Category Archives for Favorite Books

Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance

Half Time: Moving from Success to Significanceby Bob Buford Half Time: Moving from Success to SignificanceBook ReviewAre you likely about about halfway through your life? Then it’s time to reflect, get off autopilot, and make decisions and changes for a meaningful and impactful second half!Note: Buford is a Christian who refers to God and Bible…

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I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for WhitenessAustin Channing Brown I’M STILL HERE: BLACK DIGNITY IN A WORLD MADE FOR WHITENESSBook ReviewA must-read for white people seeking to be actively anti-racist.”White people need to listen, to pause so that people of color can clearly articulate both the disappointment they’ve endured and what…

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Real American

Real American

Real American: A MemoirJulie Lythcott-Haims Real AmericanBook ReviewDear white people, Read this book.“Dear white people, When you’re sad about racism, please have the decency not to cry for yourselves.”-Julie Lythcott-HaimsI am grateful for Lythcott-Haims exquisite (and exquisitely painful) memoir of growing up as the beloved daughter of a black man and white woman in a country…

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Parenting the Challenging Child

Parenting the Challenging Child: The 4-Step Way to Turn Problem Situations into Learning Opportunities Signe Whitson Parenting the Challenging ChildBook ReviewEncouraging, simplified approach to parenting (and working with) challenging kidsSigne Whitson breaks down clearly and succinctly what adults need to know about working kids who struggle with behavioral challenges. Whitson’s approach and ideas are clearly outlined and…

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Differently Wired Book Review

Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World Differently WiredBook ReviewWhen neurologically atypical kids have the chance to let their gifts flourish, there is no limit to what’s possible.While Reber wrote this book primarily for parents of neurologically atypical kids, her words and advice will resonate with parents of all kids and will also…

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The Power of Showing Up Book Review

The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired The Power of Showing UpBook ReviewThe most important thing we can do for our kids is show up for them.Whether or not you had a parent or care giver who helped you feel safe, seen, soothed,…

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Recombobulation

Do you have a low level of anxiety and overwhelmed feeling much of the time? I do. My fast-paced, always-on, text and email-filled days can make for the opposite of the calm, peaceful existence I crave. In the Milwaukee airport, I saw a sign that said, “Recombobulation Area.” It was just past security and was…

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Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work, has positively impacted me and shifted my thinking. …all activities, regardless of their importance, consume your same limited store of time and attention. If you service low-impact activities, therefore, you’re taking away time you could be spending on higher-impact activities. -Cal Newport While I still haven’t managed to make all…

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10 Must-Read Books for Parents of Boys

Resources/Related Posts Helpful Books for Raising Daughters 15 Books That Inspire my Parenting Raising Boys Ep. 16: Born to be Wild with Jess Shatkin Ep. 13: Raising Boys to be Knights Book Review: Age of Opportunity The Center for Connection Ep. 20: The Yes Brain with Tina Payne Bryson (podcast episode)

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15 Books for a Happier, More Purposeful Life

    I love books, especially ones that give me ideas for how to live this one precious life just a teeny bit better. Although it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to just fifteen, here are some titles that I recommend if you’re interested in making some life adjustments. Some are old favorites…

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Helpful Books for Raising Daughters

I wish these books had been available when my girls were younger, but they’re here now. I’ve learned from these books what it’s like to be a girl growing up in the 2010s. This is a hard time to be a girl. Our girls feel expectations to be perfect in all areas – appearance, academics,…

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