ChristianParenting.org releases tear ‘n share resource to encourage kids with 50 simple notes

PRAISE VS. ENCOURAGEMENT? NO CONTEST!

CHRISTIAN PARENTING OFFERS 50 WAYS 

TO GIVE KIDS THE ENCOURAGEMENT THEY NEED

New ‘NOTEworthy Kids – 50 Encouraging Notes 

Every Child Needs to Receive’

ChristianParenting.org

SOURCE: 130 Agency

DALLAS – Jan. 12, 2021 – A new resource from ChristianParenting.org – a leading online location for parents of all ages experiencing the joys and challenges of faithfully raising a family – offers 50 ways for parents to give their kids the vital encouragement they need for healthy development.

 

NOTEworthy Kids – 50 Encouraging Notes Every Child Needs to Receive features 50 encouraging phrases that remind children there’s always hope, even on tough days, and reinforces that parents are there for them in the good, the bad and everywhere in between.

 

Order Here: ChristianParenting.org/Noteworthy

 

“Sending a thoughtful note at the right time or sharing the perfect words when needed is a gift of encouragement that comes naturally to many, but not to all of us,” said Cynthia Yanof, wife, mom, author, Pardon the Mess podcaster and leader of Christian Parenting. “These 50 notes were created for those of us who need tangible ways to remind our kids that we believe in them and are praying over their days.”

 

In a “self-esteem” crazy world, experts say praising children for results – an “A” paper, for example – runs the risk of making them addicted to approval and risk averse. But encouraging their effort develops a focus on the process that earned the win and helps them reflect on how they can do better.

 

Excerpts from NOTEworthy Kids include:

  • Just Be Yourself!I’ve asked God to help you stay true to who you were created to be today.
  • Live Big Today!Today is a great day to have a great day! Don’t let all the things you have to get done keep you from enjoying what makes life fun.
  • Do-Over, Anyone? – Tomorrow is a new day, thank goodness. With each new day we have opportunities to fix what went wrong and repair what feels broken.

 

“We’ve also left a spot for you to write your own note on the back,” Yanof said. “It’s easy to encourage your kids by placing a shareable note in their backpack, on their bathroom mirror or at their bedside. Kids need encouragement at every age and stage, college included.”

 

Yanof cited 1 Thessalonians 5:11 where it says, “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

 

“It’s our prayer that these notes help parents maximize every opportunity to encourage their kids and remind them of the great value and purpose they hold as children of God,” she said.

 

Christian Parenting is an online platform including podcasts that over 1.2 million parents have already downloaded. It is a brand of Denison Ministries, which also produces the Denison Forum, featuring Dr. Jim Denison’s insight on news affecting Christians today, and First15 daily devotionals.

THE SLUGS & BUGS SHOW to Release New Christmas Special “MAKE READY FOR CHRISTMAS”!

