This week’s topic: Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X Genre (you pick the genre!)
My Topic: Parenting
Okay, so I don't have any children of my own, and my only parenting experience is of adult stepchildren my age, but I cut my nonfiction-reading-teeth on memoirs about mothering. I perhaps know more about parenting philosophies than most folks who actually HAVE children. Here are some of my favorites from over the years.
A wonderful book that takes you from mothering infants to teens. Where, apparently, mothering ends. :)
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua
Mothering the Chinese Tiger Mother way.
Bloom, Kelle Hampton
Mothering a Down Syndrome baby. Beautiful photos.
Bringing Up Bébé, Pamela Druckerman
French Kids Eat Everything, Karen Le BillonMore French parenting--mostly where it comes to dining.
Fruitful, Anne Roiphe
The motherhood book that started it all for me. Were I to re-read it, I might find it way too liberal for my current tastes.
Honest Toddler, Bunmi LaditanSeriously. Why have you not read this book? Parenting from the toddler's viewpoint. Hilarious.
Let the Baby Drive, Lu Hanessian
I'm not sure I'd still agree with the parenting philosophy in this one, but I loved it at the time.
Operating Instructions, Anne Lamott
Read it a long time ago, and she's a dang good writer. Funny, too.
The Spark, Kristine BarnettParenting an autistic boy.
MOREBeautiful Boy, David Sheff
Father of a meth addict writes his story.
Coop, Michael Perry
Rural fatherhood. This was my childhood. Pretty much.
Dinner with Dad, Cameron Stracher
A father makes a commitment to be home every night for family dinner. You can imagine how that's going to go.
Duggars: 20 and Counting!, Michelle & Jim Bob DuggarThe Duggars talk about raising 19 (well, 18 at the time of publishing) children.
ON MY READING LISTAll Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior
How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm, Mei-Ling Hopgood