. They mistake activity for happiness, and fill their kids' heads with information when they ought to be feeding their souls instead. This is a book for mothers who yearn to find a balance in their own and their children's lives.
The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's MemoirGrand Central Publishing #ad - The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store. Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, unremarkable moments of everyday life, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.
The gift of an ordinary day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, and a slower pace, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.
Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in ContentmentGrand Central Publishing #ad - She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon. More a spiritual journey than a physical one, a life, Kenison's beautifully crafted exploration begins and ends with a home, a marriage.
But this metamorphosis proves as demanding as any trek or pilgrimage to distant lands-it will guide and inspire every woman who finds herself asking "What now?". No longer indispensable, no longer assured of our old carefully crafted identities, no longer beautiful in the way we were at twenty or thirty or forty, we are hungry and searching nonetheless.
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The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's EducationHarperOne #ad - This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy and awe—the essence of a positive childhood. The homeschool approach of past generations is gone—including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home.
The wild + free movement is focused on a love of nature, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked in the pages of this bookThe Call of the Wild and Free offers advice, educators, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, reading great books, making the entire world a classroom, information, pursuing interests and hobbies, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids’ traditional educations.
The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's Education #ad - Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and advice you need for creating a modern, inspiration, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, quality homeschool education. Inspired by the spirit of henry david thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free.
Permission Granted: Be Who You Were Made to Be and Let Go of the RestZondervan #ad - All you have to do is give yourself permission to show up as your gloriously imperfect self. Trying to fix yourself is exhausting. From award-winning blogger Melissa Camara Wilkins, come and find a stunningly simple path to confidence and clarity. With refreshing honesty and insight, melissa invites you to move from the either/or dichotomy into a spacious freedom of embracing the both/and - brave and scared, messy and real, gloriously imperfect and absolutely enough.
Gain confidence with the freeing practices of dropping the mask, abandoning the experts, and understanding your real assignment. This is your permission slip to be your whole, human self. For everyone who feels the pressure to fit in, and get it together, measure up, Permission Granted is a life-giving invitation to soul-level simplicity.
Permission Granted: Be Who You Were Made to Be and Let Go of the Rest #ad - . But being yourself - that is both possible and life-giving. This is a story about making life simpler by letting go of who you think you're supposed to be and becoming who you really are. With wit and compassion, melissa explores how to be present, show up as your real self, and get comfortable in your own skin by aligning the truth inside you with the life you live on the outside.
The key is a simple heart-shift from chasing after perfection to learning to tell a truer story about ourselves, the world, and our place in it. Melissa camara wilkins invites you into her journey of discovering the profound simplicity of dropping the pretenses and allowing ourselves to be fully human - flaws and all.
Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional MotherhoodInfused Communications #ad - You can apply the same techniques of efficiency, intention, and purpose that you've used in other careers to your most important position in life--motherhood. Steady days takes you through the process of becoming a professional mother: one who is organized and excited to spend time with your young children.
If you've ever felt overwhelmed by a lack of direction in your parenting, this book can help. Written with busy moms in mind, Steady Days contains 40 short, manageable chapters. You will discover how to:* develop a plan for your day to efficiently juggle the many jobs you hold* Spend creative, and join in as you learn together* Keep track of the memories you will make with your little ones* Find inspiration to help you maintain your enthusiasm, flexibly-structured time with your children* Revel in your children's natural curiosity, even in the face of challenges.
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and LifeTarcherPerigee #ad - Enchantment is about ease, not striving. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, the flu, and state academic standards? In this book, experience for their kids, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience--homeschooling her five now grown children, even enchanting, and training homeschooling families around the world--to show parents how to make education an exciting, developing curricula, parental self-doubt, whether they're in elementary or high school.
If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart shows parents how to make room for surprise, and adventure in their family's routine, mystery, risk, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward.
The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life #ad - Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, can approach life with curiosity, too, joy, and the courage to take learning risks. Publishers weekly bestseller · a joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday lifeParents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids.
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Introverted Mom: Your Guide to More Calm, Less Guilt, and Quiet JoyZondervan #ad - Martin lifts these burdens from your shoulders, reminding you that your steady strength is exactly what your family needs in this chaotic world. Jamie shares vulnerable stories from her own life as well as thoughts from other introverted mothers, letting you know you're not alone. M. Her practical suggestions and creative inspiration are enhanced with quotes and insights from four beloved writers--Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, L.
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Note: written from a christian perspective life as Mom is LOUD, guilt, but you long for quiet When the volume of family life clashes with your personality, frustration, and overwhelm naturally result. In introverted Mom, author Jamie C.
Awaking Wonder: Opening Your Child's Heart to the Beauty of LearningBethany House Publishers #ad - Childlike wonder can become lost in the fog of formulas that view children through the distorting lens of social expectations. But in our fast-paced, technologically driven society, it's easy to lose sight of the innocence, outcome-based, potential, and uniqueness of each child. As a parent, you want to send your children into the world with healthy minds and vibrant faith.
You want to develop a strong foundation for them. Through these pages you will· gain confidence in your role as a god-designed guide and teacher for your children· help your children awaken to the wonder all around them· develop healthy minds that can stand up against societal norms, The Awaking Wonder Experience, providing them with a life-giving education and a love for learningThe companion guide, will help readers apply the principles in practical ways.
Awaking Wonder: Opening Your Child's Heart to the Beauty of Learning #ad - Awaking wonder helps parents unearth the hidden potential of their child's imagination, learning capacity, and ability to engage authentically with the world. Bestselling author sally clarkson will help you reach your child's heart of wonder through the principles that guided her in raising four children, all of whom made it into adulthood with a vibrant faith intact and are now flourishing in creative, high-performing professions.
Quotidian Mysteries, The: Laundry, Liturgy and "Women's Work" Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality Book 1998Paulist PressTM #ad - The bestselling author of the cloister Walk reflects on the sanctifying possibilities of everyday work and how God is present in worship and liturgy as well as in ordinary life. Definitely not “for women only. ”.
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Bring delight back to your homeschool. Have you fallen into a routine of checking boxes? Do you wonder why you don’t have time to focus on building your children’s character and love of learning?That can change. Better together" teaches you how to design a part of your homeschool day where the entire family can learn together.
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Inside you’ll discover:-why every family can benefit from Morning Time — no matter what homeschooling method they use.