The following are a few titles (in italics) and blogs that I’ve referenced along my journey as a mom.


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Connection Parenting: Parenting through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear by Pam Leo

How to Talk so Kids will Listen, and Listen so Kids will Talk by Elaine Mazlish

Graceful Parenting by Eve M. Dreyfus

Growing Up Green by Deirdre Imus

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

A Mighty Girl Art

Momastery blog by Glennon Doyle Melton

The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart by Jan Hunt

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

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Jessica March 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Thank you Stacy! I’ve read the Continuum Concept, and I’d love to read Mother Nurture . . . sounds right up my alley these days.


Stacy (Mama-Om) March 21, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Thanks for starting this list! Here are a few other parenting books…

Giving the Love that Heals
Your Competent Child
Buddhism For Mothers
The Continuum Concept
Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Healthy Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships


Laura February 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

I’m bookmarking this page and starting my order with the library! Great titles!!! This will surely get me back in the swing of things!


Jessica February 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Me too! That is, I’m starting my order with library regarding those titles suggested here. Do you have any book/blog/article recommendations?


abbie February 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I wrote a post about my students’ book reviews of environmental books. Just found it, it was almost 2 years ago! Their summaries may help you choose which ones you’re interested in:


Jessica February 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

I’m heading over there now. Thank you for putting this post together!


robin (woowoo mama) February 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm
Jessica February 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

Adding them to the list. Thank you robin!


Amber February 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Here are a few parenting books that I love:

“Playful Parenting” by Lawrence Cohen
“Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves” by Naomi Aldort
“You Are Your Child’s First Teacher” By Rahima Baldwin Dancy

And a couple of environmental books I really enjoyed:

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan
“Practically Green” by Micaela Preston

Happy reading!


Jessica February 24, 2010 at 8:38 am

I’ve been wanting to read playful parenting. I think I’ll place an order at our public library. I find that I go through about one parenting book every week or two. I’ll also add the other 2 titles to my reading list.

Thanks Amber!


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