Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls Into the Covenant : New and Traditional Ceremonies
Author: Debra Nussbaum Cohen
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
A Jewish family guide to celebrating the arrival of a new daughter focuses on traditional and unconventional ways to officially, and publically, welcome a girl into the faith and culture of Judaism. Original.
Celebrate Christmas in Hope Valley Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Whether it’s in the fictional town of Hope Valley in the early 1900s or in our lives today, nothing is more profound than celebrating God’s most important gift to the world. When God Calls the Heart at Christmas is about a celebration of faith, family, friends, and the most meaningful Yuletide traditions. Inspired by best-selling author Janette Oke and the Hallmark Channel original TV series When Calls the Heart, these twenty-five devotions not only explore “God-moments” from the series, but also commemorate favorite holiday recipes, stories, and traditions—many of them contributed by the Hearties, the beloved fans of the show. Journey with us to Hope Valley as we focus on all the reasons for this most blessed season. As shepherds and angels learned on that holy night so long ago, when God calls the heart at Christmas, you can expect a celebration.
30 Simple Crafting Projects to Welcome the New Arrival
Author: Catherine Woram
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
What better way to welcome a new baby than with a specially handcrafted gift? Catherine Woram offers gorgeous gift ideas for babies up to the age of one. In the For Baby chapter, there are adorable pieces for baby to wear or play with, including cute hats, bootees, and cuddly toys. For The Nursery is full of decorative items, such as a pretty crib mobile, decorated photo frames, and painted letters to spell out baby's name. Keepsakes is packed with ideas for gifts destined to become treasured heirlooms, including a patchwork blanket, a painted toybox, and a cross-stitch sampler. Perfect Presentation offers imaginative suggestions for cards and gorgeous gift wrapping. You needn't be an expert with the needle--many of the projects involve customizing bought items to turn them into unique personalized pieces. Others focus on painting and gluing rather than sewing. There is something for everyone, whatever their crafting ability. *Each project is beautifuly illustrated with step-by-step photography by Polly Wreford. *All the necessary techniques are explained at the back of the book.
National architectural magazine now in its fifteenth year, covering period-inspired design 1700–1950. Commissioned photographs show real homes, inspired by the past but livable. Historical and interpretive rooms are included; new construction, additions, and new kitchens and baths take their place along with restoration work. A feature on furniture appears in every issue. Product coverage is extensive. Experts offer advice for homeowners and designers on finishing, decorating, and furnishing period homes of every era. A garden feature, essays, archival material, events and exhibitions, and book reviews round out the editorial. Many readers claim the beautiful advertising—all of it design-related, no “lifestyle” ads—is as important to them as the articles.
In Sleep Like a Baby, the latest installment of Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden mystery series, Robin and Aurora's newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help the new parents for a few weeks when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside . . . but it isn't Virginia's. Now, not only does Roe have a baby to care for but a new puzzle to contend with - who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? 'A heroine as capable and complex as P. D. James's Cordelia Gray' Publishers Weekly
A little girls parents separate when she is a toddler. Her mother takes her to live with her family in a remote African village. Life is hard in the village, but the little girl lives a happy life. Her troubled life starts when she returns to live with her paternal relatives, who gang up to try to make it impossible for her to go to college. She perseveres, and struggles against them until she eventually obtains a government scholarship to go to college to study law.