Girls’ Club Book Review

Girls' Club Book Review | by Kristy Howard @ Kristy's Cottage blog

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, I perused the final pages of Sally Clarkson’s delightful book, Girls’ Club. I’m certain it’s a book that won’t remain on my shelves long; the many highlighted texts and quotable truths beckon me to come back and spend a little more time within its pages. I’m sharing a review of Girls’ Club with … Read more

Mother and Son: the Respect Effect | Book Review

Mother and Son: the Respect Effect | Book Review @ KristysCottage.com

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m excited about today’s book review, Mother & Son: the Respect Effect. Dr. Emmergson Eggerichs “love and respect” concepts deeply changed my life through his first two books, Love & Respect and Love and Respect in the Family.  When I saw that Dr. Eggerichs also wrote a book on love and respect for mothers and sons, I knew … Read more

Book Review: The Two-Income Trap, by Suzanne Venker

Book Review: The Two-Income Trap, by Suzanne Venker | Kristy's Cottage blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes I don’t typically write reviews about controversial books. Today is an exception. Last year, my husband discovered an article on FoxNews.com by a woman named Suzanne Venker.  That particular write up was an except from Mrs. Venker’s book, The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Marriage.  I read that book and loved it, by the way, … Read more

Book Review: Boundaries With Kids

Boundaries with Kids Book Review | Kristy's Cottage blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s my first book review of the year! I just finished reading Boundaries With Kids, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. I read these authors’ foundational book, Boundaries, last year and absolutely loved it. Boundaries With Kids didn’t disappoint! Cloud and Townsend’s concept of “boundaries” has been life-changing for me, and I believe it would … Read more

3 Things I Learned from Moms’ Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World

3 Things I Learned from Moms' Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World, by Nancy Rue | Kristy's Cottage blog

Reading Time: 4 minutes Raising girls is just a little scarier, harder, and even more amazing than I used to think. Apparently, a lot of moms feel the same way I do.  As a blogger, pastor’s wife, and plain old Mom, I get asked for “mom book” recommendations pretty frequently. (I feel really blessed to get to share about … Read more

Gentle Passages: Book Review

Reading Time: 3 minutes The passage to womanhood can be a bit rocky. When is a girl considered a woman? When she starts her period? Begins “developing?” Shaves her legs? Late Afternoon on the Beach, by Diane Leonard And who tells her when she finally “arrives” on womanhood’s shore? Her mother? Her sisters? Her peers? Hollywood? I spent a … Read more

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