Is there anything better than getting lost in a really good book? The Motherhood team was lucky to receive a number of books published by amazing moms in 2017 — ranging from kids’ books to parenting advice. If you’re looking for a book recommendation, take a look at our book round-up here!
The first book on our list is a children’s book, and we think it’s destined to be a classic. In fact, Yonette received the Mom’s Choice Award for it — her first published work! The idea behind this book started with a poem the author wrote to her child when she was born. Her hope for the book is for its words “to comfort the hearts of children and affirm the love that each child deserves and needs. Its message is both symbolic and literal. Love never fails.” We love that!
As a mom of a blended family, Ruth Lambert takes a gentle, humorous approach to sharing how to make parenting a little easier. These 101 tips are based on principles from a child psychologist, Haim Ginnot, and were designed to help children think independently and make good choices, while still encouraging parents to retain control to prevent harm. With easy-to-incorporate tips, this book makes a great gift for expecting parents or, like the author, parents in blended families.
A longtime friend of The Motherhood’s, author Dawn Camp collected real-life stories about the highs and lows of marriage from fellow writers. This book reminds us that the “best” marriages aren’t always about being perfect, but rather, sticking together and growing together through both the difficult and celebratory events that life brings.
Public-health-professional-turned-writer, Robin Finn’s first foray into publishing is Restless in LA: A Novel. The main character of the book, Alexandra, is the wife of a work-obsessed husband and mom of three children. Her life is isolating, and when she accidentally reconnects with a former flame, she faces intense personal challenges and decisions. If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a hard time putting this one down.
The last book on our list will debut in early 2018 (you can pre-order it now!). Written by the award-winning creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, in this book, children’s media icon, Angela Santomero explains that the preschool years (between ages two and five) are the most influential in a child’s life. Using research-based suggestions such as playing to problem-solve and using repetition, this book shares ways to help develop kids’ critical thinking skills, teach empathy and instill confidence at a young age.
Have you read any of these 2017 books yet, or do you plan on picking up a copy of any of them? Tell us in the comments!
These books were provided to The Motherhood. Opinions are our own.