“The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
This is one of the most popular quotes about reading from Dr. Seuss, which is one of the top children’s book authors of all time. There is a lot of knowledge that stems from reading, even for mothers.
I highly understand that finding time to read is often limited due to your responsibilities to your infant or toddlers. Now that summer is over, things tend to slow down for the fall season. This may be the perfect time for you to grab a cup of tea while little Carlos or little Samantha are taking a nap or off to sleep.
Here are 5 books that could be added to every mum’s bookshelf.
WEELICIOUS by Catherine McCord. Good nutrition and health are very vital for infants and toddlers. Infants and toddlers are very susceptible to germs and viruses. It is important that we provide our children with healthy foods. In this book, McCord details 140 fresh and healthy kid friendly meals. It teaches how you can get your kids involved in making good food choices through hands on experience. She includes recipes such as the Teething Cookies to Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes. Mmmmmm…sounds delicious.
HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN & LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK by Adele Fabler and Elaine Mazlish. This book offers applicable and creative ways to solve everyday communication problems that both children and parents experience with one another. The authors talk about having an open line of communication and building a gap between the next generation for a less stressful and more fulfilled kid/parent relationship.
HAPPIEST TODDLER ON THE BLOCK by Dr. Harvey Karp. This book is known as the best newborn survival guide, and it helps during the toddler developmental stages. It describes approaches parents could take that are set out to help mums eliminate tantrums and calm down an unhappy toddler. The book could answer such questions as “how do I boost my child’s good behavior” or “how do I eliminate unapproved behavior”. Having a happy toddler can make life much easier. I am sure you would agree.
BABY PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill, Julia Stone, and Rosario Camacho-koppel. Let’s face it, having a child can change your life. It changes your daily routine, as well as the way you and your spouse communicate and interact. In Baby Proofing Your Marriage, the authors offer insight on you can avoid the common snags couples may experience with babies in the home. This book gives tips on how couples can understand each other in a different way – a way that is healthy for both the marriage and the child.
NO CRY SLEEP SOLUTION by Elizabeth Pantley. A baby that sleeps through the night… is perhaps every mum’s dream. Although getting a baby to sleep through the night is not an easy task, Pantley offers a solution in this book. The book describes practical ideas that could help your baby sleep tearlessly through the night. I’m pretty sure that both you and the baby could use a good night’s rest.
Take out a little time to find a quiet spot and crack open a book that can help you accomplish your mummy goals and make life less stressful for you and your family.
What book have you read that has helped you with motherhood? Share your favorites below.
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