It's that time again -- please vote for the book you'd most like us to read/discuss in April. All remaining suggestions will be utilized in the poll for May, so fear not! There's time for more reading.
Voting will close on Saturday, March 31st. Discussion will begin on April 15. (And if you want to revive any old book club threads to join in those discussions, feel free!)
Links/more info about each book below:Ina May's Guide to Childbirthhttps://www.amazon.com/Ina-Mays-Guide-Childbirth-Material-ebook/dp/B000S1LT1A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1517238811&sr=8-3&keywords=ina+may's+guide+to+childbirth
Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention. https://www.amazon.com/New-Basics-Z-Modern-Parent/dp/0060535482/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239344&sr=8-1&keywords=The+New+Basics:+A-to-Z+Baby+&+Child+Care+for+the+Modern+Parent+by+Dr.+Michel+Cohen
Dr. Michel Cohen, named by the New York Post as the hip, "must-have" pediatrician, has an important message for parents: Don't worry so much. In an easy-reference alphabetical format, The New Basics clearly lays out the concerns you may face as a parent and explains how to solve them -- without fuss, without stress, and without harming your child by using unnecessary medicines or interventions. With sensitivity and love, Dr. Michel describes proven techniques for keeping your children healthy and happy without driving yourself crazy. He will show you how to set positive habits for sleeping and eating and how to treat ailments early and effectively. You'll learn when antibiotics are helpful and when they can be harmful. If you're having trouble breast feeding, pumping, or bottle weaning, Dr. Michel has the advice to set you back on track. If after several months your baby is still not sleeping through the night, The New Basics will provide you with tried-and-true methods to help ease this difficult transition for babies and parents.Solve Your Child's Sleep Problemshttps://www.amazon.com/Solve-Your-Childs-Sleep-Problems-ebook/dp/B000NY11NI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239431&sr=1-1&keywords=Solve+Your+Child's+Sleep+Problems+by+Ferber
In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day. Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Fivehttps://www.amazon.com/Brain-Rules-Baby-Updated-Expanded-ebook/dp/B00JNYEXCK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239496&sr=1-1&keywords=Brain+Rules+for+Baby+-+Medina
What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it.The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids https://www.amazon.com/Danish-Way-Parenting-Happiest-Confident-ebook/dp/B01BD1SSCG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1517239576&sr=1-1&keywords=the+danish+way+of+parenting
What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T:
Play is essential for development and well-being.
Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass."
Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side.
Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others.
No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment.
Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!)
Me: 30 // DH: 30
TTC #1: July 2016
BFP - Sept 2016 // MC - Sept 2016
TTC #1 (version 2.0): May 2017
BFP - Sept 2017 // EDD - June 2, 2018 // DD born June 6, 2018