Great Mothers Day gift ideas

Mothers Day is coming up quick, and its time to show our appreciation to the women who brought us into the world and raised us. At Cedar Fort we love to celebrate all mothers’ eclectic interests and hobbies, and we offer you a short collection of books that are prefect gifts for this special holiday.

Below are some great ways to show your appreciation today.

 

“Keep It Real and Grab a Plunger: 25 Tips for Surviving Parenthood” by Julie K. Nelson

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Get the parenting results you want without stepping into the battle zone. 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.

About the author

As a popular blogger, a college professor, and a frequent parenting guest expert on TV, you might suspect Julie K. Nelson is immune to the realities of actual parenting. But in fact, she’s been there—through all the late nights, huge messes, and tough moments.Now she combines her expertise with her experience as a mom of five in this entertaining and pragmatic 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.

 


“Don’t put Lipstick on the Cat” by Kersten Campbell

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As a parent, sometimes you just have to laugh. The challenges of raising children can be daunting, so humor goes a long way towards smoothing out the rough times. Enjoy these funny, frank, and true stories from the front lines of parenthood. Don’t Put Lipstick on the Cat is a perfect gift for moms, dads, neighbors, and friends.

About the author

Kersten Campbell is the author of the humor book Confessions of a Completely (In)sane Mother and more than thirty-five magazine and newspaper articles that support families, children, and motherhood. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, eating choc- olate doughnuts, and playing the clarinet. She, her husband, five children, a cat, and a dog who is smarter than all of them live blissfully eating doughnuts in the state of Washington. (The dog steals most of the doughnuts.)

 

“The Song of My Father” by Christine T. Hall

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“Good will come from this.” That’s the phrase Chris’s father uttered over and over—almost like a song. As she grew, her father’s optimism inspired her through the tough times that followed almost losing her childhood home and then later enduring hospital stays and surgery. But then something so horrific happened, Chris was afraid her father’s song had stopped forever. This uplifting true story will remind you how to have hope, even on your darkest days.

About the author

Chris Hall maintains she is one of the most unlikely authors you will ever meet, as it was never in any of her life plans to write a book.  Her writing experience began without forethought or intention on her part.

It started on a summer day, while she working in her flower beds. A thought came clearly into her mind – then another, and another. Ideas started coming to her so frequently that she finally decided to keep a yellow legal pad and pencil with her wherever she went, so that she no longer had to resort to writing on the back of the receipts in her purse. No one could have been more amazed than she when she realized she was actually writing a book.

Her first book, Conversations with a Moonflower was published in March 2011.

Chris is never happier than when she and her husband are surrounded by their eight children and spouses and their 32 grandchildren. She lives in Utah with her husband, Duane.

 

“The Magical Slow Cooker” Sarah Olson

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Do you believe in magic? Well, your slow cooker does. From breakfast to dessert, these recipes are perfect for busy moms who want something that’s quick and wholesome—not to mention delicious! With prepare-ahead tips and time-saving tricks from this little book—and the swish and flick of a wand—you can experience the magic of your slow cooker every night of the week!

About the author

Sarah Olson is the creator of the blog The Magical Slow Cooker. She loves that a few simple ingredients can turn into magic while slow cooking. Sarah also works full-time as a mail carrier and resides in Springfield, Oregon, with her husband and young daughter.You can learn more about Sarah at www.themagicalslowcooker.com.

 

“Stack Happy: 70 Flipping Delicious Flapjack Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Dessert” by Karly Campbell

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If you think pancakes are only for breakfast, you’re in for a surprise! Popular blogger Karly Campbell shares her signature flapjack favorites, from cornmeal pancakes topped with guacamole to s’mores pancakes drizzled in chocolate sauce. With so many yummy choices, this cookbook is guaranteed to have you craving pancakes all the time!

About the author

Karly is a wife, mother, homeschooler, food blogger, and social media enthusiast. She married her high school sweet- heart and has been feeding his cookie addiction ever since.

Karly began cooking frozen pizzas for her young family, pro- gressed to boxed meals somewhere along the way, and finally discarded the boxes and found her groove in the kitchen. Since discovering her love of real homemade food, she has become an avid cook and baker. In late 2008, Karly started

the blog Buns in My Oven, and she turned it into a full-time venture mid-2012. When Karly isn’t homeschooling her kids or binge-watching television series, you’ll find her develop- ing recipes for her blog and many national brands.

Buns in My Oven has been featured on many popular web- sites and was named one of the Top 100 Mom Food Blogs by Disney’s Babble for 2013, as well as one of the top ten blogs by Huffington Post.

 

“Finger Foods: Elegant Treats and Bite-Sized Eats for Every Occasion” by Joyce Tanner Whiting

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Taste your way to deliciousness, one little bite at a time.  These scrumptious and sensational finger foods are the perfect way to impress your guests for parties, receptions, and more. Try the Coconut Butterflied Shrimp, Orange and Honey Meatballs, and Lemon Tassies.  Packed with recipes and tips from an expert caterer, this book is sure to make your next party a giant hit from the first little bite.

About the author

Joyce Tanner Whiting grew up on a small dairy farm in Meridian, Idaho, where she learned to milk cows and kill squash bugs. Her passions include food, flowers, and family, but not nec- essarily in that order. She holds a master’s degree in secondary education and technical writing from Brigham Young University. Her several careers include a twenty-year stint as a stay-at-home mom and ten years as a junior high English teacher and part-time English and technical writing faculty member at two local universities. She spent an additional twenty plus years editing and writing computer manuals and consulting contracts for Novell, Inc.

Now “retired,” she is the unpublished author of a short book of poetry and several children’s stories, including Grandma Don’t, Grannie Annie, and They Don’t Do Purple Unless You’re with Your Grandma.

