Current titles:

Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories

Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashista, co-editors; Foreword by Dr. Edward Hallowell, paperback; 340 pages; ISBN:978-1-933084-15-2; $18.95 $12.95; February, 2012. 

An anthology of personal essays written by parents of children with ADD, ADHD, OCD, PDD, ASDs, SPD, PBD and/or other alphabet soup diagnoses that takes the already difficult job of parenting and adds to the challenge.

These essays focus on honest feelings, lessons learned, epiphanies, commonplace and extraordinary experiences. They are written by parents of toddlers, young children, teens, and adult children; those who are in the parenting trenches now, and those looking back on their parenting experiences. Topics include: how children came to be diagnosed, the experience of dealing with problem behaviors in various contexts and settings, experiences with/feelings about treatment (therapies, medications, alternative treatments), school (and other advocacy) experiences, children’s social interactions/friends, and the effect of parenting a difficult child on a parent’s emotional and physical health, marriage, and other relationships. Learn More…


Mishka: An Adoption Tale

Written by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista; illustrated by Miranda R. Mueller; hardcover, 32 pages; illus; ISBN 978-1-933084-01-5; $16.95; Nov. 2007

Join Mo as a special couple take him on a marvelous journey in an airplane to meet his new best friend, Yuri. Mo has lots of questions once he gets to his destination. Where is he? What’s a mishka? And most importantly, will the man and the woman who brought him and Yuri together ever come back?Learn More…

When I Met You: A Story of Russian Adoption

Written by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista;illustrated by Christine Sykes; hardcover; 38 pages; illus; ISBN:1-933084-00-6; $16.95; May, 2005.

I don’t know of another book that captures in words and pictures the lives of our children from Eastern Europe and the changes they brought to our lives and us to theirs. A wonderful picture book of their story.
—John MacLean, author,The Russian Adoption Handbook Learn More…

BFGThe Big Fun Guide to Tar Heel Country:
135+ Activities for Families in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, and points in between! By Erin Donoghue Baldwin; September, 2008; ISBN 978-1-933084-10-7; $13.95 Learn More…