Great Books to Read on Motherhood, Health & Life's Wisdom

Whenever I can, I make time for some adult reading. I was lucky enough to receive a wide range of books to review and enjoy. Here is a short list of some of the books. The topics are varied but all the books are a great read.

The Tao of Motherhood

The 20th Anniversary Edition of The Tao of Motherhood is a book of essays, which are based on the teachings of Lao Tzu. The book aims to put insight and perspective within easy reach of moms with newborns, toddlers, teens, and/or adult children.

I really like the simple and spiritual tone of this book. Motherhood can sometimes feel so unreal and over whelming but passages in this book can help bring a sense of reality when dealing with issue acceptance, anger and even punishment. A great book for moms to read no matter the age of their children.

The Truth About Tummy Time
In The Truth About Tummy Time: A Parent's Guide to Sids, The Back to Sleep Program, Car Seats and More., parents are alerted to the health risks related to frequently placing babies on their backs to sleep and helps readers discover new, improved ways to care for infants.

As a new mom I made sure to keep him on his back to prevent SIDS. But I learned that having a child constantly on their back can lead to other problems. What's a new parent to do? I liked that "The Truth About Tummy Time" didn't just provide scary, but important, information. Pruitt explains what parents should look for and ways they can follow up on various conditions that can develop

What I Know: Uncommon Wisdom & Universal Truths

What I Know: Uncommon Wisdom and Universal Truths from 10-Year-Olds and 100-Year-Olds is a fun little collection of photographs and advice collected from every corner of the country.

This is an amazing book with some of the most touching and humorous stories and quotes. It's amazing how the wisdom of a 10 years old can be just as inspiring as that of a person 100 years old.
The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick: What They Know, Why It Works, and How It Can Work for You includes the profiles of 25 regular folks who developed their own methods for keeping flu-free, the science that supports their method, and how to integrate the method into your own life.

This book will surprised you with some of the "secrets". Some of the methods shared includes food recipes, exercise tips and good ole fashion sleep suggestions. There was a few unorthodox methods like dunking your head in diluted hydrogen peroxide solution. The book is worth a good read to find ways of staying health during the cold and flu months.

Dear Parents: When to Call the Doctor for Your Infant or Toddler

Dear Parents: When to Call the Doctor for Your Infant or Toddler is a guide for new parents and a refresher for seasoned parents. Written in a calm, reassuring voice, it offers clear, concise information that worried parents can use to develop a good relationship with their pediatrician

I liked that the book was nice and short with examples of common infant and toddler ailments. The book explained what parents need to know or do before calling their pediatrician. Topics range from dealing with fever, nosebleeds, bed wetting, etc,

I hope this year you take time to read and discover these great books, which hopefully will lead you to others. Happy reading!

Please Note: I received book samples for review purposes. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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  1. Reading is a past time that is so hard for moms to make time for. This year, I am making 2012 the year of reading! I bought The Tao of Motherhood last year, but didn't have time to read it. You've inspired me to go find it on the bookshelf and start reading it. xo

  2. Thanks for your very nice comments about my book-- Dear Parents: When to call the Doctor for your Infant or Toddler. I hope many families will benefit from my publication. I look forward to other information or suggestions for future writings.

    Good luck with your Blog!

    Louis I. Cooper M.D.