Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Mother Load of Books

I compiled this list in preparation for a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting this week. I thought I'd share it here! If you are a Mom, the first book I recommend is the Bible! Being in His Word each day is your oxygen. But there are also some great books that have been a friend to me for the last 9+ years of mothering. I didn't go into great detail about each one, so if you have a question, let me know!

General Parenting (early childhood)

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage
My Heart’s at Home by Jill Savage
Mitten Strings for God by Katrina Kenison
In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Romancing Your Child’s Heart by Monte Swan

General Parenting (school age / teen years)

Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
Raising Kids for True Greatness by Tim Kimmel
Breathe by Keri Wyatt Kent
The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison

Marriage and Family Life

The Most Important Place on Earth by Robert Wolgemuth
Captivating by Stasi and John Eldredge
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Sheet Music by Kevin Lehman

Parenting Issues

She’s Gonna Blow (dealing with anger) by Julie Barnhill
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Have a New Kid by Friday by Kevin Lehman

Home and Organization

Desperate Households by Kathy Peel
The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized by Karen Ehman
Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley (Fly

Raising Boys

Wild Things – The Art of Nurturing a Boy’s Heart by Stephen James/David Thomas
Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
Mom’s Everything Book for Sons by Becky Freeman


Rachel said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I now have quite a if I could just get to the library...alone.

Erin said...

have you read John and Stasi's book, Love and War? Gah.......words cannot describe.

Jeannie said...

Hi Erin! Yup, I try to get my hands on everything those 2 write :) It was great! "Walking With God" is also one of my favorites by John.