How to Be a Good Mother

Introduction of how to be a good mother, why we are in such a big problem, how to move forward, how to truly/really change the world, but only if you have enough courage to gather evidence, compare it with an open mind, and admit your conclusions. The answer is rooted in love, but real love is altruistic and wise. Real love will prepare children to be successful adults. So the way to be a good mother is to love your children enough to prepare them to be successful adults. Yes, but that is difficult. Where does one start? What is the most important thing to do, from which the rest flows? Next time, that answer.

Because a listener might want all of this together, instead of isolated bits, scattered in the podcast with other topics, it will be available all together (when completed) IF the listener will email me with his/her name and email address and request. Please feel free to add any information about who you are and what your interests are.

Please also feel free to comment below. Thanks, Sharon

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Carl Sommer Tells Children’s Stories — For Character Development

This is the last in our 3 part series about Carl Sommer’s character building children stories. Today a real treat: he tells us, in brief a couple of stories. Even better are the little books. And this month we have the special favor of a discount just for my listeners: 25% discount. Go to and enter the promo code “great”. Do it now or the best deals might be taken. Buy for Christmas! Buy for your church nursery! And Sunday School department! And your local favorite teacher! Yes, really, they are that good.

Also, today, a call for feedback from my listeners. What do you want more of? Character? Basic mothering? Health? For the Grandparent generation? Bible and faith? Courses? More entertaining? Religious education? How to tell what is true and what is not? Please make your needs known.

Love and BlessingS! Rev. Sharon.

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Carl Sommer’s Principles of Success

Last week, we talked to Carl Sommer about his books for young children that teach character principles — like the mouse who discovered it was best to pay attention to what his mother said. This time he lost only his tail! And how the bear found his smile.

Mr. Sommer gave us a great discount of 25% this month for typing in the code “great.” This applies even to a subset of his books that have library binding that are already on sale for half price of …. get this… $4.95. We can’t be sure that there will be any of those books left. My librarian and preschool director friends have probably already snapped them up. So go right now.

All of the books are inexpensive for what they are and the 25% discount is great by itself. Be sure to peruse the whole website. You will find some free things.

In this episode, Mr. Sommer let out that he writes even more than is on Advance Publishing specializes in character building books, in a variety of languages, that teach character principles and are acceptable to public schools in the USA. But there is more. He is part of a project that teaches math. He provides the practical lessons, so students understand that math really is needed in the real world. For math resources, all the way up to Trigonometry This is suitable for public, private or homeschool educators.

Then, for specifically Christian content, especially success principles for youth, go to

Finally, for the the ebook format for the Kindle or iPad, let us help you with direct links. For a fee ebook edition of Education in Crisis go here. And for Teen Success in ebook form, go here. Many of his books are online with various vendors, including his books on Electric Discharge Machining, even a book on sex for young people, and his book

that originally alerted me to his work.

Please let us know which books of his you like most below.

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