Everything That Makes You Mom

Author: Laura Lynn Brown
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426770375
Format: PDF, Mobi
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All those years of advice, of her words of wisdom, of loving, of scolding, of laughing... You are you because she is your mom. Celebrate every memory. You've known your mother all your life. Show her you were paying attention with this keepsake book inspiring you to reflect all you've observed back to her, one memory at a time. Thoughtful and playful questions serves as a springboard for recording your memories. Quotations about moms the world over add reflection and wit.

The Wonder Years

Author: Leslie Leyland Fields
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825445221
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Women past a certain age often feel like they are fading into the background of life. The nest is emptying, limitations are increasing, and fear about aging and the years ahead grow. Even women of faith can feel a waning sense of value, regardless of biblical examples of godly women yielding fruit long after their youth is gone. But despite a youth-obsessed culture, the truth is that the second half of life can often be the richest. It's time to stop dreading and start embracing the wonder of life after 40. Here, well-known women of faith from 40 to 85 tackle these anxieties head-on and upend them with humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom. These compelling and poignant first-person stories are from amazing and respected authors including: Lauren F. Winner Joni Eareckson Tada Elisa Morgan Madeleine L'Engle Kay Warren These women provide much-needed role models--not for aging gracefully but for doing so honestly, faithfully, and with eyes open to wonder and deep theology along the way. Each essay provides insight into God's perspective on these later years, reminding readers that it's possible to serve the kingdom of God and His people even better with a little extra life experience to guide you. The Wonder Years is an inspiring and unforgettable guide to making these years the most fruitful and abundant of your life.

Passed and Present

Author: Allison Gilbert
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 158005613X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Passed and Present is a one-of-a-kind guide for discovering creative and meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive. Inspiring and imaginative, this bona fide "how-toÓ manual teaches us how to remember those we miss most, no matter how long theyÕve been gone. Passed and Present is not about sadness and grievingÑit is about happiness and remembering.Ê It is possible to look forward, to live a rich and joyful life, while keeping the memory of loved ones alive. This much-needed, easy-to-use roadmap shares 85 imaginative ways to celebrate and honor family and friends we never want to forget. Chapter topics include: Repurpose With Purpose:Ê Ideas for transforming objects and heirlooms.Ê Discover ways to reimagine photographs, jewelry, clothing, letters, recipes Ñvirtually any inherited item or memento. Use Technology:Ê Strategies for your daily, digital life.Ê Opportunities for using computers, scanners, printers, apps, mobile devices, and websites. Not Just Holidays:Ê Tips for remembrance any time of year, day or night, whenever you feel that pull Ñ be it a loved oneÕs birthday, an anniversary, or just a moment when a memory catches you by surprise. Monthly Guide:Ê Christmas, Thanksgiving, MotherÕs Day, FatherÕs Day, and other special times of year present unique challenges and opportunities. This chapter provides exciting ideas for making the most of them while keeping your loved oneÕs memory alive. Places to Go: Destinations around the world where reflecting and honoring loved ones is a communal activity.Ê This concept is called Commemorative Travel.Ê Also included are suggestions for incorporating aspects of these foreign traditions into your practices at home. Being proactive about remembering loved ones has a powerful and unexpected benefit:Ê it can make you happier.Ê The more we incorporate memories into our year-round lives Ñas opposed to sectioningÊ them off to a particular time of yearÑthe more we can embrace the people who have passed, and all thatÕs good and fulfilling in our present.Ê Ê With beautiful illustrations throughout by artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Passed and Present includes an introduction by Hope Edelman, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters.

