Books are one’s best friend and the early we inculcate this habit, the better it is for the child.
Reading, while pregnant not only increases the knowledge but also helps in making the bond between the mother and the baby stronger. It also triggers better concentration, and a good attention span, distressing the mother of her tensions, resulting in a smarter baby.
Here are a few good reads that we'd recommend. :
- Ask Me What's For Dinner One More Time: Inappropriate Thoughts on Motherhood by Meredith Masony - This is a sassy and hilarious essay collection from 'That's Inappropriate' It shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of life as a parent. It's the perfect light pregnancy read.
- Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou This is a memoir from Maya Angelou which explores her troubled relationship with her mother—and how she was able to rebuild it after her mother abandoned her at age three.
- Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time, by Brigid Schulte - You've probably heard many pieces of advice and comments and warnings of your life to come to post the delivery of the baby. Parenthood can be challenging and exhausting, but you don't have to feel like you've lost yourself while you're creating a life for someone else. Journalist Brigid Schulte lays out how our always-on culture can get the best of us and what you can do to take back some time for yourself.
- The Mindful Mother - This book can be your knowledgeable friend and help you understand what being a mom means. It covers all the joy and challenges of becoming a mother.
- Wings of Fire by APJ Abdul Kalam: This book will help you imbibe the quality like hard work, resilience, and grit in your child. It preaches to not get stressed or disheartened by failures and to keep on trying harder. This book will help you improve your EQ (Emotional Quotient).