Speaking of parenting tomes, I have found a great book called Breaking the Good Mom Myth: Every Modern Mom’s Guide to Getting Past Perfection, Regaining Sanity, and Raising Great Kids by a Canadian called Alyson Schafer. She’s a psychotherapist, parent coach and parent educator who’s attitude towards the whole parenting thing is that if we can let go of the need to be perfect and accept we’re not and ease up on ourselves we’ll get a lot farther. Rather like Healthy Mum, Happy Baby’s premise is that if you don’t take care of yourself you can’t take care of your baby, her book’s theory is similar (ie. self-care isn’t selfish!) but it’s on a larger parenting in general scale. I’m not all the way through it yet but I’d totally recommend it. And I got my copy at SuperStore where it cost $12.99 Cdn instead of $17.99.
And again, on parenting tomes, if you check the comments on that entry you’ll find some great suggestions from another mother.
Someone also pointed out to me that whole “how to comment thing was a bit unclear” as you actually have to click on the “no comments” link next to the post to add a comment…I’m going to see if there’s any way I can change that.