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The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 31

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Read and link up posts related to pregnancy, birth, adoption, baby, toddler, and child, and check out this week’s featured post: The Importance of Reading to Babies by The Parenting Patch.


I’ve got a car and truck obsessed two and a half year old, and one of his very favorite ways to indulge this fascination is to read about them. We are huge fans of the library, and we typically have out about thirty to forty books at any one time. Most of these books are […]


The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 8

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Read and link up posts related to pregnancy, birth, adoption, baby, and toddler!

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For My Children: A Mother’s Journal of Memories, Wishes, and Wisdom is a beautiful and unique way for you – or a special mama in your life – to pass down her life story.


With my second baby due very soon, it was a pleasure to read Erin Bried’s new book, How to Rock Your Baby and Other Timeless Tips for Modern Moms. This was a funny and heartwarming read. Although it is based on Erin’s experience as a first time mom, I thought it was so helpful for […]


I was so happy when Barefoot Books reached out to me about a book review and giveaway because 22 month old Baby and I had been loving the Barefoot Books we had taken out from the library. We were especially loving We All Go Traveling By – one of their many books that are accompanied […]


This is a group giveaway with Hobo Mama, Living Peacefully With Children, Authentic Parenting, Up, Down & Natural, Code Name: Mama, Positive Parenting Connection, and I Thought I Knew Mama. Please enter at one site only. Find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries. In honor of April’s National […]


I have been reading a lot of pregnancy and birth preparation books over the past few months since Baby #2 is due in May, so I honestly did not expect to find anything too exciting or different by the time I read Birthright by Betsy Dewey at the beginning of third trimester. Once I began […]


4 Tips for Flying with a Toddler

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

We just came back from a fantastic vacation in Marco Island, Florida. It was a perfect trip – including our flights with 19 month old Baby flying as a “lap infant”. This was his fourth round trip flight, and he has been a great little traveler every time, but I have to admit I was […]


One of the first tasks that I recently completed in preparation for a natural VBAC was to read the book Birthing from Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation by Pam England and Rob Horowitz. I have to admit that although I have heard many glowing recommendations for this book, I wasn’t sure if it […]


I was thrilled that Baby received a copy of Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up for Christmas. This cookbook is written by Mollie Katzen, the author of Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up and the vegetarian classic, The New Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie […]


Although I usually feel like a pretty informed and aware mama, being pregnant with my second baby makes me feel like I am entering a world of unknown. This means I’m reading up on how to prepare for having a second child as much as possible. Here are a few resources that have been helpful […]


The 5 Best Green Living Books

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I love reading about green and healthy living because it keeps me informed and aware as a green mama, and it also keeps me inspired. Sometimes the green choices we make don’t seem like enough, and it is especially at these times that I like to pick up a classic green living book for some […]


Why do children have more food allergies than ever before? Do you ever find yourself wondering why you didn’t know a single person with a food allergy when you were growing up? I have definitely pondered these questions, and I finally got some answers when I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon sponsored by […]


Joy Pockets #4

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I’m linking up with Holistic Mama to share my Joy Pockets from this past week: “No matter what is going on in our lives finding the little moments that bring us some joy reminds us what we are here for… to love life.” Receiving real kisses from Baby for the first time. He scrunched up […]


Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah is a book that touches upon several themes, all of which were very interesting to me: 9/11, a Muslim woman’s experience during the 9/11 aftermath, and motherhood – specifically motherhood of a special needs child. If any of these themes interest you, I think you’ll find this book as gripping […]

This giveaway is closed. When I was contacted by John Hutton, a pediatrician, father, and independent bookseller from Cincinnati, Ohio, to review his new three book set called Baby Unplugged published by Blue Manatee Press, I was immediately intrigued. My 14 month old son has been a huge lover of books for most of his […]

5 More Books My One Year Old Loves

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

As many of you know, Baby is a true lover of books – just like his mama. Here are 5 books my one year old loves right now: 1. Baby Touch and Feel Trucks This book launched Baby’s fascination with trucks, cars, and all things that go. He loves the textures of the trucks and […]


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that Baby is obsessed with books and has been for quite some time. Although his top 10 list of favorite books changes from time to time, I thought I would share the books that he particularly loves right now. I would highly recommend any […]