A few months back, I read a review of The Must-Have Mom Manual by Heather over at Maternal Spark. So, I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to read it for myself. From the moment I opened it, I was wishing it had been around 5 years ago. What I love about the book is how real it is.
The Must-Have Mom Manual was written by Sara Ellington and Stephanie Triplett, two best friends who found themselves pregnant together. Because they often have differing approaches to parenting situations, The Must-Have Mom Manual shows moms there is no "right" way to do things. Rather than telling moms what to do, The Must-Have Mom Manual addresses the positives and negatives of each situation and lets moms figure out what works for them. When I opened up The Must-Have Mom Manual I flipped right to the "Starting School" section. I began to read, Okay, stop crying and listen. I know it's scary and sad and just plain wrong that another person is going to be spending the entire day with your child instead of you. And all I could think is, this is me, this is how I feel. Right now, the first day of kindergarten is weighing heavily in my mind, and I was amazed to see I wasn't alone. It was (gasp) normal.
The Must-Have Mom Manual is easy to read, full of humor and understanding, and truly a must-have. Even though my son is five, there is so much information that pertains to us. The authors cover topics like discipline, sleeping, birthday parties, food and health, and holiday survival tactics, along with many, many others.
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