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.
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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.
Don’t have time for a long read? This book full of friendly suggestions might be just what you need to survive another day!
Ryan Anderson uses incredible wit, knowledge, and experience to help us examine how we interact with technology. He draws from his extensive background working with troubled teenagers and compliments that with extensive research to clearly, and cleverly, evaluate and help us improve our dynamic relationship with the cyber world.
Chris Hicks has been a movie reviewer for both newspapers and radio for over 30 years. In his book, he explains the history and process of getting a movie rated, as well as the politics and profit strategies at work. He also offers a passionate challenge to both Hollywood and parents to protect childhood by making and viewing movies wisely.
One of the most difficult challenges parents face is how to talk to their kids about sex, and so I am beyond thrilled that a resource like this book exists! I love that I can empower my children with knowledge and understanding that will build their self-worth and give them the confidence they need to ask questions and gain a healthy respect for their bodies.
Ironmom, the story of a woman who used Ironman races to cope after a personal tragedy, reminds us that most mothers have to dig themselves out of a hard spot at some point, so we need to learn to dig deep within ourselves and to rely on those who can help.
If you are in the early years of motherhood with little ones at home, this book is for you. The book feels like a conversation with a friend, one who invites you to reflect and examine how you can “stop and smell” your children more.
Are you looking to finally de-clutter your house? This book really is what it claims in the title: life changing. It’s an easy-to-read way that guides readers to systematically de-clutter their homes, and, in the process, their lives.
Jerry Braza uses the analogy of a garden, as well as wisdom from many different beliefs and cultures, to teach us how to cultivate goodness in our own minds. By doing so we create optimal conditions for developing “mindful relationships” with those we love.
Raising teenagers does present new parenting challenges. This book is helpful in identifying some of the hard things teenagers are going through and what we, as parents, can do to help them.
Children are hugely impacted by their parents’ marriage, good or bad. With that in mind, each chapter of Poelman’s book focuses on a different principle of strong marriages and includes several two-minute challenges that aim to strengthen marriages by making them more meaningful, intimate, fulfilling, and fun.