by Maralee McKee (Goodreads Author)
This book shows you how to be that mom.
In best friend style, Maralee McKee takes y…more
This book shows you how to be that mom.
In best friend style, Maralee McKee takes you through her own struggle of growing up abused, being a young widow and feeling lost and less than everyone else until an etiquette book answered a twenty-year prayer and changed her into the happy, outgoing, well-received woman and mom she is today.
Our ability to feel confident and comfortable in our own skin, to be viewed favorably by others and to have meaningful friendships and family relationships is the key to our life's happiness. Manners show us how.
Become you at your best and then pass along everything you are to your child so they can be the most impressive, kind and thoughtful child, tween or teen on the block today and then an adult who soars to the highest heights.
With humor, stories from her daily ups-and-downs with her boys, and the simple, savvy, sincere formulas she's developed for teaching and implementing change that have made Maralee McKee America's go to Manners Mentor and the writer of the most read social skills blog in North America, you'll learn something on every page that your child will thank you for teaching him or her!
"This book is a wonderful compass for moms." ~Kim Alexis
Awarded the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Excellence in Parenting Books!
*Published in October 1, 2012. [close]
by Susan Newman (Goodreads Author)
Little Things Long Remembered, updated for today's time-strapped families, offers hundreds of ways to create treasured childhood rituals. Chock full of thoughtful and loving ideas that mean a lot-especially to children.
Chapters are divided into convenient time frames: Gestures to strengthen family ties that take seconds, activities when you have five minutes, half an hour, or the entire weekend. Plus special circumstance suggestions for when your child is not feeling well or when you travel, for birthdays, major and minor holidays--including a set of Cardinal Rules to insure whatever you do is fun, builds character and celebrates your family.
Small parcels of time well spent shape long-lasting memories that are the backbone of family unity...and the glue that holds families together. Every single day offers fertile ground for creating positive recollections. Dig in to find "little things" that will inspire loving remembrances of growing up...and of you.
Little Things Long Remembered is the perfect new baby, Mother or Father's Day, or any day gift for parents and grandparents. [close]
by F. Douglas Brown
Tracy K. Smith, author of Life on Mars and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, selected F. Douglas Brown's Zero to Three…more
Tracy K. Smith, author of Life on Mars and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, selected F. Douglas Brown's Zero to Three as the winner of the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Established in 1999, this first book award is dedicated to the discovery of exceptional manuscripts by African American poets who have not been professionally published. Winning volumes are published on a revolving basis by the University of Georgia Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, and Graywolf Press.
The poems in Zero to Three focus on parenting and, more specifically, fatherhood in the midst of difficult situations and current events, such as Travyon Martin, Hurricane Katrina, and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Zero to Three refers to the developmental period (conception to toddler age) that many clinicians and pediatricians believe is the most fundamental period for children whose delicate brains are undergoing drastic and formative change. Research also shows that parents, too, undergo formative change during this period alongside their children. The poems in this collection mark both the change in the child and the father, keeping in mind that the father is also a son himself. These poems, while not the definitive stance on parenting and fatherhood, capture a gestational period that extends beyond the womb, and exceeds beyond the grave. Zero to Three celebrates pop culture and family and laments the anguish and frustration of a parent losing a parent or a parent losing their temper, all while rejoicing in the fact that parenting is a wonderful mystery to witness.
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
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