Are you currently a parent, or wanting to be one someday?! Today we are sharing our list of parenting books for newbies! This is a list complied from recommendations from friends/family that are parents that we admire. These books are ones they said they enjoyed and felt were worth while in reading before the baby comes!
Jake and I love to read! We love self help books, adventure books and anything with a positive outlook. Lately we have been on a kick with parenting books. We are working on reading as many as we can before the twins arrive.
There are tons of ways to parent children and the thing I love about it is there is no right or wrong way. As we have been reading these books we have tried to have an open mind and take what we like and try and go for those things. Jake and I have found we both like to read a parenting book individually and then talk about it together after. It honestly has been super great for us because it’s helped us talk about how we want to be as parents. I know not everything goes according to plan as a parent, or how you want to parent, but what I love is its helped us be open talking about parenting and be on a similar page. We figured if we talk about these things now, as we become parents we can continue the conversation and adjust as we go.
We took these pictures on our way to a babymoon adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On our drive up we were listening to a parenting book, which got us thinking about all the books we still want to read. I am 21 weeks pregnant in these pictures with our twin girls 🙂
When we found out we were pregnant we asked a bunch of our friends who are parents what books they have loved that have helped them and their kids. Today we wanted to share that list with you all on Parenting Books for Newbies!
Best Parenting Books To Prepare For Baby
How To Raise Successful People- Esther Wojiciki
I can see Jake and I re-reading this book over and over during our parenting years. This is the one we listened to on our roadtrip 🙂 Esther not only has successful children herself, but she has been a school teacher for years breaking boundaries and helping kids learn for themselves and learn to make their own guided decisions at an early age. She really focuses on helping kids succeed with what they are passionate about and let them figure it out. This book offers lessons for raising, education and manage people to their highest potential.
Bringing Up Bebe- Pamala Druckerman
This sounds like a fun book I can’t wait to read! It is all about the guide to French parenting. It is written from an American that had a baby in Paris as she studied French parents. She thought they were great role models who had kids who were full of joy, but slept by 3 months, ate well rounded meals, and reasonable relaxed parents as well.
On Becoming Babywise – Robert Buckmam, Gary Ezzo, William Crockett
The “Babywise” book has been around for 25 years and came recommended by tons of parents. In the book it shares how to help your newborn naturally synchronize feeding, wake time, and nighttime sleep cycles so the whole family can sleep through the night.
Parenting With Love & Logic- Foster Cline, Jim Fay
In this book it shares how to raise self-confident, motivated children who will be ready for the real world. A few friends said this is their favorite that they read on the regular!
The Whole-Brain Child -Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
Jake and I have read “The Yes Brain” from these same authors so we have been wanting to read this book of theirs. This book shares 12 strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. It sounds like it dives into the brain of a child, how it matures and make decisions.
The Yes Brain- Daniel Siegel, Tina Bryson
Because we love this book so much, it’s worth mentioning on here in its own spot. This book is more for when your kids are getting a little older, but its a great way to start thinking and wrap your head around before the kiddos arrive. In this book is shares how to respond with reactivity instead of receptivity in daily situations and potential battles with kids. It even has scripts and activities to help!
Smart Money Smart Kids- Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze
Finances with kids coming into the mix are super important to talk about with your spouse and work through together. This book is written by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel on how to set your kids up for success with learning lessons on money, how to save it, and how to be ready for real life at 18. Its also a parents guide to saving money for weddings, collage, and how to get your finances in order. Highly recommend this book!
No Drama Discipline- Daniel Siegel, Tina Bryson
The authors of this book explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into a growth opportunity. It seems like a great book to get strategies on how you want to discipline as a parent, connect with your child, tips for navigating tantrums, etc.
What To Expect When You’re Expecting- Heidi Murkoff
My friend Jackie said this book was amazing and shared lots of info for first time pregnancy she had no idea about. This book is geared towards mom and dads and everything you need to learn, the “pregnancy bible.” It looks like a long book (33 hours on audible), but full of everything you could imagine or think of.
Simplicity Parenting- Kim Payne, Lisa M. Ross
The reviews on this book were really amazing! A lot of parents said when they need a motivational book on parenting this is their go to. In this book it discusses how children do better with less in materialistic things, activities, etc.
