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Resources to bring you joy and SLEEP!

To overcome my battle with sleep deprivation after my boys were born, I tore into tons of books and blogs on joy, sleep, parenting, marriage, and more. To help you out, weary momma, whenever I write a post inspired by one of these resources, I’ll add it here for you to easily digest.

If you want to take your own journey, check out the MothersRest RESOURCES board on Pinterest for lots more books and blogs. I’m your curator of SLEEP! and happy.


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Here are links to the goodies I’ve found so far. And for your convenience, I’m including affiliate links (should one of these books catch your eye!) Check out my Disclaimer to learn more.

JOY

Presence: Bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges by Amy Cuddy
as featured on MothersRest:
—— Let me see your power pose, girl

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
as featured on MothersRest:
—— Your soul wants a giant joy-hug


SLEEP

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
as featured on MothersRest:
—— The splendid car-nap

The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith
as featured on MothersRest:
—— The one-week sleep challenge

Notre Dame’s Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab
as featured on MothersRest:
—— Feeling like Mommy Dearest: why you need REM sleep
—— Mommy brain – how to fight the fog
—— Mommy brain explained: why you need deep sleep


PARENTING

Baby-led weaning: The essential guide to introducing solid foods by Gill Rapley and Tracy Murkett
as featured on MothersRest:
—— The art of fostering independence – and picking out socks

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky A. Bailey
as featured on MothersRest:
—— How to manipulate your kid to do the right thing

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to stop yelling and start connecting by Dr. Laura Markham
as featured on MothersRest:
—— You think the terrible twos are terrible?

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp (this book is a life saver!)
as featured on MothersRest:
—— It’s 6pm: nite-nite, baby

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (Seriously, this book has tons of parenting tips.)
as featured on MothersRest:
—— Teaching your kid to share
—— The art of fostering independence – and picking out socks


MARRIAGE

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman
as featured on MothersRest:
—— The secret to date night success
—— Why a potty mouth does you good


AND MORE

Clean: Overcoming addiction by David Sheff
as featured on MothersRest:
—— Stop with the Percocet already

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