THE SLUGS & BUGS SHOW to Release New Christmas Special “MAKE READY FOR CHRISTMAS”!
Critically-Acclaimed Faith-Based Children’s Show Christmas Special to Release on November 24th, 2020 with host Randall Goodgame and guests including Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton and musicians Ellie Holcomb, Andrew Peterson, & Buddy Greene.
SOURCE: Biscuit PR
Nashville, TN – From a song-filled workshop in the heart of Music City, The Slugs & Bugs Show debuts their first holiday special, “Make Ready for Christmas.” Following the acclaimed first season of this hilarious kids and family show, host Randall Goodgame welcomes a gift basket full of guests!  “Make Ready for Christmas” tells the story of Advent with seven original songs the whole family will love.
“Every year, the Christmas season offers a new opportunity to be astonished by the birth of Jesus, and this story invites families inside the Workshop as we remember – and navigate the challenges of the season – through our songs and delightful characters.” Randall shares.
With a cast of talented performers from Sesame Street and The Helpsters, and created by a producer of VeggieTales, The Slugs & Bugs Show invites families to “Make Ready for Christmas.” In this hour-long special, the workshop welcomes special guests including Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton and singer/songwriters Ellie Holcomb, Andrew Peterson, Buddy Green, Jeff Taylor, Diana Beach Batarseh, and Ron Block.
“As we celebrate Christmas with our families, especially this year, we wanted to consider what steps we can take to prepare our hearts through a season of Advent. Becoming aware of our real need for the gift of Jesus and sharing that through our characters in a story that reflects the same crazy whirlwind of holidays as our own families. I can’t wait for families to join us as we “Make Ready for Christmas!” The Slugs & Bugs Show Showrunner, J. Chris Wall shares.
Randall and the Slugs & Bugs cast experience the Advent season, but with so much activity and a dizzying carousel of friends stopping by the workshop, will the crew erupt with frustration or will they embody the hope, joy, love, and peace that signify the true meaning of Christmas?
Slugs & Bugs will also be releasing a new 5-book collection, Adventures from the Workshop and Beyond later in 2020. This boxed set of picture books builds on the themes from the Season One of The Slugs & Bugs Show and include new adventures with all the beloved cast of characters: Doug, Sparky, Morty, and Maggie.
For more information on The Slugs & Bugs Show, the brand new Christmas special “Make Ready for Christmas”, the music, and Adventures from the Workshop and Beyond 5-Book Collection visit slugsandbugs.com.
The Slugs & Bugs Show and the Adventures from the Workshop and Beyond are produced by Brentwood Studios and RightNow Media.
PRAISE FOR THE SLUGS & BUGS SHOW
“Not only does [Randall Goodgame] dignify children by speaking the truth to them, but he’s also made a quality show from beginning to end. It’s clear from the content and method of the show that Goodgame believes the youngest among us are still worthy of our best efforts.” – The Gospel Coalition
“I love how the Slugs and Bugs Show captivates kids and plants seeds of gospel goodness in their hearts! The show is also such a gift to moms and dads and grandparents everywhere.” – Bob Lepine, cohost of FamilyLife Today
“Not all shows are so careful as The Slugs & Bugs Show in drawing out the practical, gritty ways that the Gospel of grace alone makes life in family and community possible.” – The Rabbit Room

Christianparenting.org announces Christian headliners for the ‘Perfectly, Imperfect’ online event; launches podcast network

HELP AND INSIGHT FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS

OCT. 23/24 – ‘PERFECTLY IMPERFECT,

AN ONLINE CHRISTIAN PARENTING EVENT’

In Concert, Christian Parenting Launches Podcast Platform

ChristianParenting.org

DALLAS – Sept. 23, 2020 – ChristianParenting.org – a leading online resource for parents of all ages experiencing the joys and challenges of faithfully raising a family – is hosting Perfectly, Imperfect, an online event featuring wisdom, wit and insight from trusted voices on the front lines of parenting.

“This event is for the parent who is worn down by expectations of perfection and looking to find rest and encouragement in knowing that Christ is made perfect in our weakness,” said Cynthia Yanof, wife, mom, author, podcaster and leader of Christian Parenting. “With the right resources given in the right ways, we know growth can happen in the midst of the busyness.”

At the same time, Christian Parenting launches more resources for believing parents with the Christian Parenting Podcast Network featuring insight and advice from leaders in building faithful homes.

Podcasts include Yanof’s Pardon the Mess; So,You’re Having a Baby; Legacy Dads with Lance and Dante; The Journey with Jonathan Pitts and more coming weekly.

The Christian Parenting Podcast Network curates the best parenting podcasts to help you leave perfection at the door and help you to become the perfectly imperfect parent God has called you to be,” Yanof said. “We invite you to explore our network of trusted parenting podcasts today.”

The Oct. 23/24 Perfectly, Imperfect event features trusted voices in the Christian parenting space offering video messages of practical and spiritual encouragement to parents all over the world. Not perfect parents, just parents who are willing to share about their imperfect experiences and point to the perfect heavenly father. Guests include: Korie Robertson, Bella Robertson, Chrys Howard and Jo Shackelford, Jamie and Aaron Ivey (Happy Hour), Toni and Sam Collier (North Point Ministries), and many more. See the full list here.

Christian Parenting is a brand of Denison Ministries which also produces the Denison Forum, featuring Dr. Jim Denison’s insight on news affecting Christians today, and First15 daily devotionals.

“Christian Parenting was created to give growing families of faith the practical and spiritual help needed on as many platforms and in as many ways as possible,” said Dr. Jim Denison. “Hundreds of thousands of parents are being transformed by Christian Parenting resources every day, and it’s helping people set aside perfection and actually grow into the ‘perfectly imperfect’ parent they were made to be.”

“If you’re feeling reactive instead of proactive as a parent, too busy to find the time to grow, and too worn down by expectations of perfection, these podcasts and our other resources are what you need,” Yanof said.