The Motherly Art Of Breastfeeding- Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Teresa Pitman
Being a soon to be mama of twins I have tried to keep an open mind with breastfeeding as well as bottle feeding. I am actually open to both but want to learn as much as I can before the babes get here. This book is a all inclusive guide to breastfeeding, tips, tricks, nursing positions, milk supply, etc.
The Mindful Mama To Be- Lori Bregman
Ok this book looks super useful and cool! Its written by a doula/pregnancy coach. She talks about ways to empower you to find what works best for you and your baby. In her book she shares health information, nutritional advice, techniques for labor, etc.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Is there any books you have loved as you were expecting or as a parent?!? We would love to hear your favorites in the comments below. Thanks so much for stopping by today, you rock! Have a wonderful day!
JessicaJune 20, 2019
Well aren’t you guys just the cutest! I love it so much!!
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Guys you are so cool and I’m sure that you will be great parents. I also love reading a books and when I need this for parenting I know ehre I can find a good list. Thank you for sharing. As always your photos are so beautiful and I’m happy to see that you really enjoy in life.
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AlyssaJune 20, 2019
I don’t need these books, but I will surely send a link of this post to my friends who are expecting 🙂
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JenniferJune 21, 2019
Bringing up Bebé is a book I want to read when I’m pregnant!
Kathrine EldridgeJune 21, 2019
I have two boys that are 17 and 14 so this is past my time but I will say that Babywise is a must-read! I used it with my children and had success with the strategies in there. Bringing up Bebe is a good one too. You look amazing in these photos!
Missy MayJune 21, 2019
You two are so sweet and so fun. Sounds like nice books there. I didn’t read any books when I was pregnant. I was overwhelmed with so much information from families and friends. Ha!! I just couldn’t wait for lil man and get over everything. Lol!!
Allie MackinJune 21, 2019
What an informative post! I was just thinking about this the other day when I was on the train and there were multiple people with super unruly kids and I noted their responses and it only seemed to worsen the situation. But I think a good idea would be actual classes. If I going to have children I would so want to take classes to know what to expect and how to properly respond to all situations as opposed to just winging it.
jade bevanJune 21, 2019
omg you are super cute!! your bump is growing <3 lovely post !
yukaJune 21, 2019
so excited for the new addition to your family! <3
NancyJune 21, 2019
I love that there are so many different resources for parenting, in all stages! Thanks for sharing all of these suggestions! Love the photoshoot :)!
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AimeeJune 22, 2019
Great list of book! Sounds fun and informative, love your dress 😊
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DheeraJune 22, 2019
You two are so adorable. Wow, those are some great shot such beautiful place. I love the print on the kimono, love your look babe!!
MarieJune 22, 2019
Wow, will be adding these to my must buy! You two are gorgeous!
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JenniferJune 22, 2019
You both look so cute and adorable together <3 and lovely book compilation! Nice Post! Have a great day!
JillJune 22, 2019
Becoming Babywise was a really helpful book and they have other books for all stages up through teens. I love your pretty kimono! Your photos are gorgeous!
Jill – Doused in Pink
evi erlindaJune 22, 2019
Great parenting books!!
You have a beautiful pregnancy
GabrielleJune 22, 2019
Oh my gosh I always find your couple shoots SO cute !! Can’t wait to see your future family photoshoots; I already KNOW they’re going to be adorable!!
Cristiane A SantosJune 22, 2019
Wow I love the images and I also have twin boys You are very right there is no right or wrong when comes to parenting only common sense Love the book list here I read a few of those too And Jackson Hole is gorgeous I was there 3 years ago Happy weekend xoxo Cris
Tori ChuJune 22, 2019
great post, its very helpful !!
RadiJune 23, 2019
Such a great way to connect through books. Always so nice to share what you learned with your significant other afterwards.
MargotJune 23, 2019
You are always the cutest !
Love theses pictures and theses books look all so interesting for all parents to be.
Such a useful article !
LovelyJune 25, 2019
These books sound great hun!
Rafale - BlogJune 26, 2019
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JessicaJune 26, 2019
These are lovely reads indeed. Thanks for sharing these books dear!
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Wikipedia page creatorsFebruary 10, 2021
Wikipedia is a big source of education where you can learn the best tricks and tips of parenting, but the books are written by the mom and it is more detailed than wiki so I think both can help you