These are my favorite books, they have helped me form my opinions on parenting, breastfeeding, religion and more. Being a stay at home mommy I need the extra stimulation to keep my brain from becoming sluggish. Hope you enjoy the list! I will add to it as I complete books.
Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents’ Guide to Raising almost Perfect Kids – Gregory Popcak – The one stop shop for parenting your children through grace. It changed my perspective on how to raise little ones and gives clear advice on what to do during each stage your child goes through. I have not read the entire book but I tackle a few chapters every month as Sue grows older and it helps me immensely!
Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood – Lisa and Gregory Popcak – I love the Popcak’s books on marriage, so I needed to buy this one on parenting! It gives great advice on how to become a holy family and integrate a baby with grace into your marriage union.
Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage – Lisa and Gregory Popcak – I’m halfway through the book and it’s a wonderful guide to help young couples understand and deal with conflict. It also goes into how to keep the marital act holy in your marriage. The Popcak’s give practical, straightforward advice that you can apply immediately to your marriage.
A Marriage Made for Heaven (Couple Workbook): The Secrets of Heavenly Couplehood – Lisa and Gregory Popcak – If you’ve been through Engage Encounter or a marriage prep class, this is very similar. It has wonderful activities to open up the lines of communication between you and your spouse. In every marriage a couple needs to be reminded to talk about the difficult and uncomfortable issues, so we can grow stronger!
Stories from the Bible – A Bible Sticker book for Sue!