Why a Daughter Needs a Mom

Author: Gregory Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402230834
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The third book in the Family Matter series, Why a Daughter Needs a Mominspires mothers to empower their daughters to become strong, purposeful, independent women and reminds daughters that their mothers are some of the strongest, most reliable sources from which they can draw strength and wisdom.

Why a Son Needs a Mom

Author: Gregory Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402230893
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The fourth book in the Family Matters series, Why a Son Needs a Momis a reminder of the important roles a mother plays in a boy's life, as he experiences warmth and security from her and learns to be confident, loving, and accepting of others - in preparation for possibly being a father himself someday.

Thank You Mom

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581825994
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"I was a difficult child. I tormented my parents with my struggles for independence, disrespect, and disobedience. I was a rebel without a clue. I was not unlike most children and teenagers. I am pretty sure I rarely showed appreciation for what my mom did for me and gave to me. I simple didn't say thank you when I should have. This is my chance. Thank you, Mom." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Lang says that there were many times when hew as hard on his mother and brought pain to her heart. Many times he didn't have the wisdom to take responsibility for his actions or the humility to admit that he was wrong. And yet she loved and cared for him in spite of his misconduct and ingratitude. Now, years later as a parent himself experiencing the tensions of parenting firsthand, he writes Thank You, Mom to express his gratitude to his mother, not just for the many sacrifices she made on his behalf, but also for the patience she extended to him in those turbulent years. In short, he thanks her for never giving up on him. He knows that he can't possibly thank his mother enough for everything she did for him while he was growing up, but in these pages he tries. In doing so, he touches on many universal themes that mothers and their children have always shared. "Thank you for loving me so much when it didn't seem that I loved you at all." "Thank you for helping me with my homework." "Thank you for making sure I learned to understand and respect 'no.'" "Thank you for teaching me how to do my own laundry." "Thank you for listening to me." "Thank you for protecting me from the dangers I couldn't see." Thank You, Mom is a gift book for anyone who wants to tell that special woman that you love her, that you know what she did for you, and that you look to her as the model for what it means to be a parent.

Why I Love Grandma

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781581826845
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Captures the love and warmth of grandmothers in more than 40 photographs and shares 100 reasons why life without grandmother would, indeed, be less joyful. In Why I Love Grandma, best-selling author Gregory E. Lang and his daughter, Meagan, celebrate the importance of a grandmother in her grandchildren's lives, each reflecting on memories of their own grandmothers. Capturing the love and warmth of grandmothers in more than 40 photographs, the authors convey that life wihtout a Grandmother would, indeed, be less joyful. And that is just one of the many reasons to love her and honor her contributions to the family with this special tribute.

Why We Are a Family

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581824688
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"My family has been the bedrock of my life - understanding, accepting, loving, helping, and teaching me at every step along my journey. It was from my family that I learned children come first and elders are to be respected, that I learned to give care and solace to those in need, to be thankful always and to give and receive affection often, to live up to my word and duty and to forgive, forget, have fun, and to never miss a chance to tell someone, 'I love you.' It is my family that I think about when in moments of reflection I ask myself what I am worth, what I have done with my life, and what I am going to do tomorrow." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Building a happy, healthy family is a high priority for most of us these days. In Why We are a Family Lang celebrates his family and all families with the traditions, togetherness, and lasting fellowship that strengthens everyone in them. He sees that love is what holds a family together and makes it strong by providing a reservoir of strength and comfort for every member to draw from. Born into a large, loving family, Lang counts his blessings every day for the support and affection his extended family brings to his life. Because of the strong ties that bind his family together, he has no trouble outlining what it means to be a family. From "We help one another, but we don't keep score" to "We love to sit together and reminisce," his 100 reasons for why a family is a family will ring true for families of all kinds. With photographs of families by varying sizes and backgrounds, Why We are a Family affirms all that is good about one of the basic building blocks of our lives and the world around us.

Why I Need You

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581824408
Release Date: 2004-07
Genre: Family & Relationships

Uniquely written from the perspective of the baby,Why I Need You is a gift for parents at any stage of parenthood. For new parents, it is an inspirational book that encourages them to press on, even when the day's requirements include changing another gooey diaper and wiping spit-up off of their best outfit. The birth of a baby is both wondrous and miraculous-often described as the happiest day of a parent's life. Even so, any new parent experiences a certain degree of fear upon the arrival of a newborn. Mixed with the joy and anticipation of welcoming a new life into the world is the overwhelming feeling of being completely responsible for the nurturing and well-being of a brand-new human. "I wish my daughter had come with an instruction book," writes Gregory E. Lang, "a parent's manual of endless details describing all possible infant behaviors." Since no book existed, Lang, like millions of other parents, felt his way along and learned by trial and error.Why I Need You is the record of what he learned, the manual that didn't come with his daughter. Why I Need You evokes the tender moments of child rearing and the emotion-filled memories that last a lifetime, reminding them from time to time why they were loved - and why they were needed.

