Free parenting and families Kindle books for 09 May 15

Adopted for Daily Life: A Devotional for Adopting Moms

by Wendy Willard

The first six months of any adoption are the most critical, as families transition to a new normal. Fear, worry, and disappointment are all common during that time. Butâ??if we remain focused on God’s purpose and promiseâ??hope, faith, comfort, and peace can be just as common.

This devotional brings encouraging support for that pivotal season of bonding and transition. Each week, moms who’ve been there offer insight on life topics as they relate to adoption, in the form of five daily selections. The five-minute readings are rooted in scripture, to ensure you stay grounded safely in God’s Word throughout the adoption journey. The contributing moms represent families grown through both domestic and foreign adoptions from all over the world, including China, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Poland, Korea, and Ethiopia.

Contributors include:

Caroline Bailey (“Barrenness”)

Amy Bultemeier (“Endurance”)

Amie Cooper (“Worry”)

Melissa Corkum (“Self-care”)

Jessie Crabtree (“Trust”)

Allison Cunningham (“Peace”)

Alisha Forrest, Copy Editor

Anne Marie Gosnell (“Purpose”)

Stacey Hare (“Disappointment”)

Rachel Harrison (“His Presence”)

Tonja Ihlenfeldt (“Fear”)

Glorya Jordan (“Spiritual Warfare”)

Wendy Lankford (“My Shepherd”)

Carrie Leister (“Faith”)

Mary Ostyn (“Providence”)

Laura Pheneger (“Joy”)

Melissa Sands (“Remembering”)

Jessica Satterfield (“Love”)

Allison Schumm (“Loss”)

Michelle Simpson (“Humility”)

Melissa Stanek (“Waiting”)

Julie Swain (“Beholding Christ” and “Anger”)

Lisa Williams (“His Faithfulness”)

Tammy Wondra (“Hope”)

All proceeds from this book support adoptions and adoption care through the FIT (Families in Transition) ministry in Nicaragua as well as its global expansion efforts. Visit to learn more.

The Process, The Promise: a journal for infertility prayer

by Lisha Epperson

The Process, The Promise is a lyrical journal of stories, prayers and biblical truth offering space for questions and time for reflection. From “when its you” to the first flashes of menopause and late life motherhoodâ?¦this journal is a safe space to ponder it all.

Autism: Help For Autistic Adults, Understanding Adults with Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Special Needs, ASD Books)

by Mark Spectrum

Helping Autistic Adults-Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments For Adults With Autism

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a developmental disability, which affects 1 in 68 people in the United States. Men are four times more prone to develop ASD than women; however, studies have shown that women with autism are more severely affected. Signs and symptoms of autism usually occur within the first three years of a person’s life, but some parents fail to notice some of these indications and others may have chose to ignore the issue.

Autism affects a person’s social and communication skills. Because of this, some parents will often overlook these signs and symptoms and simply think of them as a sign of slow growth and development. Because of this, some people will grow up not knowing that they have the disorder. Such people may know themselves that they experience specific difficulties and will seek for an explanation for these.

It is our hope that after reading this book you have a better understanding about autism in adults. Whether you yourself, or someone you know is autistic, this book can benefit you. Being autistic is not a bad thing and should be celebrated as a unique difference. Autistic men and women, excel in many areas in their life. With some work, social interaction can be one of them.

This Book: Autism in Adults- Will Go Over the Issues Associated With Autism

Such As:

  • Impaired Social Skills
  • Impaired Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
  • Repetitive Behaviors
  • Motor Dysfunctions
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Sleep Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Social Isolation
  • Bipolar Disorder

While there is no specific treatment available that can help “cure” autism or its core symptoms, there are a number of options available that help individuals manage autism without the use of medications. The primary goal of treatment is to help these adults with autism cope and improve their ability to function in their day-to-day lives.

This Book Will Go Over Things Like:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Speech and Occupational Therapy
  • Finding a Job
  • Employment Training Programs That are Available for Adults With Autism
  • Meeting New People
  • Dating Advice For Autistic People

Adults with autism are often misunderstood by the people around them, especially when these people are not aware that they have this condition. People around adults with autism often find them rude even when these people are simply having a hard time interacting with others and expressing themselves. It is important to better understand this condition in order to help autistic adults adapt to society, and live a happy, healthy life.

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The Care and Feeding of the Single Mother

by Angela Phillips

personal empowerment, inspiration and success strategies

How To Raise Kids To Be Responsible Adults

by Anne Lyken-Garner

This book is written as a guide to help parents lovingly mould and nurture their children into responsible adults. Providing food, shelter and entertainment are elements of the very basic nurturing we must provide for our children. However, if we want to go one step further and help our children to be productive members of society long after we’re not there to see the fruits of our labour, it’s our duty to formulate in their minds an awareness of what is expected of them socially.

This guide was written by a qualified and experienced Youth Worker who has worked in her field for over ten years, in vastly different communities, with children and young people from diverse backgrounds. Many of the young people she has worked directly with are slightly or severely incongruous individuals seeking to find themselves and their positions in the already-developed communities around them.

The strategies in this book are geared towards enabling parents to help these children and young people find their niche and take up their place, not as a parasite of said community, but as an asset on their way to building up and enriching the lives of the people with whom they come into contact.

Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD

by Margit Crane

Too often, ADHD kids are alienated within a school system that doesn’t truly understand what it’s dealing with. There is no other school group that is reprimanded and mocked as frequently as students with ADHD. Instead of being thought of as innovators and future world leaders, ADHD kids are labeled, “Lazy,” “Spacey,” or “Defiant.” Award-winning author, and 30-year veteran teacher and school counselor, Margit Crane-diagnosed with ADHD herself in 1980-is very familiar with the plight of students with ADHD. She says, “I was one of those too curious, too intense students. Teachers weren’t quite sure what to do with me, and I suffered for it. It’s time to build bridges between school personnel and ADHD families for the success of everyone.