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New Book, Different Like Me, Encourages Kids to Celebrate Diversity

New Book, Different Like Me, Encourages Kids to Celebrate Diversity

NEWS SOURCE: Nashville Publicity

In the new book, Different Like Me (Our Daily Bread Publishing), children ages 3 to 7 discover that being different is okay, and that what they have in common is more important than what they don’t. With fanciful, full-color illustrations, readers follow a diverse group of kids as they work together toward a surprising and delightful conclusion.

Sometimes the things that make us different can leave us feeling like a fish out of water. Different Like Me takes young readers on a whimsical journey where each unique child works with the others to launch a giant colorful fish balloon. Along the way, the children learn to celebrate differences and uncover what they all have in common, so that even a “fish out of water” finds belonging.

Different Like Me features a wonderful variety of children with unique qualities. It is based on a story that the author, Xochitl E. Dixon, wrote years ago to explain to her own children the beauty of God’s diverse world. You’ll also enjoy the engaging questions you can use to start conversations about diversity with the children in your own life.

In Different Like Me, you’ll discover:

  • The beauty of diversity—cultural, physical, and more
  • Rhyming words and a repetitive refrain that capture kids’ attention
  • Conversation-starting questions around the topic of diversity
  • A valuable addition to school, church, and home libraries
  • A perfect picture book for children 8 and under

Whether in looks, cultural background, physical prowess, or academic excellence, there are no two children exactly alike. Different Like Me helps kids to understand that being unique is good and that God has made them as they are for a purpose.

Different Like Me is available now wherever books are sold.

About the Author: Xochitl (So-Cheel) E. Dixon, author of Waiting for God: Trusting Daily in God’s Plan and Pace(2019), serves as a speaker and a regular contributor to Our Daily Bread (www.odb.org) and Guideposts’ All God’s Creatures. A recent transplant to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, she enjoys spending time with her husband of over 25 years, Dr. W. Alan Dixon, Sr., and their sons, A.J. and Xavier. She serves the Lord alongside her service dog, Callie, and shares God’s truth and love everywhere she goes and in everything she writes. You can connect with Xochitl and Callie at www.xedixon.com. This is her first picture book.

About the Illustrator: Bonnie Lui is an illustrator and storyteller who loves to play. She constantly looks for ways to create fun in all forms of media, and her work can be found in books, games, and television. When she’s not making art, Bonnie also enjoys playing the ukulele and the piano. She lives, works, and plays in Los Angeles, where it is over 75°F and sunny every day.

About Our Daily Bread Publishing: Our Daily Bread Publishing is a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries—a non-denominational, non-profit organization with staff and volunteers in over 37 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. Whether it’s a radio broadcast, podcast, book, mobile app, or website, we provide many ways to help people grow in their relationship with God. For more information, visit www.odb.org.

Lullaby House Music Launches with Debut Album, “You Are Loved,” Available Now

CREATOR OF SEEDS FAMILY WORSHIP LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC BRAND,
“LULLABY HOUSE MUSIC” WITH DEBUT ALBUM, YOU ARE LOVED
AVAILABLE NOW

NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR

WHITEFISH, MONTANA (AUGUST 11, 2020) The creators of the popular Christian kids music entity, Seeds Family Worship, has launched a new music brand, Lullaby House Music, with the release of the debut album, You Are Lovedwhich is available now. The first album is a mix of carefully written original lullaby songs and a few hand selected cover songs such as the 2020 massive hit, “The Blessing.” You Are Loved will take the listener on a journey to embrace the sweet moments of life with their child.

Lullaby House Music is a collective of amazing creatives, songwriters, singers, musicians, engineers and bloggers. The collective is led by Jason Houser, who founded Seeds Family Worship and has helped that brand sell more than 500,000 albums and 46 million streams. Houser has been writing and producing music for more than 20 years and has co-written chart-topping Christian radio singles including, “Broken Things”, “All In”, “The Motions” and “More” by Matthew West and “Hide” by Joy Williams. Jason has recently had songs on America’s Got Talent, The Good Doctor and the movie Selfie Dad.
“We are in a season where friends and family are having babies and lullabies are the soundtrack for that season of life,” shares Jason Houser. “There is some strong music in this genre, but we discovered too much of it is dated or filled with strange bells and chimes. Lullaby House Music is a fresh, modern approach to lullabies that celebrates life, love and family.”
Lullaby House Music is created to allow peace to calm anxious hearts and rest for little souls. The soothing music will help baby sleep at rest time and night time. This music will help create a worshipful atmosphere at home that will help nurture the souls of babies, parents and grandparents alike.
“We love the music our team has created because it is full of comfort, peace and wonder that is filling the spaces of homes around the world,” continues Houser. “We hope it is more than just great music, we believe it is that music that calms the soul especially for parents who have welcomed babies home during this year’s pandemic, they need to be reminded of this hope.”
Lullaby House Music is already in production for their second release slated for October titled, Dream Baby DreamClick here to meet the Lullaby House Music creative team. For more information, blog posts and updates visit https://www.lullabyhousemusic.com

