It takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes it takes work to build that village around you. Sometimes you have to look further than your current network of friends and family.
Parenting also takes a great deal of courage, patience and learning. Sometimes you feel like you are rocking it and have kids all together. Sometimes you feel defeated, exhausted and out of ideas.
These are all the emotions of why I am starting a parenting book club. I want to build a village of mindful moms to discuss parenting-related literature through an online forum. When applicable, I want to pull in a professional within the subject we are reading about to join in on the comments. I want to compare books, compare notes and expand my eyes to other viewpoints. But most of all I want to create a group of women who are eager to learn and grow with their children through diving into books.
As parents, we are all busy. We don’t have hours each day to snuggle up and read our own books. Many of us don’t have hundreds of dollars to by curriculums and books all the time. So here are my criteria when I select a book to vote on:
1. The book must be short enough to be able to complete the book study in 6 weeks while only dedicating a maximum of 90 minutes a week to reading.
2. The book must be parenting related- This includes education philosophies.
3. The book must be easily accessible (through Amazon) and be less than $20.
I will provide a calendar of the book study schedule, including which chapters we will be discussing each week. I will also create a closed Facebook page that will be our forum for discussion. Throughout the week, I’ll post questions and articles regarding the topics to spark conversations. We can all learn from each other.
We will begin discussing our first book on March 6th.
Please join me in voting for our first book.
A. You Are Your Child’s First Teacher
B. Brain Rules for Baby
*C. Buddhism for Mother’s of Young Children
D. Simplicity Parenting
*Interesting read regardless of your religious beliefs
Voting will end on February 21st. The book with the highest vote, will be read first.
Please send me an email with your vote! And just for fun, put your favorite children’s book in the Subject like of your email. I’ll email you back with a link to the closed Facebook page link.
And if you haven’t already, like Playful By Design on Facebook for more information. You can message me with your vote through Playful By Design as well.