Must-Reads


I used to read an insane amount of books. Now, I just wish I had more time to read. But since I have read so many books on pregnancy, parenting and lots of other topics too, I thought I'd share my thoughts with you! In addition, this year I'm planning to read a stack of parenting books that is growing by my night stand! 

Most Recent Parenting Reads (with links to my reviews!):
1. Montessori from the Start - Good reference book on ways to incorporate Montessori for kids age 0-3.
2. Simplicity Parenting - Excellent new way to think about parenting!
3. Motherhood is the New MBA - Funny and insightful book for the working mom.
4. How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way - Perfect introduction to Montessori!
5. Teach me to do it Myself - Step-by-step guide to Montessori activities.
6. You are Your Child's First Teacher
7. Two Kisses for Maddy
8. The Hour that Matters Most

My top books for a new parent:
1. Heading Home with Your Newborn - Lara A. Jana & Jennifer Shu: Good basic, straightforward information! Easy to understand and it's pretty thorough. 
2. Superbaby - Dr. Jenn Berman
3. Dad's Pregnant Too - Harlan Cohen
4. Baby 411 - Denise Fields
5. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child - Dr. Marc Weissbluth

Pregnancy
1. What to Expect when you're Expecting
2. Baby Bargains
3. Belly Laughs
4. The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy
5. Your Pregnancy Week by Week
6. The Hundred Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy

Year One
1. The Baby Book
2. The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk
3. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
4. The Working Gal's Guide to Babyville: Your Must-Have Manual for Life with Baby
5. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
6. Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition
7. Baby Sign Language Basics
8. The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies

Parenting Past the first year!
1. 1,2,3...The Toddler Years - Irene Van der Zande
2. The Toddler's Busy Book - Trish Kuffner
3. Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists, A: 100+ Lists to Save You Time, Money, and Sanity
4. Equally Shared Parenting: Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents
5. Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids
6. Toddler 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Toddler
7. Bright from the Start - Dr. Jill Stamm

Parenting Humor and more...
2. Bossypants - Tina Fey
3. When did I get like this? - Amy Wilson

What's on tap for the 2013 Parenting Book Challenge (suggestions appreciated)!
1. The Whole-brained Child
2. French Twist
3. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves
4. Failure to Connect
5. MoneySmart
6. Unconditional Parenting
7. Happy Confident Kids
8. Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
9. Nightlights
10. Operating Instructions
11. It's a Boy
12. Child of Mine
13. The Family Table
14. SuperFood
15. Raising Boys
16. Boys Should be Boys
17. Raising Cain
18. The Courage to Raise Good Men
19. Strong Mother's Sons
20. And Baby Makes 3
21. Partnership Parenting
22. Mission Possible
23. The Biggest Job we'll Ever Have
24. The Roots of the Self
25. The Price of Motherhood
26. Motherhood Manifesto
27. It's a Boy
28. The Wonder of Boys

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