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I generally practice Attachment Parenting and more natural parenting and childbirth philosophies, so the books on this list reflect that. If you have any peaceful, positive books to recommend, please write! This is just the beginning, this area will be fine tuned and expanded.

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general
Living Simply with Children : A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids Who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parenting by Marie Sherlock 
Buddha Never Raised Kids & Jesus Didn't Drive Carpool: Seven Principles for Parenting with Soul  

Birthing
Husband-Coached Childbirth : The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley

The Birth Book : Everything You Need to Know to Have a Safe and Satisfying Birth (Sears Parenting Library) by Martha Sears


Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England
Breastfeeding

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding : Seventh Revised Edition (La
Leche League International Book) by La Leche League International

Nursing Mother, Working Mother : The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work by Gale Pryor

The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Kathleen Huggins

The Breastfeeding Answer Book by Nancy Mohrbacher, Julie Stock

Nursing Mother, Working Mother : The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work by Gale Pryor

The Breastfeeding Book : Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning by Martha Sears, William Sears

Amy Spangler's Breastfeeding : A Parent's Guide by Amy Spangler

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International

Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond by Hilary Flower

The Breastfeeding Cafe : Mothers Share the Joys, Challenges, and Secrets of Nursing by Barbara L. Behrmann

The Nursing Mother's Herbal (The Human Body Library) by Sheila Humphrey

Mothering Multiples: Breastfeeding & Caring for Twins or More by Karen Kerkhoff Gromada

Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding : Complete Nutrition Book for Nursing Mothers, Including a Healthy Guide to Weight Loss Your Doctor Promise by Eileen Behan

The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook: Whole Foods To Nourish Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women - And Their Families by Cathe Olson

 

Parenting

Our Babies, Ourselves : How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small

Natural Family Living : The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting
by Peggy O'Mara

The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart by Jan Hunt

Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child by Katie Allison Granju, Betsy Kennedy

Loving Mama: Essays on Natural Parenting and Motherhood by Tiffany Palisi

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Babies

The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Revised and Updated Edition) by James Sears

 

Toddlers

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cooking with children

Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun by Amy Houts

Williams Sonoma Kids Baking

The Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes

 

Boys
Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different-And How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men by Steve Buddulph  
 
Activities

Preschooler's Busy Book: 365 Creaative Games & ActivitiesTo Occupy 2-6 Yr Olds by Trish Kuffner

The Toddlers Busy Book by Trish Kuffner

The Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book: Creative Fun for 2- To 6-Year-Olds by Judy Press, Loretta Trezzo Braren

nature

The National Wildlife Federation Book of Family Nature Activities: 50 Simple Projects and Activities in the Natural World by Page Chichester

Trails, Tails & Tidepools in Pails: Over 100 Nature Activities for Families With Babies and Young Children by Nursery Nature Walks, Marlena Day

Kids Camp!: Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness
by Laurie Carlson, Judith Dammel

The Complete Backyard Nature Activity Book: Fun Projects for Kids to Learn About the Wonders of Wildlife and Nature by Robin Michal Koontz

The Little Hands Nature Book by Nancy Castaldo, Loretta Trezzo Braren

Feeding Your Child

Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron

Organic Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Lizzie Vann, Simon Brown

First Meals (New Expanded Edition) by Annabel Karmel

Organic Baby & Toddler Cookbook by Lizzie Vann, Daphne Razazan

Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron

Organic Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Lizzie Vann, Simon Brown

First Meals (New Expanded Edition) by Annabel Karme



Mom Humor

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Jenny McCarthy

The Poo Bomb : True Tales of Parental Terror by Jeff Vogel

 

mommy related novels
Tales from the Crib by Jennifer Coburn
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