Reading/Play Room

Okay, please don't think I'm selling out here, but I wanted to put together a list of books and toys that I have gotten from or otherwise enjoyed. I have been extremely pleased with the service I've received from Amazon, and highly recommend ordering from them. For me, it's a bit of an addiction right now :)

Family and Parenting:

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler: Every woman should own this book, the quintessential reference for contraception, conception, menopause, and fertility in general. If you have a uterus, you need this book! If you don't have a uterus, you may know someone who does and who could use this information... and you may find it fascinating yourself!
The Baby Book by William and Martha Sears: A fantastic reference for the first two years. I have used this constantly during Stephen's first months, and suspect it will come in handy for years to come. If you're interested in attachment parenting, this is the book to get.
Parenting the Fussy Baby and the High-Need Child by William and Martha Sears: I never thought I'd have a fussy baby... but Stephen surprised us all. This book helped me understand why he might be why he is, and gave practical suggestions for dealing with the moods.
The Birth Book by William and Martha Sears: A terrific reference for pregnant women and their partners. The focus is on natural childbirth, but is valuable even if you are planning on having drugs or a c-section.

News flash! I have some brand-new copies of The Birth Book, and will send them, postage included, for $10 each.


This is far below the retail price at or at any unused bookstore. See also my Sling page for a special offer! (The books are from Edward R. Hamilton and are in perfect condition.The Birth Book has an older cover, but is the same inside.)

Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors: (Clicking on the name returns a search result)

Great Toys:

These are toys I've gotten for Stephen and that we enjoy. I have reviews for some of them on Amazon. (Click on picutres for buying info)

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Circle rattle Girali "worm" Great teether Shape sorter


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Lively links (can't have enough of these!) The coolest rattler ever! Cloth grabby thingy Baby abacus  

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