April 01, 2013

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler @Booksneeze Book Review

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler  

Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Child's Terrible Twos

By Erin MacPherson Published by Thomas Nelson

Keep reading to check out my review

Book Description

What's a mom to do when her sweet baby's smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums? This take on everything toddler—from throwing food to potty training to massive toddler fits—is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear. Helpful tips include how to:
  • stop a tantrum in its tracks (or at least survive the tantrum without breaking into tears of your own)
  • discipline your child in a way that demonstrates Christ's redeeming love
  • make your marriage a priority when your kid is a squeaky wheel that always seems to need your time and attention
  • introduce your child to Jesus in a way that leads to authentic faith
  • convince a one-and-a-half year old that broccoli really is better than cookies—even if you don't believe it yourself
Moms will be entertained and encouraged by the amusing anecdotes and godly advice of this comprehensive, topical approach to parenting one and two year olds.

My Thoughts:

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Toddler picks up where the The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby drops off.  I really loved the chapters providing tips to Stay-at-Home moms and Working Moms.  I was fortunate to have the opportunity of a flexible working schedule when my children were babies and then lucky enough to find the best nanny in the world when I returned to work full-time and then even more fortunate to be able to stay home with my kids until they were 3 years old.  I know every mommy isn't as lucky and it's a tough decision whether you're a stay-at-home mommy or one who works outside the home.  

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Toddler offers a whimsical look at the insanity that is parenting a toddler.  I love MacPherson's take on parenting.  She offers a fresh and hysterically funny take on the oldest job in the world and even manages to tie in some biblical principles.  So what if the advice is something you've heard a hundred times before, this book presents parenting advice in a way sure to put a smile on your face.  It's really funny!!! 

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Toddler would make a wonderful 1st birthday gift for the parents of a 1- or 2-year old in your life.

Buy It:

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Toddler is available wherever Thomas Nelson books are sold and also on Amazon.  I am looking forward to checking out the other books in the Christian Mama's Guide series and hope to share my thoughts with you on them as well.

I review for BookSneeze®

Disclosure:  Many thanks to Booksneeze for the opportunity to review The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby.  I received a complimentary copy of this ebook for purposes of facilitating this review.


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