This Is The Author | Emma Johnson

“I had been working in the single-mom space through my blog and podcast, and speaking and media engagements, for more than five years. I was raised by a single mom, I became a single mom, and I had a lot of initial shame around being a single mom. And, you know what? It happens to suit me really well. And I found myself relaxing into this time that I’m in and finding all these women—there’s ten million single moms in our country, millions worldwide, and these women have nothing to be ashamed about. I’m meeting incredible women every day that are doing incredible things—in business, in their communities, with their families—and I wanted to reach out to them. And I wanted to inspire the women that aren’t quite there yet.”

Learn more about The Kickass Single Mom. 

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Staff Picks
What We’re Listening To – October Picks

October is one of my favorite months of the year. The air starts to cool and the leaves begin to change. Everything is lovely and cozy, with Halloween capping off the month with some mischief and fun. It’s the perfect time to find a favorite pair of tall boots, plug in earphones, and enjoy the crisp fall weather with amazing listens. Here are a few recommendations:

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This Is The Author | Jess Shatkin

“My book is about adolescents—how they age, how they grow, and how they make decisions. Why do they do what seem like the most insane things at times? I wrote my book because I’ve always been really interested in the teenage years, and not only teens, but adolescence, that period of time from about 10,11,12 until about 25, 26,27, when we actually start to not only become, but act, like adults. Those years so many things change and we all remember those years in in our own lives so acutely, so intensely, just like it was yesterday. Well, it turns out there are a bunch of reasons why that is the case and we set a path for ourselves during those years that really forecasts our future…so much inevitably changes and predicts who we will become and how we will get there. And that is something that has fascinated me my entire life.”

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This Is The Author | Mariam Gates

“What inspired me to write MEDITATE WITH ME: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey was I wanted kids to have a way to slow down. I wanted to give kids a beloved book that they could connect to, that they could interact with, practices that were easy for them, a way to feel their breath in their body, a way to slow down when they need it, and a way to really calm themselves…a way to sort of start practicing self-soothing techniques that they’ll really need throughout their entire lives.”

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Back to School Listens
Nine Back-to-School Listens

When it comes to books, back-to-school time means finishing up required reading. However, there are plenty of engaging, fun, and insightful stories that kids can pick up to get back into the school mind-set. We have a wide selection for all ages, from the youngest school-age child to the older teenager. Read more

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Family Listens As You Drive
Keep Your Kids Reading this Summer with Audiobooks!

Did you know that 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening*? And that 45% of our day, on average, is spent listening*? That is how important audio is, so why not include audiobooks in your children’s daily routine? Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy a family road trip, listen to required reading for school, or both!

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