as time passes, how can these boomerang children be transformed into arrows loosed from the parental quiver?
Based upon an in--depth study of Psalm 127, Boomerangs to Arrows empowers parents to prepare themselves and their adult children for the time when those kids must be launched into independent, grown-up lives.

Chapters include wisdom for:
•Quivered Arrows
•Sanded Arrows
•Broken Arrows
•Bent Arrows
•Coated Arrows
•Flying Arrows

Also includes “Step Bows and Step Arrows,” a chapter for those co-parenting a spouse s child!
ISBN/SKU: 
9780817017125
Publication Date: 
2013-09-15
Author: 
Publisher: 

Born to Be a Blessing

Born to Be a Blessing
$14.99
Every child is born to be a blessing. Many parents experience overwhelming love when their children are born, andstrive to raisetheir children to experience a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Thisguide for parents enables them study, learn, and grow together to find answers toshared questions and concerns as they raise their children. Parents will deal with many areas of children's lives such as self-control, truth-telling, sibling rivalry, generosity, and making faithful decisions. Perfect for small groups, each sessionincludes Scripture, plus stories, and questions for meditation and discussion. Parents learn new tools to respond to their children in positive, Christ-like ways, and gives them the courageto face one of themost blessed jobs of all -- raising Christian children."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426706769
Publication Date: 
2009-08-01
Author: 
Publisher: 

Creative Family Prayer Times: 52 Fun Ways to Pray Together

Creative Family Prayer Times: 52 Fun Ways to Pray Together
$9.99
Creative Family Prayer Times is collection of 52 innovative prayer ideas to help you add meaning to family devotions. Divided into daily, monthly, and yearly activities, these hands-on, creative ideas will bring a change of pace to what you already do during family prayer.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781600062575
Publication Date: 
2007-09-21
Author: 

Family You've Always Wanted: Five Ways You Can Make It Happen

Family You've Always Wanted: Five Ways You Can Make It Happen
$15.99
Many feel bombarded by images and experiences of broken families. Believing this is not how God intended families to be, Chapman paints a biblical portrait of what a loving, stable family looks like, in this book that details five timeless characteristics that create a healthy family environment.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802472984
Publication Date: 
2008-09-01
Author: 
Publisher: 

Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl

Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl
$8.95

Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speak to the important business of raising daughters, and distill their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.


Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It s filled with helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She s not breakable. And accepting bittersweet reality: Prepare for the day when you re not the most important man in her life.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780761174899
Publication Date: 
2013-04-09
Publisher: 

Father to Son: Life Lessons on Raising a Boy

Father to Son: Life Lessons on Raising a Boy
$8.95

Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speaks to the important business of raising sons, and distills their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.


Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It s filled with the importance of nurturing responsibility: Teach him that the world will judge him by his actions, not his intentions. Fun stuff: Have tea with him in the afternoons. Serve cookies. And when he s ready to go: Hug him fiercely.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780761174882
Publication Date: 
2013-04-09
Publisher: 

Generation to Generation: Practical and Creative Ideas for Raising Kids to Know and Love God

Generation to Generation: Practical and Creative Ideas for Raising Kids to Know and Love God
$14.99
Raising children and teens to know and love God is a parent's duty, privilege, and maybe even most rewarding achievement! What parents do today as they sit down, get up, and walk with their kids is what they will do with their children, and so on . . . for generations to come.

In Generation to Generation author, parent, and youth ministry expert Wayne Rice challenges parents to enjoy their spiritual roles in their homes and find:
• Creative ways to communicate lasting values through family traditions and everyday family routines
• Tips for leading family devotions that won't make their kids groan
• Ideas for encouraging their children to grow in faith in their teen years
• Useful tips to help blended and single-parent families share their faith and values

In this intensely practical book, author, parent, and youth ministry expert Wayne Rice challenges parents to enjoy their roles as the primary spiritual caregivers for their children.

