November 15, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1561482668
ISBN - 13: 9781561482665
From the Publisher
Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm. Today. Thatrsquo;ll test any mamarsquo;s strength. Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musingspicking blueberries while watching for bears hoping for angels driving off the nearby freeway moving into the ldquo;thousandstory houserdquo; enduring 15yearold Mattrsquo;s lecture on respect while captive in the car. Then there was the fourweek road trip which Dorcas says ldquo;My sisterinlaw warned me would be like putting your whole family in a bathroom and staying there for three days.rdquo; Dorcas and her husband Paul are purposeful parents. But they arenrsquo;t perfect. Dorcas wonders if their marriage can endure when she and Paul canrsquo;t ever figure out what gifts to give each other. She tries to navigate her mild daughterrsquo;s development into a very certain self wondering ldquo;When do I give in and when do I stand firmrdquo;There are no recipes here. But there is story upon story. Dorcas has three daughters and three sons. And she has a voiceencouraging doubting entertaining but never taking herself too seriously. Often slightly offstride and with disarming humility Dorcas keeps finding resource in her life at home ldquo;Often the things we donrsquo;t know we need come into our lives without knocking.
About the Author
Phyllis Pellman Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold nearly 10 million copies. She authored the national #1 bestselling cookbook Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker (with Dawn J. Ranck), which appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, as well as the bestseller lists of USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Book Sense. And she is the author of Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, which has also appeared on The New York Times bestseller list. In addition, she authored Fix-It and Forget-It 5-Ingredient Favorites: Comforting Slow-Cooker Recipes; Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining: Slow-Cooker Favorites for all the Year Round (with Ranck); and Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook: Slow-Cooker Favorites to Include Everyone (with the American Diabetes Association), all in the series. Phyllis Pellman Good is also the author of the Fix-It and Enjoy-It! series, a "cousin" series to the phenomenally successful Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks. There are currently four books in that series: the flagship book, Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Cookbook: All-Purpose, Welcome-Home Recipes, which appeared on The New York Times bestseller list; Fix-It and Enjoy-It! 5-Ingredient Recipes: Quick and Easy for Stove-Top and Oven!; Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Diabetic Cookbook: Stove-Top and Oven Recipes for Everyone! (with the American Diabetes Association); and Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Healthy Cookbook: 400 Great