Parent Dawn S. writes: “I can’t tell you all of the things I learned! I couldn’t stop reading- I read it all in one sitting! Both of my ADHD children will be better for your input in our lives!!!! Thank you, you are a blessing to our family and so many others!”

“Getting Schooled” offers a unique perspective on ADHD in schools. It accepts schools the way they are-this is not a theoretical book-and addresses the issue of parents, teachers, school counselors, and students working together. Crane presents her information in 4 sections, one for each of the above-mentioned parties. In each section, she offers 25 tips that will help understand and interact with the other groups.

Crane advises that readers dive into each of the sections so that they can understand the concerns and struggles of others with whom they will, inevitably, interact.

She explains, “I’ve been all of these roles (parent, teacher, counselor, and student) at one time or another, and know that each of us has a challenge regarding vis-a-vis ADHD that the others aren’t fully aware of. When I moved out of my home state, I was a substitute teacher and counselor, and it was distressing to see how many teachers and counselors only receive a perfunctory and simplistic lesson on ADHD, while parents of these kids and the students themselves feel trapped by a system that appears ignorant and uncaring.”

Professor of Education at California State University, Dr. Betina Hsieh, herself a former teacher of challenging students and now a Teacher Trainer, had this to say about “Getting Schooled”:

“Margit Crane has done it again! With her clear, readable set of tips for parents, teachers, counselors and students, she helps us all to understand the culture of ADHD with more depth, and does so with respect and understanding for all parties. Her multiple perspectives allow all parties to work collaboratively for the success and well-being of students with ADHD.”

Margit Crane’s other books “How to Train Your Parents in 6-1/2 Days;” “A Year of Good-Enough Parenting;” and “Taking the CRAZY Out of Your Family Celebrations,” are all available at or can be ordered by your local bookstore.

Connect with Margit Crane on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest (@GiftedWithADD) or on her blog and website:

Stories From A Porch Swing

by Diane Dean White

Stories shared between a young girl and her grandmother from a porch
swing are safely hidden in her heart for decades. Enjoy going on a
Sleigh Ride, Anna’s Strudel, the Kool-Aid Kids, and more as the
takes you on an unforgettable journey from the past.

Relationships : Help and Rescue

by I Hayer

Everyone has problems in a relationship, but what makes some relationships last while others end in divorce?

Is it the issues that occur or is it the way the issues are resolved?

Have you lost the spark in your relationship from endless arguments?

What you don’t need is another book filled with chapters about all the different types of conflicting personalities that are out there. If you are reading this introduction, then chances are that you are already know what doesn’t work in a relationship. If you are driving a car and find that you keep taking wrong turns in an attempt to find your destination, you don’t need someone to tell you about all the wrong turns you are taking. You need someone to tell you exactly which turns to take to get to the right location straight away and to cut out all the nonsense. What you need is a book that tells you what is missing in your relationship and gets straight to the point in delivering the information so you can start using it today.

Perhaps you may find it hard to do some of the things in this book, but if you want to know what makes a relationship work, then that is what you will get in this book.

After seeing countless relationships breaking down while other succeeded, it was all too clear which ingredient lead to success and which lead to failure.

Ask yourself, if things don’t change in your current situation, what will be the end result?

It’s time to make a change and learn what works and be rid of everything you know hasn’t work until today and you know really won’t work in the future either.

Let’s start now.

MY RAPIST: the cycle man

by mary n


This book is a true story it has information of how I was raped and what happened after,it also tells about peoples rape stories and how to come over it move on and live my life.

CHASING CHEATERS: A True and Shocking Story

by Michael Swift

This is a true and I think pretty unique story of my best friend. He was absolutely devastated when he discovered his wife was probably cheating on him after 21 years of what he thought was a near perfect marriage. But she wouldn’t admit it. So he set out to prove it…..And what a quest it turned out to be!

In the second half, ‘Aftermath’, when he thought everything was done and dusted and he’d started a new life, she came back to haunt him and took things to another unexpected level. After all she’d put him through, it seems she just couldn’t let go!

But this book is not just about the lies, deceit and betrayal of one person. Or, as he found out, of those close to him.

I’m hoping, by telling his story, to help people who find themselves in similar situations, to learn from his mistakes. Learn that, if you ever get close to the edge, for whatever reason, whatever life throws at you, you can cope and get through it. I’m hoping it will help to shield any children that may be involved from as much pain and heartache as possible. They only have little hearts. They are delicate and need to be protected.

If just one person, one child, benefits from this, then it will have served it’s purpose.

Someone proof read it and among other things said this…..

“It’s good. It made me laugh. It made me angry. It made me cry.”

Only by reading on will you discover if it reaches out and touches you!

Child Abuse True Stories: DOCTOR’S ORDERS (The child abuse scandal they tried to cover up!)

by Hannah Wingfield

HERE IT IS: The much-anticipated expose of the child abuse scandal that almost got swept under the carpet!

Under the cover of anonymity, “Hannah Wingfield” bravely tells her shocking true story of how she was repeatedly abused at the hands of a senior medical professional – and how the subsequent fallout impacted her life.

It doesn’t make for “easy” reading, but since when did ignoring an issue make it disappear? After all, this is the world we all live in. Isn’t it time we did something about it?

DISCLAIMER: This book is based upon a true story of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.

Wisdom For A Woman

by Gary Yarbrough MD

Brew a cup of favorite tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and let yourself steep in the wisdom of these fifteen essays, each distilled from decades of truly listening to women with both heart and mind. Let yourself savor these gems, then share a particular one with that special friend who really needs to hear it.

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