Blog tour: ‘Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger’

Blog tour: ‘Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger’

Julie K. Nelson and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the release of “Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger: 25  Tips for Surviving Parenthood” blog tour, which will run from May 1-28, 2015.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Learn how to overcome your natural manipulative, authoritarian tendencies and foster your child’s self-discipline, respect, and emotional maturity. Humorous, insightful, and authentic, this book will get you through the sticky stuff with grace so you can enjoy those parenting moments that make it all worth it.

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About the author:

Popular radio personality, university professor, author, and TV expert Julie K. Nelson combines her professional expertise with her personal experience as a mom of five in this book. Humorous, insightful, and authentic, this must-read will help you enforce rules without manipulation or coercion and addresses a wide variety of essential parenting topics.

“Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger” blog tour schedule:

May 1: Totally Temberton
May 2: Read For Your Future • Parenting with Purpose
May 3: Every Day I Write The Book
May 4: Wishful Endings
May 5: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
May 6: Rachelle’s Writing Spot
May 7: Mel’s Shelves • My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
May 8: Brooklyn Berry DesignsLittle Light Design Collective • Community BookstopWhy Not? Because I Said So!
May 9: Jorie Loves a Story • Oh, How Novel!
May 10: storyweaver
May 11: Katie’s Clean Book CollectionLiterary Time Out
May 12: My Book Addiction and More
May 13: Min Reads and Reviews • LDS Women’s Book Review
May 14: Reidhead Random-ness • Inklings and Notions
May 15: So I’m Fifty

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May 28: Books and Benches

Other blogs reviewing “Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger”:

Blog tour: ‘When We Became Three’

Blog tour: ‘When We Became Three’

Jill Caryl Weiner and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “When We Became Three” blog tour, which will run from November 3-16, 2014.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Chronicle the blissful chaos of pregnancy and parenting with this one-of-a-kind family journal. Together with your partner, record your journey through parenthood and your child’s transformation from baby bump to first birthday and beyond. A quirky, colorful memory book for the whole family, this keepsake will have you laughing, reflecting, and reminiscing for years to come.

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About the author:

Jill Caryl Weiner has been writing about parenting and educational issues since 1999. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as well as family friendly magazines and websites including Time Out New York Kids, Kiwi Magazine and Mom365.com. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

“When We Became Three” blog tour schedule:

November 3: Carpool Goddess
November 4: Books is Wonderful
November 5: I Love to Read and Review Books
November 6: The Book Blog Experience
November 7: Hope to Read
November 8:
November 9: January Gray
November 10: Jennifer Margulis
November 11: Tales From the Poop Deck
November 12: Magnificent Nose
November 13: The Daddy Diaries
November 14: Catharsis • Grab the Lapels
November 15: The Purposeful Pappy
November 16: Dad on the Mic

Mother’s Day: Books for mom

Mother’s Day: Books for mom

 

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If your mom loves to read, then you’ve come to the right place to find something to give her for Mother’s Day. These LDS nonfiction titles were written with moms in mind, so why not pick up a copy today? They’re available in bookstores and from online retailers.

Choosing-Motherhood_2x3Choosing Motherhood” by Lia Collings

Motherhood or a career? Which one truly matters? Both are important in their own way, but in “Choosing Motherhood” learn how these bright, young LDS women from the Yale community, while their peers were putting off motherhood or forgetting it entirely, decided to become mothers and make an eternal difference in the lives of their children and their communities.

 

 

Parenting with Spiritual Power” by Julie NelsonParenting-with-spiritual-power_web2x3

“I wish children came with an instruction manual!” How many times have we heard this lament? Julie Nelson examines the lives of mothers and fathers in the scriptures (the best instruction manual) and the parenting principles we can learn from them. Discover powerful parenting examples and suggestions for personal application in this essential book.

 

 

 

How to Have Peace 2x3How to Have Peace When You’re Falling to Pieces” by Rebecca Rode

You haven’t seen your kid’s bedroom floor in weeks, your schedule is overflowing, and the lady at the drive-through knows you by name. But even when your life feels chaotic, peace is possible. Packed with poems, quotes, scriptures, and uplifting stories, this book gives a fresh perspective on a mother’s work and helps restore calm to a hectic world—starting at home.

 

 

A Mother’s Perfect Hope” by David RidgesA-Mother's-Perfect-Hope-2x3

“And God saw that it was good.” Find a healthy view of yourself as God’s work in progress in this booklet by David J. Ridges. He teaches that even during the darkest days, when beset by self doubt, hope weaves its way through the unpredictability of daily life. Having a “perfect brightness of hope” means having confidence while you work through your imperfections, not after you’ve worked through them.

