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Friday, February 20, 2009


I always love good book recommendations, especially if they apply to what's currently going on in my life! So, here are a few non-fiction recommendations (click on the book and it links to the amazon page):

1. Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel

This is exactly the type of parenting philosophy Matt and I want to use. It's a great one to read for an overall mind-set.

2. Making the Terrible Twos Terrific by John Rosemund

I'm about a quarter of the way through the book, and this is the perfect choice for the stage where we are right now with Reid. GREAT advice on dealing with and shaping your wild little monkey into a more civilized little person :).

3. The Busy Mom's Guide to Bible Study by Lisa Whelchel

I haven't actually started this book, but I'm really looking forward to it. Cara, Kara, Annie (private blog), Amy and I are doing this as a bible study and I cannot tell you how excited I am. I feel like this is exactly what I need right now. It's divided into 15 minute devotionals that you do 5 days a week. Let me know if you get this book and what you get out of it!!!

There you have it, some pretty "deep" reading material!!! Although, I also love me some chick lit, murder suspense stories, and magazines!!


Johnson & Johnson said...

Mere -

I've been wanting to read Grace Based Parenting too. Also have you read Some Kind of Different Like Me? I've been wanting to read this, so if you have share your thoughts.


Leslie said...

Thanks Meredith! I am ordering those books TODAY! Hope you are feeling great. I already know you look wonderful. MIss you!

Lindsay Wagner said...

thank you for this! we had one of those days yesterday where i was thinking how badly i need to be reading a Christian book on discipline!!! 2 time outs, 1 spanking and then we capped it off by running into the street in front of a car...lovely! i greatly appreciate all of these recommendations!!!

Annie said...

I am loving the Terrible Two book as well!!!

Tony and Sarah said...


I'm finally getting around to leaving you a comment about the Rosemond book. WE LOVE IT! I love his philosophy on creative discipline and thoughts on appropriate toys etc. We are planning to read "Parenting by the Book" in the near future as a follow-up. Also, Same Kind of Different as Me is a fabulous book. I finished it a few months ago at the suggestion of one of our friends - powerful and very readable for a non-fiction (I'm a fiction reader primarily). It will give you a lot to think about!

Love your blog and I continue to enjoy the recipes too!