A Mother s Bouquet

Author: Julie Merberg
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740742187
Format: PDF, Docs
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It takes an effort to think of a scene or person and match it with a single scent. But catch even the slightest whiff of a poignant smell, and you'll be flooded with memories and associations so vivid you can almost taste them. A Mother's Bouquet pairs that chemistry and emotion with a charming collection of stories, factoids, literary excerpts, recipes, and quotes about mothers and grandmothers - all with an olfactory glow.Readers will revel in the evocative fragrance of the four scent patches scattered throughout this book- apple pie, talcum powder, gardenias, and perfume. These universally appealing maternal aromas enhance the sensual text and whimsical illustrations for a winning combination of warmth and nostalgia. Also included are mouth-watering recipes for comfort food favorites, from Mom's chicken soup to chocolate chip cookies, and quotes from literary sources such as Rebecca Wells's Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."The scents of a mother - from her face cream to her favorite flower - envelops us from the moment we leave the womb; reassure us as children; bring us back to a safe, warm place whenever we catch a whiff of Chanel Number 5, marinara sauce, cheap white wine, lavender, expensive wool, or whatever scents evoke our own moms," reads the text. Mmmm,

Making Memories

Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 9780684872643
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Full of great ideas for crafts and anecdotes on family life, this collection invites mothers and daughters to create lasting family traditions and enjoy a renewed sense of appreciation for family. Illustrations.

My Bouquet of Kisses

Author: J. D. Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983348818
Format: PDF, ePub
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Twins, Jan and Joe, have a childhood riddled with secrets. Bits and pieces of truth are unveiled in underhanded and at times accidental ways. Mom reveals that she's adopted them. Magically, their biological mother appears. Jan clings to hope, believing she has come to rescue them, but her dream becomes a nightmare as she is quickly disappointed. As teenagers, Mom makes the decision to leave sunny California. The great migration leads them to Pass Christian, Mississippi. The transition is met with mixed emotions as they attempt to create family bonds with their biological family in nearby New Orleans. J D Anderson lays out her unabashed memoir vividly capturing the emotions felt while enduring a childhood filled with abandonment and emotional and physical suffering. Uncertainty invades her world as she discovers she cannot escape her past until she confronts it. A classic with emotional chills that soon turns into a tale of strength.

The Mother Letters

Author: Amber C. Haines
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 149340170X
Format: PDF, ePub
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After his wife Amber had given birth to three boys in three years, Seth Haines saw that she needed encouragement in the day-to-day drama and details of motherhood. Secretly collecting nearly six hundred wise, honest, and sometimes hilarious letters from other mothers across the world, Seth compiled these "mother letters" as a gift for her. Amber and Seth have chosen the best of those letters--including letters from some of the most influential writers and bloggers online today--to include in a beautiful book perfect for the mother in your life. Each mother-to-mother letter offers encouragement, advice, and vulnerable honesty about the struggles and joys of motherhood. These letters show that no matter how many times mothers feel like they've failed, they are still doing their greatest work. So for the mom who thinks she's the only one out there who just can't find time for a shower, Mother Letters shows her that she's part of a grand and diverse group of strong women who are saying to her, "Me too. But we can do this."

Chicken Soup for the Soul A Tribute to Moms

Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453275363
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms will help you show your thankfulness to the many moms in your life, be it your mother, stepmom, mother-in-law, or even your best girlfriend who is a mother. It's your chance to tell them how much they mean to you and how much you care.

Running with Scissors

Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429902526
Format: PDF
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Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

The Teacher Diaries

Author: Callie Feyen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781943120215
Format: PDF, ePub
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What *do* teachers feel when facing William Shakespeare, tales of family feud, breathless kissing scenes-all in front of a class of teens who are keeping their heads down (and threatening to fall asleep or plot their next prank in the process)? We may never know what our own 8th or 9th grade teachers felt. But, on this count, educator Callie Feyen has done us a favor. She has written a poignant memoir-'The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet.' It begins with a kiss. Then, page by page, it reveals her generous, hopeful, and humorous heart. For teachers everywhere, this is a beautiful book to help them remember why they teach. For those of us who just love to get the juicy details of what someone in a challenging position *really* thinks, this book will satisfy (and sometimes make us laugh, or cry). ***Bonus classroom activities included.