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Children of the Depressed: healing the childhood wounds that come from growing-up with a depressed parent by Shoshana S. Bennett

Have you ever wondered, Why am I so negative? or Why is my life so chaotic? Whether or not your parent was ever formally diagnosed with depression, you’ve probably always known there was something different about your upbringing. And even though you’ve grown up and moved on, you may still feel the after-effects of living with your parent’s illness.

A View from the Buggy: true and inspiring stories of the Amish Life by Jerry S. Eicher and Nathan Miller

Most of us want a simpler life, and there’s no better example of the simple life than found among the Amish. But what is it really like to be Amish?
In this delightful compilation of stories by more than 30 Amish men and women, you’ll get the inside story on the daily life of Amish families. With humor, grace, and charm, these “plain” people tell their stories; bringing tears, laughter, and an occasional dose of Amish wisdom to your heart.

Keep Calm and Parent On: a guilt-free approach to raising children by asking more from them and doing less by Emma Jenner

From a modern-day Mary Poppins and the former star of TLC’s Take Home Nanny comes a holistic and guilt-free approach to parenting children ages seven and under. Emma Jenner lives, teaches, and nannies by this philosophy: if parents are in control, they can enjoy their children more. And what could be more enjoyable than well- behaved, respectful, healthy, thriving kids? Keep Calm and Parent On effectively places parenting expert Emma Jenner on your shoulder, helping you see your child’s behavior from an objective standpoint that puts you firmly in charge.

Over Our Dead Bodies: undertakers lift the lid by Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra 

The authors of Mortuary Confidential: Undertakers Spill the Dirt collect more real accounts from actual undertakers.

The Approval Fix: how to break free from people pleasing by Joyce Meyer

When we hear the word addiction, we tend to think of unbreakable habits involving drugs or alcohol. But many people struggle each day with a different kind of addiction: a deep need for the approval of others. Their unquenchable thirst for love and acceptance often causes people to suffer in relationships, give up on their dreams, and even forfeit their destinies. The key to breaking free from approval addiction, and the people-pleasing that goes along with it, is to understand and embrace the love of God and others and to be able to love yourself.

I Just Graduated…Now What? honest advice for navigating what comes next by Katherine Swartzenegger

The new go-to book of advice for graduates as they embark on their careers and the rest of their lives. "I just graduated, now what?" It’s the question looming over every graduate’s final months of college, and the one bestselling author Katherine Schwarzenegger was asking herself just a few years ago.

Guilty Pleasure Sundays

I hate putting Lisa Kleypas here on Guilty Pleasure Sundays because some of her books have dealt with serious topics like spousal abuse and the death of a parent. But the fact is that many people have the opinion that the romance genre is inferior to all the others. 

Some people turn to Nora Roberts or some other comfort author if they are in the mood for something lighter. Me, I turn to Lisa Kleypas’s contemporary romances.

My personal favorites are probably from her “Friday Harbor” series (I read “Dream Lake while on vacation to the Greek Islands) and I am thrilled to discover that there will be a fifth book in that series. But I am equally excited to see that there will finally (!) be a fourth book in the Travis Family Series. I have been dying to know what happens to Joe after the series accident he was in.

Lisa Kleypas is an auto-buy for me.

On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his debut in the cartoon A Wild Hare. And cartoons were never the same.

source: infoplease.com/dayinhistory

Happy Sloth-Day from PWPLS! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

photo provided through BOOM! studios and giphy.com

Happy Sloth-Day from PWPLS! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

photo provided through BOOM! studios and giphy.com

Foodie Friday

Traveling this summer? Check out a guidebook from PWPLS to find local hotspots for great cuisine and more at your vacation destination. Then take a picture & send it to us if you want to share the experience! Send your picture in via our Tumblr page as a message & title it: Foodie Friday Local Hotspot — we just might feature your photo on our blog!

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Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

John Updike

On this day in 1897, Amelia Earhart, the pilot who vanished in a cloud of mystery, was born.
Amelia Earhart wasn’t the best pilot who ever lived. Yet the story of her death has taken on a life of its own in books, movies, and the minds of those who love a mystery. She flew during the 1920s and ’30s, a time when few women dared to become pilots. Her boldest feat, in 1932, was crossing the Atlantic Ocean alone in record time. She was the first person to do so after Charles Lindbergh's famous solo flight in 1929. Amelia commented, “[Women] get more glory than men for comparable feats. But also, women get more notoriety when they crash.” Unfortunately, she proved these words true. Earhart is best known for her last exploit, a failed attempt to circle the globe in 1937. Her plane vanished somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, and people have been searching for the wreckage ever since. Earhart accepted the risks of flying and encouraged other women to be bolder: “Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”

Find more facts and information like this at the PWPLS website—->Online Resources—->Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia online:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/Electronic-Resources-Subject-Guides.aspx#job

On this day in 1897, Amelia Earhart, the pilot who vanished in a cloud of mystery, was born.

Amelia Earhart wasn’t the best pilot who ever lived. Yet the story of her death has taken on a life of its own in books, movies, and the minds of those who love a mystery. She flew during the 1920s and ’30s, a time when few women dared to become pilots. Her boldest feat, in 1932, was crossing the Atlantic Ocean alone in record time. She was the first person to do so after Charles Lindbergh's famous solo flight in 1929. Amelia commented, “[Women] get more glory than men for comparable feats. But also, women get more notoriety when they crash.” Unfortunately, she proved these words true. Earhart is best known for her last exploit, a failed attempt to circle the globe in 1937. Her plane vanished somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, and people have been searching for the wreckage ever since. Earhart accepted the risks of flying and encouraged other women to be bolder: “Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”

Find more facts and information like this at the PWPLS website—->Online Resources—->Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia online:

http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/Electronic-Resources-Subject-Guides.aspx#job

What sits at the bottom of the ocean and shakes? A nervous wreck.

Oh my goodness, I have to share this because tiny puppies in teacups (or any tiny animal)just have to be shared.

(via hellogiggles)