She spends her time in community and church volunteer services, hosting friends-and-family recep- tions, reunions, and other events. She currently lives, gardens, cooks, and hugs grandkids in Springville, Utah.

Blog tour: ‘Baptism and Boomerangs’

Blog tour: ‘Baptism and Boomerangs’

Sherrie Gavin, Tatiana Lawton, and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Baptism and Boomerangs” blog tour, which will run from August 18-September 1, 2015.

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

About the book:

Baptism brings us soaring back—just like a boomerang—into the arms of our loving Heavenly Father! With colorful artwork, a fun story, and insightful analogies, this book helps parents and children discuss the importance of our first crucial covenant in God’s plan of happiness. Entertaining and uplifting, it makes a great gift for all your favorite eight-year-olds.

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About the author:

Sherrie Gavin was born and raised in upstate New York, USA. Always looking for romance, adventure, and with a love of writing, she travelled to Australia and fell in love with a true Aussie bloke named Bruce. ‘Sruth! They married and began adventuring together, joined by two beautiful daughters who are the loves of their lives. Sherrie has been lucky enough to have contributed to Linda Hoffman Kimball’s Relief Society anthologies and The Exponent II. She also thinks that everyone should try throwing a boomerang at least once.

About the illustrator:

Tatiana Lawton was born in Brisbane, Australia, but was raised up north on the sunny beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She was born with a love for life, art, and storytelling, and her pusuit to study a degree of film and animation came as no surprise to family and friends. Moving back to Brisbane, Tatiana completed her four-year degree. Since finishing her degree, she has been freelancing as an artist, contributing to short films as a concept artist, character designer, and storyboard artist. Tatiana has drawn her inspiration for this book from her Australian heritage and her appreciation for eternal families.

“Baptism and Boomerangs” blog tour schedule:

August 18: Reidhead Random-ness
August 19: A Casual Reader’s Blog
August 20:
August 21: The Exponent
August 22:
August 23: Wishful Endings
August 24: Bridget of Arabia • My Book a Day
August 25: Mel’s Shelves
August 26: I love to Read and Review Books
August 27: The Polka Dot Umbrella
August 28: JoAnn Arnold
August 29:
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August 31:
September 1: ‘TLE REDreads…..

April LDS nonfiction: Parenting, relationships and military tactics

April LDS nonfiction: Parenting, relationships and military tactics

April RadiantOur LDS nonfiction titles have an energetic feel to them, so tap into that energy and order your copy today! The official release date for each of these books is April 14, but you can preorder them on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.

Base-Hits-and-Home-Run-Relationships_9781462114030“Base Hits and Home Run Relationships: What Women Wish Guys Knew”
by Trina Boice
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Love is like baseball, so hit a home run in your relationship! With Trina Boice’s advice, any man can learn how to step up to the plate. Learn tips, stats, and skills to make a powerful and lasting romance whether you’re in the “minor leagues” of dating or the “major leagues” of married life.

 

 

“Captain Moroni’s Command: Dynamics of Warfare in the Book of Mormon”Captain-Moronis-Command_9781462115402
by David E. Spencer
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War never changes, but it changes us. Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs David Spencer takes an in-depth look at the political intrigues and military tactics in the war chapters of the book of Alma. See how the conflicts compare to modern military strategies and how they transformed ancient society. It will change the way you think about the Book of Mormon and its peoples.

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“Table Salt and Testimony: Ideas, Object Lessons and Practical Parenting Tips for Creating Teaching
Moments in the Home”
by Darren E. Schmidt
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Turn everyday situations in your home into teaching moments. With practical tips, object lessons, and ideas for how to create such moments, popular speaker Darren Schmidt teaches you how to be a shepherd instead of merely a sheepherder. Use these parenting pointers so that your days with your family are positive ones.

Blog tour: ‘3,000 Miles to Eternity: A True Internet Love Story’

Blog tour: ‘3,000 Miles to Eternity: A True Internet Love Story’

Duane and Selena Pannell and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “3,000 Miles to Eternity: A True Internet Love Story” blog tour, which will run from July 4-17, 2015.

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

About the book:

Years before online dating became a respectable option, two broken and imperfect souls digitally crossed paths as they tried to find their way back to God. This fascinating true story, told through journals and emails, will have you smiling from start to finish and shedding a few tears along the way. Engaging and entertaining, it’s the perfect reminder of the power of love, redemption, and hope.

3000 Miles blog tour UPDATED

 

About the authors:

DUANE AND SELENA PANNELL “met” online while living in Virginia and Alberta, Canada.  After a complicated long-distance relationship spanning four years, they married and have a son together. Their first book is borne of yet another separation in their lives when Selena was in Alberta for several months in 2013 with her dying father.

Duane was going through their old correspondence because he is a “mushy man” and thought this was a story worth telling.  After some coaxing, he convinced Selena, and with a little help from googledocs, they began their collaboration on “3,000 Miles To Eternity.”

Today they serve as missionary group leaders in the LDS (Mormon) Addiction Recovery Program where they lead two 12 Step meetings a week.  Duane is putting the final touches on a manuscript addressing addiction recovery while Selena homeschools their son and teaches archery in her spare time.

“3,000 Miles to Eternity: A True Internet Love Story” blog tour schedule:

July4: A Casual Reader’s Blog
July 5: Debbie’s Inkspectations • Live to Read
July 6: Debra’s Book Cafe
July 7: My Book a Day
July 8: I Love to Read and Review Books
July 9:
July 10: Mel’s Shelves
July 11:
July 12: Jorie Loves a Story
July 13:
July 14: Emmy Mom
July 15:
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July 17: Why Not? Because I Said So!

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

Extended dates:

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May 22: Cook Scrap Craft
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May 28: Books and Benches

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