Book Review: A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists

We are moms so we have questions like:

  • Is my baby gaining enough or too much weight?
  • What are great books to read to my toddler?
  • What medicines can and can’t I give to my kids?

Answers to those questions and many more can be found in Michelle LaRowe’s informative book, A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists.  She gives nuts and bolts advice and statistics about your baby’s growth, nutrition, sleep patterns, and child care options.  She also includes great ideas for nurturing your child’s spirit – like “Ten Life Lessons to Teach Your Toddler,” “Six Lullabies to Soothe Your Baby’s Soul,” and “Teaching Children to Share Step-by-Step.”  Step one, by the way, is to set the ground rules (Always ask to use something that doesn’t belong to you). 

You’ll find a lot of common sense advice, checklists, creative ideas, and tips on becoming a more efficient and effective mom.  I like that it’s an easy to use resource.  Lists are divided by age groups (preparing for baby, first year, toddler years, preschool years) and then topical lists (health, saving time and money, family and friends).

I’m going to take her recommended reading list for toddlers and look for a few of them next time I’m at the library.  Here are some she recommends:

  • Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  • I See by Rachel Isadora
  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
  • Max’s Breakfast by Rosemary Wells
  • Dinosaur’s Binkit by Sandra Boynton

If you have a baby, toddler, or preschooler, this is a great resouce book to have in your library.  Thank you Revell Publishing for a copy of this great book to read and review!


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