One of the things I miss most about living in the States is browsing the book store with no real objective. Just browsing and picking up titles that grab me with the cover. But, I'm always most likely to break the bank in the children's book department. Now that we do the majority of our book shopping online I'm much more deliberate and intentional about the books we buy. So intentional, in fact, that I've already preordered a couple books and I think you should, too!
1. Naptime with Theo and Beau by Jessica Shyba
Darling napping duo Theo and Beau cuddled their way into our hearts last year when mom blogger Jessica Shyba began sharing photos of them napping together every day on Instagram. I pretty much blame the pair on the fact that I was talked into getting a dog for our family. We can't wait to oooh and aaaaahh over never before seen photos of the young boy and his pup in the book based on their relationship.
The hardcover book is about $10.50 from our affiliate Amazon and releases February 3. Bonus! Once you place your pre-order, you can submit a copy of your receipt for a free bookplate signed by Jessica, Theo and Beau.
2. The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner
As a friend, I have seen first hand that Jessica is a master of making the very most of her time. She is a mother of three young kids, popular lifestyle blogger at The Mom Creative, maintains a full-time job outside the home AND she maintains strong relationships with friends and devotes time to many hobbies. She's one of those women who make you feel like she's operating with more than 24 hours in a single day. The truth is, she has learned to be productive and turn little time into enough time for herself.
In this practical and liberating book, Jessica Turner empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. Turner uses her own experiences and those of women across the country to teach readers how to balance their many responsibilities while still taking time to invest in themselves. She also addresses barriers to this lifestyle, such as comparison and guilt, and demonstrates how eliminating these feelings and making changes to one's schedule will make the reader a better wife, mother, and friend.
Not sure if this is a book you need? Check out what women (and moms) just like you are saying about The Fringe Hours. Like me, you'll be convinced it's one that belongs on your must-read list.
Available in paperback for $9 and Kindle download from our affiliate Amazon, The Fringe Hours will be released February 17.
One for you and one for the whole family. I think that's a winning book combination!