Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss

Devotions To Help You Survive

Author: Kerri Pomarolli

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433684853

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8442

As a Mom, couldn’t you use a good laugh? Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, comedian Kerri Pomarolli has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God’s gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones. Whether you’re running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it’s Monday (again), you’ll find joy in these devotions where Kerri shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath... This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There’s never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need a Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive. The MOMS’ NIGHT OUT film features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle), Alex Kendrick (COURAGEOUS), Robert Amaya (COURAGEOUS), Andrea Logan White (REVELATION ROAD), Kevin Downes (COURAGEOUS), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER).

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

And Other Things I've Learned

Author: Alan Alda

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5819

He’s one of America’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H. Now Alan Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances. “My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six,” begins Alda’s irresistible story. The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to achieve extraordinary success in his profession. Yet Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow. It is the story of turning points in Alda’s life, events that would make him what he is–if only he could survive them. From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermist’s shop with a hideous expression on his face, and he learns that death can’t be undone, to the decades-long effort to find compassion for the mother he lived with but never knew, to his acceptance of his father, both personally and professionally, Alda learns the hard way that change, uncertainty, and transformation are what life is made of, and true happiness is found in embracing them. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, filled with curiosity about nature, good humor, and honesty, is the crowning achievement of an actor, author, and director, but surprisingly, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen. From the Hardcover edition.

Love You Forever

Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920668375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7334

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

I Didn't Miss Much

Author: Bettie Witherspoon Wright

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465306625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 4963

This memoirs, is about me Bettie, growing my interesting and spiritual life. The first part starts with my husband returning home after World War II. My trip to San Diego to pick him up and our enjoyable and exciting life without limitations for fourteen years. before wanting to settle down. The second part is Betties family and her young life with her loving family. Betties mother spends summers camping with the children. All the wonderful times, trips with family, finding lover, Ed. Marriage, and never having enough money. World War II starting and Betties life while Ed was gone Bettie's mother spends summers camping with the children. All the wonderful times, trips with family, finding lover, Ed. Marriage. and never having enough money. World War II starting and Bettie's life while Ed was gone. The third part is starting a family, our home, offer of a trip with mother to Europe. Sarah fi ve and Susan three years old, can I go? Stretching further, giving the children dancing and ballet lessons, Ed said we couldnt afford but were always paid. Traveling on credit cards, always never worrying about the cost. Travel business trips. Shoestring trip to Europe and the houses we lived in, always moving from house to house. Enjoying life in Surprise.Arizona

Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918

Author: Lucy Delap,Maria DiCenzo,Leila Ryan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415320276

Category: Feminism

Page: 1560

View: 2446

The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in which a number of 'progressive' traditions were formulated, shaped or abandoned, including socialism, feminism, modernism, empire politics, trade unionism and welfarism. Organized around some of the central themes of political thought and utopian thinking, this impressive collection gathers together classic articles from key periodicals. The set presents a comprehensive sourcebook of readings on Edwardian/Progressive era feminist thought, exploring the intervention of the radical public intellectuals working in these traditions in North America and the UK from 1900-1918.

If I Could Keep You Little...

Author: Marianne Richmond

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402257933

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4025

IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE exemplifies Marianne's real insights into the human spirit and her beautiful illustrations that will touch children and adults and that are sure to be cherished for generations to come. Taking the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows. If I could keep you little, I'd decide on matching clothes. But then I'd miss you choosing dots on top and stripes below If I could keep you little I'd cut your bread in shapes. But then I'd miss you finding "Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!"

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7181

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Things I've Been Silent About

Author: Azar Nafisi

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588367495

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6309

BONUS: This edition contains a Things I've Been Silent About discussion guide. In this stunning personal story of growing up in Iran, Azar Nafisi shares her memories of living in thrall to a powerful and complex mother against the backdrop of a country’s political revolution. A girl’s pain over family secrets, a young woman’s discovery of the power of sensuality in literature, the price a family pays for freedom in a country beset by upheaval—these and other threads are woven together in this beautiful memoir as a gifted storyteller once again transforms the way we see the world and “reminds us of why we read in the first place” (Newsday).

