Turn everyday into a family adventure and create lasting memories with Everyday Family Activities.
Plan your next family adventure and never get stuck with bored kids again with Everyday Family Activities. With over 100 unplugged activities, there’s something here for everyone. You’ll never be wanting for things to do as a family, no matter the situation. With tabs on the side for quick and easy navigation when you just don’t know what to do next, you’ll be able to find activities for all occasions, including:
- Rainy Days - Road Trips - Summer Vacation - Indoor Fun - Outdoor Fun - At the Beach - Weekday Shenanigans
Avoid the dreaded back seat bickering and 24/7 screen time and reestablish your connection as a family. Fall back on well-loved classics and try unique new ideas to pass the time and keep things exciting for kids of all ages. From scavenger hunts to crafts and recipes designed for making quality time with your family, you’ll create lasting memories (and avoid grumpy kids!).
The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook
Jessica Disbrow Talley, owner of Bubba Rose Biscuit Company and dog biscuit expert, wrote this clever cookbook with your furry friend in mind.
This all-new updated and revised edition of The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook is filled with more recipes, variety, and ways to treat your dog. With recipes like Black and White Cookies and Little Sweethearts that are coordinated for specific holidays, your pupper will be sure to be the best little doggie ever.
There are dog treats for every day, including favorites such as:
This is the perfect present for new dog parents and pet lovers alike. Treat your dog right with recipes specially made with your dog’s taste buds in mind. Now you don’t have to worry about what you’re feeding your dog with these simple, healthy organic dog treat recipes.
Your dogs and their friends will savor preservative-free treats that are tasty and good for them.
The Rescue Dog Bucket List
“You’ll appreciate this wise and thoughtful book for its abundance of excellent advice and ideas for enriching the life of your rescue dog (and your own). But you’ll love it because it has such heart and soul.” —Peter Zheutlin, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road
Every dog deserves the best life possible, regardless of his or her past. The Rescue Dog Bucket List will inspire dog owners to celebrate their best friend, with hundreds of ideas for special treats, fun activities, and exciting adventures to embark upon together. With heartwarming photographs throughout, as well as real-life stories about adopted dogs and the special experiences they’ve shared with their new families, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves their pup.
Get ready to make incredible memories with your new companion, with the help of this perfect gift for every dog owner.
The Little Book of Conversation Starters
Never have an awkward silence again thanks to The Little Book of Conversation Starters! This compilation of 375 family-friendly questions will launch any conversation from boring to spectacular.
Finding common ground in a family with young kids, teens, and parents can be tricky. Follow these handy questions and prompts and you’ll be chatting in no time! With these intriguing questions, you never know what new passions, quirks, ideas, and funny stories may be revealed. Improve your family’s communication and get to know others, and yourself, better. Easy to use during a long car ride, family dinner, vacation, or as a fun game on a rainy day. Settle down and see where the conversation takes you! Spark interaction and interesting dialogue with these creative and thought-provoking questions. Entertain, amuse, bond, and celebrate family together with the Little Book of Conversation Starters!
A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage, 2nd Edition
A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage, 2nd Edition is a concise explanation of the essentials for a long-lasting marriage.
Marriage should be thought of as a creative work in progress. Just as the artist or writer has times when his or her work flows and all is going well, so does a marriage. Through good times and bad times, there are certain little behaviors that, when individually considered, over time create a sum in a marriage that is so much greater than its parts. In A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage, Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill challenges you to understand and live by the tenets of a committed relationship through an inviting, simple, and sensible approach to embracing marriage.
Life of the Party Placemats
Let's get this party started! Liven up any dinner party with this elegant conversation-starting addition to your table setting.
Life of the Party's beautifully illustrated placemats are designed with your dinner party in mind, with more than 375 questions at the ready from the start of cocktails and appetizers, through dinner and dessert. There's no shuffling or rearranging required, just good food and good conversation! These pleasing placemats will brighten up any table, and add an alluring touch of flair to your next social event. With 24 different placemats, you can entertain from just two up to two dozen! Here are just a few of the questions you'll find:
- What would be the hardest skill for you to give up? - If you were born 100 years ago, what do you think your occupation would be? - What's the smallest amount of money that would make the biggest difference in your life? - How would you explain different colors to a blind person? - Have you ever lied to get out of a date?
It's creative! It's inventive! It's decorative! And most of all, it's FUN! It's The Life of the Party!
