Every Day Is Epic

A Year of Guided Journaling

Author: Mary Kate McDevitt

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189408

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Page: 320

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It's your life, in your own words. In this one-year guided journal from artist Mary Kate McDevitt, every entry sparks creativity and self-reflection with inspiring prompts, upbeat affirmations, and interactive doodles. Chronicle big plans and budding ideas. Jot down daydreams or forecast your mood. Rate the day's accomplishments: major, minor, or meh? With quirky humor and vibrant illustrations, every page is a celebration of the adventures, discoveries, and joys that make your life uniquely epic.
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Amy Knapp 2018 Family Organizer

AUGUST 2017-DECEMBER 2018

Author: Amy Knapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781492645269

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6172

pemAmy Knapp's Family Organizer/em is Parenting tested and mom approved! This #1 National Best Selling easy-to use format helps even the busiest of families gain control of their active lifestyle. THis organizer features weekly and monthly calendar grids, weekly grocery lists, weekly to-do lists and inspirational quotes, and color-coded stickers. /ppstrongAdditional Features:/strongbr? foreign holiday list revised to allow more writing space, br?heavier paper weight, br?internal storage pocket,br?sturdy jacket for durability br? and a fresh new design! /p
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JELL-O Girls

A Family History

Author: Allie Rowbottom

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316510637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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One of People Magazine's Best Books of Summer An Amazon Best Book of the Month An Indie Next Pick A Real Simple Best Book of 2018 A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade - told by the inheritor of their stories. In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege - but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years after that deal was struck, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with the same incurable cancer, a disease that had also claimed her own mother's life. Determined to combat what she had come to consider the "Jell-O curse" and her looming mortality, Mary began obsessively researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and the impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed. Before she died in 2015, Mary began to send Allie boxes of her research and notes, in the hope that her daughter might write what she could not. JELL-O GIRLS is the liberation of that story. A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, JELL-O GIRLS is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss. In crystalline prose Rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family, but in the American psyche as well, ultimately weaving a story that is deeply personal, as well as deeply connected to the collective female experience.
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Awkward Family Photos

Author: Mike Bender,Doug Chernack

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307592286

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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With twenty-five new photographs for the eBook edition, the New York Times bestseller is now more awkward than ever Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (“painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what’s wrong with you”—Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!
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Living Well, Spending Less

12 Secrets of the Good Life

Author: Ruth Soukup

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310337739

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In Search of the Good Life Have you ever felt that your life--and budget--is spiraling out of control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a chaotic life? Is it possible to find balance??? In a word, yes.?? Ruth Soukup knows firsthand how stressful an unorganized life and budget can be. Through personal stories, biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire you to make real and lasting changes to your personal goals, home, and finances. With honesty and the wisdom of someone who has been there, Ruth will help you: * Discover your "sweet spot"--that place where your talents and abilities intersect. * Take back your time and schedule by making simple shifts in your daily habits. * Reduce stress in your home and family by clearing out the clutter. * Stop busting your budget and learn to cut your grocery bill in half. Who Needs This Book? Living Well, Spending Less was written to bring hope and encouragement to every woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed with a life--and budget--that feels out of control. It speaks to the mom trying to juggle all the demands of a busy life with the pressure to keep up with those around her. It is a practical guide for those of us who often long to pull ourselves together but don't always know how. It is real, honest, packed with practical tips, and speaks to the heart of the matter--how can we live the life we've always wanted? Want to know if this book is for you? * Do you ever find yourself comparing your life to those around you? * Have you ever wished for the courage to follow your dreams? * Do you ever struggle to stay organized or get things done? * Have you ever felt loaded down with stuff you don't really need....or even really want? * Do you ever struggle to keep your finances on track? * Do you sometimes long for deeper, more authentic relationships in your life? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, this book provides real and practical solutions from someone who has been there. Ruth doesn't just offer advice, she walks it with you, and shares with brutal honesty her own mistakes, failures, and shortcomings. It is encouraging, motivating, and life-changing. What Others Are Saying: "An incredible book that will teach you how to spend smart without compromising a great life. Ruth's stories and practical advice will make you want to be a better mother, wife, sister, and friend." --RACHEL CRUZE, coauthor with Dave Ramsey of Smart Money Smart Kids "Ruth knows firsthand how mamas like us live crazy busy lives, and she steps in as a friend to help us manage and love every minute of it. She offers her best tips for gaining control over the chaos with wisdom-based insights on all things thrifty and family. I'll be reading it again and again!" --RENEE SWOPE, bestselling author of A Confident Heart
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2019 Amy Knapp's Christian Family Organizer

AUGUST 2018-DECEMBER 2019

Author: Amy Knapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781492663577

Category:

Page: 208

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Amy Knapp's Christian Family Organizer is parenting tested and mom approved! This easy-to-use format helps even the busiest of families gain control of their active lifestyle. THis organizer features weekly and monthly calendar grids, color-coded stickers, weekly grocery lists, weekly to-do lists, weekly prayer and praise sections, and uplifting spiritual quotes.
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The Big Book of Santa

Author: Mary Engelbreit

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449484581

Category: Art

Page: 104

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Mary Engelbreit knows that many of our dearest childhood memories are linked to Christmastime. Now, those memories, illustrated by one of America's favorite artists, are gathered in this Big Book of Santa. This special edition contains Mary's favorite Santa works of art. You don't have to be a child to appreciate the magic of Christmas. By recalling the joy and innocence of children, the excitement and activity of the preparations, and the true meaning of the season, Mary Engelbreit's art captures that we all hold dear.
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Hog Wild!

