New Release: Finding Motherhood: An Unexpected Journey

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“My plan was simple. I would get married, have kids, and live happily ever after. However, life doesn’t always follow the path we plan for ourselves.”

When Jill Murphy became pregnant at the age of seventeen, she was faced with some difficult decisions. Unsure of how to be the mother she knew her child deserved, Murphy chose adoption for her baby.

Years later, after she married the man of her dreams, Murphy decided it was time to create the family she’d always imagined. The couple tried for years to get pregnant before being given the heartbreaking news that Murphy could no longer conceive. Her journey toward motherhood then took an unexpected turn: adoption.

Murphy is a birthmother who has reconnected with the child she chose adoption for. She also is an adoptive mother who is forever grateful to the women who made the difficult decision to choose adoption for their own babies. Above all, she is part of a family that is even better than any she could have imagined as a little girl.

“I am blessed, and this is my journey to motherhood.”


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Jill M. Murphy is an author, blogger, assistant preschool teacher, wife, and mother. In her Jill Murphy Picturefree time you might find her taking a discarded chair or table off the side of the road to repurpose it into something new and fun. She also loves to read, cook, entertain, and laugh. Murphy lives outside of St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and two daughters. You can learn more by visiting






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New Release: Who Stole My Spandex?

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Blogger Marcia Kester Doyle tells it like it is and nothing is off limits. Who Stole My Spandex? is a witty selection of stories from Doyle’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters. This clever compilation includes laugh-out-loud pieces like “Queen of Klutz,” “One Size Fits None,” and “Hands off my Egg Roll!” From couples’ colonoscopies to nightmare holidays to disappearing spandex, no topic—no matter how crazy or unimaginable—is too taboo.

With a heavy dose of self-deprecating humor, and a dash of sentiment, this marvelous collection of anecdotes will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt the call of nature at exactly the wrong time.

Welcome to the nuthouse that Marcia Kester Doyle calls home.


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Marcia Kester Doyle is the voice behind the popular humor blog, Menopausal Mother, where she muses on the good, the bad, and the ugly side of midlife mayhem. Give her a glass of wine and a jar of Nutella, and she’ll be your best friend.

Marcia has written for The Huffington Post, Humor Outcasts, In the Powder Room, and What The Flicka. Marcia has also been featured on numerous sites such as Scary Mommy, BlogHer, The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, Midlife Boulevard, Boomeon, and BA50, among others. She is a contributing author to the following books: The Mother of All Meltdowns, Clash of the Couples, Motherhood: May Cause Drowsiness, Sunshine After the Storm, To Bliss and Back, Parenting Gag Reel, Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor,  Mom for the Holidays, and will be featured in the forthcoming anthology How Can You Laugh at a Time Like This?

Marcia is a BlogHer Voice of the Year 2014 recipient and VoiceBoks Top Hilarious Parent Blogger 2014. She was also voted as a Top 25 Blogger in the Circle of Moms Contest 2013. She is a native Floridian and married mother of four children, as well as being a grandparent to a feisty toddler.


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Book Launch: Kindness Wins by Galit Breen

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“An indispensable 21st-century manual of manners written for 21st-century parents and their children. With compassion, humor, insight, and practical wisdom born of firsthand experience, Galit Breen makes a compelling case for online decency. What would happen if parents and kids everywhere could read these 10 simple rules of conduct, learn them by heart, and live by them each and every time they log in? The world would change dramatically-and for the good of us all.”

–Katrina Kenison, Author of Mitten Strings for God and The Gift of an Ordinary Day

If kindness wins, accountability rules. The need for this mantra is never clearer
than when scrolling through posts and comments left online. Approximately
four out of ten kids (forty-two percent) have experienced cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying isn’t all that different from the playground bullying of our youth and
nightmares. When we were young, our bullies weren’t usually strangers. They
were the kids who passed mean notes about us in class, the ones who didn’t let
us sit at their table during lunch, and the ones who tripped us in the hallway
or embarrassed us in gym class. But with social media, our bullies have nonstop
access to us–and our kids. In fact, we’re often “friends” with our bullies

When freelance writer Galit Breen’s kids hinted that they’d like to post, tweet, and
share photos on Instagram, Breen took a look at social media as a mom and as a
teacher and quickly realized that there’s a ridiculous amount of kindness
terrain to teach and explain to kids―and some adults―before letting them loose online.
So she took to her pen and wrote a how-to book for parents who are tackling
this issue with their kids.

Kindness Wins covers ten habits to directly teach kids how to be kind online. Each section is written in Breen’s trademark parent-to-parent-over-coffee style and concludes with
resources for further reading, discussion starters, and bulleted takeaways. She
ends the book with two Kindness Wins contracts―one to share with peers and
one to share with kids. Just like we needed to teach our children how to walk,
swim, and throw a ball, we need to teach them how to maneuver kindly online.
This book will help you do just that.


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Galit Breen was a classroom and reading teacher for ten years. She has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in human development. In 2009, she launched a career as a freelance writer entrenched in social media. Since then, her work has been featured in various online magazines including Brain, Child; The Huffington Post; TIME; and xoJane. Breen lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled miniature golden doodle. You can learn more about her by visiting




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