The Family Fun Night Conversation Starters Placemats
Bond as a family and learn new things about your relatives with these fun and fascinating dinnertime conversation starters!
Make your next family dinner one to remember with these fun, conversation-starting additions! Renew your family ties and put an end to awkward pauses with Family Fun Night Placemats. Set these tear-out paper placemats under your plate and get to know each other better than you ever thought you would. Topics cover everything from books and movies to favorite dreams, dishes, and family anecdotes. With more than 250 questions and icebreakers to excite and astound your family, there’s something for everyone to learn!
The Family Fun Night Trivia Night Placemats
Quiz your whole family and learn something new together with these fun and fascinating dinnertime placemats with trivia questions!
Make your next family dinner one to remember with these fun trivia questions! Renew your family ties and put an end to awkward pauses with Family Fun Night Trivia Placemats. Set these tear-out paper placemats under your plate and test each other on topics covering everything from books and movies to science and math. With more than 250 questions to excite and astound your family, there’s something for everyone to learn!
The Girls Body Book (Fifth Edition)
The #1 bestselling Girl’s Body Book includes everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff.
"What is happening to my body?" "How do I fit in?" "Why is everything different?"
These questions, along with others, leave pre-teen girls feeling confused and parents wondering what to do next. From periods to peer pressure, puberty is hard! The newly updated fifth edition of The Girl’s Body Book helps prepare girls and their parents for the ups and downs of puberty, middle school, and everything in between, This guide for pre-teen girls addresses issues like changing bodies, personal hygiene, self-confidence, leadership, school safety and #MeToo. This updated fifth edition book for girls is expanded to include topics like:
- Cyberbullying and internet safety - Emotional health and self-esteem - Stress management - Personal boundaries and communication - Sports and leadership - and MORE
The Girl’s Body Book helps prepare girls for puberty and beyond.
Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN is a nurse, a comedian, and author of three other books: How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life as a Nurse, and The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You, also published by Applesauce Press. In her spare time, she likes to read, skateboard, and embarrass her niece Viola when the whole family goes to the supermarket.
1,001 Ways to Celebrate Christmas
There’s more to Christmas than presents.
The fun and thoughtful ideas in 1,001 Ways to Celebrate Christmas instill how to keep others in mind, especially those for whom the holiday season can be difficult. From homemade cards to cookie recipes and ideas about how to give back to your community, readers of all ages will be encouraged to create joy and good tidings, and be reminded why the holiday season is special.
Girls' Night In Party Placemats
It's Girls' Night In--no kids, no men, no rules! Make your next girls’ night unforgettable with these elegant conversation-starting additions.
Girls' Night In's beautifully illustrated placemats are designed with your ladies' night in mind, with more than 375 questions at the ready from the start of champagne and appetizers, through dinner and dessert. There's no shuffling or rearranging required, just good food and good conversation! These pleasing placemats will brighten up any table, and add an alluring touch of flair to your next ladies' night. With 24 different placemats, you can entertain crowds from two to two dozen! Here's just a sample:
- Which celebrity was your teen heartthrob? - What's the worst dress you've worn as a bridesmaid? - If you had to go to jail, who would you want as your cellmate? - How old were you when you truly felt like "yourself"? - Did you ever have a "summer love"?
It's provocative! It's creative! It's decorative! And most of all, it's FUN! It's Girls' Night In!
1,001 Ways to Celebrate Family
Kids get bored, no matter what the occasion. This book remedies that with fun and unique ideas that will add excitement to any gathering and keep them off the phone.
And as any parent knows, a grumpy child can make for a grumpy adult; these fun, educational, and unplugged activities—from games to play in the car to scavenger hunts and ideas for trying new foods—will keep everyone happy. No matter if you are going camping, visiting family, hosting a family reunion, or just looking to make your next car ride more exciting, this book drives home the importance of making each and every day a family day, without screen time.
The Good Wife Guide
A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king!
This fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content:
- Advice on cooking from scratch - The lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better - Valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him
The Good Wife is a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.
Pat the Husband
Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format?
Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny is a children’s classic, with millions of copies sold. It’s inspired numerous spin-offs for both kids and adults—but none as wickedly amusing as this clever interactive book!
