Monday, February 22, 2010

Announcing our Courageous Parents, Confident Kids book cover and contents

I've been "in the hive" all winter working on editing the new book, Courageous Parents, Confident Kids -- Letting Go So You Both Can Grow. We reached a major milestone today with the creation of our book cover!

My thanks go out to Dunn + Associates Design and illustrator Jane Mjolsness for their stunning work! In the book creation process, things always begin to feel "real" when the cover is done.

The new book will be released in paperback in April, and best of all, you register to get a free digital download of the complete book by signing up on

I am very excited to share this innovative parenting resource with you, created in collaboration with the following amazing experts who contributed chapters.

Here is a preview of Courageous Parents, Confident Kids -- Letting Go So You Both Can Grow

Introduction by the Editor, Amy Tiemann, Ph.D., author of Mojo Mom: Nurturing Your Self While Raising a Family.

Part 1: The Courage to Invest in Your Own Development

The Transformative Power of Self-care by Renee Peterson Trudeau, life coach and author of The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal.

Tools for Career Reinvention by Kella Hatcher and Maryanne Perrin, founders of Balancing Professionals.

Part 2: Developing Your Own Courageous Parenting Style

The Courage to Let Our Kids Solve Their Own Problems by Maya Frost, international lifestyle design expert and author of The New Global Student.

The Courage to Become Your Own Parenting “Expert” by Melissa Stanton, author of The Stay-at-Home Survival Guide. Visit Melissa at

The Power of Personal Significance for Kids of All Ages by Amy McCready, parent educator and founder of Positive Parenting Solutions.

I’m Worried I Worry Too Much, But How Do I Stop? by Jamie Woolf, leadership expert and author of Mom-In Chief.

Part 3: Real-world Safety Skills for All

Kidpower: Skills for Safety, Skills for Independence by Irene van der Zande, co-founder and Executive Director of Kidpower, Teenpower, Fullpower International.

How to Say Yes to Your Kids’ Online Activities by Linda Criddle, internet safety expert and creator of

Part 4: Finding Your Voice and Raising It for the Community

Becoming a Political Parent: PunditMom on Mothers Raising Their Voices Online by Joanne Bamberger, journalist and founder of PunditMom blog.

Building a Family-friendly America: Challenge and Progress Through the Eyes of by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder and Executive Director of

It Takes a Motherhood by Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, co-creators of the award-winning online community,


Our goal with Courageous Parents, Confident Kids is to share core concepts and skills you can build upon to become a courageous parent. When you do so, you can experience tremendous growth throughout your whole family, kids and parents included.

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Blogger lori said...

Amy, the cover looks great! Looking forward to reading it.

11:26 AM  
Blogger MojoMom said...

Hi Lori, That means a lot, coming from you! Let me know when Lip Design is ready for it's close-up after the make-over and I'll help spread the news.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Perri Kersh said...

Can't wait to get my copy! Nice work, Amy, and what a great list of authors to pull together.

4:46 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

So, SO excited!!

5:42 PM  
Blogger MojoMom said...

Thanks Perri and Joanne. I am very excited, too. So much good information to share!

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Meghan said...

Now that I have seen the beautiful cover, I cannot wait to read the book. Thanks for giving us a preview . . .

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Maryanne said...

This is a much needed topic for discussion, Amy. Thanks for pulling it together!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Wow! A cover! A real book! You've done an amazing job Amy, and we're all benefiting from your labor of love. You've been a gracious project manager and editor. I'm so glad to be part of the team.

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anna Millar said...

What a wonderful accomplishment and a much needed book. As a mother of four, I strive to be a corageous parent but find it very challenging. I look forward to gaining some much needed support from your book. The cover looks great!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Kella said...

So excited about the book, Amy!! Congratulations on pulling it all together, can't wait to read it.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous renee trudeau said...

Can't wait to share this with our community--the cover looks beautiful. What a wonderful gift this will be to families ....

10:06 AM  
Blogger Emily McKhann said...

We're sooooooo excited!!!!!!!

1:45 PM  

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