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Author: Mary Ostyn
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459620582
Release Date: 2011-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

A SANE WOMAN'S GUIDE TO RAISING A LARGE FAMILY is written from the practical, experienced perspective of a mother of ten and has thoughtful, helpful answers to important questions, such as: Can a mother meet the needs of multiple children without drowning in sheer neediness? How can a moderate income stretch to include more children? How can you make space in your home work for you? What are some ideas for handling mountains of laundry? How can you preserve time for yourself and your marriage? How can you manage multiple children and their activities?

Large Family Logistics

Author: Kim Brenneman
Publisher: Vision Forum
ISBN: 1934554782
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Child rearing

Prioritizing your time and your life, you'll be able to manage a bustling home in a way that honors God and builds up family relationships. By following the clear model of Proverbs 31:10, and adapting the characteristics that make up a faithful homekeeper, you too can become an "Excellent Wife."

Table for Eight

Author: Meagan Francis
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592576737
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Introducing a host of coping strategies for larger than average families, a helpful handbook offers practical advice, encouragement, and tips on everything from determining how big a house a family really needs and ways to insure each child gets the right amount of attention to financial strategies and how to run a house efficiently, effectively, and peacefully. Original.

Family Feasts for 75 a Week

Author: Mary Ostyn
Publisher: Oxmoor House
ISBN: 0848732960
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Cooking

What would you do with an extra $100 each month? Let 's face it. Staying within a budget these days is a hard act to stick with, especially if you have a family of four or more. When juggling a busy schedule dedicated to school, work, and family activities, convenience has a tendency to overrule thriftiness-and we all know convenience comes at a cost. But if you can master your spending in just one area-your food bill-you will greatly expand your spending options for other, more rewarding areas of your life. What would you do with more free time in your day? You 've heard the saying " time is money, " and time well spent can save you big bucks. Learning how to compile grocery lists, compose weekly menu plans, and shop less will not only save money at the register, it will also save you time in the store and in the kitchen. Come to the table prepared to enjoy the feast as you build time-saving skills that will serve you and your family for a lifetime to come. What would you do with more fun-filled family opportunities? Saving time and money will not only make you feel good about yourself, it will also give you the greatest spending opportunity of all-more family fun. Whether planning for a special getaway, staycation, or simply a weekly family night, your family is your best investment. With all the time and money you 'll save, you 'll be able to refocus your energies where they matter most-with the ones you love. Whether you 're overhauling your entire budget or just trying to save a little here and there, making a dent in your grocery bill may seem challenging in today 's market. A typical supermarket trip can easily cost a minimum of $100, and if you 're feeding an average family or larger, that number can soar even higher. What 's a mom on a budget to do? Family Feasts for $75 a Week to the rescue! Written by blogger mom and penny-pincher extraordinaire Mary Ostyn, who prepares three meals a day for her family of 12 for $800 to $900 a month, this book is stuffed to the gills with Mary's expert, in-the-trenches tips on savvy food shopping, plus 200 delicious recipes for homecooked meals that make the most of economical ingredients. Selected by Good Morning America as one of the best cookbooks of 2009, Family Feasts for $75 a Week offers real-world advice teaches real-world families how to save in more ways than one.

Forever Mom

Author: Mary Ostyn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400206247
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Family & Relationships

What to do when you’ve been called to adopt and practical advice to make it work Mary Ostyn married her sweetheart at nineteen, and the pair had four kids by their eighth anniversary. When their youngest was three, God opened their eyes to the needs of orphans all over the world—and answered Mary’s longing for another baby. Over the next nine years the couple adopted two boys from Korea and four girls from Ethiopia. Ostyn, a beloved adoption writer and blogger, shares—alongside stories from other adoptive families—the practical tools and resources she uses to thrive as an adoptive mom. In Forever Mom, she reveals how to: build heart connections prepare your other children for new siblings help babies, toddlers, and older children settle in implement attachment parenting address misbehavior while remaining connected nurture your marriage in the midst of it all Whether you’re the parent of an adopted child or interested in pursuing adoption, Ostyn’s warm advice and fresh perspective will inspire, inform, and affirm. You’ll walk away confident you will be the perfect mom for whatever child God brings into your life.

What Your Explosive Child Is Trying to Tell You

Author: Douglas A. Riley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547527024
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

From the author of the groundbreaking The Defiant Child comes the first book to connect explosive behavior—when kids go from Jekyll to Hyde and back in the blink of an eye—with its underlying causes Does your hitting, kicking, screaming child explode with so little provocation that you can't help but wonder if he’s possessed? Are his extreme tantrums becoming the stuff of playground legend? And are you about to lose your job because his daycare or school repeatedly asks you to pick him up early? Dr. Douglas Riley’s ear-to-the-ground insights will give much-needed help to desperate parents who have one overriding question: Why does my child act like this? This compassionate yet no-nonsense therapist explains that explosive behavior is the mere tip of the iceberg. Instead of using a one-size-fits-all strategy, Dr. Riley identifies the eleven most common causes of explosions and accordingly tailors his treatment strategies to address the underlying cause of the behavior. What Your Explosive Child Is Trying to Tell You is a lifeline for parents who are at their wits’ end. DR. DOUGLAS RILEY is a clinical psychologist whose practice focuses on children and adolescents who are explosive, oppositional, depressed, or have difficulties with concentration and learning. He is the author of The Defiant Child: A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder as well as The Depressed Child: A Parent’s Guide for Rescuing Kids.

