Pdf ebook: The Grandmother Book

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Summary: For the fifteen million grandmothers who are keepers of family history and memories, The Grandmother Book is a lively and timely way to record your story f

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  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN: 0740793411
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: For the fifteen million grandmothers who are keepers of family history and memories, The Grandmother Book is a lively and timely way to record your story for future generations. * Andy and Susan Hilford present the perfect way for grandmothers of all ages to pass along a grandmother's story. The story is one that recounts coming-of-age moments, life-changing events, a look back at what was, family anecdotes and historical insight. With thoughtful, surprising, at times unexpected, and provocative questions, this book is directed to the new generation of baby boomer grandmothers. From early memories of her childhood, to the time she began her own family, to the present as she watches her family continue to grow, this valuable, prompted keepsake ensures that the thoughts, moments, events, images, and ideas that shaped her life are collected in her voice and in her hand for a precious audience. * This grandmother's book of memories includes spaces for special photographs, report cards, family tree, and other cherished memorabilia and keepsakes, along with thoughtful, amusing, memory-nudging prompts to kick-start grandmother's storytelling * A perfect gift on Grandparent's Day, Mother's Day, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays, the book's hardcover binding and decorative four color art ensure its status as a written family treasure for generations to come.


Pdf ebook: The Mindful Grandparent

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Summary: Loving our children's children well is an art--one we keep learning as they grow. Making memories and fostering relationships with our grandchildren in the

  • Author : Shirley Showalter,Marilyn McEntyre
  • Publisher: Broadleaf Books
  • ISBN: 1506468071
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Loving our children's children well is an art--one we keep learning as they grow. Making memories and fostering relationships with our grandchildren in the midst of a fast-moving culture isn't easy, and a legacy that lasts isn't crafted overnight. So how do we as grandparents cultivate strong, meaningful relationships with the children we adore? Start with The Mindful Grandparent. With twelve grandchildren between them, authors and educators Marilyn McEntyre and Shirley Showalter know deep in their bones that attending to the small ones in our lives has never been more important. Grandparents can help little ones learn to value relationships over things, lap time over screen time. They can help grandchildren live with intention, attentive to others, to nature, and to the diverse, beautiful, and troubled social world around them. The Mindful Grandparent doesn't shy away from the challenging issues in contemporary grandparenting. Through inspired ideas teamed with simple practices and engaging stories, The Mindful Grandparent covers wide-ranging topics such as cultivating curiosity, giving meaningful gifts, helping children explore difficult topics, building a grandparent team, honoring adult children's boundaries, and managing technology. Let The Mindful Grandparent be your guide and source of refuge for the sacred and sometimes bewildering work of grandparenting.


Pdf ebook: How to Archive Family Photos

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Summary: Organize and enjoy your family's memories! You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacat

  • Author : Denise May Levenick
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440341087
  • Genre: Photography
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 890
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Description: Organize and enjoy your family's memories! You've captured countless cherished family photos of babies' first steps, graduations, weddings, holidays, vacations, and priceless everyday moments on your smartphone or digital camera. Perhaps you've inherited a collection of heirloom family photographs, too. But now what? How to Archive Family Photos is a practical how-to guide for organizing your growing digital photo collection, digitizing and preserving heirloom family photos, and sharing your treasured photos. In this book, you'll find: • Simple strategies to get your photos out of a smartphone or camera and into a safe storage space • Easy methods to organize and back up your digital photos, including file-naming and tagging hints • Achievable steps to digitize and preserve heirloom family photos • Step-by-step workflows illustrating common photo organizing and digitizing scenarios • Checklists for setting up your own photo organization system • 25 photo projects to preserve, share, and enjoy your family photos Whether you have boxes full of tintypes and black-and-white photographs, an ever-growing collection of digital photos, or a combination of the two, this book will help you rescue your images from the depths of hard drives and memory cards (or from the backs of closets) so that you can organize and preserve your family photo collection for future generations.


Pdf ebook: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandparents

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Summary: There’s a special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren, and an unconditional love that is truly special. Whether an experienced grandparent,

  • Author : Amy Newmark
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1611592860
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 539
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Description: There’s a special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren, and an unconditional love that is truly special. Whether an experienced grandparent, or a grandparent-to-be, you’ll enjoy these 101 heartwarming, amusing and inspirational stories. The moment a grandchild is born, a grandparent is born too. This collection is full of stories by grandparents about being a grandparent, and grandchildren about their grandparents. Personal stories about legacies and traditions, a grandparent's wisdom and lessons from grandchildren as well as the joys and challenges of grandparenting will touch the heart and tickle the funny bone.


