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[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I have started reading Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin. I watch Wife With A Purpose's videos a lot, and she said that book was very important to her.

The following are other books in my to-read list that she recommended about traditional parenting in this video. (She explains why she thinks each one is important, and also recommends several books and resources for homeschooling in there.)

Passionate Housewives Desperate For God, by Jennie Chancey

Mother's Encyclopedia: Expert Advice On Child Care And Family Living, by Parents Institute

Queen Of Her Home, by Stacy McBride

Your Vital Child, by Mark Stengler

Traces Of Wisdom, by Louise Stolzfus

One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp

Naturally Healthy Babies And Children, by Aviva Jill Romm

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[–] 13917560? [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I love FW! It's one I go back to often for ongoing attitude maintenance 😋

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Ditto! FW is my go-to marriage book.

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[–] thisisfarta 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I got my hands on Passionate Housewives Desperate For God because of this post, and I must tell you that I thank you!!! This was the best investment I've ever made. I'm about halfway through and I love it. Thanks again for the recommendation. If anyone else is interested, I assure you it is life changing.

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[–] stbelmont 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

http://realfoodfamily.com/meal-planning-with-the-diet-for-pregnant-and-nursing-moms/

Nutrient-dense preconception (both parents)/pregnancy/nursing diet. The guidelines are originally from the Weston A Price Foundation, which publishes a quarterly journal that has a healthy baby photo gallery, which is also online. https://www.westonaprice.org/healthy-baby-photo-gallery-2000-2004/

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I was agreeing with everything until I got to the MLM (multi level marketing) plugs. I wouldn’t touch any of that stuff. doTerra or Juice+. It’s not organic and not well made. Just empty promises and over-hyped advertising. At least I can say that about Juice+, I looked into that stuff and am now using my leftover pills as plant food. Anything you can find in a MLM has a better and cheaper counterpart somewhere else. I’d go with Dr. Christipher’s Supplements (a master herbalist) before I’d go MLM.

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[–] stbelmont 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not educated about supplements, though cod liver oil did me a huge benefit in stopping emotional spikes I'd been having. I double checked and the recommended supplements aren't part of the original WAPF recommendations. I found this page back when the WAPF link wasn't working.

I don't do essential oils yet but was considering it for the future. I'd heard doTerra was the best because it wasn't synthetic, which is important to me, but I appreciate learning it's not organic and I'll make a note of that master herbalist.

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[–] enginedriver13 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I always like to recommend Anne Morrow Lindbergh's diaries and letters--there's a couple different volumes.

Re-reading them again I'm struck by how she combined being an intelligent, accomplished woman (few people know she accompanied Charles on many early flights, operating the Morse code radio and such, she learned these specifically to help him), with being a wife and mother, and her honesty about difficulties. I find her life and writing very inspiring. She also wrote a little book, "Gift From the Sea" in the 60s about trying to achieve balance in your life, which some may enjoy as well--it's a quick read.

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[–] 13921451? [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

interesting!

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My current favorites off the top of my head (no particular topic category, but I mostly read non-fiction):

The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

This book is insightful on the process and powers that drove the country to “low fat.” I like the audiobook much better than reading the book since the book has very long and dense paragraphs. After listening to the audiobook, I have a re-affirmed love for traditional eating and fully enjoy my raw whole milk, butter, red meat, and eggs.

Gentle Measures and the Management and Training of the Young by Jacob Abbott  

This is a very old book with traditional, Biblical morals. However, instead of the standard punitive parenting (spanking, lording over etc.) sometimes I see in traditional circles who just take a few Proverbs out of context to guide their method, this book gives a mother insight on the inner workings of a child and helps her apply very successful discipline with gentleness, love, and wisdom. If you can get past the antiquated language, this is (in my opinion) the best child training book in print. You can get the PDF free online as it’s out of copyright or you can buy a reprint hardcopy off Amazon.

  Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua  

Amy has (or had? Haha, I think we see her change by the end of the book) a different view of parenting than I do. Very traditional Asian “overachiever” parent type. However, I was surprised that I LOVED this memoir—specifically, the audiobook read by the author. I could tell the mother pushed herself hard too and loved her husband and two girls, even though she is nothing like the standard American parent. Her daughters wrote some pieces online after the book was released and you can tell they still love their mother—they even helped write the book. Sometimes it’s good to see other parenting styles and realize that you can make some mistakes (which Amy acknowledges) and still have your kids turn out fine if over all, they see you love them and do not have a double standard.

Bonus:

Charlotte Mason book lists for older grades  

Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) helped reform English education by broadening the narrow “drill and kill” classroom approach. She was a huge proponent of “living books.” Lists like the following contain many old classics that make for great reading, even for adults. https://www.amblesideonline.org/curriculum.shtml Scroll down and you’ll see “Booklists by Year”

Edit: formatting and grammer

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[–] 14039084? [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow thank you for the detailed reply!

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was in the groove. Haha

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[–] OneOfTheBoys 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

  • The Art Of The Argument - Stefan Molyneaux
  • The Whole Brain Child - Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
  • Difficult Mothers - Terri Apter
  • Spotless [and other books by] - Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming
  • The Sleeper Awakes [or anything by] - H G Wells

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[–] TheBookWasBetter 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Got turned onto the Foxfire series from Voat and picked up the set. It is a great read so far. https://www.foxfire.org

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[–] 13921555? [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'll add one of my favorites: Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson. It's basically a textbook on how to keep house.

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[–] DefenderOfTruth 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I love this book too! It’s written so well and doesn’t feel text-book-y at all, even though it has a ton of info in it.

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[–] 14006529? [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Right! It's such a pleasure to read.

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