 

 

 

Husband-Whisperer, The_2x3The Husband Whisperer:
The Gentle Approach to Communication in Marriage

by Kevin Hinckley

Manipulation, threats, and anger only lead to harm and hurt feelings. Horse whisperers know that the best way to communicate in relationships is with a touch of gentleness. In The Husband Whisperer, Kevin Hinckley (MEd, LPC) shows women how to use their divine nature and to listen to the Spirit in order to bring peace into their marriages.

 

 

Apple Pies and Promises: Motherhood in the Real WorldApple-Pies-and-Promises_w2x3
by Linda Hoffman Kimball

In our media-driven society, motherhood is often undervalued or sentimentalized. At church, motherhood is the stuff of praise and sometimes pedestals. But what is motherhood really? It’s tears and smiles, giggles and squeals, homemade valentines and little-kid messes. “Apple Pies and Promises” offers glimpses into the complexities and mixed blessings of motherhood. It’s not a book for the perfect mother; it’s a book for the real mother and her everyday struggles and triumphs.

March LDS nonfiction titles have Mother’s Day theme

March LDS nonfiction titles have Mother’s Day theme

March LDS releasesMother’s Day is two months away, but it’s never too early to think about Mom, especially if she’s a reader.

David Ridges, Alonzo Gaskill, and Kevin Hinckley are the sources for this month’s releases, which drop on March 11, 2014.

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“A Mother’s Perfect Hope” by David Ridges

“And God saw that it was good.” Find a healthy view of yourself as God’s work in progress in this booklet by David J. Ridges. He teaches that even during the darkest days, when beset by self doubt, hope weaves its way through the unpredictability of daily life. Having a “perfect brightness of hope” means having confidence while you work through your imperfections, not after you’ve worked through them.

 

 

“The Lost Teachings of Jesus on the Sacred Place of Women”
by Alonzo Gaskill

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“The wife and the mother are the inappreciable treasures given unto you by God. They are the fairest ornaments of existence, and of them shall be born all the inhabitants of the world.” This extra-biblical text, thought to be the words of Christ, is presented and explained by Alonzo Gaskill where he expounds the divine role of women in the gospel and family. This book will help you learn how to better appreciate and respect women and their part in God’s plan.

 

Husband-Whisperer, The_2x3“The Husband Whisperer:
The Gentle Approach to Communication in Marriage”

by Kevin Hinckley

Manipulation, threats, and anger only lead to harm and hurt feelings. Horse whisperers know that the best way to communicate in relationships is with a touch of gentleness. In The Husband Whisperer, Kevin Hinckley (MEd, LPC) shows women how to use their divine nature and to listen to the Spirit in order to bring peace into their marriages.

Here’s to Mom

A Dad’s Simple Salute to the Mothers in His Life; written by J. Kevin Morris.

Everyone who lives on this Earth right now has a mother. Everyone who’s ever lived on this Earth has had a mother. Go ahead. Refute that, if you can. But you can’t. Every human being under the sun has a mother. There’s one way to get into mortal circulation, and motherhood’s the way.

Daddy's Diary - Morris - PicOkay, so maybe there are two exceptions, but that was a very long time ago. And to even bring it up is simply picking nits, because otherwise, Mother’s Day is a celebration that applies to everyone, everywhere. Regardless. And Mother’s Day isn’t reserved for one’s own mother. There’s your grandmother to be acknowledged, your mother’s mother; and your wife, your children’s mother; and your daughter or daughter-in-law, your grandchildren’s mother.

It seems to just go on and on. But what could possibly be more appropriate than celebrating motherhood, from all its kinship perspectives? Nothing, that’s what. I have a mother. Couldn’t have had a better one. She’s simply the only woman who had what it took to raise me and not fall apart at the seams while she did it, even if the falling-apart-at-the-seams scenario was at times one temper tantrum away.

My mother has a mother. I loved her dearly, when she was here with us. Though departed, I still love and admire her and think tenderly of her, often. (I haven’t forgotten about my father’s mother, whom I also love and admire and think of tenderly, often.) I have Daddys-Diary3a wife, the mother of my children. The best wife and mother I could ever hope for. Together, we’ve shared the lives of three children. Terrific children. Better children than I ever had a right to expect. And it’s all their mother’s doing.

I have a daughter and two daughters-in-law. They’ve brought into this world nine children–children I’m proud to call my grandchildren. Kidlets just don’t come any better. I’m surrounded by mothers, it seems, and I wouldn’t have it any other way and when I think of what a woman must give of herself, from the day a child is born and on through every minute of life after that, I’m simply astonished that anyone is capable of being a mother.

But oh! how glad I am that someone is.

J. Kevin Morris is the author of Daddy’s Diary. Order a copy here.