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Book recommendations for the new year

Happy new year!  The great thing about the start of a new year is that people make resolutions to do things to better themselves.  We are all aspiring to be the best version of ourselves.

Below is a list of books that have either helped me to feel more competent as a parent, take action to do more with my life, or simply just entertained me.


The Sleep Easy Solution – Shortly after having a newborn, the basics of changing, burping, bathing, and even nursing because second nature to me.  Getting the baby to sleep however, was still a mystery.  Luckily, I ran into a colleague when my baby was five weeks old and he recommended this book.  I feel that this book provides a gentler method to helping your baby learn how to sleep compared to some other books out there.  Neither of my boys were the best sleepers, but both of them were weened from night feedings and were sleeping 11-12 hours straight by six months.


Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child – This book provides a lot of reaseach and data on sleep and helps you to understand the sleep milestones based on your baby’s age.


Siblings Without Rivalry – I got this book shortly after I found out I was expecting my second baby.  This book has tips that you can use even in the business world.


Bringing Up Bébé – This is not a parenting book but provides an interesting look at cultural differences in attitudes and styles of parenting.  This book brings back good memories for me because my husband and I read this out loud to each other at night when I was expecting my first son.


Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – I always thought my mom was a tiger mom.   I literally could not put this book down until I was done.


The Compound Effect – There are no revolutionary ideas in this book but I really liked it.  It was a quick and easy read and was very inspiring for me.  The premise is that little things you do, whether positive or negative, can compound over time.  It prompted me to take action on things that I had been procrastination on, like starting my blog!  I gave a copy of this to each of my siblings for Christmas.

Have you read any of these books?  Do you have any recommendations?  Kat of Feather Factor is an avid reader and I would check out her book list.

Thanks for reading!






7 thoughts on “Book recommendations for the new year

  1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Your blog is becoming a great resource–and not just for moms! It’s great to have a place to share with others the wisdom you’ve gained from all your research and experiences. Jia youu!!

    “The Compound Effect” has inspired us to track our progress on 2017 goals–exercise frequency, bedtime and punctuality! We’ve created a Google Spreadsheet and are marking “1” or “0” daily 🙂

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    1. Wow, that’s great Elena. It has prompted me to take action on lots of little things, and according to the book, all the little things do add up. Thanks for the comment.


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