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Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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365 Things Every New Mom Should Know combines prayerful, playful, and above all practical information with thoughtful devotions to energize new moms seeking to treasure every moment of a baby's first year.
The book begins each week with a brief devotional and prayer followed by daily tips and activities that foster a baby's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Among the daily topics:
- beginning steps to godly character development
- capturing and recording memories
- sleep problems and how to solve them
- mother/infant exercise and baby massage
- finding moments for Momtime management tips
Designed for ease of use, 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know will inspire any new mom—whether it's her first baby, or, in the case of the author, her fourth! A great gift for anyone who wants to lay a foundation for motherhood that will last a lifetime.
Linda Danis has a degree in marketing and spent five years in hotel management before staying at home to run a hotel of a different sortguests ages 3, 6, 9, and 11. Linda has written Sunday school curricula, started a coop preschool, and leads a Moms in Touch prayer ministry at her children’s school. She lives with her husband, Dave, and children in California.
Nicole918North Platte, NEAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very easy to read and understandNovember 7, 2013Nicole918North Platte, NEAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm really impressed by this book! It's very easy to read and really turned out to be more than I expectedit to be. Great devotional, very applicable information, ideal layout!
Jolene5 Stars Out Of 5I thought it was great!September 12, 2012JoleneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Infant massage, the baby blues, husbands, pacifiers, lack of sleep, etc... As a new mom, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the so-called "new normal." Still, a universal desire of new mothers is to love and nurture the wonderful new human beings that are born to them. In 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know, Linda Danis offers daily inspiration on how to love and nurture your child whether you are struggling or thriving in your new role as a mommy.
I actually received 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know by Linda Danis about two months after the birth of my first child. Therefore, I read the suggestions for days one through sixty-five during feeding sessions and started with the daily readings on day sixty-six. As of this writing, I'm only on day eighty-six, but wanted to go ahead and give my review in a timely manner.
The suggestions in 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know are quick to read and very practical. Each one probably takes less than a minute to read with the exception of the end of the week devotional and that probably takes five minutes or so. (Clearly the author knows the value and scarcity of a new mother's free time!) The author gives some great tips. Some I already knew and some I didn't. Some of my favorite ideas are when she gives poems that include hand motions to do. I loved the motions for the Itsy-Bitsy-Spider! So cute and Baby does seem intrigued by it.
In my opinion, 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know is a blend of practical ideas to nurture a child and spiritual refreshment for new moms. I absolutely would recommend this book to any new mom, whether it's their first, second, third or any subsequent child! It would also make a nice baby shower gift.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher as part of the FIRST Wild Card Tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."