Index: Book Recommendations/Reviews

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Chapter Books for Boys

Books by Me

Overcoming the Mental Load of Motherhood

The Babywise Mom Nap Guide


An Honest Babywise Book ReviewBook Recommendation: How the Queen Cleans Everything


Book Recommendation: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

The Tech-Wise Family Book Review



Book Recommendation: The Five Love Languages of Children



Book Recommendation: The Siblings’ Busy Book

Book Review: Free-Range Kids


Book Review: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood



Book Review: Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours



Book Review: The Nursing Mother’s Companion

Book Recommendation: Nurture Shock

Book Recommendation: A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children



Book Review: The Parenting Breakthrough



Book Review: Parenting the Strong Willed Child


Book Review: Shepherding A Child’s Heart



Book Review: Super Baby Food



Book Review: The Preschooler’s Busy Book


Book Recommendation: Baby Body Signs



Book Recommendation: The Read Aloud Handbook



Book Review: The Toddler’s Busy Book



Book Suggestion: The Wonder Weeks

Wonder Weeks Information



Love and Logic Book



Love Languages — Not Babywise



Other Parenting Books


Secrets of the Baby Whisperer

Siblings Without Rivalry Book



The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems



The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are



The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Happiest Baby on the Block: Conclusion

Book Recommendation: Reading Magic
Book Recommendations: Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave?


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. Jenny Z
    July 9, 2009 / 7:01 PM

    Hello! I am wondering if you have heard of or read Shepherding A Child's Heart by Ted Tripp? I am curious about your reaction(s) to it if you have. Thanks!

  2. Plowmanators
    July 30, 2009 / 7:51 PM

    I haven't ever read it, but I have heard great things about it! I will add it to my list of things to read 🙂

  3. meg
    March 2, 2012 / 8:01 PM

    Hi! Have you read "Loving Our Kids on Purpose" by Danny Silk? Just curious to hear your take-I have been enjoying it.

  4. Plowmanators
    March 28, 2012 / 1:34 AM

    I haven't Meg. I will add it to the list!

  5. bunnypryor
    May 7, 2012 / 12:13 AM

    I would love to read a review by you on Alfie Kohn's "Unconditional Parenting"!!!

  6. Plowmanators
    May 19, 2012 / 3:44 AM

    On my list!

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