Current Poll: Book Topic

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I have many times had readers say they would love to see a book from me. So I have been thinking about and even writing books. I am curious what you would most like to see a book on, so I started a poll with some of my ideas.

If you have and “other” topic, please comment here or on the poll results in two weeks when it is posted.


ETA: I have to comment that the CIO Bootcamp book would be a lot more involved than the post on this blog. It would have everything you needed to know. I have actually already written a rough draft of this book and it is currently over 200 pages long. Just had to mention that.

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Jennifer
    May 5, 2010 / 5:34 PM

    I voted for Surviving Newborn Months, but think that CIO Bootcamp should be included in that book. 🙂

  2. Plowmanators
    May 5, 2010 / 5:59 PM

    The CIO Bootcamp book would be a lot more involved than the post on this blog. It would have everything you needed to know. I have actually already written a rough draft of this book and it is currently over 200 pages long. Just had to mention that.But for sure in a suriving newborn months book, I would have a chapter on CIO–it just wouldn't be as intense as a full on CIO book.

  3. Heidi and Dallin
    May 5, 2010 / 6:22 PM

    I would be most interested in CIO bootcamp (which I voted for) but also very interested in surviving the newborn months, more than making it through the day, and discipline 101.

  4. Angelle
    May 5, 2010 / 6:24 PM

    I voted for More Than Making it Through the Day because I think a lot of moms coast through the 0-5 years but would LOVE a way to more it be more than that. I know I have loved reading your series and would love more info on it.

  5. Val
    May 5, 2010 / 6:26 PM

    CIO Bootcamp with a special section from me "Dr Mom to twins" as a feature in the back.

  6. Laura
    May 6, 2010 / 1:32 AM

    My first choice is "More than Making it Through the Day," but I would also like to read "Discipline 101."

  7. Kristin
    May 6, 2010 / 1:37 AM

    I voted for Discipline 101, but really wanted to vote for it and More than Making it Through the Day. It was really a toss up!

  8. Marie
    May 6, 2010 / 12:57 PM

    Yay! I am definitely a supporter of your book writing efforts. I voted for surviving newborn months (including CIO bootcamp), but my DD is only 9 mo and we haven't started to use all of your advice on discipline and More Than Making it Through the Day 🙂

  9. Heaths
    May 6, 2010 / 1:43 PM

    PLEASE write a book! 🙂 CIO Bootcamp and Discipline 101 would be so helpful. BW discipline is a bit different because you expect more from your child and at an earlier age. I know a lot of people who don't really try to correct their 2 year olds because they don't think they understand. I would love to have a more detailed discipline/correction resource!

  10. Kristy Powers
    May 6, 2010 / 2:00 PM

    Very tough choice for me! I finally settled on Discipline 101 because I think I could use that much depth on the topic. I wanted to choose a few others, though. The siblings topic is very interesting to me and I have not been able to find a good book on that topic from ANYONE.

  11. trishconway
    May 6, 2010 / 6:09 PM

    I voted "other" because I refuse to choose – I want a book about them ALL! 🙂

  12. Maureen
    May 6, 2010 / 6:49 PM

    I voted for CIO because I think people need to know how to do CIO responsibly, per that post I wrote with you. Books are big jobs. Let me know if you need any help.Maureen

  13. ys
    May 7, 2010 / 12:16 AM

    ok, this was a hard pick:) I ultimately chose discipline 101 as I think that has really longterm effects…although it was a tossup with the more than making it through the day.I liked all the ideas honestly but I don't have a newborn anymore, haha. So I thought the other ones have a longer benefit than just the newborn months (although those newborn months can seem long:). They are opposite ideas in a way (younger vs older LO's) and vote for doing all eventually, lol.

  14. Susan
    May 7, 2010 / 1:44 PM

    I don't know if this would fill up a whole book – but I would LOVE more information on getting a child to play independently. Especially for the mom who didn't do blanket time or playpen time with her child as a baby. Maybe a step-by-step method for each age group through the age of 5 or so. There's really nothing on the internet about it either. I have to admit, I am soooo jealous of the roomtime your children have, and I have tried multiple times to get my son to cooperate, to no avail. The only way my 3 year old will play in his room by himself is because he doesn't want his sister around to mess up his toys! And I've tried using a timer, rotating toys, rewards… he just cries the entire time. So if you're looking for ideas, please consider mine, if not for a book, then maybe a series of blog posts?!Thanks! I love your blog!

  15. Megan D
    May 7, 2010 / 5:05 PM

    I voted for the Newborn book because I feel there is not a lot of info out there for this age range. I felt frusterated with my first and even though I read babywise and others I needed more practical advice! this was a hard choice though because I really would love to read more than making it 0-5! I have recomended a ton of my friends to your site and they all love it!You were my practical advice for my newborn!!!

  16. SAmom
    May 9, 2010 / 1:03 PM

    I agree with Susan. You should do a range of books! How would the Ezzo's feel about you writing such books?Also – it must be very comprehensive with FAQ section or scenario sketching.But if you write a book would we get any attention on your blog…?

  17. Plowmanators
    May 23, 2010 / 4:51 PM

    Thanks for your comments everyone!SAmom, I will still put all the effort into the blog I do now, so no worries there 🙂

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