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 New Book Helps Moms Find Ways to Connect With Selves, Kids

Moms explore what resonates most deeply inside them and translate those desires to a concrete list of plans.

Naperville, Illinois – August 18, 2014 – For most moms their kids’ interests, activities and preferences come first. They sacrifice regularly for their offspring, without hesitation. That is, until the identity crisis hits: in yielding to their children’s desires, moms can find they’ve lost touch with what they themselves prefer.

“Often as moms we don’t realize how much we’ve diminished as individuals until our kids become more independent,” says Lara Krupicka, author of the new book Bucket List Living For Moms: Become a More Adventurous Parent. “And then usually the pressure is on to redefine our role; to find a job or reorient our free time.”

Bucket List Living For Moms offers an appealing method for reconnecting with old desires and discovering new ones that have been ignored. Through questions and prompts moms are encouraged to create a bucket list of goals for the near and long-term future.

The book also recognizes the ongoing role of parenting, providing tips for including kids in bucket list pursuits. And moms learn how to forge adventures that enhance their relationship with their kids.

Readers appreciate the guidance.

“My first bucket list was the stereotypical travel list,” says Joy Cox, mom of four. “The version I created while reading the book was much more detailed and varied.And I like the idea of inviting your children in on your bucket list living. My daughter and I both love to bake. One of these days, I’d love to take a cake decorating class with her.”

With the rise in popularity of bucket lists (the term merited its first inclusion in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary last year), moms deserve their own chance to shine – and live life to the fullest.

About Bucket List Living For Moms
Bucket List Living For Moms: Become a More Adventurous Parent (Wordcrafter Communications, September 2014) guides moms through the process of designing, implementing, and celebrating a list of how they want to spend their life.  It provides a quick, playful format for sorting out the meaningful and where to invest time now and in the years to come. This guide offers reassurance and help as moms face the challenge of redefining themselves as a person and a mother.The more moms live out their life longings and uniquely impact the world with their gifts, the more they will enjoy and model the dynamic life they want their kids to experience.

About Lara Krupicka
Lara Krupicka is an internationally published parenting journalist and speaker who encourages parents to create lives full of family adventures. In her three years as a writing professional she has seen her words reach over a half million readers. A family bucket list advocate, Lara is best known for her Bucket List Life Manifesto and her book Family Bucket Lists.

Contact:
Lara Krupicka
Wordcrafter Communications
1119 Sara Ln.
Naperville, IL  60565
Ph: 630-445-1828
lkrupicka[at]word-crafter[dot]com
www.larakrupicka.com

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If you would like more information about the book, would like to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please call Lara Krupicka at 630-445-1828 or email lkrupicka@word-crafter.com.

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12/2/13: Parents Make “Bucket Lists” About Family Life, Not Death

Moms and dads are easing guilt and embracing adventure by making family bucket lists instead of New Year’s resolutions.

Naperville, Illinois – December 2, 2013 – Author Lara Krupicka wants parents to make the most of the years they have while their children are growing up. She sees bucket lists as the answer.

“Bucket lists are about dreaming together and setting off on adventure,” says Krupicka, author of Family Bucket Lists: Bring More Fun, Adventure & Camaraderie Into Every Day. “They’re about who we are and who we want to become.”

Krupicka had noticed how once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and super-sized goals had encouraged her family to rally together and support one another. And she also experienced how going after her own life longings helped her ease back on pressuring her kids to perform.

When she began talking about family bucket lists, lists of experiences parents and kids want to share before the kids are grown, moms and dads took notice.

But with research suggesting written goals provide 33% greater success[1], Krupicka also emphasizes the need for families to put their ideas to paper and regularly talk about them. Her workbook provides a framework for those family conversations.

Readers have seen the difference

Says Sharla Fritz, “This past [year] I put Lara Krupicka’s Bucket List principles to work and ended up having one of the best seasons of my life. As I checked off completed projects, fun adventures, and precious family experiences, I realized…I did not end up with empty regret. Instead I had a season full of beautiful memories.”

Going into the New Year, plenty of families will be prepared to resolve to make the most of this, and each of the remaining years they have with their children.

About Family Bucket Lists
Family Bucket Lists (Wordcrafter Communications, May 2013) offers a guided approach to planning bucket lists that take parents, kids, and families beyond stereotypical destinations and extravagant escapades. Learn how to create a personalized, meaningful list for the 18 years with children at home – and longer. Tips for troubleshooting a family list, along with suggestions on how to incorporate bucket lists into everyday family life, and ideas for commemorating accomplishments, make this a great companion for every family’s adventures.

About Lara Krupicka
Lara Krupicka is a family bucket list advocate and parenting journalist with dozens of articles published online and in parenting magazines across North America.  Lara is best known for her Bucket List Life Manifesto and her new book Family Bucket Lists: Bring More Fun, Adventure and Camaraderie Into Every Day.

Contact:
Lara Krupicka
Wordcrafter Communications
1119 Sara Ln.
Naperville, IL  60565
Ph: 630-445-1828
lkrupicka[at]word-crafter[dot]com
www.larakrupicka.com

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Lara Krupicka at 630-445-1828 or email lkrupicka@word-crafter.com.


[1] Study conducted by psychology professor Gail Mathews of Dominican University of California. http://www.dominican.edu/dominicannews/study-backs-up-strategies-for-achieving-goals