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.
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The Turning is the book Jennifer Brimhall has waited for her entire life. Find out why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Crystal Pain, of Money Saving Mom, has created a step-by-step guide to help women find balance and joy in motherhood.
Want to know more about Power of Moms’ amazing new book? Mary Jenkins provides an insightful summary of Motherhood Realized.
Happily Ever After is the recently released book by Trista Sutter, who is most widely known for her role on the television show The Bachelor and as the original Bachelorette. This book really opened my eyes to what true gratitude is–that developing a grateful heart has more to do with our perspectives and how we choose to see things.
Through stories from her vast experience as a clinical psychologist and school consultant, author Catherine Steiner-Adair helps us understand that while it’s not necessary to totally eliminate tech, for the survival of our families it is absolutely imperative that we keep it in balance.
Showing Heart is the emotional retelling of a family’s journey through adversity and it is full of so many great messages for mothers. It reminded me that through trials and hardship a family can grow and bond together.
Author Kim John Payne asks if we are building our families on “the four pillars of ‘too much’: too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and too fast.” Then he discusses four layers of simplification: 1) environment; 2) rhythm; 3) schedules; and 4) filtering out the adult world.