Every wife, girlfriend, and woman who hopes to be one will treasure it, and have endless fun playing with the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, pull tabs, and other highly designed elements. It slyly questions who wears the pants in the family, and lets women humor their men by removing the Velcro pants from the female figure and putting it on the male. Or, eager to have hubby say yes to your request? Then just use the tab to make his head nod! Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format? Pat the Husband takes amusing aim at the oddities of guys everywhere, making it the perfect gift from girlfriend to girlfriend, as well as for bridal showers and anniversaries. Every wife will recognize the humor in the quirky characteristics played out about “husbands everywhere”—and find a reason every day to sneak a peek and pat!
The Good Father Guide
This fun, retro follow-up to the bestselling Good series shows today’s fathers how to be a pal while enforcing the family’s rules. Nostalgic advice presented in period kitsch!
Go back to the past when dads were dads, kids knew their place, and life was exactly as it should be! This fun, retro follow up to the bestselling “Good” series (The Good Mother Guide, The Good Wife Guide, and The Good Husband Guide) shows today’s fathers how to be a pal while enforcing the family’s rules. The nostalgic advice, all presented in period kitsch includes making sure to kiss the kids good night, even if they’re asleep when you get home; setting a good example and eating your vegetables even if you, too, don’t like creamed corn; and more!
The Boys Body Book (Fifth Edition)
Puberty is hard! That’s why we made The Boy’s Body Book.
Everything is changing! How will you survive this crazy time in your life? This #1 bestselling book made just for boys contains all of the guy stuff you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff. Author and nurse Kelli Dunham covers everything from body changes to planning for college, giving pre-teen boys the answers they need to prepare for puberty and beyond. The fifth edition of the #1 bestselling The Boy's Body Book features topics like:
- School safety and consent - Emotional health & self esteem - Cyberbullying and internet safety - Learning disabilities - Personal boundaries & communication - Stress management - Building healthy friendships - and MORE
Get The Boy's Body Book today and never have to wonder how you will answer the question, "What is happening to my changng body?" ever again.
Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN, is a nurse, stand-up comic, and author of How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life as a Nurse, and The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You, also published by Applesauce Press. She has worked as a primary care and home visiting nurse with first-time new moms. She has lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Portland, Oregon, New York, and on a houseboat in Philadelphia. In her spare time she likes to read, skateboard, and she would really, really like to learn to play the banjo.
Steve Bjorkman has illustrated over 100 picture books for children, as well as doing advertising, editorial and packaging illustration. He works with his brother doing greeting cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. To date, well over one hundred million cards with his art have sold around the world.
101 Ways to Lull Your Baby to Sleep
Discover the secret to "sleep success" with over 100 great ideas for you and your baby!
For those nights when your usual bedtime ritual isn't doing the trick, calm and soothe your baby to sleep with one of over 100 easy and creative ideas! From classic standbys to innovative new suggestions, we've got you covered. Here are just a few of the topics covered:
- Ideas for creating the ideal bedtime routine - Tricks for soothing an especially fussy baby - Expert advice from bestselling authors and parenting pros - Tips for how to choose the perfect bedtime story - Anecdotes from fellow parents - Dozens of "tools of the trade" for lulling your little one - And so much more!
Whether you're in need of a foolproof sleep routine or a quick fix on an especially challenging evening, your path to sleep success is only pages away!
101 Ways to Sleep with a Snorer
Sound techniques for a quiet night's sleep! Get some much needed rest despite a rumbling rester beside you with one of over one hundred creative ideas.
Why is it that the first one to fall asleep always snores the loudest? You've tried everything short of using a pillow to drown out that noise! Even the neighbors are mad! Now what? Before you grab that pillow in a fit of rage, try any number of these 101 proven techniques, including: *Get Zippered Pillowcases *Clean Your Room *Use a Humidifier *Try Separate Blankets *Avoid Taking Naps. Here is every trick for dealing with your loud bedmate. Some have been passed down for generations, others recently discovered, and at least one will help you get a restful night's sleep!
The Good Mother's Guide
A follow-up to the Good Wife and Good Husband Guides from CMP, the Good Mother’s Guide takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how the values of mothers in the 1950s seem oh, so strange to moms now.
This fun, retro volume shows moms how to maintain peace and prosperity for their familis-well, maybe not. Things like sending the little ones off to bed before hubby gets home so he won't have to be disturbed by them, making balanced meals every night and making sure everyone is at the table for dinner, and keeping herself looking good for him are portrayed in the kitchy light of their reality at the time. Warning: This is a gift between sisters and girlfriends who are moms or moms-to be.... It's a humorous gifts for moms-to-be, or currents moms, for Mother's Day or any day.