The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your First Year as a Mom
By Erin MacPherson
An entertaining, practical guide for first-time mamas and those who need a baby refresher course.
The new mom initiation ritual involves sleepless nights, an inexplicable obsession with baby booties, and more questions than answers. This take on everything baby offers new moms the Christian girlfriend advice she needs to feel confident in her new role, including:
getting into the motherhood groove
suggestions for losing the baby weightÃ¢â¬âbefore your baby is no longer a baby
time management tips that may just help you find time to do laundryÃ¢â¬âbefore you run out of clean underwear
how you can manage to be a godly mother and a good wife on less than three hours of sleep a night
Easy-to-read and relatable, this been-there-done-that guide answers these questions and more with a dose of humor an a lot of grace so that new moms can become the moms that God intended them to be during their baby's first year.
This book, much like the first one, is easy to read. I really like her writing style. It is easy to understand. She does not overload the reader with too much information.Tons of good advice for a new mother. I loved it. I will for sure pass this along at a baby shower. I also liked the few chapters written to the father. Helpful to have that there for the dads.
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If you've recently been inducted into motherhood (or are preparing to do so in just a few shorts months), then let me just say, that this is the book for you, girls. Jam-packed with information, insight, humor, and the helpful advice that every new mommy will appreciate, this is the one guide that every Christian mama needs on her baby registry (not to mention her nightstand too). Throughout "The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year," Erin MacPherson provides her readers with the "in's and out's," as well as the "high's and low's," of practically every issue that new mommies must face when caring for their infants. Whether it's dealing with breastfeeding, a nocturnal newborn, or even post-partum depression, MacPherson's relatable style of writing and faith-driven message(s) ensures that her readers have a friend (and a knowledgeable one at that) guiding them throughout their trials as first-time mothers.
If you're going to be a mommy, or know someone who is, then there's plenty of information/advice to be gleaned by investing in this fabulous read.
-Jenny Sulpizio, Author of "Confessions of a Wonder Woman Wannabe."