Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year by Cassandra Vieten
When I bought this book before my son was born, I couldn’t have anticipated how useful it would end up being. It provides excellent tools to cultivating awareness of our emotional needs while providing our children with the best expression of our nurturing selves. The mental exercises provided can be practiced within every-day living and improve our ability over time to deal with stressful situations. It also offers insight into the human psyche and all its vulnerabilities while providing a way for us to change destructive thinking patterns and become the mothers we wish to be for our families. This is an essential book to have in every parent’s arsenal.