YIPPEE TV Launches New VEGGIETALES Episode:  “A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility”

YIPPEE TV Launches New VEGGIETALES Episode: 
A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility” 
New VeggieTales Episodes and New VeggieTales Library Compilations, Each Including A Remix of a Popular Silly Song,
Available Exclusively at YIPPEE TV
Los Angeles, CA – July 22, 2020 – “A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility“, the newest episode of VEGGIETALES, has released exclusively on Yippee TV.  New episodes of the beloved series launch each month through a partnership between Yippee TV and BIG IDEA, part of the Universal Pictures Content Group – https://www.yippee.tv/veggietales
“A ShakeSparagus Play – A Lesson in Humility“ joins other 2020 titles, including “Cool to be Kind,” “The Power of Love,” “A Lifetime Supply of Joy,” “God Wants Us to Make Peace,” and “The Best Christmas Gift.”  August 1 will launch the next installment, titled “When Being Good Means Giving Up.”
“VeggieTales wants to help children know God’s love for them and how to love our neighbors as ourselves. And learning to look out for the interests of others is an important part of loving our neighbors and a valuable lesson for today’s young children,” explains Leslie Ferrell, SVP of BigIdea Content Group NBCU. “We’re very excited that Yippee is making this show available for kids and families everywhere.”
Complementing these new monthly episodes, Yippee TV also shares new VeggieTales library compilations each includes a remix of a popular silly song and the largest library of VeggieTales episodes available on any platform.
Yippee TV continues to break the mold when creating family-friendly content, committed to their “No ads. No algorithms. No attitudes” guarantee. The platform boasts not only licensed content including these VeggieTales titles, curated YouTube stars, and beloved series, but intriguing Yippee TV originals, including Making Magic at Home with Justin Flom, The Bethkes, Time2Dance, The Yippee Show, Pete and Penelope, and the only car show for kids, Backseat Drivers.
Launched in December 2019, Yippee is a streaming service and destination for families curated with safe, engaging entertainment for children aged 2-10. “Many of our team at Yippee grew up watching VeggieTales, and are honored to get to share these new episodes with both the Yippee audience and our own children as well,” says Brandon Piety, Head of Yippee. “I can’t think of a brand that aligns better with our motto that ‘characters build character’.”
About Yippee Entertainment
Yippee Entertainment is the new guilt-free streaming service for families. While screen time is inevitable in today’s world, other streaming services are dangerous virtual playgrounds. Built by parents, Yippee is unique in that it offers a safer, more curated way for children 2-10 to enjoy shows they love. Between premium animated content and live-action shows, to original series that feature kids as hosts, Yippee is the new app that parents can trust and kids will love! https://www.yippee.tv/. Social channels: @yippeetv
About VeggieTales
VeggieTales® is distinguished as the most successful faith-based children’s franchise of all time and is a leading animated property in the US with moms of preschoolers. VeggieTales® has an incredible franchise history having sold 75+ million videos, 16 million books, 7 million CDs and 80 million music streams. VeggieTales® enjoyed four seasons as a top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the Qubo® children’s programming block. The property’s two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008) rank as top performing children’s films.  Currently airing VeggieTales in the House is an Emmy nominated original Netflix series. www.VeggieTales.com
About Universal Pictures Content Group
Headquartered in London, Universal Pictures Content Group is a repertoire centre of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, acquiring and producing multi-genre entertainment for distribution across theatrical, home entertainment, television and digital platforms on a worldwide basis.  Universal Pictures Content Group is part of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment – a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Prodigal Son’s Story of Addiction and Redemption Detailed in Inspiring New Memoir from Father and Son Duo

Prodigal Son’s Story of Addiction and Redemption Detailed in Inspiring New Memoir from Father and Son Duo

The powerful new book, Hope Lies Ahead: Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals from a Family That’s Been There (Our Daily Bread Publishing), will be available wherever books are sold on April 7, 2020.

