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Book Summary: It’s Not About the Broccoli

After watching her mother struggle with her weight and eventually die from obesity, sociologist Dina Rose determined that her daughter would have a better “food life.” Applying the principles of sociology, Dina taught her daughter healthy eating habits. She has since helped countless families in their quest to eat better and avoid dreaded food battles.

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How I Justify Mommy Fun

Being a mom and being with children can be fun, at least some of the time. But I’ve had a a few experiences lately that have shown me the value of pure fun, just for myself.

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Great Charts for Little Kids

The Degn family shares simple charts that are perfect for helping little kids finish their daily chores, earn toys they want, and understand the family’s weekly schedule.

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Book Summary: Bottled Up

I found this an utterly fascinating read despite the fact that I have breastfed my two children. It helped me to understand both sides of the “feeding frenzy” and feel more empathy towards all mothers.

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Book Summary: Advent with the Word

If you’re looking for ways to make your Christmas more Christ-centered, Aubrey Degn recommends Kirsten Holmberg’s Advent with the Word as a wonderful way to spiritually prepare ourselves for the holidays.

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Book Summary: What Doctors Cannot Tell You

As my children’s health care advocate, I really want to have a good relationship with our physicians and be able to communicate effectively with them. I felt like this book was a very helpful glimpse into the mind of physicians and provided me with practical skills to better partner with them.

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Book Summary: Get Organized To Keep your Family Sane

This free e-book packs dozens of helpful organizational tips in bite-sized pieces. When you’re feeling frazzled and disorganized, it can be overwhelming to sit down and read a huge book on organizing. These simple suggestions can get you on the road to sanity quickly!

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Book Summary: When Motherhood Feels too Hard

Filled with uplifting messages for each day of the month, When Motherhood Feels Too Hard is a powerful reminder of the divine role of mothers and the divine help they are entitled to. Through personal experiences, poems, scriptures and quotes, author Kelly Crawford offers mothers a spiritual lifeline for when it “feels too hard.”