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Great Books for Parents

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How to Feed a Family

How to Feed a Family

The Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook
edition:Paperback
tagged : quick & easy
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Why it's on the list ...
I love this book--its blueberry muffins are in the oven as I type this! Perfect for down-home dinners in a busy family life.
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A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting
Why it's on the list ...
I gave this book to my husband for Father's Day when our daughter was 3 weeks old. He loved the humour and that it was a book he could read in its entirety--rare when you're living with a newborn.
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Roost

Roost

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
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Oh, this book is funny, funny, funny. Don't let the shoes on the cover fool you--this book will please male and female readers alike. A hilarious, smart and original take on family life.
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Fatherhood 4.0

Fatherhood 4.0

New iDad Application Across Cultures
edition:Paperback
tagged : fatherhood
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Why it's on the list ...
This cross-cultural take on fatherhood is packed with stories that need to be told.
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Sweet Devilry

Sweet Devilry

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian
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Why it's on the list ...
There is something about poetry that encapsulates the experience of parenthood so beautifully. Tsiang's poems about motherhood, fairy tales and family life examine the domestic with a brand new lens.
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French Kids Eat Everything (And Yours Can, Too)
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Picky eating is the bane of my existence. Karen Le Billon's book can make life at the dinner table a lot more pleasant. Merci beaucoup!
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Joy Is So Exhausting

Joy Is So Exhausting

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian
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Why it's on the list ...
This whole book is great, but the long poem Nursery is worth the price alone. About the blurry goodness of new parenthood, and that exhausting joy that lasts even once the babes are out of diapers.
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A Large Harmonium
Why it's on the list ...
I think I put this book on every list. I love it. Another smart, funny take on motherhood, the kind of perspective so commonly lived but rarely recounted.
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