The Duggars 20 and Counting

The Duggars  20 and Counting
Author: Jim Bob Duggar,Michelle Duggar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN: 143918853X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duggars 20 and Counting Book Excerpt:

This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find seventeen (baby number eighteen is due January 1, 2009) well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith. Readers will learn about the Duggars’ marriage—how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They’ll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they’ll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free—even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house. Answering the oft asked question—How can I do with one or two children what you do with seventeen(soon to be eighteen)?—Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls “serene chaos.” They show how other parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family’s Web site on a daily basis—especially after every national media interview and TV appearance—including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel’s “Meet the Duggars” series.

The Duggars 20 and Counting

The Duggars  20 and Counting
Author: Jim Bob Duggar,Michelle Duggar
Publsiher: Howard Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN: 9781416585633
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Duggars 20 and Counting Book Excerpt:

This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar use as they preside over America’s best-known mega-family. Each time a new baby arrives, the press from around the world clamors for interviews and information. Visitors are amazed to find seventeen (baby number eighteen is due January 1, 2009) well-groomed, well-behaved, well-schooled children in a home that focuses on family, financial responsibility, fun—and must importantly, faith. Readers will learn about the Duggars’ marriage—how they communicate effectively, make family decisions, and find quality time alone. They’ll discover how the Duggars manage to educate all their children at home, while providing experiences that go beyond the family walls, through vacations and educational trips. And they’ll see how the Duggar family manages their finances and lives debt-free—even when they built their own 7,000-square-foot house. Answering the oft asked question—How can I do with one or two children what you do with seventeen(soon to be eighteen)?—Jim Bob and Michelle reveal how they create a warm and welcoming home filled with what Michelle calls “serene chaos.” They show how other parents can succeed whether they’re rearing a single child or several. With spiritual insights, experience-based wisdom, practical tips, and plenty of humorous and tender anecdotes, the Duggars answer the questions that pour into the family’s Web site on a daily basis—especially after every national media interview and TV appearance—including their segments on the Discovery Health Channel’s “Meet the Duggars” series.

Media Depictions of Brides Wives and Mothers

Media Depictions of Brides  Wives  and Mothers
Author: Alena Amato Ruggerio
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0739177087
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Depictions of Brides Wives and Mothers Book Excerpt:

Media Depictions of Brides, Wives, and Mothers, edited by Alena Amato Ruggerio, explores how television, film, the internet, and other media variously perpetuate gender stereotypes. The contributors to this volume bring a variety of feminist rhetorical and media criticism approaches from across the communication discipline to their analyses of how television, film, news coverage, and the Internet shape our expectations of the performance of women s identities. This collection includes studies of Bridezillas, Jon & Kate Plus 8, Sex and the City, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi, The Devil Wears Prada, Practical Magic, momtini blogs, and Mad Men fan websites. Readers will learn to apply the insights from each chapter to their own sets of myths, stereotypes, and assumptions about gendered roles, and to recognize the possibilities for both liberation and domination when women s practices of marrying, mating, and mothering are represented and misrepresented in the media. This collection is an essential contribution to media studies and criticism of gender stereotypes in contemporary culture. Read the author's recent interview with Literary Ashland. You can also visit the author's website here."

Growing Up Duggar

Growing Up Duggar
Author: Jana Duggar,Jill Duggar,Jessa Duggar,Jinger Duggar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 1451679203
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Duggar Book Excerpt:

In this updated edition, the chapter on courtship has new stories and insights that reflect the experiences of the now-married Duggar daughters and how they lived out the principles of courtship all the way to the altar. Airing weekly throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, TLC's 19 Kids and Counting has made the huge Duggar family into a media phenomenon. The Duggar children are frequently asked, "Tell the truth; do you really agree with the lifestyle your parents have created for you?" Now, the four eldest Duggar girls-Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger-open up about the blessings and advantages of living the Duggar lifestyle. With a backdrop of the key relationships in their lives-relationship with self, parents, siblings, friends, boys, and God-the four Duggar girls also open up about their own personal faith and convictions, boys, dating, peer pressure, manners, living in a large family, politics, and much more. You'll learn how the family navigates the difficult years between twelve and sixteen and what the girls look for in a man, all in a frank and fun book that will inspire teens and adults alike. Including light-hearted stories about the younger kids' antics, Growing Up Duggar is a wise and entertaining trip into a family like no other.

