Books I love...
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"Co-written by Penny Simikin, the matriarch of doulas. Great guide, easy to read and to access."
Highly recommend this book. Packed with essential, helpful, and evidence-based information for parents without fear or judgement. Just the facts.
Fascinating! Based in science but infused with what it is like to be a mother today. Wish this book would have been available for me to read prior to having my children.
IT STARTS WITH THE EGG: How the Science of Egg Quality Can Help You Get Pregnant Naturally, Prevent Miscarriage, and Improve Your Odds in IVF by Rebecca Fett
Another evidence-based, helpful, and informative guide by Rebecca Fett.
Wonderful book for families expecting a new baby soon. The Klaus's literally wrote the book on bonding and what it means for babies and their parents. 2 of the 5 founder's of Doulas of North America.
The companion to the Bringing Baby Workshop. The foreword is the best....a good tool for parents who do not take the workshop.
Infant Massage A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala McClure
The Handbook for the IAIM strokes. I love the forward and is a handy resource for learning massage for your child.
Beautiful visual book as well as descriptive information about what our babies are conveying to us...when we listen and observe them.
A great resource for parents to better understand their babies and to reassure them of what they're experiencing with their developing baby. The message I received throughout the book is to trust your instincts and do not be afraid to love your baby!
Great tool...allows parents to find their way to what they believe will support and nurture their babies around sleep.
by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC, Kathleen, and Jack Newman MD (Foreword)
Mohrbacher's book is my preferred book for learning and understanding breastfeeding. A great guide for moms and families.
Have not read...yet! James McKenna has devoted his life's work to co-sleeping and what it means for families and babies.
THE MONTESSORI TODDLER: A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
by Simone Davies
As a Montessori parent and believer in nurturing your child's interests and intrinsic learning this book is a must have! Beautiful book both in content and design. I wish this book was available when I was beginning my parenting journey.
The RIE philosophy for today. How we nurture and care for babies with respect, I believe is so very powerful and relevant for today....and always.
Highly recommend for any family interested in supporting our children in intrinsic learning. Will question what you know and how you were raised.
Our children's brains, and our brains are fascinating...so helpful to understand and learn how the brain "works."I Especially like Siegel's book "Brainstorm" which is about the teen brain.
This book helped me greatly at a time when I needed it most....and not when my children were little but when they were teens. I wish I would have read this book before I had children.
Fascinating, thought provoking, and mind changing for anyone who has children.
The RIE philosophy and how to apply it to our toddlers....worth the read.
Finally a book about DADS! I haven't read this yet, but will update this comment when I have...dad's are so important for healthy families-mom's and babies!
by Kathryn Black
by Gottman PhD, John (Author), Nan Silver
Dr's John and Julie Gottman have devoted their lives to understanding relationships...parents and children.
Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher
The companion to Mohrbacher's book for moms who are going back to work and want to build their stash before going back to work, and great tips to help moms make the transition.
Le Leche League International book.
From the author's of the Happy Sleeper.
Gaber's work is amazing....and so interesting. I first became acquainted with him from the movie "in Utero" (which I recommend for anyone curious about "why" they are the way they are. (deep stuff))
Highly recommend for understanding the teen brain...compassion and understanding can be so helpful when raising teens.
Babies Are Not Pizzas: They're Born, Not Delivered by Rebecca Dekker
This book is written by the founder of Evidence Based Birth.
by Mona Delahooke
I love to read...especially books on these topics. I expect I will have more favorites to add.
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Podcasts and such...
I really enjoy this evidence based podcast and so appreciate Jen's commitment to providing quality parenting advice. I always learn something new and thought provoking. You can subscribe through the website or on apple podcasts and spotify.
A great podcast also evidence based about birth and the postpartum time. A most helpful tool for those interested in birth and babies.
what can I say....she's wonderful, and I enjoy learning and being filled with understanding...