Up, Not Down Syndrome by Nancy M. Schwartz

"Up, Not Down Syndrome: Uplifting Lessons Learned from Raising a Son With Trisomy 21", by Nancy Schwartz, is part memoir, part self-help, and is a book that chronicles how her world changed the moment her new baby, Alex, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, or Trisomy 21, and the lessons she learned about acceptance, love, and overcoming adversity, day by day.

“Parent Shift” by Linda and Ty Hatfield and Wendy Thomas Russell

PARENTSHIFTLinda and Ty Hatfield & Wendy Thomas RussellBrown Paper Press (2019)ISBN 9781941932100Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (12/19) “ParentShift: Ten Universal Truths that Will Change the Way you Raise your Kids” by Linda and Ty Hatfield and Wendy Thomas Russell is one of the newest parenting books on the market. The reason for the... Continue Reading →

“UnF#ck Your Intimacy” by Faith G. Harper, PhD

UNF#CK YOUR INTIMACYFaith G. Harper, PhDMicrocosm Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781621067627Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (10/19) In “UnF#ck Your Intimacy,” Dr. Faith Harper has created a great resource for people who want to improve intimacy in their relationships. Recognizing that trauma tends to show up in intimate relationships, she applies her knowledge and experience as... Continue Reading →

“Sooner Than Tomorrow” by Dede Ranahan

SOONER THAN TOMORROWDede RanahanRead First Press (2019)ISBN 9781732974500Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (8/19) “Sooner Than Tomorrow: A Mother's Diary About Mental Illness, Family, and Everyday Life,” by Dede Ranahan is a book that all individuals, families, Senators and Representatives should read. Through her diary and her son Pat’s Facebook posts we travel with... Continue Reading →

“No Place Like Home: Coping with the Decline and Death of Toxic Parents” by Nick Nolan

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: COPING WITH THE DECLINE AND DEATH OF TOXIC PARENTSNick NolanLittle Eden Press (2019)ISBN 9781073692750Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (8/19) How does one deal with the aging, declining health, or death of a parent? That’s a tough question, but a growing reality, for many. Let’s add some additional layers to... Continue Reading →

“Loved: Relationship Rules for Women Who Thought They Knew the Rules” by Julie Shafer

LOVED: RELATIONSHIP RULES FOR WOMEN WHO THOUGHT THEY KNEW THE RULES Julie Shafer, PhDBowker (2019)ISBN 9780960009107Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (6/19) “Loved: Relationship Rules for Women Who Thought They Knew the Rules” by Julie Shafer, PhD, is the self-help book for any woman who may be in a relationship that is either just... Continue Reading →

“Please Stay: A Brain Bleed, A Life in the Balance, A Love Story” by Greg Payan

PLEASE STAY: A BRAIN BLEED, A LIFE IN THE BALANCE, A LOVE STORY Greg Payan CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781540493736 Reviewed by Kimberly Luyckx for Reader Views (11/18) “Please Stay: A Brain Bleed, A Life in the Balance, A Love Story” reads like a piece of personal history. By incorporating intimate email and text record communiqués,... Continue Reading →

“A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Happy Daughters” by John Griffith

A DAD’S FUN GUIDE TO RAISING HAPPY DAUGHTERS John Griffith John Griffith, LLC (2017) ISBN 9780692899311 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (10/18) Being a parent isn’t easy, and as a single male parent, it may be more challenging in a variety of ways. One doesn’t have to nag, be overly protective or boring... Continue Reading →

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