Growing Up Duggar

Growing Up Duggar
Author: Jill Duggar,Jinger Duggar,Jessa Duggar,Jana Duggar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN: 1451679181
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Duggar Book Excerpt:

In a delightful and personal look at life in a large family, the four eldest daughters talk about their faith, their dreams for the future, and what it’s like growing up a Duggar. They share how their family walks through unexpected and difficult circumstances and how they manage to maintain their faith and love their family. This updated edition has new stories and insights that reflect the experiences of Jill and Jessa—the now-married Duggar daughters—on their exciting journey through courtship, engagement, and marriage. With a backdrop of the key relationships in their lives, the four Duggar girls also open up about their own personal faith and convictions, boys, peer pressure, manners, living in a large family, politics, and much more. You’ll learn how the girls navigate the difficult years between twelve and sixteen, what they look for in a man, life in a big family, and much more—all in a frank and fun book that will inspire teens and adults alike.

Motherhoods Markets and Consumption

Motherhoods  Markets and Consumption
Author: Stephanie O'Donohoe,Margaret Hogg,Pauline Maclaran,Lydia Martens,Lorna Stevens
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1136758356
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motherhoods Markets and Consumption Book Excerpt:

It takes more than a baby to make a mother, and mothers make more than babies. Bringing together a range of international studies, Motherhoods, Markets and Consumption examines how marketing and consumer culture constructs particular images of what mothers are, what they should care about and how they should behave; exploring how women's use of consumer goods and services shapes how they mother as well as how they are seen and judged by others. Combining personal accounts from many mothers with different theoretical perspectives, this book explores: How advertising, media and consumer culture contribute to myths and stereotypes concerning good and bad mothers How particular consumer choices are bound up with women’s identities as mothers The role of consumption for women entering different phases of their mothering lives: such as pregnancy, early motherhood, and the "empty nest"

Quivering Families

Quivering Families
Author: Emily Hunter McGowin
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1506446604
Category: RELIGION
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quivering Families Book Excerpt:

American evangelicals are known for focusing on the family, but the Quiverfull movement intensifies that focus in a significant way. Often called "Quiverfull" due to an emphasis on filling their "quivers" with as many children as possible (Psalm 127:5), such families are distinguishable by their practices of male-only leadership, homeschooling, and prolific childbirth. Their primary aim is "multigenerational faithfulness" - ensuring their descendants maintain Christian faith for many generations. Many believe this focus will lead to the Christianization of America in the centuries to come. Quivering Families is a first of its kind project that employs history, ethnography, and theology to explore the Quiverfull movement in America. The book considers a study of the movement's origins, its major leaders and institutions, and the daily lives of its families. Quivering Families argues that despite the apparent strangeness of their practice, Quiverfull is a thoroughly evangelical and American phenomenon. Far from offering a countercultural vision of the family, Quiverfull represents an intensification of longstanding tendencies. The movement reveals the weakness of evangelical theology of the family and underlines the need for more critical and creative approaches.

A Baby Boomer s Guide to Their Second Sixties

A Baby Boomer s Guide to Their Second Sixties
Author: Ryan C. Amacher
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0865348553
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Baby Boomer s Guide to Their Second Sixties Book Excerpt:

While this book was written for male Baby Boomers and their significant others, it also includes Boomer history and what lies ahead as they experience the decade of their own 60s. Turning 60 is not for the faint hearted.

