Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Expectant Parents

I know recently I've talked about on my blog about the possibility over the next year about wanting to become pregnant. For some people they don't have to plan pregnancy, they can actually just do it and not have to really think, but that isn't the case in my situation. I really wish we could throw caution to the wind, but that isn't feasible or realistic. 

Many people know my hearts desire is to be mom, and that I love children. Some days I think I am crazy and I can't believe I would want to sacrifice my life for a child, but I think I am there. 

So, I was given the opportunity to read a book called "Expectant Parents, Preparing Together for Journey of Parenthood" and I love how honest this book. Every pregnancy is different, every parents journey is different, but the common thread is that you are going to have a baby and your world is going to CHANGE, dramatically. 

 Expectant Parents

While so many books focus on prenatal development and the health of the mother, which are important, this book focuses on what happens when the child arrives HOME. It offers practical advice. Babies do not come with manuals and this book provides ways for your to figure out what kind of home and family you can choose to build that is appropriate for your family. 

Not only does this book talk about your new baby, it also talks about what you need to do in your marriage. Having a baby can affect your relationship with your spouse. Imagine that? It talks about communication, preparing for your new stages as parents, how to deal with physical, emotional and spiritual changes that happen with the new arrival of a little one. 

This book is great because it touches on all areas of life and is a real handy resource. It is realistic and it doesn't make the reader have false expectations of parenthood. If you know someone who is pregnant, I recommend throwing this into the baby shower gift, they will thank you for it! This book gets 5 stars from me!

Author Info:

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin


Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is the former editor of “Clubhouse Jr.” magazine for Focus on the Family. She is now a regular contributor to “Thriving Family” magazine and, and the recipient of several Evangelical Press Association awards for her writing and editorial work. Gosselin writes children’s resources for David C Cook, Zondervan and Harvest House. She is also the author of “Faithgirlz Handbook: Let Your Light Shine Through” and is currently working on the “God’s Got an Answer for That” children’s devotional and activity books to be released in January 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and biblical theology from Multnomah University. Suzanne and her husband, Kevin, who is a children’s pastor, have three children and make their home in Colorado.
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