Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Christian Mama's Guide to Baby's First Year: by Erin MacPherson

I am a mother of a “college age” son and daughter.  I am well beyond the child bearing years.  You might wonder why I’m reading and reviewing The Christian Mama’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Erin MacPherson.  Well, I know a lot of expecting mothers, and have been invited to many baby showers this year.  I've been looking for a book to include as a gift that is practical, encouraging, humorous, and Christ based.  I am so happy to say that I've finally found all that in this book; a perfect gift for a “mama-to-be”! 

As I read this book, I was so excited to learn that this guide is written in the spirit that believes a child is a gift from God.  We are not meant to raise a child all on our own.  It is so helpful to partner with someone who has walked a similar path.  This guide is that companion.  It touches on subjects such as breast feeding (including breast feeding FAQs), diaper choices (and wow, there are a lot of choices now), and finding some “me” time (when you feel overwhelmed and utterly exhausted). Oh how I wish I had this book 23 years ago!

I really like the eye catching cover of this book. My only negative feedback is that I wish the cover was a bit sturdier.  If a new mom continues to reference this book during their child’s first year of life … it may not hold up quite as well.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Donna, for your sweet review. I really appreciate it.