Patriarchal Lineages in 21st Century Christian Courtship

Patriarchal Lineages in 21st Century Christian Courtship
Author: Elizabeth L. Shively
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2020-08-10
ISBN: 3030496228
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patriarchal Lineages in 21st Century Christian Courtship Book Excerpt:

Drawing from a study of courtship media and ethnographic work at purity retreats and home-school conventions across the Midwest, this is the first inquiry into modern Christian courtship, an alternative to dating that asks young people to avoid both romance and sex until they are ready to be married. Bridging sociological and historical studies of American Christianity with youth and girlhood studies literatures, Elizabeth Shively finds that the courtship system is designed to shore up the patriarchal nuclear family structure at the center of conservative Christianity and ensure predictability in the face of emerging adulthood: single young women work to embody ideals of “luminous femininity” and model themselves after archetypes such as the “Proverbs 31 woman,” the “stay-at-home-daughter,” and the “mission-minded girl,” and courting couples strive to “guard their hearts” against premature emotional intimacy. Nonetheless, participants report that courtship, like other relationships, inevitably carries an element of risk, and it ultimately fails to offer a substantial challenge to the to the sexist realities of youth dating culture.

A Love That Multiplies

A Love That Multiplies
Author: Michelle Duggar,Jim Bob Duggar
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN: 1439190631
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Love That Multiplies Book Excerpt:

Focuses on the principles that equip the Duggars to face life's challenges, sharing the difficulties their older children face as they prepare for adult life, and shows how parents can succeed whether they're rearing a single child or several.

The Brainy Bunch

The Brainy Bunch
Author: Kip Harding,Mona Lisa Harding
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1476759359
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brainy Bunch Book Excerpt:

“A straightforward, practical guide that takes an anyone-can-do-this approach” (Kirkus Reviews), The Brainy Bunch outlines the Harding family’s well-rounded method for producing college-ready kids by age twelve. Having six out of ten kids go to college is no small feat on its own, but having six kids in college before their teens—that’s nothing short of incredible. “Never judgmental and not without humor,” this “fascinating read” (Library Journal) is Kip and Mona Lisa Harding’s story of producing exactly those extraordinary results. Kip and Mona Lisa are parents to an engineer (who earned her BS in mathematics at seventeen), an architect (who became the youngest member of the American Institute of Architects), a Navy physician (who earned her biology degree at seventeen), an entrepreneur (who earned an MS in computer science at seventeen), a sixteen-year-old college senior studying music theory and performance, a thirteen-year-old Middle Ages scholar with the highest average in his college class, and four others who are following fast in their siblings’ footsteps! No wonder the family is so used to being asked: How did you do it? In an “impressive” (Publishers Weekly), down-to-earth narrative, Kip and Mona Lisa reveal with warmth and humility the strategies behind their family’s amazing educational accomplishments. Filled with daily regimens, advice for providing children with fulfilling experiences that go beyond the home, and tips for making the transition to college, theirs is an inspirational real-life success story that anyone can achieve—whether you homeschool your children or not. Featured on the Today show and FOX, The Brainy Bunch is uplifting and ultimately relatable proof of what any family can accomplish through dedication, love, faith, and hard work.

Life Stories

Life Stories
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591585279
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories Book Excerpt:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Enough of Us

Enough of Us
Author: Cheryl Levinson,Ellis Levinson
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-02
ISBN: 1475967829
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enough of Us Book Excerpt:

Couples without children continue to be viewed as strange, and too often they're only just tolerated. But Cheryl and Ellis Levinson, a married couple who have lived childfree for twenty-eight years, don't just defend those who refrain from having children-they celebrate them. They also argue that society doesn't treat childfree couples fairly and that many couples with children are putting the world at risk. Overpopulation poses real dangers, including an increased threat of climate change, accelerated animal and plant extinctions, and the wholesale destruction of rainforests and other habitats. The Levinsons explore the increasingly common choice to remain childfree and challenge the ethics of those who choose to procreate. They consider a host of issues, including liabilities facing children; motivations to have children; financial implications; lack of parental preparation; nature versus nurture; and world sustainability. Despite the dangers of overpopulation, many people continue to have children without thinking through the consequences. It's time to take a larger view and consider whether or not there are Enough of Us.

