Following are some books that I read last month that were good or great…
-Heather Reider and Mary Goulet’s It’s All About You: Live the Life You Crave: This book (by two moms) gives practical advice to moms regarding how to be successful in every area of their life. It’s a good book overall. However, in my opinion, it covers too many topics (money, sex, appearance, career, family, etc.). I guess that it’s good for those who like to dabble. I prefer to go in-depth on one primary topic per book.
-Robin Roberts’ From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By: I really liked this small book full of practical advice. (I was pleased to see one of my favorite quotes as her #2 "rule".) The seven rules are: 1. Position Yourself to Take the Shot; 2. Dream Big, but Focus Small; 3. If at First You Don’t Succeed, Dive Back In; 4. Never Play the Race, Gender, or Any Other Card; 5. Venture Outside Your Comfort Zone; 6. Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem; and 7.Keep Faith, Family, and Friends Close to Your Heart.
–Lisa Kothari’s Dear Peppers and Pollywogs…: What Parents Want to Know About Planning Their Kids’ Parties: This book is written by the founder of a great children’s party website, Peppers and Pollywogs. It provides practical advice and tips regarding planning parties for kids. Some of the tips helped me with certain questions that I have had regarding parties as my children grow older (i.e. how to deal with siblings of invited guests, etc.). I highly recommend this book as a practical guide.