1. Books in my Mommy Library

 

Throughout the last 5 years I have created a small Mommy Library. My Mommy Library is my pride and joy! A collection of true jewels of books, they’re priceless to my heart!

The large majority of the books I’ve already read. Jeez, these last 5 years have been the most studious years of my entire life where it comes to non-scholarly reads. Some of them are still laying there waiting to be read, others have been used as reference on numerous occasions. Most of them are borrowed to friends and enlighten yet another home.  Some of them a are spiritual, others are plain practical. I’ve loved each and every one of them and even the few ones not yet read have been browsed through and hugged with the same excitement when they landed in our home. Quite a few of them are true gems of books (*) that have altered my inner self and a few others have proved very useful especially as reference (~) and are the ones I kept on demand throughout my kids’ infancy and beyond. Still, everything that I’ve listed here are great books. The ones I didn’t like I haven’t bothered to include them and fortunately are not even that many.

I’m quite certain I’m missing a few here, especially the ones in Greek which I did not buy online and thus I have to note them down browsing carefully through my shelves. I’ll be updating this list often so do keep coming back if you will to see what’s new.

Also I’ll be coming back with brief descriptions of the ones I loved best, so there will be updates content-wise too.

I’ve made a rough categorisation of the books. Some books could go under more than one but I tried to put them under the category that applies to the most content of each of them, according to the impression they made to me (that’s quite subjective so feel free to correct me).

Enjoy

Books on Pregnancy

Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You’re Meant to Have

Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey Through the Labyrinth of Sexuality

Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-month Guide to Health and Nutrition (Fireside Books (Fireside)

Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement

 

Books on general health and well-being

Mother Daughter Wisdom-: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health (~)

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: The Complete Guide to Women’s Health and Wellbeing (*)

Lose Your Mummy Tummy: Flatten Your Stomach Now Using the Groundbreaking Tupler Technique

Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Post-Pregnancy Pilates: An Essential Guide for a Fit Body After Baby

The Truth About Vaccines: How We Are Used as Guinea Pigs Without Knowing It…

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library) (~)

The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track (Sears Parenting Library)

The Baby Bond: The New Science Behind What’s Really Important When Caring for Your Baby (*)

Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbirth a Support and Resource Guide

What Mothers Do: Especially When it Looks Like Nothing (*)

 

Books on Birth and Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (*)

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth (*)

Birth Reborn: What Childbirth Should Be  (*)

Birth Without Violence: New Edition  (*)

The Birthkeepers ~ Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition

Counseling the Nursing Mother (~)

Permission to Mother: Going Beyond the Standard-of-Care to Nurture Our Children (*)

 

Books on rearing babies (early years)

The Baby Book: Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two (*)

Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour (Early Years) (~)

Colic Solved: The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-To- Soothe Baby

The Contented Baby with Toddler Book (~)

The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle ways to promote good behaviour and stop the whining, tantrums and tears (~)

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child’s Sleep 

The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (By Teaching You How to Ask the Right Questions): Sleeping, feeding and behaviour – beyond the basics  (*)

The No-Cry Nap Solution: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems

Your Baby and Child (*)

The No-Cry Sleep So Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night (Pantley) (*)

Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep (La Leche League International Book) (*)

Attachment Parenting (*)

The Baby Sleep Book: How to Help Your Baby to Sleep and Have a Restful Night

The Diaper-free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative for a Happier, Healthier Baby or Toddler

The Continuum Concept (Arkana) (*)

The Fussy Baby: How to Bring Out the Best in Your High-Need Child (Growing Family)

Growing Together: A Parent’s Guide to Baby’s First Year (Growing Family) (*)

 

Books on rearing children (in general and beyond toddlerhood)

Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids (*)

Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

Raising Boys: Why Boys are Different – and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men

Raising Children in Love, Justice and Truth (*)

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too (How to Help Your Child)

Your Second Child

Twice Blessed: Having a Second Child

The Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well (Sears Parenting Library)

The Good Behaviour Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child from Birth to Age Ten

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (How to Help Your Child) (How to Help Your Child) (*)

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge : Nurturing our children from birth to seven (*)

Creative Play for Your Toddler: Steiner Waldorf Expertise and Toy Projects for 2 – 4s

The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture

Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids

 

Books on healthy family nutrition

Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner (~)

Annabel Karmel’s Superfoods for Babies and Children

Annabel Karmel’s Favourite Family Recipes

Top 100 Baby Purees: 100 Quick and Easy Meals for a Healthy and Happy Baby (~)

Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents: Cooking with Whole Foods

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook: Whole Foods Recipes for Personal and Planetary Health,  Second Edition (*)

Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book

 

Books on alternative education

The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom 

Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the inside out

Waldorf Education: Rudolf Steiner’s Ideas in Practice

You are your Child’s First Teacher: What Parents Can Do with and for Their Children from Birth to Age Six (Early Years) (~)

Free to Learn: Introducing Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education (Early Years Series)

The Waldorf Song Book

Waldorf Alphabet Book

Waldorf Education: A Family Guide

 

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