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By Marie Winn - The Plug-In Drug: Television, Computers, and Family Life  - 25 Anniversary Edition

Great resource for parents about television's effects on children

Catholic Mama

Pros: well documented, full of quotes from various people

    This book had many facts and plenty of quotes from parents, teachers, and others. Overall it reinforces my family's choice to not show TV to our four children. For a little background, we own a TV that DH's brother gave us while we were moving, but we did not pay the local cable company thousands of dollars to bring cable to this neighborhood, ...
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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

“ I love this book and have recommended it to every pregnant woman I know.  My husband also read most of it while I was pregnant.  And we did end up with a smooth natural birth.     I found two things particularly helpful.     1.  All of the birth stories in the front of the book are great for getting you into a positive state of mind about birth. ...” --nikity

100% Positive Reviews
Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

“Are you kidding ... This is a bible. Every 13 year old girl should be given a copy. she will use it for the next 35 years!” --Subhuti

100% Positive Reviews
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (La Leche League International Book)

“ I loved this book -- I read it while I was pregnant & found it really helped me prepare for a successful breastfeeding relationship. The book is honest, doesn't sugar coat the routine issues that new mothers sometimes face.   Maybe why I love the book so much is that I really believe it saved my ability to breastfeed my son. I took it with me to the hospital. A pushy nurse was...” --t2009

100% Positive Reviews
The Polar Express

The Polar Express

“The beautiful illustrations and straight forward story-telling invoke the magic of Christmas time. While reading the book to my child, I vividly recall the mysterious and exciting feelings of my childhood at this time of year. Stories of this sort foster a child's limitless imagination and hope for what is possible. ” --MamaLucera

100% Positive Reviews
The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

“Although my children don't usually enjoys stories that have "frightening" aspects, this one is so imaginative, brilliant and powerful that the message overrides the slightly disturbing elements that are expected from any Hans Christen Anderson tale. Recommended for older kids.  ” --Melanie Mayo

100% Positive Reviews
The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day

“We LOVE this classic story in our home. It's a simple and delightful tale that will bring the magic of the first snow alive for any child.  ” --Melanie Mayo

100% Positive Reviews
The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

“This is a classic story that's been shared for years.  It's a story about wonder and fun on  Christmas Eve and the kids love the rhyming of the story.  This edition is wonderfully illustrated.  If you have a collection of Christmas books, this is a must have for your basket. ” --rjdoghouse

100% Positive Reviews
Dance of the Womb, Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth

Dance of the Womb, Belly Dance for Pregnancy & Birth

“ Belly dancing for birth is rarely available in my area, so this disc set is a REALLY nice way to introduce women to belly dancing. The instruction is clear and the segments logically separated. Dance of the Womb addresses topics of the physical birth experience that many prenatal fitness videos won't go near. But what makes it extra special is the attention to the mental part of pregnancy and...” --RubyOrganique

100% Positive Reviews
I Took the Moon for a Walk

I Took the Moon for a Walk

“ Another gorgeous, imaginative book from Barefoot Books. My kids want to read this magical story over and over. Not to be missed! ” --Melanie Mayo

100% Positive Reviews
The First 1000 Days: A Baby Journal

The First 1000 Days: A Baby Journal

“ My mom gave me this for Christmas and I absolutely love it.  Gorgeous illustrations and very sweet ideas inside.  Plus it's just structured enough so that I can be creative about what I include in each section.  I'm so glad to have a place to write down all the "little" things that I'll want to read about for the rest of my life. ” --MrsKatie

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