Although like any new parent I had no clue what I was doing when child number one came along, I did know what values I wanted to instill in my children. The big ones: love of self and others, gratitude, curiosity, discipline, confidence, and the ability to express themselves. Looking back, that’s a pretty hefty list.
But parenting is also more than instilling values — sometimes it comes down to getting through the next 24 hours without losing your mind! Work, school, activities, duties, cooking, chores, and so much more need to be managed.
That's why I'm sharing five of my favorite parenting books that have helped me through 12 years of all aspects of motherhood — from instilling important values in kids to simply getting through the day in one piece: