December 12, 2012

Parenting Book Challenge

I have to admit that I am a bit of a book addict. I love reading them, I love having them, I love the smell of books. I just love books.

I also realize that recently I have not been so good at reading all the books that come into my home - either bought or borrowed books. This weekend I counted the parenting books that I have in my home. I am a little hesitant to share this overwhelming number.

Currently, I have 42 books on parenting/children/education in my house.

Some of this many, many books

I know, I know - too many. One would think I'm an expert by now (haha). Now, some of these are library books and will only remain here for a few weeks, but most of them are permanent residents on my bookshelf. I have therefore decided that I need to do something about these books.

I am going to start a series on Wednesdays reviewing these books. I actually already started with How to Raise an Amazing Child and Simplicity Parenting :) But I decided I needed to keep myself accountable, so I'm doing the equivalent of shouting from the rooftops - letting you know my intentions!

I hope you find something interesting! Let me know if I'm missing any important books...so I can add them to my list :)



10 comments:

  1. Can not wait to see what you find, I used to read all the books and like most parents ran out of time for everything. It will be good to see which ones are useful.

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  2. Looking forward to your reviews on these books!

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  3. Goodreads also has a yearly reading challenge. I did it for 2012 and though I did not read as many as I hoped - it did inspire me to burn through that book pile a little faster than I would have without. Maybe you should join for 2013. :)

    Dawn

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  4. What a great idea! I love hearing parenting advice. I can take what I like and leave the rest. I find that the longer I'm a mom, the less I know!

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  5. Wow that parenting book collection is huge! Now I know who to run to when I start pulling my hair with regards to parenting :D

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  6. Do you have 1-2-3 Magic? That's a must have!

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  7. While I think all these sound wonderful I would add a few Nutrition books. So often we worry about how we sculpt and manage being a mom, but so many moms don't know anything about eating right for them selves and their kids. WE get so busy and think All food is food. I would recommend Making Babies by Shoshanna Easling, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child by Janet Zand, and Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon :-) Other wise you have a collection!

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    1. Thank you! The only nutrition book I have is Child of Mine and it's aimed at the first few years - so I will definitely check those out!

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