The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy, by Vicki Iovine
The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy, by Vicki Iovine
The “Sleep Lady” book (The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight) is my go-to reference manual for whenever my daughter starts to show any hints of sleep problems. I’ve been lucky to have been blessed with a great sleeper for a daughter, but this may not be all luck and blessings – I have to give credit it to this book – “The Sleep Lady Book” (as I call it), written by Kim West and Joanna Kenen. When my daughter was much younger, and I was exhausted, I turned to books for suggestions on ways to help get into a better sleep schedule. I read so many books, all varying from from “cry-it-out”, to “attachment parenting” type of books. When I finally found this book, which doesn’t advocate either of the above-mentioned methods, I was extremely happy because it allowed me to make my own decisions. The book lays out what you should expect, what your options are for improvement, and most importantly the author gives you the ability to tailor your own beliefs to her suggestions. She is a big believer in the power of nighttime routines and how powerful these routines are for getting your child’s mind geared up for bed time. She talks about the power of a “lovey.” And much more. It’s an easy read and you can always refer back to it. This book has helped me a ton.
5 out of 5 stars.
Think before you speak, and make sure that the next person you share your “shame story” with truly has your best interest at heart. In the YouTube video below, Oprah Winfery interviews Dr. Brené Brown and discusses how there are six types of people with whom you shouldn’t share your “shame” story with (from “one-upper” friend to the women at the mall that you try to prove yourself to and more). She talks about the dangers of sharing your most vulnerable self with the wrong people. This is very interesting , and is great advice to keep in mind. I’ll definitely be including this in the “part 2” of my post, Top 35 Life Lessons, Wisdom, and Advice for Daughters and for Yourself.
I think this is good advice, and I highly recommend watching the video.
Here is the YouTube clip of Dr. Brené Brown and Oprah discussing the six types of people that you shouldn’t share your shame story with:
Dr. Brené Brown is the author of the following books:
Author: Gillian Flynn
Amazon.com Link: Gone Girl: A Novel
You will not be able to put this book down. It’s addicting. You will thank me for recommending this book, but then
you will be mad at me as soon as you finish it because you will feel so bored.
If you’re looking for a fast-read book that is impossible to put down, then I highly, highly recommend Gone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian Flynn. ‘Gone Girl’ is an “I-can’t-stop-reading” thriller. You will be transported into your own little book-world, away from reality, when you open this book. I can’t say too much without giving away the plot or the ending, but holy **** – this is a great book and you will not predict the ending. I miss reading this book (or the simple act of looking forward to it) in the same way that I miss the TV Show Homeland (on Showtime) until the show starts its 3rd season.
This is currently my mom’s book club book of the month, and I just found out our babysitter is reading it for her book club as well. It only has 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com, but I don’t see why it doesn’t have 5 out of 5 stars. This book was like a roller coaster ride for my mind.
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(This is not a paid review, and the author has no idea who I am….)
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1. Baby Bargains: Secret to Saving (2015 Edition)
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As you have probably heard over and over again: it is never too early to start reading to your child. Making books part of your bedtime routine is a great way to get your child on a consistent schedule, and this helps them sleep better (which is great news for you!). Here is a list of my Top 10 (or Top 15-ish) books that have been my favorite to read to my little one during the first years of her life; more importantly, my daughter loves these books!
The Little Giraffe Finger Puppet Book is great if you want to see your baby or toddler fascinated by a book, then you need to pull out this finger pupper book. My little one gets so excited each time we pull this book out. She kisses the giraffe every time. The author makes other finger-puppet books as well.
2. Goodnight Moon
3. The Going to Bed Book
4. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
This book was a favorite at one point in my life, and I’m eager to be able to read it to my daughter. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (If You Give…) is a great book for children who are in their toddler years, especially considering they don’t make this book in the sturdy “baby and young toddler proof” boardbook form. I love the graphics of this book.
5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Every 4-year-old that I’ve come in contact with over the last couple of years has something to say about Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. They love this book. This is for children 3-years and up, but it’s definitely a book you want to have in stock.
6. White on Black
White on Black is a great book for newborns, because many newborn babies love black and white contrast images (starting at around 3-weeks-old). My little one loved black and white images and it was so fun to see my child fascinate over something for the first time ever. Read more about black and white images on my post 1 Simple Way to Entertain Your Newborn Baby.
7. So Big! With Elmo
8. Love You Forever
9. Guess How Much I Love You
The book Guess How Much I Love You is yet another book that is paired well with a stuffed animal friend, like this rabbit character. This is a cute book to read during the day with your child.
10. Good Night World Series
Great Baby Gift Ideas – Book Theme
These Good Night Our World Series books make great baby shower gift presents because they personal add a touch to the gift. The book series has books for various cities and states, like Good Night Chicago, Good Night Philadelphia, Good Night New Jersey, Good Night San Diego, and many more locations around the United States.
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