Here's what I've been reading (or will read) this winter/spring:
#1: Small Changes for a Better Life by Elizabeth George
I just finished Elizabeth's Proverbs 31 study, and I have to tell you - I love her approach to devotionals! She visited our church a few years ago as the guest speaker for our annual Women's Conference (thanks to our wonderful pastor's wife, who Elizabeth mentored during seminary!). I truly appreciate how Elizabeth ties everything back to Scripture and how the Word flourishes from her studies.
#2: On Becoming Toddlerwise by Gary Ezzo
I was a so-so fan of the first book in this series, "Babywise." I say so-so because I did find several elements of the book helpful, but didn't follow it to a tee like some mamas. I do appreciate the focus on establishing a routine and daily schedule - just not as rigid as I think the authors come across. Honestly, I purchased this book to get some insight on how to start potty training. A girlfriend recently had her 22-month-old daughter potty-trained in what seemed like a weekend (maybe longer?!) and I had to know how she did it. We're on the brink of starting - so I wanted to be armed and ready. I may also read the potty training book that goes with this - we'll see. I have to admit that I'm not as structured in my day as the book suggests. I'm all about free play and quiet play, and we typically have a daily routine down. However, life happens (ie: late night basketball games, Bible studies, waking up early for the sitter's) and I've learned to adjust the schedule accordingly. Even then I feel like I'm being a little too type-A for my own good!
#3: When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey
Jack and I will be starting this book this week as we get back into reading a book together. Our pastor has referenced it for the last couple of weeks as he did a series on marriage. I'm looking forward to it and will let you know what to expect!