Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists

Author: Michelle LaRowe
Publisher: Revell
January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3382-7
Genre: Nonfiction/parenting

A MOM’S ULTIMATE BOOK OF LISTS is the handbook that parents through the ages have been waiting for. I wish this book had been available twenty years ago when I was expecting my first child. Full of invaluable advice, and all kinds of lists covering tons and tons of subjects, this book will be referred to time and again, whether you are expecting your first child or if your baby is four years old.

Some of the lists included in A MOM’S ULTIMATE BOOK OF LISTS are:

1. When to call the doctor
2. Questions to ask before choosing a pediatrician
3. Sleep training your baby
4. Top toys for the first year
5. Activities that toddlers love
6. Ten life lessons to teach your toddler
7. What belongs in a first aid kit
8. Six lullabies (including words!) for baby
9. Things you think you need but don’t
10. Developmental signposts for the first year

A MOM’S ULTIMATE BOOK OF LISTS is written by a certified nanny and parenting consultant. This is the book that moms through the ages have waited for, and it is a book that should be in every new parents library. If you are looking for something to give a new mom at a baby shower, this is something to consider. It will be used. (Unless, of course, the mother-to-be has five kids already, and then she will be pretty much an expert at this stuff and only look at the book to see how her thoughts compare.)

Don’t A MOM’S ULTIMATE BOOK OF LISTS. This is a must have for 2010. $13.99. 336 pages.


International “Nanny of the Year” shares 112 of the most practical parenting lists
that answer everything from pregnancy through preschool.

As a professional nanny for more than 15 years and now as a mother herself, Michelle LaRowe has seen it all. She was even recognized as “Nanny of the Year” by the International Nanny Association in 2004, and the following year, President George W. Bush praised her for her dedication to in-home child care.

Now she shares her vast knowledge and expertise with moms everywhere, in her new book A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists, in which she provides the most sought-after and up-to-date information for parenting children from birth to age 5 in one easy-to-navigate resource. Also included is a special section dedicated to pregnancy.

In compiling this collection of 112 of the most practical lists for moms to live by, LaRowe ruthlessly sorted through the most reliable sources and tried-and-true recommendations for raising healthy and happy children.

Organized in an easy-to-find format, her book offers mothers the chance to find all the answers to their most pressing parenting questions in one resource. No more having to wade through outdated books, make sense of conflicting expert opinions or search for reliable information online: LaRowe has done all the meticulous research, combined with her professional know-how and experience, so that mothers can spend their time doing what they love best: Being a mom.

A sampling of the lists LaRowe provides in her book includes:

Preparing for Baby
o What’s safe and not safe during pregnancy?
o What to include in your birthing plan
o Key components to include in your maternity-leave proposal

The First Year
o Introducing solid foods
o Top toys for baby’s first year
o Sleep training your baby

The Toddler Years
o Guilt-free DVDs for your toddler
o 10 life lessons to teach your toddler
o The best bedtime routine

The Preschool Years
o 6 steps to a successful preschool playdate
o Teaching children to share, step-by-step
o The preschooler’s library

Family Life
o 10 house rules for every home
o Age-appropriate chores for young children
o Feeding a picky eater

Health and Safety Information
o When to call the doctor
o The top 12 safety mistakes parents make
o Hidden household poisons

Saving Time, Money & Sanity
o 10 time-management tips for moms
o Common children’s clothing size guidelines
o A week’s worth of quick, family-friendly meals

LaRowe shares her professional wisdom, insights and advice in her practical, one-stop resource:
A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists: 100+ Lists to Save You Time, Money, and Sanity.

Michelle LaRowe is a national speaker, parenting consultant, and author of the Nanny to the Rescue! series and Working Mom’s 411. The 2004 International Nanny Association "Nanny of the Year" and a credentialed career nanny who has specialized in working with multiples for more than fifteen years, Michelle has also been lauded for her dedication to improving the quality of in-home child care. www.michellelarowe.com

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.


“Available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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