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Books

We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

9 books and DVDs for new moms and new dads

April 18, 2013

We asked our Facebook community of 9000 moms to answer this: What piece of advice do you give to new moms? There were so many responses that we have to break it up into several posts, and I thought this list of books and DVDs might be a good place to start. Do you agree […]

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Why new moms should leave the house each day

April 15, 2013

This little excerpt of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is designed to inspire you to pick one of the challenges from our 52 outings for new moms. If you went somewhere with your baby today, we’d like to give you a virtual high five. Where’d you go? (Find The Rookie Mom’s Handbook on Amazon.)  

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Minimalist Parenting will bring you more joy

March 28, 2013

That’s a pretty bold claim, huh? Well, it’s true. If you follow the exercises and suggestions in the Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less book by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest you will automatically bring more good stuff into your life while avoiding more crap. Here are a few brief excerpts that […]

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Activity #5: Keep a pregnancy journal

March 14, 2013

Did you or do you keep a pregnancy journal? Unless you count this here blog, I did not. Geralyn Broder Murray created a diary with sweet illustrations and thought starters to help you remember the agony and — in dreams with Ryan Gosling — ecstasy of pregnancy. Because those memories fade (which is why some […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

The frustrating Fourth Trimester

February 14, 2013

Susan Brink, a journalist and grandmother of six, has authored a new book called The Fourth Trimester: Understanding, Protecting, and Nurturing an Infant Through the First Three Months. After hearing about her research, I asked her, “What is the deal with newborns? Why are they so fussy and floppy? And how is it possible to […]

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You’re going to eat THAT? An interview with Dr. Dean Ornish

February 13, 2013

This discussion of food issues is a little off-topic for Rookie Moms, but the theme of how people react to being criticized is broad and universal. I think that anyone who lives with a partner would find it interesting. I was really excited about the opportunity to interview Dr. Dean Ornish, nutritionist and author of […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

How blogging changed my life, by Rita Arens

February 11, 2013

Rita Arens started her blog, Surrender, Dorothy, while on maternity leave with her now-eight-year-old daughter. In celebration of her new book launch, we asked her to look back in the wayback machine to share how she found support in the blogosphere. I remember those early days — and my desperation for connection at odd hours […]

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Whit’s Picks: Photography book for moms

February 4, 2013

First, a disclosure: I know the author of this book and she is a lovely person. Second, I won mine at the EVO conference I attended in May. There was an Oprah moment where the presenters announced that everyone should reach under their chairs and that ten people would have won a copy of Elevate […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Bottled Up: A must-read for all bottle-feeding moms

January 14, 2013

Like many new moms, Suzanne Barston struggled to breastfeed her firstborn son. Despite support from her husband, consultations with lactation consultants, and a strong will to make it work, it simply did not work. As much as I would like to report that she was able to shrug it off, start a blog called FearlessFormulaFeeder.com, […]

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Book report: Your Fussy Baby

January 11, 2013

If you have the book Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child by Dr. Marc Weissbluth then don’t be a sucker and buy Your Fussy Baby like I did. YFB is entirely included in HCHB. And I know this because I read both of them cover to cover when I had a super fussy baby. When my […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

French parenting Cliff’s Notes: La Pause

November 2, 2012

The book, Bringing Up Bebe, by writer (and mother) Pamela Druckerman made a splash upon its release, most of which was related to the theme of social behavior.  Why do French children eat like adults? Everyone wants to know. How do I get my kids to exercise good manners and accept foods with a variety […]

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Reader mail: Must. Have. Wine.

October 28, 2012

Leah, a mom of two, who says she sees life as one huge Saturday Night Live skit, won me over by sending me this picture of her four-year old with our book. P.S. She and her writing partner have authored a book of their own: Must. Have. Wine. 81 Reasons Mommies Should Pour That Glass […]

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