Our Daily Bread Publishing has announced a release date for the upcoming book, Hope Lies Ahead: Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals from a Family That’s Been There. The inspiring memoir from father and son duo James Banks and Geoffrey Banks, will be available April 7, 2020 in paperback and digital formats wherever books are sold.Hope Lies Ahead is one family’s story of God’s goodness and redemption in unexpected places. James Banks shares his perspective as a dad watching his child self-destruct through substance abuse, and Geoff Banks writes as the prodigal who finds his way home. This back-and-forth approach candidly shares their experiences and addresses the spiritual and practical challenges families face.

“I felt my son slipping away, and had to do something,” writes James. “Where was the little boy I had been so close to, that boy who was so sweet and open? When a day would go without drama, Cari and I frequently found ourselves saying, ‘Today was a good day.’ It became our own special phrase, something we’d repeat reassuringly to each other. It was packed with meaning, code for ‘Today was a day with no discoveries of drugs, no unpleasant surprises, no arrests, no emergency phone calls….’”

Geoff’s situation seemed hopeless. He had made a mess of his life. His parents struggled to understand the choices the son they loved so much made. And they prayed. Through the hurting, the questions, the frustrations. And through it all, God walked with them.

The father and son duo will point you to God for comfort, healing, and restoration during your own difficult prodigal journey. In whatever way your loved one is turning from the values and faith you hold, you will relate to the raw emotions of fear, despair, and relief. You will nod, cry, call out to God, and—most importantly—you’ll find hope for tomorrow.

Hope Lies Ahead is a follow-up to James Banks’s popular book, Prayers for Prodigals, which he wrote in the midst of his son’s drug addiction.

For more information, visit HopeLiesAhead.org.

About Our Daily Bread Publishing: Our Daily Bread Publishing is a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries — a non-denominational, non-profit organization with staff and volunteers in over 37 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. Whether it’s a radio broadcast, podcast, book, mobile app, or website, we provide many ways to help people grow in their relationship with God. For more information, visit www.odb.org.

Author challenges parents to raise children that resist the current cultural trends

NEWS SOURCE: Adams Group

Nashville, TN − In a recent Barna Research study, half of all parents  say they talk to their children daily about self-control, happiness, and patience. But less than 40% talk to their kids about serving others, conflict resolution, or being reliable. In her new book, “How to Build Children with Integrity”, author and bible study teacher Karen Budzinski offers parents strategies to tackle the subjects that shape the core of their children’s character. Budzinski says that on average, if a person interacts with only three people per day, they will impact over 80,000 people during their lifetime, and that, she says, is why integrity is so imperative.

“As the mother of five, I have learned that raising children to adulthood requires integrity: the wholeness that comes from knowing who you are, what you stand for and what you live for,” says Budzinski. “Integrity is consistent; it can be counted on. Building children requires that you build them with ethics and character that will stand against the flood of social opposition to strong values. ‘How to Build Children with Integrity’ is a toolbox of resources and ideas for parents and those who are involved with children. This book is meant to be used as a springboard to get people to think of how they can take normal everyday life and build something lasting in children along the way. I include many ideas on how to train character, starting with ages where parents are not even accustomed to thinking ahead to outcomes yet.

“How to Build Children with Integrity” deals with topics such as contentment, selfishness, being responsible, accepting failures and imperfections, finding joy in an imperfect world, and teaching kids to be a givers instead of a takers— a subject that cuts to the root of what Budzinski says has become a narcissistic society.

“Research over the past few years seems to show that as people become less materialistic their well-being —including good relationships and sense of purpose—rises. When talking about greed and parasitic people that are consumed with what they can get from others, people that will never get enough, the Bible refers to leeches with …twin daughters named ‘Gimme’ and ‘Gimme more’ (Proverbs 30.15 MSG). Leeches are known for sucking blood insatiably: they can ingest up to five times their body weight in blood taken from their host! A gruesome word picture, but the comparison is stark. Sadly, by pummeling our children with things, we can produce leeches with the mentality of ‘Gimme’ and ‘Gimme more;’ and they will never have enough things to satisfy them. Just as parents don’t realize the damage done until it is too late, the host of a leech often doesn’t feel the pain until it is too late.”