My Three Mothers and Other Passions

Author: Sophie Freud

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814728936

Category: Psychology

Page: 372

View: 8961

Sophie Freud— author, teacher, social worker, mother, daughter, and grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud—here offers, for the first time, a candid portrait of her struggles in her own life. Blessed and cursed with the legacy of a famous family, Dr. Freud has negotiated her way from a blissful childhood in Vienna, to Paris, to Radcliff College, to her present-day life as on one of the most respected teachers in her field. My Three Mothers and Other Passions is a remarkable story about a remarkable woman, and Dr. Freud explores with us openly and engagingly the many experiences of her life.

If I Ruled the World

Author: Joylynn Jossel

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429986840

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3467

In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem. Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home, her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what she's got. Harlem came up the hard way. She had the perfect family until her mother fell prey to an addiction and Harlem's whole world fell apart. After several life-changing encounters, Harlem seems to have lost everything. But then, under circumstance she wishes never existed, she inherits a modest fortune and opens up her own business. Then into her life comes an unexpected and unlikely love, a street-bred charmer named York. Not your typical hood, York is out for Harlem's heart. But when tragedy strikes, Harlem knows that, as a survivor, she must be the one to decide her own destiny.

Me and Howard

Surviving the '40s in Indianapolis

Author: Raymond Armstrong

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440104611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

View: 4252

Howard and Raymond Armstrong grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, during the 1940s. Only seventeen months apart in age, they experienced together the conflicts and joys of boyhood in wartime, rationing, and survival. Raymond Armstrong tells his story with a strict adherence to the facts as he and his brother remember them. Filtered through longing for people and places that no longer exist, they nevertheless reflect values that must not be allowed to pass from American life.

A Life of Gratitude

Author: Beth Reed


ISBN: 0557317398


Page: 65

View: 7842

In April 2009, my daughter knowing the journey I was on, asked me to join her as she tried to make her life more positive. She suggested that her grandmother, she and I email each other daily with things we were grateful for. Her hope was that it would brighten her outlook on life and make her a more positive person. What follows are selected emails from that journey and how her simple request changed my life. My wish for you today is that you take what my daughter has started and make it your own.

52 Things Kids Need from a Mom

What Mothers Can Do to Make a Lifelong Difference

Author: Angela Thomas

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736943927

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3694

Bestselling author and mother of four children Angela Thomas brings her trademark storytelling and biblical teaching to this book of encouragement for moms who, in the daily whir of busyness, long to connect with their kids in new ways. With compassion and creativity, Angela presents 52 inspirations to help moms experience intentional mothering, intentional living, and intentional joy as they: talk to their child as though he is fascinating learn to play one video game plan activities that set a child up for success be the groovy mom once in a while make memories and savor them Moms at all phases of parenting can adopt one idea a week or try several at once. This is a fun, guilt-free resource to help every mom lead with God's love and delight in the small moments that make up an abundant life.


A Novel

Author: Kalisha Buckhanon

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429902441

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 5027

"Baby, the first thing I need to know from you is do you believe I killed my father?" So begins Upstate, a powerful story told through letters between seventeen-year-old Antonio and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Natasha, set in the 1990's in New York. Antonio and Natasha's world is turned upside down, and their young love is put to the test, when Antonio finds himself in jail, accused of a shocking crime. Antonio fights to stay alive on the inside, while on the outside, Natasha faces choices that will change her life. Over the course of a decade, they share a desperate correspondence. Often, they have only each other to turn to as life takes them down separate paths and leaves them wondering if they will ever find their way back together. Startling, real, and filled with raw emotion, Upstate is an unforgettable coming-of-age story with a message of undeniable hope. Brilliant and profoundly felt, it is destined to speak to a new generation of readers.

Family-Focused Trauma Intervention

Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect

Author: Pat Pernicano

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9780765707741

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

View: 6662

Family-Focused Trauma Intervention: Using Metaphor and Play with Victims of Abuse and Neglect translates issues central to abuse and neglect recovery into metaphorical stories and family-based interventions, focusing specifically on parent-child interaction and trauma. The stories and interventions reduce troubling symptoms, address family risk and relapse potential, treat cross-generational patterns, and remediate attachment deficits. It is a book for a variety of practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and expressive therapists.

