eBooks to Support Your 2012 Resolutions and Goals


Have you started thinking about your goals and resolutions for the New Year? We’ll talk more about that tomorrow, but today I wanted to share some really great, affordable resources to support you as you do.

Many of my fellow bloggers have written ebooks in their area of expertise. What I love about ebooks is that they’re usually quick, easy reads packed full of concrete information. They represent the passion of their authors and without a third-party involved, ebooks are generally the exact length they need to be — no shorter and no longer!

Here are some of my favorites, divided by category:

(Please note that most of the links below are affiliate links and I may earn a portion of each sale, but these are all ebooks that I personally recommend!)


One Bite at a Time by Tsh Oxenreider ($4 with code HAPPYNEWYEAR)
One Bite at a Time is an e-book that brings you 52 ideas for simplifying your life. You can do them in any order, at your own pace, and customize them to fit your needs.

Simplify by Joshua Becker ($9.95)
Simplify is a celebration of living more by owning less. It is based on a rational approach to minimalism. It will forever change the way you look at physical possessions. And most importantly, its approach will free you from the burden of clutter and provide you with the extra motivation to realign your life around your heart’s greatest passions… however you choose to define them.

31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae ($4.99)
31 Days to Clean is about the “why” and the vision and the heart for taking care of your domain. Each day you will be encouraged with some thoughts and ideas on the heart of cleaning, and then you will put those ideas to action. It’s a faith journey towards ruling, subduing, and loving. It is about forgoing perfection and instead choosing life.

Time Management

Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews ($3.99)
Tell Your Time: How To Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free outlines a straightforward, step-by-step approach to controlling your schedule and ensuring the important things don’t fall through the cracks to help you accomplish not only what’s on your to-do list today, but what’s on your to-do list for life.

Pursuing Your Passion

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too ($7 with code NEWYEAR)
I of course have to include my own ebook on this list as well! How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too is for every mother who’s ever wondered if it’s possible to pursue her own passions while investing in her family and managing a home. It’s a handbook to give you the tools to juggle your many responsibilities and to do it with intentionality rather than living under the burden of mommy guilt.


Smart Sweets by Katie Kimball ($9.95)
The goal of Smart Sweets: 30 Desserts to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth is to give you options that are way better for you than you’ll find in the grocery store, usually better for you than another homemade version, and sometimes downright good for you. You’ll find less sugar, healthier sweeteners, whole grains, soaked and sprouted grains, no grains, probiotics and even some vegetables in these guilt-free desserts recipes.

Healthy Snacks to Go by Katie Kimball ($6.95)
With over 30 healthy snack recipes ideas including traditional granola bars, iron-packed Popeye bars, and a dozen “larabar” style variations, Kitchen Stewardship’s new Healthy Snacks To Go is the resource you need for healthy snack ideas.

The Everything Beans Books by Katie Kimball ($9.95)
Have you always wanted to use dry beans to improve your family’s nutrition without breaking the bank, but you’re afraid of the complexity of cooking them or just don’t have any good recipes? In this ebook, you’ll find tons of great recipes plus over 20 pages of information to facilitate your new love of beans and make sure you can cook with dry beans without any stress.


The 15-Minute Marriage Makeover by Dustin Riechmann ($16.99)
15 Minute Marriage Makeover is designed to take you by the hand and lead you through a powerful experience that will inject renewed enthusiasm and a real sense of control back into your life together. You’ll explore the Four Pillars of a happy marriage, spending one week on each.

A Simple Marriage by Dr. Corey Allen ($18)
In A Simple Marriage, you’ll discover foundational principles that are present in every marriage and how to use these principles to your advantage, an understanding of where you currently are in your relationship and the tools and steps to help create the relationship you desire.

Green Living

Herbal Nurturing by Michele Augur ($8.95)
This 44-page book walks you through preparing basic herbal remedies for you and your family, from childbirth to arthritis, and everything in between! Naturally prepare for cold/flu season, PMS, headaches, sunburns, postpartum, tummy aches, rashes, and more with over 30 recipes, additional homeopathic suggestions, and healthy-living tips.


Blogger Behave by Laura Booz ($4.99)
Blogger Behave will help you to blog better. More than that, it will get you lovin’ your blog and your life like never before through developing a vision statement for your blog, strategizing blog content that benefits your life, blogging authentically without regrets and gaining control over blogging time.

Simple Blogging by Rachel Meeks ($8)
If you only have a few hours a week for blogging, Simple Blogging helps you grow your blog with less time on the computer. If you’ve ever wondered how other people seem to manage a blog, but you’re struggling to find time to do it all, this e-book is for you.

31 Days to a Better Blog by Darren Rowse ($29.99)
Written by blogging expert Darren Rowse, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog is a downloadable ebook designed to help you revitalize your blog. One step at a time, it will transform your blog into the page view powerhouse you’ve always dreamed of.


Parenting with Positive Guidance by Amanda Morgan ($9)
Parenting with Positive Guidance gives you the tools for understanding your child’s behavior and effectively teaching and guiding your child toward increased self-control while fostering a healthy parent-child relationship.

What ebooks do you think are missing from this list?