Pdf ebook: Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece

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Summary: *Winner of the AFS Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize 2016* Multidisciplinary or post-disciplinary research is what is needed when dealing with such complex subje

  • Author : Evy Johanne Håland
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443868590
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 690
  • Language: English
  • Views: 405
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Description: *Winner of the AFS Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize 2016* Multidisciplinary or post-disciplinary research is what is needed when dealing with such complex subjects as ritual behaviour. This research, therefore, combines ethnography with historical sources to examine the relationship between modern Greek death rituals and ancient written and visual sources on the subject of death and gender. The central theme of this work is women’s role in connection with the cult of the dead in ancient and modern Greece. The research is based on studies in ancient history combined with the author’s fieldwork and anthropological analysis of today’s Mediterranean societies. Since death rituals have a focal and lasting importance, and reflect the gender relations within a society, the institutions surrounding death may function as a critical vantage point from which to view society. The comparison is based on certain religious festivals that are dedicated to deceased persons and on other death rituals. Using laments, burials and the ensuing memorial rituals, the relationship between the cult dedicated to deceased mediators in both ancient and modern society is analysed. The research shows how the official ideological rituals are influenced by the domestic rituals people perform for their own dead, and vice versa, that the modern domestic rituals simultaneously reflect the public performances. As this cult has many parallels with the ancient official cult, the following questions are central: Can an analysis of modern public and domestic rituals in combination with ancient sources tell the reader more about the ancient death cult as a whole? What does such an analysis suggest about the relationship between the domestic death cult and the official? Since the practical performance of the domestic rituals was – and still remains – in the hands of women, it is crucial to discover the extent of their influence to elucidate the real power relations between women and men. This research represents a new contribution to earlier presentations of the Greek “reality”, but mainly from the female perspective, which is highly significant since men produced most of the ancient sources. This means that the principal objective for this endeavour is to question the ways in which history has been written through the ages, to supplement the male with a female perspective, perhaps complementing an Olympian Zeus with a Chthonic Mother Earth. The research brings both ancient and modern worlds into mutual illumination; its relevance therefore transcends the Greek context both in time and space.


Pdf ebook: Plotting the Reading Experience

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Summary: This book is about the experience of reading–what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives pe

  • Author : Paulette M. Rothbauer,Kjell Ivar Skjerdingstad,Lynne (E.F.) McKechnie,Knut Oterholm
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1771121750
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Views: 320
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Description: This book is about the experience of reading–what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives people to read, and, conversely, what halts the individual in the pursuit of the pleasures of reading. The authors consider reading in all of its richness as they explore readers' relationships with diverse textual and digital forms. This edited volume is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The first provides insights into ways of seeing, thinking, and conceptualizing the experience of reading. The second features a variety of individual and social practices of reading. The third explores the political and ethical aspects of the reading experience, raising questions about the role that reading plays in democracy and civic participation. With contributions from multidisciplinary scholars from around the world, this book provides provocative insights into what it means to be a reader reading in and across various social, cultural, and political contexts. Its unifying theme of the reader's experience of reading is put into dialogue with theories, practices, and politics, making this a rewarding read for graduate students, faculty, researchers, and librarians working across a range of academic fields.


Pdf ebook: #Winning

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Summary: #winning is a twenty-years-in-the-making autobiography that encompasses the life of a young woman who has sacrificed everything she has to please others. B

  • Author : Anastasia Bauer
  • Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 166240073X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Views: 718
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Description: #winning is a twenty-years-in-the-making autobiography that encompasses the life of a young woman who has sacrificed everything she has to please others. Being a giver is a wonderful quality but not when it results in being abused, stolen from, losing your family, having to claim bankruptcy, and almost losing your life. You will be able to go back in time to 1999 when this young author was twelve years old and read many of the journal entries that have taken her through the ups and downs of life. This book opens up the questions of “Why do we do what we do?” “Are we who we are because of how we were born or because of the decisions we have made?” “How can we learn to love and forgive those who have hurt us so badly?” and “How can we give to others without being taken advantage of?” If you have experienced failures, abuse, financial disasters, ugly divorces, drug and alcohol abuse, rape, isolation, and much more, than this book may offer you some comfort, understanding, and hope that any bad situation can be turned around and used for good. By the grace of God, we can all survive what this world may throw our way, and this book will prove to you that you are not alone.


Pdf ebook: The Village Effect

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Summary: In her surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for l

  • Author : Susan Pinker
  • Publisher: Random House Canada
  • ISBN: 0307359557
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1470
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Description: In her surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity. From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face to face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal "village" around us, one that exerts unique effects. And not just any social networks will do: we need the real, face-to-face, in-the-flesh encounters that tie human families, groups of friends and communities together. Marrying the findings of the new field of social neuroscience together with gripping human stories, Susan Pinker explores the impact of face-to-face contact from cradle to grave, from city to Sardinian mountain village, from classroom to workplace, from love to marriage to divorce. Her results are enlightening and enlivening, and they challenge our assumptions. Most of us have left the literal village behind, and don't want to give up our new technologies to go back there. But, as Pinker writes so compellingly, we need close social bonds and uninterrupted face-time with our friends and families in order to thrive--even to survive. Creating our own "village effect" can make us happier. It can also save our lives.


Pdf ebook: Autodafe 3/4

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Summary: AUTODAFE is a collection of reports, interviews, correspondence, narratives, and stories from around the world. The review aims to be a place for debate an

  • Author : International Parliament of Writers
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609801717
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1575
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Description: AUTODAFE is a collection of reports, interviews, correspondence, narratives, and stories from around the world. The review aims to be a place for debate and experimentation, a place where writers, silenced by censorship join voices with world-renowned writers. The contributors are all members of the International Parliament of Writers; the pieces are original to Autodafe. The journal's common themes are the reflection of social and political realities of the world, censorship, the interdict of language, and the effects of globablization among others.