Generation to Generation
provides laundry loads of fun, effective, and easy-to-use ideas to help strengthen faith and knowledge through family life:
• games
• devotions
• service projects
• faith conversation starters
• tradition builders
• Bible studies
ISBN/SKU: 
9780784721254
Publication Date: 
2010-03-01

Habits of a Child's Heart: Raising Your Kids with the Spiritual Disciplines

Habits of a Child's Heart: Raising Your Kids with the Spiritual Disciplines
$14.99
Teach your children the basics of the spiritual disciplines. Broken down into bite-sized, age-specific exercises, the foundations of the Christian life will become lifetime habits. Practice the spiritual disciplines as a family by:
  • Serving others in a practical way
  • Simplifying schedules and possessions
  • Developing new habits of worship
  • Meditating on specific Bible passages
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781576834275
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-11
    Author: 

    Hugs for Mom: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire

    Hugs for Mom: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire
    $9.99
    This newly packaged edition of the original Hugs for Moms has a fresh, contemporary look and will make the perfect gift for any mom.
    Moms are usually the ones who give the hugs hugs of encouragement, hugs of acceptance, hugs of forgiveness, and hugs of shared joy. This little book is a way to give some of the hugs back to Mom hugs of love, thankfulness, devotion, and respect.
    The pages of this very special book are filled with hug after hug that express your warmest feelings and appreciation for Mom. Each portion of this collection is chosen to encourage and inspire her and let her know how very important she is to your life. Whether it s through one of the stories by the beloved storyteller John William Smith, one of the personalized scriptures by LeAnn Weiss, an uplifting quote, or one of the many inspirational messages to Mom, you ll find that these hugs reach deeply into the heart of Mom and tell her what she needs to hear. Share a hug that will last a lifetime!
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    I have an important message for you.
    It may come as a surprise, because this message is not repeated nearly often enough. Are you ready?
    You are greatly admired. It s worth repeating. You are greatly admired.
    And not just by your family by others, too. Some of your admirers are close acquaintances, others are strangers, but they all hold you in high regard. Why? Because you are a mother through and through. . . .
    Because you are totally in love with your family and are thoroughly prepared to show your love by giving all, asking little, and accepting less. . . .
    You may do many other things in your life on earth that will be productive and meaningful, but none will be as admired as being the beautiful mother you are. Excerpt from Hugs for Mom"
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781451656893
    Publication Date: 
    2012-04-03
    Author: 
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    Hurry Less, Worry Less for Families

    Hurry Less, Worry Less for Families
    $14.99
    "Hurry Less, Worry Less" is intended for all those busy women and men who want to slow their lives down but don’t quite know where to start. It offers quick tips, strategies for change, and an invitation to a Christian life. The author writes: “This book shares the path that I took and is written with the certainty that there is a better way to live, even in these hectic times…especially in these hectic times….An unexpected part of the journey was how God began to speak to me and help me grow….I discovered that part of the yearning inside me was for this underdeveloped part of my life.”
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687659142
    Publication Date: 
    2010-04-01

    Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms

    Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms
    $14.99
    Dear Busy Moms, This Book is for You

    You know the feeling. You’re constantly trying to fit everything – work, laundry, shuttle service, you name it - into 24-hours. You want to enjoy every day with your family but you’re just not sure where to begin.

    Author Judy Christie offers hope, inspiration, practical ideas and reminders of how important you are in Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms. So take a deep breath and refresh your life.

    Chapters include:

    A Map for Mom: Being the person you are meant to be

    Organization versus Procrastination: Assess, start, repeat

    Prayerful Not Fretful: Leaning of God in a hectic world

    Making Choices, Facing Changes: Realign as needed

    A discussion guide is also included.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687659159
    Publication Date: 
    2011-10-01
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    I Want You to Know: Dad, You're Dyn-O-Mite!

    I Want You to Know: Dad, You're Dyn-O-Mite!
    $7.99

    Look no further for the perfect gifts—for the groovy grads, dyn-o-mite dads, and mah-velous moms in your life. Each page of these fantastically fun and inspiring little volumes offers reasons why moms, dads, and grads are so special. And the great, gift-y packaging will delight your heart as much as theirs!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781616266363
    Publication Date: 
    2012-03-01

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