Why I Love You

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581826990
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

As a firm believer that love should never go unexpressed, Gregory E. Lang has given couples a new form of self-expression with Why I Love You: 100 Reasons. Pairing vivid photographs of loving couples with heartwarming quotes, Why I Love You is the perfect gift to show someone how much they mean to you. More than 200,000 copies sold of the previous edition of this book in the New York Times bestselling gift series.

Why I Love You

Author: Gregory Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402279647
Release Date: 2012-11
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The latest book from New York Times best-selling author Gregory E. Lang-with over 3 million books sold. WHY I LOVE YOU is the perfect gift for that special someone--show them all the reasons that you care. Pairing Gregory Lang's signature sentiment with charming photographs WHY I LOVE YOU is perfect for anyone in a relationship. -I love you because... --you have helped me to better understand myself --you can always tell when I need a hug. --you encourage me in all that I do.

Thank You Dad

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581826044
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

"I know I always looked up to my father when I was young, but I'm also sure that I usually did a good job of hiding it. Like many children and teenagers, as I was growing up, I was mostly interested in what I wanted to do. Sometimes that put me in conflict with Dad. I'm pretty sure I didn't notice how hard he worked to provide for me and to support our family, and I'm pretty sure I never gave much thought to how his example provided me with much of what I would need once I left home and went out on my own." - Best-selling author Gregory E. Lang Lang has learned the most about what his dad did for him by being a father himself. As he looks out for his teenage daughters, he realizes that he is now doing for them what was done for him. As in his relationship with his own dad, at this point in their lives his daughters take for granted so much of what he does for them. Thank You, Dad is Lang's thank-you to his dad for how his father's example has guided and inspired him. He simply says, "Dad, you have been my inspiration and my example. Because of you, I know what it means to be a father and a man." His words touch all of us, expressing the unspoken thoughts between all children and their fathers. "Thank you for helping me take care of the things I couldn't handle by myself." "Thank you for standing by me when times were tough for me." "Thank you for setting limits when I needed them." "Thank you for showing your pride in me." "Thanks for requiring me to respect authority." "Thank you for teaching me to be a good sport, win or lose." "Thank you for all those time you carried me on your shoulders." Thank You, Dad is a gift book for anyone who wants to thank the special man in their life and to tell him how important he will always be. In so many ways, all of us build our lives upon what we have learned from our fathers.

Why We Are Friends

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581825552
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

Everyone wants a friend. Everyone needs a friend. Friends support us, understand us, and lend a sympathetic ear or hand when needed. They are the ones with whom we can let down our guard and be ourselves. In Why We are Friends, Gregory E. Lang celebrates the joys and blessings of friendship. Friends "can have fun doing almost anything or just hanging out and doing nothing," he writes. Sometimes we seek out friendship, other times it come to us unexpectedly. Either way, we are always the better for finding a true friend. Each is unique, and although one can never replace another, somehow we always seem to find room in our hearts for just one more. When you call another person "friend," you pay him or her your highest compliment. Why We are Friends is a gift book that one friend can give to another to say, "I value you, and I am thankful you're in my life. I hope I have been as good a friend to you as you have been to me."

Why I Chose You

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581824335
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Family & Relationships

Shares reasons why couples choose to adopt and, through photographs, captures the dynamic relationships between parents and their adopted children.

Why My Heart Still Skips a Beat

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402242762
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

We all search for the person who will complete us, the one who will fill our hearts with joy and bring a sense of security. Once we find this person, falling in love is easy-but staying in love requires effort and commitment. In this book, author Gregory E. Lang gives couples 100 ways to say, "After all these years, these are a few of the many reasons why I still love you." Accompanied by Lang's own beautiful black and white photographs, this is the perfect gift for couples whose love is timeless.

Why I Still Love You

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 1581825986
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

Author Greg Lang writes of how he was forever changed after witnessing the death of his elderly aunt while her husband of fifty-one years held her hand in her final hours. Lang writes of his wife, "When I next laid eyes on Jill, I saw her differently. I held her differently. I loved her more." The affirmations found in Why I Still Love You will appeal both to couples who are struggling to keep their passions alive and wanting to breathe new life into their relationship and to those who are celebrating a marital milestone. The sensitive photographs of loving couples of many different ages and backgrounds complement the text. Falling in love is easy. We all search for the person who will complete us, the one who will fill our hearts with joy and bring a sense of security to our world. But staying in love is another matter. It requires effort to sustain a long-term romantic relationship, and it is no wonder that couples who are successful at it are often viewed as having something "special." In Why I Still Love You, Gregory E. Lang gives a hundred reasons for why romantic love flourishes as he honors couples who have created a lasting love.

Why a Son Needs a Dad

Author: Gregory E. Lang
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402242809
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The perfect gift to honor any dad, this mini edition of NYT bestselling author Greg Lang's classic, Why a Son Needs a Dad will bring together fathers and sons everywhere.