Just before the cold and snow really hit earlier this week, we headed out for our weekly trip to one of my favorite places, the library. From a really young age, I have loved to read. I’m also someone who values, needs and craves quiet, peaceful atmospheres so walking around book stores for hours, just browsing, has also become a favorite past time for me whenever I get the chance.
Stories at bedtime and reading to my kids is big tradition within our family and happily, my son shares this love of books with me as well. Although he now has a great aversion to story time there (“too loud”), I’ve made a trip to the library part of our weekly routine.
I usually limit myself because I just don’t have as much time as I’d like and usually end up keeping them way overdue but I found some great ones yesterday.
New books I picked up:
Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent by Sarah Napthali
The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Elizabeth Pantley
Buddhism for Young Mothers is one of my favorites, I found it a while back and absolutely love it but it’s been a little while so I’m super excited to dive back in.
I also have some high hopes for The no-cry sleep solution book. I am a huge disbeliever in the cry it out method, I think it’s harmful for children and parents both. But now that we are struggling with my son’s super powers at night, I’m hoping to learn some new tips that will help him be able to better settle in to sleep and more importantly – sleep through the night. Oh my gosh, it’s been sooo long…..
I’m sure I’ll be writing about these books more later, even thinking of maybe doing some reviews at some point. For now, the wind is blowing, snow is falling and I am looking forward to sneaking in some reading during the quiet moments this weekend.