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.
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