Cool Shoes

The Jack Russell Terrier: A Story of Kindness, Friendship, and Respect

Author: Marcel Thomas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491718870

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 6305

Twelve-year old Martin has only just moved to a new town when he encounters some mean kids tormenting a small Jack Russell terrier puppy, lost and alone. Martin saves him, brings him home, and eventually gives him a name—Cool Shoes. Now the puppy has a home and a friend, and Martin knows he’ll never be lonely again. Martin’s mom and the squirrels take a liking to Cool Shoes, but the puppy needs to play with other dogs, too. One day at the dog park, Martin makes the acquaintance of Zaria, who also owns a Jack Russell. Now both Martin and Cool Shoes have new friends, and together, they can stand up to any foe! The friends need to be strong together, because there are bullies everywhere. Martin and Cool Shoes learn that some people just don’t want to get along, but they also learn that all people can get along, if only they try. This is the story of a boy and his rescue dog, but it’s also about friendship, family, and the bravery it takes to do the right thing.

A Journey of Hope

Inspiring Stories of Courage and Unconditional Love

Author: Neil Willenson

Publisher: Camp Heartland Project, Inc.

ISBN: 0976716933

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 131

View: 4226

Stories about and by the children and counselors at Camp Heartland, a summer camp for young people affected by HIV and AIDS.

Uncommon Bond

Author: N.A

Publisher: C.L. Gillmore

ISBN: 1935636294

Category: Internet

Page: 295

View: 5597

Rose Allison Flynnmgrew out of her troubled childhood, went to college, became a teacher, married a lawyer, raised two children and didn't ask any questions. For thirty-seven years. Facebook led her to Jake, the n ow long-married boyfriend she left in 1969 and the internet fields their emotional reunion. Rose wants more from life and Jake feeds her passion online, but makes no promises.

Mother and Me

Escape from Warsaw 1939

Author: Julian Padowicz

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897336690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 413

View: 5040

"In 1939," Julian Padowicz says, "I was a Polish Jew-hater. Under different circumstances my story might have been one of denouncing Jews to the Gestapo. As it happened, I was a Jew myself, and I was seven years old." Julian's mother was a Warsaw socialite who had no interest in child-rearing. She turned her son over completely to his governess, a good Catholic, named Kiki, whom he loved with all his heart. Kiki was deeply worried about Julian's immortal soul, explaining that he could go to Heaven only if he became a Catholic. When bombs began to fall on Warsaw, Julian's world crumbled. His beloved Kiki returned to her family in Lodz; Julian's stepfather joined the Polish army, and the grief-stricken boy was left with the mother whom he hardly knew. Resourceful and determinded, his mother did whatever was necessary to provide for herself and her son: she brazenly cut into food lines and befriended Russian officers to get extra rations of food and fuel. But brought up by Kiki to distrust all things Jewish, Julian considered his mother's behavior un-Christian. In the winter of 1940, as conditions worsened, Julian and his mother made a dramatic escape to Hungary on foot through the Carpathian mountains and Julian came to believe that even Jews could go to Heaven.

A Cry for Help

Author: Desiree

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499072627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

View: 3951

My name is Desiree. Yes, I was married and divorced three times. and each divorce, I asked for my maiden name back. I am a mother of two daughters and have eight adult grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. I'm taking this time out in my life to write my story because there are so many children and adults crying out for help. They cannot afford Dr. Phil or Oprah or trust anyone enough to talk to them. At one point of time, I tried to reach out to both of them and hit a dead end each time. I always wondered how people get in touch with them. Twenty-five or more years ago, I started writing Oprah a letter when she had Ms. Erica Kane and all of the All My Children husbands on her show with her. the letter turned into a book! So I never tried to send it. I called it Will the Real Erica Kane Please Stand Up. (All the Men I Loved.) Not who loved me because I really can't tell who loved me. My journey took me to hell and back. Through all of my trials and tribulations, I had to come back to Jesus. When he said, "I will never leave nor forsake you," he meant just that. It gets hard sometimes to believe it, but when you keep hitting a brick wall and facing death in the face so many times, you start wondering, why am I still here? It's not as though we can stand in a line and pick our race or our mother and father. Wow! Would life be any different? Believe me--it's only by the grace of God that any of us are still here. We all have a purpose for being on this earth. My belief is my purpose is to encourage others to believe in yourself and trust that God really does have your back no matter what the devil throw your way. As the song says, "He paid it all." Meaning, Jesus paid for all of our sins, and I thank him for allowing me to be alive long enough to acknowledge that. So here's my story.