Packed with common-sense suggestions, spiritual musings, and hilarious tales of Danielle’s own gang of eight kids, Mom to Mom, Day to Day is sure to keep any mother reading, reflecting—and laughing! Includes a resource list for Catholic parents and a prayer at the end of each chapter.
Danielle Bean, editor of Catholic Digest, and Elizabeth Foss, an award-winning blogger, team up to offer daily doses of inspiration, wisdom, and hope for Catholic moms. Now back in print in response to high demand, Small Steps for Catholic Moms gives busy mothers a year's worth of sustenance: brief daily challenges about which to think, pray, and act. Small Steps for Catholic Moms offers daily prompts and suggestions—small steps—for every day of the year to encourage Catholic moms to attain that elusive balance between action and contemplation in everyday life. Each day’s entry includes a short prayer from a saint, a personal prayer composed from the hearts of two mothers, and a small call to action, making this the perfect prayer companion for the busy mom looking for bite-sized spiritual nourishment.
Being a mom is one of the hardest and most important jobs a woman can have. Being a mom in recovery is even more challenging. In Moms to Moms, counselor Barbara Joy shares the stories, advice, and inspiration from more than 60 mothers in recovery from across the United States who have struggled with addiction. These are women of all ages, races, and religious affiliations who candidly share their experiences: the challenges of being a mom in recovery, the values they want to teach their children, and their fears, struggles, and accomplishments. This is a book that offers help and hope to busy, stressed out moms in recovery; a book they can turn to again and again to find inspiration, comfort, and advice. Joy offers evaluation tools and strategies for positive parenting, journaling activities for reflections, and affirmations designed to relieve stress and reinforce positive behavior.
This book is a subjective account of stories my mother told me. It is not written for historical accuracy. Rather, it is a celebration of my heritage. The book is a sharing of stories that Mom told me of her life from her arrival in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada. Mom was born in rural Newfoundland in the early 1900s. During the first fourteen years of her life, she and her family lived a very isolated lifestyle. Things changed one day when she got on a sled. The journey from dog sled, to ship, to train was an introduction to a change of lifestyle. There would be no going back to a winter house. If you are interested in what her life was like prior to this, please read the previous book entitled: Moms Stories. As you read, I hope you will visualize the life of a single woman in-service, grasp her desire for independence, travel with her in your mind back to an isolated community and experience her reaction to the physical environment of that time and how it impacted her world view. I compiled these memories so that future generations would know something of the heritage and the struggle that she faced as life in town changed her. Allow me to reiterate that I do not promise a factual account of any of the events. I cling to the personal accounts of our Mom as she told them to me.
How I Lost More than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life
Author: Nancy Makin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek memoir about a woman who lost and found herself online. Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five and suffered from obesity-related maladies. Due to shame and logistics, she was homebound for a dozen years. But all that changed when she received a computer. In cyberspace she found the friendliness, the connection, the acceptance and the nurturing she'd been missing for so long. She followed no particular diet plan; no surgeries, pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a part, and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds and kept it off for more than seven years. Her tale is one of redemption and shows a growing America that there is hope...if you believe.
He moved across the country with the love of his life to follow his dreams of becoming a Hollywood film star. The next thing he knew he was waking up in a holding cell. After his release he returned home to find his girlfriend had left him, and had taken all her possessions with her. Caro did not know how to cope with his loss. As he begins writing a letter to his estranged love he discovers Christianity and the meaning of true love. Caro struggles with bipolar depression and the shame of his past as he comes to terms with an alarming reality that he always dreaded. He is alone...and he had wounded the person he loves the most.