Resource Books for 2016

Resource BooksWhether it’s setting goals or taking care of the kids, we can all use a little help sometimes. Here are a few resource books to consider adding to your to-be-read pile. 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell

Parenting is hard work, and unfortunately, there’s no manual. But, there is help. Todd Cartmell uses more than 20 years of experience as a child psychologist along with real-life examples to give parents effective tools that will help. Each chapter ends with a tip that you can apply right away, which is a plus for busy parents with not much free time.

Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. Maybe it’s time to work smarter, not harder. Productivity guru Claire Diaz-Ortiz shares her Do Less Method, which helps readers do more in less time. Diaz-Ortiz shows how to set and achieve goals and offers tips to brainstorm goals and put strategies in place to actually achieve them.

Daughters of Divorce by Terry Gaspard and Tracy Clifford

Having parents who are divorced can affect us long into our adult years. In Daughters of Divorce, mother-and-daughter team Terry Gaspard and Tracy Clifford draw on their 30 years of clinical practice and interviews with more than 320 women with divorced parents to help others recognize and overcome the emotional challenges that come when parents divorce. The book includes real-life stories and offers advice to help daughters heal and establish healthy relationships.

Mama Needs a Do-Over by Lisa Pennington

We’ve all had those days where nothing seems to go right—dishes need to be washed, kids are screaming, and everyone, including you, could use a nap. Author Lisa Pennington can relate. In Mama Needs a Do-Over, she shares practical ideas to help your family deal with the tough days—and maybe even find joy in the dirty dishes.

What are your go-to resource books?