Most pregnancy books like to scare the crap out of you, so it’s refreshing to find a book like How to Rock Your Baby by Erin Bried (a senior staff writer at SELF magazine and the author of How to Sew a Button and How to Build a Fire.)
It’s a collection of about 100 essential tips for new moms and soon-to-be new moms, culled from her interviews with ten moms of ten extraordinary kids, including Rachel Maddow, Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and others. The tips include everything from how to cope with the pain of delivery, to how to change a diaper, to how to deal with pushy in-laws, to how to preserve memories with sweet little projects like The Bunny Project.
I think the thing I love most is that it’s all broken down into easy-read bites and bullet points, so you’re not bogged down in chapter after chapter of fluf. It also has a great perspective to it and I think that comes from talking to different generations of mothers – I found their wisdom and calmness is very reassuring.
I really think you’d enjoy it.
And guess what?! Four of you are going to win your very own copy of How to Rock Your Baby! Nice, eh?
Just leave a comment below and I’ll pick four random winners next Monday (July 16th).
Good luck, Peeps!