Help I m Married to a Homeschooling Mom

Author: Todd E. Wilson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575676672
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

If you are a homeschooler, or are married to one, you know it's true! This special breed of wife and mother is a largely unsung hero...that is until Todd Wilson decided to raise awareness, raise eyebrows, and raise some laughter. Sprinkled in between the seriously practical side of this book to husbands are Todd's own humorous cartoons. You'll need one for every homeschooling friend and church library!

A Love That Multiplies

Author: Michelle Duggar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439190630
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Education

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.

Juggling Twins

Author: Meghan Regan-Loomis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250644
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Practical advice and a healthy dose of humor—this book has exactly what parents need to help them survive and thrive with multiples. Recommended reading for all mothers of twins." Deborah Platek, MD, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates The best twin-tested tips used by real moms The stresses that come with raising two babies are numerous - but they are predictable and manageable. From a mom who's been there, Juggling Twins is a funny, realistic, and reassuring guide for every new mom of twins who may be asking herself, "Can I really pull this off?" From pregnancy to health issues, to eating, sleeping, bathing, and leaving the house, Juggling Twins is packed with the detailed, authoritative information that parents of multiples crave. Author and mother of twin boys Meghan Regan-Loomis offers an indispensable toolkit of solutions and techniques, designed to create order out of the chaos and help you catch your breath during this daunting and exhilarating time. You'll learn how to: Nurse two babies at the same time, comfortably and efficiently Get exactly the help you need from family and friends in those first few weeks Safely transport two babies at once when it's just you and them Survive the nights by breaking them into shifts (that include you sleeping) Stockpile the right food and supplies in advance of their arrival Maintain your identity and your marriage through the madness Get prepared, stay calm, and count your blessings (two!)—raising twins can be a wonderful, intense challenge that draws on the best in you.

The Mother of All Jobs

Author: Christine Armstrong
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472956231
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

It's time for a different conversation about working and parenting. As our working days get ever longer and our phones keep so many of us glued to work, the needs of our children and the world of school and childcare has not changed at all. School summer holidays are still longer than our annual leave. Working mothers everywhere are tearing themselves apart, trying to meet the needs of their children, their relationships and their careers and too often feeling like they are failing. So is there a solution? When Christine Armstrong became a mother, it never occurred to her that she would want to give up her job. But the truth is, combining work and small kids is hard, and when Christine tried it, she found herself desolate with misery. Determined to find a way forward, she looked for answers by interviewing other working mums and found that she wasn't alone. The Mother of All Jobs brings together the wisdom of the women who opened up about everything (and we mean everything) into a manifesto for happy professional families. Ignoring the glossy lives presented on social media, this book shows that, while it's not always pretty, working parents can thrive if they have the knowledge others learnt the hard way.

Home Management Plain and Simple

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998610100
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Genre:

Home is more than a house, it's a place for rest, restoration, and relationship. For families with children, it's a place for care, learning, and belonging. Managing a busy home has many tasks to tackle and obstacles to overcome: the laundry monster, household clutter and cleaning needs, caring for babies and little ones, menu planning and mealtime routines, town outings, bill paying'and so much more! This sensible and straightforward how-to manual is filled with step-by-step procedures, easy-to-understand organizational advice, and tips and hints for managing a bustling home with greater efficiency in a way that honors God and builds family relationships. Home Management Plain and Simple separates the needs of family members and the tasks of living in a home, helps prioritize those needs, and build the systems for managing the home so that the best days are better. These solutions will impact your home, no matter how many, nor what ages, live in the house.

Theories of Childhood Second Edition

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 9781605542485
Release Date: 2013-02-22
Genre: Education

Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. Theories of Childhood provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education. Carol Garhart Mooney has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of Theories of Attachment, Use Your Words, and Swinging Pendulums.

In Praise of Stay at Home Moms

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780061690297
Release Date: 2009-04-07
Genre: Self-Help

They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms. These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging. Now Dr. Laura, building on principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides a wealth of advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they navigate the wonders and struggles of being stay-at-home moms. Learn how: to hold your head high and deal with naysayers; to see the benefits of being home not only for your children but also for your marriage; to understand the changes you see in yourself; to realize that the sacrifices you endure now will make for lasting bonds and a stronger family, in addition to a more cohesive community. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.

The Great Alone

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250165619
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Fiction

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)! "A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review) Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

A Mother s Rule of Life

Author: Holly Pierlot
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 9781928832416
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

How to bring peace to your home. Create your own Mother's Rule of Life, a pattern for living that combines the spiritual wisdom of the monastery with the practical wisdom of motherhood. With the help of your own rule, you can get control of your own household, grow closer to God, come to love your husband more, and raise up good Christian children.