The Duggars 20 and Counting

Author: Jim Bob Duggar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143918853X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find seventeen (baby number eighteen is due January 1, 2009) well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith. Readers will learn about the Duggars’ marriage—how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They’ll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they’ll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free—even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house. Answering the oft asked question—How can I do with one or two children what you do with seventeen(soon to be eighteen)?—Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls “serene chaos.” They show how other parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family’s Web site on a daily basis—especially after every national media interview and TV appearance—including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel’s “Meet the Duggars” series.

A Love That Multiplies

Author: Michelle Duggar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439190631
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Focuses on the principles that equip the Duggars to face life's challenges, sharing the difficulties their older children face as they prepare for adult life, and shows how parents can succeed whether they're rearing a single child or several.

Growing Up Duggar

Author: Jana Duggar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451679203
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this updated edition, the chapter on courtship has new stories and insights that reflect the experiences of the now-married Duggar daughters and how they lived out the principles of courtship all the way to the altar. Airing weekly throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, TLC's 19 Kids and Counting has made the huge Duggar family into a media phenomenon. The Duggar children are frequently asked, "Tell the truth; do you really agree with the lifestyle your parents have created for you?" Now, the four eldest Duggar girls-Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger-open up about the blessings and advantages of living the Duggar lifestyle. With a backdrop of the key relationships in their lives-relationship with self, parents, siblings, friends, boys, and God-the four Duggar girls also open up about their own personal faith and convictions, boys, dating, peer pressure, manners, living in a large family, politics, and much more. You'll learn how the family navigates the difficult years between twelve and sixteen and what the girls look for in a man, all in a frank and fun book that will inspire teens and adults alike. Including light-hearted stories about the younger kids' antics, Growing Up Duggar is a wise and entertaining trip into a family like no other.

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
Format: PDF, Docs
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Media Depictions of Brides Wives and Mothers

Author: Alena Amato Ruggerio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739177087
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Media Depictions of Brides, Wives, and Mothers, edited by Alena Amato Ruggerio, explores how television, film, the internet, and other media variously perpetuate gender stereotypes. The contributors to this volume bring a variety of feminist rhetorical and media criticism approaches from across the communication discipline to their analyses of how television, film, news coverage, and the Internet shape our expectations of the performance of women s identities. This collection includes studies of Bridezillas, Jon & Kate Plus 8, Sex and the City, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, The Devil Wears Prada, Practical Magic, momtini blogs, and Mad Men fan websites. Readers will learn to apply the insights from each chapter to their own sets of myths, stereotypes, and assumptions about gendered roles, and to recognize the possibilities for both liberation and domination when women s practices of marrying, mating, and mothering are represented and misrepresented in the media. This collection is an essential contribution to media studies and criticism of gender stereotypes in contemporary culture. Read the author's recent interview with Literary Ashland. You can also visit the author's website here."

Life Is Short No Pun Intended

Author: Jennifer Arnold
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476794715
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From the beloved stars of TLC’s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC’s hit show The Little Couple. Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen’s overcoming cancer. Now, for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success. They will open up about their struggles with cancer, infertility, adoption, and simply living life in a challenging world. Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education. A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult obstacle, Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public every day.

Becoming Sister Wives

Author: Kody Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451661304
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The open polygamists and stars of the popular reality television program offer their perspectives on their complex lifestyle, discussing how it feels to share a husband, how they make their family work, and their experiences of becoming public.

Multiple Blessings

Author: Jon Gosselin
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310324807
Format: PDF
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Eight children in three years? Impossible!Kate and Jon Gosselin have learned that, through God, all things are possible---though sometimes slightly improbable.Just three years after giving birth to twin daughters, Kate and Jon learned they were pregnant again---with sextuplets. In Multiple Blessings, Kate candidly chronicles the emotional and exhausting challenges she and Jon faced from the time the babies were conceived through the first two years of their lives.This amazing story of faith provides a heartening lesson in what it means to trust the faithful hand of God to provide the strength and courage to make it through life's seemingly impossible situations.

Understanding Your Teen

Author: Jim Burns
Publisher: IVP Books
ISBN: 9780830844876
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Parenting teenagers is one of the biggest challenges parents face. But fear not! Tackling the realities of our day, family expert Jim Burns shows how parents can help their teens attain a healthy self-identity, establish good relationships, make wise decisions, and grow in their relationship with God. Whether you're facing serious troubles or need simple tips for a better family life, this book offers help and hope.