A Frenzy of Dance Music

Author: Sandra Boynton

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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“Every man, woman, chicken, and child! Come on over now ’cause we’re going HOG WILD!” Great singers, great actors, terrific music, and SUCH a cool illustrated songbook—wild times all around! The irrepressible Sandra Boynton brings you eleven all-out musical tracks, in a dizzying array of dance styles. And the songs are performed by a veritable dream team: The smoldering Patrick Wilson channels Elvis in the rockabilly “Hog Wild” title track. The ever-wonderful Kristen Bell convinces everyone to just “Dance It Out.” Samuel L. Jackson stomps his captivating way through “Tyrannosaurus Funk.” Stanley Tucci is the impossibly frenetic caller of the “Rat Race.” Five for Fighting goes full-on big band era with a stunning slow-build/big-finish “Swing Thing.” And when’s the last time you heard Laura Linney and “Weird Al” Yankovic perform a song together? Here they give you the electronic sci-fi “Robot Dance,” which Mr. Yankovic suddenly turns into (naturally enough) a Broadway tap dance number. All this and so much more! Hog Wild! is the sixth Boynton songbook-and-CD set—the recording created with her long-time music producing partner, Michael Ford. The full-color hardcover book includes glorious Boynton illustrations, all the lyrics, and a section of music notation for all eleven songs. Three books from this celebrated book/CD series have been New York Times bestsellers. They also have garnered a Grammy nomination, and one Platinum and two Gold record albums, led by the million-copy Philadelphia Chickens. So don’t just sit there! Take a child by the hand, put on your sneakers or tap shoes (oh heck, bare feet will do), cue up the CD, and get out there and dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance, dance!!!
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408822075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.
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George (Scholastic Gold)

Author: Alex Gino

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545812585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.
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Educated

A Memoir

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 039959051X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction “Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”—Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review “A heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir.”—USA Today “Tara Westover’s one-of-a-kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind. . . . She evokes a childhood that completely defined her. Yet it was also, she gradually sensed, deforming her.”—The Atlantic “Riveting . . . Westover brings readers deep into this world, a milieu usually hidden from outsiders.”—The Economist “Incredibly thought-provoking . . . so much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education. It is about a woman who must learn how to learn.”—The Harvard Crimson “A subtle, nuanced study of how dysfunction of any kind can be normalized even within the most conventional family structure, and of the damage such containment can do.”—Financial Times “Westover’s extraordinary memoir is haunting in the best way, delivering a powerful coming-of-age saga.”—Paste
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Toddlers Are A**holes

It's Not Your Fault

Author: Bunmi Laditan

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 076118564X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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Presents a humorous guide to raising a toddler, covering such topics as feeding, potty-training, tantrums, managing the holidays, and "how not to die inside." --Publisher's description.
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Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons

[email protected] It All Year Long

Author: Alicia Ybarbo,Mary Ann Zoellner,Erin Clune

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127197

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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The authors of the New York Times–bestselling Sh*tty Mom are back with a hilarious guide presenting common parenting scenarios with advice for getting through the year the sh*tty mom way. Told in the same tongue-in-cheek voice as the original, this sequel is full of funny parenting tips and relatable stories for contemporary moms. Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons explores the occasions throughout the year that test every mother’s patience and inspire self-deprecating humor and that second glass of wine. With chapters organized by season, the book will teach you how to navigate the bumpy roads of motherhood, learn to laugh at the occasional parenting fail, and maybe even appreciate your own mother. Or not. Sample chapters for the sh*tty mom year include: Fall: “Yes, We All Have to Be Here: The Annual PTO Funsraiser” Winter: “Mom’s Real New Year’s Resolutions” Spring: “I’m Running Off with the Gardner: April Fools!” Summer: “Summer Reading Lists & Other Great Reasons Why You Don’t Home School” The Emmy Award–winning TODAY show producers and self-proclaimed sh*tty moms, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner, together with humorist Erin Clune, bring you the perfect book for mothers who don’t take themselves too seriously.
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Darth Vader and Family Coloring Book

Author: Jeffrey Brown

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452159232

Category: Games

Page: 200

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Jeffrey Brown's reimagining of the Star Wars universe has delighted adult fans and young Jedi alike. This new adult coloring book is equally fun to share, featuring a careful translation of artwork from the bestselling Darth Vader and Son™ series to a large-format collection on crisp white paper, plus nine new images to color.
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Buni

Happiness Is a State of Mind

Author: Ryan Pagelow

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449496806

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Always positive, Buni doesn’t understand that the cute world he lives in is usually out to get him. The girl he loves loves someone else. And his best intentions never seem to work. Yet he wakes up each day hopeful. Together with his cynical dad and determined dog, he inhabits a surreal world populated by teddy bears, cupcakes, unicorns, and zombies. With few words, these comics rely on images to tell the story, which is often twisted, sad and funny all at the same time. But more than anything, they show that nothing will keep Buni down. Because true happiness is a state of mind.
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Small Fry

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice.
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Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)

Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545902495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 7783

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.
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