Book Summary: Good Pictures Bad Pictures (with a giveaway!)

No one likes to talk about pornography. No one wants to talk about pornography. But Jenson and Poyner’s book resolved my feelings of fear connected with this difficult subject, and replaced them with a feeling of empowerment. For the first time, I feel confident talking about pornography with my kids.

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Book Summary: The End of Absence

This book isn’t meant to be a prescription with 10 easy steps to living a healthy digital life; it is more of a meditation of both life before and after the Internet, and the very real consequences that come from each of us literally having the Internet in the palms of our hands.

Book Summary: A Survival Guide To Parenting Teens

Joani Geltman’s Survival Guide covers 80 known problems that parents are likely to encounter while raising teenagers. She draws on her large pool of experience to give parents short and effective, valuable, and even fun-loving solutions that will help them understand and communicate better with their teens.

Book Summary: Making Grateful Kids

I have to admit, when I first looked at this book, I thought, “What do you need to write a whole book about this for? You just teach your kids to say ‘thank you’.” But after I spent some time with the book, I realized there was a lot more to this gratitude thing.


Book Summary: Happiness is a Habit

When I first picked up this book I thought it would be all about how I need to do more, be more, add in new goals to my already busy life. What it really has done is open my eyes to just how much daily habits can make a difference in our lives, for better or for worse.

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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.

Book Summary: The Element

Ken Robinson’s book focuses on teaching why it is so important that we find what we are passionate about–our “element.” He explains how creativity is vital to a fulfilling life, and how there are limitless types of intelligence and ways of being creative–in other words, no one is stupid or unimaginative.

Book Summary: The Miracle Morning

Anny Quail share the details of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life (Before 8 am)–a book she is passionate about because it changed her life.