Your Family, Your Library Podcast: Your Village (Episode 4)
These books address the layered, often overwhelming, nature of parenting. From relationships to work to childcare; it's all complicated and you're not alone!
2020 by Birdsong, MiaGet this item
A provocative, essential guide to showing up for each other and cultivating community, from activist, community organizer, and thought leader Mia Birdsong, whose viral TED talk has been viewed more than 1.8 million times.
2018 by Brooks, KimGet this item
One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America's culture of fear plays in parenthood.
2021 by Carpenter, ShannonGet this item
With pragmatic advice and a great sense of humor, this book is aimed at stay-at-home dads, an often overlooked group in the greater parenting conversation.
2022 by Conaboy, ChelseaGet this item
A groundbreaking exploration of the parental brain that untangles insidious myths from complicated realities, this book explodes the concept of "maternal instinct" and tells a new story about what it means to become a parent.
2021 by Cleare, AnitaGet this item
A compact, easy-to-follow book with practical, hands-on advice for time and stress management, as well as fostering positive relationships with your children.
2018 by Dell'Antonia, K. J.Get this item
A guide for overwhelmed parents on how to achieve greater happiness in everyday family life, drawing on the latest research to outline common missteps and practical solutions.
2022 by Grose, JessicaGet this item
In this timely and necessary book, New York Times opinion writer Jessica Grose dismantles 200 years of unrealistic parenting expectations and empowers today's mothers to make choices that actually serve themselves, their children, and their communities.
Joy Fixes for Weary Parents: 101 Quick, Research-based Ideas for Overcoming Stress and Building a Life You Love2017 by Leyba, ErinGet this item
This book draws from the latest research about child development, attachment, successful marriages, and mindfulness to create effective, doable solutions for balancing, simplifying, and communicating.
2019 by Lockman, DarcyGet this item
In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls on women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home?
Parenting with an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children2021 by Rumer, MashaGet this item
A candid portrait of the realities, challenges, and joys many contemporary immigrants confront while raising a new generation of Americans.
2014 by Senior, JenniferGet this item
This book, like a good friend, acknowledges the complexity and hardship of parenting while still holding space for the immeasurable joy of raising a new human.
2016 by Vanover, Sarah TaylorGet this item
A welcome guide for parents and caregivers preparing to send their children to daycare or preschool, this book takes some of the guesswork and stress out of this complex process.