Drabalicious

Drabalicious
Author: Stephen Scorer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0244119074
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drabalicious Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions Faith and Culture across History 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions  Faith and Culture across History  2 volumes
Author: Susan de-Gaia
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 908
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 1440848505
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions Faith and Culture across History 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This reference offers reliable knowledge about women's diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures. • Offers nearly 300 reference articles by international scholars of religion, women, and history • Provides an overview of the religious experiences of women across time, faiths, and cultures • Devotes sections to particular religious traditions to provide information about the role of women and the feminine devine within those faiths • Presents reference information about the experiences of women within religions • Directs the user to additional resources via suggestions for further reading and an end-of-work bibliography

The Baby Matrix

The Baby Matrix
Author: Laura Carroll
Publsiher: Laura Carroll
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2012-05-17
ISBN: 0615617328
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baby Matrix Book Excerpt:

In the movie The Matrix, the character Morpheus offers two pills to Neo—if he takes the blue pill, he will go on with life as he has before, believing what he has always believed. If he takes the red pill, he will find out what the “matrix” really is, and many of his earlier beliefs will be shattered. When it comes to taking a hard look at a specific set of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction that has driven our society for generations, The Baby Matrix is the red pill. The Baby Matrix looks at long-held beliefs about parenthood and reproduction, and unravels why we believe what we believe. It lays out:We commonly think our desire to have children boils down to our biological wiring, but author Laura Carroll says it’s much more than that. Unlike other books on parenthood, The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World takes a serious look at powerful social and cultural influences that drive the desire for the parenthood experience, and lays out why we need to be very aware of these influences to make the most informed decisions about parenthood. -the historical origins of beliefs about parenthood and reproduction -why many of these beliefs no longer work for society or were never true in the first place -why we continue to believe them anyway -the prices society pays as a result The Baby Matrix shows us how we got here, brings to light what is true, which includes knowing about the powerful influence of “pronatalism,” and explains why society can no longer afford to leave pronatalism unquestioned. “This is not a book about convincing people not to have children,” says Carroll. “I want people to be very aware of the long-held social and cultural pressures, and be able to free themselves from those pressures when making parenthood choices. This will result in more people making the best decisions for themselves, will foster a society in which those who are best suited to become parents are the ones who have children and one that knows what it means to bring a child into the world today.” This book will make you examine your own intentions and beliefs, will rile you, and might just change your mind. Whether you are already a parent, want to become a parent, are still making up your mind, or know you don’t want children, you’ll never think about parenthood in the same way. The Baby Matrix is a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, sociology, anthropology, parenting issues, environmentalism, and social justice. But most of all, it’s for anyone, parent or not, who reveres the truth and wants the best for themselves, their families, and our world.

The Case for the Only Child

The Case for the Only Child
Author: Susan Newman
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-06
ISBN: 0757315518
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for the Only Child Book Excerpt:

Guides parents--and future parents--through the long list of factors working for and against them while highlighting the many positive aspects of raising and being a singleton. Original.

True Story

True Story
Author: Danielle J. Lindemann, PhD
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 0374720967
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Story Book Excerpt:

Named a Best Nonfiction Book of 2022 by Esquire A sociological study of reality TV that explores its rise as a culture-dominating medium—and what the genre reveals about our attitudes toward race, gender, class, and sexuality What do we see when we watch reality television? In True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us, the sociologist and TV-lover Danielle J. Lindemann takes a long, hard look in the “funhouse mirror” of this genre. From the first episodes of The Real World to countless rose ceremonies to the White House, reality TV has not just remade our entertainment and cultural landscape (which it undeniably has). Reality TV, Lindemann argues, uniquely reflects our everyday experiences and social topography back to us. Applying scholarly research—including studies of inequality, culture, and deviance—to specific shows, Lindemann layers sharp insights with social theory, humor, pop cultural references, and anecdotes from her own life to show us who we really are. By taking reality TV seriously, True Story argues, we can better understand key institutions (like families, schools, and prisons) and broad social constructs (such as gender, race, class, and sexuality). From The Bachelor to Real Housewives to COPS and more (so much more!), reality programming unveils the major circuits of power that organize our lives—and the extent to which our own realities are, in fact, socially constructed. Whether we’re watching conniving Survivor contestants or three-year-old beauty queens, these “guilty pleasures” underscore how conservative our society remains, and how steadfastly we cling to our notions about who or what counts as legitimate or “real.” At once an entertaining chronicle of reality TV obsession and a pioneering work of sociology, True Story holds up a mirror to our society: the reflection may not always be pretty—but we can’t look away.