Practical Parenting

I was blessed to be raised by an amazing father. He set the bar really hight in being loving, involved and crazy proud of his kids (although now we are nothing compared to his grandchildren).

When I married my husband I assumed he would be a good dad. His dad is a wonderful man and he had proven himself wonderful in so many ways. But darn it if he didn’t rebuff all my attempts to get him to interact with kids. I seriously tried shoving kids at him any chance I got. No dice. Although he assured me he wanted to be a dad, he just isn’t really a kid guy.

Unless it is our kids. He has thrown himself into being a dad 150%. Of course he messes up at it, but he apologizes to our kids and throws himself back in. I truly couldn’t ask for a better partner to raise my children with.

I think Ryan is like most dads out there. They know they want to be dads, but don’t really know what that looks like. Many of us ladies are raised thinking about being a mom and playing with dolls and babysitting for spending money in high school. Few men have the same experience. It is from that place that Ryan wrote, “The Dad’s Playbook”. You can read more about why he wrote it in this guest post from a few years back.


This week I am SO excited that his ebook is being offered bundled with 4 other ebooks this week for only $7.40.

This week’s collection of ebooks is full of practical parenting advice. This isn’t a bundle of theories but a collection of how-to guides to help parents navigate the early years of parenthood. Discover advice from real parents on eating habits, health, potty-training, spending one-on-one time with your children and more!

This week only, get all 5 ebooks — including two that aren’t available anywhere else — for more than 75% off their regular price:

The Dad’s Playbook by Ryan Anderson
In The Dad’s Playbook, Ryan shares foundational principles of fatherhood — plays in the playbook, if you will — for guys who enjoy being dads but who don’t always feel like they’re doing a stellar job at it. Believing that most men are better dads than they give themselves credit for, he offers practical ideas to help you build on the things you’re already doing and grow in new ways. Please note that this ebook is written from a Christian world view and contains Biblical insights, but you don’t have to be a Christian to benefit from these concepts.

The Happy Housewife’s Guide to Dealing with Picky Eaters by Toni Anderson
Do you have a picky eater? Toni has…and she’s lived to write about it! A few years ago she said good-bye to dinner time disasters and short order cooking in her home. With a few simple (or maybe not so simple) changes, her kids learned how to try new foods and eat what was served. In this guide, you’ll find out what makes a picky eater, how to determine if you have one, how to involve your child in food preparation, and creative ways to get your child to try new foods!

A Practical Guide to Children’s Health by Kate Tietje
A Practical Guide to Children’s Health is a handbook of basic, well-researched information for parents to turn to when they need help with topics related to health. Broken into three sections — food, health, and environment — you’ll find information on the topics that are important to parents, like super foods, special diets, healthy snack ideas, over-the-counter and prescription medications, vaccines, herbal remedies for common conditions, sleep issues, alternative practitioners, car seat safety, and even schooling and positive discipline. In this guide, Kate examines controversial topics and explains various options concisely to help parents make the decisions that are best for their family.

Potty Train in a Weekend by Becky Mansfield
Potty Train in a Weekend is the only complete guide to potty training you will ever need. In this ebook, Becky shares her proven method for potty training in three days. Not only will you find her step-by-step method for potty training, but also tips for dealing with hurdles such as: ‘They won’t poop on the potty!” or “They were using the potty, but now they are having accidents all of the time!” She also includes tips and stories from other moms to give you all the information you need to potty train the easy way.

51 Frugal Father-Daughter Dates by Ashley Pichea
If you’re looking for inspiration for spending one-on-one time with your little ones, this collection of father-daughter date ideas offers more than 50 opportunities to strengthen that special relationship. While the book title is geared toward fathers and daughters, most of these ideas are perfect for mothers and sons as well. Discover tons of FREE or inexpensive date ideas that kids are sure to love and make regular one-on-one dates a part of your family culture!

I’m of course partial to my husband’s book but they all look so fantastic (although PRAISE JESUS I don’t have anymore kids to potty train). And ebooks are so easy to read on tablets or Kindles. And $7.40 for 5 of them is a STEAL. You don’t want to miss this deal and check back on Bundle of the Week every week for a new bundle.


  1. Hi- found your site through Google Alerts- I hope lots of parents check out your great recommendations. I don’t know if you ever feature books for parents of children with some type of special needs, such as learning difficulties or emotional/social problems. I am a neuropsychologist who has been evaluating children for 32 years- children who are not being successful in school, although many will have an individualized education program (IEP) in place. I have written a very practical, readable, comprehensive book for these parents, helping them recognize that THEY are the experts on their children, and guiding them along the ROADMAP from initial concerns to getting the right evaluations and services to making sure their child makes effective progress and achieves success in school and in life. The book is No Parent Left Behind: Navigating the Special Education Universe. It is available from Amazon, so far only in print. I’d be happy to send you a copy to review if you’re interested, or link to my blog for parents, or participate in a discussion on a chosen topic.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Susan Brefach

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