Andrea J. Buchanan: Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It
What every new mom needs. This is one of the books that I give at baby showers. It's so important for you to know that you are not alone.
Anne Lamott: Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
You are not alone. Not all of us are content, happy, and glowing with new motherhood. Some of us are barely hanging on.
Jim Fay: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years
I would be tearing my hair out if I didn't have the techniques taught in this book. This book has given me tools to teach and love my kids without losing my mind.
Adele Faber: Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
Mandatory reading if you have sibling issues from way back or if you're on child #2. It seems like this book simply gives you common sense, but some of us need that help.