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How To Talk So Kids Can Learn
This book was shelved with the homeschooling books at the library, and although it's not specifically geared towards homeschoolers, it has a lot of gr ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
Chaos, Wonder and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting: An Anthology
Even before I became pregnant with my first child, I began amassing baby care and parenting books. Unsure of myself as a parent, I sought solace in th ...more
Feb 25, 2015
Jun 06, 2013
Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook
This book has some really helpful suggestions. Nothing amazing, but helpful. My two favorites were the suggestion of developing routines/rituals (Derm ...more
Sep 28, 2008
Nov 05, 2007
What Happy Parents Do: Ninety-Three Cents and a Little Humpty Dumpty--The Loving Little Rituals of a Child-Proof Marriage
Yes, I didn't really like this book. The style is too cutesy for my taste (text in multiple colors, silhouette pictures of happy couples, the orange r ...more
Feb 16, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry
Free-Range Kids is a decent book. Skenazy's style grated on me a bit after a while, but she did get me to think about ways that I can empower my kids ...more
Aug 02, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
Gift Of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children
Shortly after my spouse and I married nearly fifteen years ago, we joined a Unitarian Universalist congregation. When we moved across the United State ...more
Mar 2014
Feb 25, 2014
Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power
I kind of skimmed this book in order to get it off the shelf before my mother visited, so maybe I missed this part, but I don't understand why the foc ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
I loved this book for both the practical suggestions (backed by both formal research and informal observation) and for its tone.

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Dec 27, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
The closest thing to a balanced view of vaccinations that I've found. Bob Sears goes through the vaccines one by one, and brand by brand, finds all of ...more
Mar 24, 2011
Dec 22, 2008
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son
I made it about halfway through this book when I started to compose my own blog post about gender nonconformity, and I kind of lost interest in what D ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
I will preface my review by saying that I recognize that I might be biased about this book because it reinforced many things about parenting that I al ...more
Jun 26, 2008
May 09, 2008
The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
Overall, I've really appreciated this book in my seven-plus years as a parent. The most useful portion of the book for me was the large section devote ...more
May 12, 2005
Sep 26, 2007
Sign with Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak
I got the book and DVD set and found the two together to be incredibly helpful in teaching my daughter ASL signs. Some of those first signs are very s ...more
Sep 2005
Jan 04, 2008
Danceplay: Creative Movement for Very Young Children
The first section of the book has the stretching and movement exercises that my daughter likes best and that most closely match what I expected the bo ...more
Jan 10, 2008
Jan 02, 2008
Buddha Mom
Jacqueline Kramer gives information about her personal journey through pregnancy and motherhood from a Buddhist perspective, and guidance for all moms ...more
Oct 2007
Nov 01, 2007
Creative Play for 2-5s: Recognize and Stimulate Your Child's Natural Talents
I checked out this book from the library and plan to buy a copy to have on-hand as a reference. There are so many ideas and recipes (for paint, play-d ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 02, 2008
The Read-Aloud Handbook
As the homeschooling mother of a preschooler, I never would have imagined that preparing my daughter to read could be so simple. Trelease really makes ...more
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Games to Play with Two Year Olds
I found the "young 2's", "middle 2's", "older 2's" designations to be not very useful for my daughter, but the general layout of the book was very con ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 02, 2008
Living With Intensity
Definitely want to go back to this one when I have more time for it.
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Oct 24, 2013
The Breastfeeding Answer Book
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Sep 19, 2011
Raising Demons
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Oct 02, 2007
Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger
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May 29, 2008
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers:  Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep
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Oct 02, 2007
Positive Discipline
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Oct 26, 2008
The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: The Frequency Factor
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Dec 07, 2008
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night
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Oct 02, 2007
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful
Jul 28, 2009
May 30, 2009
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation
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May 27, 2010
Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
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Oct 11, 2007
Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents
Mar 08, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
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