Free parenting and families Kindle books for 28 Dec 17

My Long Road Back

by Verwayne Greenhoe

This story was updated on June 6th. 2017, expanding it from about 11,000 words to 18,000 words.

My real life story of a brain injury I sustained while at work back in 1981. While the day of the injury is described, it goes much deeper than the injury. At that point in time, there were few definitive medical protocols for the physical and emotional healing following a severe closed head injury. Everyone thought I was faking it until an event that was witnessed by an entire Emergency Room team. I was about nine years recovering from the injury but it still affects me yet today, some 36+ years later. This story attempts to chronicle the events in my life that have changed me forever.

The Wise Mama Guide to Maternity Leave: Avoid Burnout, â??Bad Mom Syndrome,â? and Other Common Pitfalls of Motherhood

by Lisa Abramson

There are many books about being pregnant and giving birth, but none focus on the emotional component of transitioning to motherhood and how to set yourself up for success during maternity leave.

Look no further working moms-to-be, this Maternity Leave guide is what you’ve been waiting for. Written for the busy professional, this handbook has everything you need in one place, and you can easily digest it in a single sitting.

New moms spend most of their time and energy worrying about the birth (who wouldn’t?!), only to later realize that this was a teeny, tiny blip in their life as a mom. And the truth is, you can’t predict how your baby will be born, but you can make plans for a smoother transition into motherhood.

Whether you have 6 weeks or 6 months, maternity leave requires a fundamentally different mindset. It’s not a test and no one is giving out grades or promotions based on how you perform. And yet, without a conscious shift, many professional moms find themselves striving to succeed at motherhood. This is an engaging guide to maternity leave that will help you avoid the common mistakes made by overachieving, Type A, working women when they transition into motherhood. The book also covers how to avoid “bad mom syndrome”, as well as the rarely discussed emotional components of pregnancy and motherhood.

Through her own story of becoming a mother, Lisa Abramson infuses this guide with practical tools and tips. And as a lifelong overachiever, Lisa understands the pressures on modern working women. After a devastating and intense experience with Postpartum Depression and Psychosis, everyone can learn from Lisa’s rocky and challenging transition into motherhood. The tools and tips she shares are her hard earned lessons.

This is the book Lisa wished she’d read before becoming a mom, and Lisa hopes it can be a source of light and wisdom for you too. Whether you’re pregnant with your first, or a mother of three, this guide is for all working moms out there.

Advanced Praise

“Down-to-earth and packed with honesty, this unique guide cuts through layers of damaging motherhood myths. Following the wise tips Lisa Abramson gathered the hard way, new moms and moms-to-be can avoid many common struggles and truly enjoy maternity leave.”
– Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D., Perinatal Psychologist and Author of Postpartum Depression for Dummies

“Filled with wisdom, soul, and raw honesty, this book is the ultimate companion guide for the messy truth behind the mystery of early motherhood.”
– Dr. Leslie Carr, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Mental Health Advocate

“This is the book I wish I had read before I became a mom. As a high achieving and independent woman, transitioning to motherhood was challenging. This book is the perfect guide to entering this new phase of life with intention and armed with tips, tools and resources for a smooth transition.”
– Suzannah Scully, TEDx Speaker, Executive Coach and Podcast Host

“Perfect for the busy mom-to-be, there is so much helpful information packed into this concise and easy to digest book. A MUST read if you are returning to work after the birth of a child.”
– Casey Georgeson, Innovation and Creative Lead at The Wine Group

“This is the manual new moms need for navigating motherhood and integrating a new baby into our already busy everyday routine. From mindfulness to self-compassion to getting comfortable asking for help, this concise guide teaches life skills all new moms can benefit from learning more about. I highly recommend it.”
– Jennifer Marshall, TEDx Speaker and Co-Founder & Executive Director of This is My Brave

“Waiting for my second baby, I am so glad to have this guide handy. I just wish I had read it before my first baby! Highly recommended to any mom, whether you are expecting your first or have four kids.” – Maura Pincay-Jeffery, Cash Operations Manager at Airbnb

Living Without Regret: How to Ensure That You Live Your Life to the Fullest, a guide to Regret Free Living (Happiness Book 1)

by Andy Lacroix

Strategies For Living A Meaningful Life

Living a life free of regret: it’s something everyone wants, isn’t it? We want to feel that we’re on the right path, that we’ve accomplished our goals, and that we’ll go to our deathbeds satisfied with a life well-lived. But what can we do to achieve this?

Within this book, we will explore how our distant past shapes who we are today, and how we can take that knowledge and apply it to our future selves in order to ensure that, when we reach the end of our life span, we can look back and say, “Now that was a life well-lived.”

We will also discuss changes that you can make todayâ??this very momentâ??in order to get the ball rolling toward regret-free living. Our past makes up our foundation, but our present makes up our structureâ?¦ and most of us could use a little bit of a metaphorical renovation!

At the end of each chapter is a section entitled “Reflections,” where you will be challenged to answer a set of questions designed with self-exploration in mind. These bit of Q&A is intended to get you thinking critically about your past, present and future and to provide insights that you can use to take the clay of your life and shape it into something you can be proud of. Your answers are as individual as you are, and they will provide the unique blueprint tailored for your life and your future.

So, if you’re ready to learn how to dissolve your past regrets and keep your future free of them, please read on. The key to a regretless existence is in your hands.

Live Without Regret, and on our last hour of our last day we can smile joyously.

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Marriage and Divorce: The New Testament Teaching

by B. Ward Powers

A detailed treatment of the biblical teaching about marriage, sex, marital problems, divorce and remarriage. A major focus is the much-disputed question of divorce and remarriage. Dr Powers examiners in careful detail all the different views about this issue and concludes that we must follow the teachings of Jesus and of Paul in putting the emphasis where they put it: upon the separation or splitting apart of the marriage relationship. That is what is wrong; that is what must not be allowed to happen. If that is prevented, then clearly the problem of divorce will not arise.

But Moses, Jesus and Paul all recognized that – although it is forbidden and is sinful – a couple can separate and a marriage break down. When because of human sin and weakness a broken marriage occurs, we help no-one by saying that in God’s eyes the marriage is continuing even though it has totally and completely vanished from view. Our task is to acknowledge that sin has destroyed that marriage, and help the people to pick up the pieces and come to true penitence and find reconciliation if it is possibile.

If reconciliation fails, let us proclaim the forgiveness and healing of the Lord, and the certainty of his grace in time of need, and the possibility of a fresh start at rebuilding broken lives, helping them to work out and to do whatever then is the best for them in the circumstances. In many cases, this will include a second marriage.

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