When many things demand my time and energy, I can easily become stressed. This book helped me not only understand stress and why it occurs, but also helped me to find constructive and healthy things to do right in that moment so that I can keep my cool and calm down.
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You mean my teenager wants me to stand behind what I say?
Want to change your life? Cultivating a new habit might be the key. As Gretchen Rubin’s book explains, “Habits mean we don’t strain ourselves to make decisions, weigh choices, dole out rewards, or prod ourselves to begin. Life becomes simpler, and many daily hassles vanish.”
Do your kids struggle to eat anything green? This book by two mothers, one a pediatrician and one a speech-language pathologist, is filled with practical tips on how to help kids eat adventurously.
Are you struggling with your child’s behavior? The principles in this book may help you discover what needs your child is trying to communicate and how you can coach them to better behavior.
I love that this book gave me a greater sense of hope for myself and a deeper respect for my son. Often what I’m reaching for in a parenting book is a greater handle on myself and concrete principles to help me nurture my children. This book provides both.
In Daring Greatly, author Brené Brown goes to the heart of what many of us think, but never talk about—the hidden shame we feel about ourselves in various aspects of our lives and the reluctance to be vulnerable about sensitive topics.
Melton’s honest, open, brutiful (beautiful+brutal) truths have made me fall in love with her journey, respect my own, and understand how important it is to just show up for others. Read more about the best-selling book from the creator of Momastery.com.
Parents back home are a key factor in the success of a student’s academic semester or year abroad. This short book sums up what mothers (and fathers) should know before their child goes on a study abroad program.
Magical moments with your children are on their way! John Olive teaches in an entertaining tone just how easy, fun, and beneficial telling your kids stories can be. Bedtime will soon turn into one of your favorite parts of the day.
This book of “12 Essential Skills to be Confident and Classy in a Crazy World,” inspired this highschooler to look at life with a new lens. Enjoy this review from her perspective as a mother-in training.
We have spent less time on our phones and trying to chase the “shiny pennies” in life and have spent more time holding hands, reading to our kids, building train tracks with our toddlers, taking family walks, baking treats for neighbors and speaking words of love, encouragement and kindness. This book has changed us.