The Contemplative Mom
Are the demands of motherhood keeping you from a rich relationship with God? Given the inherent busyness of being a parent, the concept of a "contemplative mom" makes many people laugh. Is that even possible? Author Ann Kroeker assures readers that yes, it is possible...and needed. (affiliate link)
On Being a Writer
Is your writing life all it can be? Let this book act as your personal coach, to explore the writing life you already have and the writing life you wish for, and close the gap between the two. Gain insights through helpful stories from the authors' established writing careers. Their honest and witty stories help build a vision for a satisfying, sustainable writing life, while the prompts and activities on the twelve vital habits will help you make that life a reality. (affiliate link)
Not So Fast
We're raising our kids in a high-speed, high-pressured, 24/7 world. Pushing children to get ahead, we cram everything possible into our days to maximize their chance at success. We're overloaded, overextended, overcommitted, and over-caffeinated. And we're paying a price. But how can we possibly downshift without missing out? Author Ann Kroeker relates her own story of how embracing a slower everyday pace resulted in a more meaningful family and spiritual life. (affiliate link)
52 Creative Writing Prompts
Maybe you need a creative boost to get ideas flowing, or perhaps you want to develop the habit of regular writing practice to grow creatively. Or, worse, you're plagued by writer's block, hoping for a way to start producing something again—anything! 52 Creative Writing Prompts provides a variety of prompts and exercises that serve as a fun diversion from your normal writing projects and might lead to the start of your next essay, poem, or blog post—even your next book. (affiliate link)
The Mother Letters
Secretly collecting nearly six hundred wise, honest, and sometimes hilarious letters from other mothers across the world, Seth Haines compiled these "mother letters" as a gift for his wife, Amber. Amber and Seth have chosen the best of those letters--including letters from some of the most influential writers and bloggers online today--to include in a beautiful book perfect for the mother in your life. I contributed an essay to this beautiful, warm, encouraging collection with messages of hope and love for young moms in the midst of motherhood. (affiliate link)
Simple Little Words
I contributed an essay to this collection of thoughtful examples of the impact our words can have. Words can inspire, encourage, and convey love. They can poke and prod and compel to action. Or they can wound, discourage, and criticize. And what is said—or not said—in the most mundane moment can alter the course of a life…forever. This collection of touching, true stories, coupled with tips on how to use your words to encourage others, is a poignant reminder of the power of simple little words.
About the Author
Ann has coached several award-winning authors who hit bestseller lists and continue to offer ongoing free content and training here on this website, which has landed on The Write Life’s annual “100 Best Websites for Writers” list five years in a row. As an author, she coauthored On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life that Lasts (Masters in Fine Living Series), and authored Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families (David C. Cook) and The Contemplative Mom. Her articles have been featured in a variety of publications including The Indianapolis Star newspaper, and magazines such as ByFaith, The Student, Christian Home and School, and Indianapolis Woman. A contributor to several books, Ann is honored to have been included in the award-winning Experiencing the Passion of Jesus, by Lee Strobel and Garry Poole.