Budzinski says parents need to re-affirm their position as heads of their households, as disciplinarians and, ultimately, as builders of the next generation.

“In the midst of an anti-Christian culture, it is easy to get swept up into a flurry of activities that have no eternal value,” Budzinski says. “Activities substitute and take away time that should be used for training in many homes. Many fathers are out of the house, not only because of divorce but maybe even because of the need to work long hours. Social media often substitutes for face-to-face relationships. My experience is that many families are looking for help in how to counteract the cultural opposition to training children who are able to excel not just academically, but morally. The most important social institution according to Christian teaching is the family, and that institution is being pushed more and more into the background by undue encroachments of the community and of the state. The lives of children are no longer molded solely by the loving atmosphere of the Christian home; in fact, often children or parents spend most of their time away from their homes. Since it is so limited, we must use our time and how we train our children wisely.”

About Karen Budzinski:

For nearly four decades, Karen Budzinski has directed Women’s Ministries for several churches, served as a Sunday School teacher for adult, youth and children’s classes, taught Discipleship and New Believer’s Classes, led marriage groups for couples, and counseled troubled marriages. She attended Central Bible College to study Biblical Counseling, and has held seminars and taught homiletics to individual groups, district denominational gatherings, as well as leaders in Peru and Haiti. She speaks to various MOPS groups each year, and teaches an on-going class on Building Better Relationships in her home and at church. She has five children and 14 (soon to be 15) grandchildren. She and her husband, Gary, have been married for 37 years and reside in Michigan. For more information, visit www.KarenBudzinski.com.

Timely Read RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) To Hit Aug. 21

Timely Read RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) To Hit Aug. 21

How-To Penned By Mother and The Grit & Grace Project Founder Darlene Brock

National Fashion Authority For Moms, Evereve
To Host Book Launch

NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective

Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Conquering the idea of how to raise great girls in times such as these, a book of resource and comfort titled RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) will release on Aug. 21. From two decades of leadership in the music business to fostering a safe community for women known as The Grit & Grace Project, Darlene Brock draws from the reality of raising two daughters while working, traveling and juggling the impossible equilibrium of  life.

With humor and insight, she unpacks the critical impact moms have on their daughters and the jobs we all juggle and how to tackle and master them: Coach, Creative Counselor, Time Manager, Academic Advocate, Professor of Gender Studies, Relationship Counselor, Sex Ed Teacher, Communications Specialist and more. Demand prompted Brock to add three chapters just for dads, covering the key roles of a father that every mom can hand over to her man: Master Gemologist, Stunt Coordinator and Bodyguard.

“When my hindsight takes a moment to list the riches of my life, my daughters take the lion’s share,” shares Brock. “Whether the girls who are in your life came through marriage, foster care, adoption, or by birth, a mother’s hope and desire is to raise them to be great ones—girls who have the grit to get through life with perseverance, standing up for themselves, as well as others.”

Evereve, marked as the fashion authority moms, will host a launch party for the book at their Tennessee location on Tues. Aug. 21. Evereve is a national fashion and styling company where women can find daily new arrivals from Sanctuary, Michael Stars, Hudson and more. From the beginning, Evereve had a deeper purpose: to love, serve and inspire moms to embrace their beauty and power. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) is currently available for pre-order through Amazon in both paperback and e-book. To pre-order, click here. For more information, visit www.DarleneBrock.com.
About Darlene Brock:
Darlene Brock is the co-founder and president of The Grit and Grace Project, author and co-host of This Grit and Grace Life Podcast. It was in the busyness of producing award-winning music videos, managing music groups, promoting concerts and serving as COO of ForeFront Records that Brock raised her two daughters alongside her husband Dan. She understands that motherhood is not just one job, but it is many. As Brock embraced grit and grace to master the challenges in her life, she became inspired to write about raising confident and capable daughters, understanding that perfection was not required. Every element of The Grit and Grace Project which she launched in 2015, including the magazine, podcast and book publishing affiliate, was created to remind women that true beauty is found in a woman’s strength. Brock has been featured on FOX & Friends, Focus on the Family and Family Life Today radio programs, and multiple ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. She has been a featured columnist for CNN and written for numerous Family oriented magazines and websites. This unique blend of author, mother, businesswoman, wife and creative producer has shown her that it is indeed true, “life challenges should neither defeat nor define you.”

 

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