Book List

After the rough day we had yesterday, we needed to get out of the house. I loaded up the kiddos and headed to the library. Big One received his usual warning about what would happen if he went nuts in the library and off we went. It was a decent trip considering the attitude issues we've had with him lately. Big One picked out a few movies and I actually took some time to pick out books for myself. See if you can figure out the theme. It's a tough one.

I'm generally not a self help sort of girl but I'm desperate to find something that speaks to me. Something that will help me keep my cool. Keep the inmates under control. Find the something that's missing right now. I'll let you know how I make out with my assortment of parenting books. And if anyone has any other suggestions, please share! I'm open to anything right now.

There was one more book I borrowed called Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. I first heard of this book from Amy Lou at Spontaneous Blah. I finally decided to check it out. I've already started the book and I'm hooked. I would love to read it for longer than five minutes at a time. What a laughable notion.

On a side note, I don't know why I didn't think to bring one of my cloth bags to the library to hold the loot. Even with Little One in her new carrier it was tough to balance my stack of books and make sure Big One didn't run off. Plus he wanted me to carry his movies. Fortunately, we made it to the van with all of our goodies safe and sound. Now if I can just wait until nap time, I can dive into my new reading pile!


AnastasiaSpeaks said...

Shelley - The Heals to Slippers one sound like something I should take a look at too! Although, I haven't worn real high heals to work since I got pregnant with my first over five years ago.

Also, Eat, Love & Pray is a pretty good book, I think you'll enjoy it although I found some of it unrelatable. Nonetheless, it's worth reading.

The best book I ever read about parenting (more specifically about sleeping and children) was Healthy Sleeping Habits of a Happy Child. The author is a famous pediatrician and sleep expert in Chicago (who is still practicing and was the pediatrician of a friend of mine). My friends and I call it the sleep bible.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

There's nothing better than a trip to the library. It's one of our favorite places!
As for parenting books, here's two of my faves: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood (you can find that at and When Your Kids Push Your Buttons by Bonnie Harris. Great books!

Jessi said...

Sounds like you got a lot good books. Please do let me know how you like them. "Heels to Slippers" sounds like something I might enjoy reading (although I've NEVER worn heels to work).

How are you enjoying your Beco (you blog winner, you)? I've been seconds away from pushing "Purchase" three times now...I just don't want to spend that kind of money on something that I *might* not end up liking. But I NEED something.

K said...

I meant to mention that I had checked out Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours. I am not very far into it yet. I will be interested to hear what you think of Eat, Pray, Love. It was one of our book club picks.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

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