The Pantry

The Pantry offers resources, many of which are written by our guest bloggers, for parenting adolescents (tweens) and teens. The Pantry also includes a few good old enjoyable reads a shared by MOATblog moms. Because every Mom (or Dad) of Adolescents and Teens needs to escape the chaos once in a while. Why not through a book?!


Bonding With Your Teen Through Boundaries book coverBonding with Your Teen through Boundaries by June Hunt & Jody Capehart

The other author of this book is our sweet Jody Capehart. Enjoy the wisdom of both these ladies.


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Blessings of a Skinned Knee, by Wendy Mogul.

Also, check out Wendy’s…



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The Blessing of a B Minus.

Specifically dealing with the lovely challenges (and BLESSINGS!) of raising teens :)

An Expose on Teen Sex and DatingAn Expose on Teen Sex and Dating: What’s Really Going On and How to Talk About It by Andy Braner



Simple Truths, Mary Flo RidleySimple Truths with Mary Flo Ridley by Mary Flo Ridley



Boundaries with TeensBoundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, John Townsend
Courageous-Confident-KidsYou Can Raise Courageous & Confident Kids, Mary Demuth


Do Hard ThingsDo Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex Harris, Brett Harris


Interviewing Your Daughter's DateInterviewing Your Daughter’s Date by Dennis Rainey


Parenting Today's AdolescentParenting Today’s Adolescent Helping Your Child Avoid The Traps Of The Preteen And Teen Years by Dennis Rainey, Barbara Rainey, Bruce Nygren


How to Really Love Your TeenHow to Really Love Your Teen by D. Ross Campbell


Cherishing and Challenging Your ChildrenCherishing and Challenging Your Children by Jody Capehart
kids talking150 Quick Questions to Get Your Kids Talking, by Mary DeMuth



Great Reads

from Book Nook video blogs, as suggested by fellow MOATs. Their recommendations include terrific selections for youth as well as adults. Enjoy!

RedFalconsOfTremoineRed Falcons Of Tremoine (Living History Library (Bethlehem Books))

by Hendry Peart



Rabbit HIllRabbit Hill (Puffin Modern Classics) by Robert Lawson





Betsy-TacyBetsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy Books) by Maud Hart Lovelace



Devil StormDevil Storm

by Theresa Nelson




The Island Queen

The Island Queen: Dethroned by Fire and Water: A Tale of the Southern Hemisphere (Vision Forum’s R.M. Ballantyne)

by R. M. Ballantyne

Hiding PlaceHiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom



Five Children and ItFive Children and It (Puffin Classics) by E. Nesbit



The Wind Blows FreeThe Wind Blows Free: A Tale of the Texas Panhandle (Texas Panhandle Series Book 1) by Loula G. Erdman



Guns of NavaroneThe Guns of Navarone

by Alistair MacLean



Life with FatherLife With Father by Clarence Day



UnbrokenUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand



Lone SurvivorLone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell



Son of HamasSon of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices by Mosab Hassan Yousef



Heaven is for RealHeaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent

Suggestions from Great Summer Reads – Part 3


I Kissed Dating GoodbyeI Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris



Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot